“At one point, it occurred to me that maybe the department store was going for the nostalgic vibe. But instead of wearing Pumas, drinking from a mason jar, and listening to vinyl, it’s the other kind of nostalgia  — the one where you’re getting open surgery in the days before anesthesia.” Cruel Shoes : my journey into a department store time machine.

+ General Mills is determined to remove artificial flavors and colors from its cereals. And the process was actually going pretty well. Until they got to Lucky Charms.

+ Today we’re worried about artificial intelligence and robots. A few decades ago, we were worried about Dungeons and Dragons.

+ Inside the awful world of bulldozer on bulldozer crime.