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Blade Strangers Preview -- A Fast-Paced 2D Anime Fighter for All

I’m no stranger to 2D anime-style fighting games: the genre makes up some of my favorite games. However, one thing is for certain and it’s that they …

Anime

P.C. Culture Vs. The Big Joke

<b>1. The Problem</b><p>I want to talk about P.C. culture precisely because we have a really hard time talking about P.C. culture. Hell, I feel like we've been …

Feminism

social media is making us shallow, says science

New studies link social media usage to the “shallowing hypothesis.” It sounds pretty accurate, but it’s not the whole story.<p>Last Friday, <i>The Independent</i> published a piece regarding two recent psychological studies evaluating the "shallowing hypothesis," or the theory that the development of …

The godmother of manga sex in Japan

<b>A recent UN report weighed into a debate that provokes intense controversy in Japan, by including manga in a list of content with violent pornography. The BBC's Yuko Kato went to meet one of Japan's leading female manga artists, Keiko Takemiya, seen as the woman who opened the floodgates to</b> …

On Terrible Writing Advice From Famous Writers

<i>“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”<br>–Will Rogers</i><p>If you’re a writer who pays any amount of attention to the Internet (and how can you not be?), then …

Creative Writing

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $20 million a year. If …

Creative Writing

Are Transsexuals Transgender?

If I am a lousy feminist for admitting that men first made me feel female, I would be even more remiss as a humanist in trying to convince you otherwise.<p>Where I will claim feminism, so be it at the risk of ostracism, is in challenging the taboo on talking about sex change surgery. I prefer the term …

The Latest: Cruz makes a small dent in Trump's delegate lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with voters in five states getting their say Saturday in nominating contests (all …

Our 10 Graphic Novels of the Year

When this came out back in July I was mostly taken by its seaside setting and the scratchy malevolence of Hughes’ line drawings. But this strange, …

A Disturbing Conversation Between a Jehovah’s Witness Mother and Her Atheist Son

December 24, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>A former Jehovah’s Witness recorded a conversation between his 17-year-old younger brother, who is now an atheist …

Religion

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Australia's former prime minister explains how he helped solve mass shootings in his country

On April 29, 1996, 35 people were killed and 23 wounded when a 28-year-old Australian man opened fire in Port Arthur, Australia.<p>Twelve days later, the Australian government, under then-Prime Minister John Howard, proposed a sweeping set of gun laws known as the National Firearms Agreement.<p>It banned …

New Funding to Combat Rape Kit Backlog Just a Stepping Stone, Not a Solution

After it was over, she wanted a shower. She wanted to wash the filth and the horror away, wanted to erase what had just been done to her. The only thing she wanted more than the shower? Justice.<p>So instead of huddling in the shower, scalding water washing away the evidence that could bring her …

One Of Japan's Biggest Visual Novels Is Coming To The West

<i>Muv-Luv</i> is one of the most popular visual novels in the history of the genre. It’s appeared on everything from PC to Xbox 360 over its 13-year …

Anime

Golden Darkness and Mea Kurosaki Prepare to Take a Soak

A new poster visual of the anime adaptation of Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki’s second season of the <i>To LOVE-Ru Darkness</i> anime, <i>To LOVE-Ru Darkness …

Manga

Everything You Need to Know About the New ‘Star Wars’ Canon

Chuck Wendig’s <i>Star Wars: Aftermath</i> isn’t just a new <i>Star Wars</i> novel. Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto’s <i>Star Wars: Shattered Empire</i> isn’t just a new <i>Star</i> …

Star Wars

McDonald's just launched a burger unlike anything we've seen

The new chicken burger is made from a blend of white and dark ground chicken seasoned with spices like garlic and onion powder, the company said Tuesday.<p>It can be ordered in two varieties: "classic," with red onions and ranch sauce; and "tangy," with grilled onions and a tangy "signature sauce."<p>The …

Miracle Japanese Drink Burns Fat 3 Times Faster and Completely Heals Your Body

This fantastic recipe will help you lose belly fat more faster than anything before. At the same time it will completely heal your body and establish …

DC Comics: The "D" stands for Directionless

<i>Anghus Houvouras on a lack of direction at DC Comics…</i><p>Four years ago when DC Comics announced their ‘New 52 lineup’, the company seemed to be on the …

DC Comics

Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson

‘Each of us constructs and lives a “narrative”,’ wrote the British neurologist Oliver Sacks, ‘this narrative <i>is</i> us’. Likewise the American cognitive …

This Anime Girl Is The Cutest Way The Internet Is Fighting ISIS

ISIS-chan is here to tell you that knives are for cutting melons, not violence.

Here's a simple psychological trick to get people to do you a favor

What if they feel like you're bothering them? Or using them? What if they say no, or worse, don't even bother responding?<p>But according to psychologist Robert Cialdini, the author of "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion," there's an easy way to get someone to give you what you need: Do something …

Press Start: Printable Pip-Boys, P.T.'s progeny, and Ouya's rescue

News took a siesta as summer entered the dog days' early afternoon. Sure, Razer swung in to save Ouya from itself, but much of the week in video gaming saw the usual parade of delays, announcements and straight-up marketing. Here is our recap of the past seven days in news, perspective and original …

3D Printing

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

Batman v Superman, Man of Steel fan edit shows why Batman hates Superman

We're already seen a great fan-made gif that shows just how closely <i>Batman v Superman</i> is sticking to <i>Man of Steel</i>; the films overlap in ways that should give extra meaning and context to Zack Snyder's original Superman film.<p>Take another look:<p>A longer fan edit takes that scene from <i>Man of Steel</i> and …

Man of Steel

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

The clean otaku only needs one thing to remove grime from an anime keychain, and it’s not soap

If you’re an <b>anime</b> fan with a treasure trove of merchandise from your favorite shows, you probably take certain precautions to <b>keep your collection</b> …

Female photographers!

Do you like taking photos? Lately there's been more and more people taking photographs form their smartphones. Today's ...