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  • Sacha Greif, the owner and creator of the popular design newsletter, Sidebar has made the decision to pause operations: “Design content seems to have either dried up, or else been driven to platforms like Medium and Substack.” In his post, he shares a list of design sites to follow I’ll add a few of my own…

  • Anders sadly perished a few days ago at the age of 90 in a terrible plane crash. Anders was a man of many talents. Running General Dynamics was probably not one of them. I’ll leave that story out of this post, but leave that to you look up. Instead, I want to share something else…

  • According to an interview between the Kubrick and Michel Ciment, Kubrick attempted to create this photograph initially using extras. But was unhappy with the result. The photo we now know, was ultimately shopped together. Kubrick literally photographed Jack Nicholson from an approximate high angle shot peering down. Then airbrushed Nicholson into the “picture library” photo…

  • I’ll let the poster artwork do all the talking here. I could not be more excited for this movie. It’s notable to mention that this is the first Alien-franchise theatrical release from Disney since the 20th Century Fox acquisition.

  • You can now pin columns of interest, following, search, likes, saved threads and more on Threads. It bares an uncanny resemblance to the now defunct TweetDeck! It’s pretty neat, and works well as a pretty decent v1 of the feature. One ardent threads user has taken to calling it Tapestry. Which I must say, is…

  • This is a virus that ails America. Hoarding money. There needs to be a movement in America that once you hit your number you just start giving it away now. […] This is the challenge, and this is the good problem. But you want to give them enough money such that they can do anything,…

  • I’m absolutely distraught to learn that the incomparable Scott Wampler has passed. He leaves behind such a vast void. He had a way with words. I loved hearing his perspectives on film, fiction and horror. He was a stalwart in the film community and was the former editor over at Birth.Movies.Death. He was close with…

  • I consider Serra to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. I was personally inspired by him as a child. It blew my mind comprehending the scale and process of his works. Serra has been a large part of my life growing up. Below, I’ll share two of his pieces from my hometown(s):…

  • City officials at the time proposed fitting out deep underground stations with shelter rooms that had plumbing, pantries and first aid kits. But those plans were shelved due to a lack of federal funding. The 190th Street station opened in 1932 and is situated underneath 140 feet of bedrock at Fort Tryon Park. It’s been…