I love the cover art but because I already own these stories I think I will wait a bit before I make the final decision on the purchase.
what if “lucy” was about lucy liu casually beating up pervy white dudes instead and the story was about an asian woman who gets justice from the white men who used and abducted her. and it was an effective commentary on white imperialism, the violent commodification of asian people and asian culture by western society, the demonization of asian people, and the continuing history of violence on unwilling asian bodies especially those of asian women by white people.
what if this movie wasn’t going to be a bunch of white imperialist nonsense masquerading as something “progressive” at the expense of faceless nameless asian bodies — runnereight
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I don’t think parents understand that the point of summer is to literally do nothing until you get so bored of doing nothing that you want to go back to school
The atmosphere in Hannibal is totally unreal.
Mads: It looks like a stage set. My office is designed like something from the 1920s with a library on the second floor. I wear outdated suits and the furniture is bizarre. The whole place yells ‘serial killer’ in your face, but this is the concept. Hannibal appeared decades ago and we know that he is a killer, a lover of classical music, probably gay. But as the story takes place before the books, the audience must understand that the cops, they do not know this. Hannibal was one of the first famous serial killers in fiction and we wanted to stay true to his character. [x]
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omg i love when mads does interviews cuz he just lets random shit slip and doesn’t give a fuck he’s so adorable
whatevs, probs gay
The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture
Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%.
my reaction to every episode of Elementary: WHERE IS THE TURTLE
Thats the show.
If you don’t know if you want to get into Welcome To Night Vale, listen to this clip, it does a perfect job of summing up the entire experience.
no i’m sorry it’s 2014 and we deserve queer representation in star trek because if you’re telling me you think that sexuality and gender are gonna have the same associations and stigmas in the 23rd century when vulcans and orions and klingons are around then i’m gonna bop you in your nose
Interactive map of human genetic history
A global map detailing the genetic histories of 95 different populations across the world, showing likely genetic impacts of European colonialism, the Arab slave trade, the Mongol Empire and European traders near the Silk Road mixing with people in China, has been revealed for the first time.
The interactive map, produced by researchers from Oxford University and UCL (University College London), details the histories of genetic mixing between each of the 95 populations across Europe, Africa, Asia and South America spanning the last four millennia.
The study, published this week in Science, simultaneously identifies, dates and characterises genetic mixing between populations. To do this, the researchers developed sophisticated statistical methods to analyse the DNA of 1490 individuals in 95 populations around the world. The work was chiefly funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society.
See this is actually a really neat look at how history works.
Who writes the history books?
Map of countries whose flags contain red or blue