A little over a year ago, in February 2013, a meteor traveling at 19 miles per second above Chelyabinsk in the Russian Urals exploded in the morning sky, recorded by countless dashcams, with the resulting shock wave shattering windows hundreds of miles away. Show More Summary
By Judith Gayle | Political Waves “I have a vision of a new America. I see an America that has turned her back on scandal and corruption and official cynicism … I see a government... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves Daily Astrology Blog for full links, other content, and more!
NEW YORK — With Joel Embiid sitting courtside on Friday night at the Barclays Center, the next wave of big men about to invade college basketball were the talk of the Jordan Brand Classic. It has been a long time since the bigs have dominated this game. Show More Summary
There's been a wave of fiction about an insomnia epidemic, as if some collective anxiety is bubbling up. Most recently, Kenneth Calhoun's Black Moon freaked us out. But Karen Russell's new novella "Sleep Donation" is still something pretty unique: a look at people in the nonprofit sector, struggling with insoluble ethics. Read more...
Gabe: I’ve been playing a few hours of Hearthstone every day of my vacation. During the day while the kids are playing in the sand or after they go to bed while I’m out on the porch. The soothing sound of the ocean waves is the only thing that has kept me from snapping the iPad in half and tossing it into the water. Show More Summary
Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull apparently isn't afraid of heights. As the Bulls prepare to take on the Washington Wizards in the playoffs, Benny the Bull helped record a video that will be played during games of him waving a flag...Show More Summary
The unrelenting wave of mobile self-portraiture is here in the form of a website dedicated to the praxis of selfie-ism. Go there and you, too, can experience the humanity of selfies, streaming faster than lolcats on caturdays. Created...Show More Summary
Fight the power Prison Inmates In Alabama Threaten To Go On Strike Over Poor Living Conditions Via Salon Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a
We got a brief look at the new Tribute Games joint, Curses 'N Chaos, at PAX East. It's a pared-down, arcade-like action game about two players cooperating to clear waves of foes before the timer hits zero. Super simple, but super fun all the same. Show More Summary
It's like the Crash Mansion nightclub and its parking lot were never on this lot at the corner of Olympic and Grand. This photo sent in by a tipster shows nearly everything cleared (it looks like the bulldozer's got...
As you may know, Barbour has been an in-house favorite for a while now, and for good reason. Although the classic British outerwear label is steadily riding the “heritage” wave, they do so with integrity and a colorful history to… Behind the Scenes at Barbour’s South Fields Factory is a post by Thomas Welch on Selectism.
Charles Krauthammer writes today that he used to think there was a simple and elegant solution to the fight over campaign finance reform: "For a long time, a simple finesse offered a rather elegant solution: no limits on giving — but with full disclosure." But now he's changed his mind: This used to be my position. Show More Summary
It has now been revealed that the combined fortune of Charles and David Koch exceeds an extraordinary $100 billion (Bill Gates has a mere $79 billion), some portion of which they’re putting into a new wave of campaign ads against incumbent Democratic senators. You know who the Koch brothers are, of course, because Democrats have […]
A whole bunch of '80s new wave acts (or members of them) will be puttin' on the hits this summer via the Retro Futura Tour. Thompson Twins singer Tom Bailey and Howard Jones headline this package tour that also...
The articles below are captured in one day of Google Alert for "opt out." The movement to end a century of miseducative, classist, and racist tests will not be denied. Town Hall NY Schools Struggle Where to Put Students Who Opt Out of...Show More Summary
If you're keen on bitching to your new roommate how much cooler the corner bodega was before they started selling Crest Whitestrip loosies, we recommend becoming better acquainted with primary resources on New York's Recent Past. You...Show More Summary
Feminism, specifically second wave feminism, exists because of a previous abundance of cheap energy. Here's what happens when prices go up.
Veritasium host Derek Muller gets a good look at the Pyro Board created by YouTube channel Fysikshow. Pyro Board is essentially a 2D version of a Rubens’ tube, a physics demonstration of standing waves using flammable gas. The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes [...]
Lindsay Lohan's alleged handwritten list of everyone she's ever had sex with made huge waves in the gossip press—In Touch alone milked it for 5 stories, dragging out the revelation of a few famous names—and that's probably exactly how Lindsay wanted it. She's now using the story to tease the season finale of Lindsay. Read more...
Tell Whitney about your favorite New Wave song, and you may score a copy.