The Long, Strange Trip of the Chemists Behind the Legendary LSD 'Orange Sunshine' - VICE
Everyone who has taken LSD remembers their first time. It's as pivotal as losing your virginity—the walls of the mind are broken open, Humpty Dumpty-style, and…
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Stan Lee: the Midwife of the Marvel Universe | The New Republic
“Stan Lee” was a fiction, a mask that eventually became a face. It was a pen name designed by a teenage boy, not to gain fame but to hide work thought would…
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The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album | The New Yorker
Fifty years later, “The White Album,” the Beatles’ masterpiece, is still good, still indelible, still as clean and pure as its sleeve, requiring no explanation…
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The Coming Asperity – Anomalous Engineering – Medium
chernobyl power Pylons / @thejaymo a definition and some speculation What happens when new / bright green environmentalism isn’t enough? If things continue…
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Alfonso Cuarón Digs Deep Into His Childhood for ‘Roma’ – Variety
More than a decade ago, shortly after wrapping his 2006 dystopian drama “Children of Men,” director Alfonso Cuarón seized upon the idea of making an…
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19 days ago
The Thrill of the Chase: Cinematographer Joe Anderson on Capturing Robert Redford’s Ride into the Sunset in The Old Man & the Gun | Filmmaker Magazine
Robert Redford in The Old Man and the Gun (Photo by Eric Zachanowich. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved) by in Cinematographers…
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19 days ago
Opinion | Eight Stories of Men’s Regret - The New York Times
Eight Stories of Men’s Regret OCT. 18, 2018 The Times asked men to share stories of past bad behavior toward women. Here are their accounts of intimidation,…
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27 days ago
Review: “The Old Man & the Gun” Is a Peak in Robert Redford’s Career | The New Yorker
Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in a scene from “The Old Man & the Gun,” directed by David Lowery. Photograph by Eric Zachanowich / Twentieth Century Fox Robert…
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The Key to Act Two
How do you top life rules ? With a life script, that’s how. Here’s an absolutely minimalist 2-step one. Guaranteed to work for 90% of humanity. Across all…
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5 weeks ago
Reviews - Reverse Shot
Running in Place by Adam Nayman NYFF 2018: Ash Is Purest White Dir Jia Zhangke, China, Cohen Media Group In his superb BFI monograph on Jia Zhangke’s first…
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Surprise success of Nicolas Cage movie 'Mandy' causes big shift in theater release strategy - Business Insider
An article at Business Insider by @JasonGuerrasio explains how MANDY has been having an unprecedented theatrical success & what it could mean for future…
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Ash Is Purest White | Film Review | Slant Magazine
Jia Zhang-ke has become the most important mainland Chinese filmmaker since Zhang Yimou at his peak in the early 1990s. That reputation has been built on the…
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Deborah Copaken: My Rapist Apologized - The Atlantic
A river view from Potomac, Maryland Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post / Getty On Friday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he has “no doubt…
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Opinion | The New Socialists - The New York Times
Credit Credit Sam's Myth Mr. Robin is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. Throughout most…
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Which Is Better, Rewards or Punishments? Neither - The New York Times
“I feel a sense of dread as bedtime rolls around. Here we go again.” A dad said this in our family therapy office one day, describing his son’s pre-bed antics.…
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The Psychedelic Renaissance: Trip Reports from Timothy Leary, Michael Pollan, and Tao Lin | The New Yorker
Three new books suggest that psychedelic drugs did not necessarily have the power to rewrite society, but, instead, brought on revelations concerning earthly…
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august 2018
The Trip Treatment | The New Yorker
Psilocybin may be useful in treating anxiety, addiction, and depression, and in studying the neurobiology of mystical experience. Illustration by Stephen Doyle…
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august 2018
That time in 1994 when Steve Jobs got to use a device like an iPhone - Cake
Chris MacAskill Part 1: It’s funny how some things that hardly seem significant in their day dramatically change our lives. Or, in Steve’s case, the world. For…
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august 2018
The Lingering Legacy of Psychedelia | The New Yorker
Onlookers watch a dancer at a Los Angeles “acid test,” in 1966. Under LSD’s influence, sound or light comes to feel euphoric, porous; clinical studies have…
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august 2018
The Aesthetics of Science Fiction. What does SciFi Look Like After Cyberpunk?
The first in a two-part series on the evolution of design in Science Fiction. The Lecture Centre of Brunel University London, designed by Richard Sheppard in…
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july 2018
“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets | Vanity Fair
Tim Berners-Lee, photographed in Amsterdam. Grooming by Patricia Van Heumen. Photograph by Olaf Blecker. “For people who want to make sure the Web serves…
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july 2018
Doctor Strange’s Creator Will Not See You Now
For a recluse, Steve Ditko is surprisingly easy to locate. You won’t see him in public: Despite being one of the most important figures in comics history, the…
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july 2018
Film Crit Hulk: The Beautiful, Ugly, & Possessive Hearts of Star Wars | Observer
John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Pictures THE TOWER I’ve never seen a popular conversation go as…
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july 2018
Why Tech Employees Are Rebelling Against Their Bosses | WIRED
Silicon Valley has a long and secretive history of building hardware and software for the military and law enforcement. In contrast, a recent wave of employee…
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july 2018
David Lynch: ‘You gotta be selfish. It's a terrible thing’ | Film | The Guardian
David Lynch: ‘I like to have some people around. If I was totally alone I think I’d get funny, and not in a humorous way.’Photograph: Dylan Coulter for the…
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june 2018
The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar - The New York Times
John Kidd. Credit Lalo de Almeida for The New York Times S ome 16 years ago, The Boston Globe published an article about a jobless man who haunted Marsh Plaza,…
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june 2018
Aardvark Zythum: RNN from 1000 cocktails
These recipes fell largely into three categories: "normal", "complicated" and "minimal". Some of them might actually work! e.g. Lins Fangry Site In addition to…
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june 2018
‘Westworld’ Recap Season 2 Episode 9: ‘Vanishing Point’
Photo: HBO In the penultimate episode of season two of Westworld , we have four main characters diving into the depths of their lonesome journeys, at once…
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june 2018
Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff
It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media. Visitors were still required to…
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june 2018
‘Westworld’ Season 2 Episode 8: ‘Kiksuya’
Photo: HBO Everyone has a story. For two seasons, the Native American characters of Westworld have largely sat about the edges of the park, striking an…
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june 2018
Airman with top-secret clearance, who disappeared in 1983, is discovered living in California - The Washington Post
Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. was formally declared a deserter by the Air Force Dec. 9, 1983. (U.S. Air Force) Before he mysteriously disappeared and landed…
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june 2018
Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon
Interview by Ben Tarnoff For months, Google employees have led a campaign demanding that the company terminate its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven,…
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june 2018
GitHub Is Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion Undo Button - Bloomberg
Oh, GitHub, we knew ye … pretty well, actually, over the past decade. At least programmers did. To us you’ve been comically unavoidable, from your “ Octocat ”…
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june 2018
‘Westworld’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 7
Photo: HBO You ever play pub trivia and they have a “tiered question” round? That’s when you have to several rounds to guess the correct answer and it starts…
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june 2018
Cannes Interview: Christopher Nolan - Film Comment
Though he’s still never been invited to present one of his own films at the festival, Christopher Nolan became the center of attention during the first weekend…
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may 2018
Westworld Recap Season 2 Episode 5: ‘Akane No Mai’
For four episodes now, I’ve gone on about both the strengths and faults of Westworld ’s left-brain storytelling methodology, and at the start of this episode,…
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may 2018
Jordan Peterson’s Tired Old Myths | The New Republic
Jordan Peterson is a student of mythology, so it’s not surprising that he presents his intellectual trajectory as a story of death and resurrection. As the…
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may 2018
Read It: Spike Lee and His Anti-Trump Speech at Cannes
Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival Last night at the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee unveiled his new film BlacKkKlansman , based on the…
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may 2018
Westworld Recap Season 2 Episode 4: The Riddle of the Sphinx
Photo: HBO “The Riddle of the Sphinx” is a perfect example of everything I both love and dislike about Westworld . On the negative side of the ledger, we have a…
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may 2018
Westworld Recap Season 2 Premiere: ‘Journey Into Night’
Photo: HBO Westworld season two was always going to be a tricky prospect. Everything about the first season was engineered for its thrilling finale , from to…
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april 2018
Malcolm Harris on Glitch Capitalism and AI Logic
Of all the buzzy 21st-century tech phrases, “machine learning” threatens to be the most important. Programming computers is slow, but we’re nearing the point…
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april 2018
NXIVM: What We Know About Alleged Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor - Rolling Stone
Women who were part of the organization were allegedly also branded against their will. Credit: Ruth Fremson/Redux On Monday, Mexican authorities closed in on…
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april 2018
Secrets of NXIVM - Times Union
An overview of Keith Raniere and his unusual program NXIVM with some of the voices in the Times Union special report "Secrets of NXIVM." Yi-Ke Peng Media: Times…
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april 2018
Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded - The New York Times
Sarah Edmondson left Nxivm after being branded as part of a secret ritual. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times ALBANY — Last March, five women gathered in a home…
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april 2018
Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? - The Atlantic
It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me. Schmidt is the director of NASA ’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a…
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april 2018
Should We Speak to Little Boys as We Do Little Dogs? - The New York Times
James Yang After a long car trip we consider it natural for a puppy to “grumblebark,” run in circles, maybe even nip a bit. We don’t get mad at him for needing…
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april 2018
2 weeks before death, Hawking submitted a mind-melting paper on parallel universes
Stephen Hawking submitted the final version of his last scientific paper just two weeks before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a…
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march 2018
The case against Facebook - Vox
Harvard is also bad. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Facebook is enmeshed in another controversy, this time over accusations by the firm Cambridge Analytica that they…
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march 2018
Capture Everything: Lytro Cinema and the Filmmaking Process — Prolost
When I wrote about the Light L16 camera, we had some fun thinking about a world where one small camera could become just about any camera you could imagine,…
march 2018
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Why I'm Writing 'Captain America' - The Atlantic
Two years ago I began taking up the childhood dream of writing comics. To say it is more difficult than it looks is to commit oneself to criminal…
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march 2018
How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions - The New York Times
Advertisement Politics (After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest .)…
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