Echo Park Lake reopens
Dan SAVAGE | PORN is to sex as action movies are to dinner
PHOTO of the day | June 17, 2013 | Captain Pizzacard | Patrick STEWART’s first pizza slice
David Hockney, Place Furstenberg Paris, 1985, Photographic collage
Hollywood Reporter | LACMA Art+Film Gala To Honor Martin Scorsese, David Hockney
Nigella LAWSON has busy weekend
PHOTO of the day | June 16, 2013 | thegetty | This statuette was probably displayed together with Portrait Busts of Two Youths and this Offering Box and Key in a local shrine of Iuventus, a Roman youth organization. The hand above looks graceful, but it actually used to be holding a shield. | Statuette of Mars-Cobannus (detail), A.D. 125-175, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
LA Pride 2013 | West Hollywood
socaleveryday | Long Beach | PALMS
PHOTO of the day | June 15, 2013 | SYPHILIS | Women! Stay Away From Dance Halls! |
Everything Bagel | jalapeño cream cheese | Murray’s Bagels
(Source: gooksoup, via peegaw)
occupygezipics | Resist Ankara, you stubborn goat
wired | Google now testing internet services delivered by solar balloons |
Not much happens in Geraldine, a small farming community in the interior of the South Island of New Zealand, about 85 miles from Christchurch. So when Hayden MacKenzie, a fourth-generation farmer there, picked up the phone last Tuesday and got a request to participate in a secret project—one that he wouldn’t even learn about until he signed a vow of silence—he and his wife Anna figured that they’d take a shot. That evening, two men showed up at his cozy farmhouse. They bore a peculiar red device, a sphere slightly bigger than a volleyball perched on a short collar, and attached it to his roof. Then they left.
Only when the men returned the next day did they reveal what they were up to. Inside the red ball was an antenna that would give the MacKenzies Internet access. It was custom-designed to communicate with a similar antenna that would be floating by in the stratosphere, over 60,000 feet above sea level. On a solar-powered balloon.
Oh, and the men work for Google.
[MORE - EXCLUSIVE: How Google Will Use High-Flying Balloons to Deliver Internet to the Hinterlands]
lacma | Nam June Paik | Happy Flag Day | #lacma
PHOTO of the day | June 14, 2013 | Chipping Campden
PHOTO of the day | June 13, 2013 | Game of THRONES | What is this SORCERY?