Age Gate With Attitude

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Damjanski, a really witty digital artist, has released his latest work — “The Age Gate”. I won’t give any spoilers, but it’s pretty funny.

Matt Groening’s new animated series “Disenchantment” headed to Netflix

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

The creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening, has a new animated series for adults called Disenchantment. The “medieval adventure” debuts August 17 on Netflix and “follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon.” The Guardian reports: …Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson will voice Bean, who, in the four promotional photos released by Groening on Reddit and the show’s official Twitter account, carries either a sword, scimitar or a pint of beer, suggesting […]

Why Donald Trump is the tabloid president

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

It’s hard to believe that President Donald Trump didn’t personally edit the supermarket tabloids this week. They ignore facts, present opinions as reality, leap to improbable conclusions, and claim to be doing it all first and best – just like a certain occupant of the Oval Office. Trump and the tabloids, entwined in dewy-eyed mutual admiration – the rags insist he is making America great again; he has said they deserve a Pulitzer prize – are a marriage of minds, […]

Court rules that Trump can’t block people on Twitter

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

A New York federal judge has ruled that Donald Trump can’t block people he doesn’t like on Twitter, because he uses Twitter to communicate his edicts and policies as President of the United States, and the US government can’t exclude communications based on viewpoint, as this violates the First Amendment. (more…)

Depression: the psychedelic cure

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

George Goldsmith and Katya Malievskaia are a married couple whose startup – Compass Pathways – will soon launch the largest triple-blind clinical trial ever of a psychedelic drug. The drug is psilocybin, which is the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms. And the condition is treatment-resistant depression. This awful malady plagues over a hundred million people worldwide. And as the term “treatment-resistant” implies, it lacks a cure. Now, if that sounds a bit implausible, consider who George and Katya have drawn […]