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Danny Brown Gets Deeply Introspective On His Latest, ‘Rolling Stone’

When Danny Brown announced his third album, <i>Atrocity Exhibition</i>, back in August, a few of the features made a lot of sense. Artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Kelela are people you can see rocking with Brown’s raucous energy. But among those acts, one name stuck out like a …

Liam and Noel Gallagher Will Never, Ever Stop Sniping at Each Other

Former Oasis frontmen Liam and Noel Gallagher cannot work together, and yet they cannot leave each other alone. Recently, Liam, 43, has been posting …

Paul McCartney

Watch Snoop Dogg Answer a Question About Weed on “Celebrity Family Feud”

Last night, Snoop Dogg and his family competed on an episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” against boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and his family. At one point, Snoop got called up to face Sugar Ray head-to-head on the survey topic “Name something Grandma might do if she caught Grandpa smoking marijuana.” …

Snoop Dogg

Schoolboy Q: Why the Reluctant Rap Star Almost Quit

'Blank Face' is here — and it almost was a depression suite<p>Schoolboy Q has a fraught relationship with his fame. "I thought rap was just, you make …

Watch Aphex Twin’s First New Music Video in 17 Years

Aphex Twin recently announced a new EP called <i>Cheetah</i>, out July 8 via Warp. Today, he’s shared the visual for the EP’s “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ].” It’s Aphex’s first official music video in 17 years, and it’s directed by someone who wasn’t even born back then: Ryan Wyer, a 12-year-old from Dublin. …

Music Videos

Video Game Allows You To Be Anything In The Universe

Ian Bogost, game designer, researcher, and author of <i>Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing</i>, wondered exactly just that: What is it like …

Technology

Play Fallout: New Vegas Again as a YouTube Choose Your Own Adventure

Set the world on fire. Again.<p>YouTube channel Many A True Nerd has repurposed the story of Fallout: New Vegas as a full Choose Your Own Adventure …

Choose Your Own Adventure

A game about a blind knight, played entirely with sound

I am Edward Blake, a knight, and my daughter Louise and I have taken shelter from a heavy rainstorm by entering a cave. The cave, unfortunately, …

Andrew W.K.
Rap & Hip-Hop

Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything’

In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners.<p>But now some scientists argue that joining forces is the way forward.<p>Among the attempts to unify quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Nethack | Rock, Paper, Shotgun - PC Game Reviews, Previews, Subjectivity

Share this:<p>How many games that you’re playing today are likely to be on your hard drive twelve years from now? I’m not going to pretend that I’ve …

Macaulay Culkin’s The Pizza Underground announce UK plans

Pizza-themed Velvet Underground covers band will perform in capital on May 21<p>The Pizza Underground, Macauley Culkin’s pizza themed Velvet Underground …

Eagles of Death Metal on Their 'Potluck of Awesome'

Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes wax eloquent about first album in seven years and benefits of not taking themselves too seriously<p>From their 2004 debut,</i> …

Watch Thundercat, Flying Lotus Reunite on 'Why? With Hannibal Buress'

Bassist and DJ perform latest collaboration, "Them Changes," on late-night show<p>Flying Lotus, Hannibal Buress' house DJ on his Comedy Central show …

Chicano Batman premiere 'Black Lipstick'

With their blend of latin rock, cumbia, Brazilian Tropicalia, and lavish ’60s psych groove, Chicano Batman have established themselves as a genre of …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

Some Fucking Nerds Taught a Computer How to Rap and Now We're All Going to Die

Meet DeepBeats, the rhyme-writing computer algorithm.<p>Hip-hop has always had an intimate relationship with technology, from the early days of DJs tinkering with turntables and building beats with 808 drum machines to the advent of Fruity Loops as a production software to the arrival of the Pro Tools …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Foo Fighters to perform on David Letterman’s final episode

Foo Fighters were noticeably absent from David Letterman’s final run of shows as host of <i>Late Show</i>, and now we know why: they were saved for last. …

Tyler the Creator Sells T-Shirts with the White Power Logo

He's colored it in with a rainbow to "piss off the guys who takes this logo serious."<p>People with a permanent sense of outrage have been a bit confused by Odd Future. On the one hand, they rap about rape for shits and giggles, unapologetically use the word "faggot" and have had concerts canceled for …

T-shirts

What happens to our bodies after we die

The breakdown of our bodies after death can be fascinating – if you dare to delve into the details. Mo Costandi investigates.<p>“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the …

Biology

Aphex Twin shares 10 new tracks on his “secret” SoundCloud account — listen

Aphex Twin might’ve made his fans wait 13 years for <i>SYRO</i>, but lately the elusive producer’s been extremely generous with his output. In addition to a …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred. The signal, or radio “burst”, was discovered on May 15, 2014, though it’s just being reported by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. “The burst was identified within 10 …

Physics

Watch a considerable chunk of A Clockwork Orange recreated in Grand Theft Auto V

A bit of ultra-violence in an ultra violent world<p>It isn't too difficult to recreate the general feel of <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> in <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>. Give your character a haircut, some freshly bleached white threads, a bowler cap, and a baseball bat, and you're halfway there. The other half — the …

Grand Theft Auto

What's in my Baggie? Well, the MDMA You've Been Taking at Festivals this Summer is Probably Bath Salts

A crew have made a documentary that aims to highlight the rise in replaced substances at festivals.<p>People have been mixing drugs for years. The problem, though, is that it's hard to tell if the dealer has cut the MDMA with mephedrone, caffeine tablets, or some weird looking glass he found on the …

Festivals