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Art in the Time of the Singularity

Apropos of my previous post, in which I wax rather Eeyore-ish on what Big Tech has wrought, allow me to + more

End Times (continued)

“Technosolutionism is a way of understanding the world that assigns priority to engineered solutions to human problems” writes Christine Rosen. + more

Signs and Wonders

If any doubt remains as to whether we are, in fact, living in the End Times, please take a gander + more

Poetry Break

ART Herman Melville In placid hours well-pleased we dream Of many a brave unbodied scheme. But form to lend, pulsed + more

Words of Wisdom

Benjamin Robert Haydon, in his diary entry for January 14, 1825, offers up some advice for the aspiring artist: “The + more

Deep Thoughts

You’ve heard talk of the multiverse, right? The idea is that the astronomically low odds of a universe like ours + more


“Today, one of the world’s largest collections of Nazi propaganda sits in a climate-controlled warehouse at Fort Belvoir, in northern + more


“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the Internet is + more

It’s Not Only Delicious, It’s Risk-Free

Is the McRib—that heavenly handful of sticky, porky goodness—just an arbitrage strategy on the part of McDonald’s? That certainly explains + more

It’s Not Procrastinating if You’re “Following Your Curiosity”

“One of the paradoxes of research, writes Dr. Thomas Fink, “is that, time and again, the most far-reaching discoveries are + more

And…We’re Back

Happy 2021, y’all! Things have piled up a bit during our absence, so we’ll just start the new year by + more

Holiday Miscellany

Since we’ll be taking a couple of weeks off from posting, here are some links to keep you occupied: “[E]very + more

Murdering the Language

There’s an interesting feature on Tom Voigt, founder and publisher of, in the December issue of Portland Monthly. As + more

Today in History

From the journal of James Boswell, December 15, 1762: The enemies of the people of England who would have them + more

500 Tons of TNT in Glorious 4K

“The faces of observers and SES staff members reflected relief and delight as the fireball and subsequent smoke cloud developed.” + more

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