Reading: Traveling in Japan, Lovecraftian Racism, Shrinking Netflix, Farewell to Sports, Online Trolls Keep Winning & more
Also: Managing childbirth expectations, online assumptions, reviving Star Trek, Left Behind flaws, and David Bazan.
Reading: Facebook’s Experiments, Ello’s Value, Revisiting Mac OS 9, Recommending “The Road,” Your Brain on Video Games & More
Also: Movie theaters vs. movie studios, MST3K and the Gospel, the problem with prequels, the history of hold music, and censoring classic works of art.
Reading: The Death Star’s Physics, Celebrating Studio Ghibli, Doctor Who Philosophy, Nick Cave’s “20,000 Days” & More
Also: The necessity of deceptive technology, ethical clicking, Reddit’s moral dilemma, Ghost in the Shell, and why Dungeons & Dragons still matters.
Reading: Movies & Your Brain, Beyoncé vs. Sofia, Don’t Call Me “Bro,” Escher Girls, The Simpsons’ Legacy & more
Also: The story behind a new HTML tag, Facebook damages public discourse, developing virtue, and leaked nude celebrity pics.
Reading: Weird Al’s Halftime Show, Facebook & OKCupid, Terminator Spoilers, Shoegaze Revival & More
Also: Nobody likes Richard Dawkins, dealing with Gungor’s doubts, and C.S. Lewis’ importance.
Reading: Ikiru, a Bible Redesign, The Simpsons, Myers-Briggs, Leaving Facebook, Soccer & more
Also: A shoegazer documentary, the thin line between public and private, debating the salvation of extraterrestrials, and remembering the F-14 Tomcat.
Reading: Brendan Eich Fallout, Commenters, Google, Twee Revolution, Frozen, Instagram & more
Reading: Raising Daughters, The Slender Man, Typography, Church Abuse, Hayao Miyazaki & More
Also: BuzzFeed quizzes, the coder’s high, Google’s new design aesthetic, understanding Genesis in its cultural context, and more.
What happens to a blog when the blogger is sick for two weeks?
It’s amazing how much time you find to read when you have no energy to write.
Two Stories of Human Suffering and Strength
One comes from North Korea, the other from Mauritania.
Doctor Who, Bad Movies, Scientists & Religion, Sci-Fi & Sex, Blockbuster’s Passing & More
Doctor Who, intentionally bad movies, scientists and religion, pop music’s Ibiza-fication, humanity’s fate, sci-fi and strange sex, politics and the Church, Christians and suffering, music’s increasing narcissism, and the passing of Blockbuster Video.