Posts by: Dan Weiss

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Happy birthday (yesterday) Buckminster Fuller. Let us now compare the orientations of city streets. Every day is a good day to talk about the LA River. I guess it’s time to go to the very last Blockbuster. Pizza Hut at the Great Pyramid.

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Would really rather not live in a world with 3D printed guns. Don’t even think about dying on PayPal. Asking the important questions: sup with corpse flowers? Palm Trees in LA are a SCAM. And you may ask yourself, who owns the space under cities?  

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At least we still have new dinosaur news. Listen to the sounds of Saturn. The moon is the ultimate Rorschach test. Who’s driving Tokyo? Let’s take a trip to the city electronics go to die (because we are killing the earth).

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Medieval monsters are the original propaganda. Searching for the Tasmanian tiger. Things that happened in the USSR and also Silicon Valley. It only takes three US presidents to encompass all of US history. Spiders can fly hundreds of miles using electricity. No thanks!

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Honestly at this point we should just let the crows take over. Congratulations on setting new records for the coldest AND hottest temperatures on earth, 2018. I guess we’re in the age of emoji studies. Liberal Kansas is developing a whole new accent for themselves. Here are your French discotheques for the day.

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Everyone is wrong about everyone (and no one knows how many gay people there are.) Bumblebees love cities too. When a Mars simulation goes wrong. On the neuroscience of pain. Viking boardgames.

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A few days late but you should still read Jelani Cobb on Juneteenth and the detention of children. Let’s all visit the world’s smallest desert. Messing with the census is bad for everyone. Ultimately aren’t we ALL parasitic worms crawling across a person’s face? Here are your photonegative wallets for the day.

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Want to fix the opioid crisis? Don’t ban needle exchanges! Today in words that never should have been said: “At least during the internment…” Photographing Stalin’s Road Road. Great, now I have to be worried about unsupervised pet tigers too. Doomsday architecture for the doomsdays that never arrived (well, haven’t arrived YET).

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On the essential cruelty of prison architecture. What is life but a spite building? Our ocean floor is littered with weapons of war (and the fish are figuring out how to deal). The Mars dust storm keeps on raging. Here are your Japanese traffic cones for the day.

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Things are very very bad, extremely bad, here are some ways you can help. What is life but a never built utopia? Here’s your secret volcano rainforest for the day. Maybe the brand new form of matter can make things better.

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In the midst of so much awful, some actual progress: Google translate can no longer offer consent. People are finally realizing that Coco is the best possible movie for right now. 99 Percent Invisible on the MPR raccoon. Tayari Jones on Toni Morrison and writing a feminist novel from a male POV. Why isn’t your […]

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We are making all animals nocturnal, so that’s cool! Time to listen to some narwhals everybody. Very old frogs. I live for California novelty architecture. 30 years of photographing 36 Street in Hanoi.

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I was feeling upset that my city didn’t elect the most progressive democrat mayor, and then I read we are literally building concentration camps and, well, sometimes perspective is necessary. Mega-storms on Mars. Ok so let’s talk about the Staircase owl theory (I’m sorry but this is important to me). Photographing Ponte City. On Shanghai’s […]

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Maybe the giant baobab trees dying will wake us up? (Spoiler alert: it won’t.) Elsewhere: watching the extinction of the vaquita. And you may ask yourself, what if the land and sea were inverted? The invisible wall of Lampedusa. Why not a perpetual motion machine?

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What is life but a defunct Bay Area ceramics factory? How much lava has there been anyway? Taming the zombie fungus. Endangered species need sanctuary cities too. Lessons from a pandemic simulation (life is very scary).

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The rich are getting the eff out of here. Welcome to the age of drone cops (weeeeeee). Elsewhere in the Atlantic: Mr Roger’s simple set of rules for talking to children. Literally every boat in the water. Here are your declassified midcentury NSA posters.

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First things first, a quick reminder that everything is unfathomably terrible and we are letting it happen. At least we have some new information about the past life of Mars. Who needs Mars when you have the Andalusian desert? Very old footprints. Here are your abandoned playgrounds for the day.

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Today in things to be terrified of: airline hacking! Celebrating the hidden women of architecture and design. Heaven is a Japanese mascot. Facebook has reinvigorated the illegal wildlife trafficking trade. Thanks Facebook! Here come the 3d printed homes.  

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If you live in California (or Iowa, Montana, South Dakota, New Jersey, or New Mexico) it’s Election Day today. If you happen to live in districts 39, 48, or 49 be extra careful to make sure Democrats don’t get shut out in November (here’s a handy guide from our friends over at Crooked Media). If […]

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Good morning everybody! We are killing Alaska! And you may ask yourself: why do we sign yearbooks anyway? Here’s your Soviet secret map of Seattle for the day. Is it time to start hacking mosquitos (I hate the future)? Billboards! From below!

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The election really did make you spend less time with family. Here are your 2018 California Academy of Science Big Picture winners to get you through. The new AP Stylebook is here and emoji are plural now I guess! Important news: waves are neat. Why elevator music?

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Glory be thy pineapple. Welcome to the age of robot dog funeral services. Very important stick bug/bird poop news. Here are your Japanese air conditioners for the day. We all live in Transnistria now.

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Everything is still very very terrible but maybe you just want to look at hooved animals in water? Jelani Cobb on Starbucks and the issue of white space. Maybe the world needs pee beds? The important questions: why are Medieval lions so bad? Here’s your French early 90s neo-futuristic architecture for the day.

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So this is how the world ends, with a parrot operating Alexa. So you want to name an animal in German. Thrones! What is life but a Chinese trinket town? Here are your French roundabouts for the day.

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Start your day with some good old-fashioned Jordan Peterson debunking. And you may ask yourself, what did ninjas eat? On the lost history of the women of Bauhaus. Very anti-social marmosets. Here’s your Pachinko arcade neon for the day.

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Let’s all take a deep dive into the epic scam that was Theranos. Guess we’re all living in drain pipes now. What is life but an underground Everest? On the architectural excess of data storage (this is the world we live in). Hurray for NASA’s wind tunnels!

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I don’t want to alarm anyone but we are getting closer and closer to proving the existence of the ghost planet. Let’s all go inside Nigeria’s hyperrealist art scene. Please stop blowing up garbage trucks (by throwing away cell phone batteries). Welcome to the age of Genealogy murder mystery busting. Sometimes you just want to […]

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