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Jon Stewart totally nails the problem with Samantha Bee outrage

Ever since TBS aired an episode of <i>Full Frontal</i> in which Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a "feckless cunt," celebrities and politicians have weighed …

LeBron James said this is the best rookie class since 2003. We ranked them.

Every NBA draft class since 2003, ranked.<p>LeBron James was fresh off his annihilation of the Toronto Raptors when he took a moment to acknowledge the future of the league. According to James, this year’s rookie class is the best since his rookie year of 2003:<p>The 2003 draft is the gold standard for a …

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

11 Top F2P Fantasy MMORPGs

The word ‘free’ has been thrown around an awful lot lately when it comes to MMORPG’s, and as we all know, free doesn’t always mean free. We know what …

MMOGs

Artificial Intelligence: Gods, egos and Ex Machina

Even with its flaws, last year’s <i>Ex Machina</i> perfectly captured the curious relationship between artificial intelligence, God and ego. A tiny change in its closing moments would have given it an intriguing new dimension.<p>It’s taken me a year and a several viewings to collect my thoughts about <i>Ex …

12 comics and books that could be coming to the screen soon

But just because a book gets optioned doesn't mean a film will ever see the light of day. Trade publications tend to cover rights news as though the film version is just a month or two away: "Paramount is making a movie out of X!" headlines usually just mean one producer has put down some money to …

Disturbing new college football stats shine light on race and rape

We're at the height of the college football bowl season, which offers glory for teams, an entertainment bonanza for fans and a massive financial …

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

Science Fiction

8 Surprise Starters Who Have Caught on This Season

NBA prognosticators have a wealth of available tools to help make educated guesses about what's coming next.<p>But anyone who follows the sport understands that the basketball gods have a thing for unpredictability. Not every narrative has a logical rhyme or reason behind it.<p>Take the upcoming eight …

How to be human: am I in love with my friend?

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at</i> <b>askleah@theverge.com</b> <i>and</i></i> …

Ranking the Top 25 Players in the NBA Right Now

The NBA's Eastern Conference is no longer the Leastern Conference.<p>Though the West may still boast overall supremacy, thanks to the unabashed dominance of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, the gap between the two halves of the Association is narrowing. That's true for the teams, and …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Mental Health

The Confusing World of Object-Oriented Programming, Explained as an RPG

Object-oriented programming (or OOP) is an abstract concept, often hard to grasp when you’re new to programming. The “Invent with Python” blog offers …

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many of these do you get wrong?<p>Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used …

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8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Creative Writing

Some of the Greatest Writers of Dialogue (And What We Can Learn From Them)

It’s a sad fact that, in fiction, characters occasionally have to speak. That speech can be stilted, boring, and utilitarian, or it can be something …

Books

20 Essential Tracks From The Golden Age Of ’90s Hip Hop

The 90s were without a doubt, the golden age of rap. NME’s bringing you a killer playlist of the 20 finest hip-hop tracks of the 1990s.<p><b>Nas, ‘The</b> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 1980s were the NBA's best decade

With Magic, Bird and Michael Jordan, the best basketball the NBA ever produced was played during the 1980s.<p>What you like when you were growing up will survive in your memory long after everyone else has exposed its flaws and written its obituary. That's why I will always unironically defend '80s …

The Magnificent Constructions of King Nebuchadnezzar II

Neo-Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II remains known as the leader of one of the most powerful ancient empires to have preceded that of the Athenians …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

The 100 Best Video Games of All Time

100. The Oregon Trail<p><b>Released:</b> 1971<b><br>Platform:</b> Multiple Systems<p>It’s only fitting that our road to #1 begins on The Oregon Trail. The original release …

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens …

Retired CIA operative becomes breakout spy novelist

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jason Matthews retired after more than three decades as a CIA operative, writing fiction proved a form of therapy.<p>Living in …

Red Sparrow

Meet Rebecca Dinerstein: the latest US literary sensation

At 21, native New Yorker Rebecca Dinerstein took off for the Arctic to seek inspiration. Now 27, her debut novel sparked a bidding war - and praise from Jonathan Safran Foer<p>"Some people are interested in riding motorcycles in South America and some people are interested in sheep and fog – I’m one …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

Bill Gates

10 Innovative Writers Who Are Shaking Up The Book World

It’s common for a writer to be hailed as revolutionary by a contemporary, a publisher, a reviewer or a peer -- so common, in fact, that it’s tough to distinguish new gems from old tropes. And while “new” shouldn’t be the standard when judging whether a book is valuable or exciting, it’s worth …

Books

Allow a Hilarious, Drunken Chris Pratt to Offer You Some Completely Useless Acting Tips

Well, we totally called it: now that Chris Pratt is gearing up to promote his upcoming film <i>Jurassic World</i>, he’s doing bunch of weird and charming …

NBA Lottery Results 2015: Latest Mock Drafts from Around the Web

The 2015 NBA lottery results are in and the Minnesota Timberwolves are officially on the clock. With the NBA draft order now intact, mock drafts from across the web are beginning to flow in as we try to figure out how to the first round will play out.<p>Last night, the Timberwolves hit the lottery and …

The top 30 NBA draft prospects, ranked

As the NBA Draft combine begins, here's our list of the top 30 prospects.<p>The NBA Draft Combine is this week, giving teams a chance to see how the prospects measure out and what they're like as people. The 2015 draft class has many potential all-star prospects in the lottery and is littered with …