Here are the odds for this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. I would love to see King, Murakami, or Atwood win. DeLillo & McCarthy feel like longer shots, but would nevertheless be welcome. I feel as though prizes for Rushdie or Mantel would be misinterpreted at the moment, no matter how well-deserved.

Who’s your money on?

Are there any fungiphiles amongst us who can help identify these? 🍄

This week’s issue of my newsletter — Tendrils — is out, featuring more chess drama, Taylor Swift, acorn weevils… and more!

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I'm having a bunch of weird tech issues today; is Mercury in retrograde?

It’s very suspicious to me that Maya Hawke & Djo both have albums out today. That must have been planned… right?

The raw audio for the next Flux Observer is 92mins, which is *almost* as long as its subject: Gremlins 2, so… I have mucho editing to do tomorrow!

Whenever I'm listening to Florence + The Machine's 'Ship to Wreck' I'm fairly convinced that it's the best song of the last decade.

Happy ‘120mins of new Star Wars’ day! is a lighthearted social hangout for the community.