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An Editorial Cartoonist Was Fired For His Anti-Trump Art, Here Are The Cartoons His Paper Refused To Publish

Award-winning editorial newspaper cartoonist Rob Rogers has been fired from the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i> due to “political differences” with his …

Donald Trump

Restoring the Traditional Order

Noam Chomsky<p>Excerpted from <i>What Uncle Sam Really Wants</i>, 1992<p>that it was going to be vital for the health of US corporations that the other Western …

The The: O2 Brixton Academy, London

<b>The The<br>O2 Brixton Academy, London<br>6 Jun 2018</b><b>After months of anticipation since The The announced their trio of 2018 Comeback Special concerts in</b> …

Meat Beat Manifesto - Edge Of No Control (Official Clip 1992)

Lights, Camera, Wolves, Action!! Part 1……

Once upon a time, in a University far, far away, a lone wolf biologist sat in her little research office writing about the social behaviour of the …

Filmmaking

Nitzer Ebb - Join in the chant - Live in Hamburg - DVD

Armageddon Dildos - East West

Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

SEOUL, South Korea — On May 5, 1818, in the southern German town of Trier, in the picturesque wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley, Karl Marx was born. At the time Trier was one-tenth the size it is today, with a population of around 12,000. According to one of Marx’s recent biographers, …

Karl Marx

Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works

As a linguist I dread the question, “what do you do?”, because when I answer “I’m a linguist” the inevitable follow-up question is: “How many …

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Airline pilot reveals the meanings of 23 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is often an inherently mysterious activity.<p>To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Patrick Smith gave some …

Airlines

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

Unraveling the Legend of Polybius, the Most Dangerous Video Game of the 1980s

For several decades, a creepy urban legend has circulated in the darker corners of online forums devoted to vintage video games. The tale goes that …

People in Japan are turning aluminum foil into shiny 'metal' balls — and it's undeniably satisfying to watch

People in Japan are turning aluminum foil rolls into shiny "metal" balls, and it's mesmerizing to watch.<p>According to Bored Panda, the DIY trend took off after Twitter user puchuco709 shared a photo of the project on March 1. The user, who makes silver accessories and Karakuri dolls, tweeted a …

Here’s all the horrifying data Facebook and Google have on you

Technical consultant and web developer Dylan Curran shared some alarming findings about how much information Facebook and Google store from their …

Who Does She Think She Is?

<i>Laurie Penny | Longreads | March 2018 | 23 minutes (5,933 words)</i> Another day at the <i>Telegraph</i> and another attack on Laurie Penny.<br>— Nick Cohen, <i>The</i> …

Feminism

Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you

Natasha Mumbi Nkonde tells me she’s “haunted” by what she sounded like as a child. Nkonde, who was born in Zambia in 1984 and moved to the UK when she was six, remembers speaking two different languages—Bemba and Nyanja. Naturally, she was forced to switch to English once she migrated to Britain. …

Language

DIY stereo electret mics with Primo EM-172 capsules

When I attended the meeting of the Nature Sounds Society in June 2014, I was able to see first-hand some of the exciting and effective stereo mic …

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle.<p>By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking to him on a daily basis for hours at a time. On the phone, he was clever, funny, …

Cambridge Analytica

The unstoppable influence of EBM

"We reconnected the dots between techno and EBM, post-punk and industrial, which are the roots of techno anyway," Payne explains. "Over the last …

Post Punk

A new series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy begins tonight. Please don't screw it up

Life, the universe and everything.<p>I honestly can't remember a time before I knew <i>The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy</i>. There logically must have been …

United Kingdom

This Compilation of Synth Music Is Chilling, Dystopian, and Cool as Hell

'Holodeck Vision One' brings together Texas' best—including Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of 'Stranger Things' fame—together with a community of similarly electronics torturers from across the globe.<p>Texas isn’t the most likely exporter of dark electronic music, but since 2012 the team at …

Brutalist but Beautiful: 12 Spacey Sci-Fi Soviet Structures

[ By Steph in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]The single most divisive architectural movement, Brutalism is harsh, jagged and geometric, calling to …

Take A Closer Look At Caterina Barbieri's Eurorack Live Setup

Synthesizers

How to Record Thunder and Rain

Location is the single most important choice you can make as a field recordist beyond equipment choice, which we’ll get to in a moment. You’ll …

Weather

How to Record Winds

John Muir recorded wind using the available technology --pen and paper. <br>In this sound recording he captures a winter storm in the Sierra Nevada …

Music Production

Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.<p>Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.<p>It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce …

Africa