When I was a freshman at Wesleyan, I was intent on being part of the radio station. I couldn't do a show my first year because of scheduling conflicts with my potential DJ partner, so I took my energies to the station's publication, WESU Magazine. I wrote a hilariously cliched meta piece on how music journalism was dissatisfying to me because it could never emulate how I actually felt about music, but my crowning moment as a wannabe writer was my one-question interview with Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan. Crazy to think that eight years on, I was given the opportunity to interview him and Joe Easley, the band's drummer, for real. Oh life.
It’s been a busy few weeks – I’ve been traveling from San Francisco back home to NJ, from NJ into New York, and from New York to Portland. I haven’t had time to post everything I’ve written, so here is a greatest hits compilation from last Friday to now:
A New App Wants You to Eat Your Neighbor’s Leftover Food (from Friday)
Our Space Weather Forecasts Area About to Get Better (from Friday)
Image via Wikimedia Commons.
On Monday, the first anti-ag-gag lawsuit was filed in Utah by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and PETA, among others. Lawsuits like these that challenge the constitutionality of ag-gag will help determine the discussion of industrial agriculture going forward.
Image via The Vasectomist.
“What greater gift to future generations than to limit their numbers” – Douglas Stein, one of the stars of the documentary The Vasectomist and one of the folks behind World Vasectomy Day. Learn more about Stein and documentarian Jonathan Stack’s plans for a worldwide vasectomy-athon this fall over at Motherboard.
This is my ode to the unsung hero of my social and work life – Gmail’s “Undo Send” feature.
Paper manufacturer James Cropper may have an answer.
This electroscalpel can sort of smell cancer. Just like dogs.
Read about it at Motherboard: The Cancer-Smelling iKnife Could Be Used by Robots
(Really wish they hadn’t called it the iKnife though. I iHate it.)