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Women speak out about Warren Ellis

"Scores of women are publishing details of their relationships with the Transmetropolitan writer, who they say offered mentorship in exchange for ****** contact," writes Sam Thielman in The Guardian. "But they don’t want him cancelled – they want a conversation."

Many of the women were in their late teens and early 20s when their contact ...

Listen to this beatboxing Buddhist monk

Now for something completely different. Listen to Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Yogetsu Akasaka take beatboxing to a whole new place.

VICE:

The 37-year-old went viral in May, after posting his “Heart Sutra Live Looping Remix,” a video that’s relaxing like ASMR, and engrossing like a ...

What you need to know about police drone surveillance at protests against police brutality

Technology writer Faine Greenwood has a great piece in Slate about the expansion of police drone surveillance fleets. While there are still many, many reasons to worry about abuses of drone technology and mass surveillance in general, Greenwood takes a look at the legal, technical, and practical limitations of these policing methods. Greenwood essentially argues ...

Japanese sword master reviews the movies, shows how it’s done

Kaito Suiju, a master swordsman and descendant of Samurai, here reviews and rates movie scenes depicting the usage of Japanese swords and techniques.

He also debunks some of the commonly-accepted myths and legends around samurai history and culture, and points out where Hollywood gets it wrong. During the video Master Suiju demonstrates the correct ...

RokBlok is the world’s tiniest wireless record player, and it’s…awesome

If you’re a fan of ABC’s entrepreneurial feeding frenzy “Shark Tank,” then you know complete buyout offers from the expert Sharks don’t happen all that often.

But back in 2017, that’s exactly what happened when inventor Logan Riley debuted his instantly eye-catching creation the RokBlok to the agog Sharks.

Part of the reason that happened is because ...

Disney’s phased reopening video made to sound dystopian

Am I the only one who found the Disney Parks re-open announce video a little creepy? pic.twitter.com/o8VV4GRjW2

— vegan sofrito (@pobrecito) July 9, 2020

Reopening the Walt Disney World theme parks during a global pandemic is scary, which is why this gloomier sounding ...

Hip hop & AOL: Lin-Manuel Miranda shares his influences for Hamilton’s ‘My Shot’

The entire Rotten Tomatoes interview (above) with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is terrific and insightful. But I was especially struck by the part where he shares the songwriting process for "My Shot." His influences were hip hop and the AOL dialup chime:

Lin-Manuel ...

An author wrote a beautiful tribute to his late dog disguised as writing advice

I've known Literary Agent/author Eric Smith as an editor and friend for about a decade now; I even wrote a review of his most recent novel, the delightful Don't Read the Comments, right here on BoingBoing.

Sadly, Smith recently had to put down his beloved corgi, Augie, after five and a half sweet ...

Mitch McConnell is 7th senator to back away from the Republican National Convention

Six Republican senators, including Pat Roberts, Chuck Grassley, Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney have already either bowed out of the Republican National Convention in August or have said their attendance is "unlikely." Their public reasons are mostly either the ol' "scheduling conflict" excuse or that they are worried about coronavirus exposure. ...

Apollo 16 footage interpolated from 12 to 60 frames per second

DAIN is an AI-powered method for adding "missing" frames of footage. Standard interpolation treats the existing frames as flat fields of color and contrast, but the AI models the depth of regions in the scene, resulting in a more convincing and less "smeary" results. Let's go for a ride on the moon!

Apollo 16 Rover ...