Do the people who conceived and designed these metal album covers not care, or do they care too much? It's not entirely clear, but that's what makes them so awesome. Behold, the 10 most ridiculous metal album covers of the year. See also: The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013
Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you--#realtalk--you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods but t ... More >>
Time for some good news and some bad news. The good news? The online video game accounts of 3,500 sex offenders registered in New York have been closed. The bad news? Apparently, 3,500 registered sex offenders were able to get gaming accounts with platforms frequented by children -- such as Elec ... More >>
Big Sean Best Buy Theater Monday, September 19 Better than: Playing video games alone in your mom's basement. Earlier this summer, the Detroit rapper Big Sean played show at Irving Plaza that could have been described with the word "pandemonium. Know that last night's Big Sean concert ... More >>
You've really stepped in it now, pal. The government gave you three whole days extra to file your taxes, but you were too busy eating Hot Pockets and playing Xbox to notice. Now most post offices are closed and you're frantically trying to figure out whether or not that upside-down tomato gar ... More >>
Why are Mexicanairlines so fearless?
The problem with talking shit about young people and the technology they use is that then they use it. They use these technologies to spread Old Man ignorance and laugh at the empty words and remix them, mash them up or juxtapose them with pictures of cats. Young people, or the plugged-in, ma ... More >>
The shining American beacons of cannibalism, the Donner Party, are a lie, according to fresh research. Probably? A new study of bones found at the California campsite of the group indicates that the 84 hungry settlers might have only eaten cattle, deer, horses and their dog, Uno, but not one anot ... More >>
Commercials are growing creepier. Some devolution is easy to trace; 1990's Viagra ads begat modern "male enhancement" commercials, and mid-80's Teddy Ruxpin ads begat Charmin's current war on dingleberries. But from what market-tested pathology sprang BK's intentionally disturbing 'stalker' ads? ... More >>
. . . unless you really dig chopping wood.
The imaginary shredding frenzy careens toward overkill
A promising glimpse of the next big thing
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
Drunken holiday shopping with Clarence the angel
Geek Rapture: Nine Games Bordering on Nirvana
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How the little black box knew the Spurs would (probably) win the NBA Finals
How the military and private tech contractors are training a new generation of soldiers
Classic Atari is back, but Centipede isn't quite as fun as you remember.
A little bit o' Texas in an obscure corner of Williamsburg