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Former President George H.W. Bush is alert and talking, but remains in intensive care

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former President George H.W. Bush is awake, alert and talking after he was admitted to intensive care earlier this week, a family spokesman said Tuesday.<p>Bush, 93, was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, family …

Intensive Care

The Latest: Weinstein spokeswoman wants #MeToo recognition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):<p>6:40 p.m.<p>A spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein says she hopes that the activist who founded the #MeToo movement gets as much recognition as the journalists who won Pulitzers for revealing sexual harassment and assault allegations …

Columbia University

6 Horrifying Realities About ‘The Marvel Cinematic Universe’

Life is meaningless, death is constant, and there's nothing you can do about it.<p>It’s safe to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most …

Marvel Universe

All the Marvel Cinematic Universe details you need to remember before seeing 'Avengers: Infinity War'

After 10 years and 18 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the most financially successful franchise in film history.<p>But that also means there has been a lot to keep track of before "Avengers: Infinity War," one of the most ambitious crossover events, comes to theaters later this …

George R.R. Martin announces Nightflyers will have a 10-episode first season

George R.R. Martin was a well-loved author even before <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i>, a.k.a. <i>Game of Thrones</i>, with award-winning stories like Sandkings and</i> …

Even HBO Is Confused About Viserion's Stupid Dragon Breath

<i>Game of Thrones</i> is a show that was built on fan theories and Reddit forums. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of mysteries left to solve, although a new one …

21 Hilarious Posts About Jon And Dany On This Week's "Game Of Thrones"

Cave jokes are coming.<p>* Jon and Dany's first meeting had so many layers and it was amazing<p>* People made a lot of jokes about Jon and Dany's first meeting<p>* The interesting details in this episode you might have missed

Game of Thrones: The Tiny Detail That Makes the Arya/Brienne Duel Even More Impressive

Maisie Williams brings another level of technical mastery to the crowd-pleasing fight.<p>By now, if you’re a <i>Game of Thrones</i> fan, you’ve not doubt watched Arya Stark and Brienne of Tarth parry and thrust in the snowy Winterfell courtyard. In an action-packed episode that featured fire-breathing …

Emilia Clarke And Kit Harington Were Totally Weirded Out By Their First Game of Thrones Scene

Now that Dany and Jon Snow have met at Dragonstone and delivered the meeting fans have been dying to see for multiple seasons, <i>Game of Thrones</i> stars …

TV Series

Half-Life let’s play shows the games’ invisible brilliance

Game design professor Robert Yang takes you on a guided tour<p>Some of the Half-Life series’ best and worst aspects are invisible to the average player. How did Valve get players engaged in the narrative without cutscenes? How do they signal which items are important and which are not? What does a …

Game Development

How to Follow the Oscars on Flipboard

The worlds of acting, style and celebrity will collide Sunday for the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Comedian and late night host Jimmy Kimmel will anchor the show that is set to acknowledge great performances and craft from the last year in movies. Winners in 24 categories will be announced, …

Apple's guiding voice(over) helps the blind create software

<i>This story is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.</i><p>When Dean Hudson was 12 years old, he'd bribe his brothers and sisters to read computer manuals to him.<p>Hudson's vision was muddled by glaucoma, and he wanted to learn how to code …

Marine Le Pen: no free education for children of 'illegal immigrants'

‘If you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of,’ says French far-right leader<p>The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has proposed that children of immigrants who are in the country illegally should be refused school places as part of tough measures to restrict state …

When JRR Tolkien bet CS Lewis: the wager that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings

Eighty years ago JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis dared each other to write a sci-fi novel. It was a challenge that would lead to the creation of The Lord of the Rings<p>Once upon a time two friends made a wager. "Tollers," one said to the other, "there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am …

Jerry Springer: How The TV Networks Helped Trump Win This ‘Junior High School Election’

Jerry Springer says Donald Trump is the naughty kid at the back of the class who spoke loudest and rudest, as operatives and journalists criticize …

David Bowie band members playing NYC tribute on 1-year anniversary of his death

<b>David Bowie</b>, who sadly passed away just two days after releasing his album <i>Blackstar</i> (which is appearing on many ‘best of 2016′ lists), will be …

David Bowie

The 10 Best History Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: January 26th</b><p>History tends to be one of those subjects you either find insanely boring or massively fascinating. Often that comes down to the execution of the history being conveyed — because Dan Carlin sadly doesn’t have enough time in the day to narrate every historical story to …

Bitcoin Values Could Triple Under Donald Trump

Alternative currencies may benefit from "economic chaos."<p>Bitcoin has been described as a “scam,” and not a real currency. “Bitcoin isn’t an …

Cryptocurrency

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Literature

Gene Wilder: A Notable Life in Pictures

'Godzilla Resurgence' Review: Surprisingly Good And Very Much Classic Gainax

With <i>Godzilla Resurgence</i> doing incredibly well at the Japanese box office, I decided to check it out and I was surprised at how good it was, not least because it modernized <i>Godzilla</i> but also because it was full of classic Gainax motifs.<p><i>Godzilla Resurgence</i>, or <i>Shin Godzilla</i> in Japan, puts the titular …

We shouldn’t tame “The Taming of the Shrew”

Yet another adaptation has airbrushed the play’s domestic violence. It’s time for directors to confront it<p>How do you make a play like Shakespeare’s …

Domestic Violence

If You Loved 'Stranger Things', Try These Comics Next

<i>Paper Girls</i> is a comic that definitely mines a similar vein to <i>Stranger Things,</i> as it stars three friends and a newcomer who are all teenage paper …

Horror

Obama's top 10 jokes at the correspondents' dinner

Before declaring "Obama out," the president took a few jabs at his inner circle, as well as the candidates vying to replace him.<p>President Barack Obama dropped the mic on his last White House Correspondents' Dinner.<p>But before declaring "Obama out," the president took a few jabs at his inner circle, …

Donald Trump

Dropping Gems: An Interview with the Composers of the Score for 'Steven Universe'

The popular cartoon's composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema discuss their process and influences.<p>For a TV show, picking the right song can be the difference between life or death, between making the binge rounds and gathering digital dust at the bottom of the Netflix queue. (Can you …

Google’s self-driving car AI can qualify as a driver, U.S. regulators say

<i>WASHINGTON/DETROIT (By Paul Lienert and David Shepardson, Reuters) —</i> U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous …

Netflix Wishes You A 'Murray Christmas' In A Cheerful, Irony-Free Holiday Special

<i>A Very Murray Christmas</i> is directed and co-written by Sofia Coppola, who also worked with Bill Murray on the movie <i>Lost in Translation</i>. In that film, Murray played an actor in Japan, reluctantly doing a series of commercials there, and not at all happy.<p>In <i>A Very Murray Christmas,</i> Murray starts out in …

Rob Zombie shares the ultimate Halloween playlist

Rob Zombie knows a thing or two about getting spooky — peep these album names from his time as White Zombie frontman as well as a solo act:</i> …

‘Steve Jobs’ Review: Good Apple, Slightly Mushy Core

Danny Boyle’s biopic stars Michael Fassbender as the Silicon Valley innovator in a story, adapted by Aaron Sorkin, that’s as multifarious as Apple’s founder<p>A celebrated ad campaign for Apple urged us to “Think different.” That’s certainly what the people who made “Steve Jobs” have tried to do. This …

Silicon Valley

Under a veil of darkness, Oklahoma removed the Ten Commandments from its Capitol

In the dark of night and under tight security, workers in Oklahoma began work to move a 4,800-pound monument of the Ten Commandments from the Capitol grounds.<p>Installed in 2012, the monument has provoked arguments between those who see it as a violation of the separation of church and state and …