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Watch this supercut showing Quentin Tarantino’s stylish use of sound

Quentin Tarantino is well known for making visual homages to the film styles he loves the most, particularly spaghetti westerns, martial arts epics, and ’70s blaxploitation films. Part of that process means paying particular attention to sound design, capturing every swoosh and clang in just the right way. By now, Tarantino’s made an art of using sound and visual flourishes to accentuate his scenes. So, in “Hearing Tarantino“, Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney decided to create a supercut of some of the director’s most interesting use of sound in his films.

If you pay attention, you’ll notice it’s not just sound that’s important here. When the action is high, close-ups, zooms, and pans are the scenes that get the really gripping sound…

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Owner Operator, Snowboard Outerwear Made in the USA: Independent and rider-owned, a transparent company showing love for snowboarding’s roots

Owner Operator, Snowboard Outerwear Made in the USA


At its inception, snowboarding was beyond a fringe sport—it was forbidden. While corporate sponsors, TV deals and tail grabs on Wheaties boxes are now a part of the sport, the early days were marked by rebellion and inventive pioneers who went against…

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How ‘bro’ started showing up in the New York Times crossword puzzle

The New York Times crossword just hit a whole new level of “epicness.” Fast Company has a profile of Anna Shechtman, the new assistant to Will Shortz, resident puzzlemaster for the Times. Shechtman works with Shortz to refine the crosswords sent in by “constructors,” the people who design and submit puzzles. While they work off the constructor’s original idea, the puzzle pros will change 50 to 80 percent of the clues to ensure it’s good enough for the Times. A 23-year-old Swarthmore grad, Shechtman began solving crosswords nine years ago, and has lately been helping modernize the 61-year-old Shortz’s references and word choices. With Shechtman’s input, recent crosswords have features clues like “State of being awesome, in modern slang”…

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Apple’s iOS 8 beta showing location-aware app shortcuts on the lockscreen

The iPhone’s lockscreen has been hallowed ground for the types of information that can be displayed, though with iOS 8, Apple seems to be loosening up. The new software, which became available as a beta for developers yesterday, will show you the icon for apps — either installed, or not — that will work nearby, reports MacRumors. In screenshots of the early software build, that includes places like Starbucks, Apple stores, Costco retail locations, and even train stations. The new icon appears on the bottom left hand corner of the lockscreen, across from where Apple’s kept the shortcut to the camera app.

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Thornwillow Press Correspondence Cards: Showing the same attention to quality and design to cards as they do with their hand-bound books

Thornwillow Press Correspondence Cards


While the price of Thornwillow Press’ hand-bound, limited edition letterpress printed books—meant to last more than a lifetime—can reach a couple thousand dollars, you can still get a taste of the brand’s dedication to quality and…

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