The Book of Miracles (also known as the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs) is a compendium of beautiful 16th-century illustrations of cosmic anxiety and apocalyptic surrealism. The new edition from Taschen, edited by Till-Holger Borchert and Joshua P Waterman, is a perfect introduction to the Renaissance obsession with signs, portents and the damned weird. (more…)
Periodic Stats is a dead-easy web-based Periodic Table to click around, showing all the stats and the history of each element. The only thing missing are illustrations of each one! [via Reddit]
Love to see good people get rewarded.
Decisions, decisions. Sometimes we torture ourselves with all the pros and cons and the fear of choosing unwisely. Often one option is just as good a the other, which makes deciding all that much more difficult. The secret is to make the jump and don't look back. Show More Summary
When showing off at a bar goes wrong.
Well, that's one way to try and get ransom money. A hacker that calls themselves (no joke) The Dark Lord has stolen the upcoming fifth season of the Netflix drama Orange Is the New Black and is threatening leaking it online ahead of its premiere for money.
Revivals are a mixed bag. Sure, they provide a chance for us to reconnect with stories, characters, and actors we love. There's also a chance (coughGilmore Girlscough) that the revisit will force us to realize that time hasn't been kind to the thing we love. Show More Summary
You know you’re a crazy cat lady if…you choose a beauty mask that looks like a realistic cat face, which means wearing it makes a you look like a literal cat-person. Bonus crazy points if you seek out a mask that resembles on of your own cats. Show More Summary
He was found Friday, according to reports.
The website needs to "to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency
In addition to its many other failures, it looks like Fyre Fest is also an unintentional copycat. According to some Friday tweets from Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island, the two are combining comedic forces for a film about a "music festival...Show More Summary
Álex de la Iglesia’s latest is a one-setting social experiment. Read more...
The Neural Parametric Singing Synthesizer is a voice synth with a difference: it soars! It's perfectly uncanny; any better and you'd not even suspect it might be a robot, any worse and it would just sound bad. Previously: I feel fantastic.
Reports that the Academy Award-winning actor was killed in a drive-by shooting in New York are fake news.
I love Alex Schaefer impasto works depicting branches of Chase bank going up in flames in daytime. They were from a series by him called "Disaster Capitalism," and apparently the banks (and cops) would pretend he was planning acts of arson to try and make him stop painting. Show More Summary
Rancher Adrienne Ivey noticed her 150 heifers were all bunched together, and headed over to find them being herded by a "furry little beaver." “It wasn’t until we got to the very front of the herd, that we could see what all the commotion...Show More Summary
I don't play a lot of games, but my friend Craig loaned me his BioShock discs for Mac couple of years ago and I enjoyed it. The super creepy dystopian universe is a critique of Ayn Rand's simplistic political and economic ideas based...Show More Summary