105 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books you must check out this month

Ring in the new year right, with the return of M. Night Shyamalan, Toro y Moi, “True Detective,” and more in Fast Company’s Creative Calendar for January. Years ago, Fast Company put together a statistical, 100% scientific analysis proving that January is in fact the weirdest month of the year for movies . Source: 105 … Continue reading 105 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books you must check out this month

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The Best of My Media Diet for 2018

Just like last year, I kept track of almost everything I read, watched, listened to, and experienced in my media diet posts. In this post, I’m gonna share some of the very best of that content, stuff that stuck with me in one way or another. Source: The Best of My Media Diet for 2018

The Disturbing Resonance of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

John Doyle’s sober revival of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” (at the Classic Stage Company) couldn’t be more timely, though whether that timeliness enhances or diminishes its message I can’t quite decide. The play, which Brecht wrote as a refugee in Finland, in early 1941, describes the rise of Hitler through the … Continue reading The Disturbing Resonance of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

What’s New on Netflix in January 2019

Usher in 2019 the same way you ushered out 2018: on the couch, mindlessly clicking from Netflix offering to Netflix offering. Read on to learn what the streaming service is bringing to the screen next month—as well as what to catch now, before it fades into the black hole of the Internet. Source: What’s New … Continue reading What’s New on Netflix in January 2019

There Will Never Be a Man As Perfect As The Office’s Jim Halpert

A great new book that’s out today is How to Be Alone: If You Want to, and Even If You Don’t by Lane Moore. Charting her rise from a rough childhood (she basically raised herself) to a creatively fruitful and dazzling career as a musician, writer, comedian, and host of the popular New York City … Continue reading There Will Never Be a Man As Perfect As The Office’s Jim Halpert

IKEA launches its first range of speakers

IKEA has made its first venture into audio products with a collection of Bluetooth-enabled speakers named Eneby. The Scandinavian furniture giant will release its Eneby speakers in two sizes later this month. Each feature fabric-covered fronts, with a simple circular dial detail that has a small light to indicate when the device is powered up. … Continue reading IKEA launches its first range of speakers

2019 technology trends: What you can expect next year

Interested in cutting the cord? USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham breaks down the best cable alternatives on Talking Tech. USA TODAY Visitors look at a US company Qualcomm stand announcing '5G' technology at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, 26 February 2018 (Photo: EPA-EFE/ALBERTO ESTEVEZ) Faster networks, bendable phones, more choices for cord-cutters – … Continue reading 2019 technology trends: What you can expect next year

Early ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Art Reveals Wholly Different Look For ‘Gamora’

The most prominent feature of ‘Gamora’ from MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) might have to be her green skin, but it seems that this iconic look nearly didn’t play out. In the same vein as the drastically different concept artworks of Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Thor’ and GotG 2’s ‘Mantis’ (Pom Klementieff), Marvel Studios’ head of … Continue reading Early ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Art Reveals Wholly Different Look For ‘Gamora’

Japan’s ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Looks More Bad*ss Than Its Original

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has opened to rave reviews, with Sony filing for a patent over its new animation technology, which it says has pushed the envelope on what’s formerly been achieved in the animation industry. While many around the world enjoy the stunning visuals that fuse CGI with hand-drawn illustrations, the much-talked-about movie won’t … Continue reading Japan’s ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Looks More Bad*ss Than Its Original

What Happened To The Stars Of Love Actually?

It's that time of year: The holidays are here. Along with good tidings and cheer comes a list of must-haves. On that list — for most people — is a required viewing of Love Actually . Whether you love it or hate it, you know it's true. Source: What Ever Happened To The Stars Of … Continue reading What Happened To The Stars Of Love Actually?

The Disney Princesses Were Almost Left Out Of ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’

It’s not Ralph who breaks the internet — it’s the princesses. Disney fans went wild when it was revealed that many of the company’s most iconic characters, including Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and Cinderella, would appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet, the highly-entertaining sequel to Wreck-It Ralph (it’s already a major box office hit). Source: The … Continue reading The Disney Princesses Were Almost Left Out Of ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’

Avengers: Infinity War Concept Art Reveals Different Ebony Maw Look

A new pair of concept art images for Avengers: Infinity War reveals that Ebony Maw - a member of Thanos' Black Order - almost looked quite different. Marvel Studios' MCU has long received criticism for featuring forgettable villains, but in the last year, things seem to have taken a turn for the better. Source: Avengers: … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War Concept Art Reveals Different Ebony Maw Look

Gal Gadot posted an Instagram photo celebrating’ Wonder Woman: 1984′

Movies, unlike television, take forever to make, so here’s some good news and some less good news. The good first: Wonder Woman: 1984 finished shooting! The less good: You can’t see it for a year-and-a-half, almost to the date. Yes, the sequel to the one DCEU movie everyone unemphatically loves isn’t slated for release until … Continue reading Gal Gadot posted an Instagram photo celebrating’ Wonder Woman: 1984′

How to Get Jason Momoa’s Hair and Beard from Aquaman

Start growing it out now. It must be nice to be Jason Momoa. You get to tower over everyone, wear oddball hats and Boho-chic linen, and be in Game of Thrones. And you have this luscious hair! Long, textured hair as rippled as the ocean itself. (This is quickly turning into a love letter to … Continue reading How to Get Jason Momoa’s Hair and Beard from Aquaman

Best Netflix Christmas Movies

I like to think I'm a person with refined tastes, whether it's in regards to fashion or entertainment, and though I believe November and December are some of the best months for movies, it's not because it's when we get serious contenders for the upcoming award season. Source: Best Netflix Christmas Movies

20 Holiday Gifts for Anyone Who’s Always Traveling

Being constantly on-the-go can be taxing on the body and the mind. Help frequent travelers remove some of the stress from the equation: Add any (or all) of these travel essentials to your holiday shopping list. They'll be well-prepared the next time they hit the road, and marvel at the difference these 20 items make … Continue reading 20 Holiday Gifts for Anyone Who’s Always Traveling

A Photographer and Model’s Stunning Photos of Forgotten European Spaces

If you’re a photographer, there’s certainly something to be said for dating a model – and vice versa. After all, not only can you work together and boost each other’s careers, but when you travel, you can also knock out a shoot. Such is the story of model Jade Stacy Maria and her significant other, … Continue reading A Photographer and Model’s Stunning Photos of Forgotten European Spaces

YouTube is now streaming actual movies you can watch for free

YouTube has had free “movies” for years, most of them ripped from somebody’s DVD copy with a bizarrely cropped video and poorly synced audio (and they even used to be chopped up into 10-minute chunks), but lately the video site has been adding actual legal content that users can buy in order to make it … Continue reading YouTube is now streaming actual movies you can watch for free

Shit the light fantastic with this collection of kickass bathrooms that look like vaporwave album covers

Look, we get it: It’s 2018, life is stressful, half the planet’s on fire, and sometimes you just want to chill out by looking at a bunch of super-cool toilets that look like they could pull double duty (hey-o) as the cover image for a YouTube compilation of synth and jazz-heavy vaporwave tracks. Source: Shit … Continue reading Shit the light fantastic with this collection of kickass bathrooms that look like vaporwave album covers