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Zola Jesus Shares "Go (Blank Sea)"

Embedded content is unavailable.<p><i>Taiga</i> is out October 7 via Mute. Zola Jesus is also heading out on an international tour this fall. A brass ensemble will accompany her at the U.S. shows and in London.<p>Zola Jesus:<p>10-08 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s *<br>10-09 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey ! <br>10-16 Chicago, IL - …

Mercury Prize Nominees Revealed

The shortlist of nominees for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which honors the best British album of the past year as chosen by a panel of British music critics and industry figures, has been announced. The list is:<p>FKA twigs - <i>LP1</i> <br>Damon Albarn - <i>Everyday Robots</i><br>Young Fathers - <i>Dead</i><br>East India Youth -</i> …

22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift

We followed Taylor Swift for days, getting all the details on her pop coming-out party, <i>1989 —</i> and learned a little about living under the constant …

New Albums

Inside Robert Plant's Wild, Ambitious Solo LP and Plans for a World Tour

"I can't be smug about it – I know it's wonderful," Robert Plant says, blunt and cheerful as he talks about his first solo album of new, original …

Guitar Playing

Music Review: Death From Above 1979 both embraces and transcends its dance-punk roots

For as popular as dance-punk was in the early-to-mid-’00s, the major bands from that time—a crop that included Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, The Rapture, and …

Y Combinator And Mithril Invest In Helion, A Nuclear Fusion Startup

Building a nuclear fusion reactor that can generate more energy than is put in to make it work is one of the biggest challenges facing engineers today. Like quantum computing, decades of research have mostly resulted in proofs of concept, not hardware that can be rolled out commercially.<p>So it came …

6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

There are lots of tools in Photoshop that are sometimes a bit confusing due to the similar nature of their functionality. With subtle differences, …

Tutorials

Plain White Tees: Editors' Share Their Favorites

Here, our editors share the ones they hoard.<p>The white T-shirt is an essential building block for good style—whether you're pairing it with your go-to jeans, layering it under your favorite knit or going rogue and mixing it with a ball gown. Here, our editors share the ones they hoard.

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Computer Hardware

A 16-Year-Old Google Science Fair Finalist Has A Plan To Clean Up Pollution With 'Sunscreen And Pencils'

Burrow titled his project "Cleaning the World with Sunscreen and Pencils," because he proposes combining graphene oxide and titanium dioxide, which are used in pencils and sunscreen, respectively.<p>Burrow's proposed combination is an improvement on commercial titanium dioxide "self-cleaning" paints, …

Decrepit 110-room Philly estate on market for $20M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dilapidated 110-room, 70,000-square-foot estate is back on the market, but an architect says the $20 million price tag doesn't …

Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that …

Doctors are ready to test temporary 'suspended animation' to save people with severe injuries

It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next few years.<p>The idea is to give doctors a bit more time to treat people with serious trauma. In …

5 Tools You Might Not Be Using in Lightroom

I am a professional wedding photographer and I end up editing thousands of images for my clients. While there are lots of wedding photographers who …

Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 2)

<b>Street Photography</b> may have been attacked on appreciated from all directions and one would easily come to a conclusion that the length and breadth of …

What Microsoft’s new CEO could learn about writing from Steve Jobs

Outspoken ex-Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée has never been afraid to speak his mind, even when contradicting the most powerful Silicon Valley executives.<p>But even by Gassée’s usual standard, he doesn’t have kind words for Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella. Having read his recent “3,100 plodding …

Silicon Valley

Apple Denies China's Accusation The iPhone Is A 'Threat To National Security'

"Apple is deeply committed to protecting the privacy of all our customers," the company writes. "Privacy is built into our products and services from the earliest stages of design. We work tirelessly to deliver the most secure hardware and software in the world."<p>The Chinese report concerned the …

Putin Just Eliminated $32 Billion From Cuba's Debt

Ahead of arriving in Cuba, Putin decided to bestow a gift upon the Cuban government. With one swift signature, he eliminated $32 billion of Cuba's debt, left over from the Soviet era.<p>Cuba isn't completely off the hook. They will be required to pay back just $3.2 billion over the next ten years, a …