How big a geek are you? Dare to take this quiz on all the nerd-lore encased within Junot Diaz’ The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Stephen Jay Gould meets J.R.R. Tolkien by way of Haldir and toys based on the Burgess Shale fossils. An utterly charming post from Michael Drout at Wormtalk and Slugspeak.
In his blog Street Use, Kevin Kelly shows how people adapt technology for their own purposes.
If the Green Party is too mainstream for you, consider this.