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Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games announces a miniatures game of infantry battles in the Star Wars Galaxy. Shouts and screams echo around you—the din of pitched battle. The air smells acrid from blaster fire as lasers hiss...

Meet the people who are aroused by balloons

VICE Spain’s Raül Calàbria looks into the online community of “Looners“—a sexual fetish involving the blowing, rubbing, and popping of balloons and meets up with some members of the community to talk about what...

The curse of khat

Is Yemen a nation under the influence of drugs? Narcotic khat leaves are part of everyday life; the entire country slows down each afternoon as people young and old chew the leaves to gain...

Winter Olympics III

The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event in the United States, held in Lake Placid, New York. The games opened on February 4 and...

Cyndi Lauper on The Tonight Show (March 1, 1984)

100 best albums of the eighties 75. Cyndi Lauper, ‘She’s So Unusual’ She’s So Unusual was an appropriate title for Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 debut record: From her electric-orange hair and colorful flea-market wardrobe to her squeaky, giddy...

Sonny the 70-year-old bodybuilder

Sam Byrant Jr. is 70 years old. Here is Byrant’s take on what that number means to him: “People have the misconception that age makes you old, but I realize that, you know, it’s...

Helen Mirren in Herostratus

Herostratus is a 1967 film made in London by the Australian director Don Levy, about a young man who wants to commit suicide in public by jumping off a tall building. The movie features...

Deep sea nightmare

A Russian trawlerman named Roman Fedortsov has been sharing images of some of the fascinating, peculiar and occasionally nightmarish creatures from the depths that have been turning up in his fishing nets. Fedortsov’s trawler operates...

How to cut and shape stones

Roger Cook demonstrates how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects. Steps for How to Cut and Shape Stones: 1. Use a gas-powered cut-off saw or angle grinder to cut stone. 2. To...

Why Chinese manufacturing wins

An insider’s guide to Shenzhen manufacturing The Chinese have a saying: “It doesn’t matter if the cat is black or white as long as it can catch mice.” While often attributed to the late...