Horoscopes – There’s mess of planets in Cancer this month. Prepare yourself for homesickness and questions of belonging.
Letter from the Editors – What does it mean to be a cyborg?
A Squat at the End of the World. Doug Gilbert visits Albany Bulb, the former-landfill-turned-squatted community, just north of Berkeley, CA.
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Video Games: The Movie is an appreciative tribute to the meteoric growth of the video game industry. Video games are now a $24 billion dollar industry, far surpassing even the music and film industries, and their future has never seemed brighter. The film has a rich and fascinating subject matter, which makes the ultimately mediocre execution even more disappointing.
“Orange Is the New Black” made orange so cool that at least one sheriff has decided to bring the old striped jumpsuits back.
The Albany Bulb was a former-landfill-turned-squatted community, rebel artist enclave, and autonomous zone, just north of Berkeley, CA. Doug Gilbert traces the history, resistance, and eviction of this unique place.
Everything dies, even The American Dream, the love between Jay Z and Beyoncé, and Kim Kardashian's Hollywood.
The Big-Tee Dress Mix. Nothing says “I always look cute” like gliding around in your favorite oversized tee and undies.
The last couple of days in review.
It's Friday, why are the news so depressing? Read only what you can handle!
The craziest thing that happened today was probably the Malaysian Airline Boeing 777 which was shot down and crashed in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, killing all 295 passengers.
Less news and more long-reads in my browser today.
What is Cybernetics? Musician and Artist Heather Hall has been studying it for years and still doesn't know for sure, but has lots of great stories about it.
Hey, sorry I'm late. I got caught in the rain. We don't have much time, so lets just get right into it.
Wow, the news really swole up with juice this past weekend. A new material that's blacker than black, lots of weird new studies, pro tips from Kanye, robot soldiers, and — just click this one, it's good.
We went into the streets with graffiti artist FED UP to talk about what it's like to paint in the rapidly changing city of Oakland.
Happy birthday Lil' Kim; the first Instagram video TV series has surfaced; two animal rights activists have been charged with violating the draconian Animal Entrerprise Terrorism Act; and more actual news in our tabs today.
Laverne Cox has just become the first transgender acting nominee in the history of the Emmys; an Uber driver sped off with Ryan Simonetti and company in the backseat, when a taxi inspector began to examine the driver's credentials; and a new book on transcripts from President Nixon's audio records reveals Nixon unconditionally (privately) accepting 'the Gays' but concluding that 'it's what brought down the Romans and the Greeks'.
The world’s first temperature-controlled city is being constructed in Dubai. The project is really a gigantic mall, and has aptly been named the Mall of the World. For the first time ever, here’s a city where the residents can avoid natural weather conditions entirely. Another thing residents will probably be able to avoid is people who can’t afford to live there.
Your Google Glass Is Boring As Fuck — I got to try my co-worker’s Google glass, and I was unimpressed.
A man accidentally got trapped in a Cook County Jail for 30 hours while visiting his son, Whole Foods admits using prison labor to produce much of their “local” animal products in California, poppers is revealed to cause blindness, and more.
Before Tinder, we used Myspace and other defunct platforms to meet new people. The new apps make it easier to find dates, but have they also made it harder to really connect? I say: Fuck Tinder, I'm going back to meeting people IRL.
Alain Badiou Documentary in the Works will feature Badiou lecturing, talking about his life, and interviews.
In the last couple of days, some guy raised $70k on Kickstarter (of his $10 goal) to make a potato salad, the ICP lost their court case, and Seattle started preparing for its first legal pot supply scarcity.
Three Heat Wave Avocado Recipes, and a letter to some roommates in the fashion of R. Kelly’s Real Talk
Emojli — the first emoji-only network will launch later this summer and you can now reserve your username.
I grew up thinking online dating was for losers, and now I can't imagine hooking up any other way.
A letter from the editors contextualizing the July issue: what does it mean to be a cyborg?
This month, homebodies and wanderers alike may be struck by that homesickness which persists no matter where we are, or where we could be. Do we feel we belong here, or anywhere? Who is our chosen family? Are we taking care of one another? As Cancer’s energy circles around, indirectly, these questions will come up in several ways.
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