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Here Are 10 GIFs That Will Restore Your Faith in GIFs
The animated GIF is one of the few Internet-native forms of artistic expression. It is almost always ridiculous and almost always wondrous, and that is almost always because it is the mode of the knowing amateur. The GIF, in other words, is an aesthetic object that exists almost purely to make already-funny images of Michael J.
Celebrity à la carte: buying a piece of Brad Pitt in Cannes
Here's something I've never seen in two decades of covering the Cannes Film Festival-an à la carte menu of celebrity interviews, with steep prices. This week a publicist at Alliance Films notified a number of Canadian journalists coming to Cannes that their outlets could purchase interview slots for two movies that will premiere in Cannes, and Killing Them Softly , which Alliance will distribute in Canada.
Webby Honorees, Nominees and Winners truly represent the best of the Web. They are but a small percentage of total entries and chosen by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. See them all here.
Amazon's $23,698,655.93 book about flies
A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly - a classic work in developmental biology that we - and most other Drosophila developmental biologists - consult regularly.
Momofuku Sweet on Carroll Gardens? | Brownstoner
A tipster sends word that workers at 360 Smith Street, the new rental on the corner of 2nd Place, say a Momofuku is opening in the building's ground-floor space. We weren't able to confirm the gossip, but the building's super told us a "high-end bakery" signed a lease for the space.
The Hidden Gems Inside Tumblr's Terms of Service Agreement
Looks like Tumblr's lawyers had a lot of fun drawing up this document. It's a well-known fact that even though we click "Agree" to tons of online "Terms of Service" agreements, we rarely ever read them. But Tumblr user beccap decided to give Tumblr's new terms a read, and found some delightfully funny one-liners embedded within the legal muck.
We'll Know When We Get There: Sincerely, John Hughes
I was babysitting for my mom's friend Kathleen's daughter the night I wrote that first fan letter to John Hughes. I can literally remember the yellow grid paper, the blue ball point pen and sitting alone in the dim light in the living room, the baby having gone to bed.
Isabel Wilkerson: Race To The Bottom | The New Republic
Back in the 1940s, when there was no pretense of equality among the races and, instead, a benign acceptance-if not, among some, a certainty-that inequality was in fact the way things should be, my mother, then a college student, journeyed 200 miles from her family's home in north Georgia, through the slash pines and wiregrass, to teach in a one-room schoolhouse in a settlement called Keysville.
Zynga Plans Game Promotions to Curb Facebook Need
Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), the online game site that sold shares to the public in December, plans to unveil a set of services designed to promote other developers and lessen its dependence on Facebook Inc. (FB), two people with knowledge of the matter said.
Playboy Interview: Paul Krugman : Playboy.com
Author Jonathan Tasini Photographer David Rose How can winning a Nobel Prize in economics seem like it's no big deal? Well, if you've already won the John Bates Clark Medal-an honor bestowed biennially on the American economist under 40 who has made major contributions to his profession-you've already taken home a piece of hardware considered by many economists to be slightly harder to win than a Nobel.
Slideshow: The Real Cost of Mardi Gras: Economic Impact
Mardi Gras, with its masquerade balls, beads, and floats is a financial fest for New Orleans. One million people will jam the city's streets during the two weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday (Feb. 21), says Jennifer Day at the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. In 2011, those visitors...
South Carolina GOP Operative Apologizes For Racist Tweet Against Obama | TPMDC
Indigo Journal, a liberal blog in South Carolina, reports that GOP operative Mike Green posted a racist joke about President Obama on his Twitter account over the weekend -- and in a brief conversation with TPM, Green did not deny it. (Late Update: Green has now admitted it in a new set of Tweets, and apologized.
Rep. Darrell Issa's "Religious Freedom" Sausage Fest
There's something surreal about watching a congressional hearing in which a room full of men spend a morning publicly discussing birth control, menstrual pain, ovarian cancer, and migraine headaches. But Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, convened just such a hearing on Thursday.