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10 of the Best American Cities to Live Comfortably on $40,000 a Year

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Much of America's charm is predicated on small-town life. It's community-oriented, nostalgic, …

American Cities

Science fiction, philosophy and politics: what these five sci-fi films can teach us today

<b>Science fiction has always been a tool for humans to imagine alternatives to how we live, or to speculate as to how society and humanity itself might</b> …

Science Fiction

Madison Square Garden: The last of the hockey meccas

Gone are the days of wooden seats, manual score boards, actual wood in the side boards, actual glass in those boards, and a feeling of home in an …

Greatest NHL logos of all time | NHL.com

Gracing the front of just about every NHL sweater ever worn, logos have played an underappreciated but very important role in hockey history. They …

Kim Gordon: The Godmother of Grunge on Feminism in Rock

'The whole do-it-yourself thing took a lot of ideas from feminism'<p>Although she's been called the godmother of grunge for her role as co-founder (with …

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

The Swedish terror that only Donald Trump was brave enough to call out

While addressing a rally in Florida on Saturday evening, well known truth teller and non-stuff-maker-upper Honest Donald Trump did what no other …

Donald Trump

The 100 Greatest Singer-Songwriter Songs

In a time long ago – well sometime before the early 60s – songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them. It was less often that people did both. Of …

Universal Music

Black Joe Lewis's 'Backlash' Perfects the Art of Not Giving a Crap

The Austin singer-guitarist returns with The Honeybears, flouting the neo-soul hype with an album of unapologetic, punk-tinged blues. Watch the video premiere of feminist ode "PTP" (as in, "power to the pussy") now.<p>When I call Joe Lewis, who performs under the moniker Black Joe Lewis and The …

El Paso

Torment: Tides of Numenera may be the best RPG ever about avoiding conflict

Not fighting is a viable and extremely fun path in InXile’s new game<p>I love role-playing games more than any other genre, but as someone who’s been playing them my whole life, it’s pretty easy to predict how situations are going to play out sometimes.<p>For example, when my party comes across a scene …

RPGs

Want to Play Jazz Guitar? Start with These Five Songs

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Popperfoto | Getty Images</b>: Wes Montgomery<p>When learning how to play jazz guitar, many of us know we need to learn scales, arpeggios and …

Barack Obama, the President That Punk Gave a Pass To

Punk rock has always been about fighting the government. But when an idealistic Senator from Chicago came along, things got hazy.<p>All of the people punk rock taught me to hate were already dead or irrelevant by the time I heard the songs about them. Heart failure claimed Pol Pot the same year I …

Barack Obama

20 Things You Might Not Know About Black Sabbath's Paranoid

On January 7th, 1971, <b>Black Sabbath</b> <b></b>released their second album, <i>Paranoid</i>, in America. To celebrate the set’s 45th anniversary in the States, here are …

Rock Music

Dropkick Murphys: 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory review – rudimentary

(Born and Bred)<p>Though punk’s boorish offspring, oi!, is still reviled in Britain, it has some champions in America, chief among them Boston’s Dropkick Murphys. The rowdy six-piece band’s ninth album gives oi! a Celtic twist, resulting in a spittle-flecked version of the Pogues had they written …

Short Stories

Whatever Happened To Good Lyrics? This Generation’s Music Just Doesn’t Sound Right

<b>Let's begin with excerpts of 3 songs from the 60s and 70s.</b><p><b>And to make my point, here are excerpts from 3 songs from 2016.</b><p>Great music, as we knew it, …

What Fighters Know That You Don't: 5 Facts for Losing Fat

A recent study in the Strength and Conditioning Journal explored methods fighters employ to make weight – still largely unchartered waters – and a …

Nutrition

What Happened to Rock Music?

Maybe, this time, rock really is dead. In 2016, the pop charts were ruled by Justin Bieber, Drake, and Rihanna. The year’s most critically acclaimed …

This Architect Fuses Art and Science by Hand Illustrating the Golden Ratio

Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan architect and illustrator who at the age of fifteen began to observe intelligent patterns in nature, giving rise to his …

Stanford University

Christmas is the most unsentimental way of looking at life

Christmas is the only Christian holy day that is also a major secular holiday. This brings some discomfort on both sides. Many Christians can’t help …

Rise above: will Donald Trump's America trigger a punk protest renaissance?

Many view rock as a dated genre, but some bands are hoping to channel their punk predecessors and embody the US’s collective sense of post-election unrest<p>Since the election, the Kominas have been getting the same curious request. The east coast punk band keeps being asked, by film-makers and …

Donald Trump

15 Covers That Are Better Than the Originals

Nirvana, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and 55 others<p>Listen now<p>Cover versions frequently get a bad name—often times, rightfully so. There's nothing worse …

The Isley Brothers

GSXR Motor+

<i>Suzy GSXR 1100</i>... All terrain? <br>Spherecode photography... Inazumized <b><br>Motor Più Garage</b> - Pavona (Rome), Italy

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Construction

Music stars Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and more discuss influential Roland drum machine in documentary '808'

Everything you ever wanted to know — or perhaps never knew you wanted to know — about the wildly influential Roland TR-808 drum machine is laid out with entertaining, if exhaustive, brio in the documentary "808."<p>Manufactured by Japan's Roland Corporation from 1980 to 1983, the TR-808 was initially …

How Bad Brains Created the Best Funk Metal Album 30 Years Ago

'I Against I' calcified a combination of hard rock and funk into something sexy, heavy, and thoroughly modern.<p>Calling Bad Brains influential to late-20th century rock music is like calling Abraham influential to Western religion. Henry Rollins may have never joined a band if it wasn't for lead …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bullet Sportster

<i>Royal Enfield 500 Bullet</i> Custom "<i>Sportster 927</i>" <br>Specs: <i>540 cc power block engine; dual chain transmission; custom frame; 180 degree adjustable</i> …

Motorcycles

This is epic: 'Play It Loud' tells the history of the electric guitar

The Italian luthier Andrea Amati crafted the first modern violin in 1555, and music was never the same. A century later, Paduan music master …

Guitar

Our Most Anticipated metal albums of 2017 - Features - Alternative Press

We can't predict the future, but we can assure you that 2017 will bring plenty of awesome new music. We talked to some of your favorite artists, who …

Guitar