Ashley Elstro

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50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

5 Exercises You Are Not Doing That Could Improve Your CrossFit

If you are an avid CrossFitter, you have heard this phrase before: “Constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensities.” CrossFit …

Fishing and Camping Top Activity List for Lightning Deaths

Men also at much higher risk of lightning strikes than women, says study released for National Lightning Safety Awareness Week.<p><b>This week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, timed because summer is peak lightning season. John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the National</b> …

Unbelievably Photorealistic Paintings of an Elegant Bride

Though this image of an elegant, swan-like bride clutching with one arm to the table behind her as her flowing gown drapes on the wood paneled floor below may seem like photograph of refined taste, it is actually a painting by artist Rob Hefferan. The photorealistic work of the English painter is …

Painting

Politically Charged Installations Made of Colorful Edibles

An anonymous trio of artists, known simply as three, have been collaborating on politically driven art installations that incorporate a playfully colorful aesthetic. Using individually wrapped pieces of candy and fish-shaped soy sauce packets, the artists have constructed a number of works that …

Fukushima

Chinese State Newspaper Faces Backlash Over 'Dishonest Americans' Articles

China's People Daily is on the defensive after outrage over its "Dishonest Americans" column.<p>The state-run newspaper, with an estimated circulation of around 3 million, has published three stories in the series starting in March, each designed to show a "more objective picture" of how Americans …

Morality

Two College Kids Made The Best Science Fiction Game Of The Year

*So far.<p>It's getting harder and harder to find reasons to play the $60 mediocrities foisted upon consumers by big gaming when titles as polished, as thoughtful, as haunting, and as cheap as Facepalm Games' <i>The Swapper</i> keep surfacing. Released today on Steam, the latest Finnish gem (after April's</i> …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …