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5 years later, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is still the queen of J-pop

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the star who foreigners imagine when they picture Japanese pop at its most bizarre. A tiny girl wearing clownish clothing, …

Street Photography

Review: Netflix's STRANGER THINGS is a Fun, Heartwarming Ride...With a Dark Side

Cosplayers Recreate Dance Scene From THE MASK

Revered Indian Leader Joe Medicine Crow, Last Crow War Chief, Dies at 102

Joe Medicine Crow, the respected historian of Montana's Crow Tribe and the last surviving Plains Indian war chief, died Sunday at age 102, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said.<p>Big Horn County coroner Terry Bullis confirmed Medicine Crow's death in a hospice facility in Billings, NBC station KULR …

Native Americans

Indian Children's Law in Choctaw Foster Case Praised by Some, Criticized by Others

A California couple's fight to reunite with a 6-year-old foster child who was taken from their home last week because she is 1/64th Choctaw Native American has cast a spotlight on the Indian Child Welfare Act.<p>The law has been long hailed as a protective tool for Native American communities by some …

Child Welfare

Robot Cops Hunt Down Mutants in Teaser Trailer for Stephen Amell’s CODE 8

The Lone Gunmen Are Returning To THE X-FILES!

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

24 Hours in L.A.’s Koreatown with Native Son Roy Choi

The food truck chef tells us about his new restaurants and his favorite things to do in K-town.<p>Roy Choi is a multi-faceted chef and entrepreneur, a …

Japan Accepts USA's Giant Robot Duel Challenge!

David Letterman Signs Off

Al Gore

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

5 Awful MORTAL KOMBAT Rip-Off Games That Time Forgot

Bonkers Trailer For Puppet Film YAMASONG Features Voice Talents of Nathan Fillion, George Takei, and More

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

Neill Blomkamp's ALIEN Film Will Not Interfere With PROMETHEUS 2 Plans

Missing Pet Posters From Around The World Are Weirdly Moving DIY Designs

Making a poster for a lost pet is one of the saddest design projects there is. But as Canadian artist Ian Phillips reveals in <i>Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World,</i> many of these posters end up as moving artistic homages to our animals. “The posters are like little mystery stories,” …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

POWER/RANGERS UNAUTHORIZED [BOOTLEG UNIVERSE]

Bruce Campbell Says ASH VS. EVIL DEAD Could Go 5 Seasons, Plus New Plot Details

Why Samsung Design Stinks

Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.<p>Kevin Lee calls it “Steve Jobs Syndrome.” As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for …

Tomorrow’s Skyscrapers And iPhones Could Be Made Of Super Steel!

A new alloy discovered by Korean researchers makes steel as strong as aluminum at almost the exact same cost.<p>When you look at the gadgets that surround you, chances are, they’re made of aluminum. There’s a reason for that. Steel might be great for everything from skyscrapers to cookware because of …

Philippines moved homeless people to luxury resort for pope's visit

The Philippines government came under fire on Friday after admitting that hundreds of homeless people were taken off Manila’s streets and put into luxury accommodation during Pope Francis’s recent visit, when he preached compassion for the poor.<p>Members of parliament demanded an explanation after …

Homelessness

Listen to the music that the Beagle 2 probably played on Mars in 2003

Britpop

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much …

Audiophile

Skateboarding Fail

THE REVENGE OF THE BEASTS by Sebastian Linda Dresden based filmmaker and skateboarder Sebastian Linda spoiled us with “The Epic And The Beasts“ last year. Now he's back for more epic camera trickery: “When I was a kid I saw a skater jumping for the first time, I believed it was magic that made him fly. I realized that this has been a childish fantasy. But this year we decided to bring back my dream“. http://www.lodownmagazine.com/index.php?page=25&modaction=showItem&id=4318