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17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Science Fiction

Talking to the Women Behind Reddit’s Most Popular Porn Site, Gonewild

"I used to post my face for a short bit, but I got too popular and I had a couple of friends recognise me."<p>Once you get underneath its meme-filled homepage, Reddit becomes incredibly expansive. It’s the kind of website where you can source the latest cryptocurrency news, share Game of Thrones fan …

How I Became a Satanist

Well, technically I'm a Luciferian witch, but try explaining that to a Bible-beater.<p>When I was six years old, I woke up to find a large black wolf standing at the side of my bed. The wolf was staring down at me. With a nod of its head, it directed me to get up. Oddly, I felt no fear as it led me …

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

50 Must-Read Contemporary Horror Novels

I love being scared. Let me amend that statement. I love being scared when the situation is under my control, like a scary movie or a scary book. I …

Finished ‘Altered Carbon’ on Netflix? Here are the 6 sci-fi shows to watch next

If you’re looking for more shows to watch after binging Netflix’s <i>Altered Carbon</i>, look no further.The first season of <i>Altered Carbon</i> has been available …

The Best Watches of 2017 Made Watches Fun Again

The good news about the watch market today is that there are more choices than ever before—and at every price point—for a guy on the hunt for a new timepiece. That's also the bad news. It's hard to single out the <i>right</i> watch from the literal thousands of options made available with just a few mouse …

The 7 accents of 'Game of Thrones' explained for non-Brits

The visuals of <i>Game of Thrones</i> may be fading from your memory now that Season 7 is in the rear-view mirror (also now that Season 8 isn't likely to hit …

The Proper Way To Trim Your Beard

What better way to change-up your look than by growing a beard? It’s cheap. Inordinately so next to a tattoo or new suit. Plus if it goes horribly …

Sabaton + Kreator Announce 2018 North American Tour

Glorious news for fans of all things heavy metal, as two of the genre's titans are joining forces for an insane tour! Next year, the thrash gods in …

British Columbia

10 terrifying horror books you've never read

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed stories that frighten me. As a child, on rainy early autumn afternoons in our crumbling Victorian farmhouse …

25 of the Most TERRIFYING Horror Books Ever

Literature can be a moving, beautiful artistic experience. Skilled writers can bring us face to face with scenarios and emotions we might never …

Best Metal Albums of 2017 (So Far)

With each passing year, hundreds and hundreds of metal albums are committed to the genre's ever-lasting legacy. While the legends who birthed the …

Best Metal Bands From 40 Different Subgenres

Before you even say anything, we know what's you're thinking and, yes, there really are more than three dozen different subgenres within the world of …

Guitar

'Daily Show' correspondent was asked to not slay Trump at WHCA Dinner, did so anyway

"I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke."<p>Hasan Minhaj didn't skimp on the humor during his 25-minute address at the annual White …

Comedy

Look at how stupid your favorite movie villains almost were

A good villain can redeem even the shittiest of films. Just look at how Darth Maul almost single-handedly rescues <i>The Phantom Menace</i> from Jake Lloyd, …

The Best Metal Album of Each Year Since 1970

As heavy metal steadily approaches 50 years of existence, it's flooring to look at how the genre has evolved since Black Sabbath released their debut …

Rent an Amazon movie for 99 cents

You've got around 50,000 titles to choose from. And there's a similar deal available from Google. Plus: a totally free movie for kids and a $10 rotating camera mount!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the</i> …

The 19 Best Horror Films Of 2016

When the world is terrifying, sometimes onscreen scares are the best escape.<p><b>Director:</b> Nicolas Pesce<b><br>Writer:</b> Nicolas Pesce<p>It's a blessing that <i>The Eyes of My Mother</i> is in black and white, because rendered in full color, its garish display of violence would be nearly impossible to endure. But as it …

Little Things Can Make An Atheist

As I read deeper in the literature of unbelief and 'freethought' from the past three centuries, it is interesting to see 'Little Things' given as reasons for rejecting Christianity and God.<p><b>Here's a sampling that I have paraphrased from multiple authors living a hundred to three hundred years ago:</b><p>• …

Ancient Sumerian Writings Reveal the Earth was Ruled by Eight Immortal Kings for 241,200 Years

More than a dozen copies of a mysterious text referred to as the Sumerian King Lists have been uncovered over the years by archaeologists in regions …

Dialect Coach Breaks Down The Accents 32 Different Actors Use In Movies

The accents you hear in movies aren't typically what you'd call accurate, and this lack of accuracy can be really distracting and detract from the …

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

And if you're looking for something entertaining and beautiful that'll also make you knowledgeable, there's an incredible variety of science- and nature-focused documentaries and TV episodes streaming on Netflix right now.<p>You can find compelling documentaries that'll captivate you with the beauty …

Graphic, Novel: 8 Horror Comics to Keep You Up All Night

Cullen Bunn cut his horror comic teeth with the occult western <i>The Sixth Gun</i> (also well worth your time), but <i>Harrow County</i> is where his twisted …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be A Simulation?

We take for granted, every day, that what we perceive as “real” is actually reflective of some type of objective reality. That the atoms and molecules composing our bodies actually exist; that the photons interacting with us possess energy and momentum; that the neutrinos passing through us are …

Physics

23 Genuinely Scary Horror Movies You Have To Watch This Halloween

It's not really Halloween unless you watch a scary movie.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The Best Part of Waking Up Is This R2-D2 Coffee Press

It won’t be long before <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> officially hits theaters, which means it’s just about time for another onslaught of <i>Star Wars</i> …

Physicist explains why time travel isn't possible - Futurity

In a new book, physicist Richard Muller answers the question: Why does the arrow of time flow inexorably toward the future, constantly creating new …

The most powerful smartphones ever are coming from a company you've never heard of

For a company with almost no track record in the smartphone industry, Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) knows how to make an impact.<p>Last year the …