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Why Vicar of Baghdad is 21st Century hero

News in the Middle East is rarely uplifting. On a daily basis, a roiling brew of fanaticism, insurgency and hatred boils over into country after country, yielding death and destruction.<p>In a region beset with such turmoil, it is highly unusual to come across someone who rises above the fray and – …

Beyond Sochi -- Putin, Russia losing battle with radical Islam

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are underway in Russia’s resort city of Sochi. In the days before the games began terror experts issued security threat warnings.<p>To ensure safety, the Russian authorities set up a massive electronic surveillance system, a security zone 60 miles long and 25 miles …

Review: 'Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation' a mixed bag

The five Academy Award nominees for animated short film this year split up into two disparate groups: happy meal and white tablecloth.<p>Originally shown with the Disney feature film "Frozen," "Get a Horse!" is the best known and most seen of the bunch. As with "Saving Mr. Banks," Disney has mined its …

Annie Awards to honor animator Katsuhiro Otomo for career achievement

Legendary Japanese animator Katsuhiro Otomo is known around the world for his work, particularly his groundbreaking cyberpunk action feature<p>"Akira."But Otomo doesn't spend time watching his own films.<p>"The truth is, I don't read or watch my own creations," Otomo says. "When I'm creating something, …

When Anime Birthdays Look Like Black Magic

<i>Kuroko's Basket</i> is a popular manga and anime. It's one of the biggest sellers in Japan! And today is the main character's birthday. Some people are</i> …

Anthology of upbeat steampunk fiction from Singapore: Steampowered World

On IO9, Jess Nevins reviews The Steampowered World, a Singaporean anthology of steampunk short stories published by a "micropress" called Two Trees. …

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A flyby of Venus, a dying galaxy and a birthday toast to Edgar Allan Poe – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/mar/01/venus-galaxy-toast-space-pictures<p>720<p>Swing by the planet Venus, glimpse the fate of the Milky …

White House Death Star petition is a no-go

The US government has rejected a petition urging it to build a "Death Star", claiming it was too expensive, conceptually flawed and did not fit in …

JCPenney Forced To Deny Tea Kettle Looks Like Hitler

JCPenney has officially denied that a tea kettle being advertised on a billboard on the 405 Interstate near Culver City, Calif., is intended to represent Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator during World War II.<p>The notion that the kettle looked a bit like the architect of the Holocaust caught on after …

Pinterest review: A must-have app for avid pinners - CNET

<i>Editors' note: This review was updated May 29, 2013, to cover the features added in the latest version.</i><p>One of the fastest-growing sites ever to hit the Web, Pinterest can be conveniently enjoyed via native mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Each app, designed specifically for its …

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Storyville: Ten Ways to Avoid Cliches and Stereotypes

One of the ways that you can stand out as an author is to write original fiction, to have original ideas. There are a lot of different genres that …

The Art of Character: The Five Cornerstones of Dramatic Characterization

Shares 840<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

Deep thinking on complex systems: A devops reading list

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Linda Parton<p>As I wrap up my series digging into the relationship between complex systems, devops, …

Hey Apple, What The Next iPhone Really, Really Needs Is A Much Better Keyboard

What the next iPhone really <i>really</i> needs is not an even bigger screen, flatter icons, flexible widgets or live tiles, or even crystal-ball-gazing cards. Or Facebook Home. That list is just garnish compared to the biggie: the iPhone needs a better keyboard. The iOS keyboard remains the most offensive …