Now, our favorite 77-year-old psychopath has released a 448-page monograph of his work: Proud Too Be Weirrd, a manic, ink-splattered journey through his studio. The world presented here boasts characters as cracked and demented as a mushroom-tripping Alice in Wonderland, “plague demons,” a greyhound dog in an orange silk dress, and the giant reptiles in pearls made famous in his drawings for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. … [Read more...] about Ralph Steadman, Gonzo Artist Behind “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas,” Is A Total Weirrdo
Jon Cohen, the chief research officer at Survey Monkey, used the company’s election maps to look at how gun-owning households and non-gun-owning households voted in the 2016 election. The red map on the left shows how gun-owning households voted for Trump, in every single state. The blue map on the right shows how non-gun-owning households voted almost exclusively for Hillary Clinton, with the single exception of West Virginia. The results are shockingly stark–Cohen tweeted that no other issue had such a strong political split–including white non-college, married, men, and veterans. You can play around with the interactive graph yourself here. … [Read more...] about America’s Unprecedented Gun Problem, In 5 Images
The next foreign adversary to hijack U.S. elections could go further than hacking emails or weaponizing Facebook. “In our simulations, one of the things that the red team actually came up with, the attack team, is to attack public infrastructure on election day,” said Roi Carmel, chief strategy officer at security firm Cybereason. “The way to make this impact doesn’t have to be attacking the Pentagon.” A multi-agency tabletop simulation scenario hosted by the company last year saw role-playing authorities forced by adversaries to shut down an election, after hackers sabotaged traffic lights, spread false propaganda about candidates and, in a futuristic twist, even hijacked self-driving cars to attack voters. … [Read more...] about ‘We’re always ready’: Would the U.S. win a cyberwar with Iran?
In other news, the IMF trimmed its global economic growth forecasts for 2020 and 2021, with Managing Director Kristalina Georgiev citing lasting effects from the bruising U.S.-China trade war and sharper-than-expected slowdowns in India and other emerging markets. … [Read more...] about Wall Street falls as China virus reaches the US