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Mashup artists similar to Girl Talk?

Looking for skilled mashup artists with a talent level similar to or better than Girl Talk. [more inside]
posted by the bird at the bottom of the tree to Media & Arts at 3:15 PM on Jun 26, 2016 - 26 answers [60 favorites]

My music tastes are stuck in 2004. Find me new music to love!

I used to really love being up on new music, but I got old, got boring, had a kid, and got out of touch. I'm getting kind of sick of my music collection and would love to find some new tunes. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi to Media & Arts at 4:47 PM on Jun 23, 2016 - 26 answers [59 favorites]

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it mean

I want to avoid pissing people off with incorrect terminology. What are some common terminology that outsiders get wrong that really grind the gears of insiders? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral to Education at 1:32 PM on Jun 24, 2016 - 164 answers [44 favorites]

They don't ask, so I don't tell

I’m starting to think that I don’t know how to make small-talk properly, or else people tend to find me very boring. Or maybe both. Most of my conversations (aside from those with close friends or family members) revolve around the other person. Should I do something differently? [more inside]
posted by alex1965 to Human Relations at 5:41 PM on Jun 23, 2016 - 22 answers [36 favorites]

I don’t want to be a woman

How did you “know” you’re trans? [more inside]
posted by a strong female character to Society & Culture at 6:12 PM on Jun 21, 2016 - 40 answers [35 favorites]

Keeping it Zen

Life is stressful right now. Please give me your best stress relief hacks. [more inside]
posted by Kalmya to Religion & Philosophy at 8:01 PM on Jun 20, 2016 - 22 answers [42 favorites (32 in the past 7 days)]

bad movie art movies

In the latest episode of the Canon podcast, Devin Faraci said that They Live occupies "a liminal space between being a bad movie and an art movie." I realized that this succinctly characterizes a subset of art I tend to love, and I'd love to find as many examples of it as I can. What are some movies, books, TV shows, etc., that might fall into this middle-space between great and garbage? I'm thinking, I don't know, a lot of stuff by PKD, Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, Shock Corridor, etc. Can't wait to dive into your recommendations!
posted by scarylarry to Media & Arts at 2:04 PM on Jun 20, 2016 - 88 answers [52 favorites (31 in the past 7 days)]

What do French women actually eat?

I read all the time about how French ladies indulge in carbs and fat but never gain weight. I'm assuming that the portions are smaller and they don't snack between meals. However, croissants and Brie every day? Really? I haven't been able to find what people actually eat for meals and snacks. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso to Food & Drink at 2:31 PM on Jun 23, 2016 - 23 answers [30 favorites]

Recommend pots and pans please.

I would like to purchase a few new pots and pans. The ones I've been using are very old and pretty crappy. I am overwhelmed by the options. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski to Home & Garden at 10:57 AM on Jun 23, 2016 - 46 answers [28 favorites]

A book for learning something...that's good in small doses

This is perhaps a somewhat weird question. I do a lot of my reading in small bits - standing in line for 5 minutes at the grocery store, going down an elevator for a couple minutes, a 10 minute taxi ride, etc. Given the start and stop nature of that, it's tough to read very deep things where you really need to finish a long passage in one sitting or remember everything that had been said in the chapter or section. But I love reading books where I learn something - American history, how the internet came to be, becoming a great chef - all kinds of topics. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Education at 3:18 AM on Jun 25, 2016 - 11 answers [28 favorites]

Looking for amusing advice podcasts

I'm looking for podcasts where the host and/or guests take listener calls or letters and answer them, but in a funny way. [more inside]
posted by reenum to Media & Arts at 10:52 AM on Jun 25, 2016 - 14 answers [27 favorites]

How to clean like the pros

I hired a housekeeper for the first time to help me with a move-out clean. She did an amazing job in a fraction of the time it takes for me to clean. How can I learn to clean this quickly and effectively? [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday to Home & Garden at 11:51 PM on Jun 18, 2016 - 11 answers [133 favorites (26 in the past 7 days)]

Give me your best Korean movies

Seeing as it's been 12 years since this question has been asked - fan fave Old Boy was released in the meantime - it might be a good time to ask this again: what are your favorite Korean movies? Anything goes, but bonus points for dramas that depict modern city life.
posted by wolfr to Media & Arts at 1:19 PM on Jun 21, 2016 - 14 answers [24 favorites]

What are some great music theory blogs?

I'm getting deep into music theory and I'd like to update my RSS feed accordingly. So what are some great blogs that post things like discussions of music theory books, musicological analysis of popular music, music theory related trivia, etc? How can I be more of a nerd in this way?
posted by everythingyoudoisaballoon to Media & Arts at 5:04 PM on Jun 21, 2016 - 5 answers [24 favorites]

All work and no play...well, you know the rest.

I'm great at fulfilling my obligations, but awful at doing things for fun or pleasure. What has helped you get better at doing things for enjoyment? [more inside]
posted by MetaFilter World Peace to Human Relations at 2:10 PM on Jun 27, 2016 - 12 answers [24 favorites]

I want all guns to disappear in America

Who should I give my money to? [more inside]
posted by Toddles to Law & Government at 8:06 PM on Jun 21, 2016 - 8 answers [23 favorites]

What are the best novels about the American West in the late 1800s?

My knowledge of books is sadly lacking on this question. I'm currently reading Twain's Roughing It and want more, preferably written in the last fifty years. Books about Oregon in full or in part are even better. [more inside]
posted by angrycat to Writing & Language at 12:48 PM on Jun 24, 2016 - 16 answers [23 favorites]

What Can I Accomplish in Two Months?

I'm a Boston-area high school teacher and for the first time in many years, I'm not working summer school. This means I have NOTHING I have to do for the next two months. I want the time to be relatively productive as well as very relaxing. What types of activities/hobbies/skills can a person pick up in two months? [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes to Education at 2:47 PM on Jun 26, 2016 - 26 answers [22 favorites]

They thought they got away with it

Can you provide examples of movies that end with a particular kind of reveal? [more inside]
posted by Otto Franz Joseph Leopold von Soxen-Puppetten to Media & Arts at 11:38 PM on Jun 24, 2016 - 32 answers [21 favorites]

Is cooking meals a good use of time?

Time is tight. Cooking takes time. One of the biggest catch-all tips in every time management book I've ever read is "delegate what you can". Cooking meals sure seems to me like one of the easiest things to delegate. Yet there seems to be a sense that cooking is worthwhile, even if time is scarce, and other people do it cheaper. Is it? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit to Home & Garden at 12:46 PM on Jun 27, 2016 - 63 answers [21 favorites]

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