At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
A multimedia tribute to the polymath Awakenings author
At the end of the summer, we reported on the story surrounding Governor Cuomo's ambitions to rip down the Tappan Zee Bridge, the span of cement that connects Rockland and Westchester County, and start from fresh. Last time we checked in, Andrew was furious about the Department of Transportation's de ... More >>
The making of a monkey activist in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The end is really, really nigh. Google has announced, simultaneously on their official blog and in a front page story set for Sunday's New York Times, that they "have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves." But not "have developed" as in, they're in a lab somewhere waiting f ... More >>
Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S. Lose your love. Break the law.
Via NY1. Click to enlarge.Joe Biden dropped by the Brooklyn Bridge today to tell Manhattanites -- yes, they did it from the Manhattan side --what a big (fucking) deal it is that the federal government shelled out $30M from the Economic Recovery Act to help repair the Brooklyn Bridge, a projec ... More >>
Coit Tower was built by the City of San Francisco atop Telegraph Hill in 1933 in the Art Deco style. It was funded by a bequest from heiress Lillie Hitchcock Coit. The tower offers panoramic views of the entire city, from the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island on the north, to Twin Peaks ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
We suspect a put-on, but it has coverage and a web community, so let's just go with it: here are profiles of a few among "only 40 people in the world" admitting to sexual devotion to objects, including in one case public landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge and an archery ... More >>
Maggots at the Times and other nasty revelations
Japanese photog Miwa Yanagi on age through the eyes of youth
On the endlessly repeating freeze/thaw cycle of the Cold War Kids
The X-Men survive explosions, a threat to mutant rights, and Brett Ratner
Pilgrims & Profiteers on A Cross-Country Crusade
Struggling to stay positive, documentarians fight the power, reach for the gold at Sundance
The Elementary Article
The Justice Department Is Warning of Dirty Bombs. Freaked Out?