A bunch of urban explorers snuck into the Baikonur Cosmodrome to check out the Buran, Russia’s Space Shuttle, which has been sitting abandoned since the 1990’s in a gigantic sealed hangar. This takes giant brass balls.
In the early days, she took pictures of flowers and sunsets. “I’d never post something like that now,” she said, looking at a closeup of ripening blackberries, from four years ago. As I thumbed toward the top of the screen, I had the disconcerting sense of watching a life become a life-style brand.
The New Yorker on #Vanlife, the social media trend of young white couples traveling in antique VW vans, paid for by sponsors and marketing deals.
Wow, fascinating reading: Paul Haggis Vs. the Church of Scientology, via the New Yorker.
This site is chock full of motorsports goodness: Tony Adamowicz started a out as an SCCA racer in Virginia and four years later found himself behind the wheel of a Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dreams really do come true.
From the NYT, After Hurricane Katrina, Doctors at New Orleans Memorial Hospital Faced Deadly Choices. What happened after the flood waters rose? These are choices I would not want to be forced to make.
The Auteurs Films: A site that streams high-quality arthouse films, with a better selection than Hulu (The Seven Samurai, Breathless, Annie Hall, Taxi Driver, etc.)
64 Things Every Geek Should Know. A bit PC-centric, but there’s some good links in this list.