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The Justice League finally takes down a Nightmare Batman

But wind up in an even worse place than when they started<p>In this week’s installment of DC’s Metal, the comic book event that occurs when you unleash horror-master and Batman veteran Scott Snyder onto the whole weird, multiverse-laden history of the DC Universe, the forces of good finally score a …

Comic Books

The best recent science fiction – reviews roundup

Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds, Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft, Spring Tide by Chris Beckett, The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander, The Feed by Nick Clark Windo<p>Alastair Reynolds excels at world building – his impressive backlist attests to that – but he’s also a master at …

Books

Fields of Agincourt Board Game Up On Kickstarter

One of the most iconic battles in Western Civilization, Agincourt saw King Henry the V beat the French on the fields of Agincourt. Now, you can bring …

15th century

10 Adults-Only Card Games You'll Want To Have At Your Next Party

Gone are the days of family-friendly rounds of UNO, where your only backlash against a skip card was playing a wild plus four <i>and</i> changing the color …

Board Games

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Investing

Social media is giving us trypophobia

Something is rotten in the state of technology.<p>But amid all the hand-wringing over fake news, the cries of election deforming Kremlin disinformation plots, the calls from political podia for tech giants to locate a social conscience, a knottier realization is taking shape.<p>Fake news and …

Social Media

Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alerts on those …

Cryptocurrency

9 Essential Anime Movies That Aren’t Made by Studio Ghibli

Everyone knows that Studio Ghibli is basically the Disney of anime—universally beloved by viewers of all ages, with exquisitely crafted tales of …

Watch this: "Counterpart," a Kafkaesque sci-fi spy show about the roads not taken

<i>This is the first entry in Watch This, a Quartzy recommendation series that will spotlight one unusual film or television show to check out. You’ll find all subsequent entries here.</i><p><b>Series:</b> <i>Counterpart</i>• <b><br>Network</b>: Starz• <b><br>Premiere:</b> Sunday, Jan. 21• <b><br>For fans of:</b> <i>Fringe</i>, <i>Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy</i>, <i>The Trial</i><p>Why …

Science Fiction

The 29 HBO shows that critics and audiences both agree are wonderful

But HBO has also released a lot of prestige shows that critics love, but normal people don't. And the other way around.<p>When audiences and critics agree, however, you know the show is definitely worth your time. This is especially relevant now that old shows are available to binge-watch on HBO Now …

TV

Pixar's Biggest Mistakes Were Just Leaked--by Pixar

Pixar has a strategy so simple you'll want to laugh. Don't.<p>Here's some news you may find hard to believe: even Pixar makes mistakes. In fact the details in a new video recently released by the animated film studio juggernaut would suggest they make some doozies.<p>But that isn't how we imagine our …

Animation

A philosopher of sex says sexual freedom is destroying desire

Philosophers claim to explore the most fundamental features of existence, but have been disappointingly silent on one all-important subject: Sex.<p>Sure, Michel Foucault addressed the sociological discourses around sex and Simone de Beauvoir definitively demonstrated the value of sexual equality, but …

Crucial

Sarah Silverman’s response to a sexist tweet is a much-needed ray of hope

American comedian Sarah Silverman is unapologetically blunt in her fight against misogyny. But Silverman has also made a point of exploring the depths of her own empathy.<p>“I just keep asking myself, can you love someone who did bad things?” she said, after her dear friend and fellow comedian, Louis …

Comedy

7 Criminally Underseen Indies From 2017

You may have missed these movies, but they deserve your attention.<p>In a market over-saturated with content, great films fall through the cracks every …

Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw

There’s small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major …

7 new anime series you need to watch this winter

A good distraction from the cold<p>As a new year begins, so too does the 2018 winter anime season in Japan. Now, thanks to video streaming services like Crunchyroll, Amazon, and Netflix, they’re more accessible than ever. (Subtitled versions of most shows are available in America within a day of …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Best Anime of 2017

Daniel Kurland Dec 29, 2017Looking for something new to watch? Here are 15 of the best anime of 2017, any of which might very well become your new …

Anime

The 13 Most Underrated Movies of 2017

If “Juno” had opened in 2017, would it still have been a box office hit? What about “Shakespeare in Love”? “Little Miss Sunshine”? “Slumdog …

‘Star Wars’ Fans Recreated The Obi-Wan Vs. Darth Vader Duel From ‘A New Hope’ With Impressive Results

The fateful duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> has taken some flack from fans in recent years for its relatively clunky and slow action. Fair or not, that’s just how it is. Of course, we know that Sir Alec Guinness, who was 63-years-old when filming, wasn’t able to …

Science Fiction

The Best Anime of 2017

Anime is a rich creative medium that's constantly yielding unique experiences. It's a blessing and a consequence; not only can the demand be …

3 Dividend Stocks That Cut Bigger Checks Than AT&T

Ma Bell's 5.1% dividend yield is attractive, but these three stocks have even higher yields and better prospects.<p>With a yield of 5.1%, …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

This game looks absolutely amazing

‘Narita Boy’ just got its first gameplay trailer. And I need to play it right now.<p>Several months ago, I wrote about a Kickstarter project called</i> …

Amazing

15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn of dire future for humanity

<b>Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere, the authors write.</b><p>Twenty-five years ago this month, the Union of …

Jane Goodall

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Books

What Goes On In A Woman's Brain When She Has An Orgasm. It's Complicated.

What is happening in a woman’s brain when she is having an orgasm? Is brain activity during an orgasm different from the period of intense sexual arousal that immediately precedes orgasm? Does it make a difference whether the woman masturbates or is stimulated by a partner? A study carried out by a …

Neurology

Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s a brief guide to his bleak, beautiful world.

From Never Let Me Go to The Unconsoled.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born English novelist who writes lovely, lyrical books about trauma, repression, and survival.<p>Ishiguro’s novels range from the polished and conventional to the sprawling and incoherent, so …

Literature

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Climate Change