Y2K Futurism - "An investigation into the futurism/aesthetic of the period 1996-02" on imgur
and from the turn of the previous century, afrofuturism from the past – "The Princess Steel," W. E. B. Du Bois's recently-discovered SF story.
Recently in MetaTalk:
Mefi kicks it old skool with the resurrection of the Mefi Gopher server
and Greg Nog issues a Mefi Cover Challenge to "record a cover of a song that you only know about because it was in a post on metafilter." (Previous Mefi Music challenges here, and the first Mefi Music Podcast with greenish here.)
Dr. Carla Hayden could be the #nextLOC: President Obama announces his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress
A peek into the traveling libraries of light house keepers: "When he visits a lighthouse that has a library he takes it away and replaces it"
"Obama's face has been etched out": A short video tour of the library at Guantanamo
Plus, a popular favorite from the vaults: Remember, if approached by a librarian, keep still. Do not run away.
And, recently in Ask Me: Why are comics and graphic novels catalogued as nonfiction in libraries?
In case you, too, have ever felt a little bewildered regarding the roundup of events surrounding a certain group of passengers from Oceanic Flight 815: "what exactly happened in Lost? Please tell me in UNDER 400 WORDS. What happened in that show" now in Ask Me.
Carter Burwell and the Coen brothers both broke into Hollywood with Blood Simple in 1984. With only two exceptions, Burwell has served as composer on every film they have made since.
Nice post from AlonzoMosleyFBI on frequent Coen brothers collaborator, 2016 Oscar-nominated composer Carter Burwell, plus a comment from leibniz about interviewing Burwell regarding "his attitude towards the emotional nature of music," with a link to the Google books page where you can read the whole thing. Very interesting!
"William Carrà is a somewhat mysterious affiliate of Nicolas Jaar’s Other People record label who makes DJ mixes of eclectic sounds suited for late night."
Midnight Radio, A beautiful standalone comics story.
Does anyone know any other examples to scratch this itch of mine with a plugged-in soldering iron?
J.K. Seazer is looking for extremely emphatic warnings that something is a really bad idea and you should never do it.
So, I was in early labor when you posted this question (Ask Metafilter is extremely good at being a distraction) and was quite frustrated not to be able to give you a list of some of my favorite gardening blogs...