Writer Stephen Elliot arrived in Venice Beach soon after the killing of a homeless man. As he grapples with the meaning of the crime, he begins to see that the influx of tech money has made Silicon Beach a very complicated place.
Scattered among the gleefully vulgar mainstays are now intimate exchanges that have made Mr. Stern one of the most deft interviewers in the business.
It's common knowledge that you look a bit heavier (by roughly, uh, 10 pounds) on camera. As this quick, concise GIF shows, it all has to do with the camera lens used.
When an A-lister has a big role coming up, they don’t mess around. They call in expert trainers and nutritionists and get to work. Kenzai thinks everyone should have the chance to train like a celebrity, minus the price tag. They’re running a flash sale on their 90-day program for Digg users, so check it out.
A couple of college kids were fishing off the coast of Louisiana when they felt a tug on the line. It turned out to be a bit more than they expected.
Concrete has its roots in the ancient past, and it will hang around long after humanity is gone. Here's how it came to be.
The Stunner’s true genius is in its setup, a perfect sequence developed by Steve Austin.
Monster maker Frank Ippolito designed, sculpted and painted this 'real-life' minifig costume which even includes a pair of claws with giant finger nails at the ends. You know who the real monster here is? You are, Frank, you twisted bastard.
Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.
Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on their own. Thankfully, there's a better way to work in groups.
The "Stephen Colbert" of the "Colbert Report" will likely never see the light of day again. Luckily, he has a identical twin cousin who is also named Stephen Colbert.
A new exhibit at SFO examines flights of true fancy.
When over 200 characters have already gone to meet The Seven (or The Old Gods, or The Drowned God, or The Many-Faced God, or The Lord of Light, or the Great Stallion, or the Black Goat) then it gets hard to keep track of the tragedy. This map is a good start.
Director Zack Snyder wants the audience to be in a constant state of awe, thereby sacrificing the fundamental building block of the scene.
The idea that Putin is trying help elect Trump has exploded into the mainstream. But the connection between them is far from straightforward.
On the frustrating indecision we're racked with every time we make a purchase.
In the beginning, we were cavepeople and all we wanted to do was fuck and kill. Then, we evolved and, still, all we wanted to do was fuck and kill.
Wikileaks released a series of voicemails Wednesday from the Democratic National Committee hack showing donors plying top-level officials for favors, and one donor expressing outrage that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had won a say in the drafting of the party's platform.
“How It’s Made,” a show devoted to the manufacturing processes that yield our most mundane and treasured human creations, reminds the viewer that time spent watching TV is time spent not with people but in the company of an incredible object.
Remember when you lied on your resume about being proficient in Excel? It’s time you actually become proficient in Excel. (We won’t tell your boss.)
They might not seem like much, but defaults (and their designers) hold immense power – they make decisions for us that we're not even aware of making.
After last week's crazy, Trump-tastic Republican Convention, Democrats hoped that this week's Democratic National Convention would be tame in comparison. Luckily for media hungry spectators, it looks like that won't be the case.
US citizens once ranked the third and fourth tallest, but both men and women had the smallest gain in height of any high-income country in the last 100 years.
In a long, but moving speech at the DNC in Philadelphia, President Obama railed against Donald Trump, praised Hillary Clinton and outlined how he thinks Democrats can win in November.
Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, is the youngest of several volcanoes in the Tengger massif, and is one of Java’s most active volcanoes. Every year, hundreds of Tenggerese from nearby villages travel up the mountain in order to make food offerings which they throw into the live caldera of the volcano.
A dead gorilla should not be funny. But it is!
If you're looking for a blanket that's all about performance and also happen to be a Cristiano Ronaldo superfan, boy have we found the blanket for you.
Why does booze unlock the accent vault? It has to do with the same mechanisms that find us slurring after three (or seven) beers.
A lot of people deny climate change. Not many, though, deny gravity.
Noah explains that even though our current choice is between "Grandma Nixon" and "The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse," there is really no choice at all and that this week has proven that definitively.
It’s not that they believe what they’re doing is wrong; rather they, have a healthy distrust of authority.
Apps like Seamless and Yelp listen in on our adult lives, then speak to us like children.
We're kind sad this video game doesn't actually exist because we would play the heck out of it.
Pickup trucks, well, they certainly give off a very polarizing vibe. The new Honda Ridgeline, which is not designed nor built like a pickup truck, is the pickup truck you want.
With so many startups entering the ring, everyone is eager to be in with a chance of spotting the next Facebook. But early-stage investing is different from backing any other asset class and very high risk. Before you dive in, you need to nail the fundamentals.
Enter our old friend slow-mo, the magical effect that automatically makes everything twice as cool.
Gigafactory is Tesla's $5 billion, 3,200-acre battery-manufacturing plant that has already begun production but will not be in full swing until about 2020. At that point, it will have the largest physical footprint of any building in the world.
Research has shown that the old Nutrition Facts label is "relatively ineffective" compared with simpler labels at encouraging people to make healthy choices. Why didn't the FDA release a more radical redesign?
In the last two weeks, the font of digital secrets has doxed millions of Turkish women, leaked the DNC emails which suggested the site was colluding with the Russian government, and fired off some seriously anti-Semitic tweets. It’s… weird.
Massive flooding and landslides struck Nepal this week, killing dozens. The flooding also eroded enough of the riverbank on the Tinau river that a suspension bridge collapsed into the river.