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14 "lost" films still to be found

The discovery of a 16mm print of Pages of Death means that Gambit Magazine's 15 lost films is now merely 14 lost films. But that leaves plenty of …

10 top gadgets from Iain M Banks' Culture universe

It's hard to know what to do when a literary idol announces their imminent demise.<p>This week, with typical deadpannery, writer Iain Banks broke the …

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>One of our New Year's resolutions? To read …

Architecture

'BioShock Infinite' And The Problem With Video Game Violence

<i>BioShock Infinite has been widely criticized as too violent, but violence isn’t necessarily the problem.</i><p><b>[Spoilers follow.]</b><p>There seems to be a growing consensus that <i>BioShock Infinite</i> is too violent.<p>I’m going to both agree and disagree.<p>But before I tell you why, let’s take a look at what others are …

For the Dogs: These Japanese Homes are Pet Playgrounds

In Japan, where more and more couples are choosing not to have children, something new is taking the place of nurseries and primary-colored baby …

Pets

Always-Online, Always Connected Would Be A Terrible Business Decision For Microsoft's Next Generation Xbox

<i>Rumors, leaks, and anonymous sources all point to an always-online requirement for Microsoft’s next Xbox.</i><p>The next Xbox may have an always-online requirement, according to sources across the internet. These back up earlier leaks that suggest the next-gen video game console will be “Always Online, …