Climate change illo is so perfect, it’s undeniable
Dying to be me! Anita Moorjani at TEDx BayArea
It’s Time To Call Out ‘Nice Racists’ And Their White Fragility
Self Care For People of Color After Psychological Trauma
No touching. No human contact. The hidden toll on jail inmates who spend months or years alone in a 7×9 foot cell
The Smithsonian’s African American museum – a monument to respectability politics; hmm, I am a charter member
Forehead Tittaes / Marion Cotillard and Pinksourcing With Kristen Bell
Childhood lost: Schooling a workforce and Naviance not so transparent- and cooking up data starting in kindergarten?
Now I Know: Charles Bernard’s Unexpected Vacation and Avast, Ye Groceries! and The Secret, Broken Language of Fire Hydrants and The Dangerous-Sounding Threat of DHMO and A Fishy Story
Is Inbreeding Really That Bad?
It occurs to me that I ALWAYS knew who Arnold Palmer was. From watching him and his army of fans on TV in my grandfather’s apartment, just upstairs from mine, to the epic golf battles between him and Jack Nicklaus, to an iced tea with lemonade drink named for him, to ads for prescription drugs. Arnold Palmer was 87. Here’s Olin and Palmer Team Remembered in Silver; Spencer Olin is a distant cousin of my wife’s
R.I.P. Herschell Gordon Lewis, the “Godfather of Gore”, Has Passed Away at 87; Our business library had a business book of his, called Big Profits from Small Budget Advertising, from 1992, and when we deaccessioned the tome, I scooped it up. So it’s now in the same office at home as my copy of FantaCo Enterprises’ The Amazing Herschell Gordon Lewis and His World of Exploitation Films, autographed by HGL “to my friend Roger,” also signed by coauthors Daniel Krogh and John McCarty at FantaCon 1983
The Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez, one of Major League Baseball’s top pitchers, was killed in a boating accident; he was 24 and had a great backstory
Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63, which is my age; Love – Hate: Do the Right Thing
Edward Albee, three-time Pulitzer-winning playwright and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ author, dies at 88
‘Rock star’ Baltimore librarian makes history at Library of Congress
See Amazing Images of American Sikhs
5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often)
There’s a movement afoot to name an intersection in Los Angeles for the late Forrest J Ackerman
Tom Hanks Has Made a Fortune Bringing Your Travel Nightmares to Life
Vin Scully is a voice for the ages and The national pastime continues to endure and Ken Levine’s tribute; we’re talkin’ baseball.
History of the Volkswagen and especially its groundbreaking advertising
48 Hour Film Project 2016 – SUPr, featuring Rebecca Jade (niece #1)
THE TRUST BOOK ONE: SILENT SCREAM Kickstarter. Goal met, stretch goal sought. Dennis Webster, Bill Anderson, Gabriel Rearte and Laurie E. Smith bring you the Roaring Twenties like you’ve never seen them before
Essay on lettering in comic books
Dominoes, and I don’t mean the bad pizza
Jolene by Dolly Parton and PTX
The surprising reason music for Marvel movies is so forgettable; the tyranny of the temp track
Memorable tracks that never got above #58 on the Billboard charts
Fred Armisen & Bill Hader’s Test Pattern Parody Talking Heads On Seth Meyers
Stanley Dural a/k/a Buckwheat Zydeco died at the age of 68. Here’s Beast of Burden.
Alan Vega, artist and punk musician – obituary (HT to Shooting Parrots)