My friend Daniel Martin Diaz‘s exquisite paintings lie at the intersection of science, art, and magic to provoke questions about technology, physics, theories of mind, and the nature of reality. He has an exhibition of spectacular new works opening in San Francisco today at the wonderful science/nature/curiosity shop Paxton Gate. The show is titled titled “Atomic Enlightenment.” Indeed. Get illuminated.
Over the past few years, I have become immersed in scientific and philosophical concepts, such as Anatomy, Computer Science, Math, Cosmology, Biology, Quantum Physics, and Consciousness. I have been particularly fascinated with scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties through imagery. Although these rudimentary images are without any leanings towards aesthetics, I find them to be beautiful, though that is not the intention. All of the projects I have created begin as drawings, which I feel has a beauty and intimacy that painting cannot capture. The subtle lines that graphite creates, and the quickness in which one can capture an idea makes this medium alluring.
Tabbouleh is a Lebanese dish that’s traditionally made with lots of chopped parsley and mint, bulgur wheat, and often, ripe tomatoes. It’s simple to make and one of my summer favorites.
As we head into colder months, I wanted to translate this summer classic into a side dish for fall meals, featuring cauliflower, carrots, and golden beets. The salad is herby and bright, and it’s a great way to eat fresh foods, even in the fall and winter.
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Crissle West slurs through the story of Stonewall from the perspective of transgender pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, portrayed by Alexandra Grey and Trace Lysette. Laugh and learn! (more…)
They’re $10 for knee-highs or midcalf, 58% cotton, 40% polyester, 2% spandex. Love the design! (via The Everyday Goth)
Despite the denials of its new CEO, Wells Fargo had a serious, widespread cultural problem that led it to commit at least 2,000,000 financial crimes. But the crimes and the culture are widespread across America’s banks, and they spread further than that, because the system is rigged to reward financial crime.
Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz and angel investor Ron Conway have donated to San Francisco’s Proposition Q: if passed, “the city would give residents of tent encampments 24 hours’ notice to relocate to a shelter or accept a bus ticket out of town.”
The developers behind the hotly anticipated Shadow Warrior 2 have gone on record explaining why they didn’t add DRM to their new title: they themselves hate DRM, and understand that DRM disproportionately inconveniences legit customers, not pirates who play cracked versions without DRM.
What do you do if your ailing internet giant has been outed for losing, and then keeping silent about, 500 million user accounts, then letting American spy agencies install a rootkit on its mail service, possibly scuttling its impending, hail-mary acquisition by a risk-averse, old economy phone company? Just cancel your investor call and with it, any chance of awkward, on-the-record questions. (via /.)
The Elfman score highlights the triggering, abuser body-language and pro-wrestler grimaces but Mahna Mahna deploys Jacob Two Two‘s law: “Monsters can’t abide the laughter of children.” Genius editing, too.
Fall is the unofficial start of flu season and Navy Medicine is stressing the importance of readiness for Sailors, Marines and their families.
A global agreement to cut a heat-trapping chemical used in air conditioning units and refrigerators was announced today, with participation from over 170 nations.
“The deal could have a greater impact on global warming than the Paris pact of 2015,” reports the New York Times.
Superhirocat is easily entertained.
What came first?
DUR KER DURRRR.
He was a madman with an evil mind.
I guess Viacom decided Martha Stewart needed an adult to supervise her next creative endeavor. Perhaps soon they’ll swap in Snoop as a far more lovable Sumner Redstone.
The lifestyle powerhouse and hip-hop mogul are joining forces to host a weekly dinner party series, for what VH1 touts as a “half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation and fun where nothing is off limits.”
This isn’t the first partnership with VH1’s home Viacom for Snoop, who recently signed on as executive producer for MTV’s scripted weed comedy series Mary + Jane, and supplied the series’ theme song.