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The Summer Reading Guide: New Arrivals, Plus the Classics that Will Never Do You Wrong

Every summer shepherds in a wealth of can’t-put-it-down reads, some inarguably lighter than others. Below, you’ll find some of our favorites from the …

Watch David Lee Roth, Tenacious D Join Foo Fighters at Dave Grohl’s Birthday Bash

When the Foo Fighters made the surprise announcement that they would perform at Inglewood, California’s the Forum on Saturday night, a show that …

What's Next for Steelers After Parting Ways with Legendary DC Dick LeBeau?

In the middle of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, news broke that that longtime Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would be resigning from his position.<p>Gerry Dulac of the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i> broke the story on Twitter:<p>Though LeBeau told Steve Stout of the <i>Urbana Daily</i> …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

DIY Makedo Cardboard Christmas Tree

Having a tree in your home for Christmas can be quite a stressful situation to deal with. For starters, the cost of a natural tree is pretty high and …

Watch Faith No More Give First U.S. Performance in Four Years

Faith No More celebrated Record Store Day’s Black Friday event by performing a five-song set at San Francisco’s Amoeba Records, marking their first …

Watch Morrissey Perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Download Six Songs By Pittsburgh's Finest, On World Cafe

To find out about up-and-coming local bands for our <i>Sense of Place</i> stop in Pittsburgh, we went straight to one of the city's best-known sources: Cindy Howes, host of <i>Morning Mix</i> on NPR member station WYEP.<p>A close observer of Pittsburgh's music scene, Howes couldn't pick just five bands to feature on …

Deconstructing Harry

Remembering Harry Nilsson: American Beatle, filthy drunk, and the great lost music genius of the 1970s<p>The trouble with Harry Nilsson was worsening. …

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<b>Did you know Kurt Vonnegut offered to volunteer on JFK’s presidential campaign?</b> In this 1960 letter from Vonnegut to JFK, the author modestly states, “On occasion, I write pretty well.” 8/4/60.<p><i>-from the JFK Library</i>

Head of company overseeing leaking nuclear tanks at Hanford to step down

The head of the contracting company responsible for containment tanks found to be leaking radioactive liquid at the Hanford, Wash., Nuclear Reservation announced his retirement Wednesday.<p>The head of the contractor overseeing cleanup operations at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina will …

Roundup: 10 Clever Ways To Use Pegboard

Pegboards seem to be popping up all over the Internet these days. They're functional, but they're also fun to look at... I like to think of them as …

Super Awesome Sylvia Goes to Washington

Super Awesome Sylvia is one of our favorite young makers here at MAKE. Her passion for making is infectious. So it was a real thrill for us and makers everywhere when we learned she was selected to go to the White House Science Fair yesterday to show off her WaterColorBot and meet the man in …

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …

A National Public Library, Now Available Online

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched its Web site last week, more than two years after the first …