35 years after Friday The 13th, slasher movies may have a future again
Police in Florida Grapple With a Cheap and Dangerous New Drug
“flakka”. $5, 3-day high, causes “exaggerated strength and dangerous paranoid hallucinations”. Good times.
How Kendrick Lamar Transformed Into 'The John Coltrane of Hip-Hop' on 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
Interviews with members of Lamar’s band on the latest album – they are all young men from South Central who play jazz. One of them, Kamasi Washington, just dropped an immense triple album called The Epic, and it’s really something (two bassists, two drummers, orchestra, choir…)
What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?
Good article about basic income, tied to some news about people crowdsourcing it. Nice quote: “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life… If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or do all men eat?”
Bin Ladin's Bookshelf
He has a thing for conspiracy theory.
The Second Battle for Kobane
The vulgar heckling incident: Let me spell it out for you
Putin’s Action Hero: How Steven Seagal Became the Kremlin’s Unlikeliest Envoy
No Man's Sky - Game Informer January 2015
Speaking of No Man’s Sky, if you’re into (the prospect of) the game there’s a gold mine of content here, including over an hour of interviews. The discussion of the soundtrack with members of 65daysofstatic was particularly interesting.
New EKOS poll numbers suggest three-way tie
NDP actually #1 in the polls federally (but within the margin of error). I’m sure the Alberta election had something to do with this (here’s a good profile of Notley BTW), but I would also mention the Liberals’ support of C-51.
The Galaxy-Sized Video Game
A New Yorker feature on No Man’s Sky. Starting to think this won’t come out this year.
Notes on the Surrender at Menlo Park
re: Facebook Instant Articles, aka Facebook saves journalism by eating it
Networks Fret as Ad Dollars Flow to Digital Media
Scary upfronts this year. “Television viewing has plummeted 9 percent so far this season compared with the previous season.”
Joey Alexander, an 11-Year-Old Jazz Sensation Who Hardly Clears the Piano’s Sightlines
I was an undercover Uber driver
Does not sound fun, or lucrative. (via)
College Student to Jeb Bush: 'Your Brother Created ISIS'
“And with that, Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old college student, created the kind of confrontational moment here on Wednesday morning that presidential candidates dread.”