Homeland Season 5 Finale Review: To Have and To Have Lost - Homeland Community Homeland S05E12: "A False Glimmer" For the second season in a row, Homeland came into a season finale with a load of momentum, only to subvert expectations by concentrating far more on Carrie and her relationships. Last December, it was all about Carrie's sudden road trip to meet her mother (and to a lesser extent, the dissolution of her relationship with Saul). This year, having been through the proverbial ringer yet again, Carrie reconsidered just about everything in her life—where she's been, what she's given up, and how little she's actually gained. Based on the reaction to last season's finale, I'm suspecting "A False Glimmer" will be similarly divisive, but I'm growing fond of a Homeland that turns its final episodes of the year into a referendum of all things Mathison. Of course, to get there, Homeland had to handle the pressing matter of a sarin gas terror attack, and oh boy did it.
10 Reasons to Not Buy iPhone 4 Well we don’t even know for sure what Apple will announce at WWDC, but Matt Warman over at Telegraph.co.uk has put together this list. While I agree with some points, others I’m not to sure about. I’ll voice my opinion below each one. 1) It’s expensive: Buy the top-of-the-range Blackberry or Android handset and you will still pay a lot less than the extortionate prices Apple charge. If the iPhone weren’t made by Apple, networks would have had to start giving it away on £30 a month tariffs years ago.
Apple by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] Keeping up with Apple's growth is like sneezing with your eyes open — it's nearly impossible. That's why every so often we like to bring you an update of the latest Apple news, numbers and trends. The infographic below was designed by Sortable. It shares the latest Apple profits, revenues and cash-in-hand, along with the company's reach — 30% of smartphone users in the U.S. have an iPhone. SEE ALSO: The iPhone 5 Might Look Like This [PICS] Along with an impressive iPad market share (62%) and an astounding number of employees (over 30,000), don't forget one of Apple's most valuable properties — the App Store.
Grimm Fall Finale Review: This Means War - Grimm Community Grimm Fall Finale Review: This Means War Grimm S05E06: "Wesen Nacht" Can we keep up this pattern of not sucking when you return in 2016, Grimm? I would love it so much because I missed this. I missed watching an episode and not wondering where my life went so wrong for its duration. I missed Monroesalie being perfect. Is Jack White the Last True Rock Star? She worked behind enemy lines—and was captured by the Soviets. But the U.S. government never properly credited her full credit for her heroism. After seven decades, that may be about to change. Cpt. Stephanie Czech arrived at the U.S. embassy in Berlin wearing civilian clothes, as always, and delivered the report she’d been carrying to the intelligence section. The war may have ended, but Czech was still working, undercover.
Santa and the 'Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the "Design" of Santa Most people think of Santa Claus and the cheery red and white we decorate with at Christmas as little more than lighthearted fun and pretty colors. But the real story behind that Christmas look that takes over the Western world at this time of year is a bit… shall we say, darker. Or at least way, way more tripped-out. Read on to find out about the psychedelic and mystical roots of the Santa Claus myth and the traditional Christmas decorating scheme! When we think of Christmas in the United States, we invariably think of Santa Claus — a man in a red suit and pointy hat with white furry trim and tall black boots, and his accessories, a bag of goodies in a sleigh pulled through the sky by a team of eight flying reindeer. And it’s a clear case of the clothes making the man, for a Santa in any other outfit would most definitely not still be Santa.
Scott Weiland: 'This Is My Life, a Cautionary Tale. Maybe Somebody Can Learn from It.' I went through, like, a million different detoxes. I don't know how many times. I lost count. Every time we would go on tour, I would kick. Every time. I'd check into the place for a week to get cleaned up, a private hospital or facility. Preparing Your iPhone For Resale Are you looking to sell your iPhone or iPad, as many people do to prepare for a new device? Not so fast – there are a few things you should do first. We’ve put together a few tips on how to prepare your device for resale. Before you try to sell your device, there are a few important steps you may want to take first in order to protect your privacy and your cell phone account, as well as providing a better experience for your buyer. Backup & Restore Your Device
Download 30GB of lost cassettes from the 80s underground Archive.org deliver a windfall of lost music. If you’re looking for a good way to spend the rest of your week, Archive.org has unearthed a gigantic collection of cassettes from the mid-80 into the mid-90s. According to their notes, the 30GB collection was saved from the archives of noise-arch.net and donated by former CKLN-FM radio host Myke Dyer in August 2009. Due to its size and obscurity, the collection hasn’t been properly notated but is said to include cassettes ranging from “tape experimentation, industrial, avant-garde, indie, rock, DIY, subvertainment and auto-hypnotic materials”. Head to Archive now to download the free collection. [via Electronic Beats]
From the Archive: Philip Levine Letter In this 1966 letter from our archive, Philip Levine writes to Elizabeth Kray, the first executive director of the Academy of American Poets, from his then-home in Barcelona about his biography—though he dismisses his life as “boring” and “superbly uneventful.” Ironically, Levine—in both his life and work—was anything but boring. As he shares with Kray, Levine had a working-class upbringing during which he took several industrial jobs and read and wrote poems in his off hours. Levine’s poetry, known for its staunch attention to narrative and frank, character-driven examinations of work, class struggles, politics, and masculinity, draws upon these experiences. Though they draw upon the ordinary occurrences of his everyday life, Levine’s poetry often spotlights the extraordinary in his examinations of his youth and hometown.
LOUDER THAN GOD: Blurt’s Concert Memories When have you gotten your mind blown by a band? What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever witnessed at a concert? Did you ever get to see a group early on before anyone realized they would one day be superstars? Pagan Goddess of the Sibyl and Cybele Oracle Vortices Notes by MaatRaAh High Priest of The Goddesses The priestesses of The Great Pagan Goddess Cybele (Kybele - cave dweller) would, through a transformation by the Greeks, be confused with and eventually known as the Sibyls. The Great Goddess of Asia Minor is the oldest true Goddess known, predating the Goddesses of the Sumerian and Egyptians by at least 5,000 years. While there have been Goddess figurines found which date to 30,000 years ago, they come to us without knowledge of their origin or character of the Goddess they represent. A figurine found at Çatal Hüyük, dating to 8,000 year ago, depicts the Mother Goddess squatting in the process of giving birth while flanked by two leopards.