What if the greatest characters in literary history all carried around smartphones and typed out messages to each other? That's the conceit of the new book Texts from Jane Eyre. Author Mallory Ortberg
Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to be tormented by a helmet full of bees, swap faces with your worst enemy, or don the luscious locks of a fugitive? Now you might be able to get closer than
Whooshh Innovations wants to vacuum your fish to safety Salmon are amazing fish. They’ll swim hundreds of miles against the current, hurl themselves up waterfalls, and risk being eaten by bears as they
Developer Horse Volume has just released the first teaser from its upcoming The Sun also Rises, which is about the war in Iraq, and not about depressed lost generation types drinking their days away in
In the classic definition of a masterpiece—a work created to establish one’s status as an artisan worthy of recognition as a first-rank creator—the movie “Nothing Lasts Forever” fits the bill perfectly.
We track down Second Life's most famous anonymous artist, AM Radio. Last year, a friend asked if I wanted to meet the man known as AM Radio. I never expected to meet him. If the world of MMOs has a Banksy,
There's something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it's the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of shoppers
We love TV and we love recaps, but a lot of times it’s not the big-picture plot developments that make a show great. It’s the little things; the details in the dialogue, set design, props, and performance.
Communities around the world are increasingly overrun by invasive critters. Gray squirrels, which are native to North America, are an ecological nuisance in England. And nutria — or swamp rats, colloquially
The annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como is an opportunity for some of the most beautiful vehicles in the world to descend on one of the poshest places on earth each year.
What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored
Aside from Tony Iommi, whose ingenious use of the tritone on Black Sabbath's debut album spawned an entire musical style, aesthetic and culture, no artist has had as wide-ranging an influence on heavy
"I woke up one morning with an image in my head of me standing with a large robot." That's Paul McCartney describing Newman, the robot he recently dreamed up and immediately yearned to make real. Long
Listen to Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange, The Little Prince, and more. If a robot read a novel, how would it feel? You might get a sense from these little jingles. Below are some songs that were
Chiptune and hip hop make unlikely bedfellows, but for middle-school-teacher-turned-rapper Mega Ran, the pair were a perfect match. Mega Ran (aka Random) samples theme songs from video game classics like
Delivering a package sounds like a pretty straightforward task. But for an interplanetary delivery service in a universe filled with strange creatures, that simple task could quickly become a lot more
Quick! What do you want in your fashion magazine? A) Taxidermy B) Tutus C) Advice on repairing your favorite Italian leather boots D) Gandhi E) All of the above. If you chose E — or, heck, any of the letters