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  • Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Whether it’s flu season, cold season, allergy season, it’s easier to tally up the portions of the calendar that don’t result in nasal congestion for big swaths of the population. New on Kickstarter is a device to help keep the ol’ nasal passages clear and functional: Avya from Aura Medical. Avya is purported to be “the only truly effective […]

  • ‘Rapture': A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘Rapture': A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    Rappers Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2Chainz, and Just Blaze are the subjects of a new hip hop documentary coming out later this year on Netflix. It’s called Rapture, and yesterday Netflix released an announcement trailer for the series, reportedly described by one of the show’s directors Sacha Jenkins like this: “Way back, when hip-hop culture was […]

  • LW-Monofu: A 28-Foot-Tall Mecha Available for Parties (Video)

    LW-Monofu: A 28-Foot-Tall Mecha Available for Parties (Video)

    New from the Sakakibara Machinery Works Co., a project that’s been six years in the making. It’s almost 28 feet tall, weighs in at 16,000 pounds, and can be rented for birthday parties and other events. Oh, and the LW-Monofu is a real-life giant robot suit piloted and controlled by a cockpit in the chest, just like Voltron.  Of […]

  • ‘Unsane': A New Thriller by Steven Soderbergh (Trailer)

    ‘Unsane': A New Thriller by Steven Soderbergh (Trailer)

    Steven Soderbergh appears to be back in his formerly prolific swing of things. HBO’s Mosaic saw its five-night run last week, and now we have a trailer for an upcoming psychological thriller from the director, a tense film about a stalker-pursued woman entitled Unsane.  Unsane appears to tap into modern day concerns about predatory men, taking them to a […]

  • ‘The Dark Crystal’ is Coming Back to Theaters (Trailer)

    ‘The Dark Crystal’ is Coming Back to Theaters (Trailer)

    In 1982, the end result of Muppet maestros Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s efforts to create a fantasy adventure film entirely with puppets and no human actors was released into theaters. Now, The Dark Crystal is coming back to theaters for a limited engagement from Fathom Events, in advance of the prequel series coming soon to Netflix. […]

  • ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Out Now on Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Out Now on Netflix (Trailer)

    There’s a good chance you don’t know the name of the late comedy legend Doug Kenney. But before his untimely death, Kenney was the auteur behind National Lampoon magazine, which in turn gave birth to an entire generation of film comedy, from the original cast of Saturday Night Live to National Lampoon’s Animal House. Now, he’s getting the biopic treatment […]

  • ‘Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’

    ‘Use This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’

    Everybody’s an amateur photographer these days, but not everybody’s got The Eye – a cursory glance at your Instagram account will bear that out as likely as not. But there is a way to improve, to hone, to refine your skill as a photog, and a new book that purports to help you do that […]

  • Arby’s Oreo Bites: Oreo Doughnut Holes Served Warm

    Arby’s Oreo Bites: Oreo Doughnut Holes Served Warm

    Good day for extremely unhealthy fast food delicacies today. First we had Taco Bell Nacho Fries, and now I find out about Arby’s Oreo Bites, another example of two junk food staples coming together to benefit humanity. In fact, it might be more accurate to say that they’re three junk food staples in one, since Oreo Bites are […]

  • Taco Bell Nacho Fries Now Available

    Taco Bell Nacho Fries Now Available

    Get in the car and head to your nearest fast food row, and you can do what I call the Taco Bell Fry-Run. This involves going to the Taco Bell drive thru, ordering food, then driving to a nearby burger place and getting fries. This quaint tradition may be on the verge of extinction, though, […]