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American Literature And The 'Mythos Of The Boozing Writer'

<b>Listen · 7:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>There is a long history of alcoholism in American literature. The heavy drinking of writers like Ernest Hemingway and Hart Crane inspired a kind of myth of the American writer as a genius armed with a typewriter and a bottle of whiskey. The success …

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Lost in Ordos

Insane Clown Posse and ACLU sue FBI over calling juggalos a gang

The ACLU and members of the Insane Clown Posse have filed a lawsuit against the FBI over its classification of the Juggalos (ICP fans) as a gang. …

What Does the Spleen Do?

Have you been subjected to the ridiculous music video by Norwegian duo Ylvis called <i>The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?).</i> Thankfully a group of talented Harvard Medical School students did a much more tolerable and educational spoof of the viral video, calling it <i>What Does the Spleen Say?</i> It was created …

Crazy Aerosol Challenge Has Teens Burning Themselves with Sprays Just for Kicks

There’s always some weird teenage trend or the other doing the rounds online. The latest one has kids spraying aerosol deodorant on to their skin at …

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CHARLES SHEFFIELD Its Your Voodoo Working EXCELLO

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I should've asked my mom.

There’s Going To Be A ‘Paul Blart’ Sequel And Probably An Apocalypse

It had been talked about. People in powerful circles whispered the rumors in between virginal sacrifices. Children would wake up late at night screaming, “IT’S HAPPENING! IT’S HAPPENING!” leading their parents to call upon priests to perform exorcisms. All the while, we hoped and prayed that it was …

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An A-to-Z Guide to Making Your Indie Band Not Suck in 2014

There are already enough terrible bands in the world.<p><i>Image by Cei Willis, corner graphic by Sam Taylor</i><p>Indie dudes* in indie bands: Can we just put everything down and stop for a second? Literally everyone else making music: you are OK. Carry on with what you are doing. People making hectic …

Rolls-Royce launches its new Ghost, the V-Specification

You can have one of over 44,000 colors. Choose wisely.<p>Just in case the standard Rolls-Royce Ghost isn't quite special enough for you, the company has just revealed a new limited edition Ghost called the'V-Specification.' The new car is still every inch a Rolls Royce—big, heavy, and …

Bevel - Ape to Gentleman

Bevel, the first end to end shaving system for men with sensitive skin – developed by founder Tristan Walker; a pioneer of Foursquare and former …

20 Manly Aphorisms | The Art of Manliness

When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a …

The Making of Return of the Jedi (Enhanced Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> J.W. Rinzler & Brad Bird<p>This enhanced multi-touch eBook made specially for iBooks transforms <i>The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi</i> into an immersive multimedia experience worthy of the original film. It features exclusive content pulled from the Lucasfilm archives by author J. W. …

Introducing the Best of CES 2014 finalists!

CES 2014 is only just officially beginning, but the show has already been an eventful one for us. To select finalists for the Best of CES Awards, Engadget's senior editors have been pounding the pavement at the Las Vegas Convention Center to find top contenders for the 13 categories in the running, …

Iron Smoke Whiskey

Even though we haven’t tried Iron Smoke Whiskey (yet!), we have no problem recommending it for the following reasons: it has a cool name; the logo is …

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Did "Frontline" Go Too Far?

The influential documentary series argues federal prosecutors could be doing more to go after SAC Capital's billionaire founder Steve Cohen.<p>Toward the end of <i>Frontline</i>'s <i>To Catch a Trader</i>, the documentary that aired last night about the insider-trading scandal that's ensnared billionaire hedge fund …

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How Your Job Gets You Drunk

Should you blame your boss if you hit the bottle too hard?<p>Clear your head before happy hour. Stress kills men’s self-control—and could make you drink more, suggests a new study from the Netherlands.<p>Scientists asked two groups of men and women to perform a task before drinking alcohol. One was a …

How to Take a Dick Pic. (Yep.)

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Good morning.</b> Are you up? Awake, we mean.<p>Okay. Then there's a threat that you'll decide to send an ill-advised self-taken photograph of your manhood to a woman. But it's okay. We get it.<p>Though not as well as Madeleine Holden, a Kiwi lawyer who in …

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Chris Christie was a ticking time bomb as a politician. It was only a matter of time before he blew up

The bridge scandal is just one of many instances where Christie couldn't control his temper. He lacks discipline for higher office<p>If there is a singular skill that separates presidential contenders from presidential "also-rans" it is discipline. The ability to stay on message, to keep emotions in …

A 54-Minute Conversation With Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen doesn't do a lot of interviews, so when he called <i>Rolling Stone</i> recently, we decided to ask him not only about his new album, <i>High</i> …

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15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Abandoned Detroit Parking Garage Turned Into Street Art Gallery

(Images via Sam Rodriguez/Photo 313)<p>The Library Street Collective underwent a massive endeavor, dubbed The Z Project, to turn a 10-story parking …

Huge Solar Flare Headed to Earth