Ash Koosha: Return 0

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The London IDM polymath’s fourth album puts artificial intelligence in the composer’s seat, rounding out computer-generated rhythms and melodies with AI-penned lyrics sung by Koosha himself.

Source: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/ash-koosha-return-0

Iowa train derailment sends cars plunging into river

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Officials say the cargo train did not spill hazardous material into the river

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/train-derailment-iowa-wreck-crash-alton-ia-river-today-video-a8552731.html

Beastie Boys Announce Book Tour

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The Beastie Boys are going back on the road for a book tour. The “Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct” tour will be in support of their forthcoming 600-page memoir and will feature readings and a Q&A with surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock. The various reading events will also feature a special guest moderator…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/09/beastie-boys-book-tour-dates/

Zoe Kravitz to Star in Disney’s High Fidelity TV Adaptation

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Zoe Kravitz will be both star and an executive producer of a High Fidelity television adaptation set to air on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, as Variety reports. The 2000 film adaptation of the 1995 Nick Hornsby novel starred Kravitz’s mother Lisa Bonet as Marie De Salle, the folky singer who covers Peter Frampten’s “Baby, I Love Your Way.”

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/09/high-fidelity-remake-zoe-kravitz/

There’s A Campaign To “End The Cat Nudity” And Every Cat Owner Should See It

Creators of the card game Exploding Kittens, Elan Lee and Shane Small, have teamed up with webcomic Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal for a noble mission – end the cat nudity. Unlike the catchy mission plan suggests, the project is not a kitty costumes business but instead refers to putting collars on your indoor feline friends so people know they are lost cats and not outdoor cats.

To spread the mission in a fun way they created a series of cat illustrations depicting lost indoor cats as “convicts,” clad in bright orange collars. Their hope for the now viral #KittyConvict campaign is to start a social trend that they makes people more aware of lost cats and return them home. Inman teamed up with GoTags to create two orange collars that people can buy on Amazon. The team used the extra revenue from their Exploding Kittens game sales to provide a subsidized price for the collars. “I don’t know if it will work,” Inman told KING5. “It’s a tall order. We’re asking the world to change their perception of what a collar should be.”

The statistics the website provides on loss and return rates of indoor cats differ from that of the ASPCA, which provides a more optimist outlook. According to the ASPCA study, 15 percent of pet owners lost a cat or dog within the past five years and out of those lost pets, 93 percent of dogs and 74 percent of cats were recovered. Still, Dr. Emily Weiss, a certified applied animal behaviorist and vice president of shelter research and development for the ASPCA, agrees that there are more difficulties when it comes to finding lost cats. When people see a lost cat they are more likely to assume it is an outdoor pet, whereas dogs are more often reported.

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This is the Kitty Convict Project and they want you to end the cat nudity

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People were entertained by the clever campaign

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Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/the-kitty-convict-project/

Krill Reuniting For LVL UP’s Final Show

Krill called it quits back in 2015, but the beloved Boston-bred band is getting back together for one night to say goodbye to LVL UP, who announced they were breaking up earlier this year and have been on a farewell tour over the last couple weeks. It’s just been announced (via … More »

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Source: https://www.stereogum.com/2015827/krill-reunion-lvl-up-final-show/news/

Weezer – “Africa” Video (Feat. “Weird Al” Yankovic)

Weezer - "Africa" Video (Feat. "Weird Al" Yankovic)After an online campaign asking Weezer to cover Toto’s ’80s mega-hit “Africa” went viral, the band obliged, resulting in their biggest hit in years. Weezer’s “Africa” cover has climbed as far as #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is even getting airplay on top 40 radio stations. And … More »

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Source: https://www.stereogum.com/2015838/weezer-africa-weird-al-yankovic-toto/video/

Remembering Telltale Games

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Six years ago, on a cold November day, I was forced to make the most difficult decision a video game had ever presented me with. I was playing the fifth and final episode of The Walking Dead’s debut season, and though I had long predicted how things would play out, it didn’t make it any easier when the moment arrived. A beloved character was beginning to turn into an undead monster, and he wanted me to kill him. All I had to do was press a button — but I labored over the decision, unsure about how actually killing someone, even someone about the become a zombie, would affect me. Eventually, I pulled the trigger, but it wasn’t easy. Six years later, I still think about it.

This was the power of Telltale’s unique and distinct take on…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/24/17896012/telltale-games-the-walking-dead-storytelling-gaming

Carrie Underwood makes country music history with new album Cry Pretty

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Singer also scored the biggest first week sales for a female artist in any genre, beating Cardi B’s sales for ‘Invasion of Privacy’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/carrie-underwood-cry-pretty-album-sales-country-music-record-a8552086.html

Stephen King may just have invented the perfect car

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When it comes to writing about cars, Stephen King has form.

Christine. Buick 8s. Those trucks that come alive and terrorise people trapped in a rest stop. The list goes on.

SEE ALSO: 13 of the best Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

Admittedly most of those wouldn’t be vehicles you’d be particularly keen to encounter IRL. But King’s latest invention, which he tweeted about on Sunday, sounds significantly friendlier.

I would like to have a Mood Ring car. On days when I feel depressed, it would be blue. When someone got a better review than me, it would be green. On happy days, it would be all the colors of the rainbow and no cop would give me a ticket.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 23, 2018 Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/stephen-king-mood-car/

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