Is 190 Bowery the Greatest Real-Estate Coup of All... →
Photographer Jay Maisel bought the building at 190 Bowery 42 years ago for $102,000. Covered by graffiti and assumed by many to have been abandoned for years, it’s matured into a single family home with 6 stories, 72 rooms, 35,000 square feet, an estimated value of up to $70 million and three residents. More photos of the interior here.
The Hunted - That One Night (from Season 4) This...
Large Hadron Collider down for 2 months →
Cancel your apocalypse party, we’re safe until the end of November. UPDATE: Gordon Freeman spotted at the LHC. Get ready for a resonance cascade.
Aaron: I've been refreshing it all morning.
Aaron: Because you never know.
For Microsoft, Seinfeld's Out, Hodgman Clone In →
Microsoft is giving Jerry Seinfeld the boot for its latest Vista advertisement (set to launch today) and instead will directly attack Apple’s marketing strategy of mocking PCs. Microsoft decided not to focus on odd antics of Seinfeld and Gates this time around and instead will feature a company engineer who resembles the PC guy (aka John Hodgman) in Apple’s ads. According to those...
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I feel like this could’ve been the box art for Back To The Future, if the...– Aaron
Writer David Foster Wallace found dead at home →
Someone told me this right as that “Mad World” cover from Donnie Darko started playing in the bar I was at.
A Building-by-Building Survey of New York's Last... →
As this last great building boom winds down, our architecture critic asks: Does the new see-through city look better or worse than the one it replaced? A building-by-building survey. This is even cooler in the actual print version, as there is a giant twelve page spread of the 54 buildings. Also, The Alvin Ailey Dance Center reminds me a lot of the new Apple store on Boylston St. up here in...
Google Launches Newspaper Digitization Project →
Around the globe, we estimate that there are billions of news pages containing every story ever written. And it’s our goal to help readers find all of them, from the smallest local weekly paper up to the largest national daily. Today, we’re launching an initiative to make more old newspapers accessible and searchable online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions...
Just finished a paper on 99 Ways to Tell a Story by Matt Madden, which is a comic book take on Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style. It’s a really interesting exploration of storytelling and how the slightest change in perspective or emotion can totally change the dynamic of the story. Most of it pertains to any form of writing or art.
Wire’s “Outdoor Miner” on Ukulele →
For Paz. Totally forgot how awesome of an album Chairs Missing is.
First Images of Google Chrome leaked →