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The Orange Couch does Mad Men: S7E5, “The Runaways”

This week’s episode was incredibly dense in its themes and allusions. Including this, which our intrepid publisher Roxanne Cooper dug up and sent me: Starting at 1:37. Clearly, Stanley Kubrick is the muse of this season. Eagle eyes who catch more allusions to Kubrick always welcome! In The Orange Couch,…

Stephen King calls Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ misogynist

In an interview with the BBC, author Stephen King said that he hated director Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of the 1977 King novel The Shining. King was discussing his new novel Doctor Sleep, in which Danny Torrance, the boy from The Shining, returns as an adult. In Kubrick’s film,…

Twitter bot argues with climate change deniers

Debating a stubborn opponent can be an exhausting task, unless, of course, your entire argument is automated. A software developer has created a Twitter bot that automatically discovers and responds to tweets that are skeptical of global warming. Nigel Leck’s chatbot @AI_AGW, who goes by the name “Turing Test,” scans…

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