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Disney May Buy Fox, Which Could Change Everything About the Marvel Cinematic Universe [UPDATED]

CNBC is reporting that Disney is in talks to buy 21st Century Fox, an entertainment arm within the larger Fox company that is reportedly looking to …

In Batman: White Knight, the Joker's Plan to Save Gotham Begins With a Modest Proposal to Harley

Though <i>Batman: White Knight</i> is technically an Elseworlds story about a rehabilitated Joker seeking to convince Gotham that Batman is the true source …

Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s a brief guide to his bleak, beautiful world.

From Never Let Me Go to The Unconsoled.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born English novelist who writes lovely, lyrical books about trauma, repression, and survival.<p>Ishiguro’s novels range from the polished and conventional to the sprawling and incoherent, so …

Literature

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

16 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this October

Demons, space pirates, and more to add to your to-read pile<p>It seems like yesterday that I put together the September book list. Where did the month go?<p>I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction and specifically non-genre books recently. My background is in military history, so when I first saw Josh …

The curious case of the alien in the photo – and a mystery that took years to solve

In the spring of 2012, Chicago videographer Adam Dew received a mysterious phone call from his former business partner Joseph Beason. “I have something to show you,” Beason said with urgency in his voice.<p>Later that day, Beason showed Dew a series of slides. The slides had been found 14 years …

High School Football

22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

Fifty Shades versus the book she told you not to worry about.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

DC’s final nightmare Batman, a Batman-Joker hybrid, is truly terrifying

What worse, him or his Robins?<p>Dark Nights: Metal is DC’s big summer crossover event, helmed by writer Scott Snyder and promising everything from shocking reveals of the deep history of the DC Universe to vast and unknowable, dark parallel Earths to seven evil versions of Batman inspired by the …

'Look at those fonts!' X-rated film posters of the 60s and 70s – in pictures

They were an explosion of graphic design, cheating audiences with promises of raunchy scenes that never materialised. Collector Tony Nourmand reveals the real sordid truth about X-rated movie posters

Film Posters

25 Sweet, Sexy, and Captivating Books You're Going to Want to Read This Fall

Can you hear that? The first rustling of the leaves? That first whiff of pumpkin? That first cool breeze? Fall is almost here, and I'm ready to tell you what to read after you take that first hay ride through the pumpkin patch. So grab a pumpkin spice latte and get ready: I've got the 25 best new …

Gillian Anderson Ruled ‘American Gods’: How the Many Faces of Media Were Chosen

Neil Gaiman and the showrunners behind the Starz drama offer insight into having the modern legend portray Lucy, Marilyn, Bowie and more.<p>The first …

10 Hardcore Facts About HBO's Oz

When HBO was looking to expand its programming to include hour-long dramas in the late 1990s, the network was intrigued by writer/producer Tom …

TV

100 Must-Read SFF Short Story Collections

While classic authors like Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells wrote some of the earliest SFF fiction, the popularity of SFF as a genre started …

LeVar Burton Reading a Neil Gaiman Short Story is Even Better Than ‘American Gods’ — Listen

The actor and former "Reading Rainbow" host brings a lighter touch to the legendary sci-fi/fantasy writer on "LeVar Burton Reads."<p>As the host of the …

Stunning Time-Lapse Featuring the Most Extreme Weather Phenomena of the American Midwest

Mike Olbinski, an award-winning photographer, did it again. Here is his latest production, a stunning time-lapse showing some of the most powerful …

Time-lapse Photography

Teenage hackers sent to rehab to put their skills to good use in fight against cyber crime

Teenage hackers will be sent to cyber crime rehab camps to transform them into security experts under a new National Crime Agency scheme.<p>The law enforcement agency will enrol teenagers who have been found committing cyber offences onto a programme designed to stop them from entering serious …

Gregg Allman's Posthumous 'My Only True Friend' Ain't Just Another Road Song

From a casual distance, Gregg Allman's "My Only True Friend" might register as just another road song, the latest in a long line of slightly wistful, decidedly restless odes to the nomadic life.<p>That's Allman's turf: His shadowy "Midnight Rider," from his first solo album, 1973's <i>Laid Back</i>, gave us …

7 of the Best One-Shot Action Sequences, From ‘Oldboy’ to ‘The Revenant’

Charlize Theron's "Atomic Blonde" will soon join the all-star pantheon of great one-take action sequences. Here's her competition.<p>Most single-shot …

Martial Arts

The films of Christopher Nolan, explained

What marks a Nolan movie? Attention to time, memory, and every part of the cinematic experience.<p>Reviews of Christopher Nolan’s <i>Dunkirk</i> (including mine) are calling the movie the director’s best work so far — the Village Voice’s Bilge Ebiri says it is the “movie Christopher Nolan was born to …

Comic Books

Watch 300 Jedi Absolutely Slaughter 60,000 Medieval Soldiers

Thanks to all those <i>Star Wars</i> movies we know the Jedi can barely survive an attack from just a pair of evil Sith lords. But pit a small battalion of …

Medieval

The Best War Movies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

"Dunkirk" is excellent, but war movies have a long and complex legacy. Our panel of critics rifles through the past to pick the genre's best.<p><i>Every</i> …

New analysis shows North Korea's ICBM is basically useless

North Korea shocked the world by launching an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4. But according to an analysis by Breaking Defense, it's basically useless.<p>While the missile demonstrated sufficient range to be considered an ICBM, Ralph Savelsberg and James Kiessling, the authors of the …

The worst tourist traps in California — and where to go instead

From San Francisco down to San Diego, California has no shortage of tourist destinations.<p>And while you can't avoid all the crowds, there are some alternatives to well-known tourist traps that will change your trip for the better.<p>Quora users help us identify some of he worst tourist traps in the …

The abandoned island you can visit just one day a year

Abandoned in the 19th Century after a plague epidemic, the isle of Eynhallow remains a time capsule in Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands.<p>At 19:30, the ferry left Tingwall Jetty with little indication it was sailing to a place where time stopped long ago. Ahead, on the cusp of the horizon, a …

Scotland

Must-see photos of hydrangeas blooming in Japan

<b>Japan is home to some of the most incredible displays of hydrangeas.</b><p>Instagram is awash with stunning photos of hydrangea gardens and one such area of …

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

BAOLING VILLAGE, China — One day last November, Yang Mingzhen received a tip: Construction workers digging on his family’s land had discovered an ancient tomb.<p>That night, Mr. Yang and his father and uncle sneaked down to the tomb, in a barren dirt field just outside the entrance of Baoling Village, …

Christmas Tree Lighting: Pictures

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

The Stacks: How America Fell for the Private Eye

Ross Macdonald wrote his share of classic American detective stories. Here he takes a busman’s holiday and explores the origins of Sam Spade, Philip …

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Books