Why pay someone to make you cry when so many people do it for free?
Heavy metal and natural language processing / The best strawberry you’ve never had / Brian Eno on AI / Finding solitude in an era of perpetual contact / Game of Thrones family connections infographic / “Inside”, short video by Mattis Dovier / Twisted Ranch, a restaurant where everything is made with ranch dressing
Terrible enchanted forms,
Dragon-women, men-wolf swarms!
Wilder yet the sounds are growing!
See, the archfiend comes, all-glowing!
From the ground
Hellish vapours rise around!
(Excerpt from The First Walpurgis-Night by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
The key to understanding the appeal of soap to thieves is realizing that they care less about an item’s price tag and more about the ease of finding a buyer. In other words, thieves want a liquid asset.
BBC Arena Documentary about the author, Philip K. Dick, from 1994.
Features Terry Gilliam, Fay Wheldon, Thomas M. Disch, Brian Aldiss, Paul Williams, Elvis Costello, and other friends and fans.
Excerpts read by Greg Proops.