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“In comics, it’s a truism that the best coloring and lettering is the sort you don’t notice…”

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:45:04 +0000

[comics] The Secret World of Colorists and Letterers … a look into the underappreciated arts of lettering and colouring in comics … ‘Though they rarely get the acclaim of superstar artists and writers, colorists and letterers are the secret sauce behind most comic-book storytelling. Colorists are the cinematographers of graphic narrative, laying hues over art […]

Battle Cover Gallery – Colquhoun, Ezquerra and McMahon!

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:45:16 +0000

[comics] BATTLE Cover Selection 1975 to 1979 … Great cover gallery of Battle comics including art from Joe Colquhoun, Carlos Ezquerra and Mick McMahon …

A Template for Hating Old Movies

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:52 +0000

[movies] A Guide to Properly Hating Old Movies … A useful essay template for hating old Movies … ‘There are films you read about your entire life, and then there are films like [CLASSIC MOVIE TITLE]. I’m not quite sure how I avoided seeing [CLASSIC MOVIE TITLE] for so long. Maybe I had always been […]

When did the Wire Jump the Shark?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:22:03 +0000

[tv] When good TV goes bad: how The Wire lost its spark … another jump-the-shark analysis … ‘Maybe it’s the sheer momentum of The Wire’s character-writing that led it to drop the ball with its favourite son: Jimmy McNulty. Of course we came to know and love him as the incorrigible loose cannon of Baltimore […]

Noel Edmonds New Game Show

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:36:57 +0000

[tv] Noel Edmonds: TV’s emperor of folly … a look at Noel Edmonds new game show … ‘In Cheap Cheap Cheap, Edmonds plays the owner of a dilapidated general store. Sometimes the shop’s manager wobbles into view to drop a leaden one-liner. Sometimes the tenant of the upstairs flat pops down to blurt something in […]

How True Crime Documentaries Get it Wrong…

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:45:12 +0000

[true-crime] How “Making a Murderer” Went Wrong… a sobering critique of True Crime Documentaries … ‘Yet the most obvious thing to say about true-crime documentaries is something that, surprisingly often, goes unsaid: they turn people’s private tragedies into public entertainment. If you have lost someone to violent crime, you know that, other than the loss […]

McSweeney’s: Winners and Losers of the Recent Nuclear Holocaust

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:03:55 +0000

[war] Winners and Losers of the Recent Nuclear Holocaust … ‘Sure, the verdict may not be in just yet. But when the radioactive dust settles, we could be looking at a game-changing moment for a young presidency…’

Dr. Jacob Rees-Manhattan

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:45:21 +0000

[funny] “I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives…”

Alan Moore on Counterculture

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:06:15 +0000

[moore] Alan Moore Interviewed by Greg Wilson & Kermit Leveridge … a wide-ranging discussion on counterculture … ‘Back in 1976, something like that, I was down visiting my late friend and mentor Steve Moore on the top of Shooter’s Hill and Steve, who was much more connected with the London fantasy and comics scene than […]

What it Means to Burn A Million Pounds…

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:35:13 +0000

[art] What The KLF Burning A Million Quid Means In 2017 … ‘All artworks cost a certain amount of money to make – and clearly, this one cost more than most. They then generate profit – whether financial or reputational – for a closed loop of people. However, by burning their money, Drummond and Cauty […]

Profile of the Engineers Piloting NASA’s Voyager Probes on their Long Journey…

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:21:21 +0000

[space] The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe … a wonderful profile of the team managing the Voyager Probes on their long journey into interstellar space … ‘Even though they simulate every patch with software, there is plenty of room for human error. Far more often, hardware fails for no evident reason. […]

On [Bannon’s] office wall hung an oil painting of Bannon dressed as Napoleon…

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:40:05 +0000

[trump] Steve Bannon Is Back in Trump’s Good Graces … More on the rise, fall and rise again of Steve Bannon … ‘Bannon became a vital figure in Trump’s orbit during the early days of his political rise. The two met late in 2010, when David Bossie, the veteran conservative activist, brought Bannon along on […]

Jared Kushner – I did it thirty-five minutes ago.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:48:27 +0000

[moore] “I did it thirty-five minutes ago.”

‘I like Jonathan, too…’ / How Checkers Was Beaten

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:35:44 +0000

[games] How Checkers Was Solved … the fascinating story of the greatest Checkers player in the world and how Checkers was beaten by computers … Marion Tinsley—math professor, minister, and the best checkers player in the world—sat across a game board from a computer, dying.Tinsley had been the world’s best for 40 years, a time […]

The Rise and Fall of iPhone Jailbreaking

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:40:16 +0000

[ios] The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking… interesting history of iPhone Jailbreaking … ‘For a while, the hackers spread freedom. And they gave people across the world the chance to mod their iPhone to enhance its capabilities. “There was just so much fun stuff you could do—everyone jailbroke. iPhone OS 2 people still […]