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The New Star Wars Canon Presents a Fascinating Paradox of Storytelling

Modern <i>Star Wars</i> storytelling is balanced on a beautiful paradox. On one side, everything is part of the same story, giving even the smallest addition …

Game of Thrones: did we just unlock the secret that solves everything?

Thanks to Bran’s flashback to a key moment in Westeros history, Game of Thrones at last addresses the show’s biggest fan theory<p>Spoiler alert: this blog assumes you’ve seen episode three of Game of Thrones season six. Do not read on unless you have<p>So far this series, it’s been remarkably easy to …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is breaking countless box office records, and is well on its way to becoming the biggest movie of all-time. It's clear …

11 true-crime documentaries to watch that are as jarring as ‘Making a Murderer’

Whether or not you believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, the Netflix docuseries raised uncomfortable and worthwhile questions about how the US justice system works and its failings.<p>And while "Making a Murderer" is widely acclaimed, it's not the first …

Crime

11 Novels So Amazing, You Can't Tell What Genre They Are

Some of the most powerful reading experiences are the ones that refuse to fit into just one pigeonhole. They defy categorization, because they’re …

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

Annals of Internal Medicine

How to Become a Creative Professional | The Art of Manliness

Imagine, if you will, a day in the life of Jack London — fascinating adventurer and author of hundreds of short stories and more than 50 books, …

Creativity

Read John Hughes' Original National Lampoon Vacation Story That Started the Movie Franchise

In 1979, the magazine published the future director's fictitious tale of a family trip gone horribly awry ("If Dad hadn't shot Walt Disney in the …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

19 Incredible Things About Music In May

Catch up on the month’s best songs, albums, and moments with new music by Vampire Weekend, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Laura Mvula, and more.