A story about Abrupt Climate Change.
While the process of human extinction is regrettable, the prospect of a world without humans is not
David Benatar | Professor of Philosophy at Cape Town University; author of Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence.
Read time: approx. 7 mins
Forgive me if I seem … not myself. I’ve been traveling in dark realms, lurking in shadows, trembling in liminal spaces where the imagination turns on itself and consciousness seems more a burden than a blessing. I have glimpsed, however briefly, the invisible, the unspeakable, the unknowable. In short, I have been reading Thomas Ligotti.
If you haven’t heard of Thomas Ligotti, you’re not alone. Despite winning three Braham Stoker Awards and amassing a devoted following among fans of supernatural horror and weird fiction, the reclusive American author remains a relatively obscure figure in the contemporary literary landscape.
Rami Malek may have recently won the Oscar for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in a video that is circulating on social media, he is reminding us majorly of his Mr Robot‘s secretive character Elliot Alderson, in the sense that he seems to be intimidating us by his choice of life.
Rami was recently shooting for the I am a fan series of commercial for Mandarin Oriental when he made his rather incomprehensible interests clear to us. Personal choices apart, Twiterrati are obsessively cued into the speculative theories that Rami may be “a serial killer in hiding.” It’s hard to say what makes the video so disconcerting but there’s something freaky still in the blank way that he delivers his ‘I like’ monologue. Can we blame them, after watching the video!
Counter-terror police are investigating three packages containing explosives found at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo station.
After spending more than 30 years cruising some of America’s emptiest roads as a long-haul trucker, Samuel Legg is now is suspected of killing at least four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois.