Eddie Acosta™

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Why Meryl Streep’s Real Message Has Fallen On Deaf Ears

People often have a view of celebrities as overprivileged and out-of-touch with the issues facing “real America.” Many regard these vocal (and often liberal) celebrities as tourists who visit the real world when they want to give their public image a boost or make their heart feel full for all the …

The Keeper Of The Reels

Originally a fallout shelter for the U.S. president during the Cold War, this old underground nuclear bunker in Culpepper, Virginia is now home to …

Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Legend Who Stared Death In The Face And Won, Before A Cruel Twist Of Fate

In 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan released his fourth studio album, and among the tracks was one titled “Tightrope.” The song’s lyrics detailed a man that had been to hell and back.<p><i>Caught up in a whirlwind, can’t catch my breath</i> <i><br>Knee deep in hot water, broke out in a cold sweat</i> <i><br>Can’t catch a turtle in this</i> …

How McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are Made

You've had those little golden nuggets of all-white meat. You've also seen the rather terrifying "pink slime" video, which is supposedly the origin …

McDonald's

The Adventures of Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones superfan Patrick Schoenmaker has finished his masterpiece: an epic, animated opening for <i>The Adventures of Indiana Jones</i>. Five years in …

Indiana Jones

Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

Take heed: Without constant vigilance, this could be your future. <i>Brave New World</i> author Aldous Huxley was the gatekeeper, painting a bleak picture of …

Literature

HitFix

'Ready Player One' Is A Visually Dazzling Satire Of Consumer Culture<p>Vince Mancini reviews Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One,' a film so dazzling …

Construction

Kanye Deconstructed

In 2002, an accident left Kanye West with a broken jaw. Two weeks later, he recorded his debut single as an artist with his jaw wired shut. Being …

Kanye West

The Solution to Traffic

The number one cause of problems is people, and traffic jams are no exception. CGP Grey makes a strong case for the self-driving car by looking at …

Driverless Cars

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Gets A Rebellious Beastie Boys Remix

Anything <i>Star Trek</i> can do, <i>Star Wars</i> thinks it can do better. It can make more money, stay more culturally relevant, and even Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, committed nerd Seppuku when he said, “<i>Star Wars</i> created <i>Star Trek</i>.” (This is not technically accurate.) But which sci-fi franchise can …

Hot Wheels POV

Another childhood dream is realized with the help of a GoPro camera. In this POV ride, we finally get the opportunity to see what it feels like to …

Hot Wheels

Graphic Means

Graphic design has been revolutionized by computers like few other industries. What once took an army of people and massive machines, can now be done …

Graphic Design

Bluegrass Cover of Sabotage

Steve 'N' Seagulls is no stranger to putting their bluegrass spin on metal classics. Their cover of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" is a personal favorite of …

Guitar

How Queen Trumped Trump

At the Republican Nation Convention, Donald Trump entered the arena to the tune of Queen's "We Are The Champions." The band was quick to distance …

Donald Trump

The Jukebox Repairman

Perry Rosen turned his passion for motors, fans, and things that move into a career repairing old jukeboxes. At his shop Perry's Jukebox and Pinball …

These delightful animated GIFs capture tiny scenes from classic movies

Brazilian artist Bruno Alberto has animated a collection of classic scenes in a minimal animated GIF in an art project called Low Poly Scenes. So far, he's adapted scenes from films such as <i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Free Willy</i>, <i>Indiana Jones,</i> and <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, as well as television shows such as <i>Game</i> …

GIF Animations

Unlocking the Truth Rock Manhattan

They're still in school, but their music isn't. This early performance by Unlocking the Truth has become something of a legend. But now they're all …

The Physics of Flip Tricks

Imagine a world without physics and you'd have a world without skating. Physics is much more than just your least favorite course, and deserves more …

How to Hack a Car

With wifi and bluetooth running through our phones, computers, and ever our cars, almost every piece of technology we use in our every day lives is …

Nara Dreamland Abandoned Theme Park

In 1961, the Nara Dreamland theme park opened as a Japanese take on Disneyland. After 45 years in operation, the park closed in 2006 and has been …

The Function of Music

Jad Abumrad, host of NPR's <i>Radiolab</i>, sat down to talk about sound. And how sound is organized into music. And what the purpose of music is, other than …

Gorillaz: Deconstructing Genre

How do you categorize a band that doesn't really exist? Born out of a backlash against the easy, cleaned-up pop of the 1990s, Blur frontman Damon …

Where is My Mind? by Gabriel Mayers

In the subway. On the street corner. Playing their heart out for anyone who will (or won't) listen. Busker Gabriel Mayers performs an excellent cover …

Watch Beck Cover Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” At Beale Street Music Festival

Beck was obviously hugely influenced by Prince, and he’s said that <i>Midnite Vultures</i>’ “Debra” was inspired specifically by “Raspberry Beret.” Beck has …

Science May Have Just Unlocked The Key To The Female Orgasm

In the endless debate over the mystery of the female orgasm — and specifically, how a man’s penis size correlates to it — we’ve often heard the saying, “it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean.” If this new study is correct however, it might not be the size of the boat <i>or</i> the …

'The Jungle Book' magic revealed: Behind the scenes of a VFX masterpiece

LOS ANGELES — "Filmed in Downtown Los Angeles."<p>That post-credits post-script still might be the most unbelievable thing about <i>The Jungle Book</i>, …

Prince's Last Guitar

Simon Farmer builds unique, forward-thinking guitars in East Sussex County, UK. Nine years ago, he built one of his carbon fiber and cedar creations …

Why Cats Act So Weird

With billions of videos, pictures, stories, and memes, cats make a strong case for the most entertaining animals on the planet. But all those strange …

11 Songs You Didn't Know Prince Wrote

More than just a unique personality and his own massive hits, the Purple One was a prolific songwriter who helped launch the careers of many other …