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David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon Handwriting Turned Into Fonts

Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg fonts have also been developed using their letters and notes<p>A new project called Songwriters Fonts has created typefaces based on the handwritten scrawls of several notable musicians, as Stereogum reports. The artists included in the project are Kurt Cobain, John …

Kurt Cobain

Stephen Colbert Discusses His Cannabis Use In Mock Job Interview

Stephen Colbert often jokes about being a nerdy pothead back in his youth, and he's freakishly good at imitating the sound of a bong in action, but …

‘Fonts In Use’ Identifies Typefaces Of Real-World Items For Your Inspiration

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Left image via LunaseeStudios / Shutterstock.com, right screenshot via Fonts In Use<p><b>If you’re</b> in search of fonts for …

Jonathan Martin’s Harrowing Journey from Bullied NFL Lineman to Suspected School Shooter

On Friday, the Harvard-Westlake School was evacuated after alumnus Jonathan Martin, who was subjected to years of racist bullying, posted a gun to …

Austin skates on ice day as moisture mostly falls to the south

On an odd and frigid Tuesday in Central Texas, with widespread school and business closures on a “snow day” with some ice but little snow in much of …

Weather

The Google Arts and Culture app has a race problem

The Google Arts and Culture app (available on iOS and Android) has been around for two years, but this weekend, it shot to the top of both major app …

Museums

Hollywood should have banished Woody Allen decades ago

If the tide is finally turning, it’s only because there’s no benefit to remaining by his side.<p>Is time finally up for Woody Allen? Some people seem to …

Woody Allen

Watch Hannibal Buress crack jokes during arrest

You know a comedian is good when he can make people laugh during his own arrest.<p>Bodycam footage of Hannibal Buress‘ December 2017 arrest emerged …

Comedy

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is So Close to Getting It

On Tuesday, reporters continued to ask White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to defend Donald Trump’s “shithole” comments, and their …

Donald Trump

Aparna Nancherla Is Conquering the Screen, One Weirdo at a Time

The stand-up who keeps popping up in all of your favorite offbeat shows is about to debut her first regular series role.<p>Stand-up comic <b>Aparna Nancherla</b> has a thing for misfits. “I love a good weirdo or outsider, because I think all people are inherently weirdos—or believe themselves to be outsiders …

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

In Charlotte Zwerin's 1988 film <i>Straight, No Chaser</i>, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells a story about Monk appearing on a television show sometime in the late '50s. Monk is asked what kind of music he likes, to which he replies "all kinds." The interviewer, hoping for a "gotcha" moment, …

Vinyl Records

Diet Coke's Moment of Panic

The problem with the soda is right there in the name: It’s neither healthy-seeming enough to thrive as a diet drink nor tasty enough to thrive as a cola.<p>With sales of Diet Coke in a prolonged rut, Coca-Cola announced last Wednesday that it is tweaking the design of its most famous zero-calorie …

Coca-Cola

The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari

Allegations against the comedian are proof that women are angry, temporarily powerful—and very, very dangerous.<p>Sexual mores in the West have changed so rapidly over the past 100 years that by the time you reach 50, intimate accounts of commonplace sexual events of the young seem like science …

Aziz Ansari

Drinking and droning is now illegal in New Jersey

(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican's last day in office.<p>The law prohibits flying a drone with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, the same …

An emaciated 17-year-old girl led police to a California home full of disturbing horrors

A 17-year-old girl escaped from her Perris, California, home to call police and lead them back to arrest her parents after they discovered a house full of horrors.<p><b>Here’s what they found at the house</b><p>According to local California law enforcement officials, they discovered 13 children who were …

Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

“You hop into a car, race off in no particular direction, and blam, hit a power pole.” This is not the first sentence of Tiger Woods’s autobiography. Instead it’s the first line of “Strangler Bob,” one of the short stories in Denis Johnson’s posthumous book, “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden.”<p>It’s …

Gaten Matarazzo and Millie Bobby Brown are friendship goals as she opens up about shaving her head

Can the Stranger things kids get any sodding cuter?<p>No, we don’t think so.<p>Even though the crew are taking a well-deserved hiatus before they kick back …

Satirical Site Ripping Feminists SHUTS DOWN After Being Out-Crazied By Real Feminists

Initially stumbling upon Watson's post, I assumed it was real. I've covered enough bats*** crazy feminists' theories and unintelligible blog posts …

A Teaser Trailer for Fahrenheit 451: A New Film Adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Ever-Relevant Novel

From HBO comes a teaser trailer for an upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury's <i>Fahrenheit 451,</i> a film that went into production a year before the 2016 …

Science Fiction

Stephen King's PEN award is no occasion for horror | Alison Flood

I love his work, but even those who question King’s literary value should applaud his receiving a PEN award for his dedication to free-speech<p>When Stephen King was announced as winner of the National Book Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters in 2003, the literary …

Saudi Arabia Screens 'The Emoji Film,' One Of The Worst Movies Of 2017, After 35-Year Cinema Ban Lifted

Saudi Arabia began screening children's animated movies over the weekend after lifting a 35 year ban on cinemas in the conservative Islamic …

Writing Teacher

I hear from my former students occasionally. A few have gone on to accomplish remarkable work. Hear equally from the ordinary and, remarkable. Requests for recommendations, announcements of new jobs, marriages, children, a photo, copy of a book or film script, story in a magazine or anthology, …

Literature

Apparently Trump actually said 'sh*thouse', and people are questioning if it's a word

Yes, we're having this discussion.<p>As the fallout over Trump's alleged remark about the U.S. accepting people from "shithole" countries continues, we …

Donald Trump

SNL’s Michael Che Sounds Off on Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Comment

“Trump saying something racist isn’t exactly news,” the “Weekend Update” anchor said. “It’d be news if Trump said, ‘You know what we need more of in …

Welcome to ‘Corporate’: Inside the Darkest Workplace Comedy Ever

Meet the creators and stars of ‘Corporate,’ the new Comedy Central series that makes ‘The Office’ look like Candyland.<p>It’s the middle of the day on a …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Tide pod challenge: Teenagers are risking death to film themselves eating detergent

A new trend is sweeping social media - and it has the potential to be deadly.<p>Called the “Tide Pod Challenge,” the new viral trend sees teens filming …

Google’s Free App Analyzes Your Selfie and Then Finds Your Doppelganger in Museum Portraits

Having the ability to virtually explore the history, back stories, and cultural significance of artworks from over a thousand museums generates …

Museums

Trump signs MLK Jr. proclamation amid cries of racism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Friday declaring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one day after making disparaging comments about Haiti and African countries.<p>"Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter the …

The Office is getting harder to watch

Satire is tricky business. How effective is the skewering of bad behavior if the characters perpetuating it are never held accountable for their …