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Gun Control and the Art of the Sit-In

“The point here, Wolf, is that this is a publicity stunt,” Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, told Wolf Blitzer, of CNN, at about 6 <i>P.M.</i> on Wednesday, explaining why he was ignoring calls for an up-or-down House vote on gun-control legislation. House Democrats, in an operation …

The Woman Card

How feminism and antifeminism created Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.<p>“I<i>t means freedom for women to vote against the party this donkey represents</i>” read the sign on a donkey named Woodrow who, wearing a bow, was paraded through Denver by the National Woman’s Party during its campaign against the …

Feminism

For better recall, try a work out four hours after learning something | Ars Technica

Working up a sweat may release molecules that help with memory banking.<p>To make sure you’ll be able to jog your memory quickly, you might want to go …

The Brain

The Shadow Doctors

The underground race to spread medical knowledge as the Syrian regime erases it.<p>On a recent Tuesday evening in London, the surgeon David Nott attended a dinner at Bluebird, an upscale Chelsea restaurant. The room was packed with doctors, renowned specialists who had come for the annual consultants’ …

Middle East

Making a Killing

The business and politics of selling guns.<p>Bars in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia let out at 2 A.M. On the morning of January 17, 2010, two groups emerged, looking for taxis. At the corner of Market and Third Street, they started yelling at each other. On one side was Edward DiDonato, who …

Guns

Ten 3-Ingredient Cocktails to Get the Weekend Started as Quickly as Possible

It’s Friday and the workweek is almost at an end. To help you start the weekend quickly and efficiently, here are 10 super-insanely-easy, …

Gentlemen's Chocolate Whiskey Cake

According to The Chocolate Bible, a <i>Gentlemen's Torte</i> is a many-layered Sachertorte that is soaked with booze. Other books on the subject say that …

Recipe for four-chocolate brownies

<i>Makes 24 large, 48 regular, or 96 mini bars</i><p>These luxurious brownies combine unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, chocolate chips, and cocoa …

Vanilla Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe - Picky Palate

My Vanilla Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe are the perfect goodie to treat your family and friends!<p>Does it get better than oozing chocolate …

Chocolate mousse in minutes

Decadent Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Butter

We all love Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread), but why does spreadable chocolate have to involve nut butter? Why not make chocolate butter with …

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Shooting Raw

You’ve seen it on the spec sheets for cameras you considered purchasing, you’ve read about it on one photography blog after another, and you’ve heard …

Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

Once upon a time during the film era of photography…photographers had to keep a light meter handy at all times so they could take readings to get …

6 Steps For Getting Your Best Mix Ever

Audio engineering is a surprisingly competitive arena. Us meek and mild mixers often find ourselves in head-to-head competition — or even tougher — …

In The Studio: Introducing The Effective 20-Minute Recording Mix

Study Hall<p>Sponsored by<br>Audio Technica<p>A new mix technique that fosters decision-making and efficiency<p>By Joe Gilder • May 30, 2013<p>In this video, Joe …

10 Great Tips For Better Home & DIY Recordings

This is a guest post by <i>Rajiv Agarwal. If you want to contribute a post, please see the guest post guidelines.</i><p>1. Start with some good gear<p>A good …

Avid Pro Tools 11 DAW Software Features Overview - Sweetwater Sound

Quick Tip: How to Cut and Enhance Your Vocal Phrases

Vocals are an important element in many dance tracks. In this quick tip I will show you some tricks that add interest to your vocal phrases.<p>Step 1: …

Music Production

Transforming Vocal Samples into Lead Synths

by Mo Volans21 May 2013<p>Difficulty:IntermediateLength:QuickLanguages:<p>Sound DesignLogic ProKontakt<p>This post is part of a series called Producing …

Music Production

The Critical First Hour Of Your Mix - Recording Revolution

<b>Did you know that 80% of your mix comes in the first hour?</b> It’s true. The majority of your mix’s sound, vibe, and direction is set in those first 60 …

7 Simple Mixing Tips to a Greater Mix

<i>This is a guest post by Vincent Dubroeucq. If you want to submit a guest post please read the guest post guidelines..</i><p>You’ve hopefully recorded your …

Music Production

7 Obscure Mixing Techniques Used by the Pros

Most of the time there’s an obvious choice. Need more midrange? Grab an EQ and boost the midrange. Need more control of the source? Volume automation …

Music Production

Sigma announces 46MP DP3 Merrill compact camera

The DP3 Merrill has a 50mm f/2.8 optic, whereas the DP1 Merrill has a 19mm lens and the DP2 Merrill a 30mm lens.<p>Because the DP3 Merrill has an APS-C …

Give Up Sugar: The One 'Crazy' Thing All Nutritionists Agree Is a Good Idea

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p><i>For every person recommending some new health fix, there's another person telling you to try the opposite. Here's one area where everyone who knows the score is on the same page.</i><p>It's been called a poison, a drug and a toxin, and scientists have started blaming it for everything from …

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

How to Get Ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

From cleaning out your fridge to stocking your pantry with full-flavored condiments, Sara Dickerman explains how to get ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse<p>I’m in Baltimore, visiting my mother, which has its advantages. Not only do I get to watch my kids romp with my cousins for the first time in …

Whole Grain

The Fitness Rule You Must Follow

Finish it, <i>then</i> fix it. The wisdom was so simple and sensible that I wondered why I had never followed it before.<p>(Apply the rule to THE 21-DAY METASHRED, an at-home fat-shredding program. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks!) <br>So when I was recently asked to create a 10,000 kettlebell swing …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …