P E O P L E

Creative Friends, Colleagues and Some Really Wonderful People I've Met Along the Way: 
James Adelman - https://www.adelmanstudios.com/
Amy M. Anderson - https://amymandersonart.com/
Christopher Atkins - http://www.kolmanpryorgallery.com/artist/christopher-atkins/
Adam Bradley - http://adambradleyart.com/index.php
Milcah Bassel - http://milcahbassel.com/home.html
Bearfort Paranormal - http://www.bearfortparanormal.com
Kate Bickmore - http://katebickmore.com/
David Bird - http://davidbird.tv/
Nick Black - http://nickblackdesign.com/#hello
Stephanie Booth - http://www.perstef.com/
Priscilla Briggs - http://priscillabriggs.com/home.html
Libby Burns - http://libbyburns.com/
Meaghan Busch - http://meaghanbusch.com/home.html
Betsy Byers - http://betsyruthbyers.com/about/
Kyle Caspers - http://www.kylecaspers.com/
Benjamin Critton - http://benjamincritton.com/
Asma Chaudhary - http://www.asmachaudhary.com/
Mark Cooley - http://flawedart.net/
Lisa Corinne Davis - http://www.lisacorinnedavis.com/
Daniel Dean - http://mynameisdanieldean.com/
Elsabe Dixon - http://www.readingsilk.com/
Angela Dufresne - http://www.angeladufresne.com/
Edgar Endress - http://eendress.wordpress.com/
Kristina Estell - http://www.kristinaestell.com/
Melanie Fisher - http://melaniefisherclay.com/home.html
Floating Lab Collective - http://floatinglabcollective.com/ 
Helen Frederick - http://www.helenfrederick.com/ 
Ryan Gallant - http://rgallant.com/home.html
Erin Galvez - http://eringalvez.com/home.html
Claire Giddings - http://clairegiddings.wordpress.com/
Glenn Goldberg - http://www.jasonmccoyinc.com/ggoldberg_pg.html
Susan Goldman - http://www.susangoldman.net/index.html
Brett A. Gordon - http://brettagordon.com/ 
David Hamlow - http://www.mnartists.org/stylefarmer
Marc Handelman - http://marchandelman.com/
Pablo Helguera - http://pablohelguera.net/
Koi Hernandez - http://koihernandez.com/
Lisa Hill - http://www.lisahillart.com/
Madeleine Hines - http://www.madeleinehines.com/
Christiana Jackson - http://mschristiana.blogspot.com/
Matthew Day Jackson - http://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/51/matthew-day-jackson/images-clips/
Rebecca Kamen - http://rebeccakamen.com/
Travis Keller - http://traviskellerart.com/home.html
Morteza Khakshoor - http://www.mortezakhakshoor.com/
Kojima Mai - http://kojibeya.blogspot.com/
Brandon Kuehn - http://www.brandonkuehn.com/
Erica Lai - http://www.ericalaidesign.com/
Julie Langsam - http://julielangsam.com/
Deborah Lash - http://www.deborahlash.com/
Miranda Lichtenstein - http://mirandalichtenstein.com/images/
Ardele Lister - http://www.ardelelister.com/
Kristen Lowe - http://www.carbonmousestudios.com/carbon_mouse_studios/Kristen_BIO.html
Barbara Madsen - http://www.barbaramadsen.net/
Lisa McCarty - http://lisamccarty.com/
Ceci Cole-Mcinturff - http://www.87-florida.com/
Marzia Motta - http://www.mmgraphica.com/
Johanna Mueller - http://johannamuellerprints.com/home.html
Nahid Navab - http://nahidn2003.blogspot.com/
Alexandria Nazar - http://www.alexandrianazar.com/
Rebecca Ness - http://www.rebeccalness.com/
Skyla Pojednic - http://skylapojednic.com/
Tom Raneses - http://www.tomraneses.com/home.html
Rachel Rickert - http://rachelrickertart.com/
Kimberly Anderson Ritchie - http://www.kimberlyandersonritchie.com/
Jahi Sabater - http://www.jahisabater.net/
Stefan Saffer - http://www.stefansaffer.com/
Vina Sananikone - http://vinasana.com/
Dan Schmahl - http://www.danschmahl.com/
Gary Schneider - http://www.garyschneider.net/
Eric Schnell - http://www.ericschnell.com/
Kelli Sincock - http://www.kellisincock.com/
Maria Spiess - https://mariakspiess.wordpress.com/
Thomas Stanley - http://www.musicovermind.org/
Claire Stankus - https://www.clairestankus.com/
Elizabeth Janis Sweeney - http://www.ejsweeney.com/
Taro Takizawa - https://www.behance.net/tarotakizawa
Jacqueline Thaw - http://www.thawstudio.com/
Dannielle Tegeder - http://www.dannielletegeder.com/
Kelsey Torstveit - https://www.kelseytorstveit.com/
Gwynneth VanLaven - http://www.gwynneth.vanlaven.net/
Sean Watkins - http://lignumstudios.com/
Sargant-Thamm - http://sargent-thamm.com/
Solomon Wondimu - http://skincolorproject.blogspot.com/
Richard Wenrich - http://www.famous-artist.com/
Working Man Collective - http://workingmancollective.blogspot.com/
Sue Wrbican - http://www.suewrbican.com/

My Contemporary Oracles:
Nobuyoshi Araki - http://www.arakinobuyoshi.com/
Cai Guo-Qiang - http://www.caiguoqiang.com/
Mel Chin - http://www.melchin.org/
Olafur Eliasson - http://www.olafureliasson.net/
LaToya Ruby Frazier - http://www.latoyarubyfrazier.com/
Richard Fung - http://richardfung.ca/
Rachel Garrard - http://www.rachelgarrard.com/
Heather Hart - http://heather-hart.com/
On Kawara - http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions/past/exhibit/5895
Eva Kotáková - http://www.meyer-riegger.de/en/index.php?cat=artist&artist_id=112&no=0
Br. Robert Lentz, OFM - https://www.trinitystores.com/store/artist/Robert-Lentz
Glenn Ligon - http://www.luhringaugustine.com/artists/glenn-ligon
Hung Liu - http://www.kelliu.com/
Yasumasa Morimura - http://www.luhringaugustine.com/artists/yasumasa-morimura
Motohiko Odani - http://www.phantom-limb.com/
Carlos Motta - http://carlosmotta.com/
Wangechi Mutu - http://www.wangechimutu.com/
Youssef Nabil - http://www.youssefnabil.com/
Shirin Neshat - http://www.gladstonegallery.com/artist/shirin-neshat/#&panel1-1
Pipilotti Rist - http://www.pipilottirist.net/
Roman Ondák - http://www.martinjanda.at/en/artists/roman-ondak/works/#photo-1
Adrian Piper - http://www.adrianpiper.com/
R.H. Quaytman - http://www.gladstonegallery.com/artist/r-h-quaytman/#&panel1-1
Ryoji Ikeda - http://www.ryojiikeda.com/
Tomás Saraceno - http://www.tomassaraceno.com/
Dread Scott - http://www.dreadscott.net/
David Benjamin Sherry - http://davidbenjaminsherry.com/
Robert Smithson - http://www.robertsmithson.com/
Sarah Sze - http://www.sarahsze.com/
Felix Gonzalez-Torres - http://www.andrearosengallery.com/artists/felix-gonzalez-torres
Leo Villareal - http://villareal.net/
Apichatpong Weerasethakul - http://www.kickthemachine.com/
Zhang Huan - http://www.zhanghuan.com/

Contemporaries:
Kalee Appleton - http://kalee-appleton.squarespace.com/
Emile Askey - http://www.emileaskey.com/
Jesus Benavente - http://jesusbenavente.net/
Patricia Brace - http://www.patriciabrace.com/
Cait Carouge - http://caitcarouge.com/
Caitlin Coco - http://www.caitlincocco.com/
Zachary Cummings - http://www.zacharycummings.com/
Robert Dallas - http://robertdallas.com/
Erin Diebboll - http://www.erindiebboll.com/projects.html
Ken Hill - http://www.kenhillpaintings.com/
Dave Kube - http://www.davekube.net
Steven Mayer - http://stevenmayer.tumblr.com/
Aliza Morell - http://alizamorell.com/
Slava Mogutin - http://slavamogutin.com/
Olly Moss - http://ollymoss.com/
Adam Daniel Murray - http://adamdanielmurray.com/
Sondra R. Perry - http://sondraperry.com/
Pareesa Pourian - http://www.pareesapourian.com/
Kameelah Janan Rasheed - http://www.kameelahr.com/
Raphael Fenton Spaid - http://www.raphaelfentonspaid.com/
Adam Sultan - http://www.adamsultanstudio.com/
Breanne Trammell - http://www.breannetrammell.com/
Jenny Wu - http://www.jennywuart.com/

Further Inspiration
Andrew Carnie - http://www.tram.ndo.co.uk/index.html
Edouard François - http://www.edouardfrancois.com/
Anthony Gayton - http://www.anthonygayton.com/
Anthony Goicolea - http://www.anthonygoicolea.com/index.html
Graffiti Research Lab - http://www.graffitiresearchlab.com/blog/
Jonathan Harris - http://www.number27.org/index.html
JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects - http://jdsa.eu/
Steve Kardynal - http://www.youtube.com/SteveKardyna
Simon Leung - http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/faculty/resident-faculty/simonleung.html
MK12 - http://mk12.com/MKXII/
J. Mayer H. - http://www.jmayerh.de/home.htm
Vik Muniz - http://vikmuniz.net/
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba - https://www.facebook.com/JNHstudio
Rick Owens - https://www.rickowens.eu/en/
Carlos Pagan - http://www.carlospagan.com/
SITE New York - http://sitenewyork.com/
Johan Söderberg - http://www.soderberg.tv/
Tabaimo - http://www.jamescohan.com/artists/tabaimo/
Alex Thebez - http://alexthebez.com/
Tokujin Yoshioka - http://www.tokujin.com/en/
Cara Brewer Thompson - http://www.brewerthompson.com/
Trinh T. Minh-ha - http://trinhminh-ha.com/
Tsang Kin-wah - http://www.tsangkinwah.com/index.html
Ukawa Naohiro - http://www.ukawa.tv/
Edwin Ushiro - http://www.mrushiro.com/index.html
VENENO - http://venenoinc.com/
Jennifer West - http://www.jweststudio.com/
Virgil Wong - http://virgilwong.com/
Yohji Yamamoto - http://www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/en/
Dustin Yellin - http://dustinyellin.com/
The Yes Men - http://theyesmen.org/
yU + co - http://www.yuco.com/
Jonathan Yuen - http://www.jonathanyuen.com/

People to Read: 
Alex Ross - The Rest is Noise - http://www.therestisnoise.com/
Art Fag City - http://artfcity.com/
Lady Bunny - http://blog.ladybunny.net/

P L A C E S

Places to Visit:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts - http://www.banfill-locke.org/
Icebox Project Space - http://www.cranearts.com/icebox/
Lotto Lab - http://www.lottolab.org/
Pioneer Works - http://pioneerworks.org/
The Torpedo Factory - http://torpedofactory.org/

Presses:
Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions - http://www.brodskycenter.org/
Hand Print Workshop International - http://www.hpwi.org/index.html

Residencies:
Chautauqua Institution School of Art: http://ciweb.org/school-of-art
Galveston Artist Residency - http://galvestonartistresidency.org/
Ideas Island - http://theideasisland.com/
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia - http://www.scuolagrafica.it/
Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat - http://www.lermantrust.org/application1.html
Torpedo Factory Post MFA Residency - http://torpedofactory.org/about-us/programs/

T H I N G S

Artist Resources:
Artist, Emerging: http://artistemerging.blogspot.com/

Artist Studios:
New York:
Top Top Studios: http://top-top.org/studios.html

Printmaking Guilds:
Honolulu Printmakers - https://honolulu-printmakers.squarespace.com/

Things I am Apart of: 
George Mason University Printmakers Guild - http://www.gmuprintmakersguild.org/
NOVA Printmakers Guild - http://novaprintmakers.wordpress.com/
Re:Collective - http://recollectivedc.com/

Things to Read/Listen/Watch:
Art21 Blog - http://blog.art21.org/
Cell Phone Disco - http://www.cellphonedisco.org/
Changing Universities - http://changinguniversities.blogspot.com/
"Design will save the world" - http://inhabitat.com/
Story Corps - http://storycorps.org/
The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal - http://tjandamal.com/

I have un/fortunately thus far restrained myself from making a list of toxic people that one should avoid at all costs. 


Internet Information Data Addiction Archive // ongoing online daily bibliography // The Plugged-in Pensieve // Digital Morgue // Online Hoarding // My own personal internet black hole
01/30/16 Chinese Boot Camps Treat Internet Addicts: Photos (via Discovery News)
(includes some items found in physical print, as I get around to scanning them)

4D (see also, Time)
01/25/16 Here Comes 4D Printing -- and It's Pretty Mind-Blowing (via Inc.com)
01/25/16 '4D-Printed' Objects Change Shape After They're Made (via LiveScience)
11/00/15 How Can We Picture The Fourth Dimension? Brian Greene Explains (via Big Think)

A Quiet Place
04/13/18 The Monster in 'A Quiet Place' Has Super-Hearing for a Terrifying Reason (via Inverse)
04/12/18 JOHN KRASINSKI BREAKS SILENCE, REVEALS THE ORIGIN OF THE MONSTERS IN A QUIET PLACE (via Syfy Wire)

Abandoned Spaces
05/27/17 These Abandoned Disney Park Photos Look Like Scenes From a Postapocalyptic World (via Pop Sugar)
02/04/16 THE UNREAL, EERIE EMPTINESS OF CHINA'S 'GHOST CITIES' (via Wired)
00/00/00 Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois (via Atlas Obscura)

Abstraction
11/04/15 Against Being F**king Obvious (via The Huffington Post)

Academia + the sometimes ridiculousness of
03/19/18 Student Evaluations Can't Be Used to Assess Professors (via Slate)
02/26/18 Michigan State’s Ex-President Now Holds a Prestigious Professorship. Some of Her Colleagues Aren’t Happy About It. (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)
02/08/18 I'm a Stanford professor accused of being a terrorist. McCarthyism is back (via The Guardian)
01/15/18 Portrait of a Budget Cut (via Inside Higher Ed)
01/09/18 Higher Education Is Drowning in BS - And it’s mortally corrosive to society (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)
01/01/18 The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone (via The Atlantic)
08/02/17 In 2017, College Affordability Is Far From a Reality in the US (via Impact.Vice)
07/12/17 Colleges Are to Blame for the Contempt in Which They’re Held (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)
07/06/17 Comics and outsider art expert Michael Bonesteel blasts ‘Title IX abuse’ at SAIC (via Chicago Reader)
07/07/16 Time for Sergeants (via Inside Higher Ed)
11/29/15 The Professor Is a Drag Queen (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)
04/29/15 Mentoring Scholars, Not Just Filling Sections (via Inside Higher Ed)

Abromovic, Marina
08/13/14 Why Does MoMA Hate My Body? (Josephine Decker for NY Press) [cross listed: Decker, Josephine]

Acconci, Vito
06/30/16 Vito Acconci Invites You to Watch Him as He Watches Us (via The New York Times)

Adams, Ansel
02/17/17 The Story Behind the Photograph That Made Ansel Adams Famous (via Artsy)

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
08/07/17 Rereading Albert Speer’s “Inside the Third Reich” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Nazism; Speer, Albert]

Aesthetics
06/01/09 What Is The New Aesthetic? (via Adbusters)

AIDS
12/09/16 Villains and heroes in the fight against AIDS (via The Washington Post)
11/29/16 HIV in America: The Complicated Truth (via Esquire) 
12/31/15 A History of Erasing Black Artists and Bodies from the AIDS Conversation (via Hyperallergic) 
12/03/15 Elizabeth Taylor ran a 'secret underground HIV drugs network' in her home (via PinkNews)
12/01/15 Newly Unearthed Tapes Reveal Reagan Administration's Shocking Response To HIV/AIDS (via The Huffington Post)

Akashic Records
09/03/15 What Searchable Speech Will Do To You (via Nautilus) [see also: Linguistics]

Alien (entire franchise)
09/29/17 METROID: SAMUS RETURNS ISN'T JUST AN ACTION GAME—IT'S A FEMINIST HORROR TALE (via Wired) [cross-listed: Metroid]
05/17/17 Alien: Covenant and the Elizabeth Shaw Problem (via Den of Geek)
06/04/09 Troubles with the Real: Lacan as a Viewer in Alien (via lacan.com) [cross-listed: Lacan, Jacques; Zizek, Slavoj]

Aliens - see Extraterrestrial Life

Altmejd, David
00/00/00 David Altmejd: The Heart is a Werewolf (via The Louisiana Channel) 

Amazon (The company, not the forest)
06/25/17 Amazon Is Trying to Control the Underlying Infrastructure of Our Economy (via Motherboard.vice)
12/12/16 Amazon Warehouse Workers Have Resorted To Sleeping In Tents (via Motherboard.vice)
12/22/15 How Amazon Delivers Packages in Less Than an Hour (via TIME) 

American Agricultural Industry
01/31/18 We shouldn’t hide the gory details of how meat reaches our plate (via New Scientist)

American Anger
06/30/17 Freeway Fury (via 20/20) [2]

American Business + Corporation
09/29/17 Bad Job: Why corporate America is so much more awful than it used to be (via Slate)

American Economy, The
01/16/18 Why Is It So Hard for Americans to Get a Decent Raise? (via Slate)
03/06/17  Our Political Economy Is Designed to Create Poverty and Inequality (via The Nation)

American Foreign Policy
12/13/16 A Brief History of U.S. Intervention in Foreign Elections (via WNYC)

American Government/Politics
06/07/10  Kabuki Democracy: Why a Progressive Presidency Is Impossible, for Now (via The Nation)
04/24/07 Fascist America, in 10 easy steps (via Naomi Wolf for The Guardian) 

American Gun Culture + Mass Shootings
03/14/18 Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns? (via Scientific American) [cross-listed: White People]
02/28/18 Most Americans want more gun control. Why doesn't it happen? (via The New York Times)
01/25/18 Teen killed in Kentucky school shooting called mother as she died (via ABC news)
10/06/17 Are white males responsible for more mass shootings than any other group? (via PunditFact) [cross-listed: White People]
10/06/17 Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares With Other Countries (via NPR)
10/05/17 America’s Gun Fantasy (via Slate)
10/05/17 Bump stocks are selling briskly since Vegas attack, some sellers say (via CNN Money)
10/05/17 How bad is US gun violence? These charts show the scale of the problem (via The Guardian)
10/03/17 White Men Commit Mass Shootings More Than Any Other Group — Why Aren't We Talking About That? (via Bustle)
10/03/17 If You Don't Think Stephen Paddock "Fits the Mass Shooter Profile," You Haven't Been Paying Attention (via Elle)
10/03/17 Yes, Mass Shootings Have Gotten Worse. Here’s Why Researchers Know So Little About Them. (via Buzzfeed)
10/03/17 Google and Facebook help spread bad information after Las Vegas attack (via CNN) [see also: "Truth"]
10/02/17 After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its Megaphone (via The New York Times) [see also: "Truth"]
10/02/17 The worst kind of American exceptionalism (via The New York Times)
10/02/17 477 Days. 521 Mass Shootings. Zero Action From Congress. (via The New York Times)
10/02/17 Now Is the Time to Talk About Guns (via The New York Times)
10/02/17 THINGS MORE HEAVILY REGULATED THAN BUYING A GUN IN THE UNITED STATES (via McSweeney's)
10/01/17 How They Got Their Guns (via The New York Times)
00/00/16 The Gun Control Battle Isn't About Guns As Weapons. It's About Guns as Symbols. (via Big Think)
01/03/13 KURT EICHENWALD: LET’S REPEAL THE SECOND AMENDMENT (via Vanity Fair) [see also: Eichenwald, Kurt]

American Health Care System
10/04/17 Hospital costs for those with gun injuries approach $100,000 per patient (via MarketWatch)

American Horror Story (all seasons)
09/26/17 'American Horror Story: Cult' Is Not the Show We Need Right Now (via Inverse)

American Immigration
01/15/18 Terrorized by ISIS, Yazidi refugees find welcoming community in Nebraska (via PBS News Hour)

American Masculintiy
06/00/13 The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men (via The Atlantic) [cross-listed: Masculinity + Toxic Masculinity]

American Military + War
03/27/11 The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians (via RollingStone)
06/22/10 The Runaway General: The Profile That Brought Down McChrystal (via RollingStone)

American Music Industry
03/22/07 On the the State of the Music Business and the End of Mass Taste (Jacob Bernstein for The Huffington Post)

American Prison System
07/15/17 Do We Need Philosophy in Prisons? (via Big Think) [cross-listed: Philosophy]
00/00/17 Inside America's For-Profit Bail System (via Vice)

Americans
12/12/16 'Real America' is its own bubble (via The Washington Post) 
01/19/16 A Survey Shows Why Americans Are Angrier Than Ever (via Big Think) 

Amityville, NY
08/16/12 Christopher Lutz wants to put an end to the Amityville Horror (via Examiner.com)
00/00/00 Amityville Horror: Horror or Hoax? (via ABC News)

Anthropocene
04/12/18 We're Eating Our Own Trash! (via Gizmodo)
04/11/18 A dead sperm whale was found with 64 pounds of trash in its digestive system (via The Washington Post)
03/22/18 Plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find (via The Washington Post) [cross-listed: Apocalypse, Signs of the]
12/01/17 EPA drops rule requiring mining companies to have money to clean up pollution (via The Chicago Tribune) 
06/30/17 The Anthropocene is a time to create a new world, not preserve the old one (via e-flux)
04/26/16 What It's Like to Live in the World's Most Polluted City (via National Geographic)
01/11/16 Signs of the 'Human Age' (via The New York Times)
01/07/16 Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say (via The Guardian) 
01/07/16 Humans Leave a Telltale Residue on Earth (via Scientific American)
11/00/15 Death Wall: Extinction, Entropy, Singularity (via e-flux)

Anxiety
10/05/17 What Is It Like To Suffer From An Anxiety Disorder? (via NPR)
06/27/16 What It's Like to Have 'High-Functioning' Anxiety (via The Mighty)

Apocalypse, Consequences of the
07/09/17 While Corals Die Along The Great Barrier Reef, Humans Struggle To Adjust (via NPR) [cross listed: Climate Change]

Apocalypse, How to Avoid/Survive)
07/05/17 This pavement produces energy as you walk on it (via The Huffington Post)

Apocalypse, Signs of the
04/13/18 Sharks Gathering in Swarms of Up to 1,400 Leave Scientists Bewildered (via Inverse)
04/12/18 Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds (via The New York Times)
04/12/18 Russian state TV is telling viewers to stockpile food in preparation for war (via Vice News)
04/03/18 Just 66 Percent Of Young Adults In America Accept That Earth Is Round, According To New Survey (via IFL Science) 
03/22/18 Plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find (via The Washington Post) [cross-listed: Anthropocene]
03/20/18 Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies (via NPR)
03/20/18 Last northern white rhino dies (via BBC News)
02/27/18 Temperatures at the North Pole Rose to the Melting Point This Weekend (via NOVA)
02/27/18 Spring has arrived early for much of the US. It’s gorgeous — and concerning. (via Vox)
02/02/18 So much trash in the ocean! We can do better. (via random Facebook page)
10/12/17 Yellowstone supervolcano may blow sooner than thought — and could wipe out life on the planet (via USA Today)
10/05/17 Researchers Find 100-Million-Year-Old Virus In The Blood Of Pregnant Women (via IFL Science)
10/04/17 Giant python: Indonesians eat huge snake after man defeats reptile (via BBC News)
10/04/17 Raccoons Could Totally Overthrow Humans, Scientist Warns (via Inverse)
10/03/17 Two-Headed Calf Born In Pakistan And It's Actually Surviving (via IFL Science)
07/05/17 New studies shed light on insecticide’s effect on bees, economic consequences of climate change (via PBS Newshour) [cross-listed: Bees and/or colony collapse]
04/17/17 Somehow, A Beaver Ended Up Herding A Bunch Of Cattle On This Ranch (via Buzzfeed)

Apocalypse, The
02/05/18 These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we'll get in 2090 (via Popular Science) [cross-listed: Climate Change]
02/00/18 Major world city nearly out of water (via Salon TV) [cross-listed: Climate Change]
06/28/16 Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good (via Motherboard.vice)
05/05/17 Stephen Hawing just moved up humanity's deadline for escaping Earth (via The Washington Post)
03/14/17 Fed Spending Millions to Survive Nuclear War (via Real Clear Science)
03/14/17 Video Game Study Suggests Humans Get More Peaceful As The World Ends (via IFL Science) [cross-listed: video games]

Apple
09/07/16 Courage. (via Tech Crunch) [capitalism?]

Appropriation
00/00/09 Statements on Appropriation, Michalis Pichler (via Ubu Web)
01/01/07 Appropriation, Collage and the Cultural Condition (via Theory Now)

Arbus, Diane
04/19/17 The Evolution of Diane Arbus in 35mm (via Hyperallergic)
06/00/16 In the Picture: A New Biography of Diane Arbus (via The New Yorker)

Architecture
12/15/16 How Never-Built Architecture Negotiated New York City's Grid (via The Atlantic's City Lab) [cross-listed: New York City]
06/01/10 When Less Was More (Jayne Merkel for the The New York Times)

Art
12/01/15 Why the Art World's Raging Narcissism Epidemic is Killing Art (via artnet news)
12/01/15 These Scientists Are Trying to Quantify Your Taste in Art (via New York Magazine)
11/19/15 Closing the Loop: Does Art Require an Audience? (via ARTSLANT)
07/17/11 Confirmation Bias and Art (via Scientific American)

Art Business
03/09/17 There Are More Resources Than Ever to Help You Become a Successful Artist (via Art.sy)
06/23/16 Galleries Shift Shape to Survive in a Changing Art World (via The New York Times)[Roberta Smith]
06/12/16 The Art Market (in Four Parts) - Art Fairs (via Artsy)

Art Education
04/09/18 What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art (via KQED News)
08/10/16 Grading Creativity: Can a standardized exam save arts eduction? (via The Atlantic)

Arts Funding (Articles)
05/00/15 'Sphere Today: Artisphere cost Arlington County millions. Should that matter? (via Washington City Paper)
"Artisphere's closure is symptomatic of a much larger political view of culture in which the arts are important to community building, but funding them is not; art is valued, but using public money to support artists or organizations is suspect."

Art World, The
02/02/18 State of the Culture, IV: Why the ‘Art World’ as We Know It Is Ending (via ArtNet News)
02/13/17 THE INVENTION OF THE DOWNTOWN ART SCENE (via The New Yorker)

Art of the Steal, The
03/07/10 'The Art of the Steal' highlights one-sided nature of some documentaries (via The Washington Post)

Artificial Intelligence
03/21/18 AI Will Change Health Care Jobs for the Better (via Harvard Business Review)
02/05/18 Can Computers Learn Like Humans? (via NPR)
10/04/17 Will Robots Learn to Lie to Us? They Should. (via Glasstire)
07/01/17 AI Creates Art That Critics Can't Distinguish From Human-Created Work (via IFL Science!)
05/30/17 There's a 5% Chance A.I. Leads to Extinction-Level Disaster (via Inverse)
04/03/17 A.I. VERSUS M.D. (via The New Yorker)
12/25/16 THE CHATBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: refugees]
12/08/16 This AI's attempt to write a Christmas carol is absolutely bone-chilling (via A.V. Club)
12/04/16 Google AI Invents Its Own Language (via Tech In Asia)
12/01/16 Extraterrestrials May Be Robots Without Consciousness (via Nautilus) [cross-listed: Consciousness, Extraterrestrials]
07/08/16 Robots can crack the Turing test just by staying quiet (via Science Alert)
06/25/16 Artificial Intelligence's White Guy Problem (via The New York Times)
02/06/16 How Researchers Got a Robot to Change Colors Like a Chameleon (via Slate)
01/27/16 Google achieves AI 'breakthrough' by beating Go champion (via BBC News)
01/05/16 Is panic over robots and artificial intelligence justified? (via e-flux)
12/12/15 Elon Musk Announces Open AI: A Non-Profit to Help Prevent Skynet (via Nerdist)
11/05/15 These are the stocks to watch as robots take over the world (via Market Watch)
09/03/15 Don't Worry, Smart Machines Will Take Us With Them (via Nautilus)
06/21/14 No, Eugene didn't pass the Turing Test - but he will soon (via The Telegraph)
06/09/14 Interview with Eugene Goostman, the Fake Kid Who Passed the Turing Test (via TIME) - "The milestone conveniently occured 60 years to the day after Alan Turing passed away . . . "

Astrology
01/16/18 The New Age of Astrology (via The Atlantic)

Atomic/Nuclear Weapons
10/09/17 The True Scale of Nuclear Weapons Should Give You Serious Anxiety (via Science Alert)

Ault, Julie
12/06/13 Coming Home to Liberace: Julie Ault's Collection Returns (via Art in America) 

Aurora/Northern Lights
00/00/00 Aurora Forecast (via Servie Aurora)

Avedon, Richard
00/00/00 Showstopper: Richard Avedon (via Juxtapoz Magazine)

The Babadook
06/09/17 Why the “Gay Babadook” Meme Is So Bewitching (via Slate)
06/08/17 How a simple Netflix error led to the Babadook becoming a gay icon (via Polygon)

Baldessari, John
00/00/00 John Baldessari: Art is who I am (via Louisiana Channel)

Baptisms
12/01/15 Baptisms Are Beautiful and Mysterious (via Slate)

Bass, Rick
05/25/11 Writing Advice: Rick Bass’s ‘Danger’ (Rick Bass for The Huffington Post)

"Bearing Witness"
06/12/17 'Twin Peaks' Recap: Hit and Run (via RollingStone) [cross-listed: "Twin Peaks"]

Beauty/Aesthetics
05/13/14 Beauty Is a Form of Genius (via Nowness)
01/29/13 The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations (via LiveScience)

Bees and/or Colony Collapse
07/05/17 New studies shed light on insecticide’s effect on bees, economic consequences of climate change (via PBS Newshour) [cross-listed: Apocalypse, Signs of]

Belief
02/24/16 How One Doctor Is Waging War On Bulls**t Science (via The Huffington Post)
02/12/16 Fear of a vengeful God may explain humanity's global expansion (via The Washington Post)
01/29/16 Iceland Is Officially Worshipping Norse Gods Again (via Big Think)
12/14/15 Why People Believe Meaningless Bullsh*t (via New York Magazine)
11/07/15 Conspiracy theories: why people need to believe that the truth is hidden out there (via The Guardian) 
01/21/15 Bombshell Scientology Film Revealed: Alex Gibney on Cruise, Travolta and 'the Prison of Belief' (via The Hollywood Reporter)
03/01/10 Belief in the Brain (via Scientific American)

Beyoncé
04/16/18 Beyoncé is a paradox. That’s what makes her an icon. (via Vox)
02/10/16 "Formation" Exploits New Orleans' Trauma (via Slate)
02/10/16 My (Apparently) Obligatory Response To 'Formation': In List Form (via Radical Faggot)

Bhutto, Benazir
01/10/18 Are we any closer to finding out who was behind the death of Benazir Bhutto? (via BBC World Service)

Bible, The
03/25/11 Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters (via The Huffington Post)

The Big Bang
03/16/18 This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang (via Science Alert) [cross-listed: Time]
03/14/18 Why the big bang was not the beginning (via New Scientist)

The Big Lebowski
09/04/08 'The Big Lebowski': The Decade of the Dude (via RollingStone)
09/04/08 The Dude: A Hero for Our Time (via RollingStone)

Big Little Lies
04/04/17 The Women On 'Big Little Lies' Don't Talk About Their Clothes & It Makes The Show That Much Better (via Bustle)
04/04/17 The Complicated Californian Dream of Big Little Lies (via The New Republic)
04/04/17 Big Little Lessons: 'Big Little Lies' has plenty to teach the rest of television (via The Ringer)
04/04/17 Some Final Thoughts on Big Little Lies, Prestige Television, and Reese Witherspoon (via Jezebel)
04/03/17 With "Big Little Lies" finale, fans celebrate depiction of female friendship (via CBS News)
04/03/17 The Stunning Finale Of ‘Big Little Lies’ Is What Happens When Women Drive Art (via The Huffington Post)
04/03/17 What male critics' dismissal of Big Little Lies says about women's stories (via Stuff New Zealand)
04/03/17 The Refreshing Clarity of the ‘Big Little Lies’ Finale (via Flavorwire)
04/03/17 In Its Final Moments, Big Little Lies Transcends Its White Feminism (via Jezebel)
04/02/17 ‘Big Little Lies’ and the Art of Empathy (via The New York Times)
04/02/17 THE CATHARTIC FINALE OF "BIG LITTLE LIES" (via The New Yorker)
04/02/17 Nicole Kidman Delivered A Career-Defining Performance On ‘Big Little Lies’ (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: Kidman, Nicole]
04/01/17 ‘Big Little Lies’ Captures Women in Ways That Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Doesn’t (via Heatstreet)
03/30/17 Big Little Lies is less about the murder plot, more about the conundrum of motherhood (via Globe and Mail)
03/28/17 Big Little Lies Is Exposing That No One Knows How to Talk About Abusive Relationships (via Jezebel)
03/25/17 Madeline of ‘Big Little Lies’ is the anti-hero women need right now (via The New York Post)
03/23/17 How Schoolyard Drama and Domestic Violence Converge on ‘Big Little Lies’ (via Flavorwire)
03/22/17 Why Are Male Critics So Baffled By ‘Big Little Lies’? (via kveller)
03/20/17 ‘Big Little Lies’ is a terrible whodunnit (via The New York Post)
03/21/17 ‘Big Little Lies’ Offers A Rare, Nuanced Portrayal Of An Abusive Relationship (via The Huffington Post)
03/06/17 THE SURPRISING GENEROSITY OF "BIG LITTLE LIES" (via The New Yorker)
02/16/17 Review: In ‘Big Little Lies,’ Monterey Moms and Their Clichés (via The New York Times)
00/00/17 What You Should Read About the ‘Big Little Lies’ Finale (via The New York Times)

Bigfoot
11/11/15 Looking for Sasquatch: an expedition along the 'Oregon Bigfoot Highway' (via The Guardian) 
10/30/15 What attending a Bigfoot believers convention is like (via A.V. Club)

Biology
03/01/16 All 2.3 Million Species Are Mapped into a Single Circle of Life (via Scientific American)

Bilal, Wafaa
01/13/16 In New Artwork, Wafaa Bilal Enlists the Public to Rebuild a Destroyed Baghdad Library (via ArtSlant)
00/00/16 Global Thinkers 2016: Wafaa Bilal (via gt.foreignpolicy.com)

Blackwater
04/03/17 Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel (via The Washington Post) [cross-listed: Trump, Donald]

Black Holes
02/26/18 Some Black Holes Erase Your Past and Give You Unlimited Futures (via Motherboard.Vice)
01/10/18 Chung-Pei Ma is both a gifted violinist and one of the world’s foremost black hole hunters. (via Nova)
01/10/18 What's inside a black hole? (via Nova)
01/10/18 This Year, We’ll See a Black Hole for the First Time in History (via Futurism)

Black Lives Matter
07/21/16 The next time someone says 'all lives matter,' show them these 5 paragraphs (via Fusion)
04/00/16 Law professor's response to BLM shirt complaint (via imgur)

Black Panther (& discourse surrounding)
02/27/18 The game-raising partnership of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan goes beyond Black Panther (via AV Club)
02/26/18 Why I Connect To ‘Black Panther’ As An Asian Man (via The Huffington Post)
02/24/18 ‘Black Panther’ and the Real, Lost Wakandas (via The Daily Beast)
02/23/18 Black Panther Is the Most Feminist Superhero Movie Yet (via Slate)
02/23/18 The powerful politics of Killmonger (via Salon)
02/23/18 The women of ‘Black Panther’ are empowered not just in politics and war, but also in love (via The Washington Post)
02/23/18 Are Black Americans Allowed In Wakanda? (via The Huffington Post)
02/23/18 Black Women Are Black Panther's Mightiest Heroes (via i09)
02/23/18 Black Panther’s Costume Designer on 8 of the Film’s Iconic Looks (via Vulture)
02/22/18 Beyond Expectations (via The Nation)
02/21/18 Black Panther’s Dialect Coach on Wakanda’s Regional Accents and Prepping Actors (via Slate)
02/21/18 Black Panther's Killmonger Is Everyone Who Loves Wakanda Even Though It Didn't Love Us (via i09)
02/21/18 Are White Film Critics Grading Black Panther on a Curve? (via The Root)
02/20/18 ‘Black Panther’ is king. But villain Killmonger just took over the bad-guy throne. (via The Washington Post)
02/20/18 The growth of Marvel’s universe through “Black Panther” is welcome (via The Economist)
02/20/18 Will Black Panther’s Box-Office Success Change Hollywood’s Conventional Wisdom on Black Movies? (via Vulture)
02/19/18 'Black Panther': How T'Challa Avoids Toxic Masculinity (via The Hollywood Reporter)
02/19/18 When Black Panther 2 Happens, It Needs To Feature This Unused Character Concept (via i09)
02/18/18 “Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa” (via The New Yorker)
02/18/18 “Black Panther” is a film about history . . . that makes history (via Salon)
02/18/18 The Historic Success Of "Black Panther" Should Change Hollywood Forever (via Buzzfeed)
02/18/18 I Took 7th Graders to See ‘Black Panther.’ Here’s What They Said. (via The New York Times)
02/17/18 Danai Gurira On Her 'Black Panther' Role: 'She Protects What We Would Have Been' (via NPR)
02/17/18 The resurgence of Afrofuturism goes beyond ‘Black Panther,’ to Janelle Monáe, Jay-Z and more (via The Washington Post)
02/17/18 Don’t Play With Our Emotions: Black Panther and Queer Representation (via The Glow Up)
02/16/18 Here's Why Black Panther Didn't Include a Certain Major Marvel Connection (via i09)
02/16/18 'Black Panther' Costume Designer Draws On 'The Sacred Geometry Of Africa' (via NPR)
02/16/18 Black Panther Is More Than a Superhero Movie (via The Atlantic)
02/16/18 Black Panther Deserves to Be Worshipped (via The Muse)
02/15/18 How That Big 'Black Panther' Mid-Credits Scene Changes Marvel Movies Forever (via Inverse)
02/15/18 A Brief History of Wakanda, Black Panther’s Fictional Utopia (via Vulture)
02/15/18 'Black Panther' Poised to Shatter a Hollywood Myth (via The New York Times)
02/12/18 Wakanda's Indomitable Culture Is Why the Women of Black Panther Are so Dynamic (via i09)
02/12/18 Why 'Black Panther' Is a Defining Moment for Black America (via The New York Times)
02/09/18 ‘A different kind of superhero’: Why ‘Black Panther’ will mean so much to so many (via The Washington Post)
02/07/18 HOW BLACK PANTHER IS REWRITING HOLLYWOOD’S NARRATIVE ABOUT BLACKNESS (via Nerdist)
02/07/18 ‘Black Panther’ Is Ready To Take Dark-Skinned Actresses (And Colorism) Seriously (via The Huffington Post)
00/00/00 Black Panther Film Movie Companion for Middle Grades (via ???)

Black Swan
12/29/10 Dirty Dancing: Is Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky's tawdry thriller, a work of camp? (via Slate)

Blade Runner
10/03/17 'Blade Runner' and the Dystopic Los Angeles (via Citylab)

Blade Runner 2049
10/10/17 Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians (via Motherboard.Vice) [cross-listed: Race + Hollywood; Cyberpunk)
10/10/17 Blade Runner 2049 values humanity in a way we don’t (via i News)
10/10/17 HOW BLADE RUNNER 2049 EXPERTLY EXPOUNDS ON THE MEANING OF LIFE (via Nerdist)
10/09/17 'Blade Runner 2049': The Deckard Question Matters More Than You Think (via The Hollywood Reporter) [cross-listed: Race + Hollywood]
09/29/17 Blade Runner 2049 review – a gigantic spectacle of pure hallucinatory craziness (via The Guardian)

Body Image, Male
05/29/17 Baywatch Is the Latest Proof That Male Stars Are Too Buff Now (via Slate)
09/02/16 How to get a six-pack in 12 weeks (via British GQ)
08/16/16 Everything you need to do now to look your absolute best through the big 3-0, and beyond (via GQ)
05/17//16 Your Sculpted Pecs Are Worthless (via Vice)

Book, Max
10/02/12 Max Book: Stockholm, at Christian Larsen (via Art in America)

Books (General)
07/03/17 The oldest dated and printed book (via BBC World)
01/12/10 7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World (via Cracked)

Bourgeois, Louise
03/01/16 Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence: The Cells at Guggenheim Bilbao (via Elephant)

Boursier-Mougenot, Céleste
04/30/15 French Pavilion Artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot Teaches the World to Sing (via ArtNEWS)

Bourdain, Anthony
2/13/17 ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S MOVABLE FEAST (via The New Yorker)

Bowie, David
01/16/16 David Bowie: Invisible New Yorker (via The New York Times)
01/13/16 'Thank you, Mr. Bowie. You Changed Our Lives.' (via The New York Times)
01/12/16 "A bold, knowing charismatic creature, neither male nor female": Camille Paglia remembers a hero, David Bowie (via Salon)
01/11/16 Queen Bitch (via The Paris Review)
02/03/15 Meet the Mysterious 'White Witch' Who Exorcised David Bowie's Cocaine Palace (via Dangerous Minds)

BP
05/28/10 The Spill, The Scandal and the President (via RollingStone) [cross listed: Gulf Oil Spill, Obama, Barack]

Bradford, Mark
12/09/15 AIDS, Abstraction, and Absent Bodies: A Conversation with Mark Bradford (via Hyperallergic)
11/11/15 Artist Mark Bradford on creating works of social abstraction (via Time Out New York)

Brokeback Mountain
10/13/97 "Brokeback Mountain" (via The New Yorker)

Bruguera, Tania
10/17/16 Why we should back Tania Bruguera's presidential bid for a free Cuba (via The Guardian)

Buddhism
09/26/17 Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True (via NPR)

Burtynsky, Edward
12/19/16 The Long View: Edward Burtynsky’s quest to photograph a changing planet. (via The New Yorker) 

Bush, George W. 
03/03/17 GEORGE W. BUSH'S PAINTED ATONEMENTS (via The New Yorker)

Butler, Judith
07/05/17 Judith Butler on “building a world together” (via e-flux)

Byrdcliffe
08/14/03 100 Years Ago, When the Arts Found Woodstock (via The New York Times)

Call Me By Your Name
02/27/18 Armie Hammer Talks Call Me by Your Name's Intimate Connection (via OUT)

Calle, Sophie
06/18/16 Following Sophie Calle (via Hyperallergic)

Cannibalism (see also Sparagmos and Omophagia)
09/26/17 Russian "cannibal couple" may have murdered dozens (via CBS News)
09/26/17 Russian ‘cannibal couple’ may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say (via The Washington Post)

Capitalism
09/11/17 Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next (via Fast Company)
06/17/16 Senator Mark Warner says it's time for 'capitalism 2.0' (via Marketplace) [Mark Warner]
01/28/16 Is capitalism an ecological system? (via e-flux) [cross-list with Web of Life, Capra]
12/23/15 [ed] How Being A Psychopath Will Help You Get Ahead (via IFL Science)

Cassini spacecraft
09/00/17 CASSINI'S GRAND TOUR (via National Geographic)

Chan, Paul
11/21/14 Paul Chan Attributes Hugo Boss Prize to Mistake (via Art in America)
11/12/12 "On Democracy" by Saddam Hussein, edited by Paul Chan (via BookForum) [cross-listed: Hussein, Saddam]
09/05/12 What Can Saddam Teach Us About Democracy? Or, Why Did Paul Chan Publish a Book About a Dictator's Speeches? (via Walker Art Center) [cross-listed: Hussein, Saddam; Democracy]

Chicago, Judy
02/07/18 Judy Chicago, the Godmother (via The New York Times)

Chin, Justin
12/29/15 In Remembrance: Justin Chin (via Lambda Literary) 

Chong, Heman
06/01/16 WRITING AND NON-WRITING (via Art in America)

Christo & Jeanne-Claude
06/22/16 How Christo Built His Latest Work: Two Miles of Floating Walkway (via Wired)

Clarke, Arthur C. 
08/09/69 OUT OF THE EGO CHAMBER (via The New Yorker)

Class + America
07/08/16 Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people's survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling (via Salon)

Climate Change
04/12/18 Climate Change Is Slowing Down The Atlantic Ocean Current, Two Studies Suggest (via IFL Science)
02/00/18 Major world city nearly out of water (via Salon TV) [cross-listed: Climate Change]
02/05/18 These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we'll get in 2090 (via Popular Science) [cross-listed: Apocalypse, The]
07/09/17 While Corals Die Along The Great Barrier Reef, Humans Struggle To Adjust (via NPR) [cross listed: Apocalypse, Consequences of the]
06/14/17 Climate Change Just Opened a 'Gateway to the Underworld' in Siberia (via Motherboard.Vice)

Clinton, Hillary
06/13/17 Hillary for Shadow President (via U.S. News & World Report)
06/03/17 Why Do They Hate Her? (via Politico)
12/11/16 Madonna and Hillary: 'Witch' and 'Nasty Woman' as Sisters in Arms (via The New York Times) [cross-listed: Madonna, Feminism]
07/23/16 If at first you don't succeed: how Hillary Clinton came back from the brink (via The Guardian)
07/18/16 The continuing political decline of Hillary Clinton (via The Washington Post)
07/10/16 Who is Hillary Clinton? (via CNN)
03/28/16 This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest (via The Guardian) 
02/25/16 America loves women like Hillary Clinton - as long as they're not asking for a promotion (via Quartz)
01/10/11 Madame Secretary (via The Advocate)

Clinton Road (West Milford, NJ)
08/31/16 7 Of The Most Haunted Roads In America — Seriously, Find Another Route [#2] (via Bustle)
05/23/14 Clinton Road, New Jersey: The scariest and strangest road in the U.S. (via Daily News)

Cloud Atlas
03/19/18 'Cloud Atlas' Sucks, but You Should Still Watch It (via Vice)

Clowns (actual, not metaphoric)
09/27/17 Woman arrested in 27-year-old Florida killer clown case (via CBS News)

Coates, Ta-Nehisi
10/04/17 Ta-Nehisi Coates Tells Stephen Colbert He Doesn’t Have Hope For America (via Daily Beast)
01/01/17 My President Was Black (via The Atlantic) [cross-listed: Obama, Barack]
09/29/17 We should have seen Trump coming (Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Guardian) [cross-listed: Trump, Donald]

Cohn, Roy
01/07/18 President Trump Called For Roy Cohn, But Roy Cohn Was Gone (via NPR)
04/14/17 Eavesdropping on Roy Cohn and Donald Trump (via The New Yorker)

Coincidences
06/29/17 6 Famouse Coincidences (via History.com)

Color
03/06/16 WATCH: The world's blackest material just got even more black (via Science Alert)
03/01/16 The Darkest Color in the World Is Now Owned Exclusively by Artist Anish Kapoor (via Curbed)
01/14/15 Olafur Eliason on Turning Light into Color (via Hyperallergic) [cross-listed: Light, Artist]

Comic Books + LGBT Representation in
02/19/18 The Iceman Cometh Out (via The New York Times)

Conceptual Art
07/12/12 How To Talk About Art: Conceptual Art Edition (via Hyperallergic)

Conner, Bruce
07/09/16 An Artist Who Possessed a Third Eye (via Hyperallergic)
07/03/16 Bruce Conner: It's All True (via MoMA)

Consciousness
02/02/18 Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious? (via The New York Times)
04/04/17 Is consciousness just an illusion? (via BBC)
12/01/16 Extraterrestrials May Be Robots Without Consciousness (via Nautilus) [cross-listed: Artificial Intelligence, Extraterrestrials]
10/19/16 Consciousness could be a side effect of 'entropy' say researchers (via Science Alert)
06/18/16 2300 years later, Plato's theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience (via Quartz)
11/06/15 Leading Theory About How Consciousness Works may Be Wrong (via IFL Science)
11/04/15 Leading theory of consciousness rocked by oddball study (via New Scientist)
10/13/15 Sleep Paralysis Is the Most Terrifying State of Consciousness (via Big Think) [cross-listed: Sleep Paralysis]
00/00/00 Museums: Managers of Consciousness (Hans Haacke) [cross listed: Haacke, Hans, Museums] 

Conspiracy Theories
02/27/18 We studied thousands of anonymous posts about the Parkland attack — and found a conspiracy in the making (via The Washington Post)
09/30/17 The curious case of the alien in the photo and the mystery that took years to solve (via The Guardian) [see also: Extraterrestrials; Roswell, New Mexico]
07/01/17 No, NASA is not hiding kidnapped children on Mars (via The Washington Post)
06/30/17 Trump-Endorsed Media Outlet Accuses NASA of Operating Child Slave Colony on Mars (via Slate)
06/27/16 5 Eerie Conspiracies Theorists Were Right About All Along (via Cracked)
01/27/16 How to Tell If Conspiracy Theories Are Real: Here's the Math (via LiveScience)
01/25/16 Everyone - Including You - Is a Conspiracy Theorist About Something (via New York Magazine)
10/28/15 12 Million Reasons to Believe in Lizard People (via Motherboard.Vice)

Cooper, D.B.
01/09/18 Investigators Claim To Have Uncovered The True Identity Of DB Cooper (via IFL Science)
01/13/17 Scientists say they may have new evidence in D.B. Cooper case (via USA Today)

Cooper, Dennis (Author, not Actor)
07/14/16 Dennis Cooper fears censorship as Google erases blog without warning (via The Guardian) [cross-listed: Google]

Cosmology
03/14/16 Astronomers Discover the Biggest Structure in the Known Universe (via Futurism)

"Covfefe"
05/31/17 'Covfefe' Kerfuffle: Trump's Typo Sparks A Search For Meaning, And Humor (via NPR)

Cox, Laverne
07/10/14 Laverne Cox: The Making of an Icon (via The Advocate) 

Crawford, Joan
03/17/17 The Heartwarming Joan Crawford Friendship Behind Ryan Murphy’s Feud (via Vanity Fair) [cross-listed: Feud, William Haines, Ryan Murphy]

Creative Entrepreneurship
01/00/15 The Death of the Artist - and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur (via The Atlantic)
12/30/14 The Artist Endures (via The Atlantic)

Crewdson, Gregory
01/08/16 Gregory Crewdson (via Vogue Italia) 
01/11/16 Discover Gregory Crewdson's New Surreal Photographs (via TIME) 

Crimp, Douglas
10/29/77 Pictures (via Artists Space)

Chromophobia
02/17/15 Chromophobia (via Gagosian)

Cryptids and/or Phantasmagoria
12/13/16 People are freaking out over this 'monstrosity' that washed up in New Zealand (via Science Alert) 
08/10/16 'Mystery Monster' Found in Siberian Mine (via Seeker) 
02/12/16 Mystery of Bizarre Sea Creature Solved (via The Huffington Post)
02/12/16 Hey, Even A Yeti Needs to Pee Sometimes (via The Huffington Post)
01/22/16 Undiscovered Crevice at the Bottom of Loch Ness is Big Enough to Hide a Monster (via Gizmodo)
01/22/16 [ed} Nessie Found! Or not. (via Nerdist)
01/22/16 Loch Ness Trench Spurs Monster Speculation (via Discovery News)
01/21/16 Newly Discovered Trench In Loch Ness Is Just The Right Size For A Monster (via The Huffington Post)
01/10/16 Idaho mountain lion had teeth growing from forehead (via BBC News)
01/10/16 Mountain Lion Found With Teeth Growing Out Of Its Head (via The Huffington Post)
01/09/16 Deformed mountain lion a mystery (via FOX 2 St. Louis) 
01/09/16 Hunter discovers deformed mountain lion in Idaho (via FOX 6 Milwaukee)
01/08/16 Identities, Nations, and Histories Painfully Stitched Together (via Hyperallergic)
11/03/15 'Sea Monster' Photographed In Waters Off Greece (via The Huffington Post)
11/22/13 The Lake Monsters of America (via Atlas Obscura) 
02/16/12 Iceland's 'Worm Monster' Caught on Video (via LiveScience)
00/00/00 The Jersey Devil (via Weird NJ)

Cultural Appropriation
03/16/18 How Do We Talk About Cultural Appropriation Between People of Color? (via Vulture)
10/20/15 The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation (via The Atlantic)

Cultural Studies
01/17/18 When Pop Culture Sells Dangerous Myths About Romance (via The Atlantic)
04/18/10 D.I.Y. Culture (Michael Kimmelman for The New York Times)

Cunningham, Bill
06/25/16 Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87 (via The New York Times)
06/25/16 Bill Cunningham Thought Every New Yorker Was Worth Photographing (via New York Magazine)

Curiosity
02/25/16 Curiosity Depends on What You Already Know (via Nautilus) 

Curiosity (Rover)
07/08/16 The Rover on Mars Mysteriously Powered Down a Few Days Ago (via Atlas Obscura)

Cybernetics
07/07/16 Made of gold, powered by heart cells of rats - meet the robo-ray (via The Guardian)

Cyberpunk
10/10/17 Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians (via Motherboard.Vice) [cross-listed: Blade Runner 2049; Race + Hollywood)

Dada
07/08/16 Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago. So What? (via The New York Times)

Daesh
02/09/17 A PHOTOGRAPHER’S VIEW OF A BATTLE TO DESTROY ISIS (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Syria]
02/06/17 THE AVENGERS OF MOSUL: The desperate fight, block by block, to destroy ISIS (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Syria]
11/11/15 'This is a Genocide': Art Historian Zainab Bahrani on ISIS's Destruction of Cultural Heritage (via ArtNews)

Dark Matter
02/05/18 There could be entire stars and planets made out of dark matter (via New Scientist)
12/03/17 Dark Matter and Dark Energy Don’t Exist. New Theory Says the Universe Works Without Them (via Big Think)
06/24/16 Physicists Think They May Have Accidentally Discovered Dark Matter (via IFL Science)

Dark Sky Parks
00/00/00 International Dark Sky Parks (via International Dark Sky Association)

Dark Web, The
02/09/16 The Research Pirates of the Dark Web (via The Atlantic)

Daniels, Danni
10/08/15 Danni Daniels Is Dominating Porn with Her Nine-Inch Dick (via Vice) [cross listed: pornography; Transgender Issues]

Data - see Information Age

Davis, Lisa Corinne
01/24/18 Massry exhibit asks viewers to chart own paths (via Albany Times Union)

Death
03/08/16 Into That Good Night (via Slate)
02/10/15 Is your fear of death abnormal? (via Science Alert) [cross-list: celebrity]
10/26/15 Quantum Physics Explains - "Death Is An Illusion Created By Our Consciousness?" (via Truth Theory) [cross-list: consciousness, folklore, Quantum Physics, "Pseudo-Science"]
03/01/14 Can Reflecting On Death Make You More Altruistic? (via Big Think)
01/29/14 What Happens When You Die? (via LiveScience) 
07/00/13 The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death (via Ted)

Death + Physiology
06/07/17 We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing (via Motherboard.Vice)
06/23/16 Hundreds of Genes Spring Back to Life in Days After Death (via Gizmodo)
06/21/16 Hundreds of genes seen sparking to life two days after death (via New Scientist)

Death Valley
11/14/16 Death Valley is Alive (via The New Yorker)

Debord, Guy
08/10/16 An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord's 'Society of the Spectacle' (via Hyperallergic)

Decluttering
01/10/17 THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF DECLUTTERING IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD (via The New Yorker)

Decker, Josephine
Abromovic, Marina
08/13/14 Why Does MoMA Hate My Body? (Josephine Decker for NY Press) [cross listed: Abrmovic, Marina]

Deep Web
07/07/16 Everything You Need To Know About Tor And The Deep Web (via IFL Science)

Deep Water Horizon (see Gulf Oil Spill)

Déjà Vu
10/19/15 What is Déjà Vu? Michio Kaku Wonders If It's Triggered by Parallel Universes (via Open Culture)

Democracy
11/07/16 The Case Against Democracy (via The New Yorker)
09/05/12 What Can Saddam Teach Us About Democracy? Or, Why Did Paul Chan Publish a Book About a Dictator's Speeches? (via Walker Art Center) [cross-listed: Chan, Paul; Hussein, Saddam]

Demon House
01/11/18 Freestyle Digital Locks Up ‘Demon House’ (via Deadline)

Depression
04/12/18 What It’s Like to Know You’ll Be on Antidepressants for Life (via The Cut)
01/07/18 Is everything you think you know about depression wrong? (via The Guardian)
09/28/17 You Can't Cure Depression By Working Out (via Vice)
04/03/17 Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones (via The New York Times)
09/12/16 David Foster Wallace Wrote the Best and Worst Thing About Depression (via New York Magazine) [cross-listed: Wallace, David Foster]

Dimensions
02/12/16 Researchers have just added a second dimension to the early chemistry of the Solar System (via Science Alert)

Disaster
04/14/15 Disaster Writing: New Book By Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist Wreaks Havoc on Original Thought (via ArtNEWS)

Diva Worship
01/13/14 Gay Men Betrayed By Their Divas (via The Advocate)

Diversity
03/14/17 Fear of Diversity Made People More Likely to Vote Trump (via The Nation) [cross-listed: White People; Trump, Donald]

Doomsday Vault
04/02/17 Norway Gets a New Doomsday Vault That Stores Data (via Gizmodo)

Doubt
10/26/15 Learning to Deal With the Imposter Syndrome (via The New York Times)

Drag (see also: RuPaul + Drag Race)
02/01/18 How RuPaul's Drag Race Became Mainstream in a Way No One Ever Thought Possible (via E! News)
01/25/17 Make Way for the Queens: A Roundtable on the Future of Drag (via GQ)
01/17/18 'Dragula' Is Loud, Weird, and Pisses on Heteronormativity (via Vice)
01/17/18 Is This the Golden Age of Drag? Yes. And No. (via The New York Times)
12/05/15 Bianca Del Rio Painted Willam in E.T. Drag And Life Is Complete Now (via New Now Next)
02/03/15 Here's Why Drag Isn't Blackface, Mary Cheney (via Queerty)

Durant, Sam
06/01/17 'Let it burn': U.S. art critics respond to the Walker's takedown of 'Scaffold' (via The Star Tribune) [cross-listed: The Walker {museum}, Scaffold]

Earhart, Amelia
07/05/17 A newly unearthed photo shows Amelia Earhart survived her final flight, investigators say (via The Washington Post)

Ecology
06/30/17 Wildlife Activists Plan Lawsuits To Protect Yellowstone Grizzlies (via NPR)
09/08/16 In 20 Short Years, We've Wiped Out 10 Percent Of Earth's Wilderness (via The Huffington Post)

Education (General + K-12)
03/16/18 IS PADDLING LEGAL? ARKANSAS STUDENTS PADDLED FOR TAKING PART IN NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT AGAINST VIOLENCE (via Newsweek)
10/19/16 Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die (via Intellectual Takeout)
07/08/16 Should Pre-K Teachers Be Earning Poverty Wages? (via TakePart)

Ego (& Art)
12/30/14 The Ego-Centric Art World is Killing Art (via ArtNet News)

Eichenwald, Kurt
01/03/13 KURT EICHENWALD: LET’S REPEAL THE SECOND AMENDMENT (via Vanity Fair) [see also: American Gun Culture]

Eisenmann, Nicole
06/03/16 Nicole Eisenmann (via The Brooklyn Rail)

Election 2016
03/17/18 Facebook is again having to account for its role in 2016 election (via CNN) [cross-listed: Facebook]
12/13/16 This Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama (via TIME) [cross-listed: Obama, Barack, Race + America]
12/11/16 Russia's Hand in America's Election (via The New York Times)
11/23/16 After This Election, I Don't Owe Anyone My Silence Or Unity (via Bustle)
11/21/16 Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump's America (via The New Yorker)

The Electric Pencil
01/00/08 Phantasmagoria Americana (via Art On Paper)

Electrical Fields
12/05/15 How Cuttlefish Hide From Sharks (via Slate)

Eliasson, Olafur
01/14/15 Olafur Eliasson on Turning Light into Color (via Hyperallergic) [cross-listed: Color, Light]

Entropic Gravity
12/16/16 Controversial 'Entropic Gravity' Clears Hurdle to Eliminate Dark Matter (via NOVA) 

Environmentalism
01/00/18 Systemic Racism And Air Pollution Create A Dangerous Reality For Black People (via The Huffington Post)
09/28/16 Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good (via Motherboard.Vice)

Eisenman, Nicole
09/16/15 Painting Ghosts (via Out Magazine)

Eugenics
04/27/16 The Forgotten Lessons of the American Eugenics Movement (via The New Yorker)
04/05/16 These People Were Likely Victims of a Swedish Eugenics Institution (via Slate)

Evil
06/18/16 How evil manifests in the brain (via Big Think)

Evolution (Human)
03/15/18 Our ancestors mated with the mystery ‘Denisovan’ people – twice (via New Scientist)
03/15/18 Ancient Human Groups Mated With the Mysterious Denisovans at Least Twice (via Gizmodo)
03/15/18 Humans bred with this mysterious species more than once, new study shows (via The Washington Post)
12/06/16 How C-sections are changing our anatomy (via BBC News)
07/21/16 Road safety: confronting sculpture shows human vulnerability to crashes (via The Guardian)

Evolution (Animal + other)
03/19/18 Why ancient deer returned to the sea and became whales (via New Scientist)
03/11/15 How the itsy bitsy spider evolved from a giant prehistoric sea creature (via PBS News Hour) [cross-listed: Spiders (General)]

Existence, Human
08/24/17 Will the Earth Ever Fill Up? (via Nautilus)

Existentialism
10/15/15 Is Life Special Just Because It’s Rare? (via Nautilus)

Exorcisms
12/29/17 When Satan Interrupts an Exorcism (via Vice)
03/20/17 Pope Francis Urges Priests To Call Out The Exorcists (via The Huffington Post)
10/29/15 A live exorcism will be performed on TV Friday. Here's what to expect. (via The Washington Post)

Extraterrestrial Abduction
07/05/17 8 Terrifying Alien Abduction Stories That'll Fuck You Up (via Buzzfeed)

Extraterrestrial Life
09/30/17 The curious case of the alien in the photo and the mystery that took years to solve (via The Guardian) [see also: Conspiracy Theories; Roswell, New Mexico]
05/30/17 Aerospace Executive ‘Absolutely Convinced’ There Are Aliens On Earth (via The Huffington Post)
12/14/16 Long Window for Life on Mars: Hundreds of Millions of Years? (via Space.com) [cross-listed: Extraterrestrial Life]
12/01/16 Extraterrestrials May Be Robots Without Consciousness (via Nautilus) [cross-listed: AI, Consciousness]
10/11/16 Leaked Emails Reveal Former Astronaut Wanted To Meet With Obama Official About Alien Life (via The Huffington Post)
07/14/16 Were There Aliens Before Us? (via NPR)
02/29/16 Supposed Pictures Of Real Extraterrestrial Beings: Do You Think They Would Look So Similar To Us? (via Collective Evolution)
02/12/16 Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why we need to find aliens (via Tech Insider)
01/22/16 The Reason We Haven't Found Alien Life May Be A Very Sad One (via The Huffington Post)
01/22/16 Study: Maybe we can't find aliens because they've all died already (via The Washington Post)
10/27/15 Radio Ghosts Have Haunted the Airwaves for Nearly a Century (via Motherboard.Vice) [cross-listed: Ghosts]
00/00/00 Are Aliens Secretly Studying Life On Earth From Afar? The Zoo Hypothesis Says Yes (via Curiosity.com)

Facebook
03/17/18 Facebook is again having to account for its role in 2016 election (via CNN) [cross-listed: Election 2016]
01/22/18 Facebook Programmers Seriously Just Invented a New Unit of Time (via Inverse) [cross-listed: Time]
11/25/10 Generation Why? (via The New York Review of Books) [Mark Zuckerberg] [The Social Network]

Fake News: See "Truth"

Fashion
09/03/14 Alexander Wang, Serving Two Masters (via The New York Times)
00/00/00 Alternatives to the Standard Mens Suit by Yamamoto and Owens (via The Cutting Class)

Fata Morgana
02/02/15 Bizarre mirages explain 'ghost ships' that scared sailors (via AOL News)

FBI
06/17/16 Going Inside America's Secret Prisons with Will Potter (via OZY)

Feud
03/23/17 WHAT “FEUD” MISSES ABOUT BETTE DAVIS, JOAN CRAWFORD, AND THE ART OF MOVIES (via The New Yorker)
03/20/17 “FEUD”: A BITTERSWEET BEAUTY (via The New Yorker)
03/17/17 The Heartwarming Joan Crawford Friendship Behind Ryan Murphy’s Feud (via Vanity Fair) [cross-listed: Joan Crawford, William Haines, Ryan Murphy]
03/02/17 The Story Behind Joan Crawford and Bette Davis's Storied Feud (via Vulture)

Feminism
09/25/17 EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT ME, THE FEMALE CHARACTER YOU’RE FALLING IN LOVE WITH IN A ROMANTIC FILM/TV SHOW WRITTEN BY A MAN (via Mary Cella for McSweeney's)
07/05/17 Are witches the ultimate feminists? (via The Guardian) [cross-listed: Witches + Witchcraft]
06/01/17 How to Raise a Feminist Son (via The New York Times)
12/11/16 Madonna and Hillary: 'Witch' and 'Nasty Woman' as Sisters in Arms (via The New York Times) [cross-listed: Hillary Clinton, Madonna]
12/04/15 Every 16 year old in Sweden to receive copy of We Should All Be Feminists (via The Guardian)

Fermi Paradox
06/02/17 Could Aliens Be Hibernating Through The Worst Time in The Universe? (via Science Alert)
01/29/16 The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not A Paradox (via Scientific American)
01/21/16 New Solution to Fermi Paradox Suggests Alien Life Goes Extinct Early (via Gizmondo)
01/06/16 If There Are Aliens Out There, Where Are They? (via Scientific American) 
11/05/15 Why Haven't We Found Alien Life? (via PBS Space Time)
04/02/14 What Is the Fermi Paradox? (via Space.com)

Fibonacci Sequence
00/00/00 This Artist Creates Stunning Glass Sculptures Using Fibonacci Ratios (via EducateInspireChange)

Film + Film History (Moving Image)
07/13/17 David Lynch Weaves Film History Into ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ (via The New York Times) [cross-listed: Twin Peaks]
12/05/16 20 Best Movies of 2016 (via RollingStone)

Film (Photographic Development)
06/28/16 How to Develop Color Negative Film at Home in 10 Minutes (via PetaPixel)
05/13/13 How to Process C-41 Color Negative Film at Home, From Start to Finish (via PetaPixel)
10/26/12 How to Process Your C-41 Film at Home (via PetaPixel)

Film (Photographic Medium)
02/01/17 FILM Ferranaia Returns From the Grave, Unveils now P30 B&W 35mm Film (via PetaPixel)

Fisher, Carrie
12/27/16 More Than Princess Leia: Carrie Fisher's Beautifully Tumultuous, Accomplished, Hilarious Life (via The Daily Beast)
11/01/11 Princess Leia reveals shock therapy, possible memory loss (via TODAY) 

Flammel, Nicholas
1624 Alchemical Hieroglyphics (2)

Flat-Earth Society
02/08/18 Yup, Flat-Earthers Think the Falcon Heavy Launch Was a Conspiracy (via Space.com)
01/02/18 Believing the earth is flat is insane, but the other flat-earther beliefs are even crazier. (via Inverse)
01/01/18 10 Questions You Wanted to Ask a Flat Earther (via Vice)
01/26/16 10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Not Flat (via Popular Science)

Folklore
10/29/14 10 Ghost Stories That Will Haunt You for Life (via LiveScience)
10/29/15 9 Unbelievable Urban Legends (That Happen To Be True) (via Cracked)

Fonda, Jane
04/00/18 Jane Fonda Is 80 and Still Conquering Hollywood (via Vanity Fair)

Forces of Nature
05/30/17 Physicists Are Probing The Centre of Our Galaxy to Find The Missing Fifth Force of Nature (via Science Alert)

Foster, Hal
11/00/15 Hal Foster: Bad New Days (via e-flux)

(The) Fourth Dimension
01/17/18 Scientists Catch A Glimpse Of A Four-Dimensional Effect In Two Dimensions (via IFL Science) 
11/02/15 How Can We Picture the Fourth Dimension? Brian Greene Explains (via Big Think) [cross-listed: Brian Greene]

Fox News
07/20/16 Fox News Article Leads to Harassment of Jack Shainman Gallery and Dread Scott (via Artnet News) [cross-listed: Scott, Dread]
07/11/16 Art gallery stands by anti-police violence flag in wake of deadly Dallas shooting (via Fox News)

FRB (Fast Radio Bursts)
01/05/17 Powerful Radio Signals Are Coming From a Galaxy Three Billion Light-Years Away (via Futurism)
03/09/16 FRB Update Part 2: Repeating Fast Radio Burst Opens Up The Playing Field (via Slate)
03/08/16 FRB UPDATE Part 1: Yeah, So About That Fast Radio Burst . . . (via Slate)

Futurism
09/10/15 Why Futurism Has a Cultural Blindspot (via Nautilus) [see also: Time Capsules]

Gaming
09/04/15 Let’s Play War (via Nautilus)
10/11/08 Virtual Morality (via Adbusters) [cross-listed: Morality, Virtual Reality]

Gay Hollywood
04/17/17 Luke Evans talks being openly gay in Hollywood (via Washington Blade)

Gender
06/18/16 In Indonesia, Non-Binary Gender is a Centuries-Old Idea (via Atlas Obscura)
08/07/15 My life without gender: 'Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have' (via The Guardian) 

General Relativity
10/28/15 Einstein is Right About General Relativity - Again (via Space.com)

Geology
01/09/16 Australian geologists have found a meteorite that's older than Earth (via Science Alert)

Geo-Phenomena
10/13/15 Why Is The Bermuda Triangle So Mysterious? (via Seeker)
00/00/00 This Strange Phenomena In An Oklahoma Town Is Too Weird For Words (via OffGridQuest.com)

Geo-Spatial
06/21/15 Mishka Henner: Art as Geospatial Intelligence Gathering (via Elephant) [cross-listed: Henner, Mishka]
00/00/00 Is Geospatial Intelligence Art or Science? (via Penn State)

Gerrard, John
04/22/17 John Gerrard creates simulated flag of black smoke as a symbol of climate change (via Dezeen)

Get Out (film)
03/13/17 A Real American Horror Story (via New York Review of Books) [cross-listed: Obama, Barack; "Post-Racial"]

Ghosts
01/01/18 Amy Winehouse’s Dad Says Her Ghost Visits Him Regularly (via Zimbio) [cross-listed: Winehouse, Amy]
10/10/17 Video of alleged high school ghost leaves internet petrified (via AOL News)
07/14/16 Is It A Ghost? Haunting Photo Taken At Deadly Crash Scene Causes Stir (via The Huffington Post)
07/07/16 'Haunted swing' Forces Terrified Family From Playground (via The Huffington Post)
03/04/16 Midcoast painter has unnerving encounter at the Lizzie Borden House (via Penobscot Bay Pilot) (2)
02/27/16 Taryn Manning Reacts to Claims About Brittany Murphy's Ghost (via Refinery 29)
01/14/16 . . . is this Manchester office haunted by a poltergeist? (via Daily Mail)
01/14/16 British Ghost Hunter Captures An Eerie Sight Outside A Famously Haunted Prison (via The Huffington Post)
12/29/15 Ghostly Light Inside Abandoned New Orleans Hospital Captivates Internet (via The Huffington Post)
12/08/15 Spooky moment TV presenter watches glass of water move across table during live broadcast (via Mirror UK)
11/05/15 Did This English Pub Catch A Ghost On Tape? (via The Huffington Post)
10/29/15 Spooky video shows 'poltergeist' hurling food off shelves in 'haunted' Co-op store (via Mirror)
10/27/15 Some "Ghosts" May Be Sound Waves Just Below Human Hearing (via GIzmodo) [cross-listed: sound]
10/27/15 Radio Ghosts Have Haunted the Airwaves for Nearly a Century (via Motherboard.Vice) [cross-listed: Extraterrestrial Life]
09/16/15 Caught on camera: Is this a ghost floating across entrance to Dover Castle? (via Mirror)
08/12/15 Are ghosts real? 'Haunted' puppet caught MOVING on camera after choking former owner (via Sunday Express)
11/01/13 I Have Detected a Ghost with Science (via Popular Science) 

Ghost Hunting
10/31/12 Chasing ghosts: the weird science of tracking the dead (via The Verge)

Ghost Towns
03/18/14 Five Ghost Towns Abandoned After Disasters (via Atlas Obscura) 

GIFs
12/11/15 This Guy Turned Making Weird GIFs into a Lucrative Job (via Wired)
03/13/15 Time Trial: See If You Can Clock These Time-Warped GIFs (via Nautilus)

Gilbert, Elizabeth
03/01/16 Elizabeth Gilbert's Life-Changing Story from Indonesia (That You Haven't Heard) (via Condé Nast Traveler)

Gilliam, Sam
07/09/16 The not-so-simple comeback story of pioneering artist Sam Gilliam (via The Washington Post)

Global Seed Vault
07/00/16 A Rare Look At The Seed Vault That May Save The World One Day (via Seeker Network)

Gnosticism (Christian)
04/00/98 Gnostics and Other Heretics (via Frontline)

Goatman
12/01/15 Goatman Is Hairy, Horny . . . And This Bah-h-hdass Won't Go Away (via The Huffington Post)

Goldin, Nan
06/24/16 Why Nan Goldin's Intimate Portraits of 1980s New York Are Still So Relevant (via Artsy)

Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
07/06/17 Falling in Love with a Felix Gonzalez-Torres Go-Go Dancer (via Hyperallergic)
05/31/16 At Hauser & Wirth London, A Felix Gonzalez-Torres Show Looks at the Political and Personal of the AIDS Era (via ArtNet News)

Google
4/18/17 Google Earth Just Solved Its Biggest Problem (via Inverse)
07/14/16 Dennis Cooper fears censorship as Google erases blog without warning (via The Guardian) [cross-listed: Cooper, Dennis]

Gormley, Antony
10/02/15 Antony Gormley on sculpture's new roles (via The Financial Times)

Graham, Billy
02/23/18 The Soul-Crushing Legacy of Billy Graham (via RollingStone)

Greene, Brian
11/02/15 How Can We Picture the Fourth Dimension? Brian Greene Explains (via Big Think) [cross-listed: (The) Fourth Dimension]

Guerrilla Girls
01/13/16 Art activists Guerrilla Girls take over the Twin Cities (via The New York Times)
01/13/16 Taste as a Political Matter: Coco Fusco on the Guerrilla Girls (via Walker Art Center)

Gulf Oil Spill
05/28/10 The Spill, The Scandal and the President (via RollingStone) [cross listed: Obama, Barack, BP]

Haacke, Hans
00/00/00 Museums: Managers of Consciousness (Hans Haacke) [cross listed: Museums, Consciousness] 

Haggis, Paul
02/14/11 The Apostate (via The New Yorker) [cross listed: scientology]

Haines, William
03/17/17 The Heartwarming Joan Crawford Friendship Behind Ryan Murphy’s Feud (via Vanity Fair) [cross-listed: Feud, Joan Crawford, Ryan Murphy]

Hamer, Fannie Lou
10/06/17 Civil rights crusader Fannie Lou Hamer defied men — and presidents — who tried to silence her (via The Washington Post)

The Handmaid's Tale (Television Series + Unsettling Similarities to)
07/08/17 Can The Handmaid’s Tale Change People’s Political Views? (via Wired)
06/30/17 Americans keep having fewer babies as U.S. birthrates hit some record lows (via Los Angeles Times)
06/14/17 In Its First Season, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Greatest Failing Is How It Handles Race (via Vulture)
05/19/17 Why the Female Villains on The Handmaid’s Tale Are So Terrifying (via Vulture)
05/03/17 THE REAL HORROR OF “THE HANDMAID’S TALE” (via The Economist: 1843)
04/20/17 The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women (via New Republic)

Happy Hour
08/24/16 A FIVE-HOUR JAPANESE FILM CAPTURES THE AGONIZING INTIMACIES OF DAILY LIFE (via The New Yorker)

Harry, Debbie +Blondie
07/08/17 Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and the punk rock myth of “Death to Disco” (via Salon)
06/29/17 Coolest conference call ever: Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson interview each other (via Entertainment Weekly) [cross-listed: Manson, Shirley]
03/01/15 Debbie Harry on punk, refusing to retire and sex at 69 (via The Telegraph)

Haunted (Geographic locations) +
06/29/17 I Stayed In Chicago's Most Haunted Hotel And Pretty Much Shit Myself (via Buzzfeed)
10/30/15 The 10 Most Haunted Houses on Earth (via The Creators Project)
10/29/15 10 of the Spookiest Haunted Houses in America (via LiveScience)
10/20/15 Why Loving A Woman With Anxiety Is Like Loving A 'Haunted House' (via The Huffington Post)
09/15/15 The Murder House by Jeff Maysh

Haunted (People)
02/07/95 Victim's sister says Simpson looked 'spooky' (via The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon)

Hawking, Stephen
03/19/18 Stephen Hawking predicted how the universe will end 2 weeks before he died (via Vice)
03/14/18 Stephen Hawking obituary (via ABC News)

Hayes, Sharon
10/03/12 Sharon Hayes at the Whitney (via Art in America)
06/27/12 Time for Love: Sharon Hayes at the Whitney (via Art in America)

Hefner, Hugh
10/01/17 Trans Supermodel Shares How Hugh Hefner Fought For Her When No One Else Would (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: Transgender Issues]
09/30/17 Speaking Ill of Hugh Hefner (via The New York Times)
09/30/17 No, Hugh Hefner Did Not Love Women (via TIME)

Heizer, Michael
08/29/16 A MONUMENT TO OUTLAST HUMANITY (via The New Yorker)
07/10/15 Obama designates Nevada area surrounding Heizer's 'City' a national monument (via LA Times)

Henner, Mishka
06/21/15 Mishka Henner: Art as Geospatial Intelligence Gathering (via Elephant) [cross-listed: Geospatial]

Heroes
12/23/15 How to Make People Fall in Love With Your Ridiculously Competent Hero (via io9) 

HGTV
03/08/16 How HGTV Has Changed Our World (via The Advocate)

Higher Education - see Academia

Hinduism
00/00/00 Gods & Goddesses of Ancient India (via Crystalinks)

Hitomi Satellite
07/07/16 The final image sent by doomed Japanese Hitomi satellite (via BBC News)

Hirst, Damien
01/05/18 Damien Hirst Created a Fake Documentary About His Fake Venice Show—and Now You Can See It on Netflix (via ArtNet)

Höller, Carsten
12/27/10 Under the Magical Aura of Soma: Carsten Höller’s Reindeers on Mushrooms (via The Huffington Post)

Holographic Principle
12/04/15 Fermilab Experiment Finds No Evidence That We Live in a Hologram (via Gizmondo)

Homophobia ( + Violence Against Homosexuality / The LGBT community)
04/02/17 Gay Men Are Being Rounded Up And Killed In Chechnya: Report (via The Huffington Post / World Report)
04/01/17 Chechen Authorities Arresting and Killing Gay Men, Russian Paper Says (via The New York Times)

Homosexuality (Biological)
05/00/94 The Biological Evidence Challenged (via Scientific American)
00/00/00 Homosexuality as Population Control? Why Gays & Lesbians Are Essential to the Balance of Nature. (via The Huffington Post)

Homosexuality + Christianity
01/25/11 Is Evangelical Christianity Having a Great Gay Awakening? (via Sojourners)
00/00/00 Calendar of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Saints (via otkenyer.hu)

Homosexuality + Voodoo
02/11/11 The Roots of Voodoo’s Acceptance of Gays (via The Huffington Post)

Horror (film genre)
09/27/17 *SPOILERS* THE BEST HORROR MOVIES OF 2017 RANKED, FROM 'MOTHER!' TO STEPHEN KING'S 'IT' *SPOILERS* (via Newsweek - I read this before I saw one of the movies on the list and totally missed out on several good moments by knowing details in advance.)

Howard, Rachel
06/21/15 Rachel Howard: A Dedicated Unfollower of Fashion (via Elephant)

Hummingbirds
08/19/15 Hummingbirds Are Fierce, Deadly Gods of War (via Slate)

Hussein, Saddam
11/12/12 "On Democracy" by Saddam Hussein, edited by Paul Chan (via BookForum) [cross-listed: Chan, Paul]
09/05/12 What Can Saddam Teach Us About Democracy? Or, Why Did Paul Chan Publish a Book About a Dictator's Speeches? (via Walker Art Center) [cross-listed: Chan, Paul; Democracy]

I Am Not Your Negro
2/13/17 CAPTURING JAMES BALDWIN'S LEGACY ON SCREEN (via The New Yorker)

Identity
12/14/15 Choose Your Own Identity (via The New York Times)

Immortality
04/03/17 SILICON VALLEY'S QUEST TO LIVE FOREVER (via The New Yorker)
10/11/16 Even If Human Lifespan Skyrockets, We May Not Need Mars (via Inverse)

Information Age
02/12/16 New graphene lens could help computers beam data at the speed of light (via Science Alert)
02/12/16 Scientists just set the record for the fastest data transmission rate EVER (via Science Alert)
01/24/16 Mechatronic Harmonies Proves Once Again that Data is Beautiful (via The Creator's Project)
12/09/15 Lack of user boundaries, not information overload, is great Internet problem (via The Guardian)
11/30/15 Here's How Much Data The Internet Generates In Just One Minute (via IFL Science)
10/30/15 "Quantum Entangled" Laser Pointers Could Double Data Speed (via IFL Science) [cross-list: light}

Internet, The
04/05/17 Fuck You And Die: An Oral History of Something Awful (via Motherboard.vice)
06/03/10 Memo to Media — iPad Won’t Save News Industry (Jose Antonio Vargas via The Huffington Post.
"But as we’ve noted before in this blog, it’s not just about the gadget, it’s about the content. Or, more specifically, how the content adapts and evolves in our blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, YouTubing times. Yes, the so-called legacy media companies (print, television, radio) create content — informative, valuable content, many of it crucial to our democracy. But, for the most part, they fail to realize how their content fits in a larger news ecosystem, one that’s being increasingly driven not just by the select few who create the news but the online masses who consume it. And then want to engage with it, question it or tweak it, pass it around, and make it their own."

Interstellar
11/13/14 Rust Cohle Already Explained the Ending of Interstellar (via Nerdist)
10/00/14 WRINKLES IN SPACETIME - THE WARPED ASTROPHYSICS OF INTERSTELLAR (via Wired)

Introversion
10/26/16 I’m Not an Asshole. I’m an Introvert (via The New Yorker)
07/00/16 All Peopled Out: How To Recharge If You're An Introvert (via Louder Minds)
05/13/15 THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHY IT CAN BE HARD FOR INTROVERTS TO PUT THEIR THOUGHTS INTO WORDS (via Introvert, Dear)

Irwin, Robert
12/31/15 The Artist's Artist: Robert Irwin Continues to Create and Inspire (via The Wall Street Journal)

Ishiguro, Kazuo
10/05/17 Kazuo Ishiguro’s Mysterious Stories Unsettle Our Sense of Humanity and Belonging (via Slate)

ISIS/ISIL - see Daesh

Jackson, Janet
02/05/18 #JusticeforJanet: The Internet has decided that Janet Jackson won the 2018 Super Bowl (via Queerty)

Kidman, Nicole
04/02/17 Nicole Kidman Delivered A Career-Defining Performance On ‘Big Little Lies’ (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: Big Little Lies]
04/02/17 How Many Times Does Nicole Kidman Have To Prove Herself? (via Buzzfeed)
02/08/17 How Nicole Kidman Puts Women First in Hollywood (via The New York Times)

Kill Bill
03/05/10 6 Historic Acts of Revenge That Put 'Kill Bill' to Shame (via Cracked)

Kramer, Larry
11/10/04 Larry Kramer Speech at Cooper Union // The Tragedy of Today's Gays (via Towleroad)

Krim, Dr. Mathilde
01/16/18 Pioneering AIDS Researcher Dr. Mathilde Krim, Who Battled The Virus And Stigma, Dead At Age 91 (via NewNowNext)

Kurzweil, Ray
07/29/01 ONE HALF OF AN ARGUMENT (via Edge)

Kusama, Yayoi
11/20/17 How Yayoi Kusama Built a Massive Market for Her Work (via Artsy)

Lacan, Jaques
06/04/09 Troubles with the Real: Lacan as a Viewer in Alien (via lacan.com) [cross-listed: Alien; Zizek, Slavoj]

Lady Gaga
12/23/15 Lady Gaga's Long Game: How She Fought The Fame Monster to Find Lasting Success (via PopCrush)
00/00/00 Deconstructing Lady Gaga: Pop Culture as a Toolbox (via ArtPulse)

Lamson, William
01/18/18 Preserves and Corrodes: William Lamson's Mineralogy and Hydrologies Projects (via The River Rail)

Land Art, Contemporary
12/15/16 Artist copyrights land as artwork to save it from oil pipelines (via TreeHugger) 

Land Art, Pre-Modern
12/01/15 Huge Geometric Shapes in  Middle East May Be Prehistoric (via LiveScience)
11/02/15 NASA releases new images of mysterious 8,000-year-old earthworks in Kazakhstan (via Inhabitat)
10/30/15 NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks (via The New York Times)

Landscape
02/04/16 Why We Swim in Quarries: The powerful allure of the deep azure (via Nautilus) 
05/04/15 The Surprisingly Mundane Landscapes of Holocaust Sites (via Hyperallergic)

Landscape, Post-Industrial
04/15/13 The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial' (via City Lab)
09/28/11 Redeveloping Former Industrial Sites Doesn't Mean Giving Up on Industry (via City Lab)
11/11/199 He Said It First (via The Economist)

Lanier, Jaron
11/10/00 ONE HALF A MANIFESTO (via Edge)

Latour, Bruno
01/01/12 Love Your Monsters: Why We Must Care for Our Technologies As We Do Our Children (via The Breakthrough) [cross-listed: Technology]
00/00/11 Some Experiments in Art and Politics (via e-flux) [cross-listed: Networks]

Le Guin, Ursula K. 
01/23/18 Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88 (via The New York Times)

Lethem, Jonathan
02/01/07 The Ecstasy of Influence: A plagiarism (via Harper's Magazine)

LGBTQi in America (See also Drag; Transgender Issues; Racism in the Gay Community)
01/26/18 The Gay Rights Movement Is Undoing Its Best Work (Andrew Sullivan [ugh] for New York Magazine)
01/25/18 GLAAD's 2018 Accelerating Acceptance report shows alarming decline in LGBTQ acceptance (via GLAAD)
01/22/18 Report Shows Massive Increase In Anti-LGBTQ Violence Since Trump Took Office (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: Trump, Donald]
01/18/18 School Board Pulls Funding For Musical About Gay Teen Who Brought A Date To Prom (via Logo)
01/16/18 Suspect in brutal murder of college student thought victim was hitting on him (via Queerty)
01/16/18 President Trump Is Trying to Erase the LGBTQ Community (via TIME) [cross-listed: Trump, Donald]
01/15/18 Virginia Senate committee kills LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill (via The Washington Blade)
01/12/18 It’s Official: Grindr Is Making Us Miserable (via Logo)
01/08/18 The Supreme Court Just Refused To Hear A Challenge To The Worst Anti-LGBT Law In America (via NewNowNext)
10/07/17 AG directive protects religious objectors to LGBT rights (via The Associated Press)
07/06/17 Where Pride Went Wrong (via Vice)
06/30/17 Texas Supreme Court Says Married Gay Couples Don’t Have A Right To Spousal Benefits (via Logo)
06/30/17 Texas Messes With Marriage Equality (via Slate)
06/30/17 Texas Supreme Court: No Benefits for Gay Couples (via The Daily Beast)
06/30/17 Texas Supreme Court Opens Door to Invalidating Same-Sex Marriages (via The Advocate)
06/30/17 Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Benefits For Same-Sex Couples (via NPR)
06/28/17 This Is What Gay Liberation Looked Like In The '70s (via Buzzfeed)
12/15/16 National Geographic Makes History with Transgender Cover Girl (via The Huffington Post)
03/08/16 I Dared to Be Me and I Feel Like a Bird Set Free (via The Huffington Post)
11/16/15 Civilities: A gay Duke student threatened with death speaks out (via The Washington Post)
11/04/15 In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (via The New York Times)
08/04/15 Can You Teach Sensitivity? (via Out)
07/15/14 The Peculiarity of Black Trans Male Privilege (via The Advocate)
00/00/00 How Many Americans Are Gay? (via TIME)

LGBTQi Global
04/12/18 Trinidad Decriminalizes Homosexuality In Landmark Court Case via Logo)
02/22/18 The gay Syrian refugees still living in limbo two years after making it to the UK (via New Statesman)
02/08/18 Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage (via The Guardian) 
01/19/18 Chechen Dictator Suggests Pop Singer Zelim Bakaev Was Murdered By His Family For Being Gay (via Logo)
01/17/18 Lesbian Couple Raped, Murdered, And Set On Fire In Horrific Attack In South Africa (via Logo)
01/14/18 We visited Nigeria to get a better understanding of what it's like to be gay in a notoriously homophobic society. (via Vice)
12/28/17 2017 Was a Bad Year for Egypt’s LGBT Community. 2018 Could Be Even Worse. (via Foreign Policy)
10/18/17 A man tortured in Chechnya for being gay dares to go public with his story (via The Washington Post)
10/07/17 Shortly after his film opened, Italian director Sebastiano Riso hospitalized from antigay attack (via Queerty)
10/06/17 Egyptian Authorities Arrest 57 In Worst Anti-LGBT Crackdown In More Than A Decade (via Logo)
07/05/17 Iraqi actor tortured and murdered for ‘appearing gay’ (via The Washington Blade)
07/04/17 Gay Man Stoned By Homophobic Gang In Belfast (via NewNowNext)
07/04/17 How the Nazis destroyed the first gay rights movement (via The Conversation)
07/02/17 Chinese Government Bans LGBT Content From The Internet (via NewNowNext)
12/15/16 Chad Makes Homosexuality Illegal (via Logo News) 
02/04/14 Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia (via GQ)

LGBTQi History
03/00/17 Before Straight and Gay (via The Atlantic) [cross-listed: Sexuality, History of]

Liberalism
03/20/17 ARE LIBERALS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY? (via The New Yorker)

Light
09/18/17 BREAKING: Light Has Been Stored as Sound For The First Time (via Science Alert) [cross-listed: Sound]
06/30/16 Scientists discover fundamental property of light - 150 years after Maxwell (via The Conversation)
02/03/16 New NASA Spacecraft Will Be Propelled By Light (via National Geographic)
01/14/15 Olafur Eliason on Turning Light into Color (via Hyperallergic) [cross-listed: Color, Artist]
11/02/15 Evelyn Hankins: When Light Becomes Material in Contemporary Art (via DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous)
05/28/14 How to Prove that Light can be Converted into Matter (via Popular Science)

Light Pollution
06/10/16 The Milky Way is Disappearing (via The Atlantic)

Ligon, Glenn
07/10/16 SHORT: Glenn Ligon: Layers of Meaning (via Art 21)

Linguistics
03/14/17 Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots Of Human Speech (via NPR)
06/01/16 What's Going On with the Way Canadians Say 'About'? (via Atlas Obscura) 
03/23/16 The Link Between Multilinguals and People Skills (via WNYC)
12/16/15 Your Speech Is Packed With Misunderstood, Unconscious Messages (via Nautilus)
09/03/15 What Searchable Speech Will Do To You (via Nautilus) [see also: Akashic Records]
03/03/15 5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World (via Nautilus) 
04/26/10 Does You Language Shape How You Think? (Guy Deutscher for The New York Times)

Linzy, Kalup
09/00/11 Soap Dish (via The Advocate)

Looking
06/21/16 There Are Two Kinds of Gays in the World: Those Who Love Looking and Those Who Don't (via The Advocate)
01/20/14 BOY'S TOWN (via The New Yorker)

Lorde, Audre
10/04/17 Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde review – prophetic and necessary (via The Guardian) 

Lost Highway
09/00/96 David Lynch Keeps His Head (David Foster Wallace for Premiere) [cross-listed: David Foster Wallace; Lynch, David]

Los Angeles
2/13/17 THE LIONS OF LOS ANGELES - Are the city's pumas dangerous predators or celebrity guests? (via The New Yorker)

Lowery, David
09/20/17 David Lowery's Very First Ghost Story (via A24)

Lynch, David
04/09/18 Here's why David Lynch refuses to explain what his films mean (via AV News)
09/27/17 Beyond Gordon Cole: A Guide to David Lynch’s Acting Roles (via Vulture)
05/31/17 The Key to Understanding the New ‘Twin Peaks’ Lies in Another Dimension: David Lynch’s Art Career (via ArtNet) [cross-listed: Twin Peaks]
05/28/17 David Lynch Forces Your Brain to Work Differently (via Vulture)
09/00/96 David Lynch Keeps His Head (David Foster Wallace for Premiere) [cross-listed: David Foster Wallace; Lost Highway]
00/00/00 Showstopper: David Lynch (via Juxtapoz Magazine)

MacDougall, Duncan
11/03/15 The Man Who Tried to Weigh the Soul (via Discovery)

Madonna
12/11/16 Madonna and Hillary: 'Witch' and 'Nasty Woman' as Sisters in Arms (via The New York Times) [cross-listed: Hillary Clinton, Feminism]
11/29/16 Madonna before stardom - in pictures (via The Guardian) 

Magnets
07/14/16 Watch Super-Powerful Electromagnets Shrink Quarters (via Popular Science)

Magnetic Fields
12/05/15 How Scientists Created A Wormhole In A Lab (via Discovery News)

The Maltese Falcon
07/15/16 Decoding the Gay Subtext in the Hollywood Classic, The Maltese Falcon (via The Advocate) [cross-listed: Queer Cinema]

Mann, Sally
09/06/16 After Her Son's Death, Sally Mann Stages a Haunting Show (via The New York Times)
04/21/04 Mann's World: On the farm with controversial photographer Sally Mann (via Style Weekly)
09/27/92 The Disturbing Photography of Sally Mann (via The New York Times)

Manovich, Lev
10/31/14 Painting with Data: A Conversation with Lev Manovich (via Hyperallergic)
12/16/13 The Algorithms of Our Lives (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)
00/00/00 Database as a Symbolic Form

Manson, Shirley & Garbage
07/05/17 Backspin: Garbage Talk About Shirley Manson’s See-Through Grammy Dress, Spending $200,000 on Booze, and How a Bowie Song Brought Them Back Together (via Yahoo Music)
06/29/17 Coolest conference call ever: Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson interview each other (via Entertainment Weekly) [cross-listed: Harry, Debbie]
06/06/17 The Return of a Grunge Goddess (via The Cut)
07/10/16 'It Changed My Intent': Shirley Manson On Garbage And Growing Up (via NPR)

Mapplethorpe, Robert
03/09/16 'He was a sexual outlaw': my love affair with Robert Mapplethorpe (via The Guardian)
12/09/15 ECHO AT THE MARGINS: MAPPLETHORPE + 25 (via The Brooklyn Rail) 

Marvel Cinematic Universe, The
02/26/18 With great power comes great uncertainty: Marvel’s slowly evolving politics (via Vox)
02/13/17 THE ABSORBING NIGHTMARE OF "LEGION" (via The New Yorker)

Mars
07/06/17 Mars covered in toxic chemicals that can wipe out living organisms, tests reveal (via The Guardian) 
04/28/17 It’s Official. Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission. (via Futurism)
12/14/16 Long Window for Life on Mars: Hundreds of Millions of Years? (via Space.com) [cross-listed: Extraterrestrial Life]
07/11/16 Bizarre Mars Dune Pattern Looks Like A Message In Morse Code (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: Pareidolia] 
06/01/15 PROJECT EXODUS: What's behind the dream of colonizing Mars? (via The New Yorker)
04/23/13 THE MARTIAN CHRONICLERS (via The New Yorker)

Marxism
00/00/44 The Culture Identity: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (via marxists.org)

Masculinity + Toxic Masculinity
04/08/18 About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny (via The Guardian)
03/16/18 Makeup is changing the meaning of masculinity (via CNN)
01/18/18 The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing (via Real Clear Science)
01/10/18 When Toxic Masculinity Infects Our Queer Spaces, We All Lose (via Vice)
10/03/17 What a macho, gun-packing Instagram star did when he was caught in the Las Vegas shooting (via The Washington Post)
10/20/16 'Male energy is very different than toxic masculinity' (via The Guardian) 
08/01/16 Why Angry White Men Love Calling People "Cucks" (via GQ) [cross-listed: White People]
08/11/16 Orlando Bloom in the Nude (via The Paris Review) 
07/15/16 One group is responsible for America's culture of violence, and it isn't cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It's men. (via The LA Times)
02/11/16 The One Thing That (Sadly) Most Women Agree Makes A Man Undateable (via The Huffington Post)
01/08/16 Why are people talking about Marco Rubio's boots? Here's the real reason. (via Vox)
12/18/15 Training to reduce 'cop macho' and 'contempt of cop' could reduce police violence (via The Conversation)[cross-listed: police violence]
11/22/15 Eddie Redmayne's Complicated Masculinity (via Buzzfeed)
09/00/14 "Son, Men Don't Get Raped" (via GQ)
06/00/13 The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men (via The Atlantic) [cross-listed: American Masculinity] 
00/00/00 Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man (via Brain Pickings)

Mathematics
01/07/18 A Tenn. Man Recently Discovered The Largest Prime Number Known To Humankind (via NPR)
03/13/17 Why Pi Matters (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: mathematics]
01/15/16 The 2 most dangerous numbers in the Universe could signal the end of physics (via Science Alert)
01/22/16 The Largest Know Prime Number (via Slate)
01/29/13 The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations (via LiveScience)
00/00/00 The mathematical secrets of Pascal's triangle - Wajdi Mohamed Ratemi (via TED Ed)

Mental Health
03/28/18 7 Signs You Have Mild PTSD Rather Than Anxiety (via Bustle)

Memory
04/13/16 Memories Can Be Inherited, and Scientists May Have Just Figured out How (via Futurism)
02/12/16 Canadian man missing for 30 years remembers real identity (via The Guardian)

Mendieta, Ana
03/23/16 Ana Mendieta's "Experimental and Interactive Films" (via Art Agenda)

#MeToo
1/11/18 The Backlash to #MeToo Is Second-Wave Feminism (via Jezebel)

Metroid
09/29/17 METROID: SAMUS RETURNS ISN'T JUST AN ACTION GAME—IT'S A FEMINIST HORROR TALE (via Wired) [cross-listed: Alien]

McGinley, Ryan
04/10/14 Ryan McGinley: Naked and Famous (via GQ)

McQueen, Alexander
04/16/15 Watch McQueen's '90's Shows in Their Entirety (via The Cut)

MH370 (see also: Conspiracy Theories)
10/03/07 Final Report On MH370 Says Failure To Locate Airliner Is 'Almost Inconceivable' (via NPR)

Mishima, Yukio
01/06/18 Yukio Mishima: Saints and seppuku (via The Japan Times)

Monster Movies
03/14/17 Newly Woke King Kong Has a Convenient Political Conscience (via Inverse)

mother!
09/22/17 These stories of people disgusted by ‘mother!’ are great (via The Daily Dot)

Morality
10/11/08 Virtual Morality (via Adbusters) [cross-listed: Gaming, Virtual Reality]

Moriyama Daido
04/11/16 Photographers in Focus: Daido Moriyama (via Nowness)

Multiverses / Parallel Universes / Alternate Universes / Mandela Effect
12/02/17 A New Hypothesis Suggests That Parallel Universes Might Interact after All (via Big Think)
06/14/17 Cosmic 'Bruise' Could Be Evidence for Multiple Universes (via NBC News)
12/01/15 Does the Multiverse Really Exist? (via Scientific American)
11/04/15 Scientist May Have Discovered Alternate Universes (via The Huffington Post)
10/30/15 Scientist Claims He Has Found Evidence Of Other Universes (via IFL Science)
10/27/15 Did [sic] parallel universe open up? Hundreds see 'floating city' filmed in skies above China (via Express)
08/10/15 How you spell "The Berenstain Bears" could be proof of parallel universes (via A.V. Club)
07/14/14 Did You Know There's A Term For When You're Totally Positive Something Happened Even Though It Didn't? (via Buzzfeed)

Murphy, Ryan
3/17/17 The Heartwarming Joan Crawford Friendship Behind Ryan Murphy’s Feud (via Vanity Fair) [cross-listed: Feud, Joan Crawford, William Haines]

Museums
00/00/00 Museums: Managers of Consciousness (Hans Haacke) [cross listed: Haacke, Hans, Consciousness] 

Mysogyny
03/00/12 The Language of Gender Violence (via Middlebury Magazine)

Mysterious Hum/Noise/Sound
03/09/16 A mysterious rumbling sound is driving residents of this Canadian city mad (via The Washington Post)
06/19/14 A Mysterious Sound Is Driving People Insane - And Nobody Knows What's Causing It (via Science.Mic) 
09/03/13 Mystery hum? Listen to spooky sound that baffled scientists for 40 years after new claims it is now recorded on camera (via Mirror UK)
07/26/13 Mysterious hum driving people crazy around the world (via NBC News)
07/25/13 Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy Around the World (via LiveScience)
01/06/13 Weird Noise: Strange Sounds Popping Up In Different Parts of Canada (via The Huffington Post)
10/17/11 Mysterious Hum: Viewers Guess What Causes the Strange Noise (via ABC News)
06/21/94 What's that terrible noise?: All over the country people are plagued by a strange hum. Are their ears playing up, or is it something sinister? Emma Brooker investigates (via The Independent)

National Park Service
03/31/17 Republicans Want to Destroy Our National Parks. It's Up to Us to Save Them. (via Scientific American - inflammatory headline noted)

Nationalism
02/28/18 National identity is the myth that built the modern world. We explain its origins in a new video series from The Interpreter. (via The New York Times)

Nazism/Nazis
08/07/17 Rereading Albert Speer’s “Inside the Third Reich” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Adichie, Chimamanda; Speer, Albert]
03/13/17 'No One Escaped': Poland accuses Minnesota man of ordering a Nazi massacre (via The Washington Post)

Net Art
10/21/16 The Mission to Save Vanishing Internet Art (via The New York Times)

Networks
01/29/16 German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too (via The New York Times) [cross-list Capra, Web of Life]
00/00/11 Some Experiments in Art and Politics (via e-flux) [cross-listed: Latour, Bruno]

Neuromancer
01/20/18 Tide Pod Challenge Fulfills Eerie William Gibson Prediction (via Inverse) [cross-listed: Tide Pod Challenge]

Neuroscience
02/11/16 New mathematical model shows how our brains make complex decisions (via Science Alert) [cross-list: mathematics]

Neutrinos
07/31/14 Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe (via Discover) 

New Jersey Paranormal
12/14/15 Presence of boy felt at N.J. plantation house (via nj.com) 

New Media Theory
00/00/13 "Screen Democracy" or Fascism of the Image? New Audiovisual Regimes in an Era of Indiscriminate Information Dissemination (via ArtPulse) 

New York City
12/27/17 See What Your Apartment Building Looked Like In The 1980s (via Gothamist)
12/15/16 How Never-Built Architecture Negotiated New York City's Grid (via The Atlantic's City Lab) [cross-listed: Architecture]
04/29/17 Cities 101: What are the Little Glass Circles in the Sidewalks of Soho? (via untapped cities)

Nicks, Stevie
00/00/00 "Best Hippie-Queen Earth Mother" (Florence Welch for RollingStone)

Obama, Barack
03/13/17 A Real American Horror Story (via New York Review of Books) [cross-listed: Get Out; "Post-Racial"]
01/01/17 My President Was Black (via The Atlantic) [cross-listed: Coates, Ta-Nehisi]
12/13/16 The Making of a Black President (via The Atlantic)
12/13/16 This Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama (via TIME) [cross-listed: Race + America, Election 2016]
08/09/10 Obama's Soft-Core Socialsim (via Forbes)
05/28/10 The Spill, The Scandal and the President (via RollingStone) [cross listed: Gulf Oil Spill, BP]

Obamacare (or The Affordable Care Act)
07/01/17 Obamacare’s lasting legacy: For all its flaws, the greatest Democratic accomplishment since the days of LBJ and FDR (via Salon)

Obituaries
05/15/08 Robert Rauschenberg, American Artist, Dies at 82 (via The New York Times)

Objects
00/00/00 Slavoj Žižek – Objects, Objects Everywhere: A Critique of Object Oriented Ontology (via Mariborchan)

Occult Art
03/01/16 Dark Art(s), Coven Berlin, and the Queer Erotic Occult (via Art 21)
01/26/16 Recreating the Magic Circle of a Surrealist Seriously into the Occult (via Hyperallergic)
01/12/16 The Mysterious Folk Art of America's Secret Societies (via Hyperallergic)
11/10/15 Magica Sexualis: Your Quick And Dirty Guide To The Erotic Occult (via The Huffington Post)

Off-Grid
08/04/14 8:00pm The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit (via GQ)

Omophagia
00/00/00 What Does Human Flesh Taste Like? (via Curiosity) 

Ono, Yoko
05/11/15 Of Flies and Homemade Bombs: Yoko Ono's Art World (via ArtNews)

Opioid Epidemic (see also: White People)
06/00/17 The Addicts Next Door (via The New Yorker)

Oppenheim, Dennis
01/26/11 Dennis Oppenheim, 1938-2011: The Man Who Made The World Nervous (G. Roger Denson for The Huffington Post)

O’Riordan, Dolores
01/16/18 The Ferocious, Sublime Dolores O’Riordan, of the Cranberries (via The New Yorker0

Ouija Boards
07/08/16 Goldie Hawn's Ouija Board Story From The 80's Will Give You Chills (via The Huffington Post)
00/00/00 This Guy Found a Ouija Board INSIDE of a Wall and He's Probably Cursed Now (via Twenty Two Words)

Ouroboros
06/22/16 A Snake Got Trapped Inside an Endless Circle of Its Own Shedding Skin (via Sploid) 

Oursler, Tony
06/16/15 Black Magic: Tony Oursler On His Upcoming LUMA Exhibition (via ArtNews) 

Paglen, Trevor
12/31/15 Trevor Paglen: What lies beneath (via Financial Times Magazine)

Paik, Nam June
01/15/16 When Nam June Paik Beamed Bowie Around the World (via Blouin ArtInfo)

Painting
01/05/15 Take Your Time: New Painting at The Museum of Modern Art (via The New Yorker)

Panopticon
01/28/16 Obfuscation: How To Hide From Online Surveillance (posted on Facebook by MIT Press)

Paranormal, The Critique of the
00/00/03 An Investigation into alleged 'hauntings' - Richard Wiseman, et al

Pareidolia
07/11/16 Bizarre Mars Dune Pattern Looks Like A Message In Morse Code (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: Mars] 
03/23/16 Let's Just Call This A Sphinx On Mars (via The Huffington Post)
12/02/15 The Face in the Machine (via Slate)
11/18/15 Strange 'ancient face' spotted on Mars rock (via Fox News)

Performance Art
06/05/17 Why Performance Has Become the Essential Art Medium of the 21st Century (via ArtNet)

Pettibon, Raymond
2/13/17 THE ENIGMATIC ART OF RAYMOND PETTIBON (via The New Yorker)

Petty, Tom
10/03/07 Tom Petty, a Mainstay of Rock With the Heartbreakers, Dies at 66 (via The New York Times)
10/02/17 Why losing Tom Petty feels like losing a piece of ourselves (via Los Angeles Times)

Phair, Liz
01/13/18 The Year Liz Phair gatecrashed Guyville (via Salon)

Photography
07/04/17 8 Camera-Less Photographers You Need To Know (via Creators.vice) 
02/17/15 Print Your Photos or Risk Losing Them to the Digital Dark Age (via PetaPixel)
05/13/14 Photography Series Captures Explosive Science Experiments (via Creators.vice)
04/10/14 Analog Photography Trick Leads To Mother Of All Sound Visualizations (via Creators.vice)

Philosophy
07/15/17 Do We Need Philosophy in Prisons? (via Big Think) [cross-listed: American Prison System]

Pi
03/13/17 Why Pi Matters (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: mathematics]

Piper, Adrian
12/10/15 Career Surveys for David Hammons and Adrian Piper (via The New York Times)

Pluto
12/05/15 These Might Be The Most Hi-Res Pictures of Pluto In Our Lifetimes (via Nerdist)

Pokémon Go
08/08/16 Man Shot to Death in San Francisco While Playing Pokémon Go (via TIME)
08/04/16 5 Ways Pokémon Go Is Majorly Changing The Way It Works (via Nerdist)
08/03/16 The Secret Game Mechanics That Keep You Playing Pokémon Go (via GQ)
08/02/16 Pokemon Go away: Troublesome Sydney Pokestop shut down (via BBC News)
08/02/16 Why Pokémon Go Can Be Good for You (via Psychology Today)
08/01/16 Parents Arrested After Leaving Toddler Along To Play Pokémon Go (via Buzzfeed News)
07/18/16 Breaking: It's Now Officially Cool to Hate Pokémon Go (via Wired)
07/16/15 What You Need To Know About "Pokémon Go" (via HuffPost Weird News)
07/16/16 Man Quits Job To Become Full-Time 'Pokemon Go' Player (via The Huffington Post)
07/15/16 Pokemon Go player trying catch 'em all, caught by police (via Fox 2 News, Detroit)
07/15/16 Watch a Stampede of Pokémon Go Players Descend on Central Park (via Gizmodo) ["Filed to: WE LIVE IN THE END-TIMES"]
07/15/16 It's Possible to Lose at 'Pokemon Go' Permanently, If You're Broke (via Inverse)
07/15/16 The Dream of 'Pokemon' Creator Satoshi Tajiri is Realized (via Inverse)
07/15/16 Why Pokemon Go became an instant phenomenon (via The Conversation)
07/14/16 This Pastor Has Convinced Us: Pokemon Are Actually Cyber-Demons (via The Huffington  Post)
07/14/16 Pokémon Go: man quits job to become full-time Pokémon hunter (via The Guardian)
07/14/16 Parents Say 'Pokemon GO' Is Helping Their Autistic Kids (via Inverse)
07/14/16 Pair Jumped Fence At Zoo, Wanted To Catch Pokemon: Police (via The Huffington Post)
07/13/16 If You Hate Fun And Pokemon, PokeGone Is The Chrome Extension You Need (via The Huffington Post)
07/13/16 I'm the First (and Maybe Final) Professional 'Pokémon GO' Trainer (via The Creators Project)
07/11/16 Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small, Local Businesses. Here's How It Works (via INC)
07/08/16 Pokémon Go Is Having an Effect on Players' Mental Health (via attn:)
07/07/16 Pokémon Go Is Already Taking Over People's Lives And It's Very, Very Scary (via Buzzfeed)
07/00/16 Pokemon (Don't) Go: Please don't catch Pokemon at Auschwitz (via AJ+) 

Police Violence
12/18/15 Training to reduce 'cop macho' and 'contempt of cop' could reduce police violence (via The Conversation)[cross-listed: masculinity]

Politics, Contemporary
01/10/18 Celebrity politicians are a sign of our political decline (via The Guardian)

Political Art
07/23/16 The Shelf Life of Political Art (via Hyperallergic)

Pope.L, William
00/00/96 William Pope.L by Martha Wilson (via Bomb Magazine)

Pornography (General)
07/08/17 The Future of Porn Is Here and It’s So Real You Can Feel It (via The Daily Beast)
10/08/15 Danni Daniels Is Dominating Porn with Her Nine-Inch Dick (via Vice) [cross listed: Daniels, Danni; Transgender Issues]

Gay Pornography
06/29/16 The Impact of Bareback Porn (via The Advocate)

Portland, Oregon
07/19/16 Must-Visit: Southeast Portland, AKA the Capital of Cool (via The Advocate)

Post Internet
06/21/15 Like Bruce Lee Says: Be Like Water (via Elephant)
06/21/15 Post Internet Art: You'll Know It When You See It (via Elephant)
02/03/15 The Real-Life Applications of "Post-Internet" Art (via Hyperallergic)

"Post-Racial"
03/13/17 A Real American Horror Story (via New York Review of Books) [cross-listed: Obama, Barack; Get Out]

Post-Truth
03/03/17 Why We Believe Obvious Untruths (via The New York Times)
12/16/16 I'm a Scientist, and I don't Believe in Fact: The Benefits of a Post-Truth Society (via Scientific American)
12/16/16 Don't call it Post-Truth. There's a simpler word: lies (via The Guardian) [cross-listed: Donald Trump]

The Price of Everything
01/25/18 A Documentary Lays Bare the Absurdity of the Art Market (via Hyperallergic) [see also: The Art Market]

Psychic(s)ish
01/29/16 Honeybees know it's going to rain, so work more before it starts (via New Scientist)
01/28/16 Famous Psychic Answers Woman's Question Before She Even Asks It (via The Huffington Post)

Psychology
07/11/16 So, Maybe Freud Was Actually Pretty Right About How the Mind is Structured (via New York Magazine)
10/30/13 The Halloween trick that conjures ghosts of the mind (via New Scientist)

Pulse Nightclub Shooting, June 12, 2016
06/28/16 Bloody But Unbowed, LGBT Orlando Tries to Carry On (via The Advocate)
06/12/16 'United in grief' Barack Obama's remarks on the Pulse Nightclub shooting (via The Advocate)

Physics (general)
10/01/15 The Trouble with Theories of Everything (via Nautilus) 

Quantum Computing
03/09/17 What the what IS quantum computing? We've got you covered. (via Wired)

Quantum Entanglement
04/14/18 If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time (via Science Alert) [cross-listed: Time]
07/14/10 Quantum entanglement holds together life’s blueprint (via New Scientist)

Quantum Theory
07/05/17 Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past (via Phys.org) [cross-listed: Retrocausality, Time]
07/19/16 Weird quantum effects stretch across hundreds of miles (via Phys.org)
01/22/16 Physicists have managed to tie a quantum knot for the first time (via Science Alert)
11/17/15 Spooky Action Is Real: Bizarre Quantum Entanglement Confirmed in New Tests (via LIveScience)
11/11/15 Quantum dilemma: We have too many options for explaining reality (via New Scientist)
11/04/15 Relativity versus quantum mechanics: the battle for the universe (via The Guardian) [cross-list with General Relativity]
11/04/15 Entangled universe: Could wormholes hold the cosmos together? (via New Scientist) 
06/01/15 Reality doesn't exist until we measure it, quantum experiment confirms (via Science Alert)

Queer
03/23/16 The Problem With Avoiding Labels (via Slate)
01/20/16 'Tuff Enough' in New Orlean's Queer Community (via The New York Times) [cross-list: art, photography]

Queer Art
06/01/17 Queer Art: then and now (via Frieze)

Queer Eye
02/28/18 Queer Eye isn’t just great fashion TV – it’s the best show of the year (via The Guardian)

Queer Cinema + Hollywood
07/15/16 Decoding the Gay Subtext in the Hollywood Classic, The Maltese Falcon (via The Advocate) [cross-listed: The Maltese Falcon]
7/28/15 Brokeback Mountain: 10 Years On (via OUT)

Queer Theory (General)
00/00/09 Queer Aesthetics (by Daniel Willard, Borderlands Journal)
00/00/00 Global Gaze/Global Gays (by Dennis Altman, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies)

Race + America
04/11/18 Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis (via The New York Times)
03/23/18 Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race (via PBS News Hour)
03/19/18 Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists (via Code Switch/NPR)
09/15/17 Two Asian-Americans On Growing Up In The Midwest vs. Chinatown (via The Huffington Post)
09/15/17 Asians Are Still Tokenized Or Just Missing From TV Shows, Report Says (via The Huffington Post)
09/14/17 Calling Out White Supremacy Comes With Consequences For Black Folks (via The Huffington Post)
05/26/17 Why Aren't Asian Men Sexy? (via Buzzfeed)
12/13/16 This Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama (via TIME) [cross-listed: Obama, Barack, Election 2016]
10/01/16 Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real (via Vice)
07/15/16 Racial Discontent Is Rising, but That's Not Obama's Fault (via Slate)
07/14/16 Princeton African-American Studies Professor Patiently Explains Systemic Racism And Affirmative Action to Morning Joe (via Media Matters for America)
07/08/16 There Is a War Over Race in America: But it's not whites vs. blacks (via Slate)
07/08/16 Is America Falling Apart or Finally Waking Up? (via Slate)
07/07/16 Alton Sterling's Death Forever Changed The Way I Will Raise My White Sons (via Babble)
03/13/16 How Trump Happened (via Slate) [cross-reference: Trump, Donald]
02/12/16 Many Asians Express Dismay and Frustration After Liang Verdict (via The New York Times)
02/05/16 Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue (via Scientific American)
01/12/16 The telling way white Americans react to pictures of dark-skinned immigrants (via The Washington Post)
01/04/16 The Oregon standoff and American's double standards on race and religion (via The Washington Post)
01/08/16 The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America (via The Washington Post)
09/17/15 White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed (via Vice)
09/18/15 White Fragility Is Racial Violence (via The Huffington Post)
03/30/14 Teaching Tolerance: How white parents should talk to their young kids about race. (via Slate)

Race & Diversity in Hollywood
01/23/18 It’s Time To Rethink What We Consider An Oscar Performance (via The Huffington Post)
01/14/18 These depictions of Asian characters in television and film have become tired clichés in Hollywood. (via Newsweek)
10/10/17 Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians (via Motherboard.Vice) [cross-listed: Blade Runner 2049; Cyberpunk)
10/09/17 'Blade Runner 2049': The Deckard Question Matters More Than You Think (via The Hollywood Reporter) [cross-listed: Blade Runner 2049]
07/05/17 Stars are getting militant about inequality in Hollywood. It’s about time. (via The Washington Post)

Racism in the Gay Community [see also: LGBTQi in America]
01/19/18 Dear White Gay Men, Racism Is Not "Just a Preference" (via them.)
01/09/18 Least Desirable? Gay Asian men talk sexual racism and the impact it has on everyone (via Queerty)
06/29/17 How Racism in LGBT Nightlife Birthed a New Pride Flag (via The Advocate)
01/14/16 Asian man Fed Up With Being Ignored By The "White-Painted Gay Community" (via Queerty) 
01/05/16 "No Fats, No Femmes" Explores Masculine Identity And Race In The Gay Community (via New Now Next)

Racism, Global
04/10/18 Rhodesia’s Dead — but White Supremacists Have Given It New Life Online (via The New York Times Magazine)

Radio Bursts
01/10/18 Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder (via National Geographic)

Radio Waves
11/26/15 Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals (via IFL Science)

Reality
12/04/16 We Survive Because Reality May Be Nothing Like We Think It Is (via Big Think)
08/31/16 Metaphysics special: How do I know I exist? (via New Scientist) 
04/25/16 The Case Against Reality (via The Atlantic)
06/03/15 Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist (via Inverse)

Refugees
12/25/16 THE CHATBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Artifiicail Intelligence]

Religion
00/00/16 Iceland Is Officially Worshiping Norse Gods Again (via Big Think)
09/02/14 8:00pm The Orthodox Hit Squad (via GQ)

Religious Freedom
01/25/18 Satanic Temple Suit May Crush Restrictive Anti-Abortion Laws in Missouri (via Jezebel)

Representation + Hollywood
06/00/13 The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men (via The Atlantic) [cross-listed: American Masculinity; Masculinity + Toxic Masculinity]

The Republican Party ( + "GOP")
06/30/17 Why the Republican Brand Is So Strong Where I Live (via The Daily Beast)

Research Based Art
00/00/2009 Disobedience in Byelorussia: Self-Interrogation on "Research-Based Art" (via e-flux)
07/16/71 Art in the Age of Institutional Data Collection (via artandresearch.org)
00/00/00 Research in Practice-Based Art (via bcps.org)

Retrocausality
07/05/17 Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past (via Phys.org) [cross-listed: Quantum Physics, Time]

Roadside America/Great American  Road Trip(s)
07/14/16 Rescuing America's roadside giants (via BBC News)

Robots & Robot Uprisings
03/13/17 A robot is blamed for a human colleague's gruesome death (via Quartz)
07/15/16 A mall security robot has knocked down and run over a toddler in Silicon Valley (via Science Alert)
07/06/16 Uber Parking Lot Patrolled By Security Robot (via Popular Science)

Rosetta spacecraft
09/30/17 Rosetta’s Lost Picture From Moments Before It Struck a Comet (via The New York Times)

Roswell, New Mexico
09/30/17 The curious case of the alien in the photo and the mystery that took years to solve (via The Guardian) [see also: Extraterrestrials; Conspiracy Theories]

Rothko, Mark
12/19/16 The Dark Final Years of Mark Rothko (via The New Yorker) 

Ruscha, Ed
07/16/16 As Los Angeles Changes, Ed Ruscha Stays the Same (via Artsy)

RuPaul + Drag Race
04/05/18 What ‘Drag Race’ Means To The Teen Girls Who Love It (via The Huffington Post)
03/23/18 Why Drag Race's Popularity Is Ruining the Show (via them.us)
01/24/18 Is ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ the Most Radical Show on TV? (via The New York Times)
01/17/18 RuPaul chats with Oprah about the spiritual side of drag (via Washington Blade)
01/16/18 Watch RuPaul And Oprah Discuss The Spiritual Lessons Of “Drag Race” (via Logo)
01/16/18 RuPaul Talks with Oprah About Learning to Live Beyond Others’ Expectations and Why We’re All Born Naked (via VH1)
03/23/16 Real Talk With RuPaul (via Vulture)

S-Town
04/25/17 Residents of So-called "Shit Town" Are Conflicted Over S-Town (via Vulture)

Sacred Geometry
00/00/00 Sacred Geometry: the Language of Light (via Humanity Healing University)
00/00/00 Sacred Geometry: Language of Light (via Ascension Now)

Sagan, Carl
00/00/00 Varieties of Scientific Experience: Carl Sagan on Science and God (via Brain Pickings)

Saltz, Jerry
03/23/11 Jerry Saltz on Andy Warhol's Portraits of Liz (via Vulture) [cross-listed: Taylor, Elizabeth; Warhol, Andy]

San Francisco, California
07/18/16 Author Michelle Tea Guides Us Through Queer San Francisco (via The Advocate)

Saraceno, Tomás
11/16/11 Head in the Clouds (via ARTNews)

Sailing Stones
09/02/14 The Mystery of the Sailing Stones in Death Valley (via LiveScience)

Saraceno, Tomás
00/00/00 Tomás Saraceno, Arts at MIT (via MIT)

Scaffold
06/01/17 'Let it burn': U.S. art critics respond to the Walker's takedown of 'Scaffold' (via The Star Tribune) [cross-listed: The Walker {museum}, Durant, Sam]

Science (General)
07/05/17 Scientists are about to change what a kilogram is. That’s massive. (via The Washington Post)

Scientology
02/14/11 The Apostate (via The New Yorker) [cross listed: Haggis, Paul]
05/06/91 The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (via Time)

Scott, Dread
07/20/16 Fox News Article Leads to Harassment of Jack Shainman Gallery and Dread Scott (via Artnet News) [cross-listed: Fox News]
07/08/16 In Response to Police Brutality, Artist Dread Scott Updates Historic Protest Flag (via Artnet News)

Second Amendment, The
09/23/15 The Second Amendment Was Never Meant to Protect an Individual's Right to a Gun (via The Nation)

Second Life
11/05/15 This Video Shows Just How Big 'Second Life' Really Is (via Motherboard)

Sehgal, Tino
01/31/10 In the Naked Museum: Talking, Thinking, Encountering (via The New York Times)

Separation of Church & State (or lack thereof)
07/01/17 GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates (via Associated Press)
05/12/10 Texas Education Board Approves Conservative Curriculum Changes By Far-Right (via The Huffington Post)

SETI
09/22/15 Here's More Evidence That Galactic Super-Civilizations Don't Exist (via i09)

Sexuality, History of
03/00/17 Before Straight and Gay (via The Atlantic) [cross-listed: LGBTQi History]

The Shape of Water
01/26/18 Smells Like Fish Sticks: This Shape of Water Drama Is Heating Up (via Jezebel)
01/26/18 The Shape of Water Has Been Accused of Plagiarism Again (via i09)

Simmons, Richard
03/11/17 Is Richard Simmons missing? Or is he just dearly missed? (via The Washington Post)

Simon, Taryn
03/02/16 Taryn Simon Q&A (via Gagosian)

Simpson, Lorna
02/28/18 In the Studio: Lorna Simpson (via frieze) 

Simulation Argument/Theory
10/06/17 We can’t ever know whether or not our universe is a simulation (via New Scientist)
10/03/17 Physicists Confirm That We're Not Living In a Computer Simulation (via NOVA)
07/08/17 You're Not Living in a Computer Simulation (via RealClear Science)
06/21/16 Bill Nye: Is "We Are Living in a Computer Simulation" a Testable Hypothesis? (via Big Think) [Bill Nye]
06/02/16 Elon Musk Says Life Is Almost Definitely A Simulation (via Popular Science)
08/04/2015 Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be playthings of an advanced civilisation (via Daily Mail)
07/31/15 Is Our Universe a Fake? (via Space.com)

Singularity, The (AI + Human integration; for Big Bang Singularity, see The Big Bang)
02/05/18 Will We Ever Be Able to Upload a Mind to a New Body? (via Gizmodo)
01/29/18 A new artificial synapse is faster and more efficient than ones in your brain (via MIT Technology Review)
05/22/17 WHERE MAN AND MACHINE COMBINE TO IMPROVE MANUFACTURING (via Ozy)
03/03/17 Singularity: Explain It to Me Like I’m 5-Years-Old (via Futurism)
12/19/13 he Worst Lies You've Been Told About the Singularity (via i09)

Sleep
02/24/16 How Sleep Can Heal Our Brains (via NOVA)

Sleep Paralysis
12/15/16 What Really Happens in Sleep Paralysis? (via Buzzfeed News) 
10/13/15 Sleep Paralysis Is the Most Terrifying State of Consciousness (via Big Think) [cross-listed: consciousness]

Slenderman
00/00/00 The Slenderman legend: Everything you need to know (via CBS News)

Smith, Kiki
10/02/17 In Mortal, Artist KiKi Smith Makes Confusion Plain (via D[allas] Magazine)

Snowflakes (actual, not social label)
01/22/16 This is how snowflakes are born (video) (via TreeHugger) 
01/27/15 These Are The Star-Shaped Snowflakes That Fell All Over The East Coast This Week (via The Huffington Post)

Social Media
10/03/17 Google and Facebook help spread bad information after Las Vegas attack (via CNN) [cross-listed: American Gun Culture; "Truth"]
09/29/17 That Time I Went Viral While Running the Wendy’s Twitter Account (via Splinter)

"Social Practice"
02/07/16 Social Practice Degrees Take Art to a Communal Level (via The New York Times)

Sound
09/18/17 BREAKING: Light Has Been Stored as Sound For The First Time (via Science Alert) [cross-listed: Light]
05/03/17 Eerie 'Big Empty' Found Near Saturn Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads (via NBC News)
10/13/16 The Haunting Sound of Climate Change Over 100 Years (via The Huffington Post)
06/23/16 There's A Mysterious Sound Coming From The Caribbean That's So Loud It Can Be Heard From Space (via The Huffington Post)
03/10/16 'Silence Map' of the U.S. shows where we're drowning out the sounds of Nature (via Treehugger)
03/05/16 Listen to the eerie noises emitted from the ocean's darkest depths (via The Washington Post)
03/02/16 Walk the Eight Blocks from the Met to the Met Breuer, Accompanied by Soundscapes (via Hyperallergic) 
03/01/16 The play using 3D sound to test people's brains (via BBC) 
02/11/16 This Is What Gravitational Waves Sound Like (via Gizmodo)
02/11/16 I listened to live audio of the Oregon standoff. This is how riveting and ridiculous it was. (via The Washington Post)
01/15/16 The Illicit Soviet Records Hidden on X-Ray Plates (via Slate)
01/08/16 Newly discovered type of sound wave allows for inhalable vaccines (Science Alert)
12/29/15 Dear Architects: Sound Matters (via The New York Times)
12/03/15 Researchers Use Sound To Levitate Objects And It’s Amazing (via The Huffington Post)
11/27/15 Is This What Tyrannosaurus Rex Really Sound Like? (via Nerdist)
10/27/15 Some "Ghosts" May Be Sound Waves Just Below Human Hearing (via GIzmodo) [cross-listed: Ghosts]
01/04/15 What Did Neanderthals Sound Like? (via IFL Science)
12/03/14 This Guy Can Hear Wi-Fi, He Says It Sounds Like Minimal Techno (via Vice)
09/30/14 The world's loudest sound caused shock waves 100,000 times that of a hydrogen bomb (via Science Alert)
07/15/13 Sound waves levitate and move objects (via Nature)
09/07/03 Infrasound lined to spooky effects: Scientists say low frequencies my spark ghostly sensations (via NBC News)
00/00/00 High-pitched voice theory - Neanderthals (via BBC Science) [cross-list: anthropology, linguistics]
00/00/00 Space Sounds (Milky Way) (via Soundcloud)
00/00/00 What Do Tree Rings Sound Like When Played Like A Record? (via IFL Science)
00/00/00 8 Artists on Sound (via Louisiana Channel) 

Space
05/07/15 Newly Released Photograph Shows Strange "Hole" In Space (via IFL Science)

Space (Physical)
01/14/16 Let's Rethink Space - Does space exist without objects, or is it made by them? (via Nautilus) 

Spacetime
02/12/16 This Is How to Check Whether Spacetime Is Foamy (via Nautilus)

Space Travel/Exploration
04/21/17 Quickest we could visit another star is 69 years – here’s how (via New Scientist) 
07/15/16 NASA prepares for interplanetary exploration with an underwater drone (via AOL News) 
01/23/15 Where Will We Live After Earth? (via Discover)

Sparagmos and Omophagia (JRR project)
10/31/04 Horror Queens: Divas from Hollywood’s Golden Age Rampage Through the Sixties (via Bright Lights Film Journal) [cross-listed: Women in Hollywood/Media]

Spiders (General)
03/11/15 How the itsy bitsy spider evolved from a giant prehistoric sea creature (via PBS News Hour) [cross-listed: Evolution]

Star Wars
01/28/18 The spiritual message hidden in 'Star Wars' (via CNN)
01/01/17 Star Wars Ring Theory Offers A Whole New Way To View The Prequels (via Nerdist)
12/23/15 The Internet Wants "Star Wars" Heroes Finn and Poe To Be A Couple (via Logo)
07/02/16 'Star Wars' and the Fantasy of American Violence (via The New York Times)
01/05/16 What Star Wars: The Force Awakens can teach us about modern evil (via The Guardian) 
12/14/15 Every era needs its myth cycle. Star Wars is ours (via The Guardian)
12/13/15 Star Wars is a Postmodern Masterpiece (via Slate)
12/04/15 Carrie Fisher Has The Best Response To The Slave Leia Merchandise Controversy (via i09)
12/03/15 Star Wars' abandoned Tunisian locations - in pictures (via The Guardian)

Spears, Britney
03/29/11 Britney Spears and Zombie Fame (via Vulture)
03/27/11 The Trouble With Britney Spears (Jacob Bernstein for The Daily Beast)

Speer, Albert
08/07/17 Rereading Albert Speer’s “Inside the Third Reich” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Nazism; Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi]

Storytelling
07/17/17 A stage-setting Twin Peaks tells a story about telling a story (via A.V. Club) [cross-listed: Twin Peaks]
01/01/16 All Stories Are the Same (via The Atlantic) 
08/10/15 Life's Stories: How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human. (via The Atlantic) 

Stout, Renée
12/11/15 The Artist as Conjurer of Illusions and Truths (via Hyperallergic)

Street Art
07/16/16 Street Art Is a Period. Period. Or the Emergence of Intermural Art. (via Hyperallergic) 

Sturtevant, Elaine
05/14/19 Elaine Sturtevant Obituary by Hans Ulrich Obrist (via The Guardian) 

Sugimoto, Hiroshi
03/00/07 News Brief, Japanese Photography (via Asian Art News)

Suh, Do Ho
12/11/16 Do Ho Suh makes one final artwork in the apartment that was his home and studio for 18 years (via Art 21)

Sustainability
05/00/10 Theses on Sustainability (via Orion)

Synesthesia
03/31/17 This Artist with Synesthesia Sees Colors in Music and Paints Your Favorite Songs (via Broadly.vice)

Syria
04/03/17 THE TRAUMA OF FACING DEPORTATION (via The New Yorker) 
02/09/17 A PHOTOGRAPHER’S VIEW OF A BATTLE TO DESTROY ISIS (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Daesh]
02/06/17 THE AVENGERS OF MOSUL: The desperate fight, block by block, to destroy ISIS (via The New Yorker) [cross-listed: Daesh]

Sze, Sarah
12/07/15 Sarah Sze at Tanya Bonakdar (via Art in America)
11/05/15 Sarah Sze (via The Brooklyn Rail)
09/15/15 Poetics of Space: Sarah Sze at Tanya Bonakdar (via Linnea West) 
02/09/15 Review: Activating space, a little - Sarah Sze in London (via The Conversation) 
01/27/15 A conversation with Sarah Sze (via Ocula)
01/01/15 Sarah Sze's "Triple Point": Modeling a Phenomenological Experience of Contemporary Life (via USF Scholar Commons)
05/14/14 A Million Little Pieces (via The New Yorker)
00/00/11 Scientific and Artistic Models in the New Work of Sarah Sze, by Arthur Danto (via Pew Center for Arts & Heritage) 

"Take A Knee"
09/26/17 Fearlessly Speaking Truth to Power (via The Nation) [cross-listed: "The Truth"]

Taylor, Elizabeth
03/23/11 Jerry Saltz on Andy Warhol's Portraits of Liz (via Vulture) [cross-listed: Saltz, Jerry; Warhol, Andy]

Tardigrades (aka 'Water Bears') 
09/20/16 Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Tardigrades Are So Indestructible (via Gizmodo)
03/16/17 THE SECRET OF THE CRAZY-TOUGH WATER BEAR, FINALLY REVEALED (via Wired)
01/17/16 Animals Kept In Deep Freeze For 30 Years Brought Back To Life (via The Huffington Post)
12/23/15 Water bears turn into glass when they dry out (via Science Alert)
11/28/15 The Water Bear's Secret - The only animal that can survive in space has seriously weird DNA (via Slate) 

Tattoos/s/ing
06/13/16 The Case for Neck Tattoos, According to Economists (via The Atlantic)

Teaching
05/02/16 I Would Rather Do Anything Else Than Grade Your Final Papers (via McSweeny's)

Technology
01/01/12 Love Your Monsters: Why We Must Care for Our Technologies As We Do Our Children (via The Breakthrough) [cross-listed: Latour, Bruno]

Television as Medium
08/07/17 Twin Peaks episode 13: the most fascinating part of this revival is what it says about TV itself (via Vox) [cross-listed: Twin Peaks]

Terraforming
3/10/16 Botanists Just Answered One of the Biggest Questions About Farming on Mars (via Gizmodo)
03/08/16 Terraforming Mars: Turning the Red Planet Green (via Futurism)
07/01/15 It's Time for Us to Become a Spacefaring Species (via Big Think)
00/00/00 Terraforming Mars: A Practical Guide (via Futurism)

Tide Pod Challenge
01/20/18 Tide Pod Challenge Fulfills Eerie William Gibson Prediction (via Inverse) [cross-listed: Neuromancer]

Timberlake, Justin + Super Bowl Performance (see also: Jackson, Janet)
02/07/18 What's behind the Justin Timberlake backlash? (via BBC News)
02/05/18 Justin Timberlake's Anti-Spectacular Super Bowl (via The Atlantic)
02/05/18 Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show Was Like Bad Breakup Sex (via Muse.Jezebel)
02/04/18 This is how Justin Timberlake lost the Super Bowl (via The Washington Post)

Time
04/14/18 If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time (via Science Alert) [cross-listed: Quantum Entanglement]
03/16/18 This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang (via Science Alert) [cross-listed: The Big Bang]
01/22/18 Facebook Programmers Seriously Just Invented a New Unit of Time (via Inverse) [cross-listed: Facebook]
07/05/17 Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past (via Phys.org) [cross-listed: Quantum Physics, Retrocausality]
06/19/16 Brian Greene: Time Is a Mystery to Science (via Big Think) [Brian Greene]
02/01/16 Physicists investigate the structure of time, with implications for quantum mechanics and philosophy (via Phys.org)
02/01/16 A physicist has a new explanation for why time moves forwards, not backwards (via Science Alert)
01/27/16 How Where You Are or What You're Doing Alters Your Sense of Time (via Nautilus)
01/25/16 Scientists propose a 'mirror universe' where time moves backwards (via Science Alert)
01/13/16 Time might flow backwards as well as forwards from the big bang (via New Scientist) 
11/20/15 This Short Animation Will Change Your Perspective On Time (via IFL Science)
10/05/15 Time Might Be Running Backwards Inside Black Holes (via IFL Science)
12/10/14 Did the Big Bang create a 'mirror universe' where time moves BACKWARDS? (via Daily Mail)
12/08/14 2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past (via Scientific American)
06/01/14 How Different Cultures Understand Time (via Business Insider)
06/30/13 There Is No Now (via PBS)

Time Capsules
07/06/17 Bomb Discovered In New York Turns Out To Be a Time Capsule (via PaleoFuture.Gizmodo)
09/10/15 Why Futurism Has a Cultural Blindspot (via Nautilus) [see also: Futurism]
01/12/15 What Is A Time Capsule? (via PaleoFuture.Gizmodo)

Time Crystals
03/08/17 Scientists Finally Observed Time Crystals - But What the Hell Are They? (via Gizmondo)

Time Travel
06/17/16 3 simple ways to time travel (plus 3 complicated ones) (via Science Alert)
12/08/15 Physicists Send Particles Of Light Into The Past, Proving Time Travel Is Possible? (via more ideas)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
02/09/18 The writer of a gay cult classic outsmarted Hollywood 20 years ago; now he’s cashing in (via Queerty)

Tokyo, Japan
07/04/16 Tokyo in Translation (via The Advocate)

Toxic Masculinity - See Masculinity 

Transgender Issues (see also LGBTQi in America)
10/01/17 Trans Supermodel Shares How Hugh Hefner Fought For Her When No One Else Would (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: Hefner, Huge]
09/30/17 TRANSGENDER TEEN REPEATEDLY STABBED IN GENITALS; LGBT ADVOCATES BATTLING FOR HATE CRIME CLASSIFICATION (via Newsweek)
09/25/17 Trio Charged With Murdering Trans Teen, Gouging Her Eyes And Burning The Body (via Logo)
07/04/17 28-Year-Old Ebony Morgan Becomes 15th Transgender Person Murdered In America This Year (via Logo)
08/01/16 The Trans Community of Christopher Street (via The New Yorker)
01/17/16 Buck Angel, 'The Man With A Vagina,' On The Role Sex Plays In Living Authentically (via The Huffington Post)
01/06/16 What It's Like When Your Wife Becomes Your Husband (via New York Magazine)
10/08/15 Danni Daniels Is Dominating Porn with Her Nine-Inch Dick (via Vice) [cross listed: Pornography; Daniels, Danni]
07/16/14 Nupi Maanbi: The Transgender of Manipur (via The Advocate) 

Travel
03/07/17 Most beautiful towns in all 50 states (via Expedia)
02/16/17 11 Fun And Secretly Educational Activities Near Mount Rushmore (via BuzzFeed)

Southeast Asian
04/03/17 Along the Mekong River, a Timeless Place Where Time Marches On (via The New York Times)

Tribalism
05/13/15 Bill Nye doesn't pull punches when asked if racism has any basis in nature (via UpWorthy)

Trinity Test Site
06/03/13 A visit to Trinity, where the first A-bomb was tested in 1945, turns up radiation still (via The New York Times)

Trump, Donald ( + consequence of)
03/23/18 Trump voters are selfish: They love him because they identify with him (via Salon)
01/22/18 Report Shows Massive Increase In Anti-LGBTQ Violence Since Trump Took Office (via The Huffington Post) [cross-listed: LGBTQi in America]
01/18/18 An Exit From Trumpocracy (via The Atlantic)
01/14/18 How Donald Trump Degrades Us All (via The New Yorker)
01/16/18 President Trump Is Trying to Erase the LGBTQ Community (via TIME) [cross-listed: LGBTQi in America]
01/03/18 Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President (by Michael Wolff for New York Magazine)
10/07/17 The Enormous Emotional Toll of Trumpism (via Daily Beast)
09/30/17 The Media Needs To Stop Rationalizing President Trump’s Behavior (via FiveThirtyEight)
09/29/17 We should have seen Trump coming (Ta-Nehisi Coates for The Guardian) [cross-listed: Coates, Ta-Nihisi]
04/02/17 Our Dishonest President (via the Los Angles Times, series)
03/14/17 Fear of Diversity Made People More Likely to Vote Trump (via The Nation) [cross-listed: Diversity, White People]
03/07/17 Strangers in Their Own Land (via The Atlantic)
01/26/17 A Stunned, Bemused World Weighs in on President Trump (via Politico)
01/01/17 Despair and Hope in Trump's America (via The Atlantic)
12/16/16 The Narcotic of Trump (via The New York Times)
12/16/16 Don't call it Post-Truth. There's a simpler word: lies (via The Guardian) [cross-listed: Post-Truth]
12/15/16 A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (via The Stranger) 
12/10/16 Truth and Lies in the Age of Trump (via The New York Times)
12/09/16 Trump's Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy (via RollingStone)
11/15/16 Why the Art World Must Not Normalize Donald Trump's Presidency (via Hyperallergic)
03/13/16 How Trump Happened (via Slate) [cross-reference: Racism + America]

+ Connection to Russia
04/03/17 Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel (via The Washington Post) [cross-listed: Blackwater]

+ The Internet
07/06/17 The origin of the specious (via The Economist)

"Truth" + Fake News
10/03/17 Google and Facebook help spread bad information after Las Vegas attack (via CNN) [cross-listed: American Gun Culture; Social Media]
10/02/17 After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its Megaphone (via The New York Times) [see also: American Gun Culture]
09/26/17 Fearlessly Speaking Truth to Power: The examples of Manning and Kaepernick show some of America’s most powerful institutions treating the truth as an inconvenience or, worse, an enemy to defeat. (via The Nation) [cross-listed: "Take A Knee"]

Twin Peaks
09/07/17 Twin Peaks: Judy’s True Identity Revealed (via Screen Rant)
08/07/17 Twin Peaks episode 13: the most fascinating part of this revival is what it says about TV itself (via Vox) [cross-listed: Television as Medium]
08/06/17 Twin Peaks Recap: Just You and I (via Vulture)
07/31/17 TWIN PEAKS WON'T ANSWER ALL OUR QUESTIONS AND THAT'S OK (via IGN)
07/31/17 ‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Part 12 Recap: Checking in on Audrey Horne, a Quarter Century Later (via Flavorwire)
07/28/17 The new Twin Peaks isn't just violent — it redefines what violence is (via The Verge)
07/23/17 Twin Peaks episode 11: why this show is like nothing else on TV right now (via Vox)
07/17/17 Twin Peaks episode 10: the series delves deeper into violence against women and American misogyny (via Vox)
07/17/17 A stage-setting Twin Peaks tells a story about telling a story (via A.V. Club) [cross-listed: Storytelling]
07/13/17 David Lynch Weaves Film History Into ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ (via The New York Times) [cross-listed: Film History]
07/06/17 The Best Show on TV Is Twin Peaks: The Return (via Vulture)
07/06/17 Here’s what you missed on mind-blowing ‘Part 8’ of ‘Twin Peaks’ (via SF Gate)
06/26/17 ‘TWIN PEAKS’ EXPLAINED: ‘PART 8’ TAKES AN EXPERIMENTAL JOURNEY THROUGH DARKNESS (via Digital Trends)
06/26/17 The Eighth Episode of Twin Peaks: The Return Is Horrifyingly Beautiful (via Vulture)
06/26/17 With a Surreal Flashback, Twin Peaks Rewrote the Rules of TV, Again (via Slate)
06/26/17 Last Night's Terrifying Twin Peaks Will Be Remembered as One of the Best Episodes of Television Ever (via Esquire)
06/26/17 Twin Peaks episode 8: A riveting episode unlike any other explores the origins of evil (via Vox)
06/12/17 'Twin Peaks' Recap: Hit and Run (via RollingStone) [cross-listed: "Bearing Witness"]
05/31/17 The Key to Understanding the New ‘Twin Peaks’ Lies in Another Dimension: David Lynch’s Art Career (via ArtNet) [cross-listed: Lynch, David]
05/31/17 ‘Where Is Twin Peaks?’ Is the New ‘Who Killed Laura Palmer?’ (via Vulture)
05/29/17 Twin Peaks Just Keeps Getting Stranger (Thank Goodness) (via TV Guide)
05/22/17 Twin Peaks Returns to Terrify, Delight, and Confound (via The Atlantic)
05/22/17 Twin Peaks' Premiere Recap: I am Dead Yet I Live (via Vulture)
05/21/17 Twin Peaks" "Part 1/Part 2" Review (via IGN)
05/21/17 Review: In ‘Twin Peaks,’ an Old Log Learns Some New Tricks (via The New York Times)
05/19/17 Why Twin Peaks Is Not the Series We’ve Convinced Ourselves It Was (via Vulture)

Two-Spirit
10/11/10 The 'two-spirit' people of indigenous North Americas (via The Guardian)

Typography
06/24/16 You People Wouldn't Believe the Type Design in Blade Runner (via Wired)

Tyson, Neil deGrasse
02/17/16 STAR MAN (via The New Yorker) 

UFO(s)
03/13/18 Video shows Navy jet's encounter with a UFO, group says (via CNN)
12/22/17 Yes, UFOs exist. But they're probably not what you think. (via Popular Science)
12/12/16 This strange 'spherical' cloud appeared in the sky over Japan (via Science Alert) 
07/05/16 Why are people starting to believe in UFOs again? (via The Conversation) 
01/29/16 Real-life 'X-Files'? CIA posts troves of UFO documents (via Fox News) 
01/27/16 The Real 'X-Files'? CIA Reveals Weirdest UFO Stories (via LiveScience)
01/15/16 WATCH: Fast-Moving UFO Baffles Astrophotographers (via The Huffington Post) 
01/07/16 ETs Looking For A Place To Park? (via The Huffington Post)
12/11/15 UFO truthers want to make Roswell an issue for 2016. Meet their lobbyist. (via The Washington Post)
11/30/15 Dancing UFOs Hula Over Honolulu (via The Huffington Post)
11/21/15 Astronaut Scott Kelly's 'UFO' photo generates extraterrestrial buzz (via Fox News)
11/05/15 "It had to be a UFO," one witness said 👾 (via Facebook, through BBC News)
11/08/15 What On Earth Was This Mysterious Light In The Sky Above The West Coast Last Night? (via IFL Science)
11/08/15 'Mysterious light in sky' spooks California (via BBC News)
11/05/15 UFOs Near Delhi Airport Puts India Military On High Alert (via The Huffington Post)
11/03/15 Unexplainable UFO Phenomena To Be Scientifically Analyzed In New Project (via IFL Science)
11/03/15 Green Fireballs Spotted In The Skies Above Poland And Thailand (via IFL Science)
01/27/15 Once-Classified UFO Files Now Searchable Online (via The Huffington Post)

The Universe
03/20/18 21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is (via Buzzfeed)
03/19/18 The universe may end in a collision with a bubble of nothingness (via New Scientist)
02/05/18 Planets in galaxies beyond Milky Way spotted for first time (via Fox News)
12/13/16 What Shape Is the Universe? (via Big Think) 
12/07/16 The Universe Is Flat - Now What? (via Space.com)
01/15/16 Crash Course Astronomy: The Death of the Universe (via Slate)
01/07/16 The Entire Observable Universe, Captured In One Stunning Image (via The Huffington Post)
12/11/15 Electron "Lifespan" is at Least 5 Quintillion Times the Age of the Universe (via Gizmondo)
11/26/15 Animation Showing The Mind-Boggling Scale of The Universe (via IFL Science)
09/03/14 This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date (via Futurism)

The Unknown
00/00/08 How do you make sense of the unknown? (via Big Think)

Urban Greening
05/00/10 Eco City Dreaming (via Orion Magazine)

Urban Legends - see Folklore

Vezzoli, Francesco
03/08/15 Teatro Romano (via The Brooklyn Rail)

Video Art
05/26/10 The Artistic Limitations of Youtube Mash-Ups (via Art F City)

Video Games
03/14/17 Video Game Study Suggests Humans Get More Peaceful As The World Ends (via IFL Science) [cross-listed: Apocalypse, The]

Virtual Reality
10/11/08 Virtual Morality (via Adbusters) [cross-listed: Gaming, Morality]

Vo, Danh
09/24/15 The Power of Kruek Compels You! The Trials of Danh Vo (via Art News)
10/10/14 Proving his Mettle: Danh Vo Shakes Things Up at the Kitchen (via Art in America)
03/15/13 Danh Vo Channels Martin Wong at the Guggenheim (via Art in America)
11/01/12 Danh Vo Wins Hugo Boss Prize (via Art in America)
10/07/10 Danh Vo at Daniel Buchholz (via Art in America)
00/00/00 Danh Vo at Public Art Fund (via Art in America)

Walker, Kara
10/10/13 Kara Walker's art: shadows of slavery (via The Guardian) 

Wall, Jeff
06/30/17 An Impossible Photograph (via art21) [2]

Wallace, David Foster
09/12/16 David Foster Wallace Wrote the Best and Worst Thing About Depression (via New York Magazine) [cross-listed: Depression]
09/00/96 David Lynch Keeps His Head (David Foster Wallace for Premiere) [cross-listed: Lynch, David; Lost Highway]

The War in Iraq
03/19/18 Fifteen Years Ago, America Destroyed My Country (via The New York Times)

Ward, Nary
11/01/17 Tropical Fantasies, Dark Histories (via Art in America)

Warhol, Andy
06/26/17 A ’70s Summer With Warhol and the Kennedys (via The York Times)
03/23/11 Jerry Saltz on Andy Warhol's Portraits of Liz (via Vulture) [cross-listed: Taylor, Elizabeth; Saltz, Jerry]

Washington D.C.
07/07/16 Why Is It Named Adams Morgan? (via Ghosts of DC)

White People
03/14/18 Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns? (via Scientific American) [cross-listed: American Gun Culture]
11/28/17 We Asked White People With Dreadlocks 'Why' (via Vice)
10/06/17 Are white males responsible for more mass shootings than any other group? (via PunditFact) [cross-listed: American Gun Culture]
03/14/17 Fear of Diversity Made People More Likely to Vote Trump (via The Nation) [cross-listed: Diversity; Trump, Donald]
11/05/16 White People: An Explainer (via Fusion)
09/12/16 The Lives of Poor White People (via The New Yorker)
08/01/16 Why Angry White Men Love Calling People "Cucks" (via GQ) [cross-listed: Masculinity]
07/15/16 I rejected my parents' WASP values. Now I see we need them more than ever. (via The Washington Post)
01/28/16 100 times a white actor played someone who wasn't white (via The Washington Post)
01/16/16 What is white privilege? [2. Video] (via The Washington Post)
01/10/16 The white man pathology: inside the fandom of Sanders and Trump (via The Guardian) 
01/07/16 White Rage and Obama's Tears (via New York Magazine)
11/30/15 The Terrorists Among Us (via Slate)
11/24/15 How racism explains Republicans' rise in the South (via The Washington Post)
11/18/15 My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up. (via The Washington Post)
05/08/14 Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person (via The Huffington Post)

White Supremacy - see various entries on Race/Racism

Whitney, Stanley
05/30/17 ‘The Color Makes the Structure’: Stanley Whitney Paints a Picture (via ArtNews)

Whitten, Jack
03/21/18 Jack Whitten: An Artist's Life (via Hauser & Wirth)

Williamson, Kit (see also: Eastsiders)
01/19/18 Why I Worked With Trump-Supporting Colby Keller (via The Advocate)
01/16/18 Loving New York (When It's in the Rearview Mirror) (via The Advocate)

Winehouse, Amy
01/01/18 Amy Winehouse’s Dad Says Her Ghost Visits Him Regularly (via Zimbio) [cross-listed: Ghosts]

Witches + Witchcraft
07/05/17 Are witches the ultimate feminists? (via The Guardian) [cross-listed: Feminism]
11/06/15 Witches as Women Empowered by the Occult (via The Creators Project) [cross-listed: spirit photography]
10/28/15 Witch victorious over warlock in Salem court battle (via The Guardian)
10/01/15 They Burn Witches Here (via The Huffington Post)

Women in Hollywood/Media
05/5/17 Watching Wonder Woman Save Poor, Imperiled Steve Trevor Is So, So, Satisfying (via io9)
04/02/17 How Many Times Does Nicole Kidman Have To Prove Herself? (via Buzzfeed)
07/06/16 The Rise of Women's Pictures on Television (via Vulture)
10/31/04 Horror Queens: Divas from Hollywood’s Golden Age Rampage Through the Sixties (via Bright Lights Film Journal) [cross-listed: Sparagmos and Omophagia]

Women's March, 2017
11/16/16 Amid Division, a March in Washington Seeks to Bring Women Together (via The New York Times)

Wonder Woman
06/09/17 Why I cried through the fight scenes in 'Wonder Woman' (via The Los Angeles Times)
06/06/17 WONDER WOMAN AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FEMALE HERO MOMENT (via Wired)
06/06/17 Why Wonder WomanWorked for DC (via The Atlantic)
06/05/17 ‘Wonder Woman’ Is Historic, But Some Male Critics Couldn’t Help Being Condescending (via The Huffington Post)
06/05/17 That queer backstory, and four other reasons we love Wonder Woman (via Queerty)
06/04/17 ‘Wonder Woman’ Deflects Doubt to Win Battle at the Box Office (via The New York Times)

Wong, Martin
12/31/15 Review: Martin Wong at the Bronx Museum (via Blouin ArtInfo)
11/19/15 Martin Wong, an Urban Visionary With a Hungry Eye (via The New York Times)
03/14/14 "Everything Must Go": Martin Wong on His Turf (via Art in America)
01/03/14 Martin Wong's Graffiti Art Collection Goes on View (via Art in America)

Yamamoto Yohji
01/15/16 the first paying passengers in space will wear yohji yamamoto (via i-D)
01/14/16 Sartorial spacemen: Virgin Galactic reveal collaboration with Adidas' Y-3 label (via Wallpaper)

YouTube
07/26/08 An anthropological introduction to YouTube (via Michael Wesch)

Zhang Huan
11/04/15 Zhang Huan's Braille Ash Paintings at Pace Gallery (via Blouin Artinfo)

Zizek, Slavoj
06/04/09 Troubles with the Real: Lacan as a Viewer in Alien (via lacan.com) [cross-listed: Lacan, Jacques; Alien]

Specific Museum/Gallery Shows

Gallery: Venus Over Manhattan (NYC)
2015, 05/09 - 06/27 #RAWHIDE (gallery site)
2015, 05/08 False Grit (via W Magazine)

The Jewish Museum (NYC)
2015, 05 - 09/27 Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television (Museum Site)
                             Press Release
2015, 04/30 Review: 'Revolution of the Eye' Examines Art's Influence on Early TV (via The New York Times)
2015, 05/12 Review (via The Wall Street Journal)
2015, 06/04 Review (via The Financial Times)

Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
2007, 03/04 - 07/16 WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
2015, 05/07 - 09/07 China: Through the Looking Glass (MET Site)
2015, 04/23 From Chanel to Valentino, a First Look at the Dresses in the Met's "China: Through the Looking Glass (via Vogue)
2015, 05/07 Review: In 'China: Through the Looking Glass,' Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion (via The New York Times)

The Walker Art Center
2017, Scaffold: 'Let it burn': U.S. art critics respond to the Walker's takedown of 'Scaffold' (via The Star Tribune) [cross-listed: Scaffold, Durant, Sam]

 

Life Bibliography
Danielewski, Mark Z. House of Leaves. Pantheon, 2007.
Tanizaki, Jun'ichiro„. In Praise of Shadows. Tuttle Publ., 2008.
Weiss, Jeffrey et al. On Kawara — Silence. Guggenheim Museum, 2015

"I have been collecting worthless material for almost ten years now, talking good care arranging it, documenting it, indexing it, and preserving it from any possible damage. This material is constituted of cut-outs from local newspapers, photographs, interviews, news stories, excerpts from television programmes, objects and other things . . . Today I possess what resembles an archive, or let's say I posses a real archive that relates only to me: a kind of added memory that occupies different corners of my domestic space, despite the fact that I do not actually need it. It is an invented memory that is exhausting me, and which I cannot liberate myself from. For this reason, I will uncover some parts of my archive, hoping that - by making it public - I can get rid of its weight. This will be my attempt to destroy a memory that doesn't know how to destroy itself." 

- Rabih Mroué, Text for the performance Make Me Stop Smoking, 2006