Link Tank: Sound and Fury Is a Stunning Anime Project

Sturgill Simpson's Sound and Fury, Star Wars Resistance, Words With Friends, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Sound and Fury Is A Stunning Anime Project

Here is a brief guide to SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s complicated relationship with NASA.

“It seemed like a match made in aerospace commercialization heaven; a space agency wanting to get commercial crew flight off its plate to make way for an impending lunar mission, and a private company in need of funds to kickstart its space colonization masterplan.”

Read more at Inverse.

Star Wars Resistance has included a gay couple for the first time in the franchise’s history.

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“It’s been over 40 years, but Star Wars has finally included a gay couple in one of its onscreen properties. In animated series Star Wars Resistance, Orka (Bobby Moynihan) and Flix (Jim Rash) are a couple and in love. This might not come as a surprise to viewers—after all, they took a trip to visit Flix’s mother—but it’s nice to hear the actual Word of God confirmation come down from executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auma.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

218 million Words With Friends users can be affected by a data breach of the mobile game.

“One of the most popular mobile games in the United States has reportedly been breached by a prolific hacker. The Hacker News originally reported that the Pakistani hacker, who goes by the alias Gnosticplayers, told the outlet that on and before September 2 he was able to access data belonging to all players who installed the game on iOS and Android—which would apparently amount to 218 million users.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Sound and Fury is an incredible anime project from country superstar Sturgill Simpson.

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“When you think of the downhome comfort, emotional tales of heartbreak, and easy-going rhythms of country music, you probably don’t think of anime as its logical counterpart. But Sturgill Simpson, the proudly defiant outlaw country singer behind 2016’s Grammy-winning, genre-bending album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth has a knack for taking ideas that seem potentially goofy on paper — like singing about LSD, Psilocybin, and DMT on a smokey, sentimental ballad — and somehow turning them into bizarrely evocative, uniquely singular works of art.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Here are ten interesting facts about Little Women author Louisa May Alcott.

“Born on November 29, 1832, Louisa May Alcott led a fascinating life. Besides enchanting millions of readers with her novel Little Women, she worked as a Civil War nurse, fought against slavery, and registered women to vote. Here are 10 facts about the celebrated author.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

The US has sanctioned the private jets and yacht of a Russian oligarch responsible for a troll farm.

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“The US government is retaliating against a Russian internet “troll farm” by trying to sanction the private jets and yacht of a Russian oligarch accused of funding it. On Monday, the US Treasury Department announced a new set of sanctions involving the Internet Research Agency and its suspected efforts to spread online propaganda during the 2018 US midterm elections. Specifically, the sanctions target Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a wealthy Russian businessman, who’s been indicted for financing the Russian troll farm.”

Read more at PCMag.