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"Even After All This Time" We Will "Always" Love You

Dear Wizards and Muggles,<p>Today has been insipidly sad. I received a text message that read:<p>"Alan Rickman is no more."<p>And I responded:<p>"Whaaaa"<p>It was from one of my close friends, half way across the world, in India. I knew I was going through stage one of grief -- i.e. denial.<p>As my buddy is a young …

Why the 'Mermaid Pillow' is taking over the internet

Something magical happened at the Nebraska Furniture Mart in Dallas this week.<p>A pillow was able to change its design with a slide of the hand, and thanks to a video that made its way online, millions of people are now obsessing over it.<p>While shopping with a friend, TV journalist Steve Noviello …

'Cringeworthy!' Kris Jenner makes her feelings known over daughters' risqué photo shoots... like THAT one of Kim's

She may be their manager, but she believes she's a mom first.<p>The Keeping Up With The Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner said her daughters' 'scantily …

Neil Patrick Harris will star in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Jim Carrey brought us our first live-action taste of Count Olaf from <i>A Series of Unfortuante Events</i>, but Netflix's upcoming TV series adaptation is (thankfully) going in a different direction. None other than Neil Patrick Harris will take on the starring role. Who wouldn't think that Dr. Horrible …

​Unearthing the Secret History of 'LA's Deadliest Punk Rock Gang'

'Disco's Out... Murder's In!' explores the story of La Mirada Punks, a group of loosely-organized criminals who became known for slam pit stabbings, murders at punk shows, and tarnishing the music scene.<p>Punk music changed forever when it hit LA. Tempos became faster, bands became meaner, violence …

The Oscars aren't the problem; the stories Hollywood chooses to tell are

<b>To the editor:</b> Those who complain about the lack of diversity among the Academy Award acting nominees are really complaining specifically about ethnic diversity. But what about political diversity, cultural diversity and all the other kinds of diversity? ("Oscars 2016: It's time for Hollywood to …

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Learn about Japan through film

© 2006 MADHOUSE/SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT (JAPAN) INC.<p>THE ANIME CONTENDERS<p>Paprika (2006)<p>While research psychologist Dr Atsuko Chiba is involved in …

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The Accidental Sexism of Google's Gift to Women

It was just one item in a swag bag, but it was nevertheless a reminder that gender stereotypes are alive and well in Silicon Valley.<p>Google for Entrepreneurs held its first "women's edition" demo day Wednesday, showcasing 11 female-led startups in front of an audience of investors, journalists, and …

What Can Harry Potter Teach Us About Evil?

I spent each night earlier this year watching the Harry Potter films, with a double-bill finale on Friday evening. By watching and talking about them with the same friends each night, it felt like we were confronting the recent horror stories in the news through the metaphor/reality of the …

Star Trek ‘tractor beam’ invented by British scientists

Scientists have tuned sound waves to act like sonic tweezers which can pick up and move objects<p>A Star Trek inspired ‘tractor beam’ which can levitate and move objects using sound waves has been invented by scientists.<p>The world’s first sonic beam can only move a tiny particle of less than one …