Gerald F. McDowell

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Why Portland-Themed Businesses Are Big in Japan

Tokyo trendsetters are putting a bird on it.<p>A large record collection and vintage knickknacks grace the wood-paneled interior of Paddlers Coffee. …

Melania Trump Stumbles Upon Dozens Of Husband’s Haunting, Macabre Self-Portraits

PALM BEACH, FL—Saying she was still coming to terms with what she had seen several days earlier, Melania Trump told reporters Monday she was left …

13 Killer Netflix Picks to Watch Right Now (Other Than Stranger Things)

As everyone in the universe is aware by now, <i>Stranger Things</i> is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from …

H.P. Lovecraft Writes Descriptions for the Sample Clips on Brazzers

This article is part of the The Great Authors Series series.<p>You're Busted! Now Pound Me! (Big Tits At School)<p>Knowledge, that curiosity that exists …

The French sci-fi comic that inspired Blade Runner and Akira

A huge chunk of the modern sci-fi canon owes its existence to one thing: a psychedelic, avant-garde, and frequently X-rated mindfuck of a French comics anthology from the 70s and 80s called <i>Metal Hurlant</i>. Literally ‘Howling Metal’ in French, its influence has been cited by everyone from Ridley Scott …

Science Fiction

Pedro Varela Paints a Dreamlike, Tropical Universe

The tropical worlds of Pedro Varela (b. 1981 in Niterói, Brazil) look like they belong in a psychedelic dream or the pages of a storybook. And while …

Contemporary Art

Retro future Illustration by Alejandro Burdisio #art #hifructose #illustration #alejandroBurdisio

Acrylic and color pencil on paper by Tran Nguyen @mynameistran #art #hifructose #painting

ISIS threaten French magazine Charlie Hebdo after new cartoons

<b>Charlie Hebdo staff</b> have been threatened with a new attack following the publication of their latest edition, the cover of which features a cartoon …

How One Misunderstanding in the 1870s Created an Entire Sci-Fi Subgenre

The year: 1877. The discovery: life on Mars.<p>At least, life was <i>thought</i> to have been discovered on Mars. Here’s the story of how a single misunderstood …

Science Fiction

Woody Pirtle's Secret to Clever Logos

One assignment I give my students early in the school year is to draw 100 visual clichés in 20 minutes. I define these as ideograms that represent a …

Graphic Design

Jerry Lewis’ holocaust comedy given to Library of Congress, The Day the Clown Cried won’t be screened for a decade (VIDEO).

In the early ’70s, Jerry Lewis directed and starred in a holocaust comedy about a circus clown imprisoned in a concentration camp, ultimately used to …

19 Books To Read If You Loved The "Harry Potter" Series

Maybe you'll never find a book better than Harry Potter, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy reading other novels about magic, friendship, and adventure.

Books

An Australian HR assistant is making beautiful, sad, sexy art with MS Paint

With some TLC, MS Paint can do spectacular things<p>Miranda Lorikeet, aka Lazy Bones on Tumblr, is an artist who leads a double life as an HR assistant in Sydney, Australia. While other artists use expensive materials or software, Lorikeet crafts landscapes, portraits, and abstractions with MS Paint. …

Meet the Punk Rock Illustrator Who's Worked with Jay Z, Wu Tang, Dropkick Murphys, and More

The art school grad has created lively, ultra-detailed illustrations and merch designs for a wide range of impressive clients.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Brian Butler</i><p>I first met Brian Butler at Riot Fest in Chicago. The Cure was closing out the final night of the festival, and as I stood at the muddy …

Chechnya Vs. Charlie: Grozny Holds Biggest Protest Ever To Oppose Muhammed Cartoons

In the biggest rally ever in the North Caucuses, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov rallied the faithful to denounce the West and the Charlie Hebdo …

Jiggling eyeballs, monsters and trousers populate Sophy Hollington's new work

Sophy Hollington has been busy making some sassy new printed matter. With fan art, band T-shirts, record sleeves and commissions from <i>The New York</i> …

The Surreal Graphite Drawing of Amandine Urruty

Amandine Urruty is a French artist with a ferociously devoted interest in graphite drawing. She creates Fantasia-esque dreamscapes filled with …

7 historical figures who wrestled with depression (and how they eased their suffering)

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Abraham Lincoln liked to tell jokes and funny stories, while Franz Kafka relied on a rigorous exercise routine<p>Bruce Levine<p>January 21, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What did Abraham Lincoln, Georgia O’Keeffe, William James, …

Literature

Why Is It So Hard to Draw From Imagination? Here's How to Do It!

This is how it begins. You see a mighty dragon in your mind, its frightening head, shiny scales, marvelous wings, a long tail with a row of spikes... …

Cool $59 pocket synthesizers from Teenage Engineering

Teenage Engineering, makers of the amazing $850 OP-1 synthesizer, have designed three nifty $59 pocket synths: the PO-12 "rhythm" drum machine, the …

GOP senator wants you to never read full Torture Report, because you can't handle the truth.

U.S. Army Military Police escort a detainee to his cell during in-processing to the temporary detention facility at Camp X-Ray in Naval Base …

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in federal prison

Brown originally faced more than a century in prison on a swathe of charges relating hacks targeting corporations. He admitted lesser crimes to …

USA McDonald's fries have 14 ingredients. UK McDonald's fries have 4.

Here's a followup to my earlier post about McDonald's fries. In 2013 Food Babe posted the ingredients for McDonald's fries in the US and in the …

The First Historical Thesaurus of English Contains Almost Every English Word From Old English to Present Day

<i>An example of results for the word “excellent”</i><p>The Historical Thesaurus of English Project, started in 1965 by British historical linguist Michael …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

This Chart Is a Quick Reference to Virtually Every Type of Pasta

Pasta is a great, quick dish that's not hard to cook correctly, but there is some logic around which type of pasta goes with what sauce. This chart …

How to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal Using a Soda Can in 6 Steps

When your life is nothing but trolling and viral videos, having a bad wi-fi connection can be incredibly irritating. Poor loading times, lost connections, and more can put a strain on your time browsing the internet. However, there are some ways to improve your Wi-Fi connection.<p>However, even in the …