Douglas Adams, AppleMaster, SF author and creator of the hugely successful Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and four sequels along with numerous other books, died Friday of a sudden heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49. Read more from MacNN’s “Douglas Adams, AppleMaster, dies at 49,” Richard Dawkins’ (author of The Selfish Gene) “Lament for Douglas Adams” in The Guardian, The Guardian’s Obituary for Douglas Adams, and Apple’s tribute.
- Modernizing the California cannabis i... — Modernizing the California cannabis industry with creativity and magic | DesignFaveshttps://www.designfaves.com/2017/08/modernizing-the-california-cannabis-industry-with-creativity-and-magic#refnlLola Lola is a budding cannabis products company from the San Francisco Bay Area. The brand’s focus is to develop designs and products to help modernize the cannabis market in the state. This is made possible by working creatively with the flower’s magical attributes. Michael Garganese, [...]
- Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ theme park is ta... — Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ theme park is taking shapehttps://www.engadget.com/2017/07/14/disney-star-wars-theme-park/Due to open in 2019 at both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida, the new area “will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet” — which just happens to look like every weathered, forgettable world characters from the films briefly touch down on to get a ship [...]
- The Radical Origins of Christianity — The Radical Origins of Christianity | The New Yorkerhttp://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/10/the-radical-origins-of-christianity?mbid=nl_170707_Daily&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=11427205&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1200606514&spReportId=MTIwMDYwNjUxNAS2Emmanuel Carrère’s “The Kingdom” explores how a tiny sect became a global religion. An amazingly various book, it narrates the author’s crises of religious faith in the nineteen-nineties; combines conventional history and speculative reconstruction to describe the rise of early Christianity; deftly animates the first-century lives and [...]
- 12 Must-Read Books (Released This Yea... — 12 Books I Think Every Ambitious Person Should Readhttps://journal.thriveglobal.com/12-books-released-this-year-every-wildly-ambitious-person-should-read-9ffb2abb347Warren Buffett credits many of his great money decisions to his voracious reading habit. The best books can inspire you to pursue your passion project or build the life you want. [...]
- Neil Gaiman’s American Gods comes ali... — Neil Gaiman’s American Gods comes alive through Dave McKean’s dreamlike illustrations | DesignFaveshttps://www.designfaves.com/2017/07/neil-gaimans-american-gods-comes-alive-through-dave-mckeans-dreamlike-illustrations#refnlNeil Gaiman is no stranger to television – at least his works are. His highly-acclaimed novels have been adapted for the screen once before and illustrated by some of the most talented artists in the world of graphic novels. Dave McKean, however, the [...]