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MODERN HORROR TALES
Ten morbidly modern sources of the dreads in daily life.
posted by The Whelk at 8:22 AM on April 14, 2015 - 6 comments


The Green Fence Project
For many Los Angeles residents, the green fence represents dramatic change. Its arrival signals a tear down of an older home and months-long construction of a mcmansion on their street. The Green Fence Projects documents the transformation in one neighborhood that's seeing a growing number of these tear downs and build ups.
posted by tallthinone at 12:34 PM on April 9, 2015 - 2 comments


Irish-American Dining
Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, an ongoing project looking at food that is explicitly Irish-American. With recipes!
posted by maxsparber at 6:41 AM on March 16, 2015 - 14 comments


LimeGong
The seventies remembered. An ongoing review of a fascinating, under appreciated decade – 1970 to 1979. A look back at the culture, news, music, art and notable people of the era.
posted by davebush at 1:12 PM on March 2, 2015 - 4 comments


BetterWithArt - A blog for art lovers, lookers and makers
What it says on the tin! My goal is to share my enjoyment of art in an unpretentious, accessible fashion. Dedicated to the premise that life is better with art. Hope you like!
posted by ecorrocio at 8:00 PM on February 23, 2015 - 7 comments


Irish for Americans
An ongoing project to identify Irish words used in American English, especially by members of the Irish-American community.
posted by maxsparber at 9:50 AM on February 11, 2015 - 10 comments


The first science fiction anthology to focus on the immigrant experience
How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens explores the immigrant experience in a science fiction setting, with fiction and poetry from Sturgeon winner Sarah Pinsker, James Tiptree, Jr., Award winner Nisi Shawl and Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Award winner Ken Liu, as well as 32 other writers, most of them themselves immigrants or the children of immigrants.
posted by joannemerriam at 10:38 AM on February 11, 2015 - 3 comments


Drinking My Way Through the Literary 1930's
I have been reading and reviewing drinks from the 1935 recipe book, So Red the Nose, along with the books they are based on.
posted by Alexandra Michelle at 7:41 PM on January 31, 2015 - 7 comments


Moshpit Memories
Moshpit Memories contains seven years' worth of trivia, anecdotes and gig reviews from my old diaries as a music fan at the height of UK pub rock, punk and ska. I started the diaries in 1975, when I was just 16 and ended them in 1981. Among the gigs I saw – and have described here - you’ll find a 1977 Clash show in a sweaty little club (plus the NYC appearance which gave us London Calling’s cover two years later), Lynyrd Skynyrd supporting the Stones at Knebworth, pre-fame encounters with both Ian Dury and Shane MacGowan, the Damned becoming the first punk band to play a major London venue, the Ruts frantically improvising on the first night Malcolm Owen went missing and a couple of wonderfully chaotic label revue tours by Stiff and 2-Tone. Live music in Britain has never been more exciting, I had an almost indecent amount of fun and you can read all about it at the link above.
posted by Paul Slade at 6:53 AM on January 1, 2015 - 4 comments


THE GUEST
I produced a new movie called THE GUEST. It comes out this week in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, Phoenix, and San Antonio. The film is currently at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and played at Sundance, SXSW, and the Toronto International Film Festival. It's by the same writing/directing/producing team as YOU'RE NEXT. You can see the trailer and theater listings on our official site.
posted by kcalder at 5:28 PM on September 15, 2014 - 8 comments


True Music Facts Wednesday
On Wednesday, September 4 last year, I sent a friend a piece of music trivia and (jokingly) claimed that it was "just like we do every Wednesday." Then I decided to actually start doing it. Yesterday marked entry 52 - one year of "True Music Facts Wednesday." All 52 entries are posted at the link, and I have previously posted 3 of the stories to the Blue (1, 2, 3). Other favorites include the genesis of the "Amen Break," the story of Vaughn Meader's rise to (and sudden fall from) superstardom, Blues Traveler's hidden-in-plain-sight taunt in "Hook," the story of Jason Everman's stints with two of grunge's biggest bands, the hip hop #1 that was inspired by Spuds MacKenzie, the joke offer that (maybe, almost) reunited John and Paul in 1976, and the accidental, serendipitous creation of "Puff, the Magic Dragon."
posted by AgentRocket at 10:14 AM on September 4, 2014 - 2 comments


Let's build a browser engine!
I work for Mozilla as a web browser developer. I've found that it's hard to learn the inner workings of a browser, so I started building a “toy” HTML/CSS rendering engine designed to be easy to understand and modify. This is the first in a series of articles that will explain the code I wrote, and also walk you through the process of writing your own toy rendering engine from scratch.
posted by mbrubeck at 9:49 AM on August 8, 2014 - 3 comments


Mario: animated short
In Italian playgrounds a song is chanted that dates back to World War I. This paint on glass animation tells this dark tale of a soldier who returns home from war to find his girlfriend has left him.
posted by tessmartin at 2:27 PM on July 14, 2014 - 2 comments


Digital Covers for Over 400 Children's Books
I'm digitizing the covers of a significant portion of my children's book collection and posting them to my Flickr account. Among the items in that collection is a book shaped card game called Dr. Quack which is sort of like Mad Libs. I've parsed out the story and the accompanying cards into a twitter feed just for snicks and giggles. The rest of the books are typically either science books, textbooks, or early examples of cross media licensing based on comic strips, radio shows, TV shows, or movies.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:27 AM on September 27, 2013 - 7 comments


WTH? Athens
I got so tired of driving around my town wondering "What the hell is that?" that I suggested a column for my local alternative newspaper. Shockingly, they took me up on it. It's not just for people who live in Athens, though. If you notice things that other people don't even see,maybe you'll like it. My favorites are "The Millitant Next Door," "The Rules of the Mall," "Carwash Curry," "Grave Situation," and "Meat Sales and Butt-Smears." It's a bunch of love letters to my great little town. Hope you enjoy.
posted by staggering termagant at 5:32 PM on September 6, 2013 - 3 comments


YOU'RE NEXT
I produced a horror movie called YOU'RE NEXT. It comes out this weekend in the US, and in the rest of the world over the next few weeks. Critics even like it, which is pretty rare for a horror film these days. So if you like horror movies, go see it. If you don't like horror movies, go see it anyway and help support MeFi's own me.
posted by kcalder at 1:55 PM on August 21, 2013 - 7 comments


Lots of plants, lots and lots of plants
I am a gardener. I've been meaning to start blogging about what I do for quite some time. This is a tumblr blog mainly of my own photography of gardens and plants.
posted by sciencegeek at 3:05 PM on April 28, 2013 - 1 comment


Chicago Public Schools...data for parents to help them advocate for their school
Building on the work with CPS Apples to Apples, I joined forces with Chicago's Open Data Institute to help shine a light on the real data around Chicago Public Schools anticipated historically large number of school closings. The data is being used by parents and community groups to ask targeted, educated questions about the schools on the closing and receiving lists, and to educate parents about how District policy affects their local school's staffing, class sizes, etc. Some of the data being visualized exists in disconnected sites, some of it has had to be "liberated" from PDF's in order to be used. The team is hoping to extend its work at some point into a project called SchoolCircles, a site that will help public school parents in Chicago (and with code that can be repurposed for other districts) understand the data that affects their schools (budgets, staffing, student performance and mobility, utilization) more completely, as well as quickly run "what if" scenarios for how proposed changes to district policy would affect their specific school.
posted by jeanmari at 5:02 PM on April 2, 2013


Myrln Books: publishing my late father's fiction.
With the fifth anniversary of my father's death approaching this April 10, I've spent the past three months diving into some of his WordPerfect for DOS files. As of today, three titles have been published via Kindle Direct Publishing (without DRM), and I've begun the process of prepping for print publication via CreateSpace.
posted by theonetruebix at 6:03 PM on March 18, 2013 - 2 comments


Always Missing
I've been writing poems on craigslist missed connections, at first every day, although now somewhat more infrequently. I recently began collecting them in a single spot, at the wordpress site alwaysmissing.wordpress.com. I'd appreciate constructive feedback.
posted by nob'dy at 8:27 AM on March 19, 2013 - 3 comments


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