Kurt Vonnegut Explains Drama

From Derek Sivers:

I was at a Kurt Vonnegut talk in New York a few years ago. Talking about writing, life, and everything.

He explained why people have such a need for drama in their life.

He said, “People have been hearing fantastic stories since time began. The problem is, they think life is supposed to be like the stories. Let’s look at a few examples.”

He drew an empty grid on the board, like this:

(via J-Walk)

68 Must-see Sci-Fi Sights Around the U.S.

From SciFiWire:

The Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to hit the highway for the last road trip of summer. And not just any road trip—a sci-fi road trip!

With this in mind, we tracked down the coolest destinations in every part of the country, everything from roadside attractions to legendary movie set locations, and marked them on a downloadable map available after the jump. Whether it’s scouting for UFOs in Roswell, a visit to the birthplace of Capt. Kirk or a trip to the locations used in The Dark Knight, there’s something for every taste.

(via Gerry Canavan)