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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

Wow, it’s Wednesday! It seems like a lifetime ago that I said we were setting up for a big week, but that was actually yesterday. And it turned out that what I thought would be the set-up day was the big day after all. At least, for now. For all we know, today will be bigger than yesterday. And tomorrow, bigger still. But right now, nothing’s bigger than having Greg Dworkin and Joan McCarter join us to marvel at the day/lifetime that was. And I mean, just was. As in…

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HBO returns to the ‘Watchmen’ universe to ponder: Who really makes the world?

In the grand scheme of human history, the quaint notions of equality among all persons and representative democracy are relatively new. Sure, one can see hints of the ideas in the works of ancient political philosophers, and in certain acts which are the foundation on which later ideas of modern civil rights grew from (e.g., the Magna Carta). However, as a belief which people take somewhat seriously, most of the tenets of a modern democracy are fairly recent developments. And even among the societies that have aspired to these kinds of principles for centuries, there…

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Robert De Niro shares his thoughts on his de-ageing in ‘The Irishman’

Special effects changed the age of the actor throughout the new film Robert de Niro says CGI will change the face of cinema Robert De Niro has reacted to being de-aged for new film The Irishman. Special effects see the actor’s age changing throughout the movie. Read more: ‘The Irishman’ review: De Niro & Pacino reunion betters ‘Heat’ in Scorsese’s epic crime drama Speaking to ET on the red carpet at the premiere of the new Netflix film, DeNiro spoke of the de-ageing in the film, reflecting: “It was OK.…

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30 Before And After Shots That Show How Much Effort Is Put Into Hollywood SFX Makeup

The amount of time and effort, sweat and tears that go into making movies is impressive. Just take a look at the intricacies required in applying movie makeup on Hollywood actors. Even characters who we think don’t need any serious makeup can take hours and hours to get ready for the set. Not to mention how much effort goes into making fantasy and sci-fi characters look believable. To show you just how much work it takes to do Hollywood-tier makeup, we’ve collected some of the best before and after, as…

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10 Tips for a Successful Attic Renovation

Renovating your home offers many benefits. It’s a great way to add value to your home while also making your living space feel new and exciting. There are a million different renovation options, from kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms, each with unique benefits. But don’t forget about your attic. Why should you consider an attic renovation? Great question. This article takes a look at some of the reasons to invest in DIY attic conversions. Keep reading to see some ideas that can help transform your attic from wasted space to a part…

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German Cockroaches and Water

I moved out of a roach infested apartment roughly a month ago and into a new apartment recently. And I'm pretty sure I brought a few stragglers with me in my belongings. Most of those have died by now. BUT. Before I moved, I had my computer in the apartment (not setup. unplugged). My concern is if any roaches managed to find their way into my computer. Btw, its one of those gaming computers that have a bunch of grates on it for cooling (so it has plenty of places…

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Cleaning up Mouse Droppings

Hi, I'm a renter dealing with a mouse problem and while I'm taking steps to kill the nice with traps I found mouse droppings in my desk last night. I often bring drinks and snacks there so it's not surprising but I'm not sure how to clean up the area. I was going to use a paper towel to pick up any droppings I find and use a disinfecting wipe to clean it off but I also have a computer and an Xbox on the desk. I'm not sure how…

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