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Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a …

Portuguese Street Artist Turns Junk Into Amazing Owl Sculpture

Talented Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo (aka Bordalo II) has done it again, creating a beautiful and colorful owl sculpture on a wall in the …

Cory Doctorow: rstevens: The human body is a disgusting marvel.

A Collection of Bento Box Art Portraying Popular Disney Characters

Artist Micky Araben has created a beautiful collection of bento box art portraying popular Disney characters. More of Araben’s bento box designs are …

Art

This Bizarre Fruit-Covered Massive Farmers’ Market Is Nothing Like Where You Buy Produce

Featuring four-story tall strawberries, seven-story ears of wheat, and 200 apartments, the Markthal building in Rotterdam is among the wackiest sustainable urban living experiences we’ve seen.<p>Step out of an underground parking garage in Rotterdam, and you’ll suddenly be standing under one of the …

Eminem and Rihanna Salute Veterans at 'The Concert for Valor'

In honor of Veteran’s Day, music’s biggest stars united in Washington, D.C. to pay tribute to the nation’s veterans at “The Concert for Valor.” The …

How To Cure Your Burnout Without Quitting Your Job

In my career coaching work, I hear from hundreds of burnt out, depleted and demoralized professionals every month. They desperately want to run away, escape to a shiny new career that they believe will heal all their suffering. I know what this feels like, as this was me after a brutal corporate …

Interesting Stuff on Twitter: "A woman got a surprise in a box of wings she bought from McDonald’s. The head — including the beak, eyes and comb http://t.co/bZPbuT8Q5u"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>namelesstv</b><p>“@<b>neverknownfacts</b>: A woman got a surprise in a box of wings she bought from McDonald’s. The head ! …

HitFix

In Praise Of Negasonic Teenage Warhead Of ‘Deadpool,’ A Truly Essential Superheroine<p>The Franchise Era Of Filmmaking: What Is It, And How Did We Get …

The Full Story Behind The Terribly Weird Final Season Of ‘Roseanne’

By the end of its first season, <i>Roseanne</i> was the second most popular show on television. By season two, it hit number one, beating <i>The Cosby Show</i> by 200,000 viewers. The ABC blue collar sitcom would stay in the top-10 until season eight, when it dropped to #16. That’s when things got weird.<p><i>Roseanne</i> …

Danny Elfman on Oingo Boingo, film scores, and the Beatles almost ruining Batman

<i>In Set List, we talk to veteran musicians about some of their most famous songs, learning about their lives and careers, and maybe hearing a good</i> …

J.K. Rowling Wrote 6 New Harry Potter Stories

Just in time for Halloween, which is like Christmas for wizards (they celebrate Christmas, too, but that's more of a cultural thing), J.K. Rowling …

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Studio Ghibli delivers a new masterpiece with The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

A devastating and deceptively simple tale adapted from 10th-century folklore, Isao Takahata’s <i>The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya</i> distills a millennium of …

This one-minute short is creepier than most full-length horror movies

Horror is a genre that often benefits from minimalism. It’s no coincidence that many of the most successful and enduring horror films of all time …

2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon

The 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships, sponsored by Just For Men, took place on Saturday, October 25th at the Keller Auditorium in …

Halloween Candy, Ranked by Healthiness

Candy and "healthy" don't really go together, but some candy is better than others. As you go through the buckets of candy brought home tomorrow, …

Halloween

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 8

It's now 69-37 (65%) on the year.<p>Cortana is a Windows Phone virtual assistant that's using an algorithm from Bing Predicts to pick every NFL game. The system correctly predicted 15 of 16 World Cup knockout stage games. After a so-so start to the NFL season, Cortana is 35-10 (78%) in the last three …

Interview: Simon Rich on Guilt, Humor Writing, and Being the Worst Person Ever

Jessica Gross | Longreads | Oct. 2014 | 17 minutes (4,290 words)<p><i>By the time Simon Rich graduated from Harvard, where he served as president of the</i> …

My Night With Afghanistan's Only Female Warlord, Commander Pigeon

I’d been living in Afghanistan three weeks when my guide, a young Afghan named Sharif Sahak, showed me a photograph of the country’s only known …

Afghanistan

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

Neil Gaiman

How You Make Decisions Says a Lot About How Happy You Are

‘Maximizers’ Check All Options, ‘Satisficers’ Make the Best Decision Quickly: Guess Who’s Happier<p>I was witness to a tricky marital exchange last week, when my sister and her husband were trying to name their new red Labrador puppy.<p>Rachel had spent hours trolling for ideas on the Internet and …

If Iconic Pop Culture Vehicles Were Transformers

This is 'If They Could Transform', a series of digital paintings by artist Darren Rawlings imagining famous pop culture vehicles as Transformers. …

Prescription coffee mug

I'm not usually one for novelty mugs, but the prescription coffee mug seems to reveal a deep and important truth about my relationship to coffee. …

'12 Days' wish list: Gonzalez-Estrada II

<i>In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of</i> …

'Cheap Thrills' Red-Band Trailer: Meet the Leanest, Meanest Thriller of 2014 – /Film

<b>Cheap Thrills</b> is one of my favorite movies of 2013. It’s a genre fan’s paradise: one messed-up idea, explored to the limit of its potential, with …