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The surprising return of the professional cassette deck

It’s not like me to be lost for words, but that was my status when I first saw a press release from Tascam announcing to the world that the Japanese …

Vinyl Records

How To Make Slow Cooker Baked Beans — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Meet your new favorite summer party recipe: slow cooker baked beans. Long loved for their sweet, tangy flavor and tender, creamy texture, baked beans …

Cooking

Drawn to Comics: Carly Usdin’s “Heavy Vinyl” More Than Earns the Hype

"This book was so much better than I thought it was going to be and I thought it was going to be one of the best series of the year."

Graphic Novels

Gorillaz releasing surprise album The Now Now as limited deluxe blue vinyl box set

Gorillaz

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Tutorials

School Shooting Deaths In 2018 Already Exceed Military Deaths. And There's More.

On Friday, nine students and one adult were killed in a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. As the nation grapples with the horror of yet another …

Ultra-realistic racing series Project Cars to get Android release

• The team behind racing simulator Project Cars is bringing the series to Android.<br>• There have been two Project Cars games so far, both released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.<br>• Can the team bring the realistic feeling the games are known for to mobile?.<p>Gamevil and Slightly Mad Studios are teaming up to bring …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

The Farm Bill Could Be A Huge Blow To Animals

An amendment threatens farm animal protections, food safety laws and rules on invasive species.<p>As Congress fights over the latest farm bill, one proposal has animal welfare and food safety advocates ― and even some farm industry groups ― sounding the alarm.<p>They’re opposing the Protect Interstate …

I Tried Chrissy Teigen's Banana Bread Recipe & It Was Seriously Unreal

<i>You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a</i> …

20 Recipes for People Who Are Obsessed with Mushrooms — Recipes from The Kitchn

I believe I survived my years as a vegetarian because of mushrooms. Their sturdy texture and hefty flavor were such an easy substitute for meat, …

Cooking

How to Write Stunning Blog Posts That’ll Drive Massive Traffic to Your Website

With over 160 million blogs on the internet today, the need for stunning blog posts has never been more demanding. WHY?Because every blogger want to …

America Is Still Afraid of Heavy Metal

Two Native American metalheads were kicked off a campus tour last week by a white woman who feared their brown skin and black T-shirts. That fear is nothing new.<p>Heavy metal has always had an uncomfortable—and often downright acrimonious—relationship with the rest of society. In a way, that’s the …

Childish Gambino Says It's Not His Place to Explain "This Is America"

Aside from telling us that he just wanted to make "something that people could play on Fourth of July," Childish Gambino hasn't said too much in the …

Starting With R. Kelly, Spotify Pulls Artists From Playlists For 'Hateful Conduct'

<i>Updated 5:30 p.m. ET, May 10 with a statement from R. Kelly's management team.</i><p>The music streaming giant Spotify, with 75 million subscribers and 170 million monthly users, announced a new policy this morning regarding music that it believes to contain "hate content." Alongside the announcement, …

Southern Poverty Law Center

'This Bill Is Killing Us': 9 Sex Workers On Their Lives In The Wake Of FOSTA

On April 11, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), which says websites can be held legally liable if their users post ads for prostitution, was signed into law. In the lead-up to its passage, the bill was responsible for the closure of a host of advertising and …

The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And

Black-and-white photography has the potential to make any photographer better, even if you mainly shoot color. At the least, it will stretch your …

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of …

This Is The Toughest Gun Law In America

Reformers love what Massachusetts is doing. The NRA? Not so much.<p>NEWTON, Mass. ― A thirtysomething man sought to buy a rifle here last September, and if he had been living in almost any other part of the country, he could have done so easily.<p>His record was free of arrests, involuntary psychiatric …

There's A Cheap And Effective Way To Reduce Gun Violence. Why Aren't More States Doing It?

And it has nothing to do with gun control.<p>Maryland enacted a wide-reaching package of gun violence prevention laws last week, becoming one of just a handful of states to get behind little-known measures that could save hundreds of lives and millions of dollars.<p>The measure, the Public Safety and …

Sheet Pan Chicken Recipes For Everyone Who Hates Doing Cleanup

The perfect way to cook if you loathe doing the dishes.<p>Some people are just not emotionally equipped to handle kitchen cleanup with any level of chill.<p>Take my mother, for example. Every time I cook dinner at her house, she trails inches behind me with a kitchen towel, crouching on the floor and …

Green Beret: The Left is wrong. I am a warrior. Not a victim

You think about a lot of things when you’re in a hospital bed with tubes in you and pieces of your body sewn back on, all the while knowing you really should be dead. At first, how you judge yourself is the worst of it.<p>I had been a Green Beret for 18 years. I was physically tough and had all these …

Why Eating Salmon Is So Damn Good For Your Skin

One dermatologist said she considers salmon to be a superfood for skin health.<p>If you’re on a perpetual journey to healthy, glowing skin, skip the trip to Sephora, head to the seafood counter and get yourself some fresh salmon.<p>Salmon is jam-packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been said to …

The 6 most beautiful new libraries in the US

In addition to their stunning appearances, the libraries were recognized for their environmentally-friendly and community-oriented designs.<p>While projects could be located anywhere in the world, only architects licensed in the US could enter the competition. The projects also needed to be completed …

After Parkland, Schools Grapple With Threats — And The Best Ways To Respond

Two months ago today, a shooter killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.<p>After the tragedy, threats to schools across the country rose.<p>In the month following, there were about 70 threats to schools <i>per day</i>. In the 59 days since the shooting, there …

How school lunches measure up in countries around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> For many children, it may be their favorite part of the school day: lunchtime.<p>Yet what's on the menu for this midday meal can vary drastically, depending on where you live, and even could influence a child's academic performance.<p>"When kids eat healthier foods, this can have a really …

Healthy Eating

When is statutory rape not statutory rape? When you put a ring on it.

When we think of child brides, we tend think of third world, or developing nations—we rarely consider the United States as a leader. And yet the …

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

During the middle of the 1800s, cotton became the world’s largest commodity. The cheapest and best cotton came from the southern United States.<p><b>Edward Baptist</b> argues in his new book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” that the forced migration and …

Black History

Want to be a Better Writer? Here is Stephen King's Essential Advice

Dumbo, Dairy Queen and Dandelions: 9 brilliant suggestions from King's nearly 20-year-old book<p>Okay, I'll admit that I'm really late to this party. Despite the fact that I'm always seeking advice on how to improve communication in general--and writing in particular--I'd never read Stephen King's …

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