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A reminder that ancient statuary was often painted

The painting is by Jean-Léon Gérôme - Painting Breathes Life into Sculpture, 1893.  Although it was initially thought that Greek statues were mostly unadorned white marble, by the early 19th century the systematic excavation of ancient Greek sites brought forth a plethora of sculptures with traces of multicolored surfaces.

Here are some obvious questions about the HomePod

Today, Apple finally announced a shipping date for its smart speaker, the HomePod. And something about the launch of this Apple music device reminds me of the launch of that other Apple music device, the iPod.

A member of Trump’s opioid commission calls its work “a charade”

“Everyone is willing to tolerate the intolerable — and not do anything about it.” A member of President Donald Trump’s opioid epidemic commission is furious with how the commission’s work has been treated by Trump and Republicans in Congress.

When Only Male Stories Matter: Logan Gets an Oscar Nod and Wonder Woman Doesn’t

The nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards are out, and as always, the Academy has made some amazing choices and some terrible ones.

A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded

A man at an electronics store in China decided to give a smartphone battery his own litmus test by biting it.

Apple reportedly orders touch panels for new 13-inch entry-level MacBook

Will Apple release a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook with a touch screen this year? If a report from the hit-and-miss supply chain publication DigiTimes can be believed, the answer’s yes. alerts you to email or Telegram when there is a new comment in your social communities. So you can quickly engage – respond to customer’s question or review, comment back or delete spam.

The Meditative Man: How to Relax the Dangerous “Sphinctering” of Our Worldview

Embed from Getty Images — I have always enjoyed the bounty of the American bourgeois worldview, which really took off after the Second World War.

Google Play now sells audiobooks, includes voice support for Google Assistant

Ever since Google ditched Android Market in 2012 and brought all its digital media content into a single marketplace, Google Play has emerged as the go-to place for apps, movies, TV shows, magazines, music, games, and books.

Anti-mascot professor arrested after allegedly videotaping mascot supporter in public restroom

A University of Illinois professor who made a documentary about the negative effects of Native American imagery in sports was arrested Monday night after allegedly videotaping a supporter of the school’s former mascot in a public restroom, the News-Gazette reported.

Audiobooks are now available in Google Play for Android, iOS, and Google Home speakers

Google has announced that it’s now selling audiobooks on the Google Play Store, filling out its offerings of movies, music, TV, and ebooks.

Oscar nominations 2018: why Logan’s Best Adapted Screenplay nod is such a surprise

It’s rare that the Academy recognizes comic book or superhero movies beyond technical categories. The 2018 Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, and one of the biggest surprises was the recognition of an X-Man.

What It's Like to Have Drawers Instead of Cabinets, According to People Who Know — Kitchen Design

A few weeks ago, we made a big stink about why you should replace all of your lower kitchen cabinets with drawers.

The Academy Is Trying To Reshape Its Image With (Most) Of The 2018 Best Picture Nominees

Fox Searchlight / Universal / A24 This year’s Oscar nominations are, at once, entirely predictable and utterly incredible.

I Think We’re Alone Now is a quiet, contemplative look at life after the apocalypse

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases.

You Can Now Insure Your NYC Marathon Registration Fee With Allianz

Last week, we shared details of their new sleepaway and day camp insurance. Today, we bring you the news of Allianz Global Assistance‘s new long-distance running...

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Apple will release its HomePod on February 9

Apple will take your money (please and thank you) starting this Friday, Jan. 26 if you are so inclined to preorder its $349 speaker.

Jake Paul’s school for social media stars will teach you all the wrong lessons

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Unmeltable Ice Cream Is Real, Thanks To Strawberries

Kanazawa Ice It looks, at first, like either a brilliant demonstration of food styling, or perhaps just some really good Photoshop work.