I'll be honest, I like to call a spade a spade and not a "vertical foot operated digging device". So why the heck do I like Ideal Performance State (IPS)? Honestly, I think the term is clunky, but what it describes is something all cricketers can use to play better. Show More Summary
We like to think that we have the world pretty mapped out. In this age of Google Earth and the ability to zoom into whatever location we want on a whim, there is the conception that there are no new places to be found that lie beyon...
On the death of Guy Carawan, I’ve been poking around various folk music sites and the like today and I thought this video of Pete Seeger explaining the development of We Shall Overcome was really interesting and I think a lot of you would find it worthy.
Salon’s Jim Newell doesn’t think Ben Carson will be the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, but he doesn’t see him as a garden-variety wanna-be. Rather, Newell believes that Carson is likely to incur one “spectacular humiliation” after another on the campaign trail. Show More Summary
"I think it's going to be one of those things where people are going to be like, 'Wait, Butch did what?' " Drew Powell tells THR. read more
I saw this at Hyperfest at VIR over the weekend. I don’t think I’m qualified to nominate a car for the Hot Boi Olympics, but I feel like this is a contender. Read more...
I should like running. I'm an active, health-conscious, and motivated fitness editor, but I've been plagued by side stitches and a general disdain of the activity since my elementary-school days. I've continued to hit the treadmill, because I know it blasts a ton of calories quickly, but I've never truly enjoyed running... Show More Summary
Zone Démersale’s Figura makes us think of the oceanic abyss of the Benthos, that weird community of organisms adapted to extreme pressures and absolute darkness, devouring each other and the dead from above in an elegant and grotesque ballet. Also of the vast conceptual expanses that philosophers and psychonauts have explored over the ages, full […]
For the past few weeks, my son's third grade class has been studying persuasive writing. I am thrilled about this for several reasons, the primary one being that Jack tends to think, "You should do X because I like it." is a sufficiently...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Termination of a wanted pregnancy; description of abortion.]"In that moment, I had to shift my thinking. I was hoping for special ed, and had been focusing on questions like: How much should you save to know your special-needs daughter will be okay after you die? I was thinking about long-term care and mild to moderate disability. Show More Summary
I love seeing what people plan to wear to events like this, and the Hands and Feet in Cement Shenanigans, because it requires such a range of motion. I think J Marg nailed it. Read More...
Want to feel like a real sexy manly man? Then dash on a few droplets of Diddy's new cologne 3AM, and you, too, can have sex with Cassie, aka Sophie Donovan from Step Up 2: The Streets, in various positions. But if you think this is just about having raw,... More »
If, like me, you frequently find yourself afflicted by melancholy — which we'll define here as a mild but persistent form of sadness of vague or indeterminate cause — then I think you will very much like the current show at the Piven Theatre in Evanston, Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond's "Melancholy...
DEA Agent thinks legalized pot will get rabbits high. Do you know how quickly they reproduce? This could lead to a terrifying Dorito's shortage. [Lowering the Bar] Facebook lands a guy in prison after he "Likes" his own Wanted poster. Show More Summary
“There are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a …
I didn’t wear crop tops when they were cool in the 90s and I don’t care for them now. I prefer my tops one way: long. The longer the top, the better. I just think they are more flattering that way–they elongate the torso and through some voodoo magic actually make my hips looks smaller. […]
Being as it's Star Wars day and all, I can't think of a better time to talk about this little nugget of information. NASA shared an image of Saturn's moon Mimas, which, you may very well notice, bears a striking resemblance to the Death Star from Star Wars: Episode IVâ??A New Hope. Show More Summary
We all run out of time. Some have much longer than others. We don't give it much thought. The young don't think about it at all. The middle-aged don't dwell on it, they act out. But as we grow older, like checking our watch, we anticipate an end. How do we make sense of the lifespan lottery? The Arctica Islandica, an ocean quahog, can live 400 years. Show More Summary
Every once in awhile I like to take some time and just assess how I think my life is going and today was one of those days. I do this on a weekend day when I don't have anything pressing to force me out of bed and when I can just relax and clear my mind and see what comes to the forefront. Show More Summary
"What do I suggest? The restaurant next door." If a restaurant server was completely honest about everything, do you really think you'd want to eat there ever again? Probably not. So maybe it's best that we all live in a world of tasty...Show More Summary