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If you watch basketball, then it’s probably safe to say you’re an Allen Iverson fan. While never discussed in the general Greatest Of All Time conversations — along with the Jordans, Birds, Magics, Wilts, Russells & Jabbars of the world — Iverson was a player who, at his peak, had no peer. Remember when Iverson broke [...]


Kurt Vonnegut, prominent author and one of the greatest American minds in our short history, changed the course of twentieth-century fiction. Beyond the brilliance of books like Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan, Welcome To the Monkey House and more,Vonnegut is also known for the many whimsical doodles he flourished his books with. (On [...]


24 Apr
Time travel — plus unlimited texting — finally made possible

Brought to you by the license-happy folks at the Back to the Future brand, this flux capacitor really works — at phone charging, that is, but not so much at time travel. Well, not unless you count inching forward slowly in dead-stop traffic. The capacitor has two USB ports so you can charge any USB device, works [...]


Parenting skills and pretentious film references can finally co-exist. If your Netflix categories and babysitting endeavors just aren’t lining up, now there’s a solution out there for those little tykes who would’ve otherwise been traumatized by your buzzkill Criterion Collection picks. Because artist and pop-culture nerd Todd Spence has created the Bleak Movies Coloring Book, something that is appropriate [...]


If you’re old enough to drink, then you can remember it well: the early nineties when those cats in Bristol defined a sound that would lead every late-night chill-out session for years to come. It was that whole Massive Attack/Portishead/Tricky thing that would prove that electronic music is more than something to sweat to, more [...]


No topic comes without its quibblers, particularly when it comes to labeling anyone being the indisputable best at any given task, within any given genre. And you know how folks get when it comes to arguing over something like hip hop. That being said, take a poll around any smokey after-hours, nightclub or house party [...]


It’s not that any eardrum dilettante or amateur musicologist out there doesn’t want analog sound. But a digital file is a lot easier to handle than lugging around some big-ass tube amp octupussing its cables all over the place like trip rope. The folks at Tubecore, however, seem to have finally figured out the best of both [...]


Back by popular demand comes one more season of The Boondocks. The fourth and final season of the comic-strip-gone-sitcom promises plenty more of viewers’ two favorite traits: humor and controversy. The first episode is set to air this Monday, April 21 at 10:30, and while originator Aaron McGruder has left the show to concentrate on other endeavors [...]

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