VOX music player Well designed Mac app with support for loading your iTunes library, scrobbling to Last.fm, and streaming from SoundCloud.
Big Insurance Companies Are Warning The U.S. To Prepare For Climate Change “Our current natural disaster policy framework focuses heavily on responding to disasters, rather than putting protective measures in place to reduce our vulnerability and limit a disaster’s impact.”
Rick Rubin on Wrestling “[W]hat were the Beastie Boys, if not Def Jam’s first heel stable?”
Cornel West Is Not Mike Tyson “Dr. Michael Eric Dyson's 10,000 word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.”
Cornel West's Rise and Fall “President Obama betrayed him. He’s stopped publishing new work. He’s alienated his closest friends and allies. What happened to America’s most exciting black scholar?”
Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy “Shannon Liss-Riordan, 45, has spent her entire legal career going after employers for allegedly short-changing their employees.”
Hillary Clinton's Fake Populism Is a Hit On pundits and the empty populism cycle
Buck65 - Dirtbike 4 Album? Mixtape? Podcast? Collage? Day Dream?
What Exactly is Neoliberalism? Q&A with Wendy Brown, whose new book takes a thorough historical and philisophical look at the defining ideology of our time.
‘Kant Is a Moron’: Vandals Mark Philosopher's Former Home “With Arthur Schopenhauer dead for 155 years, authorities start off with few strong leads.”
Top MLB prospect lives in a van behind Walmart, after receiving a 2 million dollar signing bonus. “To me this is the way that makes sense.”
Alex Payne joins Jacobin and deftly explains the value of Democratic Socialism “I’m a socialist because I want to live in a just society. More than that, I want to live in a survivable society.”
What is Good Business? (8:37) “It’s become easy to feel that all businesses are somehow bad and corrupt. Far from it. So long as they follow these six principles, any business can be good....”
Justice Department to Fault Ferguson Police, Seeing Racial Bias in Traffic Stops Most of St. Louis County's poorer municipalities generate significant income from excessive traffic stops and fines. Hopefully change will happen in Ferguson and it's neighbors.
BBC Radio 1 Documentary on the Roland TR-808, TR-909, and TB-303 There was a time when I thought $200 for an 808 was ridiculous. They go for 3 to 4 grand now.
Google and tech’s elite are living in a parallel universe Perspective is not a quality the tech world values.
The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution More on mindfulness without context and community.
Meditation and Performance Meditation is a tool for self awareness. Self improvement is simply a by-product.
Anil Dash on being labeled a Good Guy “Most of my errors are due to simple ignorance and arrogance. And most of my learning has been due to the kindness of people, often strangers, who want to see me do the right thing.”
Why We're All Becoming Independent Contractors I like Reich's test for seeing who's an employer and employee, though it fails for non-service worker / high rate situations. IE: A tech contractor with a single on-going contract .
Ethan Hein: Designing a constructivist iOS rhythm tutorial system for beginners Recommended if you enjoy music and UX nerdery
Salvaging the sounds lost to mp3 compression Ryan Maguire recreates “Tom's Diner” from the sounds lost during mp3 compression
The Art Of Contemplation by Alan Watts “Nature, that is, our own true nature, is bringing these preoccupations to a stop by coming forth with the technical power to pursue them on a colossal scale, hitherto unknown. Pursued and magnified with such power, they come swiftly to absurdity and catastrophe – so that their innate contradictions become obvious to all.”
An introduction to John Rawls and his thought experiment: The Veil of Ignorance (6:32) Putting fairness and justice into perspective
What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: Teresita Fernández’s Magnificent Commencement Address The recording of Teresita's address has earned a spot on my road trip playlist
A thoughtful and inspiring new manifesto from @dsearls and @dweinberger “The Net’s super-power is connection without permission. Its almighty power is that we can make of it whatever we want.”
Very Much Money (Ice King Dream) by Open Mike Eagle All of “Dark Comedy” has been on heavy rotation around these parts
Senator Bernie Sanders outlines a genuinely progressive platform I could do without the Fox News baiting, but can absolutely get behind labeling wealth inequality as “the great moral, economic and political issue of our time”
In praise of Neil Postman “The most important media observer of our time died a decade ago -- but saw our superficial, silly side taking over”
Who Killed Adulthood? “Adulthood isn’t an inevitability; it’s an ideal. And it’s a feminist ideal, too, which is perhaps why it’s been so fiercely repressed, for so long, by pop culture.”