The Violent Life and Death of Notorious Rogers Park Rapper Young Pappy

Tales from my neighborhood. Two men died after bullets intended for the rapper hit them. The killers didn’t miss the third time. Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook

How to Criticize with Kindness: Philosopher Daniel Dennett on the Four Steps to Arguing…

“Just how charitable are you supposed to be when criticizing the views of an opponent?” Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook

Rationality: From AI to Zombies – Machine Intelligence Research Institute

Weighing in at more than 1,800 pages, it is quite possibly the most complete tome available on how to improve your mind, make better decisions, and understand why people, including yourself, do what they do. I cannot recommend it more strongly. Pay-what-you-want version includes DRM-free epub, mobi, and PDF versions. Also available on Amazon for … Read more

‘Creepy’ Severed Deer Head Display Baffles Visitors to North Side Beach – Rogers Park -…

My neighborhood is weird. A partially decomposed, severed deer head with antlers was found stuck on a bamboo stake — resembling a sort of morbid scarecrow — at Loyola Park Beach Monday. “I was up there on the sand and I thought, ‘What in the heck is that? Is that a real deer head?’ ” … Read more

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

“Homan Square is definitely an unusual place,” Church told the Guardian on Friday. “It brings to mind the interrogation facilities they use in the Middle East. The CIA calls them black sites. It’s a domestic black site. When you go in, no one knows what’s happened to you.” Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals creeping aspects … Read more

How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music – Issue 21: Information – Nautilus

Good stuff. On a warm day in April 2013, I was sitting in a friend’s kitchen in Paris, trying to engineer serendipity. I was trying to get my… Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook

Cannibal Ox – “Iron Rose” (feat. MF Doom)

New Cannibal Ox track from their upcoming “Blade of the Ronin” album. Featuring MF DOOM, too. Pretty good, I have to say! Purchase “Blade of the Ronin” on iTunes Now: As Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, collectively known as Cannibal Ox, prepare for the release of their highly-anticipated sophomore alb Click here for … Read more

Believing that life is fair makes you a terrible person | Oliver Burkeman

Faced with injustice, we’ll try to alleviate it – but, if we can’t, we’ll do the next best thing, psychologically speaking: blame the victims of the injustice Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook

Every 90’s Commercial Ever

Liquid Slam?! AWESOME! Liquid Slam’s ad campaign for their “Big Game” line of snacks and sugary beverages was pulled almost immediately. Directed by – Dez Dolly Follow: @dezdolly E… Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook