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Origins of Evil: The Birth of Extreme Metal

<i>With 2015 being the 30-year anniversary of essential classics from Slayer, Sodom, Destruction, Bathory, Celtic Frost and other bands, we've decided</i> …

The 35 Best Action Movies on Netflix

The best action movies deliver a gripping plot along with the requisite jaw-dropping fight scenes, and Netflix is full of great examples. From …

Hearthstone’s designers on The Grand Tournament and the future danger of too many cards

Blizzard’s feeling just grand.<p>Earlier this week, the World of Warcraft maker launched the second expansion for its successful digital card game (which makes $20 million a month, according to Superdata). The Grand Tournament adds 132 new cards to Hearthstone, which gives players plenty of options to …

MLB's All-Cuba team

With ESPN's Monday Night Baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals being dubbed "Global Games: Cuba," ESPN decided to name …

Baseball

Cubs improve playoff odds with Starlin Castro on outside looking in

The new-look Blue Jays may be getting more attention, but at the very least, the Cubs are the hottest team in the National League, with 10 wins in …

Buddy Guy: 'I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music'

Buddy Guy <i>is</i> the blues, and he's our connection to a genre that's embedded in the history of America. But it's a sound the guitarist fears is fading.<p>Born and raised in Louisiana without running water or electricity, Guy tells NPR's David Greene, "They got some mosquitoes in Louisiana that can almost …

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Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 13 hours ago<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 2 days ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Are you a fan of experimental or avant-garde music? What about hip-hop or disco? Or new wave, noise rock, post-punk or garage rock? Based in …

Post Punk

Dodgers near three-team trade, still in David Price derby

The Dodgers were closing in late Wednesday on a three-team trade that would fill their starting rotation without depriving them of any key prospects that could be used to acquire a third ace in David Price.<p>The trade had not been confirmed or announced by the time the Dodgers took the field …

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‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Is ‘Furious 7’ With A College Degree

Here’s a little drinking game for you to play during <i>Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation</i>: drink every time you hear some variation on “…or maybe that’s just what he <i>wants</i> us to do!” Sure, we <i>could</i> infiltrate that underground dungeon filled with Nazi crocodiles to steal the nuclear codes from a robot …

The Gaslight Anthem announce hiatus

The Gaslight Anthem have announced they’ll be taking a break following their upcoming European tour in August. The New Jersey rockers revealed the …

Large Professor, Part 1: 'We're Living In The World of Hip-Hop'

Last spring, way back in 2014, we sat down with Large Professor, partly on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of <i>Illmatic</i> but mostly because he's the reason for much of the New York rap we both love so much.<p><b>MUHAMMAD</b>: The Extra P.<p><b>LARGE PROFESSOR</b>: Yes, sir.<p><b>MUHAMMAD</b>: In the building.<p><b>KELLEY</b>: Thank you.<p>…

Easily move playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

Moving playlists from Spotify to Apple Music isn’t as straightforward as it should be. Apple doesn’t offer an importer, so you’ll have to use a workaround. There are a couple of fiddly methods – one involving two apps and one that requires you to get down and dirty with JSON. Then there’s the far …

61% of iPhone owners don't know the battery can be replaced, study says

The company also found that 56% of Americans who consider their smartphone "broken," cite battery life as the number one issue. This suggests there might be a significant portion of people who want to get their phone fixed, and don't know they can.<p>Of course, Batteries Plus Bulbs presumably wants to …

iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 3 details finally revealed in new report

As iPhone sales continue to impress, iPad sales continue to plummet. During Apple’s most recent earnings report, it was disclosed that year over …

8 NBA Rookies Who Should Be Starters in 2015-16

Outside of the top few picks, it's rare for rookies to enter the NBA as starters. However, the 2015 draft class produced a handful of qualified candidates.<p>A number of them landed in spots with clear paths to the starting lineup.<p>In some cases, the prospect adds something specific that's needed in …

Kim Kardashian Shares Idea to Improve Twitter, CEO Responds

With a hefty 33.8 million following, Kim Kardashian is the 14th most followed person in all the Twitterverse, so when she tweets a lot of people listen. And that includes Twitter itself.<p>Turns out Kardashian is just as concerned with her image when it comes to grammar. On Friday night, she notified …

Meet the BatteryBox – The Battery for Both Your MacBook and Your iOS Device

- Jul 24, 2015<p>We here at MacTrast have been lucky enough to get our hands on a great accessory that is made for users who use both iOS devices, and …

Watch Disney’s ‘Tangled’ as Retold Entirely with Emoji

Disney is promoting animated franchise “Tangled” with a new wordless short that recounts the Rapunzel-inspired tale using only emoji-esque characters.<p>…

Walt Disney Company

The PS4/Xbox One Console War Has Taken A Decidedly Stupid Turn

The first real video game console war was detailed expertly in one of my favorite non-fiction books, aptly titled “Console Wars” by Blake J. Harris. It’s a story of drama, suspense, and even intrigue, and shows how Nintendo eventually bested SEGA to knock the rival company out of the console game. …

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The Toughest Challenge of All in the NBA? Making the Leap from Good to Great

After his Golden State Warriors reached the NBA Finals for the first time in four decades, their first-year coach, Steve Kerr, summoned a statement that, as he acknowledged, originated with Pat Riley. It was the quote about how, in sports, there is winning and there is misery, and there is no …

Gregg Popovich praises Becky Hammon, says role not a 'gimmick'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich opened up about assistant coach Becky Hammon's leadership in the team's Las Vegas Summer League title, …

Michael Jackson Almost Played The Role Of Everyone’s Least Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character

It’s pretty well known that Michael Jackson was a big <i>Star Wars</i> nerd, he even had life size versions of Darth Vader and C-3PO in his Neverland Ranch. That’s basically of the norm for <i>Star Wars</i> mega nerds I guess but since it was Michael Jackson, he wasn’t just a regular fan. MJ was such a big fan of …

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Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals He Once Cried Over Losing a Disney-Movie Role

Does this mean Gyllenhaal could have been a Disney star?<p>These days, <b>Jake Gyllenhaal</b> could conceivably have any film role he wanted in Hollywood (for a handsome male in his 30s, at least). But there was a moment, two decades ago, when the Oscar-nominated actor had a more difficult time securing …

A startup founder confronts Reid Hoffman on LinkedIn's confusing design. Here’s his response

As the co-founder of LinkedIn, a successful venture investor, and an author, Reid Hoffman commands a lot of respect in Silicon Valley. Young startup …

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