Melanie Teal Phelan

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HomeMade Modern EP8 $5 Bucket Stool

The $5 bucket stool epitomizes exactly what we are trying to do at HMM. The stool is durable, simple to make and aesthetically pleasing. It looks …

Amazon Video now lets you download movies and TV straight to Android SD cards

One of the big advantages of Amazon's video-streaming service has always been the ability to download its content on mobile devices. That way, if you're taking a flight, or just want to save on battery, you can watch films and TV shows without having to connect to the internet. Now, Amazon has made …

Google updates Maps and Earth apps with super sharp satellite imagery

From NASA's Landsat 8 satellite<p>Google has updated its mapping applications with new, higher-resolution imagery from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, the company announced today. That means Google Maps and Google Earth now contain far sharper and more detailed photographs, which Google used to update its …

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

Science Fiction

25 Purposeful Spine Tattoo Designs for Women and Girls

Tattoos are usually associated with men, it is what the common people would think about. Nowadays, more people are opening up to the tattoo culture. …

Body Art

Neil Gaiman Is Getting His Own Television Series!

One of fantasy’s biggest names is getting an anthology television series. Sky Arts will be airing <i>Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories</i>, with production …

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

When Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all agree on something, it’s worth paying attention.<p>All three have warned of the potential dangers that artificial intelligence or AI can bring. The world’s foremost physicist, Hawking said that the full development of artificial intelligence (AI) …

Curvology by David Bainbridge review – the female body, dissected and confused

A study that sets out to identify the factors that influence eating disorders, body image and clothing choices collapses in a welter of contradictions<p>“Being fat isolates and invalidates a woman,” wrote Susie Orbach in 1978’s <i>Fat Is a Feminist Issue</i>. “What is it about the social position of women …

The film industry’s sorry state: There were fewer female protagonists in 2014 than there were in 2002

<b>"Hunger Games," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Fifty Shades of Grey"</b><p>There is a clear hunger for diverse depictions of femininity on screen<p>Anna Silman<p>February 10, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Whatever you might feel about the aesthetic or political merits of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, at least …

Shades of Grey

Romeo Is a Dirtbag. So Why Is Romeo and Juliet Our Favorite Love Story?

Valentine's Day-timed <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> tie-ins can be found everywhere, from the upper-middle-brow NEH-funded PBS series <i>Shakespeare Uncovered</i>, which premiers a Joseph Fiennes-hosted episode on <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> on February 13th, to San Francisco's campy Castro Theatre, where the fare for February 14th …

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Black Feminist Blogger Speaks the Truth

Amid tokenistic television and a whitewashed Oscar season, Aph Ko’s web series Black Feminist Blogger pulls up the curtain and reveals the …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Sleater-Kinney and “Broad City” discuss feminism, music and rules for pooping on tour

<b>Sleater-Kinney and Broad City (NPR)</b><p>It’s all about “the unapologetic obliteration of the sacred”<p>Sarah Gray<p>January 21, 2015 6:22pm (UTC)<p>The comedic duo from "Broad City" sat down to chat with the recently reunited band Sleater-Kinney. The end result was alternately enlightening and rollicking.<p>NPR …

Broad City

109-Year-Old Woman Reveals Her Hilarious Secret to a Long Life

A daily bowl of porridge along with THIS does wonders apparently.<p>It turns out finding The One isn't all that it's cracked up to be, at least according to Scotland's oldest woman, Jessie Gallan. Gallan turned 109 earlier this month and recently shared her secret to a long life with a local news …

How-To: Lego Inspired Paper Snowflake

Looking for a winter craft to keep the kids busy? The Pink Stripey Socks blog has come up with these adorable Lego Minifigure snowflake designs. The figurine’s symmetrical shape works so well in snowflake form.<p>I am certain they will make your holiday decor that much more awesome! Get the full …

Lego

The Year In Nerd: A Look Back At 2014’s Geeky Television

The 2014 season was a banner year for geeky TV. Everything came up nerd this year, from DC and Marvel duking it out on the airwaves to time travel romance to <i>The Walking Dead</i> beating the NFL in the ratings. So what’s good, bad, and weird? Let’s take a look.<p><b>Zombies Are More Popular Than …

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NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

However, as with many large NASA projects, the SLS has already been delayed from an initial flight in 2017, and lawmakers in Congress, who must approve NASA's budget, are concerned about further delays and cost overruns. Whether NASA is able to keep the project on track remains to be seen, but at …

Christy Mack: The Porn World Unites Over A Fallen Comrade

The adult film industry has banded together to aid the mohawked starlet, who says she was beaten to within an inch of her life by her ex-lover—an MMA …

Orange Is The New Black bet on its characters and won

<i>For 2013’s best-of-TV list,</i> The A.V. Club<i>’s TV writers got together to discuss the shows that got us talking the most over the past 12 months. We’re</i> …

TV

Iceland's Police Shoot And Kill Suspect For First Time Ever

An armed police operation in Iceland has resulted for the first time in a death when police in the country's capital shot and killed a man Monday.<p>The unnamed victim, a man in his late 50s, was said to have been firing a shotgun inside his apartment and out of the windows Monday morning in east …

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A Very (Very!) Bon Appétit Thanksgiving

One reader made an entire Thanksgiving dinner using Bon Appétit recipes—and everyone loved it<p>As you may have noticed, every now and again—usually about once a month—we put out a magazine filled with recipes. Why do we do this? Call us crazy, but it's always been our hope that readers <i>cook the …

HBO Go appears on Chromecast support page, streaming support likely coming soon

Just a few weeks ago, Pandora became the latest app to receive support for streaming via the Chromecast, as did Hulu Plus just before that. This left a couple of key holdouts, one of which being HBO Go. HBO Go has been rumored as coming to the Chromecast since the device’s launch, with HBO …

Stunwall: A super simple web app to make your photos look gorgeous

Just came across Stunwall via Hacker News)which appears to be just a very simple way to upload a photo and add a filter to it. What makes this different to others I’ve seen is the elegance of the filters. They’re not too extreme by default and have a beautifully subtle, natural, feel to them.<p>You …

Bearing Witness To Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht

On a busy street in Berlin's shabby-chic district of Kreuzberg, the gray and dirty pavement glistens with little brass cobblestones. Millions of these stones are embedded in sidewalks all over Europe. They commemorate the last address the city's Jewish residents called home before the war.<p>Etched …

Jason Clarke and Ben Whishaw join Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos' pretty weird-sounding movie

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2009 film <i>Dogtooth</i> was a supremely unsettling story of a family’s sheltered existence. An uneasy black comedy …