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Do the Culture Wars Really Represent America?

A new book argues that the country needs to reclaim the “vital center” of politics.<p>Depending on who you’re talking to, the story of America’s founding may be told very differently. Some liberals might describe a nation animated by secular Enlightenment values, where freedom from religion is just as …

Trump vs. the Globalists

At the first major international gathering of Trump’s presidency, America’s new president topped the agenda even though he wasn't there.<p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Donald Trump was everywhere and nowhere.<p>His name came up almost constantly—in side conversations, in pointed questions to panelists, in …

Donald Trump

All Style, No Substance - Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Impressions

When Ghost Recon: Wildlands was first announced, I wrote an article on why it appeared to be disrespectful towards the Ghost Recon name. The …

Miyamoto: Nintendo’s internal studios have ‘mastered’ the Unreal Engine

Epic Games already confirmed that the upcoming Switch console supports the powerful Unreal graphics toolkit, but now Nintendo claims it has experimented and mastered the engine itself.<p>Nintendo creative director Shigeru Miyamoto told a gathering of the publisher’s investors that the company built …

Game Development

In Public: The Problem Of Architecture Review Boards

<i>Sign-up for the Urban Milwaukee daily email</i><p>The Kimpton. Photo from Google Earth.<p>We are talking about buildings these days. Mayor John Norquist …

Urban Design

Curbed Comparisons: What can $150K buy you in Detroit right now?

This week, we’re taking a look at a few properties for sale around Detroit that are listing between $100,000 and $150,000. Which is the best property? Which one has the best value? And more importantly, which would you choose?<p>This first one is a handsome single-family home in North Rosedale Park. …

Morag Myerscough redesigns Sheffield Children's Hospital bedrooms with geometric interior patterns

Acclaimed British designer, Morag Myerscough has created bespoke bedrooms for Sheffield children’s hospital.<p>The designer who previously created a …

Physiology

This 19th century English schoolhouse has been converted into a spacious home

It's enchanting inside and out<p>Behold our latest dream home, a converted schoolhouse located in the village of Spurstow in Cheshire — an area rife …

See How One Designer Transformed a Waterfront Residence on New York’s Shelter Island

Russell Riccione’s dramatic makeover of a getaway in Dering Harbor honors its location with maritime accents<p><i>This article originally appeared in the July 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Some people call Shelter Island, New York, which is just a nine-minute ferry ride from Long Island’s glamorous …

Interior Design

Foster + Partners breathes new life into the Kulm Eispavillon in St Moritz

Foster + Partners just unveiled the newly-renovated Kulm Eispavillon – and it’s simply spectacular. Located in St Moritz, home to Lord Foster …

314 architecture studio h77 house in voula, athens

<b>sitting at the foot of the imittos mountain, the h77 house by 314 architecture studio is a private four story residential building in voula, a</b> …

Architecture

Buddy, A New Japanese On-Floor Gaming Chair

Meet Buddy, a new $40 gaming chair from Japan that isn't even being released until April but is already number one on Amazon Japan's 'home' best …

Gaming

What Nintendo Needs to Prove With Switch

Japanese electronics giant will reveal all tonight during a live event in Tokyo. Here's what it needs to get right<p>Last year, Nintendo did something a …

How to talk to teens about computer games

Our son spent the long weeks of last year’s summer holidays bunkered in his room — mastering foreign domains, roaming landscapes full of gunfire and …

2016's 'Hitman' was great because it didn't let players binge

<i>Hitman</i>'s 2016 success was moored to a simple idea: shut down the binge.<p>Yes, the drawn-out release of six episodes during an eight-month period <i>also</i> …

Democrats can't win until they recognize how bad Obama's financial policies were

During his final news conference of 2016, in mid-December, President Obama criticized Democratic efforts during the election. “Where Democrats are characterized as coastal, liberal, latte-sipping, you know, politically correct, out-of-touch folks,” Obama said, “we have to be in those communities.” …

Middle-class

[Updated] No Man's Sky Releases Foundation Update on PlayStation 4

[Updated] No Man’s Sky Releases Foundation Update on PlayStation 4<p>/ November 27, 2016 at 7:25 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>The space exploration game <i>No</i> …

Nintendo is turning The Legend of Zelda into an escape room game

Gorons IRL<p>It turns out <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> isn’t the only <i>Zelda</i> adventure in the works — Nintendo is also creating a new escape room puzzle game based on the world of Hyrule.<p>Called “Defenders of the Triforce,” the real-world game is being built in collaboration with escape room …

Legend of Zelda

8 expert tips for turning your gaming obsession into an IRL career

If video games are your passion, good news! You can turn that love into a living. The bad news? Thousands of people have the same idea.<p>At PAX …

Coding 101: Getting Started as an Adult

<b>Technology continues to play a greater role in everyday life, but those who weren’t exposed to computers or programming languages in school are</b> …

Meet the author bringing the recipes of Westeros and Warcraft to our world

When Chelsea Monroe-Cassel finished reading <i>A Game Of Thrones,</i> she was so inspired by Sansa Stark’s love of lemon cakes, she came up with a recipe of …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

An insider’s tale of making Pittsburgh great for residents of all ages.<p>5:04 a.m. Today5:04 a.m. April 3, 2018<p>There’s a limit to how much people trust …

New York City

Experience the "Brutal Faith" of Gottfried Böhm's Pilgrimage Church in Neviges

<i>This exclusive photo essay by Laurian Ghinitoiu was originally commissioned for the fifth issue of</i> LOBBY<i>. Available later this month, the latest</i> …

Architecture

London Lincoln Plaza crowned UK’s worst building

The winner of the 2016 Carbuncle Cup, awarded to Britain's worst building, is Lincoln Plaza in London, a 31-story luxury residential tower ...The …

London

Surprise as US ends Myanmar economic sanctions

<b>The US decision to lift all of its remaining economic sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma, has surprised many.</b><p>To understand the shock, let me first present three key facts.<p>First, US President Barack Obama could not have taken this decision without Aung San Suu Kyi's approval. She is just too …

Asia

Japan Will Start Joint Patrols With the U.S. in the South China Sea

Japan will begin joint training patrols alongside the U.S. in the South China Sea, its Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said on Thursday.<p>In a speech at …

China