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Wallpaper of the Week - Industry Style

The wallpaper of this week is an image created for fun to play with some typography, in special a typeface called Industy Inc. The font is super …

Typography

Angry Birds’ next game trailer is eerily medieval

They may call it ‘the most epic soft launch ever’, but if you ask us there is nothing soft about the launch or the theme of the next Angry Birds …

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Jon Gordon: What Happens to Monk Competition Winners?

Dear Hollywood, Please Make These 5 Lupita Nyong’o Movies

Lupita Nyong’o became an official Hollywood darling last Sunday, winning a best supporting actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave. Oddly enough, she doesn’t have any new projects lined up at the moment. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to pitch five movies, starring Nyong’o, based on news from this …

Godzilla 2014 Trailer With 1954 Gojira Footage

30 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Rise of the Police, End of the Clash

The March 1st, 1984 edition of <i>Rolling Stone</i> (issue No. 416) included articles ranging from a William Greider defense of Walter Mondale (the …

Music

Pork Products in the Work of Harper Lee

By Sadie Stein March 7, 2014<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>Detail from George Morland’s <i>Vor dem Schweinestall</i>, 1793.<p>Yesterday, the estimable Margaret Eby sent me something she had run across in <i>The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook</i>, a 1961 oddity fiercely beloved by culinary bibliophiles. This book—which …

Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry Feud Over Kiss: "God Knows Where That Tongue Has Been!"

When Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry shared a brief kiss at Cyrus’ Bangerz tour show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, everyone basically …

Miley Cyrus

Here's The Trailer For The New 'Cosmos' Series That Debuts Tomorrow

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" debuts Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m. EDT on Fox.<p>The 13-part documentary series, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a revival of Carl Sagan's PBS program "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" from 1980.<p>"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is the show's executive producer …

Meet New Billionaire Jeff Rothschild, The Engineer Who Saved Facebook From Crashing

When Jeff Rothschild joined Facebook in 2005, he was old enough to be Mark Zuckerberg’s father. At 50, the experienced entrepreneur who had already founded two successful companies seemed out of place, especially in khakis and a tucked-in shirt that did little to hide his age.<p>Nine years later, …

Julian Assange: Refugee Reporters Are Winning the Information War

Julian Assange has a message for the countries he believes have tried to systematically squash the kind of national security reporting he has become …

Surveillance

Congressional Budget Office blows it — again

<b>Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorff (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)</b><p>Its recent minimum wage report is terribly misleading. The time has come to change the CBO’s mandate fundamentally<p>Jeff Madrick<p>March 8, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Next New Deal.<p>The admirable Jared …

Dakota Johnson tout en nuances

L'actrice incarne Anastasia Steele dans l'adaptation au cinéma de «Cinquante nuances de Grey», qui vient de se terminer par une grande fête très …

Can this man save the music business?

Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.<p>He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a Grammy-winning global sensation. Above all, he …

Trapped in Limbo

Not everyone gets to go on a "jolly holiday." Some people never even get to a experience a "season to be jolly." Their souls crushed by circumstance, their backs broken by bureaucracy, their lives shattered by forces beyond their control, they can barely manage to get from one day to the …

Ukraine: Are oligarch appointments at odds with new sense of fairness?

After losing control of Crimea, the embattled new Ukrainian government in Kiev has turned to the nation's oligarchs in a bid to calm secessionist sentiment in the pro-Russian east. But the appointment of oligarchs to positions of political power has not been welcomed in all quarters, and certainly …

PQ leader Marois accuses Liberal leader of failing to protect Quebec values

Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois attacked the nationalist credentials of her main opponent Liberal leader Philippe Couillard accusing him of failing to stand-up for Quebec.<p>Speaking to about 700 party members gathered to adopt the PQ's election platform, Ms. Marois said Mr. Couillard "thinks, …

Crimea: A breach of international law | DW | 08.03.2014

"What the Russian leadership has done in Crimea is in clear contravention of international law," said Jean-Claude Juncker in an interview with the …

Rafa Benitez Brings Flowers for International Women's Day

Rafa Benitez was hardly a beloved figure during his time in England.<p>But with a nice gesture to honour International Women's Day, the Napoli boss certainly made some new admirers in Italy.<p>Benitez entered his Napoli press conference with a handful of flowers to give out to the female journalists to …

Pacers hold meeting after blowout loss to Rockets

After a third straight loss, the latest being a 26-point beatdown by the Rockets, the Pacers held a players only meeting to talk about... stuff.<p><b>More</b> …

Canadians drink almost 10 billion cups of tea a year, but what else is steeping in those cups? Testing by CBC Marketplace and CBC’s French investigative consumer show L’Epicerie reveals that some teas on the market contain levels of pesticides that exceed Canadian standards. Read the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.2564624

Anatomy of an Earworm

In the winter of 1900, six-year-old Nicolas Slonimsky was introduced to the world of popular Russian ditties. “Little bird, what did you do? I drank vodka, so did you,” he would warble to enchanted relatives. Isabelle Vengerova, his aunt, who was a famous teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, …

Libya threatens N Korea ship over seized oil

Libya has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port east of Tripoli, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth.<p>The rebels in control of Libya's eastern ports are attempting to export oil with the tanker that …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

Matt Carpenter signs 6-year deal

JUPITER, Fla. -- Matt Carpenter called agreeing to a new $52 million, six-year deal with St. Louis a no-brainer. The Cardinals are hoping their third …

Women still face great wall of discrimination in China

When Zhou Yuxia, 24, returned to Beijing after studying in the United States, she had real trouble securing a job. She had the right qualifications for the positions she was looking for -- she just wasn't a man.<p>"I was on a job hunting site and saw this ideal position as a marketing manager. One of …

Russia's Goal In Ukraine: Three Scenarios

Russia has effectively taken control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula without a shot fired in anger. Now a larger question looms: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's ultimate goal in Ukraine?<p>Russia and pro-Russian groups in Ukraine are moving swiftly to consolidate their hold on Crimea. …