Keri M. McDonnell

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The Jedi Order Is Dead, Long Live the Jedi Order

Set in the early days of the Empire, Marvel’s current <i>Darth Vader</i> comic has done some excellent worldbuilding to flesh out how the universe of the <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

Here comes the esports revolution – are video gamers the Tom Bradys of tomorrow?

Investors, the news media, and academia are all beginning to recognize that interactive gaming lies at a confluence of evolving technology and …

Overwatch League

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population started its steady decline …

New Orleans

How Trump Is Remaking Evangelicalism

A new book shows the fracture lines the 45th U.S. president has created within American Christianity.<p>This fall, Christian students at Princeton dropped the word “evangelical” from the name of their fellowship. They felt the term is increasingly “confusing, or unknown, or misunderstood,” the …

Faith

The LAN Cafe Is Making A Comeback

At a modern LAN cafe in downtown Manhattan, a teenager with floppy brown hair zones out to a <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> Twitch stream. He’s lounging …

Café

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

How Crowdfunding Site Patreon Is Helping Artists Build Media Empires

Creative types can already make tens of thousands of dollars a month on Patreon. Now the site is giving them even more power to build their businesses.<p>In the spring of 2013, musician Jack Conte was frustrated with the challenge of supporting himself as a creative person in the internet age. Conte, …

San Francisco

Fit Chick's 10 Minute Fat-Frying Workout

​Kick start your metabolism and melt fat in just ten minutes<p>No time? Use these dynamic exercises to put all your muscles in motion, raise your heart rate, improve power, and make some muscle to burn fat and stay fit. By activating nearly every muscle in your body and keeping your heart rate …

Workouts

17-year-old entrepreneur has Yelp in her crosshairs

After raising $280,000 in pre-seed funding, TagDat is off to a hot start. You’ve probably never heard of the recommendation app, as it launched just under a year ago and competes in the same space as heavy-hitters like Yelp and TripAdvisor. That could soon change.<p>Co-founded by 17-year-old Jiyuan …

'Ghost In The Shell: Deluxe Edition' Manga Review: An Excellent Re-Release Of A Cyberpunk Classic

Before the anime adaptations of <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, there was the original manga by Masamune Shirow and it changed the world of cyberpunk fiction forever.<p>When this manga first appeared at the end of the late 80’s, it was during the final part of Japan’s boom years. Many thought the good times would …

Anime

In the eternal battle of Windows versus Mac, the tide is turning in Microsoft's favor

Around the mid-aughts, things settled into kind of a stable duopoly, as Apple found its niche as the maker of premium hardware for the culture-conscious, and Windows PCs earned a rep as the computer of the mainstream, especially for gamers and office workers.<p>Apple opened the door for users to …

Touchscreens

Japan’s long history of blurred sexualities and gender-bending

Until very recently, sexual acts in Japan were not linked to sexual identity<p>I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku District still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young …

Japan

The Ultimate 30-Minute Get Fast Workout

Put every second in the fitness bank with this short-duration, high-yield sweat session<p>We all love to ride lots, but sometimes life’s demands only leave us time to ride a little. Don’t sweat it—you can still sweat a ton when you're sneaking in a quick ride.<p>Sarah Kaufmann, an elite mountain bike …

Extreme Sports

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

9 Celebrity Nutritionist–Approved Ways to Beat Your Sugar Cravings

As I sit here writing this, I'm munching on a pink Himalayan–salted dark chocolate caramel bar. I don't even like dark chocolate, but this particular …

9 Healthy Things Successful People Do Every Morning

For most of us, healthy living includes semi-regular workouts and attempts to eat as healthy as possible. But work, family, and the occasional happy hour have a weird way of intercepting even the most stringent wellness plan. As does the snooze button, because—as you've been told time and time …

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

Genetic Engineering

Social media is a rapidly growing frontier of violence against women and girls

LONDON — Crimes which involve use of the internet, social media and other forms of technology to "humiliate, control and threaten" women are on the …

The best strength training exercises for women

Toughness training is a crucial component of any kind of physical fitness or weight loss strategy. A great weightlifting strategy can help to tighten …

A Magic: The Gathering addict moves to China | Ars Technica

"The more I re-invested into Magic, the more I placed all of my self-worth into the game."<p>This piece is an edited excerpt from James Hsu's recent …

Computer Science

Kathryn Bertine on the Price of Reaching Your Goals

<i>Editor's Note: This feature first published in the September 2016 Print Edition of</i> Bicycling.<p>The note would be short—where things were, who should be told about what. Instructions on where she would be. She wasn’t positive about that location yet, but it would be somewhere in the woods.<p>For Kathryn …

Cycling

Chatbooks: Capturing Your Life in a Gorgeous Photo Book

Roughly 15 years ago, I was rummaging through a pile of photo scrapbooks. None were the same size, some had photos sticking out of the top, and they frankly looked unsightly on our family room bookshelf. That’s when I came up with this ahead-of-its-time idea: Someone should start a printing service …

Google Play

Practise, not play through.

At the end of each lesson we ask you to practise. What many of you do is go home and PLAY THROUGH and I’m afraid this isn’t good practice. Here is …

Electric Guitar

Principal Bassoon David McGill Resigns from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Accepts Teaching Position at Northwestern University

David McGill, principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has resigned his position with the orchestra in order to accept a full-time …

Gretchen Carlson Is Suing Fox News' CEO. This Might Be Why

Solving All the Wrong Problems

Every day, innovative companies promise to make the world a better place. Are they succeeding?<p>Here is just a sampling of the products, apps and services that have come across my radar in the last few weeks:<p>A service that sends someone to fill your car with gas.<p>A service that sends a valet on a …

Silicon Valley

Why it took me eight years and 300,000 words to say goodbye to World of Warcraft

We wanted to be awesome; World of Warcraft had other plans<p>I never meant for my rage to see the light of day.<p>Raw, fuming, unbridled wrath poured out into page after page of nonsensical cry-babying. I hardly expected it to fill more than a few paragraphs. But posting on the <i>World of Warcraft</i> forums …