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The San Francisco Bookstore Where the Revolution Ends up

September 21, 2018 Bilal 0

The San Francisco Bookstore Where the Revolution Ends up https://ift.tt/2pvZLQF There is great benefit, these days, in having a name unlike any other: you float to the top of Google searches. Bolerium Books, in San Francisco, knows this well, although it wasn’t a consideration when it first opened, in 1981. Bolerium’s co-owner, John Durham, runs through any number of explanations for the name, depending on whose leg he wants to pull and how hard. “It was an ancient road in Roman times,” he intoned recently, “large, funny, and sluggish,” while another co-owner, Alexander Akin, roundly mouthed, “Not true.” (The word […]

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Uncanny Resemblances Between Classic Dog Breeds and Humans Captured by Gerrard Gethings

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

Uncanny Resemblances Between Classic Dog Breeds and Humans Captured by Gerrard Gethings https://ift.tt/2OAAq2B  Gerrard Gethings has captured a lot of personalities as an animal photographer, including his own canine muse Baxter. Therefore when he began shooting his latest series that paired humans and look-alike dog breeds, it would only make sense that he would first focus on finding the perfect animal models before locating matching humans. For the memory game Do You Look Like Your Dog? Gethings spent a year creating images that examine the classic trope of owners looking just like their canine friends. The new game presents 25 matches, which include […]

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Best horror films on Netflix UK 2018

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

Best horror films on Netflix UK 2018 https://ift.tt/2xlOxBw Veronica VIDEO Billed as the scariest film of the year, Veronica‘s arrival to Netflix sprang pieces on "what it was like to watch Veronica" left, right and centre. Obviously, everyone was being dramatic, but Veronica still makes for spooky, if utterly predictable, viewing. Premised on the "ouja board" horror clich and set in 1991, this Spanish horror sees young protagonist Veronica conduct an ouja summoning "just for fun" with friends in the basement of her Catholic school, while all the nuns have run off to watch the eclipse. The seance actually works, […]

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The Best Graphic Novels of All Time | The Reading Lists

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

The Best Graphic Novels of All Time | The Reading Lists https://ift.tt/2D67gqP With comics and graphics novels being one of the strongest growth categories in publishing; it’s clear that the world is waking up to some of the visually beautiful world of graphic novels. I am keen to discover a consensus on what the best graphic novels of all time are.  Some of the most compelling storytelling of the last couple of decades can be found in the well-thumbed pages of graphic novel s in your library right now. As someone who appreciates comics; but has no real deep knowledge […]

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A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Literary Canon

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Literary Canon https://ift.tt/2NYqXFz Illustration: Tim McDonagh Why Now? Okay, assessing a century’s literary legacy after only 18 and a half years is kind of a bizarre thing to do. Actually, constructing a canon of any kind is a little weird at the moment, when so much of how we measure cultural value is in flux. Born of the ancient battle over which stories belonged in the “canon” of the Bible, the modern literary canon took root in universities and became defined as the static product of consensus — a set of leather-bound volumes […]

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25 Artists Shaping the Future of Music

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

25 Artists Shaping the Future of Music https://ift.tt/2xyKulA Do you believe in the future of music? We’ve always kept the faith. Since day one, Crack Magazine has been shaped by our confidence in the power of artists to take us to undiscovered places. Arguably, there’s never been a better time for daring music. From the mainstream to the margins, there are fearless experimentalists making their voices heard, redistributing power structures and building refuge for the outsiders. So where is music heading in the near-future and beyond? For our latest list designed to offer a pin-drop in contemporary culture, we asked […]

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The 20 Wildest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can’t Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2018

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

The 20 Wildest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can’t Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2018 https://ift.tt/2pnl3zS A still from the film Girls With Balls. Yup, it’s that kind of fest.Photo: All Images (Fantastic Fest) One of the premiere genre film festivals in the world is the annual Fantastic Fest. It starts this Thursday, and io9 will be there. That means a week of non-stop sci-fi, fantasy, animation, horror, supernatural, and otherwise weird, wacky, and wonderful movies. Well over 100 feature films will screen at the festival. Some are titles you will have already heard of, but there are […]

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A Brand New Class of Antidepressants Is Being Reviewed by The FDA, And It’s a ‘Game-Changer’ For Postpartum

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

A Brand New Class of Antidepressants Is Being Reviewed by The FDA, And It’s a ‘Game-Changer’ For Postpartum https://ift.tt/2NcP7ME A promising new treatment for postpartum depression (PPD) could mark a major step forward in women’s health care, researchers say. Brexanolone injection works differently than existing antidepressant medications, and if approved by the US Food and Drug Administration later this year, will be the first new class of antidepressants in decades, and the first drug specifically indicated for PPD.   "With current antidepressant SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) it could take four to six weeks to get a treatment response. In […]

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This is what it’s like being in a -87 degree cryotherapy chamber

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

This is what it’s like being in a -87 degree cryotherapy chamber https://ift.tt/2QKGXJR Where’s the coldest place you’ve ever been? I recently found myself, half naked, in a room clocking in at a brisk -87C and it felt euphoric! Us humans have been jumping into ice baths for some time now. They’re a great way to improve recovery after a workout and reduce inflammation, aches and pains, but they can only get so cold and it’s really unpleasant to sit in freezing water for ten minutes at a time. So, being the ingenious bunch that we are, we invented a […]

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The whiff of sandalwood makes the human head sprout more hair

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

The whiff of sandalwood makes the human head sprout more hair https://ift.tt/2NnITda The sweet smell of growing hairLerou Fong/EyeEm/Getty By Yvaine Ye There are all sorts of potential treatments for hair loss, including pills, injections, and even the suggestion of plucking the hairs that remain. Now comes a new idea: the odour of synthetic sandalwood may promote hair growth. The nose is the obvious place to look for the olfactory receptors that detect odours, but researchers now know that similar receptors are found in many parts of the body. This includes the skin around hair follicles, where cells produce an […]