The spring 2015 issue of El Portal is now available as a PDF!
H/T to Writer’s Circle (FB) and Grant Snider.
El Portal is currently seeking submissions for its Fall 2015 issue. If you have any questions about submitting to El… Read more Call for Submissions (El Portal, Fall 2015)
According to a recent tweet posted by the CIA, the UFOs seen in the Southwest, among other places, were piloted… Read more Thinking West: UFOs
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Alexander Bain, a Scottish inventor and clockmaker, invented the precursor to the modern facsimile (fax) machine. The fax machine, as… Read more Thinking West: Alexander Bain and the Great (Western) Migration of the 1840s
In December 2014, many Americans watched news coverage of torrential downpours in California. The torrential downpours, still occurring… Read more Thinking West: The Pineapple Express (Weather)
Gizmodo recently featured an interesting article concerning Oregon’s racist past. According to Matt Novak (and historical fact), Oregon was founded… Read more Thinking West: Oregon Founded as Racist Utopia (Gizmodo)
Check out the National Archives’ collection of pictures from the American West.
Zoltan Istvan (Gizmodo) examines how the world’s religions might handle the creation of superintelligent artificial intelligences. It appears that, much… Read more When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It? (Gizmodo)
Print books are here to stay. E-books haven’t surpassed print book sales. Instead, it seems that E-books are fading fast… Read more Never Mind E-Books: Why Print Books Are Here to Stay (WSJ)
In the mythic West, game the size of dinosaurs and mastodons roams the sun-parched land. This makes it incredibly… Read more Thinking West: Hunting West
Last month, the e-reading company Kobo revealed which books its users read to completion. Much was made of the fact… Read more What’s Wrong with Only Reading Half a Book? (Electric Literature)
According to the CIA World Factbook, Portugal is slightly smaller in size than Indiana. In 2001, Portugal decriminalized drug possession,… Read more Portugal