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Garriott and his cadre of friends learned about more than computers that summer. Like many teens growing up in the mid to late 1970s, they got sucked into the swashbuckling world of TSR’s Dungeons & Dragons. “Lord British became my character in D&D games,” he says. “We were gaming all night and learning about computers and math by day.”

 

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They were once playgrounds. Now they’re ghost towns.

Neil Young’s years in Malibu were marked by existential despair, drugs, and some of the darkest albums of his career.

A wonderfully weird TV episode from the director’s early days.

I have a theory that much recent tech development and innovation over the last decade or so has an unspoken overarching agenda. It has been about creating the possibility of a world with less human interaction. This tendency is, I suspect, not a bug—it’s a feature. We might think Amazon was about making books available to us that we couldn’t find locally—and it was, and what a brilliant idea—but maybe it was also just as much about eliminating human contact.  –David Byrne

“That we cannot avoid believing in progress may also prove to be our undoing.”

Rihanna for PumaPharrell for adidasTyler, the Creator for Converse. The list of musicians collaborating with sneaker brands has grown so long that it’s practically earned its own news vertical. What started in 1986 with Run-DMC’s special edition adidas Superstar has become a rite of passage for popular musicians, an achievement indicating a certain degree of stardom and cultural relevance.

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.

“I have never, nor would I ever, put the kind of trapdoors and booby traps in my music to make the listener feel dumb… [My] songs and arrangements were complex and convoluted at times, but they were sincere attempts at connecting.”

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