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Listen: Adam Savage interviews Chris Hardwick

<i>The SYFY25: Origin Stories Podcast, hosted by Adam Savage (editor-in-chief, tested.com, and former co-host of</i> Mythbusters<i>), is a nostalgic</i> …

The top ten best reviewed fiction and non fiction titles from the first half of the year: The Best Reviewed Books of 2017 (So Far)

With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we’d take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since …

Internet Freaks Over 19th-Century Books Featuring Boy Named ‘Baron Trump’

And his mentor is a man named "Don."<p>The internet tends to trump things up, but even this boggles the mind: A series of books from the late 1800s depicts a character named Baron Trump.<p>Oh, and the boy is aided in his quest by a man named Don.<p>Reddit users have been discussing the books, along with a …

Books

CBS reaches deal to bring The CW, Showtime, & more to DirecTV Now

When DirecTV announced its streaming TV platform DirecTV Now last year, one notable network holdout was CBS. Today, however, AT&T has announced that CBS and its various other properties will be available on DirecTV Now sometime in the near future…<p>The partnership will see CBS bring its programming …

Televisions

Why Do Trump's Supporters Allow Him to Insult Their Intelligence?

Instead of complaining about actual flaws in media coverage, the president airs a fabricated grievance.<p>President Trump regularly pushes incorrect information to the millions of people who follow him on Twitter. At times, his untruths are extremely easy to disapprove, as if Trump regards his …

Netflix signs Russell Howard for original stand up special

Russell Howard is making an all-new stand up special for Netflix.<p>The as yet untitled special will be recorded over two nights at the Brighton Dome on …

Chris Hardwick's '@midnight' Bids Farewell in Star-Studded Finale

The late-night comedy game show ended its four-year, 600-episode run on Friday night.<p>After four years and 600 episodes on Comedy Central, <i>@midnight</i> …

Fake Barack Obama Reads Real Donald Trump Quotes To Expose GOP Hypocrisy

"Sorry losers and haters, but my IQ is one of the highest, and you all know it."<p>A Barack Obama impersonator helped Bill Maher to make a point about the GOP and its backing of President Donald Trump on Friday’s “Real Time.”<p>Maher brought on comedian Reggie Brown to help Republicans “test their theory …

Donald Trump

100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

We may or may not be living in a dystopian age, but we are certainly living in an age of dystopias. At every turn in a bookstore aisle, you’re …

This Baby And Giant Dog’s Friendship Proves All You Need In Life Is A Dog Twice Your Size

They're so cute OMG.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

MAME

25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

The Anti-Waiter Sentiment That Made Automat Restaurants Go Mainstream

The “waiterless” restaurants that weren’t.<p>People in the late 1800s really did not like waiters. Though waiters were still a novelty—they sprung up …

Asking the Tough Questions With an 18th-Century Debate Society

Is polygamy justifiable? Is it lawful to eat swine’s flesh?<p>In November 1788, a group of fine young men founded one of New York’s original social …

Medieval Crime Museum

Horrifically creative torture devices and shame punishments line the walls of this chilling museum.<p>In medieval Europe, sharing a juicy piece of …

50 Photos That Will Validate Your Decades-Long Crush on Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum is just one of those celebrities who gets better with age. Just when you thought he'd never look hotter than he did back in the '80s, he goes and shows back up on your screen with salt and pepper hair and those adorably cool round-frame glasses. If we're being honest, Jeff is …

21 Best Nerdy Backpacks: Star Wars, Wonder Woman, & More 2017

It’s that time of year again. Summer camps are coming to an end, you’re getting school supply lists in the mail, and everyone from Starbucks to …

29 Products To Make Your House Feel Like Your Dream Home

"Hey now, hey now / this is what dreams are made of!" —Lizzie McGuire, singing about your house.

These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything

From saffron to heirloom corn tortillas and really, really good grits—we've got just the place.<p>Once upon a time in a pre-kale era, before we were mixing miso into our pastas and topping our toast with kimchi, iceberg was the standard lettuce and fresh ginger was nowhere to be seen (or so says my …

Veterans

New Paper Depicts NASA’s Plan For A Lunar Station

The race to colonize our solar system and beyond is in full swing. There’s already an agreement between China and the European Space Agency (ESA) to …

Kamala Harris, Jeff Sessions, and the Weaponized Persecution Complex

"It is a strategy that allows men like Sessions, O’Reilly, and Trump to hide in plain sight."<p><i>Thigh-High Politics is an op-ed column by Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca that breaks down the news, provides resources for the resistance, and just generally refuses to accept toxic nonsense.</i><p>The new American …

Reading Harry Potter Actually Makes You A Better Person

Science says so.<p>The “Harry Potter” <i></i>series left a spellbinding mark on pop culture since the first book, <i>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone</i>, hit the shelves 20 years ago. But that isn’t the only area where the stories left a legacy: “Harry Potter” can have an effect on who you are as person.<p>There’s …

Books

S.N.L.: Why Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer Outtakes Are More Enjoyable Than the Real Thing

A rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of this week’s viral sketch.<p>This Sunday was the perfect storm of current events and <i>Saturday Night Live</i> talent. <b>Melissa McCarthy</b>—who has been snagging headlines all year with her bullish <b>Sean Spicer</b> impression—just <i>happened</i> to be hosting the same week that</b> …

Comedy

World's Smallest Satellite Created for NASA by 18-Year-Old Indian Teen

18-year-old Indian student Rifath Sharook's invention weighs just over two OUNCES.<p>Although the space shuttle program may have been temporarily halted in the United States, NASA is still alive and well — and now, thanks to 18-year-old Rifath Sharook of India, are launching their smallest-ever …

Colbert’s Giddy Response to Trump’s Failed Attempt at a Burn: “I Won”

On Thursday night, the Late Show host delivered one of his most scathing rants yet.<p>The schoolyard insult-slinging between <b>Stephen Colbert</b> and <b>Donald Trump</b> continues. The president recently caught wind of the particularly harsh rant Colbert went on last week—the one that got Trump supporters so riled …

Donald Trump

Terrifying AI learns to mimic your voice in under 60 seconds

When it comes to personal privacy and overall security, we often think of passwords, fingerprints, and even our own faces as being the keys that …

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where …

NASA just got its closest look at Saturn yet — here's what it saw

On April 26, NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft closer to Saturn than ever before. In fact, it's the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Saturn — just 1,900 miles from the beautiful planet's cloud tops.<p>Even more exciting, Cassini has already transmitted images of what it saw from its deepest dive …

Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour

<b>A statue of Ivan the Terrible has disappeared from a Russian city within an hour of it being installed on its pedestal.</b><p>The statue to the tsar was lowered onto its plinth by the banks of the river in Alexandrov for an inauguration ceremony initially scheduled for Saturday (29 April). However, …

City Politics

The Funniest Jokes from Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner

She brought the thunder.<p>It's been a very strange night in politics. The final Saturday night in April is typically reserved for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, a gala for journalists covering the executive branch that is often dubbed "nerd prom." The event was still held tonight, but not a …