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The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by dirt.Recommended Reading:Tracy: [Content Note: Transphobia; violence] TDoR Is Forever, but Transphobia Doesn't Have to Bestavvers: [CN: Sexual assault; rape culture] On Ched Evans, Rehabilitation, and...Show More Summary

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 14th to 21st

This week we learned what you can take from hotel rooms, what cellphones do to your spine, where the hardest places to live in the US are, and the tech skills Google recommends for software engineers. Here's a look back. Read more.....

Recommended Reading: The Potential Gehry Effect on Toronto; MoMA's Past Battles

Welcome to Curbed's weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories. Please be in touch if you have a story to recommend. Rendering via Dezeen 1. Toronto developer and theater producer David Mirvish partnered with Frank Gehry...

Slashed Prices on Great Chef's Knives, Solar Gadgets, and More Deals

11 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Four of your five top knife brands are sharply discounted on Amazon right now. In particular, I would recommend the Shun Classic for $100, the Wusthoff Classic for $120, or the Global GF-33 for $118. [ Chef's Knives ] Read more...

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PC specs confirmed

Here's what you'll need to get the Fox Engine running on PC. Kojima Productions has confirmed a list of minimum and recommended specs for the PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.Click here to read the full article

Let us now praise Billy Joel

Read more on this story. Listen to a Billy Joel podcast comprising the songs Damon Linker mentions: Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: Rise of the machines Your weekly streaming recommendation: Nebraska This week I learned a...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by potatoes.Recommended Reading:Aura: Want to Know When the Wilson Indictment Decision Comes Down?Andreana: On Revolutionary Communism. Or, A Love Letter to Leslie Feinberg Angry Asian Man: [Content Note:...Show More Summary

As It Comes

Recommended Reading: Nicholas Rombes on Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays. You could also read S.J. Culver on discovering her work when he was young.

Quickies: How Space Affects Men and Women Differently, Exploring Privilege in a Play, and Stop Saying “Drink the Kool-Aid”

Categories: Quickies Life in Space Affects Men’s And Women’s Health Very Differently – “Back in 2011, NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) — on the recommendation of the National... (Read more...)

Is Screen-Time Bad For Babies?

Lisa Guernsey reads through a guide on the subject: For years, the [American Academy of Pediatrics] has told parents to avoid using screens with children younger than 2. It’s a recommendation based on an understandable concern that parents will substitute screen-watching for the warm, real-world interactions children need. But it doesn’t allow for the possibility […]

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

The proposal, announced today, is one of 40 recommendations the International Olympic Committee will vote on in December. read more

WATCH: Rachel Maddow a Fan of Secret Lesbian Love Story

3 days agoLGBT / Lesbian :

The MSNBC host had a book to recommend to her viewers this week. read more

/Filmcast Ep. 295 – Birdman

David, Devindra, and Jeff follow-up their discussion of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and share movies they’d recommend you check out over the Thanksgiving break. Be sure to read about what is up with the ending of Birdman, how to...Show More Summary


Recommended Reading: Andrea Denhoed on Flannery O’Connor.

Stylish cases to cradle your iPhone 6, according to you

We got a lot of great feedback from last week’s minimal iPhone 6 case roundup. Many of you suggested other cases to check out, and we got so many good recommendations that we decided to share them with everyone. Not … Read more ›

Socialware Adds Advanced Natural Language Content Recommendation to Social Media Platform

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Nov 13, 2014) – Social media compliance and marketing experts, Socialware, today announced new advanced natural language processing functionality, available immediately. This new functionality “reads” content...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by wind.Recommended Reading:Luam and Hakima: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism] Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Black Self-Defense in the Wake of FergusonDon: Jane Byrne, Chicago's First Female Mayor, Dies...Show More Summary

Recommended Reading

Amanda Terkel and Ryan Grim: "Elizabeth Warren Gets Senate Democratic Leadership Spot."Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gained a leadership position in the Senate Democratic caucus Thursday, giving the prominent progressive senator aShow More Summary

New Eggers Story

Today’s second dose of recommended reading: Dave Eggers has a new short story, “The Alaska of Giants and Gods,” in The New Yorker.

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