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  • ‘How Quentin Tarantino Uses Violence’ (Video)

    ‘How Quentin Tarantino Uses Violence’ (Video)

    Lou Reed said “the currents rage so deep inside us, this is the age of video violence,” but what he didn’t mention is that not all video violence is created equal. One of the very best purveyors of that violence is Quentin Tarantino, his mastery of which is the subject of How Quentin Tarantino Uses […]

  • Batman x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Sneakers

    Batman x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Sneakers

    Batman sneakers: They’re not just for kindergartners any more. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Frank Miller’s mature Batman masterpiece The Dark Knight Returns are a new pack of Batman x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 sneakers, in two different caped colorways. The two designs present in this collection of Batman x Converse Chuck Taylor […]

  • New Mac Candle From Twelve South

    New Mac Candle From Twelve South

    Ah, the smell of a new Mac. Evidently that’s a real olfactory sensation, and now you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a new Apple computer in order to enjoy it. Thanks to the people at Twelve South, you can enjoy that smell with just a gentle inhale in the vicinity of a […]

  • SteakCation: Win an Overnight Stay in a Canadian Taco Bell

    SteakCation: Win an Overnight Stay in a Canadian Taco Bell

    Generally speaking, spending the night at Taco Bell will get you an early morning trip to the ER or the county jail (or both), but Airbnb and Taco Bell have teamed up for a promotional effort that makes sleeping in a Taco Bell a good thing. It’s called a SteakCation, and it’s the grand prize […]

  • ‘Get Out': Jordan Peele’s Horror Movie Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Get Out': Jordan Peele’s Horror Movie Gets Trailer (Video)

    Jordan Peele of the already iconic sketch show Key & Peele has a new upcoming project, and it’s a far cry from the comedy he is known for. But it’s not that far removed from the satire he specializes in, since Get Out appears to be a horror movie take on racial tension and conformity […]

  • ‘Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling’

    ‘Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling’

    The newest unexpectedly entertaining coffee table book from Gestalten is all about the inside of objects we don’t normally get to see (or even think about) the insides of. It’s called Look Inside: Cutaway Illustrations and Visual Storytelling, edited and curated by Samuel and Juan Volasco. Think of it as the adult version of that […]

  • AER: Throw Your GoPro Like a Football

    AER: Throw Your GoPro Like a Football

    If you’re a GoPro user, it may have occurred to you that you could possibly get some pretty memorable footage by just chucking your camera through the air. That’s obviously not a very good idea, though, since your camera could be damaged and the footage probably wouldn’t be usable anyway.  But with the AER, both […]

  • Alive 2017: Mysterious New Daft Punk Website

    Alive 2017: Mysterious New Daft Punk Website

    It’s a good time to be a Daft Punk fan.  The duo are heard on the new single from The Weeknd, and rumors of an approaching world tour are reaching a fever pitch. Adding to those rumors is a mysterious new website called Alive 2017, an obvious reference to the pair’s Alive 1997 and Alive 2007 […]

  • Toad Stacking: Australia’s Newest Extreme Craze (Video)

    Toad Stacking: Australia’s Newest Extreme Craze (Video)

    The stereotype about Australians is that they’re always surfing or performing other extreme sports. But while a new activity by the YouTube handle of swampgarage can certainly be called “extreme,” I doubt if even the most liberal ESPN2 programming director would in good conscience call toad stacking a sport. The extremeness of toad stacking comes […]

  • Patek Philippe Nautilus Gets Two New 40th Anniversary Variants (Video)

    Patek Philippe Nautilus Gets Two New 40th Anniversary Variants (Video)

    Hey, want to feel old? Believe it or not, the Patek Philippe Nautilus turns 40 this year, and to celebrate the people at Patek Philippe have come up with not just one but two different limited edition twists on the classic symbol of “casual elegance” in timepiece form. The two new 40th anniversary Patek Philippe […]