We here at MC are taking a long weekend in honor of the holiday. Remember that no matter what people say there are few things more patriotic than dissent....more
Posts by: Dan Weiss
Important news: there’s a lot of pretty cool life under the ice in Antarctica.
Keep your eyes out for the pin-tailed whydah (because they are bad).
Welcome to the age of self-driving stores.
Seems like a good time to talk about the history of summer camp....more
Everything you know is a lie: I before E, except after C isn’t even kind of true.
Inside Facebook’s deeply problematic anti-hate speech algorithm.
While we’re on the subject: why don’t Facebook censorship victims leave?...more
Jon Ronson on the recent outbreak of questionable San Francisco fires is exactly what I didn’t know I was waiting for.
News you can use: mountain lions don’t like Limbaugh OR Maddow.
Here are those early 20th Century New Orleans sex work portraits you were asking about....more
First things first, if you haven’t yet you should read Obama’s response to the repeal bill.
Literally impossible to get enough of diver fish friendships.
I demand a a Hyperloop Hotel....more
But, like, what if there’s nothing left to discover?
Oh but here’s a lost ancient Ethiopian city.
Jack MacKenzie was the oldest person to ski to the North Pole.
Spend a moment of your day thinking about the late career math paintings of Crockett Johnson....more
Start your week with some nice pictures of library interiors.
Now let’s talk about how climate change is pushing tropical diseases toward the Arctic.
Let’s all take a visit to the actual Thousand Islands....more
Technical problems are keeping us down today, we here at DWMC are working to get it all straightened out but in the meantime take solace in that fact that soon there will be a KFC chicken sandwich on its way to the stratosphere....more
This breaks a lot of personal rules for the kinds of things I link to but the world must know: Russian hackers were hanging out on Britney Spears’s Instagram page.
Sorry it wasn’t aliens.
Sorry, you can’t disrupt grilled cheese....more
I guess we’re all from Morocco now!
Great, now I have spontaneous mummification to me afraid of.
On the rich men who drink rhino horns (hey don’t drink rhino horns everybody)....more
Radical developments in the way we look at ancient poo.
Noor Inayat Khan is the forgotten WWII heroine you’ve been looking for.
Important news: the Australian Ocean is filled with weird and terrifying things.
The secret history of frozen food....more
I was in Arcata yesterday which meant I totally missed Dead Duck Day!
The cosmos is filled with gravitational waves I guess.
What the world needs more of is the Tokyo Subway.
Psst. Don’t forget that the entire coal industry employees less people than Arby’s....more
Will return Friday. Be good to each other....more
Facebook has been letting advertisers target users at their most vulnerable.
Also: never forget that while people have been arguing about political correctness, there’s been an unprecedented spike in white supremacist actions on college campuses.
Sometimes, amidst all this bleakness, you just want to look at pictures of giant monuments....more
Welcome to the age of flammable ice.
Staying in china for a second: a ghost city in the sand comes to life.
Photographing the architectural skeletons of Spain.
Maybe you’d like to look at the archival photos behind the book Killers of the Flower Moon?...more
In these dark times Medieval Death Bot is the hero we need.
Hey at least climate change is making Antarctica greener.
Someday I would like to be a smell archivist.
The important questions: how much bubble wrap does it take to wrap a whale heart?...more
OBVIOUSLY the most important news of the week is that the Dutch King has secretly been a commercial airline pilot this whole time.
We all wish we were in a 1980s subway world sometimes.
Post-Soviet architecture (is pretty cool).
Inside the world of Myanmar’s jade mining industry....more