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San Diego! I'm coming to town tonight with my new book Radicalized! (next: NYC, Toronto, Chicago...)

Thanks to the folks who came to last night's LA launch for Radicalized, my latest book of science fiction for adults; I'm about to hop a train to San Diego for an event tonight at Mysterious Galaxy at

The Forbes Pigment Collection

How do you know for sure if your carefully-recreated 18th-century paint would fool pass muster as art dealers a legitimate recreation long enough to get away with it? of the authentic originals? Tom
Sloth very clear on importance of chewing food slowly

Sloth very clear on importance of chewing food slowly

“Tell tha chef it's excellent.” Definitely thought this was just a looped clip, but hold on. Nope. This slow eating sloth is very serious about eating slowly. Tell tha chef it's excellent [via]
This 'Belle' cosplay is some pretty impressive Disney princess-ness

This 'Belle' cosplay is some pretty impressive Disney princess-ness

Seriously impressive Disney Princess fabulousness from cosplayer thesarcasticginger, who totally pulls off this Belle. Amazing! Also some adorable photos of her cat friend, fidget. Here's the
God of Hammers cosplay with LED eyes (don't try this!)

God of Hammers cosplay with LED eyes (don't try this!)

If you were at the Emerald City Comic-Con this weekend in Seattle, you may have seen this amazing cosplay in person. Lucky you. Holy crap, this is some serious dedication or bonkers-ness. Maybe

Los Angeles! I'm launching my new book Radicalized with Lexi Alexander tonight (next: San Diego, NYC, Toronto...)

Tonight is the launch for my latest book of science fiction for adults, Radicalized: I'll be at the Barnes and Novel at The Grove in Los Angeles, in conversation with

Believing in "meritocracy" makes you act like a dick

The term "meritocracy" was popularized in the UK sociologist Michael Young's 1958 novel, "The Rise of the Meritocracy," in which aristocrats insist that they are the natural rulers of their society

Drunken gentleman on a high-speed train threatens the engineer with a fire extinguisher for speeding

A sloshed gentleman thought the high-speed train he was traveling on was moving too fast and became aggressive, grabbing a fire extinguisher and smashing a window in hopes of saving the day.

What's wrong with blaming "information" for political chaos

David Perell's 13,000 word essay, "What the Hell is Going On?" presents a reassuring -- and contrarian -- view on how our current dysfunction in politics, media, and business has come to pass, drawing

LA Magazine wrote an entire article on how cool Souplantation is

I do remember eating at Souplantation when I lived in LA. Buffets were soul-less and scary unless they were at an Indian food restaurant where they became pretty hilarious. All you can eat and drink

Good deal on USB C portable charger that can charge a MacBook and a Switch

I got one of these RAVPower portable chargers for my nephew a couple of years ago, and he told me it was great to use with his Nintendo Switch, because he could play the Switch with the charger

John Oliver looks at public shaming on the internet

John Oliver shows how innocent people's lives can be destroyed by unwarranted public shaming. As an example, he gives the example of the woman who "sued her nephew" for injuring her by hugging her too
SGeek goes nuts for Audeze Mobius headphones

SGeek goes nuts for Audeze Mobius headphones

I recently received a pair of Audeze Mobius to review and I have to agree with Lisabel's "HOLY SHIT!" I am too new with these cans to give them a thorough review but my initial impression is that

NYT reviews Citizen, a live map of crimes in your city

After reading this NY Times review of Citizen, which seems to be a Next Door on steroids, I downloaded the app to see what's happening in the part of LA I live in: FLAMING TRASH TRUCK ROLLED DOWN

Facebook's year-old "improvements" to the newsfeed have elevated enraging Fox News posts to the service's dominant form

A year ago, smarting over public criticism of its role in promoting division and stoking racism, Facebook announced a major shift in its newsfeed algorithm which would downrank posts from media

Humans have a sixth sense for Earth's magnetic field

A new study suggests that humans can subconsciously sense Earth's magnetic field. While this capability, called magnetoreception, is well known in birds and fish, there is now evidence that our brains

Imaginary dream computer from 1984

The funny folks at Squirrel Monkey made a fantasy promotional video for a computer that never existed, called the DC 640. It had a number of cutting edge features, including a built-in LED alarm
Truck-eating bridge claims a new victim

Truck-eating bridge claims a new victim

On March 13, the driver of a Ryder truck missed multiple warnings signs and ran into infamous "can-opener" bridge in Durham, NC. People have been offering solutions for this problematic bridge for
For sale: home that inspired Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

For sale: home that inspired Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

Ponden Hall, a nine bedroom house in Stanbury, West Yorkshire, England, is considered to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and sister Anne's Wildfell Hall. The Brontës spent a

Unvaccinated high school student is suing the health department for banning him from school during a chicken pox outbreak

An 18-year-old high school senior is suing the Northern Kentucky Health Department for banning him from school and sports during a chicken pox outbreak. He refuses to get vaccinated because of his