Joanna Savold

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9 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Migos, Sleater-Kinney, Japandroids, More

<i>With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Migos, Japandroids, Sleater-Kinney, Ty Segall,</i> …

Apple Music

This gorgeous, Ghibli-inspired PS4 game is no longer exclusive -- it's coming to PC

You've heard of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio that brought us the incredible "Princess Mononoke," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Spirited Away" and more.<p>Now, imagine a video game that lets you <i>play</i> in one of those lush, animated worlds. And not just a few token animated cutscenes on top of …

Anime

The Women's March is more than an anti-Trump protest. Here's what participants want.

Hint: a lot of different things.<p>“What are they doing out there?” “What do they want?” “What’s their goal?”<p>If there’s a protest or demonstration, you can count on an observer asking these questions from the sidelines. And, to be fair, the answer is less than obvious when tens of thousands of diverse …

Feminism

WATCH: 2016 proved that gaming isn’t just for gamers — here are the 10 best games this year

Salon recaps the best video games that came out this year<p><b>10. “Really Bad Chess”</b><p>Zach Gage’s simple and elegant iOS game “Really Bad Chess” gives the player a random set of chess pieces. You might have 5 rooks and 10 pawns, or you might have 6 queens. The beauty is that with every game you win, you …

Chinese Science Fiction Is the Future of Science Fiction

Ken Liu's anthology 'Invisible Planets' spotlights a growing genre demographic.<p>Chinese science fiction writers are having more fun with the genre …

Science Fiction

10 eye-opening tips to add impact to your storytelling

<b>Fascinating and down-to-earth help from Roz in today’s re-blog — straight out of her dynamite book, “Nail Your Novel” :-)</b>Nail Your NovelWhen I work …

There’s an online soccer game used to fight gender based violence

Claudia Cahalane Contributor<p>Claudia Cahalane is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Uncovering and counseling domestic violence victims through the My Plan app<br>• Tactical Technology educates women’s rights advocates on online safety<p>In a scene that might have …

Grand Theft Auto

10 Great Japanese Animated Movies That Use Unique Animation Styles

Japanese animation has a long and storied history. Decades of tradition in such aspects as narrative structure, technique , music and animated …

Here's Why Economists Still Can't Fully Explain the Gender Pay Gap

Women in the U.S. make 76 cents for every dollar a man makes, right?<p>Well, yes and no. In reality, that pay gap narrows when you start to account for …

4 Tips to Help You Write With Clarity and Substance

Prose that's effortless to read takes great effort to write.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketing at Help Scout</i><p>Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.<p>Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly …

Writing

How to Build An Epic Home Bar

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Back in the old days, it was enough to have a shaker and a few martini glasses to impress your guests. …

16 Fun, Escapist Books To Get Your Mind off This Crazy Election Year

Yeesh, this is a scary, weird year to be living on planet Earth. And we haven’t gotten those danged off-world colonies set up yet, for some reason. …

Men send me really weird messages on OKCupid. So I turned them into comics. - Vox

When I joined OKCupid in 2010, I was looking for a relationship. I'd just moved from Michigan to New York, and I was having trouble meeting single, like-minded people in a new place. I probably got rude and unusual messages right from the start, but at first I was so focused on finding someone that …

Relationships

The truth about cast iron: Yes, you can use a little soap

Cast-iron pans are solid pieces of cookware that can last a lifetime, and they probably aren't as difficult to maintain as you have been told. J. …

'Solar energy isn’t just good for polar bears, it’s good for the working class'

As Catching the Sun documentary opens Melbourne environmental film festival, its director calls solar ‘the foremost economic opportunity of our time’<p>There are many ways to frame a documentary about solar power; many ways to go about extolling the virtues of clean energy. The most obvious would be …

Film Festivals

Famous books get broken down into just punctuation marks

Punctuation marks are the unsung heroes of writing. Everybody uses them and whenever they do not it looks weird to see a sentence run on so long …

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

Engineers asked children to come up with useless inventions then actually made them

There's something about children's innocence and unspoiled imagination that makes them brilliant at coming up with surreal hypothetical …

The award-winning Mexican novelist you should absolutely be reading

Valeria Luiselli's newest novel took a village to write, or more accurately, a factory. <i>The Story of My Teeth</i> was written in collaboration with a …

Language

Back These Sexy New Comics From the Publishers of Smut Peddler!

Since it began the <i>Smut Peddler</i> anthology in 2012, Iron Circus comics has been the home of great, sex-driven stories from female creators, across a …

How one of nature’s grossest creatures could help save someone’s life

Robert Full doesn’t like cockroaches. Probably for the same reasons as the rest of us: they’re slick and they skitter, they have those shiny exoskeletons, they’re practically impossible to kill.<p>Shudder.<p>Nevertheless, Full has devoted countless hours to analyzing cockroaches intently, trying to …

Robotics

"Am I Normal?" What I've Learned From Making Porn For Women

There's been a lot of talk in the past few years about feminist porn, and what defines it. Is it about a female focus? Is it about ethical production guidelines? Is it about explicit consent? Is it about empowering the performer and viewer? As a female director of adult film, and someone who …

14 Graphic Novels and Comics Every Twentysomething Woman Should Read

Do you like intrigue and dazzling illustrations? Here you go.<p>Comics and graphic novels are incredibly popular, but if you've never cracked one open yourself, it can be hard to know where to start. These days, we're spoiled for choice; there are so many awesome ones by and about women, online and in …

The Oscars have a taste problem, too: Here’s hoping new academy rules can zap middlebrow “Oscar-bait” dreck for good

Shaking up the academy’s membership to be more diverse should also bring wider perspectives on what “best” means<p>The big news this week after a steady barrage of #OscarsSoWhite controversy is that the academy has finally, to a degree, caved.<p>People of color in Hollywood finally hit a breaking point …

7 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Mixing Cocktails

<b>This post originally appeared on Vinepair.com</b><p>It’s a new year, with lots of bright new opportunities for absolutely blowing something. And while we …

Death is random, but so is survival: Learning to love random chance in Tharsis

There is no sure path to victory<p>We’re all going to die.<p>We don’t like admitting this fact, and usually the games we play at least attempt to mask this brutal truth. Most games treat death as just a prelude to a loading screen and a second, third or even 15th chance. In most games we are the hero, …

This movie just sold to Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million in the biggest Sundance deal ever

Searchlight beat escalating bids from Weinstein Co., Netflix (which insisted on a day-and-date theatrical and streaming debut), Paramount and other suitors. Several films have reached $10 million at the festival, including "Manchester by the Sea" (bought by Amazon earlier this week) and "The Way, …

Forget Banksy, here are the world's 15 best street artists

Aztec robots invade Caracas, buildings transform into monsters and sharks poke out from highway pillars: all are examples of photographs of …

A movie about one of the most horrific moments in TV history has become the talk of the Sundance Film Festival

With the most mundane moments of our lives now captured and immediately put online for the world to see, Greene was shocked to find that not only was no footage of the Chubbuck suicide online (supposedly Paddy Chayefsky was inspired to write the Howard Beale character in "Network" based on …

Film Festivals

World War 3 Could Be Started By Something As Small As Space Junk Warns Scientist

A Russian space scientist has warned that if left unchecked, the growing levels of space junk could lead to either a major political crisis or even a …

Space Exploration