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Channel Han, Luke, and Darth with official 'Star Wars' costumes

You don't have to join the Rebels, be best friends with a Wookiee, or make a doomed deal with an Emperor to get your hands on replicas of costumes worn by Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Darth Vader in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."<p>The official "Star Wars" replica costume collection comes from …

Book News: What Are The World's Best New Novels? Libraries Weigh In

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The IMPAC Dublin Award — the Dublin-based literary award that asks libraries around the globe to nominate the best new works of fiction — named 10 finalists, with half the books on the list having been translated from …

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Elaine Stritch, Volatile And Vulnerable In 'Shoot Me'

Elaine Stritch is the lioness in winter. She's 89 and still performs ocassionally, after eight decades on Broadway and the West End. Sir Noel Coward reworked his musical, <i>Sail Away</i>, to give her all the best songs. She stopped Stephen Sondheim's <i>Company</i> in the middle of the show when she sang "The …

Jon Fosse: 'The idea of writing another play doesn't give me pleasure'

Jon Fosse meets me in the foyer of my Oslo hotel. He takes me by the elbow over to the front desk where, stencilled on the wall, there's a small paragraph of text. "Part of a novel of mine," says Fosse, who then lowers his voice to a hiss. "Upstairs, there is a whole Jon Fosse <i>room</i>." I can't tell if …

3 Spritz-like speed-reading apps for Android

When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced, details emerged about Spritz -- a speed-reading feature that comes built-in to some apps on the phone. Spritz uses rapid serial visual presentation, or RSVP, to display words one after another using a single focal point. The company calls this point the …

Jeff Cable Describes What it Takes to Keep Up with Insane Sochi Photo Deadlines

Want to know what it takes to photograph the Olympic Games these days? Well, according to Jeff Cable it takes the kind of speed that most …

Donutwire

Thrillist's list of Austin's best donuts runs the gamut from classy sweet potato donut holes at <b>Say LaV</b> to the glorious free glazed donut from <b>Mrs. Johnson's Bakery</b>. Meanwhile <b>Donut Taco Palace II</b>, with their Buzzfeed-ready name, makes the list for their a donut-wrapped breakfast taco. [Thrillist]

Pizzawire

<b>Zagat</b> lists ten must-try pizzas in Austin, citing the recent explosion of options in town. A pork belly pizza from <b>NO VA</b> makes the list, as does the mushroom pizza at <b>Umami Mia</b> and the Fresca pizza at <b>Bufalina</b>. The most unique is The Cadillac at <b>Via 313</b>, featuring fig preserves, prosciutto, and …

Photographers Rejoice: Adobe Unveils a $10/Month Photoshop CC and LR Plan

When Adobe announced its shift to a subscription-only model earlier this year, there was an outcry from photographers who balked at the idea of …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …

Fantasy Football 2013: Breaking Down Underrated Offensive Gems

The NFL preseason is winding down and with it are many fantasy football drafts across the country.<p>Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster and Aaron Rodgers are just some of the names high on the list of owners who have yet to put together their squads. But there are a handful of non-superstar offensive …

Fantasy football: Updated top 200 overall rankings

NFL season is fast approaching, and USA TODAY Sports is ready to help your fantasy football team win your league title.<p>A good cheat sheet is the first step in dominating your draft, so we present our fantasy rankings for the 2013 season, both overall and by position.<p>To help you set your priorities, …

Housing, health care fuel record costs to raise a kid

Parents with a baby born in 2012 will spend $217,000 to half a million to raise the child to 18.<p>If you think the cost of rearing a child is getting more expensive, you're right.<p>A new government report says child-rearing has increased 23% since 1960 even adjusted for inflation. A lot of the reason …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best news and culture images from around the world over the past seven days<p>First published on Sat 3 Aug 2013 07.59 EDT

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These Photography Links Make The Internet a Better Place

What a wonderful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over for the best links to tutorials, …

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

Photography

The Feral Hogs Are Winning

<i>Feral hogs run rampant in Texas. There are millions of them. And they have a plan. (Flickr)</i><p>But even with all these feral hogs being killed, it's not …

With Chromecast, Google Makes Cross-Platform Power Play To Own Your TV

Google’s secret weapon in the TV wars could hardly be more simple: It’s an inexpensive little dongle called Chromecast that’s designed to change the way you watch TV.<p>Chromecast does that by turning almost any smartphone, tablet or PC into a remote control on steroids. Rather than limiting its …

Smart TV

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Strange Brew: Coffee Haven, Live Music, Local Feel

There is a strange little coffee shop in South Austin that you ought to know about. That is, if you’re a caffiene-fueled night owl like myself. …

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34 Things Austinites Love

Shelter dogs, tacos, and everything that is right in the world.

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