Twins Released after DNA Links Them To Robbery

A set of twins was released from custody after science couldn’t differentiate which one of them committed a jewelry heist. (via kottke)

Joshua Davis Piece Gets Optioned

Kottke reports that the latest Joshua Davis piece on the 100 million diamond heist has been optioned into a movie. I linked to it through Andy’s Waxy Links. It might be directed by JJ Abrams himself. Joshua Davis also wrote High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace, which has also been optioned for film.

That’s really cool, since I use both of these texts in my advanced ESL classes. They are great and it’s astounding that these articles are being made into movies. I didn’t know that this actually happened.

Darren Atkinson, Dumpster Diver

Cory Doctorow interviews Darren Atkinson a professional dumpster diver. (via kottke)

Distressed Denim Factory

Photos from a Kentucky factory where jeans are distressed for high-end fashion houses. (via kottke)

Michael Lewis And A Mansion

Michael Lewis reports of life in a rented mansion and the surreal problems he faced. (via kottke)

WASP Clubs

I noticed earlier this week that I’m the only non-Caucasian in the math program. There are no graduate students that aren’t white either. This is one of the reasons why I found the existence of WASP clubs and their power/influence/so interesting. (via kottke)

Le Caméléon

Frédéric Bourdin is a thirty something year old French con artist, who has been serially impersonating teenagers. David Grann from the New Yorker, tells his fantastic tale and how he got involved in the Nicholas Barclay disapearance. (via kottke)