"Modernist Cuisine," the six-volume, 2,438 page, 46 pound whopper of a culinary tome by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, snapped up top honors yesterday at the annual James Beard Foundation cookbook awards. The book is fantastic. $625 list price, but only $455 on Amazon today. Hey, that isn't so bad when you compare it to the cost of dinner for two at, say, El Bulli (RIP).
Designer Matt Stevens likes to render his favorite films as if they were old books: "Not a best of list, just movies I love. These illustrations are available in a self-published book for sale here. Individual prints can be purchased here." [via @doctorow] READ THE REST
Glenn Fleishman is a freelance journalist (and BB irregular) with much experience working remotely, under unusual constraints, and from home: an expert in all the things the rest of us were pitched into by the pandemic. Zoom is the killer app of the new virtual workplace, but using it is murder. I've sworn off it… READ THE REST
Ten years ago, Scientific American put together a list of their favorite apocalyptic plots from fiction and film. The grouped them by category, like astronomical catastrophes, war, geophysical disasters, machine-driven takeovers, and, of course, pandemics. Of course, this is far from a comprehensive list of the greatest tales of the end times. Check out their… READ THE REST
Admit it…there's really nothing too good for your dog, right? You pamper and coddle and let them get away with stuff that no human could ever get away with, including your own kids. Don't worry. We're not gonna rat you out. We do it too. In that spirit, here are 10 little treats to help… READ THE REST
Every week, great stuff comes flying past your eyeballs courtesy of the Boing Boing Store. And every week, there's just too darn much of it to keep track of before you start missing cool items. Items you'd probably wanna get if you hadn't…you know…missed it. That's a tragedy we can't abide. As a public service,… READ THE REST
Which part of working from home has already been chafing on your very last nerve? Many of us are going through it, so we know there's something. Maybe it's the constant interruption of family or roommates. Maybe it's not having access to all the resources you usually have back at the office. Or maybe it's… READ THE REST