Alex Yantis

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The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

‘Sweet Virginia’ Sets A Gripping Noir In Remotest Alaska

There’s not a lot of joy at the Sweet Virginia motel. Located somewhere in remotest Alaska, it’s the type of place where nobody stays for long and nobody seems to have much fun while they’re there. Its proprietor, Sam (Jon Bernthal) does what he can. A former rodeo star, he walks with a limp and …

Critical Perspectives on Waluigi

Nintendo have declared 2013 to be the year of Luigi – “Super” Mario’s taller, greener brother. What better time then to take a critical gaze at this …

Obama's Faith in White America Was Not Misplaced

Donald Trump’s rise, and Hillary Clinton’s loss, is not a sign that America is irredeemably bigoted.<p><i>This article is part of a series of responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s story “My President Was Black.” You can read other responses to the story</i> <i>here.</i><p>I deeply dislike the man whose victory may …

SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul: My life at Mach 3.5

We're closing in on 20 years since the outrageous SR-71 Blackbird made its final flight in 1999, and many of its speed and altitude records are still …

The Soviet Union collapsed overnight. Don’t assume western democracy will last forever

Below the medieval citadel in Kazan, two vast frozen rivers turn the landscape white. On a Saturday afternoon there are a few hardy locals shuffling through the icy sludge to take selfies against the mosque, the Christmas lights and the Soviet-era statues.<p>It’s 25 years since I was last in Russia, …

Russia

Could World War III start here?

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are few more vulnerable spots along NATO's entire perimeter than the Suwalki Gap, an about 60-mile stretch of territory and a critical rail line separating Poland from Lithuania, linking Russian Kaliningrad with Putin's staunch ally Belarus. If Vladimir Putin takes comfort in NATO's …

Russia

This Man Checked 9/11 Hijackers Onto The Plane And It Haunted Him For Years

On Sept. 11, 2001, an employee working the ticket counter at Dulles International Airport checked two passengers onto their flight. He didn’t know …

Check out this crazy cool video of a B-1B Lancer launching from RAF Fairford

Watch this stunning footage of a B-1B bomber deployed to Europe thundering out of RAF Fairford for an Ample Strike familiarization flight. Two B-1B …

Military

Nutaku Is Building the Steam of Hentai Sex Games

A new platform is bringing adult game creators under one roof.<p>Games with sexual, adult content are as old as the erect, pixelated penis in <i>Custer's Revenge</i>, which released on the Atari 2600 in 1982, but they've always been hard to distribute. The problem is that games have historically been marketed …

Gaming Industry

Who are the out-of-touch Americans in this election?

Back in the 2008 election, John McCain spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer was on MSNBC and made some waves talking about the senator’s chances of winning Virginia. She made a distinction between “Northern Virginia” and “real Virginia.” In fact, if you listen to the whole clip, Pfotenhauer’s claim was …

Middle-class

How To Stop The Racist In You

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton<p>In the wake of racially charged bloodshed in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas, the city of Cleveland hosted the Republican National Convention.<p>There Iowa Rep. Steve King argued that only whites had made contributions to civilization, while other …

America's Rejection of the Politics of Barack Obama

The president’s belief in policies that can benefit all Americans is being repudiated by voters, in favor of a vision of politics as a zero-sum game.<p>The 2016 presidential race represents a vivid rejection of the Obama style. This is easy to miss: His approval ratings are climbing, and Hillary …

The secret history of X-ray specs

The discovery of X-rays at the end of the 19th century led to fantasies of glasses that could see through walls – and clothes. But have those ideas now become reality?<p>“I have seen my death!” Anna Bertha Röntgen is said to have exclaimed upon seeing the first X-ray photograph ever made – an image of …

X-rays

What Ancient Roman Buildings Teach Us About Science And Engineering

Physicists have a reputation for being exceptionally arrogant even relative to other scientists, not entirely without reason. One of the factors contributing to this is a tendency to make disparaging references to other disciplines—dividing all of science between “physics” and “stamp collecting,” …

Engineering

Why Terrorists Keep Attacking France

A massive population of marginalized immigrants and an overwhelmed security apparatus are a recipe for disaster.<p>The truck attack that killed at least 84 people and injured hundreds more in Nice last week was a particularly brutal tragedy, but it was just the latest in a long and incredibly dense …

Hillary Clinton And The Obama Legacy

Barack Obama took office convinced that he could bridge differences. As he begins his final six months, we are a nation of groups more divided than ever by separate worlds of pain and grievance.<p>How much of this is Obama's fault? What might he have done differently? What sort of legacy will he pass …

They Used a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as a Stunt Plane

Related Articles<p>When you hear “stunt plane,” you probably think of this:<p>But apparently, someone has ventured into the world of using wide-body planes …

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

Psychology

Would a Trump Presidency Mean Economic Disaster? Let’s Take a Look

If Donald Trump were elected president and put in his stated policies, the United States would experience a lengthy recession, enormous job losses, much higher interest rates and diminished long-term growth prospects. At least, that is the conclusion of economists from Moody’s Analytics, a recent …

Economics

This $300 Million Boeing 787 is unlike any private jet you have ever seen

Boeing 787 jets are no puny aircraft. These things haul hundreds of people for thousands of miles. So you can only imagine that this particular 787 …

With Holy Hell, a cult survivor shares 22 years of footage from the inside

Twenty-two years is an enormous chunk of life to sacrifice to a false prophet and his empty promises of spiritual salvation. But when budding …

Liberal Redneck Combines Conservative Stereotypes With A Belief In Basic Civil Rights

Close your eyes and picture this for a second: An over-the-top redneck character who believes that all men are created equal. OK, open your eyes back …

Check Out this awesome 360-degree Video of Blue Angels Flight

The Blue Angels filmed in 360-degree. Take a look at this new video. It was shot with 360fly, the first single-lens 360-degree camera, a type of …

Military Aircraft

Guy Takes More Fake Book Covers Onto Subway To See How People React

You may remember a story we did recently about Scott Rogowsky, a comedian who decided to ride the New York subway while reading a bunch of fake books …

Miasmata Is The Best Survival Game You've Never Played

One of <i>Minecraft</i>’s more remarkable side-effects is how it gave rise to (or, indeed, popularised) an entirely new genre: the survival game. Steam is …

Why Dark Souls is my favorite video game series of all time

It's taken me a few years, but I'm comfortable calling the <i>Dark Souls</i> games my favorite of all time.<p>I imported <i>Demon's Souls</i>, the series' predecessor, from South Korea after I read a glowing review of a weird, difficult, but incredibly rewarding combat RPG online. I was fascinated by its world, the …

Dark Souls

They were freed from Boko Haram’s rape camps. But their nightmare isn’t over.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — For months, they were kept in tiny thatched huts in the middle of the forest, waiting with dread each evening for their rapists to return. During the almost intolerable violence, the young women’s minds drifted to escape or death. The victims were as young as 8.<p>At the heart of …

Africa

Sanders: 'We have a path towards victory' after big wins in Alaska and Washington caucuses – live

Sanders crushes Clinton in Washington and Alaska caucuses Republican race turns to attacks on Muslims and feud over candidates’ wives ‘Arrogant’ Clinton is proving to be a tough sell in Sanders-loving Seattle Ted Cruz accuses Trump’s ‘henchmen’ of spreading lies in National Enquirer

Government

9 Hilarious Venn Diagrams That Perfectly Troll The 2016 Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election has been going on for what seems like an eternity at this point, and with so many players, it can be hard to get a …