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Intense Michael Shannon puts dramatic human face on foreclosure crisis in '99 Homes'

Starting with "Man Push Cart," his 2005 debut feature, writer-director Ramin Bahrani has made a career out of socially conscious melodramas by putting a dramatic human face on issues more usually found on editorial pages than entertainment sections.<p>Bahrani's latest film, "99 Homes," an examination …

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A Better Neck Shave in 10 Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark “Mantic59” Herro.</i><p>The neck can be a particularly troublesome area to shave. Some just can’t seem to get …

Hacker Brings Down <i>New York </i>Magazine Website Because He Really Hates NYC

On Sunday night, <i>New York Magazine</i> published the accounts of 35 women who say Bill Cosby raped them. It’s a powerful, first-hand narrative coupled …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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New Humble Bundle Wants to Help You Make Your Own Games

The latest Humble Bundle has kicked off, and this one is a bit different than the usual fare. Rather than simply offering games on the cheap, this bundle offers a variety of tools to help you create your own games.<p>Included in the bundle is software like RPG Maker VX and Spriter Pro (the full list …

“The Third Man”: Why this masterful 1949 Euro-noir about the age of American arrogance and power is more relevant than ever

<b>Valli (left) and Joseph Cotten in "The Third Man." (Rialto Pictures)</b><p>Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten play Cheney and Bush (almost) in Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s restored thriller<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>June 25, 2015 10:59pm (UTC)<p>British director Carol Reed’s 1949 Euro-noir “The Third Man” is justly famous …

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Society: one of cinema’s greatest finales

Truly, those at the 1999 gala premiere of The Sixth Sense were the lucky few. To have witnessed M Night Shyamalan’s opus without foreknowledge of its twist ending must have been a transcendent experience – one denied to all those who’ve seen the film in the years since its climax went down in …

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5 Healthy and Quick Lunches You Can Make For $5

Prep a few minutes the night before and you’ll eat like a king come noon—without straining your wallet<p>It’s no secret that brown-bagging your lunch is cheaper, healthier, and all around better than buying an overpriced, oversized sandwich at the corner deli. But even so, most of us don’t have much …

Breakout creator-owned comics success story Lumberjanes headed for movie adaptation

Boom! Studios' <i>Lumberjanes</i> is an adventure series created by four women specifically to capture a market of young female readers in a big way. Its success in that arena looks like it's being rewarded in the now-traditional comic book way: <i>Lumberjanes</i> is getting a movie.<p>According to The Wrap, 20th …

#TheDress: have researchers solved the mystery of its colour?

Gold and white or blue and black? Why did people see The Dress so differently? Researchers believe the key might lie in our exposure to artificial light<p>The image of The Dress that went viral this year and split friends and families over the colour of its stripes has sparked a fresh debate among …

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Evoland II: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder - Official Trailer - IGN Video

This RPG sequel features multiple graphical styles, from 8-bit sprites to 3D polygonal models.

The CHIP Is A $9 Computer That Can Almost Do It All

If you need a computer about the size of a credit card, look no further. The CHIP is a $9 single-board computer that runs Linux and can do just about anything you want it to… including play Quake.<p>The board includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as optional ports for VGA and HDMI monitors. On board …

Artists explore how 9-11 shaped the Muslim self

Two brothers, born nine years apart, have been exploring that theme as it relates to their Islamic identity - before and after the September 11 …

Induction Cooking: Which Is The Best Induction Cooker?

Induction cooking is all the rage right now due to its convenience and energy efficiency. With so many of them to choose from, how do you know which …

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This New Book Deflates The 'Eat, Pray, Love' Fantasy—And Offers A New One

Dropping the word “enlightenment” into a novel’s title can be read as a provocation of sorts. It implies certain aspirations, certain promises of insight and revelatory character development.<p>In Andrea Gillies’ <i>The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay</i>, this insinuated promise is an ever-elusive lure …

Claim your PlayStation Vita settlement credit now

If you've been anxiously waiting to claim the credit Sony owes you after it settled with the Federal Trade Commission over misleading PlayStation Vita ads, you'll be glad to hear that you can finally take action. The company handling Sony's settlements has launched a website that lets you file a …

How Nice Guys Can Impress Women

Follow these steps to score like a jerk—without becoming one yourself<p>Men always ask us why women won't sleep with nice guys. We will. It's just that jerks have been able to perfect the first-impression package that catches our attention. And in our years as sex-advice columnists, it has become …

Post Modern Skateboard ditches everything except two wheels

What is the essence of a skateboard? It seems that some people, for some reason, under the inspiration of some muse or other substance, asked this …

Dying Light Reaches 3.2 Million Players

If I saw a zombie, I'd travel to the Sun too.<p>Techland has announced that Dying Light has amassed 3.2 million players since its release in …

Here's our first look at footage from the live-action Attack on Titan movie

The post-apocalyptic kaiju tale of the bestselling manga and critically acclaimed anime series <i>Attack on Titan</i> has been known to be making its way to a live-action screen adaptation, and now thanks to Dobre Namin, we can get a first look at it.<p>Not all of the footage in this video is from <i>Attack on</i> …

Sym explores social anxiety disorder through puzzles and platforms

<i>Sym</i> is a platform puzzle adventure that takes shyness and social anxiety as its theme.<p>Due out on Steam at the end of this month, it's been written by Verona, Italy-based developers Sebastiano Morando and Francesco Lanciai, aka Atrax Games.<p><i>Sym</i> centers on a 2D character called Josh, who exists in two …

The iPhone’s best new puzzle game is about NSA surveillance

TouchTone is an addictive time waster that makes you think<p>The most popular mobile games don't demand much from you. You can zone out to <i>Candy Crush Saga</i>, and games like <i>Threes</i> only require your attention for short bursts. Out of sight, out of mind is a fine summation of my mobile gaming habit.</i> …

Don't Be Deceived, These Amazing Photos Are Actually Works Of Art

Despite what your eyes are telling you, these pictures are actually remarkable oil and acrylic paintings by Patrick Kramer.<p>Each scene can take the …

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Classic video games make the best NBA logos

The designer behind pop culture adaptations of sports logos — Star Wars baseball teams, for example — now drops some NBA logos modeled on great video game franchises. Ladies and gentlemen, preeeee-senting your Chicago Bowsers!<p>This is the work of Mark Kenny, known online as AK47 Studios. (Not the …

Inside the Flurry and Excitement of the FOG Design+Art Show

The Friedman Benda booth, featuring the work of Misha Kahn. All photos by Patricia Chang Photography for Curbed.<br>With the arrival of the second annual FOG Design+Art fair at Fort Mason, San Francisco's collectors, socialites, interior designers, and self-titled design nerds have all been buzzing …

The 12 Zodiac Signs Reimagined As Nightmarish Monsters

<i>Libra</i><p><b>US-based artist</b> Damon Hellandbrand has an amazing illustrated series. He took the 12 different zodiac signs and transformed them into hellish …

What Did People Use to Mask Surgical Pain Before Modern Anesthesia?

Other than ingesting alcohol and narcotics in sufficient doses to induce a state of analgesia, for most of its history, people in the West got …

LG shows off a gaming monitor with ultra-wide screen

South Korean gadget maker LG Electronics announced that it will introduce a 21:9 “UltraWide” monitor for gamers next week. The 34-inch curved-screen monitor is among the first to take advantage of Advanced Micro Devices’ FreeSync technology, which eliminates images which “tear,” or are not …

Claim a free game and give up the right to sue over Assassin's Creed Unity

Those who bought the season pass for Assassin's Creed Unity are off and downloading their free game now, a make-good for Ubisoft shipping broken game that needed four patches in its first month. Game Informer offered a useful reminder that's worth repeating here: You're giving up legal rights by …

Watch Bill Nye use emoji to explain evolution

Bill Nye, children's science educator and former Science Guy, has taken to viral videos to explain the nature of life, the universe and everything.<p>Sporting a rad bowtie and an army of cute emoji, Nye explains exactly how life began on earth, with complex molecules replicating over time, eventually …