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Oddly Compelling Visualizations Of CGI Musical Instruments

I remember watching Animusic videos on PBS in the early 2000s. I was always vaguely fascinated by them, even though the graphics looked kind of …

Percussion

11 Photos of 1980s Malls That Will, Like, Totally Blow Your Mind

Of the thousands of images that photographer Michael Galinsky took in malls during the summer of 1989, this one really seems to strike a nerve, but …

Urban Design

MovieScanner Lists Metadata for All Your Digital Movies

Windows/Mac: A quick look at a video file’s metadata can tell you which one you need for which device, and whether you have a good copy or need to …

Metadata

How Can I Tell If Food Left at Room Temperature Is Safe to Eat?

<i>We've all been there, tempted by morsels left out in the open for who knows how long. But when is a long time too long? When is exposed food no</i> …

Robert Rodriguez expanding 'From Dusk Till Dawn' into a TV series

1996 cult classic <i>From Dusk Till Dawn</i> has already gotten a sequel and a prequel, and now it's becoming a TV series. El Rey Network, founded by Robert Rodriguez and set to launch next month, announced yesterday that the series has begun filming, with a 10-episode season coming early next year. The …

How to film a Wes Anderson parody the 'Saturday Night Live' way

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> recently lampooned Wes Anderson's films in a Halloween special sketch. The trailer — for a fake horror film called the Anderson-esque <i>The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders</i> — was put together by the show's director of photography, Alex Buono. In a lengthy and illuminating …

Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' heading to Broadway in 2014

Alanis Morissette will soon join a long line of popular performers taking their talents to Broadway. <i>Variety</i>reports that the singer-songwriter is working on adapting her classic 1995 album "Jagged Little Pill" for the stage.<p>Morissette is currently working with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom …

If you want some gory hard science fiction, you need to read Parasite

Mira Grant, author of the social media zombie series Newsflesh, is back with another tale of pandemics that threaten to transform humanity into …

Science Fiction

Anti-Communist propaganda is more awesome than any horror movie poster

Horror movies and Weird Tales magazine have given us some beautiful, spooky and unnerving works of art. But if you really want a dose of scary …

American Horror Story renewed for a 4th season

But what will the new creepshow focus on? We can only guess.<p>It was announced today that Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy's horror show will soldier on, …

Payback Is a Bitch for Abortion Clinic Protestors, Thanks to a Brilliant Landlord

Todd Stave has the unenviable position of being the landlord of a building in Germantown, Maryland, which he leases to an abortion provider called …

Lady Gaga to perform in space in 2015, reports Us Weekly

Lady Gaga will soon hit pop music heights only dreamed of by the likes of David Bowie and will.i.am. <i>Us Weekly</i> reports that, thanks to Virgin Galactic, the diva will be heading into space to give a special performance for her fans in early 2015.<p>The performance, which will comprise one song, will …

The Internet Archive seeks donations after fire destroys $600,000 of equipment

A fire at the Internet Archive's San Francisco scanning center has destroyed an estimated $600,000 of digitization and scanning equipment. Fortunately no one was injured in the blaze, but the property damage has ruined "some physical materials" that were yet to be digitized, and restricted the …

The Bottle Boys Perform a Cover of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Song ‘Under the Sea’ Using Only Bottles

While standing in a pool, all 5 members of The Bottle Boys performed a beautiful cover of <i>The Little Mermaid</i> song “Under the Sea” using only …