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“The only thing you can’t have in this perfect world of total pleasure is your 30th birthday . . . Logan is 29. Welcome to the 23rd Century. Welcome to Rapture. We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”
Stories of the day
- ‘Over 50′ terrorist plots were stopped by surveillance efforts, says NSA director
- Elon Musk to demonstrate Tesla battery swapping tech on June 20th
- ‘BioShock’ creator Ken Levine to pen ‘Logan’s Run’ movie remake, says Deadline
Written by Nathan Cykiert and Ross Miller. Video production magic by Zach Goldstein.
Welcome to On The Verge, a zeitgeist for the culture of now. On today’s show: Khoi Vinh, the former design director for The New York Times and current head of mobile design for Etsy, sits down with Joshua to talk about Apple’s radically-redesigned iOS 7. Then Nilay Patel explains what exactly is going on with NSA and PRISM, Nathan Cykiert hits the street to find out if anyone cares, and The Guardian’s US National Security Editor Spencer Ackerman gives insight into the story that his team broke. Enjoy, humans!
People of Los Angeles — do you like to party? Do you like free booze? Do you enjoy fist-pumping to beats by DJ Trent? Oh, and what about video games, do you like those as well?
If you answered yes to even just one of those questions you’re in luck — The Verge and Polygon are kicking off E3 2013 by inviting each and every one of you (open to the public, no need to RSVP!) to our Revenge of the Party Monsters gathering on June 9th, 2013 in the pliable city of Los Angeles, California. If that sounds like something you’d want to attend, here’s what you need to know:
- The party is happening on Sunday, June 9th
- It takes place at The Tower Theater – 802 South Broadway, LA 90015
- The party is from 7PM to 11PM
- The event is 21+
Harrowing. Teary. Chronologies. Happily. Tucking. Compromises. Hungrily. Toeing. Communiqués. Heating. Trained. Crystals.
“What if it wasn’t a green light? After all, green can just be so incredibly boring, old sport. What if it was a teal light? Or an emerald light. Yes, I like the sound of that. The emerald light.”
“What about the lime light?”
Lush were a British band from 1987 to 1996. Their first full length album, Spooky, is the subject of The Classics this week. The playlist below spans their entire career, which included three albums, several EPs, a greatest hits collection, and a lot of B-sides, collected in 1996. Three songs on the playlist are covers, something Lush excelled at by making songs their own without destroying their original tone: Abba’s “Hey Hey Helen,” Wire’s “Outdoor Miner,” and Dennis Wilson’s “Fallin’ In Love.” Enjoy.