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‘Secondhand’ Author Adam Minter Tracks What Happens To Your Used Stuff – NPR

‘Secondhand’ Author Adam Minter Tracks What Happens To Your Used Stuff – NPR

Author Adam Minter estimates that the average U.S. thrift store is able to sell only about one-third of its inventory. In his new book, Secondhand, he finds out what happens to the other two-thirds. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Author Adam Minter…
For Fantasy Author N. K. Jemisin, World-Building Is a Lesson in Oppression

For Fantasy Author N. K. Jemisin, World-Building Is a Lesson in Oppression

The worlds of the fantasy writer N. K. Jemisin are as imaginative as they are intimate. In her Inheritance trilogy, the gods are real and walk the streets. Her Hugo Award-winning Broken Earth books feature a supercontinent called the Stillness that is anything but—the very land is a geologic time bomb, ravaged by earthquakes and…
Author Shea Serrano interviewed by Peter Kafka on Recode Media

Author Shea Serrano interviewed by Peter Kafka on Recode Media

Shea Serrano is a great talker. And a great writer. Those two facts are connected. Serrano, a bestselling author whose newest book Movies (And Other Things) is out this week, writes about basketball, movies, race, and a grab bag of topics in a casual, just-thought-of-this style that looks easy to do but isn’t. Like lots…
Author tricks Amazon into distributing union materials to its own employees via book cover

Author tricks Amazon into distributing union materials to its own employees via book cover

I haven’t read Mike Monteiro’s new book Ruined by Design, so I can’t say whether it’s any good. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t available at Amazon for all that much longer, now that its cover encourages Amazon workers to form a labor union. This past Thursday, Monteiro tells The Verge, he realized…
We Asked Author Shea Serrano What Movies Must Be Made

We Asked Author Shea Serrano What Movies Must Be Made

In chapter 27 of Movies (and Other Things), Shea Serrano's film genius becomes crystal clear. Though titled "Which race was white-saviored the best by Kevin Costner?" Serrano quickly dispatches with that question (Mexicans, McFarland USA) and uses the rest of the space to share a series of movie lists. He ranks, swiftly and confidently, the…

Nim’s author on v1 launch: Personal words about version 1

After all these years, we finally did it! The long expected version 1 is here. When I started Nim's development I had a small simple language in mind that compiles to C; its implementation should not be more than 20,000 lines of code. The core guideline has always been that Nim should be a small…
In How To: XKCD author offers absurd advice for ordinary tasks

In How To: XKCD author offers absurd advice for ordinary tasks

Lava not included — Review: A book of deliberately, hilariously, wrong advice—with explainers and diagrams.  Chris Lee - Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm UTC Talking about Saturn Vs at on stage at a NASA facility is always appropriate—here's XKCD creator Randall Munroe doing just that in 2015.Lee HutchinsonAny time physicists gets together, one of them…
Author pulls software that used deep learning to virtually undress women

Author pulls software that used deep learning to virtually undress women

Deepfakes — Critics described the software as an "invasion of sexual privacy." Timothy B. Lee - Jun 28, 2019 2:51 pm UTC AntonioGuillemOn Wednesday, a Vice article alerted the world to the creation of DeepNude, a computer program that uses neural networks to transform an image of a clothed woman into a realistic rendering of…
‘Lolita’ Author Nabokov Was Right About Butterflies

‘Lolita’ Author Nabokov Was Right About Butterflies

'Lolita' Author Nabokov Was Right About Butterflies Writer Vladimir Nabokov said that, were it not for the Russian Revolution in 1917, he would have pursued butterflies as a career. (Photo by Horst Tappe/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Horst Tappe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Horst Tappe/Getty Images A group of Polyommatus blue butterflies gathering on humid soil.…

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This photographer is taking lockdown portraits over FaceTime

Lockdown has disrupted everyone’s lives to varying degrees, and wedding photographers are some of the unluckier ones in terms of the impact on their careers — there aren’t any weddings happening, and even if there were it’d be unwise or impractical to attend. Yorkshire-based photographer Tim Dunk, however, has found a way to keep on…

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