Emad Akhtar

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How Dan Harmon Drives Himself Crazy Making Community

Author: Brian Raftery. Brian Raftery Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 09.22.11.<p>Time of Publication: 12:30 am. 12:30 am<p><b>The circles are everywhere</b>, if you …

Bob Dylan: The Poet’s Poet

Memory is a beautiful thing — as I get older I learn to cherish it. It seems so beautiful or ugly that it is often more than real. Sometimes the …

20 Seasons In, Matt Stone and Trey Parker Reveal the Secret to Keeping South Park Cool

As South Park moves toward its third decade, Vanity Fair talked with the show’s creators about how the series has evolved, last season’s Donald Trump episode, and what they really think of P.C. culture.<p>On <i>South Park,</i> nothing is off limits. Foul language, gleefully rendered scatological humor, biting …

An Establishment Conservative's Guide To The Alt-Right

A specter is haunting the dinner parties, fundraisers and think-tanks of the Establishment: the specter of the “alternative right.” Young, creative …

Alt-Right

Dylan: A Riddle Wrapped in a Musician

At 66, Bob Dylan may still be the most influential musician of his time -- an enduring cultural icon and lyricist who provided the soundtrack for a …

On Bob Dylan’s Literary Influences

We might say that the subject of “Like a Rolling Stone” is words themselves, the language used by this Bone-ay-part in rags. Dylan arrived in New …

5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions

How many of you are old enough to remember "We Didn't Start The Fire," that shit-awful Billy Joel song in which he unconvincingly insists over and …

The real problem

It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be<i>By Anil K Seth</i>Read at Aeon

The Democratic Party establishment is finished after Trump.

The Democrats will now control next to nothing above the municipal level. Donald Trump will be president. We are going to be unpacking this night for …

Government

Donald Trump is moving to the White House, and liberals put him there | Thomas Frank

Hillary Clinton was exactly the wrong candidate: a technocrat who offered fine-tuning when the country wanted to take a sledgehammer to the machine<p><b>Donald Trump heads to the White House – live updates</b><br>• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>A month ago I tried to write a column proposing …

Hillary Clinton

How the Supreme Court will change under President Trump

THERE are two ways to think about the future of the Supreme Court in the wake of last night’s stunning upset in the presidential race: taking Donald …

Political Science

Conscious exotica

From algorithms to aliens, could humans ever understand minds that are radically unlike our own?<i>By Murray Shanahan</i>Read at Aeon

Where traditional DNA testing fails, algorithms take over

Powerful software is solving more crimes and raising new questions about due process<p><i>This originally appeared on ProPublica.</i><p>Late on a hot August night in 2014, Syracuse, New York, police tried to pull over a car driving without headlights. The driver and passenger fled into a darkened park. As the …

Dan Harmon walks us through Community’s second season (part 1 of 4)

In its second season, <i>Community</i> tried so many different things that it sometimes seemed like a different show every week. In 24 episodes that aired …

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right

Across the continent, rightwing populist parties have seized control of the political conversation. How have they done it? By stealing the language, causes and voters of the traditional left<p>• Help fund our journalism by becoming a Guardian Supporter.<p>In April 2002, Jean-Marie Le Pen stunned all of …

Europe

Into the Storm: The True Story of a Harrowing Ocean Rescue

One terrible night in 2015, two giant ships sailed into a hurricane—a new breed of superstorm that, thanks to climate change, had defied all expectations and would soon cause the deadliest American maritime disaster in decades. The only hope for those aboard? A young Coast Guard helicopter squad …

Sailing

What the science says about every popular diet

Luckily, scientists have found that most reasonable diets can help you lose weight, compared to not following a diet at all. Overall, studies have shown that diets rich in plants and low in processed foods are the best for weight loss.<p>But many popular diets aren't based on sound scientific …

Mosul Calling: The rebel radio station that Isis cannot silence

Defiant Alghad Radio connects the people trapped inside Mosul with the outside world.<p>The Islamic State's (Isis) attempts to isolate Mosul from the …

Elon Musk provides more details about how first Mars colonists will live

During a reddit AMA , the tech mogul fielded questions about colonizing Mars.<p>When he delivered his Mars colonization presentation at the …

White riot - Vox

How racism and immigration gave us Trump, Brexit, and a whole new kind of politics<p>Today, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. But the story of how he managed to become the most powerful man in the world — why Americans were drawn to someone with authoritarian tendencies …

Political Science

It’s not all lightbulbs

If we abandon the cult of the Great White Innovator, we will understand the history of technology in a much deeper way<i>By W Patrick McCray</i>Read at Aeon

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

Psychology

A NASA Scientist Told Us Why People Love Bass So Much

Robert Alexander talks us through what low frequency does to us physically and psychologically.<p>I'd never been to Las Vegas before, so I wasn't sure how often you got to meet former NASA scientists by the swimming pool of a swanky hotel. Is that what people do in Vegas? Gamble, drink, and let a very …

Swimming Pools

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Skin Deep meets Riz Ahmed | Skin Deep | Race + Culture

<i>Skin Deep: Do you have fond memories of growing up in Wembley?</i><p>Riz Ahmed: Wembley kind of went through a lot of transitions in the time that I lived …

Police Want Your Help Identifying the People in This Serial Killer's Secret Collection of Photos

On July 26, 1979, homicide detectives from Huntington Beach, California, discovered a treasure trove of nightmares.<p>Searching the Seattle storage …