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.
Also: Google’s safe browsing technology, checking out CSS, hating open offices, and your poor time-tracking skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also: Babylon 5, Fight Club, the dark side of missions trips, domestic nuclear attacks, (mis)understanding the Bible, and the impact of world traveling.
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.
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.
Also: “The Expanse,” movie monster science, “The Crow“‘s dark legacy, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Blue Velvet,” and what’s wrong the internet.
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.
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.
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.
Also: Sin and the internet, Netflix’s Dark, Amazon, the Babylon Bee, the Book of Jonah, abortion and politics, and Christian martyr fantasies.
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.
Also: The wonders of outer space, childrens stories, missile warnings and UI design, understanding the Bible’s story.
Also: The downside of algorithms, movie gun violence, John Williams, enjoying art by sexual predators, and diversity and movie criticism.
Also: Stranger Things’ best mom, Facebook’s effect on society, The Last Jedi, year-end lists, and American Christianity’s decline.
Also: Baby Driver’s success, London’s best restaurant(?), irrational math, 404 errors, and political disengagement and upheaval.
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.