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18 Tips for New Teachers

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

While trying to catch my last wave or last fish of the summer, I begin a mental routine that energizes me and prepares me for the next ten months of teaching and learning. Part of this routine involves a series of affirmations I use to update and re-familiarize myself with my teaching philosophies and techniques.

Heavy Metal Movies

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Nirenberg

I recently did an interview with Mike "McBeardo" McPadden about his book Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok In the 666 Most Ear and Eye Ripping Big Scream Films Ever!. The interview was so funny and so insightful, I wanted to publish it here in its entirety.

Why Is Heavy Metal Most Popular In Wealthy Countries?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment

In 2012, a map documenting the number of heavy metal bands per 100,000 people made rounds on the Internet, the greatest concentration landing in the S...

Here's A Really Cute 2-Year-Old Rocking Out To Metallica

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.22.2014 | Parents

Rock on, little man! ...

Heavy Metal Lyrics Read As Poetry Is Pretty. Pretty Hardcore

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.05.2014 | Weird News

Who could more eloquently express the goring of a person other than a heavy metal artist? Who could so perfectly capture the true essence and beauty o...

Meet The World's Most Adorable Heavy Metal Band

Posted 03.05.2014 | Weird News

Who knew heavy metal could be so cute? Meet Babymetal, a Japanese trio that combines the adorable dancing and vocal stylings of a teen pop act wit...

What Happens When the Soap World and the Metal World Collide?

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Metal music have passionate fans. Soap operas have passionate fans. To an outsider these two groups might look like complete opposites. They might be right in some cases. However, one metal band brought these two unlikely groups together.

Headbang To This Until It Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

If we had to describe Liam Lynch in one word, it would have to be, well... interesting. The simultaneously eccentric and talented musician is back...

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

System of a Down's Serj Tankian: Upgrading the Dynamic of Art and Audience

Andrew Fish | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

A sound crept in, smooth and low, and the clamor of 100 conversations melted away until all that remained was the painting, the music and me.

In This Moment Challenges Metal's Gendered Norm

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

Maria Brink leads an all-male band. These band members embody an extreme masculinity, but Brink complicates this by maintaining her leadership of the stage, their gendered power irrelevant to the proceedings. This isn't to say they're disparaged. Quite the opposite: The effect is symbiotic.

8 Grandmas Who Rock Way Harder Than Your Grandma

Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

Photographer Jay Hynes recently opened our eyes up to a subject we never knew we were missing -- heavy metal grandmas. That's right, the Melbo...

The Weirdest Sub-Genres Of Heavy Metal Revealed

Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy

Heavy metal might all sound the same to some people, but it actually has many highly nuanced sub-genres. Check out this song that includes 26 metal ge...

"Louder Than Hell -- The Definitive Oral History of Metal": Go Buy This... Please!

Binky Philips | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I'll let you know right now, the chapter on the L.A. Hair Metal scene of the 1980s that wrought Van Halen, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, Poison, et al, is one of the most fun and ultimately, maybe the most poignant.

Serj Tankian on His Symphony, Jazz Fusion Record, and Moving Forward with System of a Down

Andrew Fish | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Andrew Fish

The multi-genre musician and singer will tour with System of a Down in late July and August and then take his symphony through Europe in September.

Ghost Story: Something Wicked This Way Comes?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost is a sextet that describes itself as a cross of "death metal and pop music." There are certainly some elements of metal in their music, but nothing that even comes close to the skin-flaying assault of bands, for example, like Meshuggah, Dark Funeral, and the covens of fellow travelers in this genre.

MTV Legend Recalls Heavy Metal Frontman's Anti-Gay T-Shirt Controversy

Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices

MTV veteran Kurt Loder recalled an infamous 1989 controversy involving Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. ...

I'm With Stupid: Slayer Fans vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I hope they come with their pickets and messages of hate and encounter a massive horde of Slayer fans when they get there. And then, when the counterprotest begins, I hope the cops turn a blind eye and let the Slayer fans do what they will.

Stephen Pearcy's New Memoir Is Awesome. Period.

Christian Josi | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Christian Josi

Rock memoirs are a dime-a-dozen these days, and my expectations of this one were not high. But Pearcy delivers big, and if you like the rock 'n roll debauchery kind of thing, you'll love this thing.

Mosh Pits, Heavy Metal and Physics

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

We don't know much about the collective behavior that emerges from panicked crowds -- it's not exactly ethical to start a riot for the sake of science. So this group of researchers turned to the next best thing: Heavy metal concerts

New Year's Fiscal Cliff Hangover

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Considering the art of rock climbing and sport of cliff scaling, we might have better fiscal sports analysis from ESPN than CNN. We know it's got something to do with debt and taxes. Just what we're not clear.

An Interview With Comics Legend Walt Simonson and His Adaptation of Alien

Bryan Young | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

For its part, the illustrated story of Alien is unlike any movie adaptation I've read. It manages to capture the essence of the film, the pacing, the terror, and the lived in feel better than any film-to-comic I've ever encountered.

A Memory of Mitch Lucker

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity
Rob Brooks

Despite looking like a metal band, and in fact being a metal band, they shattered so many stereotypes I held about their hard-thrashing lifestyle. Which is why I am so moved to hear about Mitch's passing away in such a quintessentially rock 'n' roll way.

The Ultimate 'Gangnam Style' Mashup (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

K-Pop star Psy called and the Internet responded, sending his extravagant "Gangnam Style" smash hit into a viral spiral of YouTube glory and international recognition.

Iran Reportedly 'Rocked' By AC/DC Computer Worm At Nuclear Power Plants

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology

It looks as though two of Iran's nuclear plants have been "struck" by another cyberattack. The latest virus apparently closed down the Natanz and ...