Bloomsday

Orchids used to appear wonderfully rare and exotic, a specialty plant hunted by romantics, hobbyists, and thieves; today, pallets of hardy, year-round bloomers stacked…

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The Universal Mind

Like a John Hodgman who isn't bullshitting everybody, digital archivist and artificial intelligence master Brewster Kahle has dedicated himself to nothing less than “Universal…

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Knowledge Is Powerfully Funny

“Modern living creates sexual cripples,” Edward O’Reilly writes in Sexercises, an honest-to-God 1968 paperback we scored at the most recent Friends of the San…

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