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How the Internet is changing the English language

People from the midwestern United States say “pop,” while people from the coasts say “soda.” Southerners might say “y’all” instead of “you guys.” And …

18 Creepily Fascinating True Crime Books You Really Need To Read

The only thing more captivating than crime fiction is crime non-fiction.<p>WARNING: Many of these books contain themes of a violent and disturbing nature.

What Marvel's New Black Panther Series Can Teach Us About Storytelling

Acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a Marvel comic series called Black Panther, which debuted this week. Here are 7 creativity lessons from his experience.<p>Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, a frequent contributor to <i>The Atlantic</i>, is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant and a National …

Black Panther

Netflix Picks Up The Rights To The American Live Action ‘Death Note’ Film

The American live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga series <i>Death Note</i> has been known about for a while now, but was waiting for a home. There has already been (somewhat controversial) casting announcements and some hype-pushing it along, but it finally seems to have found a home on Netflix. …

Entertainment

Some Sadist Ran a Donald Trump Speech Through Google's Neural Network

Artificially intelligent computers understand Donald Trump not unlike artificially intelligent humans. His speeches read as extended phrases of …

Here’s What You Probably Missed in Batman v Superman

So you’ve seen <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>. But did you notice all the characters and allusions in the movie? The film is jam-packed with …

Man of Steel

Avengers: Infinity War Will Introduce Never Before Seen Characters On Screen

<i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is going to be big. It's going to be bigger than big. It's going to be the biggest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe we …

Marvel Universe

This Is, Hands Down, the Best Viral Dance Video on the Internet

All I've ever wanted in life is to be able to do this.<p>It's unclear why, but the above massively viral video from November 2015 has resurfaced. The video features Keone and Mari Madrid, a husband-wife duo known for starring in Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" video and for teaching at Germany's …

The albums you need to hear this month

ENJOY – <i>ANOTHER WORD FOR JOY</i><p>Usually appearing as one half of young punk twin duo The Garden, or walking the runway for Saint Laurent, it’s not often we catch a glimpse of Wyatt Shears alone. However, his solo debut <i>Another Word For Joy</i> (released under the moniker ‘Enjoy’) is definitely worth …

6. Black Science

Industry veteran Rick Remender has created some exceptional comic books, and Black Science is one of his finest yet. Black Science follows a team of …

Deadpool's R rating masks a simple fact: it's part of a genre that will never grow up

For all its profanity and violence, its protagonist is still called out for being a child. It’s a trait that ties him to even the tamest comic book superhero stories – and that’s totally OK<p>From the multiple repetitive gags about kicking Colossus in his metal crotch, to the jokes about getting shot …

Comics

This 'Game of Thrones' star will be the superhero in Netflix's new Marvel series 'Iron Fist'

"Game of Thrones" star Finn Jones has been cast as the lead in the upcoming "Iron Fist" drama series at the streaming giant, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.<p>As first reported by EW, Jones — who stars as Ser Loras Tyrell in the HBO fantasy drama — will play the title role of Daniel Rand, aka …

Comics

These are the best 'Leo wants an Oscar' memes the Internet has to offer

If the Oscars gave out a 'Most Overlooked for an Oscar' award, Leonardo DiCaprio would be the winner every year.<p>Over the course of his career, …

'Deadpool' is the most unique superhero movie in years — here's why you need to see it

Led by Ryan Reynolds as the character, the new movie adaptation of the comic book, in theaters February 12, is the first look at a Marvel character from an R-rated perspective. Filled with graphic violence and a lot of bad language, 20th Century Fox's effort brings a harder-edged feel to the …

‘Deadpool’: Marvel’s Bastard Stepchild Is Movies’ Most Subversive Superhero Yet

The first superhero movie to explore alpha male insecurity is also the most self-aware yet. Deadpool knows we’re watching—and that the audience is …

10 film plot holes that need some explaining...

Jack! Come back! Rose can just budge over a bit! Yes, the third highest-grossing film of all time – the watery 1997 romance <i>Titanic</i> – was built on a big weepie lie. Kate Winslet admitted this week that in the climactic scene, her co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, could have fitted on that raft after all, …

Steven Spielberg

Michael Beasley rescued a terrified Chinese basketball player from the wrath of Jason Maxiell

Jason Maxiell is a scary man on the court. This is a player who was so intimidating in the NBA, and who blocked shots so viciously, that Pistons fans coined the slogan "Jason Maxiell Eats Babies." (He doesn't, so far as I know.) Maxiell plays in China now for Tianjin Ronggang of the CBA, and he is …

The Converse Andy Warhol Collection Is Here

sneakers for the factory girl at heart<p>Andy Warhol once said, "I want to die with my blue jeans on." Add to that some Chucks and the same goes for us—perhaps even a pair from the third season of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol collection, out in late January. Featuring footwear and …

Andy Warhol

Watch Natalie Portman Explain the Lyrics to 'Iko Iko'

Natalie Portman told Jimmy Fallon something few people learn: the meaning of the lyrics to “Iko Iko.”<p>Portman joined Fallon and Sia to perform “Iko …

Natalie Portman

No One Hates ‘The Big Bang Theory’ More Than This Guy, And He Explains Why

<i>Modern Family</i> is a consistently <i>fine</i> sitcom that gets more guff than it deserves due to the ridiculous number of Emmys it’s won over more deserving comedies like <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm</i>, and <i>30 Rock</i>. <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> has never won Outstanding Comedy Series (only nominated four …

TV

Alan Alda: 'laugh? I nearly died'

<b>Actor Brian Alda, who found fame as Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce in M*A*S*H, is 80 today. The Oscar-nominated actor, who appears in Steven Spielberg's latest film, Bridge of Spies, told Tom Shone about his life and career in this 2006 interview, which coincided with the release of Shone's …

Google trumps Facebook in building AI that can win at Go

Over the past year, Google and Facebook have been working on AI that can beat humans at the ancient Chinese board game Go, using deep neural networks that mimic the way our brains function.<p>Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that researchers at his company were “getting close” to teaching …

The albums you need to hear this month

DAVID BOWIE – <i>BLACKSTAR</i><p>If there’s one release that’s been on everybody’s lips this month it’s <i>Blackstar</i>, the beautiful and endlessly intriguing gift left behind by David Bowie, one of the world’s most sparkling creative forces. Created amidst an awareness of his mortality, the album embraces this …

Oreo Unleashes Its Newest Flavor: Cinnamon Bun

After three months of (im)patiently waiting, cinnamon bun-flavored Oreos are finally here: The cookies hit grocery store shelves on Monday. With cinnamon-flavored cookies sandwiching "cinnamon bun and frosting flavored creme," they're designed to taste "fresh-from-the-oven" — which seems awfully …

Dessert

Justin Bieber Sneaks Out New Song "I'll Be There"

Listen to the previously unreleased track here.<p>That Justin Bieber's a sneaky —he's uploaded a new song with zero warning.<p>It's called 'I'll Be There', but sadly it's not a tribute to Jackson 5 or a coded plea for that <i>Friends</i> reunion.<p>Instead, Biebs has revisited his R&B roots for a track that …

J.K. Rowling Reveals the Secret She Told Alan Rickman About Severus Snape

Professor Severus Snape.<p>The integral <i>Harry Potter</i> character might be one of the most complex in the entire series, inspiring equal parts hatred and love in fans everywhere thanks to his dual roles as the malicious Potions professor and (the much-later revealed) Harry Potter protector. The man who …

Android users will be able to install apps directly from search

When you Google for apps on their respective mobile platforms, the main results appear on top inside their own panels. That makes them easy enough to install, but Google wants to make it even easier. According to <i>Android Police</i>, Mountain View has started rolling out a feature that allows Android …

Donald Trump Releases First TV Ad of 2016 Campaign

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released his first television ad of the campaign on Monday, a provocative 30-second spot that presents …

Donald Trump

10 theories that explain why we dream

The study of dreaming is called oneirology, and it's a field of inquiry that spans neuroscience, psychology, and even literature. Still, the plain …