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The 1 percent’s frothing paranoia: Tom Perkins is a symptom

How fear and fantasies of the rich have saved their wealth so far<p>A funny prank would have been for Barack Obama to announce at his State of the Union address last night that he was going to confiscate all of Tom Perkins' money and redistribute it to the masses. I mean, no matter what the president …

The Republican Clown Car

<b>I'm going to miss Barack Obama's presidency</b>, if only for the fact that his State of the Union address has become an occasion for Republicans to proudly let their freak flags fly. Let us see what we had last night. We had Randy Weber, tweeting about his fear of our tyrannical kommander-in-chef. We …

Affordable Care Act

Border drone crashes off California coast

Affirming concerns about the proliferation of domestic drones, a mechanical problem brought down the UAV<p>Concerns about the proliferation of domestic surveillance drones -- aside from those relating to privacy -- have fallen on the issue of safety, such as crashes and midair collisions.<p>No doubt the …

Hot Olympian Makes History

But beyond her beauty is serious skill and determination. Before last year, Bright had never even <i>competed</i> in snowboard cross—one of the sports she's now taking on in Sochi. And her most amazing feat is perhaps what she said to herself a year ago when she entered that first competition: Challenge …

20 Of The Junkiest Books About Drugs You’ll Ever Read

More books everyone should read before they go to that great rehab in the sky.<p>***<p><i>Jerry Stahl is the author of 8 books, including the narcotic memoir</i> Permanent Midnight<i>, made into a movie with Ben Stiller, and, more recently, the heroin-and-GMO epic,</i> Happy Mutant Baby Pills.

Books

Five Books that Taught Me Something About Being a Man

T Cooper, the author of Real Man Adventures, picks his favorite books about the subject of masculinity<p>I am a man. A fact I don’t take for granted, by …

Weird Origins of 8 Popular Band Names

There are some weird bands out there with some even weirder names. Here's a collection of bands and the story of how they came up with their titles. …

The Deathbed Confessions of William Butler Yeats

When the poet died 75 years ago, three of his most brutal poems were in the current issue of The Atlantic.<p>Seventy-five years ago today—on January 28, 1939—William Butler Yeats died at a boarding house on the French Riviera. He was 73 years old, at the height of his fame and glory. “Mr. Yeats …

8 Grammys 2014 Moments You Couldn't See on TV

From Lorde's beeline back to her seat to Taylor Swift's quick standing ovations<p>Although thousands of people were at the Staples Center to see the …

Music

21 Truly Insane Stories Behind Your Favorite Foods

Prepare for your mind to be blown and your stomach to growl.

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

<i>Naoki Hiroshima is the creator of Cocoyon and a developer for Echofon. This post originally appeared on Naoki’s Medium blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p><i>Update: PayPal has denied that its customer service representative divulged credit card information over the phone. GoDaddy has</i> …

Scathing Yelp Review Could Cost Woman $750K

It’s the one-star review that could end up costing one woman as much as $750,000.<p>This morning, jurors are hearing testimony from Christopher Dietz, a …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Pacific Ocean

5 Ways Your Healthy Diet Is Making You Tired

Who doesn't wish for more energy at least a few dozen times a day? Of course, you know that a good night's sleep, regular exercise, and effective …

The Ridiculous Roots Of The Worst Political Story Of 2012

Questionable sourcing in Columbia.<p>Sworn statements in a South Carolina defamation case have lifted the curtain on one of the strangest episodes in the 2012 election cycle, in which Twitter briefly exploded with a false rumor that one of the Republican Party's brightest stars was about to be …

Journalism

The Simpsons' Tribute To The Passing Of Mrs. Krabappel

Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel since 1990, passed away late last month at the age of 70. This is The Simpson's tribute to her from …

How Republicans Rig the Game

Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their …

Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

Advertisement<p>75 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two …

How to take the perfect naked selfie

Madeleine Holden critiques penis photos on Tumblr — for style, not for size. She shares her best tips with Salon<p>Like most things of import in my life, I found the Tumblr "Critique My Dick Pic" through Twitter. Since I work from home, I clicked on the link, although if you work in an actual office, …

The Rise of Polyamory: So What If Celebrities Have an Open Marriage?

When Will Smith was allegedly caught getting intimate with a woman who is not his wife, Jada, gossipers immediately jumped to allegations of an open …

Watch: Lou Reed’s final interview

A month prior to his death, Lou Reed participated in a photo shoot for French audio headphones company Parrot. Out of that we’ve gotten Reed’s final …

David Bowie stars in Louis Vuitton "short film"; watch classic BBC Bowie doc 'Cracked Actor'

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p><b>David Bowie</b> is staying busy this year doing everything except the one thing everyone wants him to do — play live. His latest: a starring …

String Theory

<i>Overtones is a column that examines how certain sounds linger in our minds and lives.</i><p>"You picked a heck of a subject because most people, they don’t know. They don’t understand. It’s very rare for someone to even <i>think</i> like that."<p>This is what Philly Soul composer Thom Bell tells me when I reached …

Listen to Beastie Boys’ isolated vocals for “Intergalactic”

Though we’ve heard impressive isolated vocal tracks before, our recent discovery of audio from an old Britney Spears concert succinctly demonstrated …

Watch/Listen: Madlib's Hour-Long Boiler Room Set

Madlib: Boiler Room DJ Set (via SoundCloud)<p>October 19's post-Treasure Island Music Festival Boiler Room event brought Madlib to San Francisco for an hour-long DJ set. Go forth and try to pick out the songs played—the entire thing is viewable below, or available for streaming/download here.

The 30 Best Pop Songs You Might Have Missed This Fall

Looking for some hot new jams? Then check this out. A follow up to 35 Pop Songs You Might Have Missed This Summer.

Music

26 Reasons Why Rock'n'Roll Will Never Die

Because God put it in the soul of everyone.

Rock Music

11 Things You Didn't Know About "The Colbert Report"

Stephen Colbert and his writers pulled the curtain back on their Emmy-winning show during a panel at the New York Comedy Festival Thursday night. One question involved why there were so many white dudes on staff, while another centered on Wheat Thins.

Comedy

Everything You Wanted To Know About Lesbian Sex But Were Afraid To Ask

If Blue Is the Warmest Color has taught us anything, it's that people sure are confused about lesbian sex. Let's have a quick little crash course here. Slightly NSFW.<p>In fact, this is what the author of the graphic novel, Julie Maroh, wrote about the scenes in the film:

Sexuality

27 Genius New Products You Had No Idea Existed

I will take one of each please, thank you.<p>According to this Quora thread, these are the most exciting new products that people don't seem to know about yet.

Quora