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If You Own These 9 Home Décor Books, You Don't Need a Decorator

Can’t afford a decorator? A well-curated library is your strongest ally. While we’re consistently in awe of the expertise and editorial eye that …

Bon Iver Announce New Album 22, A Million

Tonight, Bon Iver are debuting their new album in full at a live performance at Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Music Festival in Wisconsin. Now, the band have detailed their plans for its release. Over five years after <i>Bon Iver</i> arrived, <i>22, A Million</i> is out September 30 via Jagjaguwar. The tracklist is …

New Albums

Captain Sonar is the 8-player party game that blew up at Gen Con

Crowds mobbed the game’s debut in Indianapolis<p>Tensions were at their highest when the enemy sub had us cornered along the edge of the map. I wiped the sweat from my brow and stared at the engineer’s console in front of me, desperate for a way to maneuver out of this mess. The captain wanted to head …

Board Games

Highlights from Lollapalooza 2016: Pictures

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Top 5 Greatest Video Game That Everyone Hates

<b>The Consensus</b>: <i>“A bald Max Payne?!”, “It looks TOO different”, “Rockstar don’t know what they’re doing”</i><p><b>The Truth</b>: Like some outrageous news scandal …

I’m Not Even 30 and I’m Too Old for Music Festivals

Never again.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Last weekend was my first (and last) attempt at festival camping.<p>I've been to music festivals before, but they were either day-long events or I wussed out and chose to stay at nearby accommodations instead of slumming it on the campgrounds with …

Heatstroke

50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

Architecture: The chapel-shaped modern home

Berlin architecture professionals, <i>Mohring Architects</i>, are all about cutting-edge design that merges the traditional with the unconventional.<p>Today we …

Video: This Raspberry Pi-Powered, 3D Printed NES Mini Puts Nintendo's Effort To Shame

Complete with tiny NFC carts and scaled-down controller

The best cities in the world for book lovers

The streets of Edinburgh and Hong Kong are overflowing with books. Istanbul and Singapore, less so.<p>Every year the World Cities Culture Forum collects information on how people consume culture around the world. The organization looks at factors like how many video game arcades a city has, or how …

Hong Kong

The Dragon Age tabletop RPG will scratch your blood magic itch

Our impressions of Green Ronin’s Dragon Age Core Rulebook<p>A few weeks ago our resident tabletop expert Charlie Hall asked if anyone on staff would like to investigate Green Ronin’s pen and paper Dragon Age RPG. I had to sheepishly raise my hand (or do the email equivalent) and admit that I’d already …

Board Games

Engineer Finds a Huge Physics Discovery in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

It was right in front of us all along.<p>Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.”<p>But a new study from …

University of Cambridge

3 people in New York have contracted Zika through sex

The city's Health Department recorded three known cases of sexually-transmitted Zika cases, including one man who caught it from his female partner who had just returned from abroad, according to the city Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control.<p>Officials say the man, who hadn't left …

The anarchic 80s art group who paired nudity with body paint

Looking back, the early 80s was a culturally kaleidoscopic time. Punk rock had split into a dogmatically rigid scene, and on the other arty post-punk. Disco was mutating into house music in Chicago. Techno was rising from Detroit’s post-industrial ashes. And other elements of the electronic bell …

M.I.A. Shares New, Skrillex-Produced Track, “Go Off”

It comes ahead of her new album, 'AIM.'<p><b>UPDATE [12:30 PM PST]:</b> "Go Off" is officially here. Listen to it here or over at the BBC site.<p>English rapper M.I.A. has been going back and forth about whether or not to leak her upcoming album, <i>AIM</i>, but one thing's for certain: it will feature in-demand …

How to Capture Starbursts and Sun Flares

A sun flare or starburst is an artistic photographic technique that can be achieved without any special post-processing or editing tricks. By …

A Startup Is Making Headphones That Adjust to Your Individual Way of Hearing Music

They're seeking funding for the headphones on Kickstarter.<p>Everyone hears music differently. How one person will hear a track played through a pair of headphones won't sound the same to another person listening through them. With this in mind, an Australian startup, Nura, is developing a pair of …

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The most powerful 10 second toning tip you've never heard of!

Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 …

saul williams and the politics of poetry

As we get an exclusive listen to the first cut from his new remix album, we catch up with the provocative hip-hop poet.<p>Saul Williams' work effortlessly slips between performance, poetry and hip-hop; his most recent album, <i>Martyrloserking,</i> was a concept album, set in Central Africa, that explored …

The Real Story Behind the Spiritual Black Metal Blues of Zeal and Ardor's 'Devil Is Fine'

You'd never be able to tell by listening that one of the year's most intriguing releases started as a joke.<p>I came across Zeal and Ardor by chance, lured in by a friend at Reflection Records' description of the band as a blend of “African American spirituals, blues, and black metal.” In a world …

Saturn’s moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life

Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most Earth-like worlds we have found to date." It has a dense atmosphere and stable lakes and rivers.<p>Its air isn't breathable (it's almost entirely nitrogen, with a little …

Astronomy

artist carlotta kohl doesn’t want to be labelled

The German born, U.S. based artist on 70s porn, the power of social media, and the perils of being pigeonholed.<p>From her candy coloured dreamscapes to her intimate portraits of close female friends, Carlotta Kohl's work touches on all things girl. The daughter of two creatives, art has always been …

Game of Thrones season 6 soundtrack released on triple vinyl

<b>Take your relationship with the fantasy drama to a new, inappropriate level.</b> <br>Missing Game of Thrones already? Why not fill that hole in your life …

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Design

How the Smallest Change Made This Speaker Eight Times Better Than Any Other

Say hello to Devialet's new Gold Phantom.<p>Sitting on a Soho rooftop early one sunny morning, with The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" blasting as the rest of New York City rushes to work, is perhaps the perfect way to start the day. That it's coming through the French company Devialet's new Gold …

DJ Khaled Reveals ‘Major Key’ Album Cover Which Is the Greatest Album Cover Maybe Ever

He’s in the jungle! There’s a lion! So many flowers!<p>Last night on <i>Kimmel</i>, world’s greatest rapper DJ Khaled unveiled the cover to his latest album, <i>Major Key</i>. It features the man himself sitting in a throne in the middle of what appears to be a jungle, while a lion lies prone at his feet. He is …

Why Did NASA Still Use Pure Oxygen After the Apollo 1 Fire?

On January 27, 1967, the crew of Apollo 1 was killed during a routine pre-launch test. A wire arced in the spacecraft, and that spark turned into a raging fire in the pressurized pure oxygen environment. Eighteen months later, the crew of Apollo 7 became the first to fly the revised Apollo …

17 Must-Watch Movies That Expire From Netflix in July

Catch 'em while you can!<p>There are so many big-budget movies coming out in July that you'd be forgiven for not keeping up with the numerous titles coming and – more distressingly – going from Netflix this month. Lucky for you, we're here to make sure that you're aware of what notable movies you …