The Moon will buffer the full blast of radiation and heat from the Sun, blocking certain ultraviolet rays that are less abundant in the Martian atmosphere and bringing the temperature down even further.
"It’s good to be alone, for a few hours to be exempt from all the complicated bonds, all the conflicts, great and small, all the demands and expectations, wills and desires that build up between people."
From "In the Air Tonight" to "Kiss" to, well, this week, the definitive sound of the '80s were gated-reverb drums. From Vox's Estelle Caswell, a history of the happy accident that begat the effect, all the wonderful ways it's been employed ever since, and a playlist of some of its most memorable appearances:
Arrested 14 times while performing, "showtime" dancer Michael Brundage made it into an Intel video. While he put himself through a year of Brooklyn College on tips, he says gentrification is quashing artistry and erasing a viable job market. "We need to decriminalize it. Because while they are doing zoned performances people are still being arrested for performing on the train. And I think that’s wrong.”
In honor of the news that Chuck E. Cheese is phasing out its animatronic bands—a move that will spark outrage only among those too old (or therapied) to remember the terror of being in the same room with a giant robot rat—here's one of Showbiz Pizza's Rock-afire Explosion bands, salvaged and reprogrammed to play Usher's "Love in This Club." (For more on the second life of the Rock-afire Explosion, the documentary about its creator is a lot of fun.)