Heavy-set, with a soft-jowled face, King has a distinctly ursine air about him. We first meet at a Wendy’s in downtown Brooklyn, his teddy-bearishness rounded out by a plushy layer of cocoa-coloured velour tracksuit with a matching hoodie, T-shirt, and beanie hat. [link]
At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, snowdrifts piled up outside shuttered T-shirt shops, and wind and whitecaps lashed vessels tethered to empty piers in the harbour. [link]
The first study to compare brain function between humans and any non-primate animal shows that dogs have dedicated voice areas in their brains, just as people do. Dog brains, like those of people, are also sensitive to acoustic cues of emotion, according to a new study. [link]
I’m currently in Spain, doing some research on Franco’s cult of personality. [link]
Negative space Firefly, now available as a tee and a print at:
I’m continually wowed by Otomo’s flair for architecture, landscape, interior design, lighting … his environments are really something special, showcasing his intricate linework and a highly dramatic sense of form.
Here are some of the key locations of Akira, issues #1-16.
The Bitcoin community has been angrily pressing for details on what the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has described as a massive hacker attack that stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of its users’ bitcoins and left the company bankrupt. Mt. Gox’s staff isn’t talking. [link]
WASHINGTON — Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high- school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s that she calls a ”last resort” because nobody would offer her anything better. [link]
In Boulder, it’s illegal to doze in the library. Grand Junction doesn’t allow panhandling near ATMs, and Centennial outlawed begging from roadway medians. [link]