What Changed? Old Vs. New “Sonic the Hedgehog” Movie Designs

Emilee Geist

The gamers of yesteryear might find it difficult to believe that Sonic the Hedgehog is about to celebrate 20 years since its original SEGA Genesis release in 1991. Over the years, versions of the game have been released to other systems to keep players satisfied. Then Sonic went to Hollywood with an initial animated movie release in 1996 that brought the entire character list to life on the big screen. Fast forward to 2020 to catch the action-adventure-comedy remake of that film, and you’re basically caught up with the Sonic enterprise history lesson.

Side-by-side shots show the differences in
Side-by-side shots show the differences in

Of course, the most recent movie release also instigated a firestorm of chatter regarding the look of the titular character. After all, you shouldn’t mess with a classic, right? Or should you? That debate seems to be at the core of the endless stream of online comments aligned with the topic

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Where to Buy Cool, Affordable Artwork Online

Emilee Geist

You may have the best furniture, decor, and lighting around, but no room is truly complete without cool artwork. The good news? There’s plenty of unique artwork to be found if you know where to look. We’ve rounded up 17 of the best places to buy art online; across these sites you’ll find a wide range of art styles at every price point. Plus, you can buy from the comfort of your own home. Art has never been so accessible. Whether you want to buy graphic paintings, discover an up-and-comer, or invest in blue-chip pieces, the art you want is just a click away. 

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For those who like to swap out their art on a regular basis, Society6’s assorted collection of whimsical, affordable prints is a great bet. Everything from cheeky sayings to watercolor

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The Blatant Hypocrisy of the Sotheby’s Hip-Hop Auction

Emilee Geist

Pitchfork writer Alphonse Pierre’s rap column covers songs, mixtapes, albums, Instagram freestyles, memes, weird tweets, fashion trends—and anything else that catches his attention.

Putting a price on hip-hop history

How much would you spend to have a piece of hip-hop’s heart? Well, some rich people answered that question this week at a Sotheby’s auction. Items included 22 love letters Tupac wrote to his high school crush (sold for $75,600), the crown famously worn by Biggie ($594,750), and an original Tommy Boy Records neon sign ($13,860). Overall, 120 pieces of art and memorabilia were on sale, and most sold, but there’s something uncomfortable about it, right?

There’s a long history of the one percent spending absurd amounts of money on paraphernalia connected to cultural movements they had nothing to do with, but should we just shrug and say, “It was bound to happen”? Maybe I’m being overprotective of the genre, but

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30 personalized gift ideas for every type of person

Emilee Geist

Best personalized gifts 2020
Best personalized gifts 2020

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Spending so much time cooped up these days has really illuminated how much stuff we’re surrounded by at home. So this year, instead of gifting an item that may end up in the back of a closet, consider something personalized and truly unique—a gift too special to ignore. Your loved ones will appreciate the thought and care you took to customize a gift just for them. 

Custom photo gifts are always a great idea, but if you’re looking for something a little more out of the box, consider one of these top-rated finds. Whether it’s as small as a keychain, or as elaborate as sound waves etched into a guitar pick, these gifts are meant to be cherished for years to come. (Be sure to check shipping

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The 23 best custom photo gifts anyone will love

Emilee Geist

Best photo gifts of 2020
Best photo gifts of 2020

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An old adage says a picture is worth a thousand words. We say they’re worth even more when given to a cherished someone. Photos can commemorate a special experience or person, and they can serve as a fun visual reminder of past good times. It’s the holiday season, so spread these remembered joys with those you love.

In that vein, here at Reviewed, we spend all year researching and testing the latest products, making sure we can confidently recommend our favorites just in time for the holiday season. Here are 23 photo gifts that we are really excited about—from the best vlogging camera we’ve ever tested to the photo album from our favorite photo printing service. 

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Our pick of very best road clothing available today

Emilee Geist

When looking to improve the cycling experience we often focus heavily on the bike, looking for upgrades that will heed a mechanical advantage whether it’s riding faster, longer or in more comfort. The reality is while there are certainly advantages to be gained from faster rolling tyres, better groupsets and shaving grams, there is only so much that can be achieved. 

Specific road bike clothing has proven to have a far more dramatic effect on a rider’s performance and is an area that can be easily overlooked. Technical cycling-specific clothing is lightweight, aerodynamic and can keep you comfortable in as temperatures change or the miles rake up. Having the right clothing can have unseen advantages as well, being able to you to ride longer and in conditions that you may otherwise write off as being too cold or wet will improve fitness. 

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These Are The Best Brands For A Killer Pair Of Boots (According To Esquire Editors)

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Mr Porter, Danner, Dr. Martens
Photo credit: Mr Porter, Danner, Dr. Martens

From Esquire

You want the best. And heck, you deserve the best. But there’s a lot of choice out there, and sometimes the best is hard to find. Fortunately, we know where to find it. Every week, the Esquire editors reveal their favourite brands, from under-the-radar steals to luxury loves, so you can invest in the best clothes, watches and accessories that money can buy.

This week, a comfy classic: the best men’s boots to carry you in from the cold.

Photo credit: Dr. Martens
Photo credit: Dr. Martens

Dr Martens

Finlay Renwick, Deputy Style Editor

SHOP

“Much like Pringles, online slot machines and other more illicit products, once you start with a pair of Dr Martens it can be hard to stop. After breaking the seal with a pair of Made in England 1460s a few years back, I’ve now got five pairs, with an ever-expanding

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12 Years a Slave Director Makes His Dazed and Confused

Emilee Geist

Lovers Rock may be the Dazed and Confused of early-’80s Afro-Caribbean British subculture, but I wouldn’t really know. To an outsider, the film doesn’t have much impact.

The one-hour film is part of a BBC-developed five-part series on the lives of West Indians in Britain directed by the London-born filmmaker Steve McQueen, whose parents are Caribbean immigrants to Britain. McQueen has made four previous films about extreme experience, ranging from the heist thriller Widows (2018) to his Oscar-winning historical journey 12 Years a Slave (2013), from the harrowing story of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands Hunger (2008) to the almost equally grueling inquiry into sex addiction, Shame (2011). He has now achieved sufficient stature that he can turn away from obviously dramatic or even melodramatic story structures and instead reach back into memory and make the cinematic equivalent of an autobiographically tinged first novel.

Lovers Rock is the opening-night

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30 Amazing Jobs That Didn’t Exist a Decade Ago

Emilee Geist

More than 55 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and even though the number of people filing has been decreasing since it peaked in April, people are still losing their jobs.

If you’re out of work, you might be considering a career change. There are a number of nontraditional jobs you might not even know about because they are so new — many of which you can do from home.

These jobs have cropped up over the past decade thanks to the founding of now-popular companies that didn’t even exist 10 years ago, like Bird scooters (founded in 2017), Instagram (launched in 2010) and Lyft (launched in 2012). See the new roles companies are hiring for.

Last updated: Sept. 17, 2020

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants perform the typical duties and services of an assistant, except instead of going into the office every day,

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