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Critically-Acclaimed Platformer 'Leo's Fortune' is Only $0.99

Leo's Fortune [$0.99] has been one of the most-awarded games of the year, as it was awarded five stars from us, was given a prestigious Apple Design Award, and was named one of Apple's best of 2014 games. Now, as the holiday iTunes freeze hits, you can pick up this critically-acclaimed platformer for the cheapest

Weekly Roundup

5 days agoArts : Art21 Blog

Ai Weiwei’s commissioned project for the Vancouver Biennale (British Columbia) was recently unveiled in Harbour Green Park. F Grass is composed of 1,328 tufts of iron that form the letter F, which can only …

Great Job, Internet!: Celebrate your hatred of Christmas with a supercut of film and TV Scrooges

George C. Scott did it. So did Albert Finney. Then there are Michael Caine, Reginald Owen, Patrick Stewart, Quincy Magoo, and Yosemite Sam. These men, respected thespians one and all, have all grouchily portrayed Charles Dickens’ deathless miser Ebenezer Scrooge in various versions of A Christmas Carol. Show More Summary

'The Hunger Games' summarized in 3 minutes

The four-part Hunger Games franchise is a series in which teens are pitted against each other in a murderous, televised death match It's one of the biggest film events in recent memory, so understanding the plot is crucial to anyone who wants to be up to speed with any reference made in the next ten years. Show More Summary

No Things

The year 2014 was, for me, never better than for a brief hour on the morning of Sunday, June eighth, several thousand feet in the air above the southwestern edge of Costa Rica. It was my last day of vacation—my travel day, really. Six of us had spent a week snailing our way around the […]

Yaya Toure Refuses to Be a 'Traitor' and Play 'FIFA' as Manchester United

Yaya Toure and Dedryck Boyata battled team-mates Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri in a best-of-three tournament of FIFA 15. Nasri and Aguero swept aside Toure and Boyata in two games, but simply watching their players engage in some banter and battle it out on FIFA isn't the part that will appeal most to City fans. Show More Summary

A Long December

Fun fact! My frosh year of college, which I am calling frosh year because I went to Wesleyan and that is what we called it, I went to a concert in New Haven. Possibly Hartford. More likely New Haven. We went to go see the Counting Crows. Cake was the opening act. In terms of […]

Thumbnails 12/22/14

1. "How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014": Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson praises the fourth and final season of "The Legend of Korra," the follow-up to the network's excellent fantasy series,...Show More Summary

The 8-bit Time Machine

Composer Giovanni Rotondo always wondered what it might sound like if 21st century video game music was made on 20th century hardware, so he’s making an album of tracks from games like Angry Birds, Destiny, and Portal as chiptunes.

‘Self-Assembly’, A Short Comedy-Horror Film About Parents Who Adopt a Monster Baby

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Self-Assembly” is a mildly disturbing short comedy-horror film in the vein of Eraserhead directed by Dublin-based filmmaker Ray Sullivan that centers on a couple who adopts a monster baby while mourning the loss of their own son. via Short of the Week

A Compilation Video Featuring Some of the Greatest Viral Videos From 2014

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

World Wide Interweb has created a compilation video packed full with some of the greatest viral videos from 2014. They feature the cute and funny five-year-old “apparently” kid, Noah Ritter, the heavy metal construction workers, and more. video via Dailymotion

Time-Lapse Video of Building Projections and Illuminated Sculptures at the Amsterdam Light Festival

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

London-based photographer Jack Fisher traveled to the Netherlands to shoot time-lapse video of the Amsterdam Light Festival, an event that lasts several months and fills the Western European city full of illuminated sculptures, building projections, and other ongoing light shows. via Daily Picks and Flicks

Two four-year-olds are targets of incidents in occupied West Bank

Israeli soldiers carried out raids across the West Bank, abducting ten Palestinians this weekend, including one man in the Jerusalem village of Silwan, which is resisting the takeover of its houses by religious settlers

‘Hardcore DEVO’, A Concert Film Highlighting a 10 Show Tour by the New Wave Pioneers

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Hardcore DEVO is a new concert film directed by Los Angeles filmmaker Keirda Bahruth that highlights new wave pioneers DEVO, focused a ten show tour in the summer of 2014, in which the band performed its earliest songs. The documentary will premier at the Roxie movie theater in San Francisco on Feb 20, 2015. via […]

On the Restoration of Chartres Cathedral - Guest Article by Mr Lucas Viar

My thanks to an old friend, Mr Lucas Viar-Basterra, for providing us with this assessment of the on-going restoration of the cathedral of Chartres, and critique of some of the controversies related to it. Mr Viar was born in Houston, Texas, but has lived most of his life in Bilbao, Spain. Show More Summary

Top Video of the Day – December 22 2014

Excited puppy spots its owner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-8v-_kaZ38 Just got a GoPro, When do the Redbull sponsorships start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btSENCZD2AY Funky Korea is Best Korea http://youtu.be/AkxGj3Lr3D0 Turn down for revenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CF2j1wRel0 Georgian girls singing – now with some metal. Show More Summary

WATCH: insane mashup Xmas special

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Kyle sez, "Bumperactive custom sticker shop presents a curated selection of Yuletide media ephemera spanning six decades: The 2014 Holiday BUMPERJAM! Skeletor learns the true meaning of Christmas? Check. Santa vs. The Martians? Check. Nutmeg?! CHECK. When all else is lost and Christmas needs saving, the BUMPERJAM is 100% Guaranteed to change the subject."

Another One.

J-John the Don. Photo by Jason Lecras. Great way to open an interview with Karl Watson: “Wtf are you so happy about?” There’s a high volume of three-second bust Midtown spots in the new clip from Traffic. Got a kick out of SMLTalk’s Boston spot directory. Dana Ericson already did any trick you wanted to […]

Anthony Bourdain on Iran and Beirut (Bisley Interview)

By Alexander Bisley | (Special to Informed Comment) —  “By the end of this hour I will be seen by many as a terrorist sympathizer, a Zionist tool, a self-hating Jew, an…

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