Design Canada Documentary
A documentary film that follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society, through the lens of graphic design.
canada  design  movies 
4 hours ago
The Russian Generals’ Funeral March (Statistics and Infographics 2.0)
One knows about the Russian generals who die pretty often and it is not always a death by natural causes. Here the InformNapalm volunteers try to create the most complete list of strange deaths and not-so-strange ones of the Russian generals and admirals so often happened in a contemporary history of the Russian Federation. Their death particulars have remains unclear in many cases and all secrets are buried. Our readers are welcome to define the cause of each death: a murder, a suicide or a natural cause. We have also prepared this death infographics during the ruling of two Presidents (Yeltsin and Putin).
history  politics 
10 hours ago
How Inheritances Sustain the Black-White Wealth Gap - The Atlantic
White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents' Money

Higher education alone can't bridge the wealth gap that separates black Americans from their white peers.
economics  race 
UNCHARTED - Live Action Fan Film (2018) Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake in this live action Uncharted short film by Director Allan Ungar.
Based on the video game series by Naughty Dog.
game  movies  video 
Giant shirtless Jeff Goldblum statue erected for Jurassic Park anniversary
The huge shirtless statue is even more impressive in person.
movies  weird 
3 days ago
Trump Sides With Putin - The Daily
Standing next to President Vladimir V. Putin at the close of their summit meeting, President Trump challenged the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies: that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. “They think it’s Russia,” Mr. Trump said. “I don’t see any reason why it would be.” Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, a New York Times correspondent who reported on the meeting from Helsinki, Finland. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
politics  history 
5 days ago
Which Has The Bigger Economy: Texas Or Russia?
You’ve no doubt heard that everything’s bigger in Texas. That’s more than just a trite expression, and I’m not just saying that because Texas is home to U.S. Global Investors. Want to know how big Texas really is? Let’s compare its economy with that of Russia, the world’s largest country by area.
5 days ago
A House of Bees
What's to be done when your house is not a home but a hive?
Andy Aaron
animals  video 
6 days ago
Why Believing Putin Will Be Hard This Time - The Daily
President Trump has said in the past that he believes President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia “means it” when he denies Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers, handed down three days before the two leaders were scheduled to meet, tells a different story. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The New York Times in Washington, explains the indictment and how it may figure in the meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin. For more informatio…
6 days ago
Gokurōsama | The Kid Should See This
It’s morning time and the Japanese supermall is preparing to open for business. Two women in a food shop are getting ready, too, until the older woman’s back goes out. How will her young assistant help her visit the chiropractor who’s located on an upper floor? What sounds like a relatively simple task becomes a series of lighthearted challenges for everyone.

Gokurōsama (ご 苦 労 様) is a 2016 graduation movie from students at MOPA/Supinfocom, Arles’ school of CG animation: Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, and Romain Salvini, with music by Matthieu Dulong.
animation  video  funny 
7 days ago
Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees - The New York Times
A draft report by the Department of Health and Human Services contradicts a central argument made by advocates of deep cuts in refugees.
immigration  politics 
8 days ago
Dezeen Hot List Archive | Dezeen
Dezeen Hot List reveals the architects and designers our audience most wanted to read about this year
architecture  design 
8 days ago
Russia investigation: 12 Russian nationals indicted for 2016 hacking
The 12 defendants, all Russian intelligence officers "engaged in a sustained effort to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the DNC and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, special counsel Robert Mueller alleged in his indictment.
politics  law 
9 days ago
Probe found Fla. police chief told officers to pin unsolved crimes on random black people: report
The police chief in a small Florida town is accused of encouraging his officers to pin unsolved crimes on random, nearby black people so the department would have a better arrest record, the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
race  law 
9 days ago
A World Tour of Fake Places That Fool the Eye
Gregor Sailer traveled the globe photographing Potemkin villages, architectural landscapes that are clones, impostors or frauds.
cities  architecture 
9 days ago
Capturing Sound for Reality TV Shows ‘Amazing Race,’ ‘Deadliest Catch’ – Variety
Capturing sound for reality TV shows like "The Amazing Race" and "Deadliest Catch" is unforgiving, according to audio pros.


“Amazing Race” centers on 11 teams; in reality each two-person team consists of four people traveling as a unit: the two contestants plus a camera person and a sound person assigned to each pair. Every contestant wears a wireless microphone, and the sound person also carries a boom mike. The below-the-line duo run with the contestants, relying on the equipment on their backs, with no access to backup gear.
10 days ago
GoPro Awards: Epic Cloud Cave Wingsuit in Fusion Overcapture
Wingsuit Pilot Luke Rogers and fellow wingsuiter Chris Byrnes dive into an epic cloud cave on their jump with Skydive Ramblers in Toogoolawah, Australia. Captured with a 360º view on a GoPro Fusion
crazy  video 
10 days ago
Trism's rags-to-riches developer details new game and his missing half decade - Polygon
The iPhone's first gaming mega hit is getting a sequel, but perhaps more interesting is what the man behind Trism and now Trism 2 has been doing for the last four-and-a-half years.
"It was at a party I was invited to back in 2010," he wrote. "Everyone there was either a multimillionaire entrepreneur or a social climber. The people with money were the centerpieces of the party, having their egos stroked repeatedly. I could tell by the way the climbers were talking to me that I was being groomed for this kind of social life. The only things they wanted to talk about were Trism and my next venture. Whenever I would try to talk about anything else, like my charity work, their eyes would glass over. I had been seeking this kind of success for years, but after partying like this for a year, I found it to be incredibly empty. It was a long process to pull myself out of that, but I eventually found purpose in creating a new game, away from all the attention and hype. I might not ever again lead as glamorous a life as that, but I feel I have had quite enough popularity for one lifetime."
12 days ago
S1 Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French - Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
[Contains mature themes] A husband and wife met while deeply committed to the evangelical faith and didn’t kiss until their wedding day; for her, that kiss felt like “kissing her brother.” Esther gets creative in an effort to help them create a new sexual relationship.
13 days ago
The Hidden Cost of Touchscreens – Amber Case – Medium
In 2012 I tried out a brand new luxury vehicle at a automotive conference. It was a minimalist European model, and nothing seemed out of place — until I tried to use the in-car entertainment system…
hci  design 
13 days ago
S1 Ep. 2: Motherless Women - Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
[Contains mature themes] A couple with two small children are at physical and emotional odds in their relationship. One has given herself over entirely to the children, while the other struggles to find her place within the family dynamic. Esther helps them reframe each of their roles in terms of what they uniquely contribute.
14 days ago
This Is The Coolest, Most Impossible Skateboard Trick We've Ever Seen
​We've watched this trick from skater Jackson Pilz 30 times and we still have no idea how he pulled it off.
sports  video 
15 days ago
How the Opioid Crisis Started - The Daily
Prosecutors, seeking to hold someone accountable for the opioid epidemic, have been targeting doctors, dealers and users themselves. But those who made billions of dollars from sales of OxyContin, a painkiller at the center of the crisis, have gone largely unpunished. Guest: Barry Meier, the author of “Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic,” who has reported on Purdue Pharma and the opioid crisis for The New York Times. For more information on today’s epis…
drugs  history 
16 days ago
Stanley Kubrick Explains The '2001: A Space Odyssey' Ending in Rediscovered Interview
In a rare, rediscovered interview from 1980, director Stanley Kubrick explains the 2001 A Space Odyssey ending. Hear the director lay out what happens in his own words.
movies  history 
16 days ago
Neymar and the Art of the Dive - The New York Times
Acting coaches evaluating the theatrical performances of players at the World Cup are finding their thespian tastes offended.

16 days ago
Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters - ProtonMail Blog
Gmail faced a storm of criticism this week over its practice of sharing users’ emails with third-party developers. But Gmail’s failures run much deeper than that: The entire business model is incompatible with a free society. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article highlighting privacy concerns related to Gmail’s use of third-party apps. When users …
17 days ago
Jar Jar Binks Actor Says He Contemplated Suicide After Star Wars Backlash
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace actor Ahmed Best tweeted about the media backlash to his character Jar Jar Binks, which he says made him contemplate suicide.
movies  history 
17 days ago
Basketball Empathy
LeBron and Lance Stephenson in love
sports  funny 
18 days ago
Don’t Hate Her. She’s Just the (Subway) Messenger. - The New York Times
Haley Dragoo writes alerts that will appear on MYmta, which promises real-time information — even when problems cause headaches for passengers.
19 days ago
Netflix Is No. 1 TV Viewing Choice, Ahead of Broadcast, Cable, YouTube – Variety
Netflix has established a substantial foothold in the American living room — especially among millennials.

The subscription-video service is now the most popular platform for watching entertainment on TV, ahead of traditional cable and broadcast television networks as well as YouTube and Hulu, according to a recent survey of U.S. consumers by Wall Street firm Cowen & Co.
tv  business 
19 days ago
Tessa Thompson On Creed, Thor, Race, Sexuality & Janelle Monae | PORTER
Westworld star Tessa Thompson is one of Hollywood’s most exciting actresses, both on- and off-screen. In this season’s structural pieces, Tessa Thompson, tar of Thor, shares her thoughts on race, sexuality and opens up about Janelle Monae to Porter Edit

“Seeing black people in narratives of magical realism is something I’ve really been longing for. I grew up … inspired by films like Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, but it always felt like they were unavailable to someone like me.”
race  gender  movies 
20 days ago
How to Negotiate for a Better Salary When You’re Switching Careers
You have probably accepted at least a few job offers by this point in your career, but how often have you negotiated for a higher salary before taking the job? If your answer is “not often” or…
21 days ago
Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up – TechCrunch
Earlier this week I took a ride in one of the vans as it ran a sample route to gather the kind of data that would go into building the new maps. Here’s what’s inside.
maps  privacy 
22 days ago
How Apple can fix 3D Touch – Eliz Kılıç – Medium
3D Touch is broken! People don't know which buttons have 3D Touch. We need a way to visually differentiate buttons that can be 3D Touched. This is an attempt for that.
23 days ago
Pixar’s Sexism Under John Lasseter Ruined My Dream Job (Guest Column) – Variety
A former Pixar employee writes that after John Lasseter's departure, the company still has a lot of work to do to fix its sexist culture.

“When I shared the document with my candid male mentor, who openly acknowledged the culture of sexism at Pixar, he said, ‘If you were a man, every one of those negatives would be in the positive column.’”
movies  business  gender 
23 days ago
Hearst vs Pulitzer - Interview with Gabriel Kahn - Business Wars
Joining us today is Gabriel Kahn, a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California. He’s a former Los Angeles bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and a frequent commentator on monetization and the media. He’s also taught courses on the history of journalism. He recently wrote an open letter to the new owner of the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Soon Shiong, and now he's here to talk about Hearst vs Pulitzer! Join us next week as we visit a new business war: Ford vs Chevrolet…
journalism  history 
24 days ago
McMansion Hell's tour through Texas's Most Terrible fake castles
On the first anniversary of its triumph over Zillow's censorious attempt at copyfraud, McMansion Hell is back and better than ever. McMansion Hell is where Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute graduate student Kate Wagner uses realtors' photos of ghastly fake castles targeted at the stupid and wealthy as fodder for hilarious architectural critiques. Now, Wagner has…
funny  architecture 
24 days ago
The Weird and Wavy History of Wine Coolers - MUNCHIES
The bodacious bottled drinks once saw an explosion in popularity, then a backlash, and now, a surprise comeback.
food  history 
24 days ago
The World Cup’s Mysterious Path to Russia - The Daily
The 2018 World Cup is now underway in Russia. The story of how it ended up there involves some names you might recognize: James Comey, Robert Mueller and Christopher Steele. Guest: Ken Bensinger, author of the forthcoming book “Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily
sports  crime 
27 days ago
Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse - The New York Times
Internet-connected home devices that are marketed as the newest conveniences are also being used to harass, monitor and control.
crime  privacy 
28 days ago
Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada - Telegraph
Canadian company which started out bottling Rocky Mountains air as a joke has
seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China, with first
shipment selling out in four days
canada  funny 
28 days ago
Paris Is Obsessed With Brooklyn & It's Getting Weird: Gothamist
28 photos of Paris, or is that Brooklyn? Who can tell anymore.
cities  nyc 
28 days ago
Brandon Morrow of Chicago Cubs suffers back spasms while taking pants off
Cubs closer Brandon Morrow was placed on the DL after sustaining back spasms while taking off his pants at home early Monday morning.

Baseball players have suffered a litany of bizarre back injuries over the years, including putting on shoes, picking up their kids, carrying luggage and even sleepwalking. Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa suffered back spasms and landed on the DL in 2004 after injuring himself while sneezing.
sports  funny 
4 weeks ago
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Peter Thiel's data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers.
4 weeks ago
Ron Jeffries Says Developers Should Abandon "Agile"
Ron Jeffries, author, speaker, one of the creators of Extreme Programming (XP) and a signatory of the Agile Manifesto back in 2001, shared a post on his blog in which he advocates that developers should abandon “Agile”, meaning they should stay away from the “Faux Agile” or “Dark Agile” forms and get closer to the values and principles of the Manifesto.
4 weeks ago
Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold at Lucasfilm | Collider
In the wake of the disappointing launch of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', Lucasfilm has put plans for more 'A Star Wars Story' spinoffs on hold and is instead focusing on 'Episode IX' and crafting a new trilogy.
business  movies 
4 weeks ago
Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers | Ars Technica
Carriers forced to make changes after leak of real-time phone location data.
4 weeks ago
Skyrim: Very Special Edition – Official E3 2018 Trailer
Alexa! Fus Ro DAH! Watch the trailer for Skyrim: Very Special Edition, featuring Keegan Michael Key.
games  funny  video 
4 weeks ago
Beyond Good & Evil 2: E3 2018 Cinematic Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]
Embark on this epic space adventure with us and journey to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! In Beyond Good & Evil 2, you are your own space pirate captain who is free to choose your own path in this vast open universe.
games  video 
4 weeks ago
#86 Man of the People - Reply All
This week — a new technology falls into the wrong hands.Pope Brock's book, CharlatanPenny Lane's documentary, Nuts!
history  crime 
4 weeks ago
Gimlet founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber - Recode Media with Peter Kafka
Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber, the founders of podcasting network Gimlet, talk with Recode's Peter Kafka about trying to create the "HBO of audio." Gimlet's first show was StartUp, a podcast about the creation of Gimlet itself that exposed the "myth of being an entrepreneur" — although entrepreneurs might say things are always going great, the reality is that everything always feels like it's "about to break," Lieber says. The founders also talk about how Gimlet is expanding beyond its slate o…
4 weeks ago
Introducing Dark Mode - WWDC 2018 - Videos - Apple Developer
Hear from the Apple design team about the principles and concepts that anchor Dark Mode. Learn the basics of enhancing your app with this...
design  mac 
4 weeks ago
The word 'hack' is meaningless and should be retired
The word ‘hack’ used to mean something, and hackers were known for their technical brilliance and creativity. Now, literally anything is a hack — anything — to the point where the term is meaningless, and should be retired.

The most egregious abuse of the term “hack” comes from the BBC’s Dougal Shaw. In a recent video of his, called “My lunch hack,” Shaw demonstrates that it’s cheaper to make your own sandwich each day than it is to buy a pre-packaged sandwich from the supermarket.
5 weeks ago
Sean Combs Is Revealed as Buyer of Kerry James Marshall Painting - The New York Times
“Past Times,” which sold for $21.1 million this week, “has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy,” said Jack Shainman, who represents Mr. Marshall.

His portrayals of what it means to be black in America have expanded the frontiers of art, and the subjects his exuberant paintings embrace — youths, homes, nudes, and families at leisure — challenge racial stereotypes.

Classically trained, Mr. Marshall found inspiration with Veronese and Rembrandt, and told a Times reporter in 2016 that he had always hoped to “get up alongside them on the wall.”
art  race 
5 weeks ago
How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)
In villages in Mexico, parents have accomplished what every mom and dad dreams of: Figured out a way to get to their kids to be helpful around the house. What's their secret?

Coppens says, a clear pattern emerged: "The Mexican-American kids, aged 6 to 7, were doing about twice as much around the house as the middle-class European-American kids, on average," he says. "And they were doing so, much, much more voluntarily."
parenting  psychology 
5 weeks ago
The Report on the F.B.I.’s Clinton Inquiry - The Daily
The Justice Department’s inspector general released a long-awaited document on Thursday on the F.B.I. investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. The findings could be both good and bad for President Trump. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, who covers national security for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
5 weeks ago
Apple, Spike Jonze and 'It's a Tide Ad' win at AICP Awards | Agency News - Ad Age
Apple, Spike Jonze and 'It's a Tide Ad' win best in show at AICP Awards
5 weeks ago
How to use Ulysses for long-term research – The Sweet Setup
Ulysses is great for keeping track of notes, thoughts, quotes, and other bits of text as you embark on a long-term research project.
5 weeks ago
The Secret History of the Racy Module That Almost Ruined Dungeons & Dragons | WIRED
Of all the Dungeons & Dragons quests out there, finding a copy of "Palace of the Silver Princess" may be the hardest.
games  history 
5 weeks ago
Coaches killed in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to receive ESPY awards
The ESPYS are breaking tradition for this year's Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire.
sports  guns 
5 weeks ago
New App Store privacy rules could let Apple remove Facebook’s spyware-like Onavo VPN service | 9to5Mac
Earlier today, a report emerged explaining how the App Store has explicitly banned developers from harvesting Contacts databases. Now, Bloomberg says this crackdown from Apple may hurt Facebook&#82…
5 weeks ago
THX Deep Note - Twenty Thousand Hertz
Since 1983 one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies has been the THX certification played during the previews. The accompanying sound logo called “The Deep Note” has fascinated, terrified, and mystified audiences for over three decades. What is THX really?  How was “The Deep Note” created?  And why does it elicit such a reaction from those who hear it?  Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles. Check out wetransfer.com …
audio  movies  history 
5 weeks ago
VPN Provider's No-Logging Claims Tested in FBI Case - TorrentFreak
While many VPN providers say they do not log their users' activities in order to protect anonymity, it's not often their claims get tested in the wild. However, a criminal complaint filed by the FBI this week notes that a subpoena sent to Private Internet Access resulted in no useful data being revealed about a suspected hoaxer.
5 weeks ago
The Netflix Binge Factory
Netflix has only just begun to dominate the TV market, hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood, including Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and already knows exactly which ones you’ll like.
business  tv  movies 
5 weeks ago
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol - Blank Check with Griffin & David
Griffin and David discuss the fourth installment of the popular franchise: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. But why was Tom Cruise’s whole career on the line? Did David Sims attend a red carpet event for this movie weirdly in Britain? Ofcourse we all know what a 'ghost protocol' is right? Together they discuss the stunts, Limp Bizkit, SNL pitches and more. This episode is sponsored by Hims (forhims.com/check), WeTransfer and Brooklinen (brooklinen.com PROMO: CHECK)
5 weeks ago
"THE NBA" — A Bad Lip Reading
A look back at some moments from the 2017-18 NBA season...
sports  video  funny 
5 weeks ago
What makes you different is what makes you Spider-Man. Watch the new Spider-Man: Into The #SpiderVerse trailer now - in theaters this Christmas.
comics  movies  race  video 
6 weeks ago
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