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Watch Out! Elvis Costello with Rihannon Giddens – ‘Married to My Hack’ [VIDEO]

2 hours agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

RollingStone.com has premiered “Married to My Hack,” from the upcoming “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes” The just shy of two-minutes track of marital resignation features Elvis Costello on lead vocals and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rihannon Giddens on backing vocals. Costello channels Dylans croaked spoken-blues as Giddens monas an scats over a ramshackle [...]

John McCarthy comments on Ben Henderson stoppage: My job is to protect the fighter, not make fans happy

And he says stopping Rafael dos Anjos from dishing out further punishment to an unconscious ex-champ at UFC Fight Night 49, was the right call to make. Known as one of the best, if not the best, referee in mixed martial arts (MMA), John...Show More Summary

While you were out... (news from late August)

Two pieces of good news you might have missed while you were away: a. I posted an opening for one or two paid internships. You still have a week to share this with a friend. b. Thanks to my wonderful...        

Discrimination Against Print-on-Demand Books Is Out of Touch and Bad for the Environment Too

When I think about the publishing community at large, my mind doesn't immediately gravitate toward images of excess, waste, and environmental unconsciousness. And yet, unfortunately, because of the nature of book manufacturing and the routine destruction of books for tax write-offs, this image is an accurate depiction of some publishing ventures. Show More Summary

Joan Rivers Remains On Life Support Despite Reports She Would Be Taken Out Of Coma

Melissa Rivers has given another update on her mother, Joan Rivers, saying that she remains on life support. “On behalf of my mother and our family, we are… READ ON

Here’s What Happened When I Drove 900 Miles In a Fully-Loaded U-Haul

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I recently completed a 900-mile move from Atlanta to Philadelphia. It was long, and arduous, and difficult, and I spent a large portion of it wishing I could claw my eyes out with a flathead screwdriver. Here I'm referring to the part of the move where I had to deal with Comcast. Read more...

Small-Cap Guru Chuck Royce Just Loaded Up On These 3 Stocks

Like many cash-strapped investors just starting out, I was convinced I could “maximize” my tiny investment account by dipping my toes into the micro-cap end of the stock market

Get Out of Jail Free

Have you ever played Monopoly? One of my favorites....online and off. Chances are that at one time or another you have, as the game is available in 111 countries and published in 43 languages and some 275 million game boxes have been...Show More Summary

The Pros and Cons of Straight Guys in Gay Bars

What a difference a gay guy can make. Surely I wouldn't be the gay man I am today had it not been for the one who made coming out in New York City a little easier for me. He was the bartender who used to splash my Stoli with Canada Dry tonic water in the back bar at Limelight. Show More Summary

Kitchen Tool Giveaway!

The winners of the kitchen tools are… #2367 Kathleen K. “My balloon whisk, because I use it all the time.” #7564 Amy S. “My current favorite is my new juice press. It gets every drop out of citrus fruits without making a huge mess.” #22303 Brandy W. Show More Summary

Who Cares About Angelina Jolie’s Boring Wedding Dress — Shiloh Wore A Shorts Suit!

People and Hello! magazines have exclusive photos from the long-awaited Brangelina wedding, and while I’m getting a funny feeling in my underpants looking at the hottest couple in the universe make out, I’m mostly delighted to see that my beloved Shiloh did indeed wear a suit to the nuptials. And a SHORTS suit, at that. [...]

My Bags are (almost) Packed

On September 6th, I head out for five weeks away from home, in all kinds of surprising locations, places where I expect to learn, to be challenged by new situations, to connect with old friends, to make new ones; and much, much more....Show More Summary

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Boyfriend's Gay

4 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

The night I found out I was pregnant, he didn’t come home. Read more

To The People Who Don’t Know How To Say No

4 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

I became a people-pleaser, a worshipper of approval. The very feeling of disappointing someone, or not being able to do enough to help, upsets me. And most times, I’d go out of my way just to avoid that feeling.

Pigeons Gamble the Same Way People Do, According to Study - "Who YOU callin' a gambler?"

4 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Today in being afraid of pigeons and their little-known-yet-remarkable capacity for intelligence, turns out that their risk assessment skills are on par with that of humans. Mark my words, one day they will realize that they can do better than pooping on our statues and turn on us.

Nick Cannon is Writing Book of Children’s Poems

4 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Actor/rapper Nick Cannon is working on a book of children’s poems which is due out from Scholastic in March 2015. The illustrated poetry book is called Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems. The title was written for kids age 7 with poems about silly, disgusting and even serious matters. Show More Summary

I'm Positive, I'm on Treatment, I'm Undetectable, So Get Off My Case!

Okay, look out folks, senior citizen out of control and about to rant! To quote any queen on the Drag Race, I'm sick of being treated as a pariah (which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as: "a term of reproach or abuse: a worthless or contemptible person; a wretch, a cur."), officially! Read more...

The New Basement Tapes (Feat. Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford) – “Married To My Hack”

5 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In 1967, Bob Dylan and the Band got together to work on a whole pile of songs, many of which eventually came out as The Basement Tapes. But many of those songs were left unfinished, and now producer T Bone Burnett has gotten together with an all-star cast to finish some of those songs, setting [...]

Model Speaks Out Against Swimsuit Company for Photoshopping Her to Look Skinnier

5 hours agoOdd : The Daily What

Meaghan Kausman's photoshopped image is above. The untouched photo is below. From her instagram: Making art is my passion. Creating beautiful photos and meeting inspiring people has really given me a new lease on life. I recently did...Show More Summary

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