New York City police officers arrest a man taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York September 22, 2014. Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism's contribution to climate change, snarling traffic and risking arrest as they sought to block Wall Street. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday's international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in the largest single protest ever held over climate change. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Today, hundreds gathered in NYC's financial district to protest climate change. Flood Wall Street demonstrators wore blue as a symbol of climate change-induced flooding, and marched in the financial district to “highlight the role of Wall Street in fueling the climate crisis,” organizers said. Read the rest
Here's the first trailer for "Big Eyes," Tim Burton's forthcoming film about the strange 1950s story of talented artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) whose sociopath husband Walter Keane (Christopher Waltz) took all credit for his wife's incredibly popular and influential paintings. Read the rest
Lauren Beukes's latest crime/horror novel Broken Monsters marries the snappy, hard-boiled cleverness of her 2010 novel Zoo City with the visceral horror of 2013's The Shining Girls and yields up a tale that's as terrifying as it is contemporary -- Cory Doctorow reviews Broken Monsters. Read the rest
Jasmine Tridevil, a massage therapist in Tampa, Florida, claims that she had a third breast implanted to get famous, land a reality show, and become "unattractive to men" because she doesn't "want to date anymore." Read the rest
As a kid, I devoured cheap paperback books about “strange but true” phenomena. The short stories were anthologized from men’s adventure magazines of the 40s-60s and recounted mysteries such as: Who made the eerie statues on Easter Island?
The BBC interviews the "Gimp Man of Essex," whose novel campaign to raise awareness for his flavor of fun has meet with a mostly welcoming response: "the chief executive of Colchester Mind said the charity was thankful for Gimp Man's support."
It happens whenever kids come home from school with new reading assignments: some parents look at what their kids are reading and don't like what they see. Joan E Bertin from the National Coalition Against Censorship knows why we observe Banned Books Week. Read the rest
Once, there was a golden age -- not a golden age of martial arts, certainly, but a golden age of easy copywriting employment for anyone with a penchant for florid prose and a casual relationship with consensus reality.
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The Burning Man Organization's "MOOP Map" -- a map showing litter left behind by camps at the "leave no trace" event (MOOP stands for Matter Out Of Place) -- this year takes the unprecedented step of documenting large abandoned items.
Embrace your loved one and if they cannot embrace you back, find someone who will. Everyone deserves to love and be loved in return. Don’t settle for less. Find a job you enjoy, but don’t become a slave to it. You will not have ‘I wish I’d worked more’ on your headstone. Dance, laugh and eat with your friends. True, honest, strong friendships are an utter blessing and a choice we get to make, rather than have to share a loyalty with because there happens to be link through blood. Choose wisely then treasure them with all the love you can muster. Surround yourself with beautiful things. Life has a lot of grey and sadness - look for that rainbow and frame it. There is beauty in everything, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to see it.
Eric Mittleman shot these fun/goofy stills when we were taping interviews with Jeff and the wonderful bands at The Village Twilight Sessions on Saturday night for Boing Boing. You’ve heard of actors who want to direct? Guess I’m a blogger who wants to sing. With @eman714 and Village CEO Jeff Greenberg.
Eric Mittleman shot these fun/goofy stills when we were taping interviews with the wonderful bands at The Village Twilight Sessions on Saturday night for Boing Boing. You’ve heard of actors who want to direct? Guess I’m a blogger who wants to sing. With @eman714 and Village CEO Jeff Greenberg.
Eric Mittleman shot these fun/goofy stills when we were taping interviews with Jeff VillageStudios and the wonderful bands at The Village Twilight Sessions on Saturday night for Boing Boing. You’ve heard of actors who want to direct? Guess I’m a blogger who wants to sing. With @eman714 and Village CEO Jeff Greenberg.
As promised for @quarrygirl: beans (cooked with sea veggies and soy sauce), and korean sweet rice, dressed with hand pressed sesame oil and black sesame seeds from Koreatown. #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #breakfast
On stage singing backup with the great Rev. Shawn Amos and his phenomenal band, last night at the Village Studios. @boingboing twilight sessions with our friends at Audeze, the Crescent Hotel, and Distillery 209. Photo: Beth Herzhaft.
Elton John’s fingers were here. Preparing for our @boingboing music showcase event Saturday night at The Village Recorder, historic rock and roll music studios in West LA. This is one of the pianos there.
Preparing for our @boingboing music showcase event Saturday night at The Village Recorder, historic rock and roll music studios in West LA. This is a wall of just a few of the hit records recorded there. This place is so mind blowing.