The answer is yes! But it didn't matter in the end as the whole project was canned and reworked from scratch. So now you know.
If this story doesn't enrage you, nothing will.
A new boutique experimental label from the dudes in Dead Neanderthals.
An insanely good show that still holds up today, nearly 20 years after it first aired [c/o Boing Boing].
He's a very approachable and accommodating fellow, with a lot of stories to tell.
From free jazz to no wave to extreme metal, this dude's got his fingers in all the pies.
"A treatise on fungibility, or, a framework for understanding the mess the news industry is in and the opportunities that lie ahead." Emphasising quality is the most important thing to take away from this, I think; there is certainly a tendency among traditional media outlets to assume their content has merit simply because it's theirs.
"To learn to make things, you have to Make your own Things. You have to travel a complete path. It doesn’t just make the end more rewarding: it makes the whole journey more rewarding. I wonder if that’s why a lot of Arduinos are in desk drawers, an LED wedged into pin 13: the platform is exciting and interesting, but there was never an itch. When that itch arises, take that board out of the drawer and scratch it. It is difficult, but it is within your abilities, and you will learn a lot. I did." Thanks for the pep talk, Tom.
Colm Tobin remembers The End, one of the two best things Irish TV ever produced (the other being Blizzard of Odd).
You might remember the Cornerhost debacle from a few months ago. A panicked thread on a mailing list for the host’s customers (myself included) led to a tweet from me that led to a post on Gizmodo that blew the whole thing up for a couple of days.
The controversy prompted Michal Wallace, the owner, to resurface with a blog post allaying fears among Cornerhost’s site owners that the servers were going down. Then he disappeared again, but at least my website was safe, and I could FTP in, and downtime hasn’t been an issue.
Well that was a few months ago, and now Michal has finally posted again on the Cornerhost status blog, announcing his return to the company and attempting to explain things from his side.
I hated the movie, but I started New Avengers Vol 1 and I'm really digging it (The Avengers Vol 3 less so, as the art is a bit wonky and the stories overstuffed).
...and it's up to fans of said style to find artists that could change your opinion.
Need to get my hands on that book.
This is some serious Baudrillard-level shit Brooker's messing with here.
E-book readers like the Kindle are making the genre viable once more. And a good thing too.
To equate sexism and/or misogyny with Islam is to ignore that it happens everywhere else in the world, at every stage of development, in every culture and belief system. And the excuses for it are so easily transferable.
This looks as beautiful as it does useful.
American exceptionalism is the big one. It's just so, well, selfish. The rest of us like ourselves and our countries just fine without needing to fee we're the best in the world, y'know. And from the other side: What are the most unexpected/shocking/baffling things people encounter when visiting the USA for the first time?
The new 7″ from Cian Nugent, Grass Above My Head b/w My War Blues, gets my seal of approval on Thumped, where I also reviewed the Dicks reissues on Alternative Tentacles. Not much in common between them (except for the Black Flag references).