Great Idea killed completely for me by Arial Black and bad Typography: „Old Masters Buzzfeed by Matthew Britton takes classical art retitled in the style of Buzzfeed headlines“. (via Prosthetic Knowledge)
Love this story: Judge orders teenage defendant to be ‘court artist’ (Weil: Mir ist praktisch genau dasselbe passiert. Als ich mal wegen Graffiti verknackt wurde, verdonnerte mich der Richter dazu, ein paar Bilder für das lokale Pflegeheim zu zeichnen. Ich hab' damals drei architektonische DinA2-Zeichnungen angefertigt – so gut man das halt mit 17 hinbekommt. Die hängen da immer noch, soweit ich weiß.)
Scott Alexander: The General Factor of Correctness: „If ability to evaluate evidence and come to accurate conclusions across a broad range of fields relies on some skill other than brute-forcing it with domain knowledge and IQ, some skill that looks like 'rationality' broadly defined, then cultivating that skill starts to look like a pretty good idea.“ And this: FREEDOM ON THE CENTRALIZED WEB: „Actually, the whole Reddit thing left a bad taste in my mouth.“
To help citizens navigate their way towards informed choices amidst the flood of political messaging, we will be building on journalism partnerships to present digital library reference pages for political ads. Our journalism launch partners include Politifact, FactCheck.org and the Center for Public Integrity.
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If it's Tuesday, it must be Porn Star Karaoke night at Sardo's Grill & Lounge in Burbank, the longtime haunt of the adult film industry. ("If 'Cheers' had a bar porn-style, that's what Sardo's would be," says emcee Hunter, an actress in the industry.)
For the last 12 years, performers, producers, directors and crew have come to the wood-paneled bar in a strip mall off the 134 Freeway to sing — fully dressed — with their co-workers after a long day's work. "This is a place where you can come and be yourself," says talent manager Tee Reel. "The only other time you see people is on set, and it's hard to talk when you're naked."