Whitey Bulger was found guilty on 31 of 32 counts yesterday. The mobster's sprawling criminal enterprise in 1970s and 80s landed Bulger in front of a jury for racketeering, conspiracy and 19 murders (he was convicted of 11 of them). The verdict puts a coda on a story that saw Bulger evade capture an ... More >>
'Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets'
Over the years, we've talked to a lot of former Scientologists, many of whom worked at the church's secretive desert headquarters in Southern California, "Int Base." They were cut off from their families and the outside world, and became accustomed to living in secrecy. But even these people adopt ... More >>
Rattlestick stages Daniel Talbott's anguished-family play
Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960. Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier Today, June 16, 2011, would have been Robert Burnham Jr.'s 80th birthday. Burnham was an Arizona astronomer who produced one of the most unusual, and most beloved, set of books of science, his Burnham's ... More >>
A show of contemporary photos takes on our age's 'gilded toxicity'
The government will possibly shutdown tonight at midnight, and you've surely read about how this will affect your life. Tax refunds may be delayed, which is annoying, but the IRS is good for it, right? National parks will close, but everyone knows Yosemite doesn't get poppin' till late May. M ... More >>
via Fast CompanyOur personal favorite item of the week may well be the melodious, amazing Double Rainbow Auto-Tune that we posted about on Tuesday. You know, the guy goes hiking in Yosemite, witnesses a double rainbow (maybe even a triple rainbow), and goes...orgasmic about it. If you haven't ... More >>
Out of the gloaming comes a trailer. 3rd Ward co-founder Jason Goodman checked in with Fork in the Road earlier this afternoon to provide some more details about Goods, the trailer kitchen/outdoor dining spot he's opening in an abandoned lot in Williamsburg on June 9. Goods will be located ... More >>
The museum saddles up, effaces history
Speed-climbing psychodrama: It's extreme!
Eadweard Muybridge and the Age of the Image
No, McEnroe Can't Beat Venus or Serena. Even If He Could, So What?
Towering Losses, Towering Deeds
Gale Norton Rings in an America Where Polluters Police Themselves and Environmentalists Go Extinct