Described as a “voracious reader” by curator Geoffrey Marsh, Bowie’s top 100 book list spans decades, from Richard Wright’s raw 1945 memoir Black Boy to Susan Jacoby’s 2008 analysis of U.S. anti-intellectualism in The Age of American Unreason.
These are just silly. But boy oh boy do I enjoy them.
It seems all to fitting that track that starts to play at the end of Ken Block’s video would be M.I.A.’s Bad Girls. This feels like how music videos should be, epic, beautiful, ridiculous.
As you slide away from the curb, the sound of the electric drive motor hardly rises above a whisper. A few blocks from home, you steer the car into a special lane, and pull a lever under the dash. The front wheels lock in straight-ahead position. Simultaneously, the side-hatch door slides back and an electric third-rail shoe folds out. It makes contact with a power rail, the flanged wheels roll onto rails of a track, and your car accelerates at a controlled rate of 0.3g. You twirl a dial until you see ‘Fifth Street’ appear in a small window. Seconds later, as your car enters a main guideway at exactly 60 mph, you open the paper and begin scanning the news.
Fascinating long form article. This is near to my ideal vision for public transit.
Source: The road not taken : The Verge
In the remote and spectacular mountain ranges of Oman rise dozens of conical towers whose function and origin remain unknown. Only discovered by a British aviator in the nineties, these 5,000-year-old tombs are an enigmatic mystery for the archeologists of the 21st century.
This is a photo of a scratch circle taken by David Marvin
However, the lack of snow and ice on the beaches has allowed unique features called scratch circles, or Scharrkreise, to form on the sand. Etched by windblown, dried dune grasses, the circles take shape when the wind causes a bent stalk of grass to pivot around on its axis, scratching out an arc or full circle in the sand.