Kaitlyn Ptacek

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Don't Love Beyoncé? Your Life Could Be In Danger

This weekend, Andrew Garfield did the unthinkable. He "turned against his country" when he uttered the blasphemous, anti-Beyoncé phrase: "I'm not a huge fan of that one 'Drunk in Love' song." WHAT?!<p>The folks over at <i>SNL</i> poked fun at the world's all-encompassing Beyoncé obsession by revealing what …

Hollywood’s cheap Christianity: Noah, Ben-Hur and a persecution fixation

The current wave of Christian film portrays God’s faithful as deeply embattled. Here’s why that’s so revealing<p>Christian cinema is having a bit of a moment, with the release of "Noah," Ridley Scott’s "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and Timur Bekmambetov’s soon-to-follow "Ben-Hur." The genre is nothing new, …

My guilty pleasure: My Best Friend's Wedding

Simple but effective, cheesy but hilarious, this 1997 romcom has important lessons to teach about life, love – and desserts<p>• More from the My guilty pleasure series<p>Creme brulee or Jell-O? That's the level of the metaphor in My Best Friend's Wedding. In other words, "annoyingly perfect" Kimmy …

Harley Quinn Fan Film - RED QUEEN

This 'Space Jam' Live Reading Is Almost as Ridiculous as the Movie

How now-adult children of the '90s feel about "Space Jam" -- the 1996 live action/animation hybrid starring all your favorite Looney Tunes characters and basketball stars including Michael Jordan -- probably depends on just how much they loved the movie as a kid. But even an impartial observer …

Offbeat

Need a smile or a laugh? Offbeat will turn your day around with an uplifting dose of hilarious, heartwarming, awwww, and awesome. We bring you the …

5 Great Heist Films to Set Your Pulse Pounding

<i>Editor's Note: Max Austin is the pseudonym of New Mexico-based writer Steve Brewer. His latest novel,</i> Duke City Split, <i>is the first in a trilogy about</i> …

LOL: The Wolf of Wall Street Honest Trailer

The best thing about the <b>Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers</b> are that the crew behind them actually like the movies they’re parodying. Their latest …

Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

From plant factories fueled by the magenta glow of blue and red LED lights, to the 30-foot tall Ferris wheel for plants in Singapore, we've shown you the design possibilities for growing vegetables up instead of out.<p>But critics ask, what kind of stresses does that put on the plant? And how do you …

Watch Every Insane, Mind-Blowing Movie Plot Twist Ever

Ever want to watch the all-time greatest film endings and plot twists all in on place? Today's your lucky day.<p>ScreenJunkies has released a supercut of the most jaw-dropping and talked about plot twists -- aptly titled "Spoiler Alert!" -- and, frankly, it's hypnotizing. From classics like "Citizen …

The Most Terrifying Inanimate Objects in Movie History

This week's "Oculus," which is easily the scariest horror movie since last summer's "The Conjuring" (watch for our review later this week), centers around a pair of siblings who attempt to destroy a mirror that is somehow possessed... and responsible for a family tragedy many years earlier.<p>And …

'Multiverse' Idea May Have Originated With Philosopher From Middle Ages

The idea that our universe may be just one among many out there has intrigued modern cosmologists for some time. But it looks like this "multiverse" concept might actually have appeared, albeit unintentionally, back in the Middle Ages.<p>When scientists analyzed a 13th-century Latin text and applied …

Molten Chocolate Cakes: The Dignified Way to Eat Cake Batter

Notes<p>This recipe can be halved to serve 4; do not halve further to serve 2. The cakes can be prepped up to 24 hours in advance and baked just before …

Dessert

The 14 Greatest Hoaxes of All Time

<b>By Adam K. Raymond<br>Illustrations by John Ueland</b><p>Anyone can toilet paper a house or slip a whoopee cushion onto a chair. Pulling off a truly legendary …

Jared Letos' Complete Hair Evolution

And we're not mad.<p>Even though it's been nearly 20 years since Jared Leto first graced our TV screens as the shaggy-haired Jordan Catalano, we're still endlessly fascinated by those dynamic locks. Here, we chronicle his most memorable looks, from some questionable rock star moments to his effortless …

Teen's Science Fair Font Project Could Save Government Millions

What began as a middle-school student's science fair project could save the federal government millions of dollars -- and all it would require is a switch to a different font.<p>Fourteen-year-old Suvir Mirchandani has adapted his sixth-grader science fair project from Dorseyville Middle School in …

Dad Turns Son into Awesome Hero in ACTION MOVIE KID Series

How Ceramics Could Prevent Nuclear Disaster

Pottery just got really high-tech<p>For more than 50 years, engineers have built the rods that hold nuclear fuel the same way, out of zirconium-based metal alloys. They maintain structural integrity at high temperatures and allow uranium neutrons to escape in order to produce nuclear reactions. But, …

What it really means to be a Catholic. Regardless.

Five habits of highly effective parishes

How do bustling parishes stir up so much activity and enthusiasm? Experts share a few key ingredients that have proven to be a recipe for …

1,300 year-old mummy and her intimate tattoo

Hospital scans help British Museum discover the secrets Egyptians took to their grave, including one woman’s intimate tattoo<p>Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike.<p>Now a new …

A walk with God: Youth prepare for ‘Camino de Santiago’ in Spain

[dropcap type=”1″]F[/dropcap]or more than a thousand years, millions have made their way through the lush landscapes of France and Spain, traversing …