While you're checking out some of the best reads from 2010, have a look at these stunning photos of a twisty tower of books in Tel Aviv.… read more
Steve Kamb has created quite a to-do list for himself. Besides managing the regular-guy health site Nerd Fitness (duly subscribed), he's created the Epic Quest of Awesomeness, a nine-level improvement plan that doesn't focus on making tons of money, sexual conquests, or other BS men's magazine goals, but on simply being healthy and doing cool things to make Steve and the world a better place. The Nintendo-inspired 'level-up' terminology he uses is pretty apt: each accomplishment is like a four-line Tetris, or a Fire Power flower.
He says, "Welcome to my Epic Quest of Awesome! I’m traveling all over the world, going on… read more
Sports fans remember the year in wins, music fans in what records were released, and for avid readers, the year is measured in books.
But in the midst of the "Best ofs" and "Top Tens" for 2010, a great read is still a great read, regardless of what the New York Times says or when it was released. So "might it also be an opportunity to look back, reflect, and share? We hope so, and so, for a seventh year, The Millions has reached out to some of our favorite writers, thinkers, and readers to name, from all the books they read this year, the one(s) that meant the most to them, regardless of publication date. Grouped together, these ruminations, cheers, squibs, and essays will be a chronicle of reading and good books from every era. We hope you find in them seeds that will help make your year in reading in 2011 a… read more
Yeah, sure, I like having every song I own in my pocket, able to be plugged into my car, several spots in my house, or any number of hotels, friend's homes, etc. But, many of use still miss the day where listening to music in public took effort. Where you'd have to run extension cords outside, tune the radio, or get enough D batteries to juice your huge Radio Raheem-style boombox.
Thankfully, the folks at TDK have heard our prayers. The same folks who's blank cassette tapes were iced out by the MP3 revolution are releasing a new take on shoulder-mounted magic. "Currently there are two models, the 3 Speaker Boombox and the 2 Speaker… read more
I've seen plenty of knitted and crocheted versions of real world things, and usually, the appropriate reaction is a warm, smiley feeling, rather than a shock.
But a knitted life-sized motorcycle? Illegal drugs?… read more
"If you’re sick of hearing Frank Sinatra tell you that he wants to be a part of it, or Alicia Keys gushing about how these streets will make you feel brand new, then rejoice – here’s an alternative musical history of the Big Apple."
Flavorwire has made fairly complete guide to Manhattan via the rock and roll lyrics it inspired. The above infographic is nice, but the actual by-neighborhood guide is much more… read more
Comedian Joel McHale, host of The Soup, has got to be raking it in with the NBC comedy Community, and thus, has a pretty amazing home in the Hollywood Hills.
The style is a bit Hollywood regency, a bit bravura, but still maintains a masculine feel, sorta like if King Midas had a safari hunting lodge circa… read more
Remember that part in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, where the candy master hops on that bike, which stirs the "gives it a little kick" solution in the inventing room?
He sings: In springtime, the only pretty ring time; Birds sing, hey ding, a-ding, a-ding; Sweet lovers love the spring
That was always my favorite part.
Anyway, bikes that do other stuff are cool. Especially this drawing machine bicycle by Joseph… read more
From the looks of it, zombies are at the height of their fame - mainstream films, television shows, books, and most importantly, the fact that "Brains..." is now a oft-cited mainstay in our popular parlance.
"With these posters from Hollywood is Dead, the trend has spread to some of our all-time favorite films. The re-imagined movie posters pull a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on classic movies like Back to the Future, E.T. and Star Wars. Each poster comes with a frightening design of the original image and new more appropriate tag lines. And for your holiday gift giving what kid wouldn’t love a poster of the age old classic – The Lethal… read more
Only during the holiday season do we allow ourselves to consume things we never would otherwise: namely, too many calories and terribly cheesy television and movies.
But when its Christmas, that's okay. Normally, most of us wouldn't watch the same programs, intended for children, year after year, but buddy, when the Grinch is on, I'm watching.
And in 2010, no one needs to spend hours in front of the television, waiting for that magic moment when Home Alone comes on (Kevin, you're such a disease). Take a minute to look at these great schedules, then set your DVRs or other recorders, and have them available for whenever you get around to wrapping those… read more
American artist Brian Dettmer rescues trashed books headed for the landfill and creates unbelievable paper sculptures. "With the precision of a brain surgeon, he teases books into something else, graphic statements of an expressionist talent that is truly awesome."… read more
Some tasty humor on a dreary day; from the Mount Royal bagel factory in… read more
Artist Don Kenn sums up his work and life thusly: "BORN IN DENMARK 1978. I WRITE AND DIRECT TELEVISION SHOWS FOR KIDS. I HAVE A SET OF TWINS AND NOT MUCH TIME FOR ANYTHING. BUT WHEN I HAVE TIME I DRAW MONSTERDRAWINGS ON POST-IT NOTES... IT IS A LITTLE WINDOW INTO A DIFFERENT WORLD, MADE ON OFFICE SUPPLIES."… read more
I've never tried this recipe for turkey stuffing made from White Castle sliders...as a matter of fact, I've never actually eaten anything from White Castle (other than a diet Coke that one time after the fireworks), even though their headquarters aren't two miles from my house.
But, still, it does have the makings of classic turkey stuffing - bread from the buns, onions, hamburger subbed for sausage, then flavored with celery, sage, thyme, and… read more