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Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

Watch the Creepy-as-Hell First Trailer for ‘Pet’

Starring Ksenia Solo and Dominic Monaghan of <i>Lost</i> fame, <i>Pet</i> is one film you might want to swerve these holidays should you be squeamish or scare easily.<p>…

Horror

These Gateway Drinks Will Up Your Cocktail Game Dramatically

Staring down the menu at a cocktail bar can be an intimidating prospect for the uninitiated. What’s the difference between “Martini” and a martini? What’s an old-fashioned no. 1 versus a no. 2? What makes a daiquiri a daiquiri exactly? And it never helps that every bartender in the country makes …

Vermouth

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Film Festivals

22 Greatest Novels Everyone should Read

We have put together the list of 22 Greatest Novels everyone should read, in which not all are the most famous ones, but all of them have one …

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

Why elections are bad for democracy | David Van Reybrouck

Our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people<p>Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Documentaries

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

Science Fiction

21 Beautfiul Boozy Drinks To Try This Season

Hello there, booze.<p><i>For more cocktail recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

Arnold Palmer

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

Documentaries

This Star Wars Fan Film May Contain the Goriest Moment the Galaxy Has Ever Seen

<i>Star Wars: Exile</i> is a 16-minute fan film about a pair of Jedi who must confront a sinister Inquisitor in the employ of Darth Vader and the dark side. …

20+ Funny Cartoons By Illustrator John Atkinson

You may remember a post we did a couple of months ago featuring illustrator John Atkinson's super-abridged versions of classic novels. Well now <b>Bored</b> …

Social Media

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

5 Animated DC Comic Movies That Are Better Than 'Batman v Superman'

They might struggle with live-action, but DC animation is awesome.<p>The question was asked for years prior to any announcement of a "Batman v Superman" film or plans for a Justice League franchise: How are they going to introduce the characters of the Justice League all at the same time?<p>What people …

Bar Guide to Mixed Drinks

Serving a selection of mixed drinks is a fun and easy way to welcome your party guests. If you don't know how to bartend, don't worry! Here are our …

Recipes

9 Brilliant Ways to Use Canned Tuna

Go beyond the classic tuna salad.<p>From pasta to pizza, here are nine terrific ways to use the pantry staple.<p>Canned tuna is excellent for quick, …

These novels about Ancient Rome could be the most important political books you'll read this year

The Republic is in danger. Populist leaders — including one of the country's richest men — are stirring up resentment among the masses against the …

A Bitter George Lucas Says He Sold Star Wars to 'the White Slavers'

He releases all his anger in a new interview.<p>You almost feel bad for George Lucas: He has to sit back and watch Disney take over his beloved franchise and crank out the biggest movie in the world right now. Critics and fans alike heap praise on a film that he has nothing to do with. Since he likens …

Star Wars

3. We Are Still Here

<b>Tomatometer Percentage:</b> 95% Writer-director Ted Geoghegan's We Are Still Here is a strong entry into the so-tired-it's-yawning sub-genre of haunted …

Horror

13 Emotionally and Intellectually Intense Books from 2015

Whatever you attend to is what you will become. There are 3 things I kept track of this year in Evernote journals - my exercise routines, experiences …

Refugee Resettlement Means an Alternative to Extremism

When Cuban refugees flee from Communism, we hail their heroism and welcome them to the United States. We recognize that they have voted with their feet, rejected extremist ideology, and opted for a better life.<p>Syrian refugees, too, have expressed their opinion of authoritarianism and extremism by …

The Most Important Article You Will Read About Muslims and the Presidential Race

There are currently 16 hopeful candidates running for president and the majority of them have expressed an animosity towards Muslims. The result of their hatred being displayed across the media and rallies nationwide has played a significant role in fueling unjustified hatred towards Muslims. A …

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

Science Fiction

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

Science Fiction Movies

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful …