Dan O'Brien

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The 80s heavy metal compilations that changed our world

It didn’t matter that the album covers were all toe-curlingly terrible, adorned by the kind of images you might find under the pillow of a …

Classic Rock

Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' Extols Chicago's Lack of 'Douchery'

For those scoring at home, <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> took only two shots at Chicago-style deep-dish pizza in his love letter to the city posted via Medium on Sunday in conjunction with the latest episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown<i>."</i> The show also debuted Sunday night<i>,</i> with Bourdain trying to give …

From Dungeon Master to Scrum Master: 15 Software Development Lessons from Dungeons and Dragons

I started playing Dungeons and Dragons in about the 5th or 6th grade. I didn't get good at it for a while, but once I did, I didn't play much longer (insert reference to "The Best Days of My Life" here.) Dungeons and Dragons taught me a few lessons that I didn't realize would turn out to be great …

The Black Dahlia Murder Are The Blue Collar Death Metal Potheads This World Needs

"I really wanted to have the long hair, and the gauntlets, and one day it clicked—that’s never going to happen, dude. You’re never going to look cool."<p>In a genre where easy classification is a virtue and humorlessness is the law, a band like The Black Dahlia Murder reminds us all why we became …

Death Metal

Brian Staveley Shows How To End A Fantasy Epic With The Last Mortal Bond

Bringing a fantasy epic to an end is a lot harder than it looks, and as I cracked open the final installment of Brian Staveley’s <i>Chronicles of the</i> …

Books

Verizon to let you opt out of 'supercookies'

After complaints from privacy advocates, Verizon will allow users to turn off so-called supercookies that can track online behavior.<p>Following an outcry from privacy advocates, Verizon says it will give users the ability to shut down supercookies that track their online activities.<p>Supercookies …

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

Kinja Roundup

<b>Deadspin</b> "Way To Go, Paul": Hulk-like Hockey Parent Breaks Glass With Slap <b>| Gawker</b> Jay Leno Deftly Sidesteps Bill Cosby Question <b>| io9</b> A Simple …

Classic Metal Albums, Redesigned

So many skulls! So much black! So much blood! Let's imagine a world where, instead of trying to look badass, metal albums wanted to look more …

Capitals to join Blackhawks in honoring equipment manager Clint Reif

WASHINGTON — The death of Blackhawks assistant equipment manager <b>Clint Reif</b> on Dec. 21 continues to resonate throughout the NHL.<p>In the Hawks' dressing room at Nationals Park, where they will face the Capitals in the Winter Classic on Thursday, a stall is dedicated to Reif, and the players continue …

Fabulously Creepy Reads by 13 Women Writers

Photo: Courtesy of Publisher<p>In the horror-and-thriller pantheon, women writers have often been given (especially) short shrift. Sure, you've read Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe and maybe even H.P. Lovecraft—maybe you were even assigned them in school. But have you heard of Charlotte Perkins …

Books

How to Get Your Grill Into Fighting Shape to Kick Off the Season

It's easy as one, two, three<p>It's got cobwebs and splotches on it. It's covered in a layer of dust in your garage. It hasn't been opened in very long time.<p>No, it's not your high school yearbook. It's your grill.<p>But now is the time for it to make its seasonal debut, as the warm weather is here across …

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