Thursday, February 19th, 2015

 

Level Descriptions From the Upcoming Katy Perry Video Game

by Hazel Cills INTRO You play pop star Katy Perry embarking on a tropical, candy-coated journey of fun! After waking up in a cloud of cotton candy, Snoop Dog informs you of your mission. You must save a group of California Gurlz who are being held in a blood-soaked chamber at the hands of a torturer named Pyramid Head. In this level you must figure out how to get off the cloud! KISS HELL After descending from the cloud, you find yourself at Warped Tour. You must make out withRead More


MAD LIBS: Indie Female Musician Album Review Edition

by Anna Fitzpatrick [Earlier this week] Listening to [name of female musician’s] latest album, one is startled to learn the diminutive [hair color] ingenue is in fact wise beyond her years. Though she looks like a [nonthreatening woodland creature], she possesses an ethereal skill when playing the [instrument that said female musician is known to play]. Unlike [mainstream female popstar], she writes her own songs, reminiscent of [90s singer/songwriter named Fiona or Tori]. One can imagine her taut [body part] [verb]ing as she [sound a bird makes] through whimsical lyrics.Read More


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Beija-Flor samba school wins Rio’s Carnival parade competition

Beija-Flor is crowned Rio de Janeiro’s champion samba school as the Carnival comes to a close in the city. Tara Cleary reports.


Is Stress Really That Bad for Your Skin?

It’s kind of hard to find many fans of stress. I mean, what’s to like about the thing that makes you eat more (and eat worse), sleep badly, and generally walk around with a knot in your stomach and a mile-long to-do list? Well, it turns out that if you’re someone who suffers from certain skin issues, a little stress might in fact be helping you.


Funny Video: Proof Dogs Make the Best Alarm Clocks

The best part of waking up … is a dog in your face


A Fake Knife, A Real Throw: An Interview With Nadine Lessio

by Megan Patterson I first saw Nadine Lessio’s work at Vector Game Art Festival, where she was exhibiting a collaboration with Sagan Yee: a game about breaking up with her ex-partner. A game featuring a knife-throwing controller. Players throw a knife at set points on the board, choosing exactly how they’re going to devastate that fictional boyfriend. No players were harmed in that game, but that doesn’t mean that Nadine’s work isn’t very real. Her medium is physical interfaces: that is, games that use physical, everyday objects as the controlsRead More


"Sanction sausages" churned out in Russia

A Russian factory is producing “dry-cured sanction sausages” to lighten the mood amid sanctions imposed by the West for Moscow’s involvement in eastern Ukraine. Jillian Kitchener reports.


Staying Busy with ‘Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson

by Megh Wright It's been a little over a year since Broad City premiered on Comedy Central, and since then stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have been working nonstop. A lot has happened in the past year including a live tour and production on their second 10-episode season, and with with a season 3 already in the works, at least we have one Comedy Central gem that has no intention of going away anytime soon. I recently spoke with Glazer and Jacobson about what they learned from making season 1, howRead More


Bird vs Dog Staircase Race Is What You’ve Been Missing All Your Life

What pet is faster at getting up the steps? Find out!