WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and FOX. He is the writer of the graphic novel RED, adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. His next book is NORMAL from FSG.
Thirst for Kava drink is growing like weed "Mary Jane?s Relaxing Soda, a sugary drink laced with Kava, a South Pacific root purported to have sedative properties… Along with new drinks like Slow Cow and Ex Chill, Mary Jane?s is part of a new group of so-called slow-down or anti-energy drinks, and are expected to be one of the top food trends of 2010…" (tags:socialfood )
sit down man, you’re a bloody tragedy: From the Mill to the Mall "How did this city, which by all accounts was once the undisputed regional capital (a perusal of The Buildings of England's extremely complimentary 1966 entry on the city is instructive here) get to the point where an entire stretch of its centre, as large as a small town, was given over to a gigantic retail park? How is it that the 16th largest city in the country has the 3rd highest level of violent crime and the 3rd worst exam results, despite being central to one of the most affluent counties? And does any of this have anything to do with the fact that the city contains what was, when built, the largest urban mall in Britain?" (tags:architectureculturesocial )