Check this loveliness out. From Bowerbirds, who are from the South somewhere and are awesome. The song’s been rocking my iPod playlist for months now, and the video’s really lovely too. Check out a higher-res version on Pitchfork.

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…and, two weeks in, somebody has stolen my scooter. They came into the complex between 7am and 8am and broke the supposedly “unbreakable” combination lock and walked off with it. I know it was between 7 and 8 because I’m working on a project and I went to bed around 7; the maintainence guy told […]

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Goddamn, that’s a shame. Bernie Mac was a funny, funny motherfucker. His performance in Bad Santa alone is the stuff of comedy legend. Even in small roles — like Friday or even Transformers — he stood out. Cheers, baby. Thanks for the funny.

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In the past, large pharmaceutical companies were the primary sources of antibiotic research. But many of these companies have abandoned the field. “Eli Lilly and Company developed the first cephalosporins,” Moellering told me, referring to familiar drugs like Keflex. “They developed a huge number of important anti-microbial agents. They had incredible chemistry and incredible research […]

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63 years ago today, a fellow named Paul Tibbets flew a plane named after his mother halfway around the world and dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. If you want to know how this came to be, may I recommend my micropatronage-funded essay “Dark Miracle“? It’s about the Manhattan Project […]

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