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Ben Hillman

Ben Hillman is a film maker, designer, author and illustrator who loves subatomic particles and Betty Boop. After obsessing for years about the evils of mass manipulation, Ben decided to do it himself by forming Ben Hillman & Company – realizing his boyhood dream of messing with the minds of the general public (as well as making films and writing and illustrating books). Ben lives in the beautiful Berkshire hills of Massachusetts with his wife Amy and daughter Maizy. He is a member of the Sheffield Tree Project and the Antarctican Society.

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Happy Bomb Day!

Inspired by the poetry of John Donne, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer code-named the test "Trinity."

Show me what democracy looks like

Show me what democracy looks like.

Support democracy: Vote today

It's Election Day. Be sure to vote. A message from the Sheffield Democratic Committee.

EDGECAST: Ben Downing on why winning the White House isn’t enough

Former State Sen. Ben Downing spoke via Zoom to the Town of Sheffield Democratic Committee.

Happy Bombaversary!

The world's first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Public health experts have long expressed concerns that the Trump administration is politicizing science and undermining its health experts.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that the president and his administration have all but given up fighting the pandemic.

EDGECAST: Black Lives Matter rally in Great Barrington

More than 2,000 people attended the Black Lives Matter demonstration in front of the historic Great Barrington Town Hall where the first resistance to British rule took place in 1775.

Playtime for Cheeto

Just like adults, kids sometimes need a break.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

...the display is part of a series of gun-toting protests called “Reopen Michigan” aimed at the state’s Democratic governor...

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

President Donald Trump suggested that people could get an "injection" of "the disinfectant that knocks (coronavirus) out in a minute."

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Television rewards the ability to speak in sound bites, regardless of expertise.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

On the same day that World Wrestling Entertainment was deemed an “essential business,” the American First Action political action committee, which is chaired by...

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Trump is certain about one thing: If anything goes wrong, it’s someone else’s fault.


Never mind that poisoning the air will only add to the suffering of people with respiratory trauma due to the virus.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

The president is more dangerous to the fabric of American democracy than the virus.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.