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Weekend Reads: Penn Jillette, Your Brain on Music, Superhero Religious Beliefs, Hollywood Science & more

Weekend Reads: Penn Jillette, Your Brain on Music, Superhero Religious Beliefs, Hollywood Science & more

Also: Listening to silence, the downside of easy answers, the history of online awfulness, Facebook surveillance, Lovecraft’s bigotry, and women’s pockets.
Aug 24, 2018
Web Dev Links: Front-End Ethics, "Bullshit" Web Design, Building CSS Systems & more

Web Dev Links: Front-End Ethics, “Bullshit” Web Design, Building CSS Systems & more

Also: Google’s safe browsing technology, checking out CSS, hating open offices, and your poor time-tracking skills.
Aug 20, 2018
Weekend Reads: Rethinking Captain Picard, Graphic Novels for Kids, Alex Jones, Religious Illiteracy, and more

Weekend Reads: Rethinking Captain Picard, Graphic Novels for Kids, Alex Jones, Religious Illiteracy, and more

Also: The best TV episodes, Hannah Gadsby, Beach House, The Fantastic Four, pre-human civilizations, Facebook’s evil, and Bible apps.
Aug 10, 2018
Weekend Reads: <em>Myst</em>'s Legacy, Tsutomu Nihei's <em>Blame!</em>, James Gunn's Firing, Patriotism in Sports & more

Weekend Reads: Myst’s Legacy, Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame!, James Gunn’s Firing, Patriotism in Sports & more

Also: Life-changing video games, special effects movies, rebooting Buffy, and the upside of email.
Jul 28, 2018
Weekend Reads: <em>Die Hard</em> Turns 30, Hannah Gadsby, Floppy Disk Albums, Luke Skywalker, the World Cup & more

Weekend Reads: Die Hard Turns 30, Hannah Gadsby, Floppy Disk Albums, Luke Skywalker, the World Cup & more

Also: 2001, The Atomic Cafe, the Ultima video games, Akira’s influence, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Dark Knight, comic book industry woes, Ingmar Bergman, and vintage computers.
Jul 20, 2018
Weekend Reads: RIP Richard Swift, <em>Akira</em>, <em>Zooropa</em>, Praising RSS, Reassessing the Sexual Revolution & more

Weekend Reads: RIP Richard Swift, Akira, Zooropa, Praising RSS, Reassessing the Sexual Revolution & more

Also: Enter the Dragon’s overrated-ness, alone in the universe, saving government websites, Google’s quandaries, Tim Berners-Lee, and the weirdness of zero.
Jul 6, 2018
Weekend Reads: <em>Jurassic World</em>, <em>Cowboy Bebop</em>, Youth Group Hijinks, Crappy Government Websites & more

Weekend Reads: Jurassic World, Cowboy Bebop, Youth Group Hijinks, Crappy Government Websites & more

Also: Babylon 5, Fight Club, the dark side of missions trips, domestic nuclear attacks, (mis)understanding the Bible, and the impact of world traveling.
Jun 29, 2018
Weekend Reads: <em>Star Wars</em> & Toxic Fan Culture, the Search for Dark Matter, Understanding Flat Earthers, <em>M*A*S*H</em> & more

Weekend Reads: Star Wars & Toxic Fan Culture, the Search for Dark Matter, Understanding Flat Earthers, M*A*S*H & more

Also: A kung fu movie legend, American and Japanese culture, a new music streaming service, the royal wedding, and alexithymia.
Jun 8, 2018
Weekend Reads: <em>Speed Racer</em>, Church Misogyny, Cultural Appropriation, Boards of Canada, YouTube Rituals

Weekend Reads: Speed Racer, Church Misogyny, Cultural Appropriation, Boards of Canada, YouTube Rituals

Also: The Avengers, The Tree of Life, Tor Lundvall, Hollywood sexism, soldiers and America, and Sam Harris’s tribalism.
May 19, 2018
Weekend Reads: Dream Pop, <em>Evangelion</em>, Massive Attack, Beyoncé, Fake Instagram Celebrities & more

Weekend Reads: Dream Pop, Evangelion, Massive Attack, Beyoncé, Fake Instagram Celebrities & more

Also: “The Expanse,” movie monster science, “The Crow“‘s dark legacy, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Blue Velvet,” and what’s wrong the internet.
Apr 28, 2018
Weekend Reads: DC's <em>Injustice</em>, Superhero Origins, <em>Kill Bill</em>, White Male Anger & more

Weekend Reads: DC’s Injustice, Superhero Origins, Kill Bill, White Male Anger & more

Also: Films and God, Facebook’s apologies, Gmail redesigns, the John 3:16 guy, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Pixies, Tolkien, and a new favorite Twitter thread.
Apr 14, 2018
Weekend Reads: Larry Norman, Geek Nostalgia, Easter & Paganism, Rachael Denhollander, Facebook's Woes & more

Weekend Reads: Larry Norman, Geek Nostalgia, Easter & Paganism, Rachael Denhollander, Facebook’s Woes & more

Also: Black Panther, the Silver Surfer, Chris Rock’s Netflix special, the web’s building blocks, back to blogging, and the benefits of social media sharing.
Mar 24, 2018
Weekend Reads: Evangelicals & Trump, The Women of <em>Black Panther</em>, <em>Dungeons & Dragons</em>, Cleaning Up Reddit & more

Weekend Reads: Evangelicals & Trump, The Women of Black Panther, Dungeons & Dragons, Cleaning Up Reddit & more

Also: Black Christians and white churches, Mamoru Oshii, Hulu’s satanic panic, wormholes, Stephen Hawking, Spotify, and understanding tech.
Mar 17, 2018
Weekend Reads: Haruki Murakami, Afrofuturism, <em>Broadchurch</em>, Billy Graham & Johnny Cash & more

Weekend Reads: Haruki Murakami, Afrofuturism, Broadchurch, Billy Graham & Johnny Cash & more

Also: Sin and the internet, Netflix’s Dark, Amazon, the Babylon Bee, the Book of Jonah, abortion and politics, and Christian martyr fantasies.
Mar 3, 2018
Weekend Reads: <em>Altered Carbon</em>'s Sexuality, Ice Skating Narratives, Masturbatory Worship Music, Secularizing Lent & more

Weekend Reads: Altered Carbon’s Sexuality, Ice Skating Narratives, Masturbatory Worship Music, Secularizing Lent & more

Also: Dystopia’s downfall, the Church and authenticity, information apocalypse, sexual assault at the Alamo Drafthouse, and C.S. Lewis’s influence on Neil Gaiman.
Feb 16, 2018
Weekend Reads: Social Media Woes, Designing Emoji, <em>Star Trek</em>, Viral Videos & more

Weekend Reads: Social Media Woes, Designing Emoji, Star Trek, Viral Videos & more

Also: The wonders of outer space, childrens stories, missile warnings and UI design, understanding the Bible’s story.
Feb 5, 2018
Weekend Reads: Grunge's Rise & Fall, Music's Future, Midi-chlorians, Logan Paul, Woody Allen & more

Weekend Reads: Grunge’s Rise & Fall, Music’s Future, Midi-chlorians, Logan Paul, Woody Allen & more

Also: The downside of algorithms, movie gun violence, John Williams, enjoying art by sexual predators, and diversity and movie criticism.
Jan 13, 2018
Weekend Reads: Hitman Movies, <em>Thor: Ragnarok</em>, <em>Twin Peaks</em>, Cyberpunk, God's Niceness & more

Weekend Reads: Hitman Movies, Thor: Ragnarok, Twin Peaks, Cyberpunk, God’s Niceness & more

Also: Stranger Things’ best mom, Facebook’s effect on society, The Last Jedi, year-end lists, and American Christianity’s decline.
Dec 31, 2017
Weekend Reads: New <em>Star Wars</em> Trilogy, Tarantino's <em>Star Trek</em>, Online Harassment & more

Weekend Reads: New Star Wars Trilogy, Tarantino’s Star Trek, Online Harassment & more

Also: Baby Driver’s success, London’s best restaurant(?), irrational math, 404 errors, and political disengagement and upheaval.
Dec 9, 2017
Weekend Reads: <em>Vagrant Story</em>, <em>Stranger Things</em> & Adoption, <em>Donnie Darko</em>, Firefox Quantum, the NFL's Impending Demise & more

Weekend Reads: Vagrant Story, Stranger Things & Adoption, Donnie Darko, Firefox Quantum, the NFL’s Impending Demise & more

Also: Indie record labels, the new Blade Runner, Star Wars timeline, Mad Max: Fury Road, a history of Photoshop, Origen, and science and religion.
Dec 2, 2017