February 4, 2014
"Hello? Is is too late to make a reservation?"
Big books from (for the most part) small presses that you'll want to read in 2014.
Here's what happened today!
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.
Tus caderas no mienten, pero se siguen golpeando con las cosas.
These Tim Tam-inspired recipes will blow you away.
It wasn't a home, it was a legal pad.
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.
This 1979 Pillsbury commercial is proof.
Impromptu walk in the rain? Sorry, nope.
Plus Valentine's Day gift ideas for new couples, 37 musicians who have also done modeling, and revisiting your favorite childhood foods.
That diploma is sure worth a lot of G's...
Because vegan bacon is a thing.
"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.
Can you guess it? Knope you can!
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.
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.
What's Airbud up to these days? You don't want to know.
Aviones sin niños. Hasta luego, bebés gritando...
"O que eu estava pensando mesmo?" --- esses gatos.
Giant golden puppy god alert.
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.
L'heure de la révolte a sonné.
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.
I give this FOUR/FOUR stars.
"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.
Based on Dante's Inferno.
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.
Wanna be a thing? Come on, you know you do. Take this quiz!
"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.
This is a very serious matter.
Which one is you, hmm?
The first same-sex marriages are set to take place in the autumn.
You might want to sit down for this.
Anything chocolate-covered gets bonus points.
"I don't believe that anyone prefers war," Sherman says.
Will make out for mac 'n' cheese.
Esses aparecem o tempo todo.
Get a *bang* for your buck.
(With a parachute).
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.
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."
"Ao invés de fazer coisas, que tal nós não fazermos coisas?"
Mejor terminemos con esto y prohibamos a los hombres.
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.
BrewDog targeting Sochi Winter Olympics with "Hello My Name Is Vladimir" beer.
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.
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.
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.
A new sealant can stop the bleeding from serious gunshots almost instantly, its makers say.
A different class.
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.
Girls rule, boys drool.
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.
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.