Video: Inspired by Ray Bradbury

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Science, Video | No Comments

This will bring a tear to your eyes. Bradbury’s last visit to NASA before he passed away. As the lady in the video says, long before anybody was thinking of going to Mars, he was taking us there in his mind!

Trailer (Extended) for Cloud Atlas

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Movies, Video | No Comments

The Wachowskis brothers (The Matrix movies) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) are teaming up to bring David Mitchell’s award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas, to a theater near you this fall. Ambitious to say the least, given the plot of the book: The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in […]

The Stephen King Universe Flow Chart

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Books, Infographic | No Comments

If you have read many Stephen King books (and I have) you might have noticed his characters have a habit of popping up across multiple stories, sometimes just as a quick reference, sometimes in a larger role. Well graphic designer Gillian James has created a handy flowchart that connects everything. Masterful piece of work. Well done.

Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Books | No Comments

I’ve just started Chris Hayes new book. Really looking forward to it. I always kind of liked the guy, but once he got his Saturday and Sunday show on MSNBC, Up w/ Chris Hayes, I’ve come to “love” the guy. Bare none, the best news program on TV. Not sure if there is even a […]

“He Saw It, He Loved It, He Ate It”

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Art, Books, Quotes | No Comments

Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily—but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved […]

Is That Legal?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Via Talking Points Memo: She may, famously, not be a witch, but here’s a bit of money magic from former Delaware Republican Senate candidate and recent Mitt Romney endorser Christine O’Donnell: her political campaign gave $142,000 to her super PAC, which proceeded to buy copies of her book. Federal Election Commission reports filed by her campaign and super […]

Guy Laramee: Carved Book Landscapes

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Art, Books | No Comments

This is just flat out amazing. There are many more here at Apartment Therapy.

Burning Man Meets Dr. Seuss

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Books, Culture, Video | No Comments

Via Boing Boing: Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011. Combining the stunning visuals of Burning Man and its population with the haunting, silly, thought provoking words of Dr. Seuss.

Curved Bookcase Design

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Books, Household | No Comments

[Found via CreativeFan]

Edward Tufte Profile

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Design, Infographic | No Comments

Joshua Yaffa profiles Edward Tufte, one of my personal heros, for The Washington Monthly. After the publication of Envisioning Information, Tufte decided, he told me, “to be indifferent to culture or history or time.” He became increasingly consumed with what he calls “forever knowledge,” or the idea that design is meant to guide fundamental cognitive […]