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Here are the 28 most-anticipated albums of March

New releases really ramp up for March, with a glut of offerings from veteran rockers (The Breeders, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo), underground rap …

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

I spent 453 hours in Fallout 4 and all I got was this stinkin’ inner peace

How to turn your favorite game into a meditation practice<p><i>Fallout 4</i>’s Boston Commonwealth doesn’t really seem like the ideal place to start a new hobby. Post-apocalyptic Beantown is kind of a scary place if you’re extremely susceptible to jump scares, like I am.<p>What I found over the equivalent of 20 …

5 Ways To Make Your iPhone's Battery Life Less Horrible

You are not alone.<p>For some iPhone users, iOS 11.0, the update for Apple’s mobile devices released in September, has been rife with problems. There’s a weird bug that messes up the letter “I,” as well as a design flaw in the Calculator app that seems to affect quick number crunches.<p>Many also say …

Batteries

These are best sci-fi movies you should be watching

Great sci-fi movies deal with the future, big ideas and (quite frequently) how something in space will try and kill you.<p>We'll leave the arguments …

Science Fiction

20 Streaming Services That Aren’t Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime

From art-house movies to British TV to anime and Bollywood, here is a sampling of the expansive world of (legal) online streaming.<p>It's been 10 years since Netflix first opened our eyes to the world of streaming movies and TV shows directly to our computers. A year later, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video …

Televisions

What the hell are all those jobs listed in film credits?

Anyone who’s ever stuck around through a film’s credits has probably started asking themselves the same kind of questions as the names rolled on and …

Filmmaking

2016 Has Been A Golden Year For Strategy Games

As you may have noticed from being on the internet or talking to other human beings, 2016 has been a bit of a shitshow. But if there’s one piece of …

Time I

Best Cheap Gaming PC Build

Shopping for PC components can be intimidating if you’re not up to date on hardware news. Fortunately, we’ve done the research for you and have put together three tiered builds (cheap, mid-range, and high-end) geared to deliver great gaming experiences.<p>You can certainly build a gaming PC for less …

Brock Turner: The Sort of Defendant Who Is Spared “Severe Impact”

June 8, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Ten years ago my firm represented a kid on a minor drug charge. This kid played an instrument – for the sake of this …

Wes Anderson’s 2001: A Space Odyssey marries the work of two filmmakers

Few filmmakers are as known for their meticulous shot planning, editing, and mise en scène as Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick. Both also use or used …

Revisit The Lord Of The Rings with this (completely inaccurate) guide

For those looking for a rundown of the events of <i>The Lord Of The Rings</i> complete with the names of characters and locations for events, keep on …

Here's how CGI helped create that amazing Quicksilver scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past

Check out this detailed breakdown of how Rising Sun Pictures did the visual effects for one of the most amazing Quicksilver scenes in <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i>.<p>The music really sells it for me, that and the atomic wedgie.<p>For a full write-up of the process, make sure you hop over to the website …

With Hound Tall, Moshe Kasher brings a new podcast to the airwaves

<i>In Podmass,</i> The A.V. Club <i>sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends 10–15 of the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own</i> …

Person in dragon shirt questions verisimilitude of video game “dodge rolls”

<i>Kotaku</i>’s Nathan Grayson unearthed a recent YouTube video that questions whether a common action-game tactic—dodging and rolling to escape …

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“Boxcar” was Jawbreaker’s perfect kiss-off to punk purists

<i>In Hear This,</i> A.V. Club <i>writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth …

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

Karen O channeling Robert Plant? Rad! We picked one essential cover from each of the last ten years<p>This century has been a golden age for cover …

Jack White

This Gadget Automatically Tunes Any Guitar In Seconds

The TronicalTune is your very own pocket roadie<p>Throughout their 23-year history, automatic guitar tuners have remained stubbornly complex systems that cost thousands of dollars and require tedious professional installation. Chris Adams, CEO of Tronical in Hamburg, Germany, has figured out a way …