Sean Prindiville

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Asher Roth Laments Being Typecast With "I Love College"

Asher Roth may have been the champ of beer pong four years ago, but since then he has grown into an emcee who experiments with live instrumentation …

Lil Dicky Talks Upgrading His Rap Career Via $100,000 Kickstarter Campaign

You won’t find Lil Dicky in <i>Billboard</i> or most (if any) major music magazines. His music videos—which he largely handles himself—aren’t currently on …

Here Are the Absolute Best (and Worst) Jobs of the Future

It hits everyone eventually. Whether it’s two years into a sketch comedy program or after a half-decade bet on a failed food truck business. At some …

Employment

Crazy People Are Now Using Celebrities and Intellectuals to Convince You They Are Not Crazy

A new documentary, <i>The Principles,</i> is using the voices of unsuspecting physicists, as well as <i>Orange is the New Black</i> actress Kate Mulgrew, to promote geocentrism.<p><i>New documentary or</i> Heroes <i>reboot?</i><p>At one time, the most successful and trusted brand in cosmology was Geocentricism. This …

Star Trek

How Divergent Is Changing The Way Studios Make Sequels

On March 20th, 2015, <i>Insurgent</i> hits screens, the sequel to YA adaptation <i>Divergent</i>. If you’re thinking back as to when <i>Divergent</i> came out, or when you …

Is the Beyonce Approach Working for Other 'Surprise' Albums?

First came Beyonce, then Kid Cudi, Skrillex and Wolfmother. "I think the surprise release is a one-trick pony," a major-label distribution exec says. …

Google Chromecast: the 11 best apps

Chromecast, which streams video, photos and games to the TV, has hundreds of apps. Here is our pick of the best<p>Despite Google only listing nine applications as compatible with Chromecast in the UK, there are well over 100 apps and games available across Android, iOS and Chrome that are compatible …

The Nightmare of Being Gay in a London Street Gang

Ty is trapped by homophobia and violence, but can't escape his surroundings.<p><i>Collages by Marta Parszeniew using images by Flickr users poolski, piccadillywilson, swissdave, rasmusknutsson, and jikatu</i><p>London gang culture is pretty macho and misogynistic, but underneath the bullshit, gang members are …

LGBTQI

30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself. #10 Is An Absolute Must.

Marc and Angel, two passionate writers, life-hackers and “admirers of the human spirit,” have come up with an amazing list of <b>30 things to stop doing</b> …

Ashanti Recounts Her Peaceful Reconciliation With Ja Rule & Irv Gotti

There’s a bedazzled cane on the premises and it belongs to Ashanti—who limps into the room gallantly sporting a medical boot. The Grammy winner …

It's Time to Rethink the Crime Genre

Everybody loves stories about crime, particularly murder, and the uncanny rituals and oddities that go along with any profane act. It’s so effective as source material that most books or shows don’t bother to play with the form itself at all. I've...<p>Everybody loves stories about crime, particularly …

Books

MH370: Ship arrives at ‘debris’ site

YG Explains Why He Hates "Toot It & Boot It"

YG celebrated his 24th birthday as well as the upcoming release of his Def Jam debut album, <i>My Krazy Life</i> with a listening session at HWV8 in Los …

Wu-Tang, Atomically

Twenty years after the Wu-Tang Clan invaded and radically altered hip-hop, Shaolin’s finest are struggling to reunite for one more album. Here, a …

The rise of brewery incubators

Picture this scenario: You’re a talented homebrewer with enough chops to go pro, but the business side of opening a brewery—marketing, distribution, …

Why Curved Glass Will Change Gadget Design Forever

At CES this week, Corning announced a new type of glass that will make curved iPhones and iWatches possible. And that’s just to start.<p>The smartphones in our hands, the tablets on our laps, the computers on our desks and the televisions on our walls. We live in a blocky world of glowing glass …

Gear & Gadgets

The First Powerbook Commercial

Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

From Publishing Perspectives:<p>George Packer’s recent article in The New Yorkerabout the ever-increasing presence of Amazon is simply the latest in a …

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Is the David Lynch of J-Pop

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the Japanese equivalent of US pop stars like Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, but her music is a wink to the inherent eeriness of her culture. She incorporates elements of body horror and surrealism that turn all that sugary cuteness sour.<p><i>Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Photo courtesy Charlie</i> …

Japan

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>According to science, it’s not that complicated by a long …

Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive — but more controversial, too

We’re seeing the biggest change in how we interact with computers in years. And it’ll mean much less input from you.<p>Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of “predictive technology.” These are apps and services that are smart enough to fetch information for you — before …

Prints of the Season

Dries van Noten

#theLIST: What's In: Modern Art

Skip the canvas totes, chokers and peep-toe shoes, and stock up on pieces with painterly patterns.<p>Skip the canvas totes, chokers and peep-toe shoes, and stock up on pieces with painterly patterns.

Brand Watch: A Bathing Suit Brand with a Retro Soul

Solid & Striped had us at striped<p>Solid & Striped launched with men's swimsuits after founder Isaac Ross, a man with a business background and a distaste for flashy prints, had trouble finding the sort of dependable prep styles that every man is entitled to. Now, he's taking his eye for the best in …

Spring Has (Almost) Sprung

After wearing a Sicilian floral-inspired skirt to host an event at Dolce & Gabbana’s store this week, I am ready to brighten up my end-of-winter wardrobe with some flower power. Here are the 10 items on my shopping list.

People Trying to Pronounce 'Proenza Schouler' is Hilarious

On the heels of yet another slew of CFDA nominations, Proenza Schouler is taking a moment with a new video by director Harrys to celebrate its partnership with Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Called an "experimental documentary," the film, produced by Claire MacDonald and with music by Caroline …

Stunning Installation Represents Life in Abstract Patterns

Artist Laurie Frick says that numbers are abstract concepts and our recognition of a pattern is intuitive. We have the ability to sense something's repetition and frequency, but are taught numerals. Despite the ease in which we understand patterns, our lives are documented with digits, like how …

Art

Tranquil Chapel Invites You to Leave Troubles Above Ground

The nearly-hidden Ecumenical Chapel in Cuernavaca, Mexico is a place to reflect on the meaning of life. It was a private commission for the firm BNKR Arquitectura, and their third religious-based project. They used previously constructed concepts as inspiration for the design. While their first two …

Architecture

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Seafloor