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Articles I liked from the week of May 22nd, 2016.

  1. Inside Russia's Closed CitiesIN THIS INTERVIEW > 36 year-old Russian photographer Sergey Novikov introduces us to ZATO , a project focused on the quite incredible reality of Russia’s secret…
  2. notes on Bladerunnernotes on Bladerunner I’m speaking on a panel tonight that is screening and discussing the film Bladerunner as part of a class on cyborgism . I thought I would…

  1. The Three Loves TheoryM y favorite model for relationships comes from the work of anthropologist Helen Fisher . She’s dedicated decades of her life and her career to studying and…
  2. UnnecessariatI remember AIDS. I’m older than you probably think I am, and I remember what AIDS in America meant in the eighties, when William F. Buckley suggested all…

  1. solnic.eu - My time with Rails is upLast year I made a decision that I won’t be using Rails anymore, nor I will support Rails in gems that I maintain. Furthermore, I will do my best to never have…
    Fair criticisms of Rails community and design choices. It starts out sounding like your standard "Purity in Programming" screed but it's a much more thoughtful piece.
  2. The Pitch Meeting for Animaniacs - The ToastTHE ANIMATOR: …So we were thinking, why not center it on the Warner brothers and their sister, Dot? EXEC #1: Who’s we ? EXEC #2: The Warner Brothers had a…
    As bonkers as the Animaniacs themselves. How the hell did they get the execs to sit through the meeting much less say yes?

  1. Why did the secular ambitions of the early United States fail? – Sam Haselby | Aeon EssaysIn the beginning was the thing, and the thing was against God. So might begin the gospel of American secularism. The sudden flourish of secularism at the time…
    Secularism was once an elite conspiract. It was never popular, but was successfully advanced by playing sects off each other and stoking their fears that another sect would come to power and oppress them. Because of this while the founders were able to get secularism enshrined in law they were unable to successfully create secular institutions to rival religion.
  2. The Only Millennials Who MatterMillennials are center-stage right now. In the US, they are widely regarded as the power behind Bernie Sanders, allied as a generation against their parents,…
  3. How to Take Your Brain Off-RoadThe more you read, the more you know how to read, and the harder it is to get lost in reading. When you’ve read only a few things, it is not possible to get…