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On the Market: Presidio Heights Fortress Seeks New Master, Demands $6.75M

The imposing brick home at 3800 Clay Street has belonged to only three owners since it was built back in 1905, and its membership on our 25 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in...

The Wonderful Worlds of Borges

I recently came across an edited set of interviews with one of the true masters, Jorges Luis Borges. The book is Borges at Eighty: Conversations. I first encountered the Argentinian on the built-in bookshelves of one of my English professors.… Continue reading ?

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and the value of privacy

For such public people with international notoriety, actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did a masterful job of keeping their Aug. 23 wedding — the planning and its execution — secret until they were darned good and ready. In this day and age when the cloud can get hacked and strip the famous and the […]

America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

Although we seldom think about them this way, most American communities as they exist today were built for the spry and mobile. We've constructed millions of multi-story, single-family homes where the master bedroom is on the second floor, where the lawn outside requires weekly upkeep, where the mailbox is a stroll away. We've designed neighborhoods […]

7 Discipline-Mastering Practices

By Leo Babauta A craftsman masters his trade by repeated practice, with care and continual learning, with devotion to the purpose. It takes the same kinds of things to master the craft of discipline: Repeated practice Single-minded devotion to the purpose Continual learning Care I’ve been giving some thought to what it takes to master […]

Masters in Business: James O’Shaughnessy

James O’Shaughnessy of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management got his start in finance almost by accident: He was asked by a pension fund to review the performance of their various asset managers. Analyzing the investments by their quantitative...Show More Summary

Master Fined After Wind Farm Collision

The master of a wind farm support vessel has today been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to breaches of maritime collision regulations.

The Ungrammatical Grand-Master - Mighty Buff He Is

5 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

The Ungrammatical Grand-Master by Randy Coffey The little green master was getting tired of using his mind all the time, and those splitting headaches weren't helping his demeanor, so he decided to bulk up and start battling with his fists. Show More Summary

Dive Index releasing new album featuring collaborations with La Strada's Isaiah George, and Simone White (streams)

by Bill Pearis Will Thomas has been making music under the Dive Index moniker since the mid-'00s. His records are collaborative and he's worked with Mark Gardener (Ride), Ian Masters (Pale Saints), Roger Eno, Joseph Arthur and more. Dive Index's...

Two Days, One Night

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Dardenne brothers and Marion Cotillard deliver with a neorealist riff on Norma Rae. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France, Special Presentations) French masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne perfect their neo-neorealist style with the familiar but affecting Two Days, One Night. Show More Summary

National Gallery

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes a peek behind the curtain of the National Gallery. Frederick Wiseman (France/USA, TIFF Docs) Frederick Wiseman delivers another exhaustive but incisive look at an institution with National...Show More Summary

2 MLP Turnaround Stories: Enbridge Energy Partners LP And NuStar GP Holdings LLC

By Elliott Gue: In 2009 and 2010, master limited partnerships (MLP) that suffered the most when commodity prices collapsed rallied hard from the huge losses posted in the previous years. Atlas Pipeline Partners LP and Eagle Rock Energy...Show More Summary

SciFi Weekend: Doctor Who, Hugo and Emmy Awards; Tony Soprano’s Fate; Next Season on Arrow and Fargo; Finales of Falling Skies, True Blood, Defiance, and The Last Ship; Karen Gillian’s Hair; Rebooting Fox Genre Shows; Libby Masters vs. Betty Draper; Ameri

Peter Capaldi’s second episode of Doctor Who was much better than the first. Into the Dalek was literally about going into a Dalek, Fantastic Voyage style. Once the reference was made, and we saw antibodies within the Dalek (for an unclear reason), I was surprised that Steven Moffat didn’t take the opportunity to recreate the [...]

“Masters of Sex” recap (2.8): The Veiled Prophet

7 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian : After Ellen

Incest really is the hot storyline of the 2010s. The post “Masters of Sex” recap (2.8): The Veiled Prophet appeared first on

Bilbao Chess 2014

Some of the players that will compete at the European Club Cup and the Chess Masters Final, which will be held simultaneously from 14 to 20 September, have lent their image to promote Bilbao Chess 2014.The promotional advert produced...Show More Summary

Stream Esben And The Witch A New Nature (Stereogum Premiere)

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Brighton trio Esben And The Witch long ago mastered the art of building up their songs from a brooding crawl to a brutal onslaught of sonic violence — or starting with the violence and scaling back to its eerie aftermath. In doing so, they’ve always lived up to their name. Whatever its true lineage — [...]

Cartier-Bresson and Stieglitz – Study the Masters of Photography to Become a Better Photographer

There is an unnervingly common trait among photographers, image makers, picture people, etc. Sometimes we forget that the reason we have access to such awesome gear and techniques, is because those who came before us in our trade figured them out, practiced them, advance them, and then left us a legacy of knowledge. Show More Summary

12 Sinister Movie Posters From the Golden Age of Film Noir

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"She was part-good before—SHE'S ALL BAD NOW!" "From the moment they met it was Murder!" "Blood-red kisses! White-hot thrills!" No other style of cinema mastered sensational taglines better than film noir, and posters from the genre's mid-century heyday are a goddamn dark delight. Read more...

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