I wrote a short essay and drew some mushroom clouds for the New York Times opinion pages this weekend. It was a lot of fun to do, mainly because the explosions that resulted from the 1950s era nuclear tests were all a lot weirder and more terrifying than what most people imagine when they see the words "mushroom cloud." The Department of Energy at the Nevada Test Site has an online archive of these tests. Maybe when I have the time I'll do a huge grid (and color would be cool too). Anyway, here's the article.