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Meditating Mind Machines

As technology races ahead and we come ever closer to an era where virtual reality devices become a commonplace, it is worth noting that there already exists a whole range of technology designed to encourage altered states of consciousness – the “mind machines” or audio-visual stimulation (AVS) devices. These are doubtless going to become far […]

Japan Needs Apartheid, Says Influential Conservative Author

Noted Japanese author and conservative political activist Ayako Sono advocated in a newspaper column that immigrants to Japan be separated by race and forced to live in special zones.

Media Day Notes: Stewart-Haas Racing has a backup plan for Kurt Busch

Stewart-Haas Racing is prepared to be without Kurt Busch in the Daytona 500. That doesn't mean that Busch will miss the race. And right now, there are no indications he will. But with a decision still looming from the Delaware attorney...Show More Summary

Willie Wilson selling up-by-the-bootstraps story in Chicago mayor race

As his friends are quick to note, Willie Wilson hasn't let his seventh-grade education prevent him from becoming successful.

Number of the Day

[Content Note: Animal cruelty; death.]More than 900: The number of racing greyhound who have died on the track just since 2008, "according to what is billed as the first-ever national report on greyhound racing." The report also found...Show More Summary

Racing World Bids Farewell to a Pair of Fifties International Stars

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Manfredo Lippmann’s 1953 La Carrerra Panamericana Porsche 356 (in 1/43 scale). Image courtesy CK Model Cars. The racing community recently bid farewell to two of its own. Manfredo Lippmann, noted Guatemalan racer and collector, passed away last month, as did Robert Manzon, the last remaining living driver who participated in the inaugural Formula 1 world […]

ABC News’ Diane Sawyer Leading Charge To Land Bruce Jenner Interview

NBCU’s Symphony just hit a sour note: Diane Sawyer — current reigning Queen of The Big Get —  has taken the lead to land Bruce Jenner’s interview about his transition, which would mean ABC News had once again raced past rival NBC News. Show More Summary

Don't forget: Gawker is publishing less often to the front page.

Don't forget: Gawker is publishing less often to the front page. Read about the change here. Happening elsewhere: TKTK At the Times, Race Beat Exchanged for Bronx Courts | Defamer Tom DeLonge Pens Note to Fans: "I Follow the Light...I Follow Passion" | Newsfeed Jordan Agrees to Trade Terrorist to ISIS in Exchange for Captured Pilot Read more...

Dior Couture: Vinyl Boots and Plastic Raincoats

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

PARIS — Raf Simons took us back to the future yesterday at Dior, conjuring up the romance of the space race during the '60s and '70s (with a Bowie soundtrack to boot). In the show notes, he explained that he wanted to “express something that felt relevant for today, learnt... More »

Why Security May Be the Key Issue in the OpenStack Race

Recently, OStatic interviewed Boris Renski, who is the co-founder of OpenStack-focused company Mirantis. In the interview, Renski noted that much expected consolidation in the OpenStack race may have already happened. "The consolidation has already happened," he said. Show More Summary

"This Is A Race To The Bottom Where No Fiat Currency Wins"

Following another frustrating year in the previous metals markets, 2015 is showing signs that change is afoot. As Santiago Capital's Brent Johnson notes in this brief presentation, while being 'wrong' for the last 2 years on gold has...Show More Summary

Historic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM races to an impressive $9.6 million as records tumble at RM's Arizona sale

last monthArts : Artdaily

RM Auctions kick-started the 2015 collector car season on a strong note last week (January 15-16), generating $63,700,375 in total sales, with 90 percent of all lots sold at its 16th annual Arizona Biltmore sale. RM?s strongest Arizona...Show More Summary

Martin Luther King’s warnings on inequality were ahead of his time

What if Martin Luther King Jr. hadn't been killed? In the weeks before his death, Eugene Robinson notes, he was talking as much about class and the economy as about race: Now our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality. For we know that it isn't enough to integrate lunch counters. What does […]

Yes, the Oscars Have a Woman Problem. But the Best Actress Nominees Are a Promising Sign.

This year, as with pretty much every year in recent memory, the narrative of the Best Actress race has been mostly depressing. As my colleague Dan Kois has noted, only one of this year’s female nominees was in a film deemed worthy of...Show More Summary

Burch begins to fall from her perch

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has put his foot down on Minister for Racing and Gaming Joy Burch’s plan to scrap the twenty-dollar limit on poker machines, a move that would have allowed gamblers to use $50 notes. Ms Burch made the change on 22 December, the very day before Andrew Barr became the Leader of [...]

A Footnote to the Scalise Story and Liberal Double Standards

(Steven Hayward) As John notes below, the Steve Scalise “scandal” is collapsing faster than a Rolling Stone campus rape feature or the Chicago Cubs in a September pennant race, noting also the lack of symmetrical outrage over people like Obama sitting through Rev. Show More Summary

Lean sailors win

A note arrived from The High Velocity Edge's, Steve Spear:Here's the predicament: you show up at a sailing regatta, and when the other teams complain that they’ve never raced together, your team reflects that most have never even sailed. Show More Summary

Philadelphia Hosts World's Shortest Running Event

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Have you ever found yourself envious of all those races runners participate in, but are unwilling to actually run? Then Philadelphia (which, it should be noted, is the 14th-fattest city in the U.S.) has just the event for you. Read more...

Blax Press Circular History: When The "White Citizens Council" Rejected Violence And Denied Culpability In The Violent Actions Against "The Nigra" By People Who Were Not Members Of Their Organization

If You Model The ANTICS Of THE BIGOT - You Notice That They All Work The Same, Regardless Of Time, Race Or Issue Make Use Of "Inflammatory Rhetoric" As You Seek To MAXIMIZE THE SIZE OF YOUR CONGREGATION Make Note Of Their VICTIMHOODShow More Summary

57 percent of Americans think U.S. race relations are 'bad'

A new poll from NBC News and The Washington Post found that a majority of Americans think race relations in America are "bad." As NBC News notes, the poll marks "the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades." Four in ten Americans polled said they believed U.S. Show More Summary

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