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Hone your rock rhythm timing with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Hone your timing, dexterity and picking, and learn a few new chords too with our quick rhythm guitar workout.</b><p>Seeing as about 95 percent of most …

Electric Guitar

‘Burning Secret’: Stanley Kubrick’s Once-Lost Screenplay Has Been Found 60 Years Later — and Could Be Made Into a Film

He co-wrote the script in 1956.<p>Nearly 20 years after his death, Stanley Kubrick continues to fascinate and confound. The endlessly influential …

Stanley Kubrick

The Best Way to Grow Weed, According to Home Growers

There’s more than one way to (legally) start a grow-op in your apartment. Just be honest with your roommates.<p>It’s been a long time coming but cannabis legalization is officially rolling out across Canada in October. You may not 100 percent know what that means, and honestly I think most of us are …

Cannabis

The Harder They Come: The Iconic Reggae Soundtrack That Still Packs A Punch

One of the greatest reggae compilations ever released, the <i>The Harder They Come</i> soundtrack was one of the albums that took the reggae various-artists …

Universal Music

How to Play Danny Cedrone's Blazing "Rock Around the Clock" Guitar Solo

Guitarist Danny Cedrone was born on June 20, 1920. Whether you realize it or not, you're familiar with his work.<p>Even in these post-Van Halen, …

Guitar

In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

Tacos 101 brings back-to-basics Mexican food to downtown Toronto

There is a microcosm of great food just steps from Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.<p>The bustling intersection of Dundas and Church streets, …

Mexico

That Time the Media Cheered for Gestapo Immigration Tactics

Every Trump voter is effectively "standing at the border, like Nazis, going 'you here, you here,'" MSNBC guest Danny Deutsch declared on Friday. …

Austrian Economics

'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road' Turns 20: Lucinda Williams & Producer Steve Earle Reflect on Her Masterpiece

Six years separated Lucinda Williams’ 1992 album <i>Sweet Old World</i> and what would become her career-defining release, 1998’s <i>Car Wheels</i> on a <i>Gravel Road</i>, …

Guitar Playing

Joe Strummer's non-Clash work collected in extensive new comp (listen to "London is Burning")

<b>Joe Strummer</b> is best known for his years in iconic punk band <b>The Clash</b>, but he made lots of great music before and after. A new compilation, titled <i>Joe</i> …

South Park

The Earth's magnetic field reverses more often – now we know why

Underneath our feet, deep down in the Earth, liquid iron is producing the magnetic field that we all take for granted. But every now and then that …

Earth Science

New Joe Strummer comp to include rare and unreleased tracks

Hear the newly-discovered Mescaleros song "London Is Burning" now<p>September 28 sees the release of <b>Joe Strummer 001</b>, a new career-spanning compilation …

Guitar

Remembering The Who Bassist John Entwistle: 5 Isolated Tracks

Listen to five isolated tracks showing off the incomparable style of The Who bassist John Entwistle, who died at age 57 on this date in 2002.The post …

The Who

Decolonise science: time to end another imperial era – podcast

Recent years have seen an increasing number of calls to “decolonise science”, even going so far as to advocate scrapping the practice and findings of …

Science

How to Find the Libra Constellation in the Night Sky

The star pattern we call Libra is a small but distinct constellation next to the constellation Virgo in the evening sky. It looks very much like a …

Space

'Unique' cannabis compound reverses brain aging in mice

Old mice suddenly had "young" brains after receiving low doses of a THC compound found in marijuana. The discovery has huge potential for people with …

Cannabis

Look how much foreign investment has fled Canada since the Liberals took over

On March 18, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, established the Advisory Council on Economic Growth and charged it with the …

Canada

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise. "I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, …

Guitar

How to Find the Boötes Constellation

This kite-shaped star pattern can be viewed from almost anywhere on Earth<p>The constellation Boötes is one of the easiest star patterns to spot in the …

Astronomy

SRV & Mayer Sweeping Rake Technique

<b>The Woodshed</b> is where you'll become a better blues guitarist.<p>We've got an entire catalog of <b>video courses</b> and <b>free lessons</b> for guitar slingers like you.<p>…

Guitar

Tips on Growing Marijuana Outdoors

Hola Nico,Can you give me some tips on outdoor growing? I live in Mexico… – Kiko E. via Twitter<p>Greetings, Kiko & thanks for reading and writing in …

Plants

On Bass: Island Bass

Examining the bass lines from classic reggae tunes to help grasp the genre’s spirit of simplicity, feel, and groove.

Guitar

Lucinda Williams Bio

For the past 30 years, Lucinda Williams has channeled her perspective as a proud but vulnerable Southern female into a string of stellar albums, each …

Canadians Who Want To Play Hardball With Trump Should Look At This Map

We might be bringing a knife to a gunfight.<p>Canadians are in no mood to coddle Donald Trump.<p>A new survey from Angus Reid finds 70 per cent of …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Five Classic Delta Blues Turnarounds

The blues is a relatively young form of music, but the turnaround has been with us for quite some time. The concept of ending a chorus on the V chord …

Watch a Guitar Get Made From Scratch in This Hour-Long Documentary

Ever taken a look at a handmade, luthier-crafted guitar and wondered how such a complex instrument could be made from scratch? If so, then we've got …

NASA just woke up a nuclear-powered probe 1 billion miles beyond Pluto — and it's approaching the farthest object humans have ever tried to visit

After more than six months of slumber, NASA's nuclear-powered New Horizons probe is awake and preparing for the next leg of its incredible journey.<p>New Horizons is about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto, which it visited in July 2015. Researchers put the spacecraft to sleep in December to save energy, …

The hard lesson Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits taught a nine-year-old kid

Filmmaker Terry Gilliam's <i>Time Bandits</i> was released in 1981, when I was nine years old. It had a PG rating, and that label — and the fact the …

Could We Create A Bottomless Pit On Earth?

Out in the countryside of rural America, you can find all sorts of attractions that are too-good-to-be-true. One of the most ubiquitous sights are bottomless pits, which in reality usually only go down for tens of meters before actually hitting bottom. Despite recurring outlandish claims, these …

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61 after battle with ALS

Dwight Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver whose reception known as “The Catch” sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl, has died one year after …