Television’s Top 10 Roommates

Whether it involves a cross-dressing farce or a deserted island, when people are living under the same roof, they are forced to develop some sort of relationship. Of course when it’s on TV it’s all the more interesting. Click through for our top 10 best roommates in television history, and be sure to tune in to the series premiere of another great show about roommates — Being Human — January 17th on Syfy at 9/8c. (Or better yet, enter our Syfy Being Human contest to win a VIP screening experience!) … Read More

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Hyperrealistic Paintings That Look Like Double Exposed Photos

As anyone who has ever been on a field trip knows, you can double expose (basically overlay) multiple photos on a disposable camera by charging the flash and then smacking the base of the camera on your palm without winding to the next frame. The talented San Francisco-based artist Pakayla Rae Biehn uses this same concept as inspiration for her oil paintings (yes, these are paintings). You can see her work at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles through the end of December as part of an exhibit called New Realism. Check out more after the cut. … Read More

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Match the Musician with Their Favorite Album of 2010

Time for another guessing game — this time we pit you against Spin Magazine’s list of musicians picking their favorite albums of the year. After the jump, we’ve picked 10 of our favorite artists from their list and it’s up to you to match them with their favorite albums. Don’t worry — we gave you a hint by including a quote from each artist about their pick. Highlight the blacked-out boxes to check your answers, and learn what everyone from Bradford Cox to Wayne Coyne was listening to this year. … Read More

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Video of the Day: Super Mario Goes Grand Theft Auto

Shigeru Miyamoto (who is profiled in this week’s New Yorker) created Mario, Luigi, and the rest of the Super Mario Bros. gang way back in 1985. While the classic characters, secure in their fantastic, colorful land of spiked turtles and distressed princesses, hold up pretty well, there’s no harm in looking at what it would be like if Mario and Luigi lived in a world that was more along the lines of Grand Theft Auto. Thanks to our pals at Urlesque, you can watch them thrive on the mean streets in the mock trailer for The Brothers Mario after the jump. … Read More

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Get a Sneak Peek at Showtime’s New Series “Shameless”

Along with the return of the morally corrupt (and incredibly fun to watch) characters of Californication this January, Showtime is premiering a new series called Shameless. Adapted from a popular British show of the same name, Shameless chronicles the exploits of the Gallaghers, a family of degenerates who seem to be constantly breaking laws and moral codes just to get by. The US version stars Emmy Rossum, Joan Cusack, and William H. Macy, and if the first 20 minutes is any indication of what’s to follow, it certainly looks promising. … Read More

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Video of the Day: Stop Motion Coin Animation

Daniel Larsson and Tomas Redigh (aka Ninja Moped) have created an incredible stop-motion film using only coins for video entertainment network Machinima. As the pun-tastic title implies, “Insert Coin” features imagery from Tetris, Mario, Dance Dance Revolution, and other arcade favorites. Click through to be amazed by what you can do with a roll of black fabric and hundreds of coins, and stick around till the end for a look at Daniel and Tomas’ painstaking process. … Read More

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Wanted: A Clock That Makes Time 3D

Trying to find the perfect holiday gift for your favorite design enthusiast? Take a look at the Manifold Clock by Israeli designers Studio Ve. The hands of the clock twist a colorful piece of Tyvek, creating a unique shape for every minute of the day. It’s available for purchase in four color schemes for $45. Just make sure there’s enough room for the 3D aspect. Check out a video of the clock in action after the jump. … Read More

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Match the Author with Their Favorite Book of 2010

Salon asked 18 authors — including Dave Eggers, James Frey, Tao Lin, and Laura Hillenbrand — to name the book they enjoyed most this year and used the results to create a fantastic slideshow. But don’t read it yet! We’ve got a little quiz for you first. See if you can match each author on the list with his or her favorite read of 2010. Highlight the blacked-out boxes under the book titles to check your answers. … Read More

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Print Publications Turned TV Shows: A Brief History

If you haven’t heard VICE magazine’s MTV show, The VICE Guide to Everything, debuts tonight. The show follows VICE co-creator Shane Smith and his cohorts on trips around the globe, exploring politics and culture on a street level — think a traveling The Daily Show with a dash of Jackass. Tune in to MTV tonight at 11/10c to catch the big premiere, but in the meantime check out a brief history of other print publications that made the jump to television. … Read More

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Bill Watterson’s College Cartoons

Years before his world-famous Calvin and Hobbes strip debuted in 1986, Bill Watterson was a political science major at Kenyon College from 1976 to 1980. Luckily for us, Watterson was already practicing his art, drawing cartoons for The Kenyon Collegian. Here are some of his frames that appeared in the school’s 1980 yearbook. For any current college students or recent grads, you’ll see college life hasn’t changed all that much. … Read More

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