Riley Barrington

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Tom Thibodeau must decide if Ricky Rubio is a key part of the Timberwolves’ future

The new Timberwolves boss inherits a tantalizing roster, but also a vexing question: Is Ricky Rubio a long-term core player?<p>The Minnesota Timberwolves finished last season No. 27 in points allowed per 100 possessions due primarily to the second-worst shot defense in the league. If we know anything …

Seven, the Thief-inspired isometric RPG, gets first trailer

You had me at 'Thief-inspired', isometric RPG Seven, but 'ex-Witcher 3 devs' pretty much seals the deal. As Phil explained last year, Seven is a game …

One of the best boardgames ever is on Steam, and it's great

Twilight Struggle, once called "the best boardgame on the planet" by FiveThirtyEight.com with only mild hyperbole, is the king of period-specific …

Board Games

Amazing Tubular Glass House Built Around Tree

This unusual, tubular glass, four-story home by A.Masow Architects’ Aibek Almassov is definitely one of my favorite conceptual house over the …

The biggest console flops in video game history

Popular video game systems — <i>good</i> video game systems — have incredible runs. Not only do they cling to life and relevancy far after their technical …

Serial (Podcast)

Dark Souls Board Game Funded in Three Minutes

Bets on how much it'll make in total?<p>Steamforged Games' Dark Souls board game Kickstarter reached its funding goal in just three minutes.<p>At the time …

Story of cities #26: Delhi's modernist dream proves a far-fetched fantasy

The planners of independent India’s new capital failed spectacularly in their attempt to create a poverty-free modernist utopia. Their legacy is a sprawling city awash with slums and hampered by bureaucracy<p>In the late hours of 14 August 1947, on the eve of Indian independence, Jawaharlal Nehru …

Austin architect gets small living just right

Measuring 20 x 8.6 ft (6 x 2.6 m), the Start Small tiny house doesn't look like a shed on wheels like some tiny houses, but it does somewhat resemble …

5 big reasons so many video game movies have failed

We can always count on Hollywood to adapt material from all forms of media in its never-ending quest to forge new franchises. Between comic books, literature, TV shows, and even mythology, it seems as though major filmmakers have perfected the art of bringing beloved properties to the silver …

'I'm getting sick of it': Sean Hannity blows up at Ted Cruz

The interview got off to a tense start. Hannity suggested that Americans were wondering about what role delegates play in the process of choosing a nominee, with talk of a contested Republican convention heating up.<p>Cruz sharply disputed this notion.<p>"Sean, with all respect, that's not what people …

Republicans

The Lousy Urban Design Of America’s Most Innovative Companies

Why do tech companies keep building suburban corporate campuses that are isolated from the communities their products are meant to serve?<p>When Apple finishes its new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, the technorati will ooh and ahh over its otherworldly architecture, and Apple will …

Your Craft Beer Could Soon Cost a Lot More

Fans of craft beers could soon face higher bar bills as small, independent brewers face a potentially serious shortage of a vital ingredient: …

NowGaming on Apple TV: Arcade games without the quarters

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Apple TV Gaming<p>Welcome back to another installment of …

Retrogaming

Labor Unrest Grows in China, Even in the Historic Heartlands of Revolution

The propaganda poster is one of the most iconic in the People’s Republic of China. Based on a painting by Liu Chunhua commissioned during the …

This Could Be London's First Wooden Skyscraper

Over the past few years, wood has emerged as an unlikely yet desirable material for the design of future skyscrapers. This is what London’s first …

New Mike Tyson Punch-Out secret discovered after nearly 30 years

29 years is a long time for a video game Easter egg to remain hidden, but that’s exactly what’s happened with one of the titles almost every Nintendo …

Torpy at Large: Atlanta’s apartment craze: Just add Millennials

If you’re getting a feeling of déjà vu when passing those new apartments going up all over town, well, you’re on to something.<p>Metro Atlanta has …

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

9 iPhone cases that do more than just protect your phone

iPhone cases are a dime a dozen. Check any online marketplace, electronics store or kiosk at your local mall and you’ll be met with hundreds of options, all based on no more than a couple dozen designs. Options aside, originality is typically lacking.<p>Offering a unique iPhone case is rare these …

I Like Difficult Video Games

When I’m not writing about video games, or talking about video games, or playing video games my favourite thing to do is go rock climbing.<p>Rock …

The Birth Of Midcentury Modernism, As Photographed By Its Architects

If Instagram existed back in the day, Pierre Koenig and Fritz Block would’ve been blowing up your feed with their architectural snapshots.<p>Architectural photographers can make us fall in love with buildings–and today, smartphones and Instagram have given the medium new life, letting us act like …

The White Elephant of Tel Aviv

Israeli buses regularly make international headlines, be it for suicide bombings, fights over gender segregation, or clashes concerning Shabbat …

Tel Aviv

Yale Wins Supreme Court Battle Over Van Gogh Painting

March 29, 2016 at 11:55am<p>Last week, the US Supreme Court’s rejection of an appeal ended a nearly seven-year-long legal battle between Yale University …

Rocket League's basketball mode tips off in April

Free update comes one shining moment after March Madness<p>The basketball mode that <i>Rocket League</i> teased nearly three weeks ago will arrive in time for the NBA playoffs, not March Madness as previously hinted.<p>It's called Dunk House, and <i>Rocket League</i>'s Twitter account said the free update will launch in …

Bernie Sanders wants to phase out nuclear power plants. Is that a good idea?

You’ve probably heard that Bernie Sanders has the most impressive climate agenda of any major-party presidential candidate in history. His proposals …

Facebook has a lesson to learn from Nintendo’s massive 1990s virtual reality failure

On Monday, Mar. 28, Facebook’s Oculus started shipping its first virtual reality headset to consumers. But it may have a hard time convincing US users to try it out: The last time a large multinational company tried to bring virtual reality gaming to the world was 21 years ago, and it was a …

Virtual Reality

Rhode Island tourism video looks beautiful because it features Iceland

Poor, poor Rhode Island.<p>The state — second only to Florida and New Jersey in state-jokes — recently came under fire after posting a new tourism …