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Managing Editor, Boing Boing
As seen in:  Wired
Covers:  culture, games, technology, fiction
Doesn't Cover: social networing, apps that aren't games

Managing Editor of Boing Boing

Why did you become a journalist?

To tell stories.

The hip neighborhoods of America and beyond — Max Read asked his readers to name the 'hoods where all the hip stuff is. The results of his investigation were published today. So if you've been wondering where you can get great vintage ice cream in Mexico City, there are no longer any excuses for not knowing.

The faces of congress, averaged

Journalists! Activists! Nominate your worst FOIA horror stories — Dave Maass at the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to experience bureaucratic obfuscation and evasion- vicariously, though you. This year, EFF is setting out to recognize the most outrageous responses to Freedom of Information Act and state open records act requests. We are calling it The Foilies and we need journalists, citizen nominations for these dubious honors.

Musician posts call transcript after Google says her claims are 'patently false' — Zoe Keating reported the awful contract terms Google is trying to impose on musicians who want to keep their YouTUbe channels; Google says she's lying. She fires back with transcripts of her interactions with its staff. [Zoe] Wow that's pretty harsh.

Anthropomorphic animals as American archetypes

Fantasy maps still awesome — The New Yorker's Casey N. Cep on the " allure of the map", a form of storytelling in its own right. Writers love maps: collecting them, creating them, and describing them. Literary cartography includes not only the literal maps that authors commission or make themselves but also the geographies they describe.

Play Zork on twitter

Log cabin ... with the logs cut perpendicular — I love this cabin as I love wood and the feeling of being surrounded by wood. But as I live in Australia, I can't afford to take too many chances as bushfire season is upon us. There is a feeling in your bones on a bad day like today, with a growing dry hot wind, of almost subconscious dread.

Cuban cigar ban over — Boing Boing uses cookies and analytics trackers, and is supported by advertising, merchandise sales and affiliate links.

No Action Figures Please — This is a dramatic reading of "a memo sent from Scott Dadich to all WIRED employees in San Francisco, obtained by The Awl.
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Jan 29, 2015

Bugs me that the apartment in the unreal 4 engine "Paris apartment" demo has no storage whatsoever. Do you own no clothes, 3D modelers?

Jan 29, 2015

Utter panic at the supermarket today after things moved around a bit

Jan 28, 2015

RT @VivianHo: “I was arrested for what we do as public defenders every day. I asked questions."…

Jan 28, 2015

@McMatt Hi Matt. That was my own opinion of publicly published remarks, but I'm happy to be wrong. Did I screw up?

Jan 28, 2015

MSNBC reports Apple is world's largest and richest company, period. Is it larger and richer than Aramco?

Jan 28, 2015

Jesus, you'd think they'd hired George Lucas to digitally replace Bill Murray with Andrea Dworkin

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