Eric Vincent

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Chris Pratt uncorks some truth in a Hollywood culture of lies

There aren’t many Hollywood actors who are willing to speak publicly in favor of Christianity. In fact, you could probably count them on the one hand.<p>But on Monday night, as actor Chris Pratt accepted MTV’s Generation Award, he thanked his family and then offered some words of Christian wisdom to …

The Best Songs For People Who Love Face-Melting Guitar Solos

Guitar solos can really go either way. If placed or executed poorly, they can kill the emotion and momentum of a song. This is especially true of long, boring solos, devoid of any kind of intention, forethought or passion. On the other hand, a well-done guitar solo can make for the perfect …

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

The Most Surprising Reveal In ‘The Last Jedi’ Is ‘Still Open’ In ‘Star Wars Episode IX’

One of the biggest questions lingering from <i>The Force Awakens</i> was, “Who are Rey’s parents?” Was she a Skywalker, because everyone in <i>Star Wars</i> is somehow connected to that darn family, or a Kenobi? It turns out, as Kylo Ren explained in a powerful moment during <i>The Last Jedi</i>, Rey’s mom and dad are… …

Ridley Scott Disses Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars' Director Approach: 'Stupid'

Scott says indie directors shouldn’t be handed keys to billion-dollar franchises<p>Since Lucasfilm started making “Star Wars” films again, the …

All 36 notable characters in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' ranked from worst to best

The director Rian Johnson doesn't just push the storyline of Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren forward in unique ways — with help from legends from the original trilogy like Luke Skywalker and General Leia — but also gives us a bunch of newbies to love (or hate).<p><b>Here we look back on 36 characters from</b> …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The best Game of Thrones fan theories on how the epic show should end

<b>With no Game of Thrones in 2018, these are the 10 of best fan theories on how it might end. Warning: May contain spoilers.</b><p>"When you play the Game of …

NFL player who lives on $60,000 a year says this book changed his mindset about money

An alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and …

22 Things You Never Knew About 'Blade Runner'

Given how vastly influential "Blade Runner" has been over the 35 years since its release (on June 25, 1982), it's hard to remember that the movie wasn't a hit. Neither critics nor audiences were certain what to make of Ridley Scott's visionary adaptation of a mind-bending Philip K. Dick novel; nor …

7 Burning Questions About Whiskey, Answered

Fire water, water of life, juice—whatever you call it, whiskey (also spelled “whisky”) is having a moment. But with so many different whiskeys …

Whiskey

Honor and Effort: What President Obama Achieved in Eight Years

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> “Barack Obama: Eight Years,” <i>a definitive, one-of-kind 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition.</i> <i>Available at retailers</i> …

'Rogue One' Is Actually a World War II Movie

In spirt and in tactics, Rogue One has as much in common with The Dirty Dozen as with the other films of the Star Wars canon.<p><i>Star Wars</i> was not born in a vacuum. Samurai flicks, sci-fi classics like <i>Dune</i>, adventure serials, and war movies inspired George Lucas's conception of a galaxy far, far away. …

Exploring The References, Callbacks, And Homages To The ‘Star Wars’ Universe In ‘Rogue One’

After last year’s <i>The Force Awakens</i> continued the ongoing story of the Skywalker family and their role shaping a far away galaxy, this year’s entry, <i>Rogue One,</i> is the first of many standalone films planned for the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise since Disney’s purchased it back in 2012. (Read our takes here and …

This Korean man's instructional video on U.S. v UK accents is glorious

American English and British English may be similar in many ways, but when it comes to pronunciation there are a whole bunch of subtle …

A Princeton historian on how textbooks of the future will explain the madness of the 2016 US election

The 2016 US election was a transformative moment in US history. There is much uncertainty about what president-elect Donald Trump’s term will bring. But future history books are likely to argue that his victory reflects several key developments in American politics.<p>First, the election of Donald …

Political Science

6 Scientific Reasons Facebook Turns Everybody Into A Jerk

The internet had such promise. The World Wide Web was going to help us share information, learn about people from different places, and have access …

Two-Thirds of U.S. Would Struggle to Cover $1,000 Crisis: Poll

Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to a poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans' financial conditions remains precarious as ever.<p>These financial difficulties span …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

Harriet Gibsone, Stuart Heritage, Gwilym Mumford, Louis Pattison, Jack Seale, Bella Todd & Hannah Verdier

Five of the best apps for listening to podcasts

Keeping up with Serial? Your next spoken-word fix could come from Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro, Spotify or Deezer<p>Serial didn’t singlehandedly revive the podcast as a media format – the efforts of radio broadcasters and many independent producers have grown and sustained audiences in the years …

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Emo Kylo Ren: Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Polarizing Villain

Some ‘Star Wars’ fans have taken issue with J.J. Abrams’ new, emotional villain. But in Kylo Ren’s case, pure evil isn’t the point. [Warning: …

Kate Winslet says children being harmed by social media

Co-star of new Steve Jobs film says she is worried by the addictive qualities of devices Apple has created<p>Parents are “losing control” of their children to social media, award-winning British actor Kate Winslet has said, adding the she has banned her own from using such sites over fears their …

Social Media

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Hip-Hop Songs of the 1990s

10<p>2Pac, “Hit ‘Em Up”<p>Drake and Meek Mill can keep trying, but hip-hop's greatest diss song has already been made: 2Pac's "Hit 'Em Up." The West Coast …

Adam Sandler is finished: Why “Pixels” may be his last gasp of crude misogyny

The comedian’s latest follows *another* abusive schlub with a hot, compliant wife. America has finally seen enough<p>Nico Lang<p>July 29, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>Adam Sandler hates a lot of things—adulthood, aliens, and most of humanity. But his movies have an …

Adam Sandler

The Summer of the #Squad

The history and context behind social media’s new favorite hashtag<p>Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart—actors who have taken, with glee, to the Internet and the culture that thrives on it—recently covered two tracks from Taylor Swift’s <i>1989</i>. McKellen spoke the lyrics to “Bad Blood”; Stewart, during a …

Social Media

Is Donald Trump's Campaign 'News' or 'Entertainment'?

The Huffington Post announces that it will put news of his candidacy alongside its coverage of the Kardashians.<p>Here are some facts.<p>Donald Trump has alleged that many Mexican immigrants are rapists.<p>Donald Trump has pledged that he “will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” and that he …

Donald Trump

Would Banning Headers In Soccer Solve The Concussion Problem?

Heading the ball in soccer has been accused of causing most concussions. But the hazard may be more due to rough play than to one particular technique, researchers say.<p>The risks involved in heading — when a player uses their head to keep the ball in play — are not new. But Dawn Comstock, an injury …