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Not All Minecraft Time is Created Equal

Last night I found myself saying something that made my ears feel funny as I said the words. "You wanna go play some Minecraft for a little while?" I said to my six-year-old daughter.<p>We have some history with Minecraft. (They call it Minecrack at our school.) It was about two-and-a-half years ago …

Codex Gigas: Inside the Mysterious ‘Devil’s Bible’

The bible shown here is three feet tall and weighs 165 pounds. It’s made of the skins of 160 animals. The handwriting throughout the Codex Gigas is …

Backyard Build: Sturdy Wood Plank Loveseat

If you’ve been looking for perfect outdoor seating for your backyard or patio, but have found readymade options to be lacking in both charm and durability, this project’s for you! Build your own gorgeous and sturdy wood plank loveseat, then customize it with colorful stains or paints to suit your …

Woodworking

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

This Is the Food You'll Eat on Mars

Thanks to these two chefs, interplanetary explorers are going to eat surprisingly well<p>There are plenty of ways Mars wants to kill you. It has very little atmosphere. It's cold. There are thick dust storms. The planet doesn't protect the surface from deadly space radiation the way that Earth does. …

Food

Bottoms Up: Build These Stylish Adjustable-Height Bar Stools

If you’ve got a bar, workshop, or breakfast nook in need of seating and you’re up for a serious weekend challenge, break out your power tools, because I’ve found the perfect project for you! If you’re ready to reach beyond beginner-level woodworking, now just might be the right time to try your …

Woodworking

Free Comic Book Day is this weekend, and here are all the covers (pictures)

Graphic Novels

Jack Ely, 'Louie Louie' Singer and Former Kingsmen Member, Dead at 71

Singer had long been suffering from unspecified illness<p>Jack Ely, the former singer of the Kingsmen and the most famous voice behind the garage-rock …

Music

Sun Kil Moon and Jesu Working on Collaborative Album

<i>Photo by Ken Estep</i><p>Sun Kil Moon and Jesu are releasing a collaborative album together, according to the latter band's mastermind, Justin K. Broadrick. He announced the news via Twitter this morning, but offered no additional details regarding a title or release date. <i>FACT</i> originally reported the news.<p>…

Iron & Wine and Band of Horses Team for Covers Album

<i>Photo by Charles Peterson</i><p>Iron & Wine's Sam Beam and Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell have announced an album of covers called <i>Sing Into Your Mouth.</i> It features songs originally by Talking Heads, Sade, El Perro del Mar, Spiritualized and more; check out the full tracklist below. It's out this …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Produce and Star in an Upcoming ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie Based on the 1980s Television Show

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in an upcoming <i>Fraggle Rock</i> movie based on the 1980s television series created by Jim Henson. From the …

The 2015 NCAA Tournament is going to be fantastic; here are 64 reasons why

Every March is great, but this March is shaping up to be extra special. Let's take a look at a bunch of reasons (64!) why.<p>The First Four is cool and all, and this year's quartet of opening games deserves credit for keeping us adequately occupied on Tuesday and Wednesday night, but let's be real: …

College Sports

MLB hoping to 'maximize' final day

Major League Baseball says it has scheduled every game of the regular season's closing day to start at the same time because it hopes to elevate the …

Joe Nathan booed at spring training, says fans aren't 'part of my life'

Nathan and Tigers fans have a history of not getting along, but it's still unusual for a player to be booed at spring training because of a poor …

Detroit Tigers

Carrasco, Quintana among AL's breakout candidates for 2015 season

<i>Who's going to bust out as a star this year, and who's simply going to bust? Before the start of the regular season, Cliff Corcoran and Jay Jaffe are</i> …

Baseball

Polanco, Grandal among NL players ready to break out in 2015

<i>Who's going to bust out as a star this year, and who's simply going to bust? Before the start of the regular season, Cliff Corcoran and Jay Jaffe are</i> …

Baseball

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Charles Bukowski loathed potheads: ‘I like drunkards, man’

Despite being a famously proud drunkard of monumental proportions, author/brawler Charles Bukowski didn’t have a lot of nice things to say about …

15 vinyl releases to look out for in early 2015 - Page 3 of 16

<b>William S. Burroughs</b> <i><br>Nothing Here Now but the Recordings</i> <b><br>(Dais Records)</b><p><b>Due: Jan</b> / Pre-order<p>Beat Generation leader and icon of ’60s counter-culture, …

Hear a Great Radio Documentary on William S. Burroughs Narrated by Iggy Pop

William S. Burroughs is one of the most mythologized American authors of the 20th century. When you recall the details of his life, they read like …

William S. Burroughs

Jack White Pays $300,000 for First Elvis Recording, Reissuing It on Record Store Day

Jack White has revealed in an interview with <i>Billboard</i> that he was the mysterious bidder on the first vinyl record ever cut by Elvis, which recently sold for $300,000. The record in question featured covers of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" that were recorded in 1953. In the …

The Man in the Van

He throws 96. He's the Jays' No. 1 prospect. He signed for millions. And he lives in a VW camper. Meet Daniel Norris, the most interesting pitcher in …

Flashback: Watch Johnny Cash 'Get Rhythm' in Early TV Appearance

The Man in Black, who would have turned 83 today, performs on Tex Ritter's 'Ranch Party' TV show in 1957<p>Had Johnny Cash lived past the age of 71, he …

Johnny Cash

Odds say Nationals, Dodgers, Angels and Cardinals will win big in '15

Atlantis Casino in Reno says Washington and L.A. only teams likely to top 90 victories. At the bottom, Phillies and Twins probably won't reach 70. …

Baseball

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Cocktails

MLB's Best Starting Rotation Could Come from Unlikely Source

Link to Media<p>Meet the Cleveland Indians, owners of the best starting rotation in baseball.<p>Wait, where are you going?<p>OK, you're skeptical. Doesn't that title belong to the Washington Nationals, who just signed Max Scherzer and gilded the lily that is their stellar starting five?<p>Or how about the …

Baseball

‘Cosmos’, Distorted Photos of Space Printed From Film Eaten by Bacteria From Body Parts and Public Places

<i>A Photograph of the Crab Nebula Eaten by Bacteria Found on a Table at a Red Lobster Restaurant</i><p>In the photo series <i>Cosmos</i>, bacteria are grown on …

6 Outrageously Offensive Comic Book Supervillains

Kanye West Says He's Working With Taylor Swift, Taylor Told Him He Should Have Gotten on Stage With Beck at Grammys

Kanye West appeared on this morning's broadcast of "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" to discuss a variety of topics such as his comments at the Grammys, his relationship with Taylor Swift, and the impending launch of his Adidas shoe line. You can listen to audio of the interview above.<p>In particular, he …