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Madeline Stuart Rocks Down Syndrome Awareness, Launches Fashion Line

10/09/2017 00:06:57 AM

Madeline Stuart continues to storm the runway with a smile, inspiring diversity and Down syndrome awareness in the fashion world. When Australia-based model Madeline Stuart walks down the runway at New York Fashion Week, she doesn’t don a ...

The Walking Dead Comic vs. the Show: Similarities & Differences

10/09/2017 00:05:47 AM

AMC uses the framework of The Walking Dead comic but creates their own zombie world. The toe-curling tension of the postapocalyptic zombie world in AMC’s The Walking Dead has locked in fans and casual viewers ever since the show aired its ...

Storm Chasers: A Close-Up View of the High-Stakes Job

10/09/2017 00:04:28 AM

We talked with pro storm chasers about one of the most exhilarating and dangerous jobs in the world. Storm chasers. They don’t curl up on the couch and wait for a storm to pass or head for the basement when a twister’s coming; they jump ...

Stephen King Adaptations: The Best and the Worst

10/09/2017 00:03:20 AM

This year brings more Stephen King movies and shows than ever before. Which adaptations have been the all-time best and worst? Would you believe me if I told you there have been more adaptations of Stephen King’s stories and novels than King ...

What ‘Mr. Robot’ Gets Right about Cybersecurity and Hacking Attacks

10/09/2017 00:02:37 AM

With Rami Malek, Christian Slater and the cast back for season three of ‘Mr. Robot,’ we spoke to cybersecurity specialists about what makes this show so impressively realistic in its portrayal of hacking culture. It’s sadly too easy to ...

How to Come Out for National Coming Out Day? It’s Complicated

10/09/2017 00:01:21 AM

National Coming Out Day is October 11, 2017. For many LGBTQIA people, the issue of coming out is both loaded and complex. But on one day in October, we often attempt to make it more straight(pun intended)-forward. I’m referring, of course, ...

Deckard Is Back…And Other Reasons We’re Stoked for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

10/02/2017 00:05:59 AM

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, hits theaters 35 years after the original. Fall 2017 will go down in history as the season that brought us Blade Runner 2049. Thirty-five years since its release, the original ...

Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism: What Are Meltdowns?

10/02/2017 00:04:31 AM

October is Sensory Processing Disorder Awareness Month. Is understanding SPD the key to helping someone experiencing a meltdown or shutdown? Whether it’s due to increased awareness of sensory processing disorder and autism spectrum disorders, ...

Are ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Black Mirror’ Really So Similar?

10/02/2017 00:03:55 AM

‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Black Mirror’ are frequently compared, but here are three fundamental differences. If you’re just catching on to the series Black Mirror, you’re not alone. Though it first aired on British television at the ...

7 Little-Known Mental Disorders

10/02/2017 00:02:29 AM

These 7 lesser-known mental disorders affect more people than you may realize. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences a mental disorder each year. While ...

Artists Transforming Weapons into Powerful Messages of Nonviolence

10/02/2017 00:01:37 AM

In honor of Gandhi’s birthday and International Day of Nonviolence, check out these incredible works of art promoting peace around the world. On October 2, the birthday of nonviolence philosophy activist Mahatma Gandhi, the United Nations ...

‘Blade Runner’ Is Still Stunning 35 Years Later

09/25/2017 00:08:27 AM

The original Blade Runner film changed moviemaking and culture forever. Philip K. Dick was one of the world’s most “unacknowledged science fiction writers of our time,” Brian Aldiss says in the documentary On the Edge of ‘Blade Runner.’ ...

6 Creators Combating Domestic Violence with Art

09/25/2017 00:07:15 AM

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to speak out against violence and support victims. These 6 artists are boosting the signal. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 35% of women worldwide have been physically and/or ...

Forest Bathing: The New Meditation Trend

09/25/2017 00:06:35 AM

Any person at any age and any fitness level can participate in forest bathing, which helps the mind and body. Every Friday afternoon, rain, snow or shine, Nicole Sumida and her two eight-year-old daughters step out of their busy Illinois suburb ...

Examining Cerebral Palsy on TV: An Evolution

09/25/2017 00:05:28 AM

RJ Mitte, Keah Brown, Maysoon Zayid and Micah Fowler share thoughts on how cerebral palsy is represented on TV, from ‘The Facts of Life’ to ‘Breaking Bad’ to ‘Speechless’ and beyond. Happy World CP Day! WCPD, celebrated every October ...

Watch Rick and Morty for Jokes, Stay for Jabs at Pop Culture

09/25/2017 00:04:27 AM

If you watch Rick and Morty with an ear toward its commentary on media and Hollywood, you’ll get a deeper appreciation for this Adult Swim megahit series. Remember those glory days of pre-season nine Simpsons, the first few years of Family ...

2 Decades of Breaking all the Rules: Grand Theft Auto Turns 20

09/25/2017 00:02:21 AM

Grand Theft Auto, one of the most successful and controversial video game franchises ever, hits 20-year mark. Even though video games are the most popular form of entertainment in the world, there’s perhaps only a handful of video game franchises ...

Law & Order: SVU Is More Relevant Than Ever

09/25/2017 00:01:42 AM

Season 19 of Law & Order: SVU premieres this September, and the series is timelier than ever. I can’t remember a time when Law & Order: Special Victims Unit wasn’t on the air, but I was still a little taken aback when I saw the headline ...

8 Most Impressive Winning Streaks in Sports History

09/18/2017 15:25:18 PM

Following the Cleveland Indians’ exciting ride to a 22-game winning streak, let’s take a look at 8 other improbable win streaks in sports history. The Cleveland Indians were one strike away from settling for a mere tie of the longest winning ...

Ninjas with Daddy Issues: ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’

09/18/2017 00:07:01 AM

Think you’ve got daddy issues? At least your dad isn’t an evil warlord. I was five years old when the original LEGO ninja series was launched. It was Christmas of 1998, and I’d been given a set called the Ninja Fire Fortress. I remember ...

5 Tech Standards Apple Murdered and 5 More on the Chopping Block

09/18/2017 00:06:42 AM

From the floppy disk to the smartphone, Apple is a serial killer of tech standards. Apple has long been seen as a forward-thinking tech company that values minimalism over superfluous functionality, unafraid of taking risks to clear a path for ...

BoJack Horseman Season 4 Will Break Your Heart

09/18/2017 00:05:40 AM

The Netflix Original animated show returns valiantly with BoJack Horseman season 4. We seem to be at an absolute high point for animation. And while those handing out awards don’t always take notice, critics, consumers and creators seem to ...

Opioid Addiction: Humanizing a Crisis

09/18/2017 00:04:22 AM

At the center of the opioid addiction epidemic are real people facing real challenges. And we’re looking for solutions. Serious, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, represent just a few of the staple diagnoses ...

With New Netflix Deal, What’s Next from TV Titan Shonda Rhimes?

09/18/2017 00:03:04 AM

From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ to a new production deal with Netflix, Shonda Rhimes continues to navigate her own path. In August Shonda Rhimes surprised friend and foe when she announced her departure from ...

The Curious History of Kissing

09/18/2017 00:02:21 AM

Kissing tells us more about human evolution and relationships than you may have realized. To kiss is human. Nearly 90% of the world’s population accepts kissing as part of their cultural practice. And it’s not just intimacy we’re swapping. ...

The Art of Routesetting: Indoor Rock Climbing with Steve Gaspar

09/18/2017 00:01:00 AM

From setting a plan to setting an empire: we talked with Head Routesetter Steve Gaspar about how he’s bringing art into indoor rock climbing. Clipped into the wall near the top of the arch in Los Angeles rock climbing gym Rockreation, head ...

Blood Drive: In Memoriam, The Greatest TV Show You Probably Missed

09/11/2017 00:07:18 AM

Syfy’s grindhouse masterpiece stuns, shocks and goes out with a bang. Blood Drive, or Midnight Grindhouse Presents: Blood Drive, premiered on Syfy in early June and recently finished its 13-episode arc in a glorious, explosive finale on September ...

Unlikely Heroes Are the Best Heroes

09/11/2017 00:06:55 AM

Celebrate Bilbo Baggins’ birthday (September 22) with this list of 6 unlikely heroes. From Oprah to the passengers of United 93, they inspired the world. One of the greatest joys of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy ...

The Stolen Life of Jeffrey Deskovic

09/11/2017 00:05:20 AM

An estimated 10,000 people are wrongly convicted each year in the United States. The Innocence Project helped free Deskovic, who served 16 years for a horrific crime he didn’t commit. Now it’s his mission to liberate innocent people serving ...

Ghost BC and the Dark Ascension to Heavy Metal Royalty

09/11/2017 00:04:51 AM

A tour with heavy metal legends Iron Maiden pushes newcomers Ghost BC into the forefront of the rock ’n’ roll world. Heavy metal institution Iron Maiden has been sweeping the nation once again with their 2017 Book of Souls World Tour, which ...

The 11 Slaves Whose Stories Were Brought to Life

09/11/2017 00:03:09 AM

Artist Ashley Bryan found the bills of sale for 11 enslaved people and imagined their lives and dreams. Painter and poet Ashley Bryan tries to make sense of life through art. He once said in an interview, “It’s part of an aesthetic drive ...

Internet Food Wars: I Don’t Care What You Eat on Your Pizza

09/11/2017 00:02:46 AM

From controversial canned pineapple on pizza to ‘basic’ pumpkin spice lattes, there’ve been a lot food wars online lately. I’d been doing a pretty good job of ignoring the food fights on the internet, but I knew we’d reached new heights ...

Fallen Artists: Should We Suspend Judgment When Heroes Fall?

09/11/2017 00:01:31 AM

It can be difficult to remain open-minded when a beloved artist is accused of terrible things. There’s a saying: Don’t ask how the sausage is made. You may enjoy the end product. Maybe you’re even able to suspend judgment about its dubious ...

World Suicide Prevention Day Sends Message of Hope

09/04/2017 00:07:33 AM

The world observes Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2017, inspiring us to take a minute, change a life. Conrad Roy III. Chester Bennington. Mallory Grossman. Their names and their stories continue to fill our news feeds. Three people ...

What The Hell? The Extraordinary Mini Art of Ryan Thomas Monahan

09/04/2017 00:06:42 AM

Jump into this super-detailed mini art by Ryan Thomas Monahan, and get a taco while you’re there! Believe it or not, lots and lots of people like things small. Meet Ryan Thomas Monahan, who goes by @what_thehell on Instagram, an outstanding ...

Discovering Our Cultural Heritage through African Art

09/04/2017 00:05:52 AM

African art tells a broader story of African heritage than we often see in media. When I was growing up, I wished I could pinpoint where my history started. If I go solely by the education I received in my early years, my story began when my ...

Venice Film Festival 2017: 5 Outstanding Films to Watch

09/04/2017 00:04:21 AM

Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Alexander Payne kick off Venice Film Festival 2017, running August 30 through September 9. Here are 5 must-watch films from around the world. Venice Film Festival is back, and it’s looking good. Regular staples ...

7 Epic Box Office Failures

09/04/2017 00:03:37 AM

These promising films were spectacular box office failures. A brilliant script. A known director. A star-studded cast. A budget that could sustain a small town for a century. It’s a project that, by all logic, should hit every major demographic ...

Give Them a Tech Edge with 10 Fantastic Coding Apps for Kids

09/04/2017 00:02:51 AM

Get your children into tech with these excellent coding apps for kids. (Even better: Many of these are free!) With our increasing dependence on technology, coding has moved from a niche pursuit to a much-needed skill. Since computer programming ...

Scary Clowns: 5 Phobia-Inducing Movies

09/04/2017 00:01:40 AM

Just in time for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It,’ watch these 5 terrifying movies to test your resilience to scary clowns. Sufferers of coulrophobia have a specific fear of clowns. And after the scary clown panic of 2016, the ...

Lights, Camera, Superhero Toys in Action!

08/28/2017 00:05:27 AM

Take a peek behind the scenes, where four incredibly imaginative photographers bring superhero toys to life. Let’s talk about superhero toys. First, they’re not just for kids. Second, keeping them wrapped up in their original packaging makes ...

Talking Myself into Voting for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

08/28/2017 00:04:33 AM

Could we really be looking at a President Dwayne Johnson in 2020? In May, The Rock was on the cover of GQ to promote his two blockbuster films of the summer — the record-shattering The Fate of the Furious and the, er, less-than-record-shattering ...

Flashback: 15 Top Albums Celebrating Milestone Anniversaries

08/28/2017 00:03:42 AM

A look at 15 top albums celebrating 20+ years in 2017. Some of the best albums from the late ’80s and the full memorable decade of the ’90s are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Whether hip-hop or heavy metal, here are 15 n ...

Dream Work with Jung: What’s Your Unconscious Saying?

08/28/2017 00:02:06 AM

Jungian analysts offer insight about dream work and what our unconscious minds can tell us about ourselves. Everybody dreams, whether we remember our nighttime visions or not. Some dreams are so clear we’re shocked to wake and realize they ...

Flame Con Celebrates LGBTQ+ Inclusive Geek Culture

08/28/2017 00:01:50 AM

Flame Con, presented annually by Geeks OUT, is growing every year and illuminating the diversity of nerd culture. Brooklyn, New York, is home to many fun and strange events throughout the year, particularly in the summer. For the last three ...

13 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were in the Visual Arts

08/21/2017 00:07:55 AM

From Michael Jackson to Lucy Liu, did you know these 13 celebrities worked in the visual arts? We know their faces, voices, performances and general fame, but what about their paintings, photographs, sketches and “Faberge-style eggs”? Whether ...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is Undefeated in the Ring, But Hold Your Applause

08/21/2017 00:06:15 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of boxing’s all-time greats. He makes Vegas millions each time he enters the ring, but it’s time to stop celebrating his accomplishments. On August 26 Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC superstar Conor McGregor will ...

Superhero 101: The Tick

08/21/2017 00:05:28 AM

‘The Tick’ continues on Amazon Prime August 25. Here’s what you should know before scratching the itch to enter the world of a very different sort of superhero. If you have Amazon Prime, you should watch the pilot of The Tick as soon as ...

All the Dinosaurs You Love Were Created by Artists

08/21/2017 00:04:35 AM

Dinosaurs are imaginary. Hear me out… When people ask me why I love dinosaurs (and they always ask), I usually end up saying, “Well, dinosaurs are imaginary.” It’s a statement that leads to some raised eyebrows, but what I mean is not ...

From Princesses to Warriors: Women Making Aging Fierce

08/21/2017 00:03:20 AM

Getting older used to seem like a faux pas for women in the spotlight. But these are some of the women using their platform to make aging aspirational. If there’s one word that can be used to describe the way women are portrayed in the media, ...

Broad City Season 4 Is Must-Watch TV

08/21/2017 00:02:37 AM

With Broad City season 4 returning August 23, it’s time to look at what makes this daring pair so appealing. Look beyond the bong hits and vagina jokes. Peek under the layer of slapstick pratfalls and booze-addled rooftop parties. Comedy ...

Love Your Body: 100 Women Stripped Down to Promote Body Love

08/21/2017 00:01:45 AM

‘Underneath We Are Women’ exorcises body shaming and ushers in a ‘love your body’ mantra. “You’d be a lot hotter if you worked out more.” That’s what a guy once said to me on a date (our first and only). I’d been teased plenty ...

The Defenders: A Primer

08/14/2017 00:06:33 AM

A guide to Netflix’s newest group of Marvel superheroes: The Defenders. Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil are teaming up to fight crime in New York City. Since its inception, Marvel has been a vanguard of the entertainment ...

What Becomes of a Child Prodigy?

08/14/2017 00:05:07 AM

How likely is it for a child prodigy to blossom into a successful adult? She-e Wu essentially became a child prodigy the day she noticed a music store. When she was three and a half years old, she and her mother walked past a store where music ...

Where Will You Be for the Great American Solar Eclipse?

08/14/2017 00:04:43 AM

We’ve gathered expert viewing tips and a selection of nationwide events for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The Great American Eclipse has the United States in a flurry of excitement. Rightfully so, as it’s the first total solar eclipse ...

Hallyu: Why the Whole World Is Riding the Korean Wave

08/14/2017 00:03:00 AM

The ongoing popularity of Korean dramas and movies demonstrates the power of Hallyu. In 2016 two Korean movies garnered attention at a worldwide stage. Celebrated director Park Chan-wook surprised the audience at the Cannes Film Festival with ...

Buffalo Moon Expedition: Urban Life on Horseback

08/14/2017 00:02:01 AM

‘Emotional healing starts on the trail’ for Megan Gray of Buffalo Moon Expedition, who’s traveled 25,000 miles on horseback, helping people along the way. The definition of expedition in the Oxford dictionary is “a journey or voyage ...

15 Secrets of a Body Hair Positive Activist

08/14/2017 00:01:59 AM

15 body hair questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Almost four years ago I stopped removing my body hair. At the time it didn’t feel like a revolutionary act. I wasn’t doing anything. I was choosing not to do something I no longer wanted ...

Annabelle: The ‘True’ Creation Story

08/07/2017 11:35:03 AM

When it comes to the Warrens’ universe, the devil is in the details. Based on reviews, Swedish director David F. Sandberg’s film Annabelle: Creation is a well-made, professional-grade, jump-inducing horror film that fans of the ever-expanding ...

Gary Larson: Hater of Cartoons and Lover of Jazz

08/07/2017 00:06:36 AM

In celebration of Gary Larson on his birthday, August 14, take a deep, dark dive into the life of the beloved creator of ‘The Far Side’ cartoons. The Far Side. The recognizable rectangle cartoon that donned so many high school biology ...

Creating Consciousness: Artists, AI and Playing with Fire

08/07/2017 00:05:39 AM

For centuries, artists have warned about the dangers of creating consciousness. From Greek mythology to ‘Frankenstein’ to ‘Westworld,’ here are some of their cautionary tales. There was once a lonely and isolated sculptor by the name ...

Welcome to Professor Poster’s School of Rock and Roll Posters

08/07/2017 00:03:32 AM

Vintage rock and roll posters have sold for tens of thousands of dollars. Take a closer look at the ingenious, mesmerizing, mysterious art form. In the mid-1960s the world, America and, more specifically, San Francisco were undergoing a renaissance ...

15 Coolest Airbnb Experiences in the U.S.

08/07/2017 00:02:56 AM

Airbnb’s not just about temporary lodging anymore. With Airbnb Experiences, you can try all kinds of amazing things, from hang gliding to hiking with wolves. Who doesn’t love Airbnb? For years, their website has offered access to some of ...

The Strange History of Society’s View of Left-Handed People

08/07/2017 00:01:25 AM

In honor of International Left-Handers Day on August 13, here’s a look at how left-handed people have been treated throughout history. When I was five, the lead librarian repeatedly removed my crayon from my left hand and placed it in my right. ...

Incurable Disease and Death with Dignity in ‘Game of Thrones’

07/31/2017 14:27:16 PM

Jorah’s incurable disease in ‘Game of Thrones’ reignites the debate over physician-assisted dying. Characters in HBO’s series Game of Thrones, based on the series by George R. R. Martin, are in a constant battle for survival. In fact, ...

Twinning 101: Sorting Twin Facts from Folklore

07/31/2017 00:09:03 AM

Identical twins have piqued curiosity for centuries: secret twin languages, ESP, twin trickery. Let’s dig into some twin facts as we attempt to tell the world’s most infamous pair apart: fact and fiction. “They like the same clothes. They ...

Friendship Goals: 7 Iconic Duos in TV History

07/31/2017 00:08:50 AM

From Jerry & George to Amy & Tina, we’re celebrating some of TV’s most iconic duos in honor of National Friendship Day. August 6 is National Friendship Day — so it’s the perfect day to go all out for your platonic other half. The best ...

Freya Jobbins’ Unsettling Toy Art Features Dismembered Dolls

07/31/2017 00:07:40 AM

Try to look away from the freaky, rubberneck-worthy toy art sculptures of Australian artist Freya Jobbins. Freya Jobbins will definitely leave a lasting impression with the amazing craftsmanship and inventiveness her toy art displays. Jobbins, ...

What to Know about The Dark Tower Series ahead of the Movie

07/31/2017 00:06:15 AM

Get ready for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Here’s a brief primer on the books before you sit back with your popcorn. Over the past 40-plus years, Stephen King ...

Has Snapchat Taken Things Too Far with the Snap Map?

07/31/2017 00:05:57 AM

With internet-facilitated crimes on the rise, the Snap Map increases the vulnerability of social media users, especially young people. At times it’s hard to remember life without the constant beckoning of the internet, whether by computer ...

Mad Science for Singles: Savory Sauce Recipe

07/31/2017 00:04:10 AM

Use this savory sauce recipe to add flavor to anything! (Well, almost anything.) Welcome back to my Mad Science lab, where I’m stirring up delicious recipes that anyone can master and customize to their own tastes. This savory sauce re ...

On International Beer Day, Thank the Woman Who Created Beer

07/31/2017 00:03:59 AM

Celebrate International Beer Day and the woman who achieved goddess status when she discovered the frothy beverage — by accident. The world loves beer. So much so that it’s celebrated yearly on International Beer Day. Whether it’s grocery ...

Bigfoot Sightings, Encounters and Evidence

07/31/2017 00:02:00 AM

A beast commonly known as Bigfoot has called Whitehall, New York, home since before settlers arrived in the Adirondack Mountains. A cryptid is a mythical or legendary animal, monster or creature yet to be accepted by mainstream science. Most ...

Movie Buffs, Meet Your New Favorite YouTuber: The Nerdwriter

07/31/2017 00:01:44 AM

Evan Puschak, aka the Nerdwriter, has gained a massive YouTube following with his videos showcasing what makes great art. I’m in a YouTube wormhole. And I don’t want to leave. First, I’m on Omaha Beach, watching bullets zip through the ...

Vincent van Gogh Honored in First Fully Painted Feature Film

07/24/2017 00:06:38 AM

In the ambitious new film ‘Loving Vincent,’ artists produced 66,960 frames of oil paintings to animate the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. “In spite of everything I shall rise again,” wrote Vincent van Gogh to his brother and benefactor, ...

6 Stunning House Museums and the Stories They Tell

07/24/2017 00:05:25 AM

In the U.S., you’ll find more house museums than McDonald’s — and that’s a good thing. A tiny category of museums is growing into a big subset in our museum culture. Museums are traditionally grand, stoic towers housing massive art ...

The Cat Rapper Loves His Cats, and We Love Him

07/24/2017 00:04:40 AM

Our favorite Cat Rapper, iAmMoshow, opens up about fame, furries and feline hip-hop. I first became aware of iAmMoshow last year in his “Cat Bath Rap” video, a charming freestyle ode to properly cleaning high-maintenance cats, which became ...

Breathing Masterpieces: The Pageant of the Masters

07/24/2017 00:03:43 AM

Here’s what it’s like to take ‘The Grand Tour’ through the Festival of Arts’ Pageant of the Masters, where paintings come to life before your eyes. For 85 years, the Festival of Arts (FOA) in Laguna Beach, California, has been captivating ...

Social Contagion: Are Our Simple Choices Really Our Own?

07/24/2017 00:02:52 AM

We like to think we’re making our own decisions, but ‘social contagion’ studies suggest we’re more impressionable than we know. You’re sitting in an airplane munching some almonds and veggies from home and you’re just about to start ...

Nude Is Normal: The Revolution of Female Nudity

07/24/2017 00:01:59 AM

The naked female body has been restricted by social constructs throughout history. Societal rules have always determined the perception of the naked female body. Earlier this year, Playboy published the slogan “Naked is normal” on the cover ...

‘The Magicians’ Continues the Magic for Harry Potter Generation

07/17/2017 00:05:41 AM

Syfy’s ‘The Magicians,’ based on the book by Lev Grossman, shows viewers they’re never too old for magic. July 15, 2011, was a warm summer night and at around 2 a.m. we found ourselves running down a street under the glow of bright yellow ...

Transilient Expands the Narrative about Transgender People

07/17/2017 00:04:46 AM

Follow Transilient on a photo-documentation journey that’s moving the conversation about transgender people beyond gender identity. I was living in New Orleans when I heard about the passing of HB2, or the controversial North Carolina ...

A Space for More Than Shhh! The Community Library of the Future

07/17/2017 00:03:24 AM

Is your community library adapting to a modern learning model? Here are 4 libraries leading the evolution. Back in 1600, when book lending libraries were starting to be established, there was no vision of the 2017 community library. There was ...

Russian Artist Draws Life under Putin

07/17/2017 00:02:22 AM

Victoria Lomasko’s new book tells the stories of Russia’s voiceless. After facing censorship issues in Russia, the latest work by Russian artist and graphic journalist Victoria Lomasko was published in March of this year by New York–based ...

Zealandia: What You Need to Know about the ‘New Continent’

07/17/2017 00:01:27 AM

Scientists have uncovered a submerged landmass two-thirds the size of Australia, which has implications for climate science, biology and how Zealandia could be designated a continent. If you could drain the Pacific Ocean, you’d be staring ...

Top 7 ‘Holy Shit!’ Moments of ‘Game of Thrones’

07/10/2017 00:06:35 AM

Season 7 of the HBO fantasy series arrives July 16, so let’s relive the 7 most jaw-dropping scenes from ‘Game of Thrones’ so far. MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR SEASONS 1-6 AHEAD! What’s made Game of Thrones an enduringly popular TV series — ...

Hiding Near You: Geeky Hooker’s Pop Culture Crochet Critters

07/10/2017 00:04:06 AM

Get your hands on Geeky Hooker’s crochet characters from comics, movies, TV, classic art and literature and more. Critters are hiding, waiting to be found at Comic-Con. They’re not the kind you’d hire a pest control company to get rid ...

8 Artists’ and Writers’ Retreats to Inspire Your Creative Soul

07/10/2017 00:03:35 AM

Need to get away to create? Keep this list of artists’ and writers’ retreats on hand. Sometimes artists and writers need to escape to a magical world where they can bask in quiet inspiration. And, yes, these places do exist. You can choose ...

Service Animals: A ‘Chosen’ Career Path or a Life of Servitude?

07/10/2017 00:02:51 AM

Many people see the relationship between service dog and handler as a beautiful, symbiotic bond, but some animal rights activists view it as harmful. Are service animals ‘happy’ working? We asked the experts. Amanda Bagwell-Chase, a sel ...

The History of the Myers-Briggs Test (and Which Celebs Got What)

07/10/2017 00:01:42 AM

Find out how the Myers-Briggs test originated and see 8 famous people’s results. For some of us, it was for a job interview. For others, it was at the request of a curious date-candidate trying to haze us. The odds are, we’ve all had to ...

Escape into 5 Popular YouTube Comedy Channels

07/03/2017 00:05:49 AM

In need of a laugh? Look no further than these YouTube comedy channels. YouTube is a bottomless wealth of content. Whether you need a tutorial on how to repair your dishwasher, achieve the perfect eyebrow arch, defeat a difficult boss in a video ...

5 Outdoor Games the Whole Neighborhood Used to Play

07/03/2017 00:04:43 AM

Get your family unplugged this summer with these favorite old-school outdoor games. Summer evenings growing up in the Midwest were as magical and fleeting as the fireflies we chased. Late bedtime. Chirping cicadas. Bright, deep-blue moonlit ...

Mad Science for Singles: Welsh Rarebit Recipe

07/03/2017 00:03:30 AM

Feeling hangry? Welsh rarebit (melted cheese on toast) is the cure. Welcome to the Mad Science lab, where I’m whipping up an easy indulgent recipe: Welsh rarebit. Sometimes called Welsh rabbit (don’t worry — there’s no rabbit involved), ...

The Hustle and the Hierarchy of Prison Tattoos

07/03/2017 00:02:12 AM

In a walled, self-contained city, the artist creating prison tattoos is highly respected. The cost of housing an inmate is a matter of debate in our corrections system, but while locked up, the inmate must also pay for their stay with their ...

To Boost Your Mental Focus, Try Switching Off

07/03/2017 00:01:43 AM

Desperately seeking inspiration? Technology might be sapping your mental focus. You spend your days hooked to your computer, watching a screen as the hours tick by. When you get home, the weight of the workday might still be on your shoulders, ...

Louisiana’s History of Sports Redemption in Wake of Tragedies

07/03/2017 00:00:54 AM

Following politically-fueled violence, LSU’s CWS battle brought Louisiana and the nation together, recalling the New Orleans Rebirth after Hurricane Katrina and demonstrating the unifying power of sports. On June 14, house majority whip and ...

Wonder Woman: The Never-Ending Milestone

06/26/2017 00:07:48 AM

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have delivered an empowered version of Wonder Woman. Take a look at how far she’s come since her comic book beginnings. The reviews are pouring in for Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman film: the latest iteration of Diana, ...

Explore Her Majesty’s Empire at the Bristol Renaissance Faire

06/26/2017 00:06:22 AM

Forget the modern world and step back into history at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, one of the very best Ren faires in the world. For 30 years now, the fictional town of Bristol has enticed many a patron with its charm and beauty. Selling ...

Against Explanations: How to Watch the Return of ‘Twin Peaks’

06/26/2017 00:05:07 AM

There’s no wrong way to watch season 3 of ‘Twin Peaks’ but here’s the best way… If surreal times require surreal comic art, then David Lynch is the auteur we need right now. And the third season of Twin Peaks, returning 25 years after ...

Fidget Spinners and 9 More Toy Fads from the ’50s to Today

06/26/2017 00:04:02 AM

Fidget spinners, one of the latest toy fads to sweep the globe, bring back memories of toys that quickly captured loads of hearts — and cash. If you don’t have one yourself, chances are you’ve come across the typically three-pronged device ...