May

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George R.R. Martin may need 8 books to finish Song of Ice and Fire

There are five books in the Song of Ice and Fire series. George R.R. Martin is at work on the sixth. Someday, he plans to do a seventh. But this week he hinted that it might take eight to get the whole thing done.<p>Martin published the first book in the saga, "A Game of Thrones," in 1996. "A Clash of …

Meet The Free App That Wants To Keep You Safe From Kidnapping

If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, your first instinct may not be to reach for your smartphone for help. But a Brooklyn developer has built a new emergency app, ‘I’m Getting Kidnapped,’ that could help make you feel a bit safer, just in time for the World Cup.<p>The title’s a bit blunt–if …

'Happy Valley' Is a Huge, Trending TV Hit That You Can’t Watch

There’s no doubt that the modern British crime drama is booming, but we didn’t see this one coming at all: <i>Happy Valley</i>, the grim, six-episode kidnap …

The Ultimate Recap To Prep For Orange Is The New Black Season 2

Forgot some of the drama that went down behind bars in Season 1 of "Orange Is The New Black?" Don't worry, we've got you covered!<p>With Netflix's Season 2 release only 2 days away , we thought we'd catch you up to speed. In under 5 minutes, our host, Shira Lazar, takes you behind the scenes and …

TV

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

Cherry Blossom

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

Comedy

Deciphering The Hidden Messages In “Game Of Thrones” Costumes

Costume designer Michele Clapton reveals what you can learn about the devious, demented characters in season four of Game of Thrones, if only you’d look a little closer at their clothes.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> features dragons, blood magic, white walkers, dire wolves, and all sorts of made-up creatures, …

TV Series

The campaign trail brings out the best in Veep

It’s so good to laugh again. The state of television comedy isn’t dire, exactly, just soft. Networks are constipated with swooning rom-coms and …

Comedy

Swearing-In: 25 Great 'Veep' Insults

In honor of the HBO satire's Season Three premiere, here's some of the show's most scathing burns<p>Over the course of two seasons, HBO's political …

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ is geeks-and-freaks satire

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — In HBO’s new satire, “Silicon Valley,” it’s all there.<p>Start-up incubators, senseless company names, the legends of the …

Silicon Valley