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HOT LIST: Alternate Realities, Classic Comedy, Simple Snacks

on Wednesday, Feb. 6th

Never Built: Los Angeles (Kickstarter Campaign)

I need this to become a reality. You see, I have a thing about the alternate versions of cities, the one’s that got away, and this Kickstarter campaign to create an exhibit at Los Angeles’ A+D Architecture and Design Museum of the LA that almost was? It’s almost a dream come true. Models, plans, and a giant floor map will turn the museum into a vision of this alternate LA. -Noah Nelson


Mel Brooks on Marc Maron’s WTF (Podcast)

If Mel Brooks hadn’t existed, the world would be a much less funny place. This week on the WTF Podcast we get to know his story a little better. The 86 year old who made Blazing Saddles, The History of the World Part 1, and Young Frankenstein, basically tells the story of the last 50 years of American comedy.

Later this week, WTF will turn to Brooks’ long-time writing partner and friend, Carl Reiner.-Ike Sriskandarajah

Apple and Peanut Butter (Food)

Why didn’t anyone tell me about this before last week? -Noah Nelson

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The Good And Bad Memes In #Ferguson Race Conversations

A friend of mine launched a depressing conversation recently, and asked me how much I think he is worth.

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Amazon Joins Mobile Payment Game, But Have They Lost The Magic Touch?

Once upon a time it seemed that Amazon could have been destined to be that rare company that could do no wrong.

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Augmented Reality: German Firm Shows Off Touch Based UI

We seem to be on a collision course with wearable computing.

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Will VR’s Killer App Make You Sick?

Polygon’s Ben Kuchera has a close-in look at the design philosophy going into Eve: Valkyrie, the “killer app” for virtual reality systems.

Image: Rachel I. Berman (Alice); Publicity image by Darial Sneed for Then She Fell.

Immersive Cinema And The Age of Voxelpunk

In the wake of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR the issue of the future of virtual reality beyond games has stepped into the media spotlight.

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