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Death Cab, Menomena, Mates of State, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf, More to Play Barsuk 15th Anniversary

From November 7-10, the Seattle-based label Barsuk Records will mark its 15th anniversary with a series of hometown showcases. The shows, at various Seattle venues, will feature Barsuk acts past and present, a number of which will play full albums turning 10 years old this year. Proceeds from the …

Phoenix Tease Possible Recording With R. Kelly

<i>Photo via Phoenix's Facebook</i><p>Phoenix sat down for an interview with Radio.com at Lollapalooza and discussed their on-stage collaboration with R. Kelly at this year's Coachella. The pairing happened pretty organically, it turns out. "We are big fans and we asked him in a very simple way and explained …

Watch Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, the National, Grizzly Bear, More Perform Live on Outside Lands Webcast

This year's Outside Lands Festival begins today at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Those unable to attend will still be able to catch some of the performances in real time. Starting right now, select performances are available to check out live via the fest's two-channel webcast below. Smith …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

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Spacesuit X-Rays And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

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Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

The 10 Best Movies by ‘Saturday Night Live’ Alumni

<i>Girl Most Likely</i> is Kristen Wiig’s follow-up to <i>Bridesmaids</i>, which crushed it with critics and audiences alike. It’s a hard act to follow for the …

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Extreme close-up shows you how a mosquito really bites your flesh and sucks your blood

Look at that proboscis go!<p>Usually, being bitten by a mosquito is an event that conjures up swear words and frantic itching, but more advanced souls might turn their thoughts to what exactly happens when the insect manages to get under your skin. Thanks to a video shot by researchers at the Pasteur …

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Peak mornings – August 11, 12 and 13 – are moon-free.<p><i>In honor of this weekend’s meteor shower: EarthSky’s meteor shower stuff is 15% OFF! Shop …

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

The 5 Best Party Schools For Science Nerds

Do you measure tequila shots in an Erlenmeyer flask? Read on.<p>Choosing the right university can seem like the most important decision of your life. And picking the right major and program is only half the battle. There's also the fact that for many students higher education is about expanding more …

Street Chic: 2013 Lollapalooza

Stylish concert-goers in Chicago<p>This year's sizzling music festival season has been dressed up by a bevy of wide-brimmed hats, printed jumpsuits, and flowy separates—and Chicago's Grant Park mainstay was no exception

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

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The Ultimate Guide to Packing Lunches

New ways to eat leftovers, inspiration from a Rubik's Cube and more ideas for delicious brown-bag cuisine that'll please everyone.<p>Give Oil and …

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