Jacob McConnell

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The Podcast That Tells Ingeniously Boring Bedtime Stories to Help You Fall Asleep

According to Greek myth, Hermes, the cleverest God, used his inimitable wit to tell stories so long-winded, so fatuous, that they lulled the many-eyed monster Argus to sleep. By the same logic, insomniacs of modern times are often advised to read the phone book or—the classic choice—to count sheep …

Calgary police ‘howler’ device causes cars to vibrate as cops approach

CALGARY – If you experience an approaching police vehicle in the near future and notice your coffee shaking in the cup holder or your hands pulsating …

How Noma took Tokyo: What happened when the planet's best restaurant moved to the gourmet capital of the world?

The dining room will have been dismantled by now, the tableware and furniture packed up. The final cuttlefish soba noodles and iced rose-petal broth …

RMR: Upton & Downey

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The Exercise You Should Do Before Every Workout

Perform this move to jump higher, run faster, and lift more weight<p>For most men, a warmup involves a light jog and maybe some arm circles. "But if you want to take your training to the next level, that's not enough," says David Jack, mastermind behind <b>The High-Intensity Body-Weight Workout.</b> "A great …

Gilchrist: What's cooking in Calgary's dining scene for 2015?

2014 was a good year for restaurant openings in Calgary but many projects were pushed back because of the 2013 flood. So 2015 will be a bumper year …

The 17 Best Films You Didn’t See In 2014

The 17 Best Films You Didn't See In 2014<p>It’s the waning days of 2014, and we’ve emerged from our holiday food coma for a last few looks back at the …

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

Welcome to Pitchfork's list of The 50 Best Albums of 2014.<p>Listen to selections from this list via two Beats Playlists: Vol. 1 (50-26) | Vol. 2 (25-1)<p>Ben Frost puts a lot of thought into his music, technically and conceptually. His song titles and interviews pack his dense, throbbing scrawls with …

1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Download 1,300 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 45,000 …

Putin 'not 100% sure' on Syria disarmament

Russian president says he has confidence stockpiles will be removed, but he cannot guarantee its success.<p>Vladimir Putin says he is not certain that all of Syria's chemical weapons will be destroyed under an international plan that averted US-led military action.<p>The Russian president was crucial to …

Report: Donor countries failing Syrians

Donor countries, among them France, Qatar and Russia, are failing to adequately provide urgently-needed funding for the humanitarian crisis in Syria, an international aid agency has said.<p>Oxfam, in a report released on Thursday, said its research revealed that many donor countries were not …

Bangladesh strike enters second day

A nationwide strike in Bangladesh has entered a second day after a senior Islamist leader was handed the death sentence for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.<p>Thursday's strike was the latest to hit Bangladesh, which has been reeling from deadly violence …

Assad to destroy chemical weapons 'in a year'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to destroy his stockpile of chemical arms but said it would take one year to do so and will cost about $1bn.<p>In an interview with Fox News, the US television channel, Assad also said his country was not gripped by civil war, but had been infiltrated by …

Iran releases prominent political dissidents

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh among 11 political prisoners freed unexpectedly by authorities.<p>Eleven of Iran's most prominent political prisoners, including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, have been unexpectantly freed by authorities in Iran days before President Hassan Rouhani's first …

The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants

Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August. After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard an unfamiliar voice coming from his daughter’s room; the person was telling his sleeping 2-year-old, “Wake up, you little slut.” When Gilbert rushed …

Sheltered #1

<i>The town of Safe Haven is anything but.</i><p>Writer Ed Brisson and artist Johnnie Christmas’ brand new series <i>Sheltered</i> stood out as one of Broken …

Scientists Probably Discover A New Species Of Frog

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Internationally Acclaimed OGN “The Leaning Girl” Launches in the USA

After over a decade, the world-renowned, multi award-winning graphic novel series, Les Cités Obscures (The Obscure Cities) returns to the United …

Picks of the Week: Occupy Comics #1 and 9 Other Solid Choices

Started off in what seems forever ago, <b>Occupy Comics</b> initially started off as a Kickstarter project, it is now seeing print thanks to <b>Black Mask …

Pick of the Week – 05.15.2013 – Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher #1

Richard Corben is 72 years old. I had no idea. He’s literally twice my age, and when he does comic book work, I pay attention. Obviously, it’s not …

Jean-Pierre Jeunet Week Amelie, 2001 Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel

You Can Now Enjoy Cole Sprouse In Comics Form Thanks To Riverdale

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>An …

5 Recent Graphic Novels You Don’t Want to Miss

These graphic novels have been chosen because they were all released in the past 6 months and equally combine qualities of well-crafted concepts and …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 47 mins ago TV News<p>DC Universe's Doom Patrol has added Trust star Brendan Fraser to its ever-growing cast.<p>3 1 hour ago CBR Exclusives<p>BOOM! Studios' …

Save Money and Shop Smart: Know the Style Pyramid | The Art of Manliness

Let’s just be honest: style, for men, is a hard thing to grasp. It’s especially hard when buying new clothes. We always forget our sizes, we don’t …

Advance Review: Jupiter’s Legacy #1 – A Brave New World

An intriguing beginning, containing a single panel that is worth the cover price alone.<p>Mark Millar is, of course, the master of hype. From the …