Read / Look / Listen

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 [...]


In its limitless quest to license every cartoon known to mankind, LEGO has now built the home of everybody’s favorite dysfunctional jaundiced family, the Simpsons. And this set of 2,523 LEGO bricks shows a pretty comprehensive study of their Springfield home, its familiar amenities including the (dented) pink car, Maggie’s crib, the family living room (right [...]


16 Apr
Sneak peak at Marvel Comic's next LEGO blockbuster

What’s that? A Marvel comic going blockbuster movie you say? Impossible! Well, if Guardians of the Galaxy is a ship you wanna jump on, LEGO is already on board. In honor of the upcoming release this August (watch the trailer here), LEGO has created some do-it-yourself spoiler-alert action scenes. These buildable previews include “Starblaster Showdown,” a 196-piece set [...]


16 Apr
Kick some Jeet Kune Do with your Poker Face on

If your kung fu fists are fast as lightning, then maybe card tricks should be in your future. Because  this collaboration between card masters Dave and Dan with Bruce Lee Enterprises has made your deck of cards into much more than just a game of 52 pick up. Each of the cards displays quotes and Jeet Kune [...]


With the progression of the ever-changing modern times comes two phenomena regarding man’s connection to nature. One is his very longing for it, and the other being that he uses modern means to reconnect to it — in evermore sophisticated though rugged ways. The book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Activity gloriously captures that very essence, serving [...]


11 Apr
Sixty finalists left in the 11th annual worldwide competition

In what has become an annually awaited photo-op in camera viewfinders and web browsers everywhere, Smithsonian has just announced the finalists in its 11th annual photography contest. In a contest that spanned across 132 countries and well over 50,000 entries, Smithsonian has gotten the finalists down to sixty photos in six categories: The Natural World, Travel, [...]

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