February 4, 2014
Big books from (for the most part) small presses that you'll want to read in 2014.
Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary by turning the clock back 16 years. While the internet's biggest websites try to figure out what comes next, they're retracing their ancestors' steps.
Wrap me up in blini and let the games begin.
Frozen has been celebrated for its message of female-empowerment. But that's not how the film was initially conceived. "I wanted to see someone that felt like me," said Bell.
After Her Marine Boyfriend's Death, Woman Finds Their Story Told By Facebook's 10-Year Anniversary Video
A love story told one status update at a time.
Babies, You'll never look at your fav toys the same way again….and it's fucking amazing! The uber talented artist Jason Freeny has totally exposed and dissected these little creatures to show us what would really be inside their plastic shells…SO… "It's always great fun designing them because I think it makes
Tus caderas no mienten, pero se siguen golpeando con las cosas.
Island dynamics yield lots of life lessons, especially for kids who aren't allowed to attend sleepovers or watch the Brady Bunch. (*Yep, my mom wouldn't let us watch The Brady Bunch.)
In the midst of Wrestlemania season, CM Punk has broken up with the WWE. They need to win him back ASAP.
Are you more of a Clarissa or more of a Doug? We can't all be Rocko's Modern Life, unfortunately.
Besides, you know, thousands of years of human history as evidence.
Plus Valentine's Day gift ideas for new couples, 37 musicians who have also done modeling, and revisiting your favorite childhood foods.
These 26 celebrities are out and proud members of the LGBT community!
"I want other girls to know what it’s like to be me, through a disabled American Girl’s story," says Melissa.
Because nobody does heartache like George Jones. Except maybe Taylor Swift.
"I’m sure you have no idea who I am. I went to high school with you. If you do remember me, it’s probably not positive as I was a bit of a asshole back then..."
Let's be honest, the only true love that exists in this world is between a man and his burger.
Prepárate para que te estalle la cabeza y te gruña el estómago.
#alôretrô pro meu eu adolescente de monocelha, lábios delineados e cabelos com mechas.
Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Ewen MacAskill, and Barton Gellman are under fire from top national security officials. But the media gods look more kindly on them.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" like you've never heard it before.
The European country has been paralyzed by severe ice storms. Thousands were left without electricity, 40% of schools were shut, and residents were advised not to drink tap water, the BBC reported.
Who knew crazy young cat mums made the best ninja kitten trainers? Kittens, that's who!
Segments on Channel 4 in the UK explore the violence and discrimination experienced by Russian LGBT people at the hands of anti-gay gangs and the government.
Part of a larger "trend." h/t AsianJunkie.com.
Valentine's Day is nice, but you'd probably rather have dinner with THESE hotties.
Behind every great athlete is a great pet.
Look, I’m not saying that there aren’t lessons to be learned from sports, I’m simply suggesting that most of these lessons are ones that would probably not want to intentionally teach to your children.
Aviones sin niños. Hasta luego, bebés gritando...
"O que eu estava pensando mesmo?" --- esses gatos.
The most beautiful extreme makeover of all time. And, damn, she makes a hot caveman.
Procrastination is for research papers and studying, not signing up for a 10-day cultural journey in Israel provided by Taglit-Birthright Israel: Mayanot. Sign up for your (free!!) trip, it’s the least regrettable decision you’ll make this week.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, an array of options. (Most prices estimated from online travel websites.)
First question: do you enjoy human meat?
The town's top official, First Selectman Pat Llodra, sent a letter to members of the media Tuesday thanking them for their "respectful professionalism" leading up to and on the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre.
"We have strongly urged the government to drop these charges and release those journalists and academics who have been detained," White House spokesperson Jay Carney said Tuesday. He wouldn't say if aid would be in jeopardy if detention continues.
That would be 11% of its locations, the Wall Street Journal reported today, citing sources familiar with the matter. The chain will be a lot smaller than it was a decade ago.
The iconic rock legend reflected not just on his past, but on his hopes for the future.
Go away, e-cards. These relics of the past are a million times sweeter.
É o lugar mais mágico da Terra! Claro que existem algumas ressalvas, um certo toma lá, dá cá.
In the latest video from everyone's favorite box-jumping cat, Maru and Hana demonstrate their amazing stage combat skills.
How Facebook spent over $100 million to keep the next big smartphone apps a secret.
Minus one. But T.Dot prevails: REPRESENT, REPRESENT.
Feliz día de San Valentin, cariño. Este año te compré Netflix, vino, Cheetos y un masaje en la espalda.
Spike Lee and Ray Allen have been discussing the possibility of making a sequel to their 1998 film, He Got Game. I'm here for the resurrection of Jesus.
"Israel let the devil out of the box, and now they've convinced the whole world that they're the only ones who can save them from this new hell."
You know you've got style by the boatloads. But what does it even mean?
Roald Dahl said that "the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places." Perhaps some are hidden in this quiz.
Elas são todas muito importantes, então sintam-se à vontade para anotá-las.
"Oh, I haven't been recording this whole time?" Update: Watch the video Obama shot.
The Hummus is a hilarious news website founded by three Muslim guys who wanted a funny outlet to express the frustrations of young Muslims in America.
For the first time in 20 years, the mayor of New York will not march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Refinery29 speaks to Sharon Hwang and Mike Matas, the creators behind Facebook's major news app, Paper.
Why authors, filmmakers and philosophers shouldn’t get a license to destroy the lives of others.
A senior administration official dismisses Republican gloating over a Congressional Budget Office report, saying it doesn't prove the Affordable Care Act hurts the job market.
Incluido el cabello estilo lob (bob largo).
Nail artist Just_Alexiz basically carries your childhood around wherever she goes.
It’s getting 2-3 million downloads per day on iOS and Android. So why haven't you tried it yet?
"Here’s what you guys are gonna have to figure out is what are — what are you gonna do when I’m gone?" President Obama said to Bill O'Reilly after his Super Bowl interview.
The BuzzFeed Style Guide aims to provide a prevailing, and evolving, set of standards for the internet and social media.
The first same-sex marriages are set to take place in the autumn.
You might want to sit down for this.
"I don't believe that anyone prefers war," Sherman says.
NEW YORK (MainStreet) Here's your money-making idea of the year: cannabis courier. Home delivery of marijuana is the perfect combination of opportunity and demand. As the momentum for marijuana legalization grows, consumers are seeking convenience…
Happy Valentine's Day. Celebrate love in all of its best (but mostly worst) permutations in literature. (Clearly we are a bit cynical.)
The first Pride to take place in India, only two months following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a controversial sodomy law.
All he wanted was to give a note.
Seriously, this guy was born to be perfect.
After inclement weather in January led to weak mall traffic, retailers have another challenge to face: "the hidden heating 'tax.'" KeyBanc analysts say the extra $50 to $200 in heating bills may cause consumers to pull back on discretionary purchases this spring.
Wendy Sherman warns that the deal could violate sanctions and cause rifts in the P5+1.
Undocumented students now have access to a $25 million college tuition fund, billed as a "Pell Grant for DREAMers."
Send this to your best friend to show them you care! And that you love anthropomorphizing!
"Ao invés de fazer coisas, que tal nós não fazermos coisas?"
Mejor terminemos con esto y prohibamos a los hombres.
The Fast and Furious series and similar movies made the top with big thanks to all the flashy, super tuned cars. Tales of rides and their trusted steeds, however, don't just pop in movie history from the late 90's. Classical cars might not have electric windows and board computers, but they glorified quite some many movies and action stars in the past century with both stunning design and a powerful engine.
Sure, Arnold might not be an ACTUAL football head anymore, but he does look pretty cool.
Então você está noiva. E agora? Ligue aquela impressora porque são MUITAS coisas para organizar.
¡Mira como Tris va de aterrorizada a valiente!
Do you know that you can play Monopoly: Horse Lovers Edition? Yes, I know. It has blown my mind.
Watch Tris go from terrified to fearless!
The company has picked Satya Nadella, an insider, to run the company. That's after about half a year of deliberations over who would run Microsoft.
I can't even prioritize between video games and Internet porn. -Theodore WARNING: SPOILERS
BrewDog targeting Sochi Winter Olympics with "Hello My Name Is Vladimir" beer.
Because you may or may not have "On My Own" from the Les Mis soundtrack on repeat.
The legendary snacks of your childhood without all the processed stuff.
And the result will either set your mind at rest or put you off entirely...
And now we love him even more. (If that is at all possible)
This fragment from the Western Times was just surfaced by the British Newspaper Archive. The Edwardian version sounds a lot more fun.
This multilingual cover of "America the Beautiful" is now one of the Super Bowl's most controversial commercials.
Further evidence that dereliction can be strangely beautiful.
'Onesie' has been voted People's Choice Word of the Year by Australia's Macquarie Dictionary. Here's why.
The footage was shown on BBC 2 programme The Route Masters: Running London's Roads on Sunday.
Hint: It has nothing to do with kale
The exhibition "For All Mankind: Vintage NASA Photographs 1964–1983" is on in London now.
Did you know one in eighteen men and one in fifty women has a third nipple?
It's like London, only without the rain.
This video is a must see for everyone! So inspirational.
A new sealant can stop the bleeding from serious gunshots almost instantly, its makers say.
Journalists around the world launched #FreeAJStaff Tuesday to campaign for the Egyptian government to end its crackdown on the press. "First they came for them, and next they'll come for the rest of us."
In celebration of Chinese New Year. Via Hong Yi.
Thise Week: Clare puts out, Nikki goes to Hell, and Juan Pablo kisses EVERYONE
Wayne Degan of MetaColor is a master of adding colour to black and white pictures. He was inspired after seeing people doing it on a subreddit, and has taken the art to a new level. (h/t My Modern Met).
From photographer Jimmy Nelson's book, Before They Pass Away.
Fox News aired a second, extended interview Monday between Bill O'Reilly and President Obama taped after the contentious Super Bowl sit-down.
But which friend is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
The band didn't even bother to plug in their instruments for the Super Bowl halftime show. Updated: Bass guitarist Flea acknowledges that he pretended to play his instrument and responds with a message.
Carma Sutra is designed like an instruction manual for your vehicle. Inside, you can follow the table of contents to over 20 illustrations for maximizing your space no matter the car model, 25 full-colored position suggestions, maintenance tips,…
So you're 20 something, lost, confused, and incredibly stressed. That's probably because you're reading too many bossy lists giving you advice that you really don't need. Here's 20 things 20-something year olds don't want to hear...ANYMORE!