D&D Announces Celebration 2021 Features Musical, Cast of Star Trek: Discovery

Get ready for a whimsical, wicked weekend filled with D&D games featuring community luminaries, product previews, virtual games, panels and more! From September 23-26, the D&D community comes together for D&D Celebration – a weekend celebrating the release of The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, and previewing Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons (Oct 19) and Strixhaven: A … Read more

The Last Forest – a film by Luiz Bolognesi

Have you ever found yourself thinking of the many “worlds” that exist in our world? Cultures, villages, countries, places that we couldn’t even imagine. One of these incredible cultures in Brazil  wants to tell you a story – the over a 1000 year old story of  the Yanomami indigenous people. In a Yanomami tribe isolated … Read more

DIY Air Purifiers for Teachers: Free Designs & Step-by-Step Instructions Online

If you’re a teacher returning to the classroom, you may want some extra COVID protection. Thankfully, some researchers and practitioners have created “a design for an in-room air purifier which can remove a significant amount of COVID-19 virus from the air.” “The design involves making a ‘box’ out of four 20″ MERV-13 filters (the ‘sides’ … Read more

Sharon Van Etten Covers the Velvet Underground’s ‘Femme Fatale’

Sharon Van Etten has shared her cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Femme Fatale’. It’s set to appear on the upcoming compilation I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, which comes out next week. Listen to Van Etten’s rendition of ‘Femme Fatale’ below. Out September 24 via Verve, the collection features Iggy … Read more

What It’s Like to Actually Fight in Medieval Armor

Ever wonder what it was like to really fight while wearing a full suit of armor? We’ve featured a few historical reconstructions here on Open Culture, including a demonstration of the various ways combatants would vanquish their foe—including a sword right between the eyes. We’ve also shown you how long it took to create a … Read more

Amélie – the most stylish film ever made?

In an amusing twist, Amélie was rejected when it was submitted to the Cannes Film Festival, with Jeunet reporting that programmer Gilles Jacob called the film “uninteresting”. In July of this year, Amélie finally did play at Cannes, in a special anniversary screening on the beach. Hundreds of fans – including myself – turned out … Read more

Artist Spotlight: Lowertown – Our Culture

Lowertown is the duo of 19-year-olds Olivia Osby and Avsha Weinberg, who first met in math class at their art high school in Sandy Springs, a suburb outside of Atlanta. Their friendship solidified when, in their junior year, they took a trip to Ottawa, Canada, where they started sharing their own demos and came up with … Read more

Dystopian Reality Series ‘The Activist,’ With Usher, Priyanka Chopra and Julianne Hough, Is Caving to the Backlash

When details of The Activist were first announced on September 10, it felt a little like the reality show equivalent of that notorious video where Gal Gadot and her famous friends all sung “imagine” into their front-facing cameras. Well-intentioned? Perhaps, but also rather tone deaf, and proof of the clear disconnect between Hollywood and average … Read more

I Want What They Have, Friendship Edition: Kehlani and SZA

Love is a many-splendored thing, especially when you’re gawking at it from the outside. In this new column, we’ll be examining the celebrity couples—or, occasionally, friend pairs—who give us hope for our own romantic futures as we try to learn what we can from their well-documented bonds. Extremely gay gossip hound voice Okay, you didn’t … Read more

Crunchyroll Loves Launches Exclusive Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Capsule Collection

Fans of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, you’re in for a treat! Beginning today, Crunchyroll Loves, Crunchyroll’s in-house streetwear brand, is launching pre-orders for an exclusive Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood capsule collection featuring the beloved brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric.  This limited-edition line will feature two long-sleeve T-shirts and four hoodies featuring Ed and Al, alongside iconic artwork … Read more