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What drove Hamas to take on Israel?

<b>Two months ago, Palestinians were cautiously optimistic as arch-rivals Hamas and Fatah announced the creation of a national unity government. Twelve days ago, violence flared up between Hamas and Israel. What lies behind Hamas' decision to return to violence?</b><p>The immediate trigger for the escalation …

Gaza conflict: Why Israeli invasion would be risky

<b>While insisting that it does not want to be drawn into a ground operation in Gaza, all the signs are that Israel is making the necessary preparations to embark upon just such a move.</b><p>Everything depends upon what happens now. Maybe the signal sent by the mobilisation of reservists will encourage some …

Author Murong Xuecun summoned by police over Tiananmen Square event

Chinese novelist Murong Xuecun was summoned by Beijing police on Tuesday after issuing a public statement of surrender over a private event marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.<p>Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was detained shortly after the commemoration in April and has …

Israel orders preparations for invasion of Gaza

Benjamin Netanyahu orders army to lay plans for ground offensive against Hamas<p>Israel is laying preparations for an invasion of Gaza as its latest conflict with Hamas intensifies, it was reported on Tuesday.<p>Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, isued the orders to the Israeli army for a …

Israel Violence Rises After Palestinian Teen Found Burned to Death

Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protestors erupted in Jerusalem and northern Israel after the death of an Arab teenager who …

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How to share your Steam gaming library with friends and family

Valve offers thousands of new and old games from hundreds of big name and independent publishers in one convenient place, its Steam digital distribution platform. The company frequently has promotions and sales that offer up hit games for cheaper than anywhere else on the Web. It's because of these …

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The Mac DeMarco Documentary Pepperoni Playboy Has Arrived

Today, Pitchfork.tv is proud to present <i>Pepperoni Playboy</i>, a short film about Mac DeMarco.<p>Directed by Jon Leone, <i>Pepperoni Playboy</i>, a 34-minute "Macumentary" shot in part by DeMarco and bandmate Pierce McGarry, follows Mac as he hams it up on tour in China, shows off his Jizz Jazz Studios in …

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Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry Covers of "Daisy Bell" Shared

Last week, it was announced that Mark Ryden—the artist behind Tyler, the Creator's <i>Wolf</i> artwork—had enlisted Tyler, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and Danny Elfman to cover the 1892 song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)". Now, he's …

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Never Alone's first trailer explains the importance of passing along wisdom

The first trailer for Upper One Games' atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in partnership with Alaska natives, <i>Never Alone</i>, reflects on the importance of passing wisdom from one generation to the next.<p><i>Never Alone</i>, also known as <i>Kisima Inŋitchuŋa</i>, examines the lore of the Iñupiat people. According …

Mac DeMarco "Pepperoni Playboy" Trailer

Don’t shut the door on the synthetic biology debate

The Inter-Academy Panel, a network of the world’s science academies including our own Royal Society, today issued a statement on synthetic biology. A few years ago, biologists in the higher branches of the Royal Society would claim that SynBio didn't merit attention – it was seen as either …

Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire 3DS Remakes Announced

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire coming in November<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Nintendo has announced Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha …

The true story of the worst video game in history

"<i>E.T.</i> was the death of Atari." If you believe the urban legend, then that game, based on Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie, is the sole reason Atari flopped in the 1980s. As the myth went, the company, allegedly so ashamed of the game, decided to bury millions of unsold cartridges in the New …

Is This Cara Delevingne's Breakup Hair?

Fresh off her reported split from girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne stepped out in London yesterday looking very, very different. The supermodel ditched her usual free-flowing locks in favor of a bun/braid hybrid that was totally un-her. Yet Cara seemed determined to make it her new …

George R.R. Martin's personal assistant is working on Telltale's Game of Thrones

The personal assistant to <i>Game of Thrones</i> author George R.R. Martin is assisting Telltale Games with its episodic drama based on the property, reports The New York Times.<p>In a profile detailing Telltale's recent and upcoming work, it was revealed that science fiction author and consultant on the <i>Game</i> …

Lego Minifigures Online open beta hits June

The open beta phase for Funcom's massively multiplayer online role-playing game <i>Lego Minifigures Online</i> will launch this June, according to the game's official website.<p>Interested participants can sign up to be notified when the Windows PC beta goes live through the website. The beta will be …

Times Two: Watch the Olsens Take a Twin Quiz

The pair appeared on an episode of Ellen.<p>Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen appeared on Ellen yesterday to promote their new fragrances, even laughing to the congenial host, "we haven't been on TV for a while," in reference to the shock they felt at watching Degeneres spraying their "perfume" into her …

Raw and Selvedge Denim for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

While denim jeans have been a clothing staple for men since the 19th century, the jeans you’re probably wearing right now are a lot different from …

Urban Nature Redefined

Cella is a specially constructed planter pod made of flexible, lightweight plastic to house moss and small plug plants. Cella creates a microclimate …

Custom Laser-Engraved Rolling Pins

Etsy shop Valek Rolling Pins makes 16.5″ beech rolling pins with laser-engraved designs for making embossed pastries. The ones with type on are super …

Tips For a Weekend Road Trip | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff More.</i><p>Have you ever found yourself on a Wednesday afternoon at work wishing you could be camped out in …

Garb: On Maritime

When large bodies of water are involved, you're on your own schedule.<p>Land's End Nautical Stripe Trapper Sweater ($60). Land's End Guildsman Workshirt …

Get a Jump-Start on Summer

<b>Winter has barely</b> thawed out and yet here we are, already thinking ahead to the balmy days of summer. We're not alone, so it would seem, as the folks from Onia—purveyors of world-class swimwear, amongst other things—are gearing up for their seasonal sale. Here's the kicker, though—the sale doesn't …

An Illustrated Guide to New York City Cyclists

Artist Kurt McRobert creates comical illustrations of the wide array of cyclists you are likely to see around New York City. The catalogue is …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>A very scientific investigation into the world of hotness and evil.<p>By Anna Peele15 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>On his new album, the Texas …

From Preppy to Punk, Spring Knits for Every Guy

Jim Moore’s Spring 2014 Trend Report: The 30 Essential Trends to Wear Right Now [#image: /photos/5583c21f09f0bee5644233c0]||||||<p>"Knitwear isn’t usually a call out when it comes to spring trends, but this season, the button-front sweater reared its retro-influenced head onto several runways. The …

10 Acts That Are Impossible to Look Cool Whilst Doing

For a lucky few, cool just happens. For the rest of us, cool is a careful calculation. We try our best to maintain the very highest levels of …

A Look Inside the Lives of Everyday Iranian Youth

Photojournalist by trade, Hossein Fatemi started his career in 1997 and has since worked across the<p>Photojournalist by trade, Hossein Fatemi started his career in 1997 and has since worked across the globe, collecting accolades like the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award and POYI Award of Excellence. In …