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The PS4 and Xbox One Have Nothing To Fear From $500-$5,000 Steam Machines

For the first time, Valve has come out with a detailed listing page for its partner-made Steam Machines. To date, promotion for the various boxes has been murky at best, and this is really the first opportunity fans have to see all their “home PC console” offerings in one place. The result? It’s a …

Living Rooms

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

Nachos with All the Fixings

12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Layering the chips and fillings is key for an optimal cheese-to-crunch ratio.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 9-ounce bags tortilla chips<p>Beer-Braised Carnitas (click recipe)<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed<p>1 large white …

Nachos

Truman Capote: 20 best quotes

Literature

34 Albums That Every Modern Gentleman Should Have In His Collection

A gentleman, however, does not like music. A gentleman knows music — what's good, what's bad, what just is ... and why.<p>That said: Not all people grew up exposed to sounds beyond their stereo, so we put together a list of must-know albums that you may have missed while fist-pumping to Journey in …

To This Day

Steve Jobs or Thomas Edison: Who Was More Influential?

<i>“He was more responsible than any one else for creating the modern world …. No one did more to shape the physical/cultural makeup of present-day civilization…. Accordingly, he was the most influential figure of the millennium.”</i><p>This quote could easily have come from any of the hundreds of articles …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

New York targets Times Square Elmos and Cookie Monsters

New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators – costumed characters who pose for photographs with tourists in Times Square.<p>The city wants to rein in a summertime surge in bad behaviour among the entertainers, such as the Spider-Man …

Rappers, Ranked By Vocabulary-Size

Who's got the largest vocabulary in hip hop? A data-scientist crunched the numbers to find out. <b>[UPDATED]</b><p>Data nerds and rap fans alike will enjoy this …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Facebook's Oculus vs. Google Glass: The Coming War Over Our Eyeballs

Why do you use your technology? Do you use it to enhance the world around you, to navigate streets, check menus and dodge traffic? Or do you use it to escape the world around you, by losing yourself in online worlds, or maybe by talking to people thousands of miles away like they’re in the same …

The Dangers of a Cuban Collapse

It could happen sooner than we think. Is Obama ready?<p>Cuba’s 1950s cars and Havana’s crumbling facades have long been its iconic symbols in the American imagination. They don’t disappoint, as I discovered on a trip to Cuba last week. But I didn’t expect zippy Hyundais with Miami FM on their radios …

DuckDuckGo: The privacy search ruffling Google's feathers

Gabriel Weinberg, the search engine's founder, says it has tapped into a growing desire not to be tracked<p>It takes a certain degree of bravery for one man to go up against Google in anything - but taking the technology giant on web search? Some might regard that as just plain foolish.<p>After all, this …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more<p>Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies …

Mila Kunis on Meg Griffin's Most Obscene 'Family Guy' Moments

The actress looks back at 15 years of fart jokes and ends the Cool Whip pronunciation debate<p>Since the release of last year's <i>Oz: The Great and …

100 Best Songs of the 2000s

From Beyonce and Lady Gaga to Radiohead and Kanye West, these are the best songs from the first decade of the 21st Century<p>100<p>By<p>23. Rihanna, 'Umbrella'<p>…

These 15 Photos Are The Very Definition Of Old-School Cool

They are celebrated as pop culture icons for their achievements, sex appeal and creativity but as time rolls on, these photographs take on a new …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Eminem: The Slim Shady LP

Hyped hip-hop phenoms are like new cars: They depreciate in value as soon as they drive off the lot. For every Nas living up to his advance buzz, …

Red Hot Chili Peppers Respond To Reports They Faked Their Super Bowl Performance

Their guitars weren't even plugged in.<p>The Guardian has more:<p>The Chili Peppers' unplugged moment was observed by two different eagle-eyed musicians, whose tweets were caught by New York Magazine. "That guitar is plugged into NOTHING," wrote Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. "Flea... I mean we all …

Guitar

Blyde River

The Poorest Rich Kids in the World

Why did the heirs to one of the largest fortunes in America grow up horribly neglected and abused?<p>The black Chevy Tahoe picked up speed as it …

Influence, Persuasion, & Personal Presentation: Why to Look Your Best | The Art of Manliness

Are you intentionally making mistakes at work to make yourself look incompetent?<p>Are you purposely sabotaging your presentations?<p>Are you setting …

Sir Paul McCartney interview: 'I’m telling my entire life story here'

He may be 71, but Sir Paul McCartney has been on tour for much of the past four years, and he shows no signs of slowing down<p>Stage right at the Tokyo Dome, one hour shy of showtime, with 50,000 fans already in their seats and the heady pre-concert atmosphere slowly intensifying, John Hammel, Sir …

Jimi Hendrix At Woodstock

Often deemed the music performance that defined the 1960s, music expert and Jimi Hendrix scholar Joel Brattin has picked up on some of the most …

Guitar

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon discovered through his work that he has the brain of a psychopath, and subsequently learned a lot about the role of genes in personality and how his brain affects his life.<p>In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen …

Why China Is Heading For A Greek Style Crisis On A Grand Scale

For years, China and Greece have had something special in common: A long cultural history that has helped shape the modern world. And from the late 1970s to this day, they shared something else — a semi-Soviet economic model whereby a large part of the economy has been subject to the direct or …

Photographs of Atomic Bomb Tests Are Like Science Fiction Made Real

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

First world war: an imperial bloodbath that's a warning, not a noble cause

Tory claims that 1914 was a fight for freedom are absurd – but then history wars are about the future as much as the past<p>They were never going to be able to contain themselves. For all the promises of a dignified commemoration, the Tory right's standard bearers held back for less than 48 hours into …