William Watson

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Short is sweet: why I love short stories

One day, when I am trapped on a wifi-less desert island with nothing else to do but fashion yet another itchy coconut bra, I will finally crack the spine on Proust’s À La Recherche Du Temps Perdu: all 3000 pages of it. But until then, there are too many books pleading for my attention. Ones I can …

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

Hate It Or Love It, Tinder’s Right Swipe Limit Is Working

Tinder has been making waves the past month with the introduction of Tinder Plus, a premium tier of the service that adds extra features like the ability to rewind a left swipe or search for potential matches in a different city. However, Tinder Plus also brings a new “right swipe limiter” into the …

Apps

SXSW 2015: the up-and-coming bands you need to see

Photograph: Brace Yourself PR<p>Kero Kero Bonito: MIA meets J-pop<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/9/1425914754467/defbb11f-420f-4f38-ab0a-cfe938c59e18-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Brace Yourself PR<p>Kero Kero Bonito: MIA meets …

Watch SXSW and other music festivals from your couch

The best ticket for the upcoming music festival season might be your couch.<p>For those who can't make it to South by Southwest, the festival's new Roku channel SXSW On will broadcast live for 12 hours (between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. CT) starting Wednesday, followed by a repeat of the previous 12-hour …

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

Here's what will happen to Earth when our galaxy collides with the Andromeda Galaxy

An epic war is coming: A gruesome battle between two, gigantic galaxies will be well underway in just a few billion years, and one of the contenders is our home, the Milky Way.<p>Right now, the Andromeda Galaxy is racing toward the Milky Way at a speed of 250,000 mph— fast enough to circle the Earth …

Mac app PhoneExpander frees up storage on your iPhone or iPad

At launch, the 16GB option for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus seemed entirely too limited. If you were one of the anxious bunch who snapped up a new iPhone …

Apple

Air Force One-Point-Three

After a quarter-century of service, the aging presidential airplanes are being replaced by a pair of state-of-the-art Boeing 747-8s.<p>There's a new Air Force One on the way, and it's about time. The beat-up pair of modified 747s that have been hauling the world's most powerful passenger for 25 years …

Military

Movie Review – Black or White (2015)

<b>Black or White,</b> 2015.<p>Directed by Mike Binder.<br>Starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Anthony Mackie, and Andre Holland.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>A …

Movie Reviews

Casio's new iOS app turns your whistling into full-length tunes

Apps have done wonders for music creation, and now there's mobile software from Casio that aims to make it even easier. The Chordana Composer app for iPhone creates a track basked on a melody that you create by singing or whistling two bars of a tune. Casio's handiwork records you, and then …

Apps

Lizard Squad launches DDoS tool that lets anyone take down online services, starting at $6 per month

Lizard Squad, the “hacker” group best known for attacking Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, has now launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack tool. Now anyone can now take down the website or online service of their choice thanks to “Lizard Stresser,” which we’re …