SF Gate has a little about the history of the art on firecrackers and a whole lot of pictures of vintage firecracker labels. Click through to see them! (Thanks, Stephanie!)
The Vulture has a profile of and interview with comics creator Louise Simonson. Though Comics Beat notes that Simonson’s name was not included in the credits for X-Men: Apocalypse as creator of the film’s villain, Apocalypse.
At The Establishment, Katherine Cross writes about robots, gender and Tay the chatbot. “We are being primed by many tech giants to see AI not as a future lifeform, but as an endlessly compliant and pliable, often female, form of free labor, available for sex and for guilt-free […]
At The Awl, Evan Hughes looks at the life of Harold von Braunhut, inventor of Sea-Monkeys, brine shrimp marketed as a totally amazing civilization you could grow in a fishbowl. And, well, there’s a lot more to tell. “Von Braunhut was a wellspring of ideas, and some of […]
Shea Hennum has some thoughts on “What We Talk About When We Talk About Money In Comics” at Loser City.
At New York Magazine, David Wallace-Wells writes about bees, colony collapse disorder and beekeeper Dave Hackenberg. “It’s been a long decade for bees. We’ve been panicking about them nonstop since 2006, when beekeeper Dave Hackenberg inspected 2,400 hives wintering in Florida and found 400 of them abandoned — […]