Unhappy Earth Day: The Seas Still Rise

April 22, 2019 Morphizm 0

A decade ago, I talked to the Pacific Institute about their report which more or less promised that the coastal metropolis that currently make our state of California the world’s fifth largest economy would be swallowed by global warming.

Free Energy, Courtesy of Tesla

April 17, 2019 Morphizm 0

Matthew Rankin’s surreal, synesthesic short film The Tesla World Light is finally free for all to see. Let us hope Nikola Tesla’s utopian hope for free energy isn’t far behind.

Here Comes Precrime!

July 17, 2013 Morphizm 0

I got a chatter request from HuffPost Live about the surveillance state — and how none of it so far works or is worth the money.

Cancer’s Cooked Books

April 8, 2013 Morphizm 0

Drop pretty much everything you’re eating if you want to live. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — featuring the scary title, ” Is everything […]

Happy Anniversary, Surfer Rosa!

March 21, 2013 Morphizm 0

I wrote an earlier version of this autobiographical bow-down to Surfer Rosa in 2003 for Morphizm and PopMatters, when news of the tumultuous band’s longshot reunion started to bubble up. […]

Occupy Hip Hop

November 19, 2011 Morphizm 0

I grew up on hip hop in Long Beach during the ’70s and ’80s, and in Berkeley during the ’90s. Throughout that time, it was packed with party jams but […]

Bill Gates Is Not a Great Teacher

December 17, 2010 Morphizm 0

America sniffs the global average when it comes education. And the last thing it needs is lame advice from Microsoft’s Bill Gates. But that’s what it’s getting, according to my […]