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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable Los Angeles: 6/18–6/24

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable Twin Cities: 6/17–6/23

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Literary events in and around the Twin Cities this week!

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Notable NYC: 6/16–6/22

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable San Francisco: 6/13–6/19

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable Los Angeles: 6/11–6/17

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable NYC: 6/9–6/15

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You’ve Made It Halfway Through 2018

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Rumpus editors share forthcoming books they can’t wait to read!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable Portland: 6/7–6/13

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable San Francisco: 6/6–6/12

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Literary events in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable Philadelphia: 6/5–6/11

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Literary events in and around Philadelphia this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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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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Notable Los Angeles: 6/4–6/10

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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