Why Bitcoin’s Ossification Will Be Necessary

Why Bitcoin’s Ossification Will Be Necessary

Ossification is a word thrown around very frequently in Bitcoin. “The protocol will ossify.” “Ossification is good.” “Bitcoin doesn’t need to change, ossify it now.” Bitcoiners are a skeptical group of people, and as such they are naturally skeptical about change. There’s a very good reason for that: the blocksize war was effectively a combination … Read more

Emmy Rossum on her transformation in Angelyne

Emmy Rossum on her transformation in Angelyne

Emmy Rossum is unrecognizable in Peacock’s five-part limited series Angelyn, the star and executive producer’s four-years-in-the-making passion project. She transforms everything, from her voice to her appearance, to play the titular real-life character, who rose to popularity after several enigmatic billboards of her popped up in LA in the ’80s. Her real identity was largely … Read more

New Star Wars Films Explained by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy

New Star Wars Films Explained by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy

“We are moving on from the Skywalker saga, ”says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. So no more Rey?Image: Lucasfilm Now that the Skywalker Saga is over, what exactly is of Star Wars movie? It’s a question Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has been dealing with on a daily basis for years. Things on the streaming side are … Read more

A New Era, from Julian Fellowes

A New Era, from Julian Fellowes

Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, and Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey: A New EraImage: Ben Blackall / 2022 Focus Features LLC Rejoice, Downtonians! Downton Abbey: A New Era is a worthy entry in Julian Fellowes’ beloved franchise. You were right to be concerned, of course. The acclaimed TV drama’s first foray onto the big screen, 2019’s … Read more

African Nations Resisting Bitcoin Only Delay The Inevitable

African Nations Resisting Bitcoin Only Delay The Inevitable

There are two forward-looking countries on Earth when it comes to Bitcoin: El Salvador and the Central African Republic. These two very different countries on different sides of the globe have both come to the same conclusion: Bitcoin is the best money ever invented and embracing it early will be beneficial both for the people … Read more

Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary: ​​A Life Altering Milestone

Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary: ​​A Life Altering Milestone

A crop of Drew Struzan’s poster for Attack of the Clones.Image: Lucasfilm My life changed drastically the day I first saw Attack of the Clones. It was the first day the film opened, May 16, 2002, and I’d been awake a long time. The day before, May 15, I spent over 12 hours outside of … Read more

What’s On TV, May 15-19: Conversations With Friends, Angelyne

What’s On TV, May 15-19: Conversations With Friends, Angelyne

Sasha Lane in Conversations With FriendsRose Leslie in The Time Traveler’s Wifeand Emmy Rossum in AngelynPhoto: Enda Bowe / Hulu; Macall B. Polay / HBO; Isabella Vosmikova / Peacock Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, May 15 to Thursday, May 19. All times … Read more

Open Letter To Bitcoin-Doubting Friend On Wall Street

Open Letter To Bitcoin-Doubting Friend On Wall Street

Dear Wall Street friend, I write this letter because I like you. I know we have our differences, especially in terms of how we view the financial institutions that dominated the last century of history, but I understand where you’re coming from. You are a smart and communicative person, banks and managers have identified your … Read more