Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men’s basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater :: The Daily Tar Heel

Photo by Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel

Photo by Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel

Rewind back to that moment: How, in the midst of a funnel of navy blue shirts and with an entire orchestra of boos serenading the North Carolina men’s basketball team, the most unlikely of players found himself with the ball.

#CoolHandLuke

Source: Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men’s basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater :: The Daily Tar Heel

‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News

Los Angeles and the Reintegration of the NFL | Los Angeles Public Library

In 1995, after playing in Southern California for nearly 50 years, the Los Angeles Rams left the West Coast for the Midwest, to become the St. Louis Rams.  They would stay there for 21 years, winning one Super Bowl title and losing in a second, before coming back to the Southland last year.  With that, L.A.’s original NFL team had returned to the city.  However, what many may not remember, is that this was the second time that the Rams had left the Midwest for Los Angeles.

Source: Los Angeles and the Reintegration of the NFL | Los Angeles Public Library

The Untold Story Of Any Given Sunday | Complex

On my TiVo, this film.. well-written behind-the-scenes article about the Oliver Stone movie, “Any Given Sunday” .. fits with Super Bowl weekend.. and insightful tale about filmmaking.. as an NFL fan for years, I sometimes question my football attraction –too brutal, too violent– players exchanging their bodies for money and fans, our attraction to our version of the Roman Coliseum.. I’d give it up, but I’d miss the ritual, the tv, the news about x, predictions, follow-ups, salsa, chips, lazy Sundays with the game on.. about the LI game on Sunday, I will be there, rooting for the underdog again.. there’s a message there somewhere, for me…


Oliver Stone’s set had partying, fighting, and general chaos, yet 16 years later the film is as relevant as ever.

Source: The Untold Story Of Any Given Sunday | Complex

The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us – The New York Times

Doug Chayka

Doug Chayka

“But no. Winter is coming for gadgets. Or maybe winter has already come for gadgets. Everywhere you look, these days, gadgets seem on the rocks. Pebble, which makes smartwatches, has been purchased by Fitbit, which has had its own problems. GoPro may be going bust, while Jawbone, Nest and other members of the gentry of gadget pageantry look just about ready to stick a fork into.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/technology/personaltech/the-gadget-apocalypse-is-upon-us.html

Data City — info we trust.

Data storytelling and the graphic novel are smashed together in one adventure through the numbers behind the city built on numbers: Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the underside of tourism, gambling, and entertainment as we move through one exciting evening on the Strip. Alternatively, you can click through the gallery below:

via Data City — info we trust.

A Neuroscientist Explains Adult Coloring Books — Science of Us

A few months ago, I caved: I bought myself a coloring book. And maybe you did, too, or perhaps you received one as a gift for the holidays. According to a recent Fortune article, adult coloring books are one of the biggest contributors to this year’s boost in print-book sales. With over 11,000 search results total, five of Amazon’s current top 15 best-selling books are coloring books.

Source: A Neuroscientist Explains Adult Coloring Books — Science of Us

The Literary Star Wars, a History | Literary Hub

Ok, people, it’s here. December 18th, 2015. Star Wars Day.Nerds around the world are celebrating what has to be the most significant day in fan history since, well, May 25, 1977. The long-awaited sequel to Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens is in theaters.To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’d like to present a brief history of George Lucas’s first Star Wars film and a literary primer for J.J. Abrams’s new one. Enjoy, dorks!

Source: The Literary Star Wars, a History | Literary Hub