woah. Amy Winehouse City, USA.
Valentine’s Day gift idea for anyone who enjoys farmers markets, dogs, and being clean: organic vegan soaps from Portland, Ore. Related: Carrie and Fred, can you please make this Friday’s episode funnier than last week’s?
“i cried through my heart with joy/happiness.the feeling i got on that point of time will always be remembered.”
Someone should give these kids an Oscar for making people pretend like they’re not crying.
Photo Series of the Day: Tim Mantoani goes meta for his new book Behind Photographs by photographing famous photographers behind their far-more-famous photographs.
See the rest here.
Fighters as a rule are the nicest, most personable professional athletes around. The impossibly rigorous training regimen usually drains them of the anger that got them into boxing in the first place. And there’s a measure of grace and purity in what they do. What we refer to as the sweet science, when it’s done right, is like Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins dazzling us by turns, feeling their way through a composition right on stage. Buddha, thousands of years ago, elaborated on the suffering of change. Nothing you touch will stay the same. It will deteriorate and die unless you do first.
From “The Ring is Counted Out” by Ivan G. Goldman in the Columbia Journalism Review. Semi-related, having recently completed his book of essays I love you more than know: Jonathan Ames on his boxing career.
— Jonathan Ames’ I Love you More Than You Know
The Federal Bureau of Investigation moved against a group of suspected online pirates Thursday, targeting the popular file-sharing website megaupload.com a day after Washington lawmakers were besieged by complaints about legislation designed to crack down on the online sharing of pirated copies of music, movies and other material, people familiar with the matter said.
Investigators said there was no connection between arrests in their two-year investigation and the political firestorm that erupted this week over a pending vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act.
This is a big deal, and even if it’s not related to SOPA, the timing certainly does a lot to put it on the minds of those worried about the law.
So this happened. Related: MegaUpload’s CEO? Swizz Beatz!
Behold! What the Stop SOPA blackout managed to accomplish in 24 hours.
See our story behind the SOPA blackout.
Death Valley students face loss of lifeline: California has pulled funding for school transportation for the rest of this fiscal year and may eliminate it entirely next year. In Death Valley, where some students have a two-hour round trip, the cut is “catastrophic.”
Photo: A school bus carries students from Death Valley High School in Shoshone to a Native American village in the national park. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
Still from Stephen Elliott’s film Cherry, in Dolores Park. I know this exact bench!
Woah. Code America.
WOW. This is incredible.
Codeacademy, who have had more than 300,000 people sign up in the past few weeks for their initiative Code Year, has announced a partnership with the White House.