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Pop Culture

'Lamestream media' charge gets really lame

Republican presidential candidates may have some legitimate complaints to make about media bias, but sometimes I think they protest too much.<p>Take, for example, the moment after the heavily Republican audience at the Grand Old Party's CNBC debate booed some of the moderators' questions, and former …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Cyprus

Dr. Seuss' Raunchy, Forgotten WWII Cartoons Are Coming to TV

They were boozy, they were sex-laden, they taught soldiers a thing or two about life.<p>It was 1943, the thick of World War II, and the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit needed to lift spirits and shed light on military behavior. So they turned to professionals: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i> …

Fish

Owen Wilson’s “No Escape” is another attempt to depict Asian people as evil “others”

In Hollywood, white people are heroes. By a glibly inevitable logic, that means that way too often non-white people are villains. And so, in films spanning many decades, suspense, terror, excitement, and danger are generated by the spectacle of one or two white faces confronting a sea of …

Horror Movies

Hell You Talmbout

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …

Paper Plane GIF by Blobby Barack

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Digital Art

Johnny Depp pays tribute to 'noble and wise' Christopher Lee

‘A consummate gentleman and an inspiration in life and art’ … After sharing the big screen with him five times, Depp joins list of stars praising the late actor<p>Christopher Lee was “hynoptic”, “commanding”, “noble”, “gallant” and “wise”, according to his former co-star Johnny Depp.<p>The actor, who …

How the Oculus Rift Could Help Xbox Crush PlayStation

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

BlackBerry is reportedly planning a switch to Android

BlackBerry may release an Android smartphone this fall.<p>BlackBerry is considering a new smartphone that will run Google's Android operating system in …

Flour Power: Your Definitive Guide to Baking With White, Wheat, and More

Confused about the different types of flour? This guide will walk you through when and how to use AP, bread, pastry, whole wheat, gluten-free, and more.<p>Wheat, whole-wheat, bleached, gluten-free…when it comes to baking with flour, there are more choices than ever. It's a big, scary world in the …

Dessert

GameFly acquires cloud-gaming company to establish itself as the ‘Netflix of games’

Renting games is not as popular as it once was, and that’s got one of the top players in that space adding something new.<p>GameFly, the rent-by-mail company for games and movies, has acquired cloud-streaming company Playcast. This will enable GameFly to build an online gaming platform for games very …

Televisions

Steam Now Lets You Return Games and DLC

Valve has introduced a new refund policy for Steam that allows you to return games and DLC within two weeks of purchase, provided you haven't played the content in question for more than two hours.<p>With seemingly no fanfare, the new refund policy went into effect today. The latest Steam client …

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

ARK: Survival Evolved<p>Hey look, another dinosaur game! What are the odds? Better still, it has nothing to do with LEGO, so viva la difference, then …

18 Must-Read Books for Music Lovers

If you’re a music lover, there’s no doubt you consume music books as voraciously as you do streaming services, vinyl and concert tickets (and maybe even music-related artwork). While you’re busy making epic new playlists for all your summer parties, make sure to put these essential music books — …

Robert Mapplethorpe

The Aquarelle Creative Bundle (includes 299 elements) – only $17!

This article was originally published on SmokingDesigners Website - The Aquarelle Creative Bundle (includes 299 elements) – only $17! and it was …

Sleek Modern Light Bulb Doubles as a Bluetooth Speaker

Isn't it nice when technology can perform double duties? Sony introduced a product that simultaneously plays music and lights a room, all while being gorgeously designed. They've combined a warm-colored LED bulb with an integrated Bluetooth speaker. This innovative mixture has a clean and modern …

Home Automation

The People Of Karachi Are Painting Stunning Works Of Art Over Hateful Graffiti On Their City's Walls

As part of their "I Am Karachi" campaign, several artists have taken to painting over the city's walls, which are splattered with sectarian, religious, and political hate messages.

Wu-Tang's GZA says 'lyricism is gone' from modern rap

‘I’m sure there are great lyricists out there today,’ says the rapper in an open letter, ‘but when you look at mainstream hip-hop, lyricism is gone’<p>Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA has bemoaned the lack of lyricism in modern hip hop. In an open letter written for Medium entitled The Lost Art of Lyricism, the …

Buying PlayStation and Xbox games on discs isn't going away

The resilience of physical video game sales highlights one of the industry's rarer roadblocks to an all-digital future.<p>The days of walking into a local GameStop and picking up a new video game for your Xbox or PlayStation may seem quaint in the age of one-button app purchases on our smartphones. …

The 100 greatest songs of all time

Don Felder

Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

Spotify has just unveiled the newest version of the product at a media event here in New York City.<p>Alongside the introduction of new media types, such as podcasts and videos, the service will also serve up playlists that are more personalized and relevant to what you’re doing at the time.<p>“Music is …

Just Rust Us: You Can Bring a Cast-Iron Pan Back From the Dead

Think your favorite pan is beyond repair? Here's how to get rid of even the toughest rust cast-iron rust damage.<p>It isn't hard to maintain a cast-iron pan, but sometimes life gets the better of us and we don't follow proper use, maintenance, or cleaning protocol. Sure, you know not to cook acidic …

Deeply

Janet Jackson announces new album, new tour, 'new movement'

Janet Jackson celebrated her birthday by giving fans a present. The singer, who turned 49 on Saturday, has announced she’ll release a new album in …

Janet Jackson

Prince's new song Baltimore is absolutely amazing

“Baltimore,” the song Prince recorded to honor the nationwide protests following the deaths of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown, has …

Justice

Rain attends 'China Music Awards' + awarded as 'Asia's most influential Korean artist'

An exclusive report by Maeil Business revealed more details on the current situation with Fantagio.It was recently reported that Fantagio …

Did you know Mario Kart 8 has a brake button? You actually need it for 200cc

Mario Kart 8’s second round of downloadable content is out, and it’s beautiful — but the real star is the free bananas-crazy 200cc mode.<p>Yesterday, Nintendo released a set of new characters, tracks, and vehicles that you can use in Mario Kart 8. This was the second of the publisher’s two-part DLC …

Retrogaming