History

  • 50 Years of Text Games

    50 Years of Text Games

    “You Have Died of Dysentery.” If you know, you know.

  • The Best Toonami Promos, Voiced by Peter Cullen

    The Best Toonami Promos, Voiced by Peter Cullen

    Peter Cullen is a legendary voice actor. Notably, he’s voiced Optimus Prime of The Transformers since 1986. Some of his other voice acting credits include Gremlins, Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers, Winnie the Pooh and literally hundreds of others. My personal favorite are his epic narrations from the fabled Toonami Promos of the early 2000s.…

  • The first inmates to graduate from Yale

    The first inmates to graduate from Yale

    History was made this past summer. The first inmates to graduate from Yale x University of New Haven have earned their degrees while incarcerated at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution. Yale partnered with UNH in 2021 to give these inmates a path to two and four year degrees. It’s a transformative idea, and this program extends…

  • Rodeo is Turning America’s Whitest Big City Black

    Tressie McMillan Cottom writing for The New York Times: In the historical scope, it makes sense why protracted conflict marred this city. It is less obvious what a Juneteenth celebration would mean for Portland. The city does not have Texas’ history with enslaved people. It does not have the cultural history of the American South.…

  • Susan Kare’s sketchbooks

    Susan Kare’s sketchbooks

    From Jenny Brewer of It’s Nice That: Susan designed the icons for the Macintosh’s graphical user interface. At the time, the notion of a GUI was revolutionary: just a few years prior to the Mac’s release, people could only interface with a computer through arcane commands written in code. By providing an image-based way to…

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto has died

    Ryuichi Sakamoto has died

    Truly devastating. Ryuichi Sakamoto dies at 71. Cancer claims another great. One of the greatest pioneers of electronic music. An early adopter, a vanguard of just so much. His influence alone was revolutionary and profound. He was deeply beloved, and considered to be the father of J-pop and other synth-pop influences. From Pitchfork: “While undergoing…

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Seeing Apple’s homepage, spurred me to share the same quote: This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read Stride Toward Freedom for free here