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July 24

Seeking all-in-one SFF headline site for daily reading
Seeking recommendations for a site with good coverage of books, films, comics etc. centered around SFF nerdery for my RSS reader. I used to read The Mary Sue, but have been meh about it since its revamp. I'm currently trying out, but I'm looking for other alternatives. Feminist orientation is a plus, but not mandatory. I don't play video games, and I'm not particularly interested in rewatches/rereads other than on FanFare.
posted by immlass at 2:23 PM - 5 answers
Text collage t-shirt design
My mom has decided to make t-shirts for our upcoming family reunion. Of course, procrastination seems to be a family trait. [more inside]
posted by jaksemas at 10:09 AM - 5 answers

Fiction about Cheating Husbands?
What literary novels or films could you recommend that can help a male to feel a bit of what it might be like for a wife to be cheated on by her husband? Something where the reader or audience really empathise with the wife/girlfriend, and feel some of her emotions? Thank you.
posted by surenoproblem at 7:43 AM - 14 answers

July 23

Standard musical cues for TV programs?
I want to learn about the types of musical cues that are commonly used for television programs. [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000 at 11:11 PM - 8 answers

Please help me come up with a project name that's in Ancient Greek!
I have this super-secret yet super-awesome Super-Quantizer program thingie that does cool things to music. For various reasons the words "Platonic score" are always used in my mind and in the code so I was hoping to carry that tradition on in naming that aspect of the project with something in Ancient Greek. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav at 2:01 PM - 11 answers

Can you help me decipher and rectify my InDesign CS5 pre-flight errors?
I've spent the last several months studying Creative Suite 5, print production, and pre-press and now I'm trying to put it all to work to get a dozen digital art pieces (mostly made in Illustrator > InDesign, but a few also using Photoshop) print-ready for art proofs and eventually web offset printing. The images are either 6x9 or 11x17 if that matters. The list of errors I keep getting, and as much context as I can provide, are within. [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue at 1:49 PM - 4 answers

Short story identification
What is this short story I read sometime in the late 1990s? Plot involved two teenage girls in the 1960s, Beatlemania, and the terrifying truths of growing up. [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse at 11:28 AM - 3 answers

Name the film: potato edition
A few years ago, I saw a kitchen-sink style film on TV where the daughter didn't eat her evening meal, so her father insisted she was served it at every subsequent meal until she ate it. Googling brings up nothing - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mippy at 7:57 AM - 7 answers

July 22

True Detective Withdrawl
Looking for alternatives [more inside]
posted by jellyjam at 11:17 PM - 32 answers

How do I use Raleway's alternate numerals?
So, I'm using Raleway. It has numbers that descend, though, like the 3, 4, 5, etc. But it also appears to have numbers that do not descend. Yay. How do I use them? Bonus points: how do I make UIKit use them?
posted by jeffamaphone at 5:56 PM - 3 answers

July 21

What do I search to find a photoshop specialist who makes fake things?
So I got the go ahead from work to hire a photoshop artist to mock up some fake stuff for a presentations. Imagine for our purposes it's essentially for scenes for fake TV shows from the 70s. So I went to look on ELANCE and...well I have no idea what I'm looking for here. How would I search for such a person? Is there a term or series of terms for someone who specializes in speculative photoshop/graphic mockups? IS this a thing? Or is this a case of post the job and see what comes back?
posted by rileyray3000 at 1:44 PM - 8 answers

ID this typeface?
Can someone id this typeface for me? Likely late 1800s-early 1900s.
posted by PussKillian at 12:59 PM - 6 answers

Broadway for kids
We'll be in New York in early August for a few days. What shows would be good for a six-year-old girl? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman at 10:47 AM - 12 answers

I want to think about something new!
Looking for quality, regularly-updated web content as an alternative to the potpourri discussion-based sites that usually make up my day online. [more inside]
posted by theraflu at 9:07 AM - 11 answers

Four or five lifetimes of memories.
I just inherited literally a large garbage bag of wartime government documents, newspaper cutouts, photos and other memorabilia from Russia and Ukraine ca. 1910-1970. What do I do with the stuff I don't want, and also how do I fumigate it? [more inside]
posted by griphus at 6:49 AM - 14 answers

July 20

Calculus Rabbit?
Is there a game like Math Rabbit out there, but for calculus? Specifically looking for something with lots of game-interface, not Khan Academy.
posted by curious nu at 4:41 PM - 1 answers

What is this modern font from the Twilight Zone?
Font question: Can anyone ID this obscure font from the Twilight Zone? [more inside]
posted by washburn at 3:45 PM - 8 answers

I love The Spinners and Philly Soul from the 70-75 era. Lets dig deeper.
Im up here at the tip of the iceberg of Philly Soul with The Spinners, The Delfonics, Blue Magic, etc. but I want to dig deeper into this stuff and find some bands/songs/records that I might not encounter otherwise, since history has a way of remembering the big stuff and forgetting some of the amazing but less well known stuff. So help me down the rabbit hole here if you please to find even more music in that vein.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 11:52 AM - 7 answers

Name this French pop song
I only know four things about the song I'm looking for: [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround at 6:57 AM - 7 answers

July 19

Communities without newspapers
I'm thinking about starting a newspaper, maybe in a few years. So I am looking for communities without newspapers. Please tell me about the largest such one(s) you know of, about how many people are there, and anything else about the area that might help me decide.
posted by maurreen at 11:59 PM - 16 answers

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