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Japan's Disposable Workers

In honor of Labor Day this week, a project by MediaStorm, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Japanese photographer, Shiho Fukada. Japan's economic rise post-WWII was the subject of vast commentary in the West among politicians,...Show More Summary

The 15 Most Famous Students In College This Semester

Another school year is just around the corner, with upperclassmen returning to finish their degrees and a whole new crop of eager freshman ready to make their marks. While most students spent their summers rejuvenating, taking additional classes, or building resumes with a summer internship, some college kids spent their vacations in the spotlight. Show More Summary

Jim Parsons Hits the Stratosphere

Honestly, if this keeps up, they’re just going to have to rename the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy the Jim Parsons Award. Last week, the 41-year-old won the prize for a fourth time for his role as Sheldon Cooper, main character on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Show More Summary

Metro Shuttles and Sounder Sunday Runs Return for Gridiron Season

Gridiron and rainy season are fast approaching. Husky football has returned to Montlake. Until U-Link opens in 2016, your best bet getting to a game is either hope there is room on Metro’s non-expanding fleet of local service, or take a $5 shuttle from one of eight park & ride lots. Once again, cash and […]

Xiamen Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Xiamen’s first Boeing 787 conducting test flights at Paine Field – Photo: The Boeing Company On Friday, another airline took delivery of their first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner; Xiamen Airlines. This event was special for the airline, since the 787 is the first wide-body to join their fleet. The airline currently operates Boeing 737-700s, 737-800s [...]Show More Summary

Awesome Stuff: Lock It Up

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week's awesome stuff is all about security, but not of the "cyber" variety. No, we're taking a look at some brand new takes on good old fashioned locks. Lock Your Mail! Though technology has drastically changed the role of snail mail in the world, that doesn't mean the latter can't benefit from the former. Show More Summary

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Just How Huge Burning Man Really Is

Burning Man is well under way this week, out in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. For those of us who have never been to the week-long festival of free spirits, it's hard to get a grasp on just how massive the festivities really are. Show More Summary

Viral Video: Icebucket Challenge Officially Threadjacked

#Icebucket Challenge With the success of the ALS Association’s #icebucket challenge going $94.3million strong (and counting), we had a hard time picking just one viral video this week. We could focus on the celebrities like Amanda Palmer who lost family members to ALS or we could discuss the horrible ads or the awesome ads that have sprung up. Show More Summary

Typo 2 Keyboard for iPhone 5/5S

I took the new Typo 2 Keyboard for iPhone 5/5S on the road with me this week. It has a very different feel to it and very needed changes on the keyboard. You can see the new features in the video below but one in particular makes a big difference between using version one. The Typo 2 now has a... Read More

Adrien Brody Has No Time for Your Facebook Friend Request

Specs Who Adrien Brody Age 41 Accomplishments Stars as Harry Houdini in History’s two-part biopic, Houdini (airs Sept. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m.); winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in The Pianist (2002); founder of Fable House production...Show More Summary

Here's What Happens When Someone Calls A SWAT Team On You As A Prank

A gamer using the Twitch video service apparently caught the moment an armed police SWAT team burst through his office door while searching for an active shooter in Littleton, Colorado on Wednesday. Officers were conducting a searchShow More Summary

Weather is the Future of Urban Design

[Image: From a newscast about Istanbul's recent tornadoes]. It's hard to resist a story where urban design is blamed for creating tornadoes. But the recent cluster of "freak mini-tornadoes" striking Istanbul offers an anomaly in search...Show More Summary

10 Incredible 'Super Mario Bros.' Cheats You’ve Been Missing Out On For Decades

I spent hours playing "Super Mario Bros." as a kid. My favorite memory is of me and my friends trying so hard to get unlimited lives at the end of World 3-1. But that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to awesome cheats in the game. Show More Summary

Bryan Cranston And Aaron Paul Made Each Other Tear Up During Their Emmy Acceptance Speeches

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston may have one of the best relationships both onscreen and off. Throughout five seasons of "Breaking Bad," the unlikely pairing of a chemistry teacher and his student brought out the best and worst in each other as they schemed, argued, and fought both verbally and physically with each other and their foes. Show More Summary

People Are Outraged After Sofia Vergara's 'Sexist' Emmys Bit

To provide some eye candy as Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum gave a speech during Monday night's Emmy Awards, Sofia Vergara hopped up on a platform and posed as she spun around on a pedestal like a trophy. Show More Summary

Steven Lippman: Husband/Father/Athlete/Artist/Humanitarian

Self portrait in a back side tube Layback.  Photo: Justin Mehren Tube time. Photo: Evan Conway Hand plant 13 years old  Photo:  Bill Sharp Carve. Photo: Bill Sharp… Now   Steven Lippman Personal Site: Steven Lippman Print + Film Agency Site: Stockland Martel Instagram: stevenlippman Heidi: Once and athlete always an athlete. You were a […]

Jimmy Fallon Steals Stephen Colbert's Emmy After Gwen Stefani Flubs 'The Colbore Report'

In an attempt to out "Adele Dazeem" John Travolta, Gwen Stefani presented the award for Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series to "The Colbore Report." Her "Voice" co-star Adam Levine corrected her after the fact, but the Internet is a fast and fickle beast. Show More Summary

Ames High band: Modeling innovation, risk-taking, and feedback

I’m pretty impressed with the Ames High School band directors. Not only are Chris Ewan and Andrew Buttermore facilitating a great band program musically (250+ students who give amazing performances), they also are modeling instructional innovation and risk-taking with technology. Show More Summary

Beyoncé Shut Down The VMAs With A Flawless 16-Minute Medley

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande may have opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a showstopper; however, no one closes out an awards show like Queen Bey. Beyoncé shut down the VMAs with an epic 16-minute medley of a dozen of her songs. It was sexy, sensual, raw, and emotional. Show More Summary

Watch Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off' During MTV VMA Performance

We knew Taylor Swift was feeling frisky Sunday night when she arrived for the MTV VMA red carpet wearing this: Swift traded in her onesie for a fringed two-piece to perform her new single "Shake It Off" during the show: And shake it off she did. Show More Summary

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