Jon Essinger On the downstroke! (Click to biggify.) Akron/Family's new album, Sub Verses, was part of our drive-up-here soundtrack, but it didn't mean I was prepared for their live show at all. I think of them as more plinky and feelingsy...Show More Summary
Benedict Evans, a consultant at UK-based research firm Enders Analysis, has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the...Show More Summary
You recall the post last week Biopic Actors and Their Real-Life Counterparts. It turns out those pictures were compiled by redditor banana_rhino. Now he has a second album of 64 actors and the real people they portrayed in movies. Some of them are quite uncanny. Link -via Buzzfeed
I’ve frequently argued that the average person has no idea what “inflation” is, and hence public opinion polls about inflation are meaningless. Even in the 1930s, when prices were falling fast, there was lots of concern about inflation. Most people conflate the terms “cost of living” (price level) and “standard of living” (RGDP.) Hence when [...]
More chefs are learning about celiac disease and adding gluten-free items to their menus.
@HopkinsMedicine quality and safety leaders Peter Pronovost and Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb are offering a MOOC—a massive online open course--starting June 3. See here for sign-up details. It is free.Peter explains more in this post:Through...Show More Summary
Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will look to defend his world title for the first time ever tonight (Sat., May 25, 2013) in a rematch against Strikeforce and Elite XC mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran "Bigfoot" Antonio Silva at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show More Summary
Hipstamatic is giving everyone access to its Oggl photo-sharing application, ending its invite-only policy more than two weeks since it launched. Users can download the app for iOS devices and... Keep reading ?
Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least one person dead as emergency workers in boats rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes. Authorities were searching for at least two other people.
The stakes of Game 5 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings on Saturday prompted a curious nugget of wisdom from Mike Babcock earlier in the day. "I don't know how they could be any more desperate or any more scared than we are," the Red Wings skipper said. Show More Summary
The Internet is always hoppin'. Maybe parts of it will be slowing down just a little as everyone and their hermano tunes in to watch season four of Arrested Development, but it'll still be humming along. Read more...
The Midwesternest piece of Memorial Day Weekend news has broken, and it is that the self-proclaimed World's Largest Brat Fest has achieved its destiny by grilling and bunning perhaps the world's largest brat. Read more...
UFC 160 may be headlined by Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva, but the Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt co-main event is much more intriguing. We've seen Velasquez vs. Silva before. The champion battered Bigfoot en route to a first-round TKO, and there isn't much to indicate that Silva can do much to make the rematch any more interesting. Show More Summary
Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Playoff basketball and hockey is on tonight, and baseball, too. We'll see you tomorrow. Read more...
Image: NASA, ESA, C.R. Robert O'Dell, G.J. Ferland, W.J. Henney and M. Peimbert I've always said that if you want to get people more excited about astronomy, name the stars after snacks (case in point). It seems like NASA has finally...Show More Summary
The UFC heavyweight title is considered the crown jewel of combat sports, and on Saturday night at UFC 160, Cain Velasquez will begin his second reign as heavyweight king, as he looks to defend his belt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. If Velasquez beats Silva, he will only be one defense shy of the heavyweight division record. Show More Summary
The Middlebury College Museum of Art opened Edward Hopper in Vermont, a rare and stunning exhibit of watercolors and drawings of Vermont subjects by the iconic American painter. In the more than 75 years since their creation, the majority...Show More Summary
There's just one problem -- in the months since the finale, Derek hasn't told Scott about the Alpha pack, determined to let Scott be a normal teenager.
Netflix just put out four short clips of the new season of Arrested Development and they’re delightful in a first sip of alcohol on a night out sort of way. This tastes perfectly fine but I want more more more. Luckily, we’ll get more more more on May 26. Cancel your plans guys. More »
A 'Resident Evil' actress joins 'Transformers 4,' how Abrams and Co. kept the 'Star Trek' villain a secret, Peter Jackson teases an end for 'The Hobbit,' and more in this week's wrap up.