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Uranium mines in Bears Ears? Shame on Trump.

A uranium company that is headquartered in Colorado “lobbied extensively” for President Donald Trump to reduce the size of Bears Ears National …

Forests

The real reason Trump allies are attacking Mueller

Sowing public doubt about the special counsel's Russia investigation can give the president cover for pardons, even if the investigation is allowed to proceed.<p>President Donald Trump insists he’s not going to fire Robert Mueller, but that’s not stopping Republicans and others close to the president …

Donald Trump

The Republican War on Mueller Is Moving into a Dangerous New Phase

As Trump’s legal team moves against Mueller, Democrats brace for “Saturday massacre 2.0.”<p>While <b>Donald Trump</b> and his legal team reiterated over the weekend that he has no plans to fire <b>Robert Mueller,</b> fear is building inside Washington that the president’s strategy of discrediting the special …

MegaComputeur’s scary short reminds us why we should be afraid of the dark

MegaComputeur’s latest animated short is about a boy “trapped in an infinite nightmare” – every time he falls to sleep a creepy monster is there …

An Animated Short About a Group of Freezing Logs Who Use Their Own Bodies for Fire Fuel

<i>TIMBER</i> is an animated short film, created by Nils Hedinger, about a group of freezing logs who realize that their own bodies are the only fuel that …

'Birdboy' Is A Dark, Beautiful, Boundary-Pushing Animated Film

Just how dark is <i>Birdboy: The Forgotten Children</i>, a trippy animated folktale from Spain about a bunch of talking animal adolescents searching for a better life? Well, even the tottering alarm clock seemingly there for comic relief wails to its owner, "Why do you always have to hurt me?" In fact, the …

10 Best Horror Movies of 2017

From French cannibals to Aussie serial killers, 'Split' to 'Get Out' – our picks for the year's scariest shockers and beyond-great genre films<p>Could …

Dark Universe

Watch: Understanding What the 180-Degree Rule Is and How to Break It

The 180-degree rule is an important concept in filmmaking, but what is it exactly?<p>Unless the narrative calls for it, audiences don't usually like …

Patagonia declared war on Trump — and people freaked out so much it reportedly almost crashed the retailer's website

On Monday, customers visiting Patagonia's were greeted with a bold message: "The President Stole Your Land."<p>The retailer sent out the anti-Trump message as a response to the announcement that two national monuments will be drastically reduced in size. In the largest-ever reduction of a national …

Bears Ears National Monument

Wildfire Rages Out of Control in Ventura, California: Pictures

Wildfires

Milbank: White House’s latest fallback: Who cares if Trump colluded with Russia?

WASHINGTON — At first, it was all so simple. The Trump White House said there were “no contacts” — zero, zilch — between Trump’s campaign and Russia. …

Patagonia Is Suing the Trump Administration

After the President dramatically rolled back protections on national monuments, the outdoor brand goes on the offensive.<p>Visit Patagonia’s website on just about any day, and you’re greeted by surfers shredding sparkling blue waves, climbers hanging off cliffs, and skiers slashing in front of a …

Lawsuits Are Piling up in Response to Trump’s Monument Defiling

The legal battle to protect the Bears Ears National Monument has begun.<p>Tribal and environmental groups launched separate lawsuits Monday night, just …

The Republican rationalization of Roy Moore is now complete

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Over the last 48 hours, the Republican Party has come to grips with a stark reality: Roy Moore may well win the Alabama special election next Tuesday.<p>That realization has triggered a series of events. President Donald Trump, always interested in associating himself with winning, …

Republican Party

Sand Castle, An Animated Short Film About Soldiers Protecting a Pearl From a Giant Crab in the Desert

The creatives at ESMA made <i>Château de Sable (Sand Castle)</i>, an exciting animated short film about a group of soldiers who are protecting a beautiful …

Details about Pixar’s John Lasseter just get more and more depressing

More details have emerged about John Lasseter’s behavior at and departure from Pixar, the cartoon behemoth he co-founded. It’s all sad, depressing …

Animation

Top Causes of the Civil War

The question, “What caused the U.S. Civil War?” has been debated since the horrific conflict ended in 1865. As with most wars, however, there was no …

Abraham Lincoln

‘White Lives Matter’ rallies are still happening in the U.S. — here’s what’s going on

Two rallies for the so-called White Lives Matter movement occurred over the weekend in Tennessee — the latest of several that have taken place since …

Trump Unsure Who This Manafort Person Is

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Asked to comment on the arrest of Paul Manafort on Monday, Donald Trump told reporters that he was not sure “who this Manafort person is.”<p>“There’s been a lot of talk about this guy, Peter Manafort, or whoever, this morning,” Trump said. “The name doesn’t really ring …

This could be the most important week in Trump's presidency so far

This week's news cycle will be packed to the brim as Republicans prepare to unveil their tax reform bill on Wednesday and President Donald Trump departs on a major foreign trip to visit with world leaders.<p>Axios noted that it could be "potentially the most consequential week since Trump was …

Donald Trump

Obama is the only president since Nixon who didn't face an independent investigation

Former President Barack Obama is the only president since Richard Nixon who didn't have to deal with an independent investigation into his activities or the activities of his family or subordinates, according to Politico.<p>The detail comes as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates President …

Donald Trump

Once Upon A Candle

You'd think candles would be hotheads on account of their wicks, or total drips on account of their melty nature, but according to this animated …

Why Ireland's Animation Industry Is Booming

The country's toon sector is thriving with kids' shows in China, multiple Oscar nominees and a collaboration with Angelina Jolie.<p>If there's any …

Anxiety Grips Florida Neighborhood Amid Fears of Possible Serial Killer

TAMPA, Fla. — Romano Whitley had just gotten home on Oct. 11 when she heard it: <i>pop-pop-pop-pop-pop</i>.<p>Whitley believed the sounds were firecrackers, and after peeking out the bedroom window of her home in Seminole Heights, a residential section of Tampa, she thought little more of it.<p>"I didn't see a …

Crime

You Have To See This Most Shreddingest Skate Stop Motion Film

You Have To See This Most Shreddingest Skate Stop Motion Film: Pool Scum<p>October 25, 2017<p>Like, right now!<p>Movie Mountain, a fresh project from Foster …

These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities

To help the public get a handle on nuclear threats, Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, created Nukemap: an interactive simulator that lets you set off a nuke anywhere on a world map.<p>A recent update even lets you predict where clouds of radioactive fallout …

North Korea

How Broad City Made an Animated Episode Using 14,000 Drawings

Fans of Comedy Central’s <i>Broad City</i> are very familiar with artist, illustrator, animator, and all-around genius Mike Perry’s work, even if they don’t …

Comedy

3 Ways David Fincher Uses Color to Completely Mess with Your Head

The color palettes David Fincher uses in his films are just as powerful as his dark, unstable characters.There are a lot of words to describe David …

David Fincher

‘Very Much a Racist’: Former ‘Apprentice’ Producer Claims Secret Trump Tapes Are ‘Unfathomably Despicable’

Former <i>Apprentice</i> producer Bill Pruitt revealed this week that President Donald Trump had been recorded saying “unfathomably despicable” and racist …

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

Graphic Design