Who Is Bozo Texino? — Bill Daniel

"The subterranean and uniquely American folkloric practice of hobo and rail worker graffiti is discovered in this gritty and picaresque artist-made film. Who is Bozo Texino? ostensibly chronicles a search for the story behind a legendary boxcar graffiti—-a simple sketch of a blank-staring cowboy character with the scrawled moniker “Bozo Texino.” In the course of … Continue reading Who Is Bozo Texino? — Bill Daniel

Newly Disclosed NSA Documents Shed Further Light on Five Eyes Alliance

"(Compare that with, for example, the statement by David Lange, the former prime minister of New Zealand, who remarked that “it was not until I read [the] book [“Secret Power” by Nicky Hager, which details the history of New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau] that I had any idea that we had been committed to … Continue reading Newly Disclosed NSA Documents Shed Further Light on Five Eyes Alliance

Found: A Quadrillion Ways for String Theory to Make Our Universe

"According to string theory, all particles and fundamental forces arise from the vibrational states of tiny strings. For mathematical consistency, these strings vibrate in 10-dimensional spacetime. And for consistency with our familiar everyday experience of the universe, with three spatial dimensions and the dimension of time, the additional six dimensions are 'compacted' so as to … Continue reading Found: A Quadrillion Ways for String Theory to Make Our Universe

37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son

"Mommy, I have changed my name to "The Sixth Jackson."Wait, really? I'm supposed to say, 'This in my son, 'The Sixth Jackson.'?'No. You are supposed to say, "This is the Sixth Jackson." And then I will show them my moves. And then they will understand.Damn."—Mira Jacob. "37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son." Buzzfeed. June … Continue reading 37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son