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  • Alienware Hotel Room at Panama Hilton (Video)

    Alienware Hotel Room at Panama Hilton (Video)

    Like all modern media mavens, I’ve got a big stack (physically and digitally speaking) of movies, books, TV shows, albums, and whatnot I’d love to get to if I only had the time. Lately I’ve been fascinated by the idea of a “reading vacation,” where you go hole away in a hotel somewhere and crack […]

  • Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster: A Nerf Gun Alternative for Adults

    Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster: A Nerf Gun Alternative for Adults

    I’ll never forget the humiliation I felt when I was ejected from the Reform Club in London. I smuggled in a standard Nerf blaster and fired several darts at my cohorts, only to be treated like some kind of an idiot in response. If only I’d had the Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster back then. The Kobra-1 is […]

  • ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Getting 70mm Re-Release (Trailer)

    ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Getting 70mm Re-Release (Trailer)

    This year, 2001: A Space Odyssey is probably one of the coolest things that’s turning 50 years old. To celebrate, Warner Bros. is putting the film back out in theaters, in newly struck 70mm prints made from the film’s original camera negative, and a bunch of other filmspeak that essentially boils down to: “It will look nice.” […]

  • ‘Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center’ Released (Audio)

    ‘Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center’ Released (Audio)

    Four years ago, rapper Nas performed his classic record Illmatic at the Kennedy Center in New York to celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary. It’s taken a while, but now Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center is getting a special edition vinyl release, as well as a free SoundCloud stream from Mass Appeal Records. Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center dropped […]

  • ‘The Sciences': Sleep’s First Album in 20 Years

    ‘The Sciences': Sleep’s First Album in 20 Years

    Stoner metal band Sleep released the genre’s definitive text in 1998, when Dopesmoker made its way to the world. Now, Sleep is back, with their first full-length release in 20 years. And naturally, The Sciences has come to us all on 4/20, when more people listen to Sleep than any other day of the year. I dunno what to […]

  • Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts Ice Cream

    Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts Ice Cream

    Dunkin-Donuts and Baskin’ Robbins — sorry, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins — have joined forces for not one, not two, but three new flavors of coffee-flavored ice cream. And Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts ice cream is coming to a grocery store (hopefully) near you sometime this spring. Interestingly, you won’t be able to get Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts ice […]

  • Lemon Lime & Cucumber Sprite Coming to the UK

    Lemon Lime & Cucumber Sprite Coming to the UK

    There’s a magnificent Jewish-style deli near my apartment, and I often go there for a sandwich when the mood strikes. One aspect of the deli experience I have not yet tried is cucumber soda, specifically Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, which is considered by purists to be the perfect accompaniment to a pastrami sandwich. I might be […]

  • ‘Onnanocos x Micro Drone': Short One-Take Film Shot by a Drone (Video)

    ‘Onnanocos x Micro Drone': Short One-Take Film Shot by a Drone (Video)

    Most footage I’ve seen collected by drone cameras has that distinct “this is a drone camera” feeling. But there’s a new short film that was shot in one take with a micro-drone that actually looks pretty good, it out-Steadicams Steadicam in many ways. It’s called Onnanocos x Micro Drone. Onnanocos x Micro Drone is a superb act […]

  • ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ is Coming Back in June

    ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ is Coming Back in June

    2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the classic MTV series Yo! MTV Raps. Since MTV is still around, and rapping is still around, and shouting “yo!” is (nominally) still around, you’d have to be completely nuts to think a revival of the show isn’t on the way. And so it is, and here’s a partial guest list: […]