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How to enhance your Windows desktop

You wimp! Readers as old as our executive editor, Alan, will know that Windows Icons Menus and Mouse Pointer (WIMP) is the ancient acronym that …

Windows 10

The 10 Best Emmys Beauty Moments of All Time, From Jennifer Aniston to Halle Berry

Tonight is the 70th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, and from the leading ladies of <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> to the presenters, which include Issa Rae, Claire Foy, and <i>Crazy Rich Asian</i>’s Constance Wu, the red carpet is sure to be teeming with beauty inspiration. After all, the award show has a long …

Jennifer Aniston

Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

Burt Reynolds, the star of Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, has died aged 82. His manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the news on Thursday that Reynolds had died that morning at Jupiter medical center in Florida. The star had undergone a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010 but had …

Burt Reynolds

Hear the Original, Never-Heard Demo of John Lennon’s “Imagine”

Imagining a “brotherhood of man” sounds Pollyannaish and painfully naïve when even an “uneasy truce of man” seems hardly possible. But when John …

Music

Manu Forever: Reflecting on the Retirement of a Legend

There will be a longer, more thorough piece on Manu Ginobili here in the future. But for right now, on the day he’s announced his retirement from the …

Basketball

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay: Character Customization, Class Progression Details

Cyberpunk 2077 again has captured a great deal of attention. Following its E3 unveiling, the private gameplay demo that impressed those fortunate enough to see it at E3 and Gamescom has finally been released to the public. It should give you a good idea of what to expect from the game. And now that …

Cyberpunk 2077

The old gods take form in The Fall of Gondolin, perhaps the final Tolkien tale

J.R.R. Tolkien gifted us many sage words in his long and prolific writing life, but many of them would have never seen the light of day were it not …

Literature

Why the Cyberpunk 2077 developers were hesitant to show gameplay

“This is probably not the same game you’ll see on your screen when we launch”<p>The gameplay demo for <i>Cyberpunk 2077</i> shown to the press at E3 2018 was finally unveiled to the public. Today’s Twitch stream and the 4K YouTube video that followed are pulling all of the oxygen out of the room as fans, …

CD Projekt

Is Literature Dead?

One evening not long ago, my fifteen-year-old son, Noah, told me that literature was dead. We were at the dinner table, discussing <i>The Great Gatsby</i>, which he was reading for a ninth-grade humanities class. Part of the class structure involved annotation, which Noah detested; it kept pulling him out …

Literature

Emily Ratajkowski Isn't Afraid of a Little Nip Slip

Is there such a thing as an intentional wardrobe malfunction?!<p><b>Emily Ratajkowski</b> is ready to free the nipple...sort of. In a sensational new Instagram …

How a Young ‘Rolling Stone’ Writer Sparred With Dennis Hopper — And Won

<i>Long before Robin Green was an Emmy-winning writer and producer for</i> The Sopranos<i>, she was a young post-grad living in Berkeley, California. In 1971,</i> …

15 Sci-Fi Books With Badass Female Protagonists

If you're searching for sci-fi books with badass female protagonists, look no further. I've got 15 fantastic books and series you can pick up today …

Science Fiction

Novelist John Le Carré Reflects On His Own 'Legacy' Of Spying

Le Carré worked for MI5 and MI6 early in his career. "I felt I had to suppress my humanity," he said of those years. His novel <i>A Legacy of Spies</i> came out in 2017. <i>Originally broadcast Sept. 5, 2017.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth …

Books

Lisa-Marie Jaftha 2017: Anguilla | Body Paint

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All 38 notable Jason Statham movies, ranked from worst to best by critics

With actor Jason Statham's new giant-shark movie, "The Meg," in theaters this weekend, we've looked back at the action star's filmography to see which of his movies are the best — and worst.<p>Turns out, he's been in a lot of bad movies, at least according to critics. But he's also one of Hollywood's …

What We Learned from Three Great ‘Mission: Impossible’ Audio Commentaries

What all goes into making a <b>Mission: Impossible</b> movie? According to the star and arguably the mastermind behind the film franchise, “fun.” If there’s …

How Many Jennifer Aniston Movies Have You Actually Seen?

Get ready to update your watch lists with some classics!

What Men and Women Consider Hardcore Gaming Are Not The Same

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

BioWare Hears Mass Effect And Dragon Age Requests; Teams Working On Secret Projects

BioWare general manager Casey Hudson has teased secret projects that his company is working on. In a blog post, Hudson thanked the overwhelming support that fans have shown Anthem and shared that the team would be at PAX West to offer further details on the game. He also hinted that plans are in …

What Movie Has the Most Peak Performances?

<i>In sports, there’s something known as a window, a fleeting period of time when everything clicks for a team—the right coach is in place, perhaps the</i> …

Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Siamese Dream’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Smashing Pumpkins should have been in high spirits heading into the making of their second LP. But according to Billy Corgan, the lead-up to <i>Siamese</i> …

Which Video Game Universe Is the Biggest?

There’s a lot of thinking that goes into modern video games, and one thing that must be taken under especially heavy consideration is where the game …

Microsoft teases ‘all-new Xbox hardware’ announcement for next month

Microsoft is planning to attend Gamescom in Germany next month, and the company has new hardware to announce. The software maker is planning to hold a live stream for new features, news, and most importantly “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” on August 21st. Microsoft doesn’t offer up any …

The day LeBron became a Laker: Behind-the-scenes stories

LOS ANGELES -- She woke up at 4 a.m. on July 1 with nothing to do but wait for the sun to rise. With as much as Jeanie Buss and the Los Angeles …

“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the “eigenvector of a matrix,” humongous wealth, and extraordinary power.<p>In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, <b>Larry Page</b> and <b>Sergey Brin</b> watched from …

Former Visceral creative director reveals plans for Dead Space 4

New information has emerged detailing Visceral Games’ aborted plans for what would have been Dead Space 4.<p>Speaking to Eurogamer, former Dead Space …

Visceral

Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman: William Burroughs Interviews David Bowie

William Seward Burroughs is not a talkative man. Once at a dinner he gazed down into a pair of stereo microphones trained to pick up his every munch …

The Library of Alexandria Is Long-Gone – And All Around Us

In 48 B.C., Julius Caesar was engaged in a fierce battle for power against his arch rival Pompey.<p>By this time, the Romans largely controlled Egypt, …

Ancient History

Swimsuit 2018: Kate Bock Uncovered

Kate Bock's shoot is at risk due to weather. Watch how the crew decided to save it and get stunning shots. Relive all of your favorite SI Swimsuit …

Camille Kostek 2018: Belize