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How Wonder Woman Steals the Spotlight in Batman v Superman

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Comic Books

‘Batman v Superman’: 5 Reasons Not to Hate the Superhero Mash-Up

Forget about Kryptonite — movie critics are trying to kill Superman. The reviews for Zack Snyder’s DC Comics mash-up “Batman v Superman: Dawn of …

Comic Books

Ranking the Batman Movies From Worst to Best

It’s absurd to suggest that film critics were paid to write negative reviews of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” But as absurd ideas go, it’s a …

Comic Books

Paul Reubens' return as Pee-wee Herman? He meant to do that. Judd Apatow helped

Paul Reubens still isn't sure why it took so long.<p>For years, the actor had hoped to bring his much-loved creation — the giggly, bow tie-wearing human cartoon known as Pee-wee Herman — back to the screen. With Hollywood dipping into the well of '80s nostalgia to bring back such properties as "The …

Critics are calling the latest 'Divergent' a huge franchise movie failure

The franchise headed by Shailene Woodley set in a dystopian future is crawling to the finish line with nowhere near the popularity, among critics or audiences, of Lionsgate's other YA franchise, "The Hunger Games."<p>In "Allegiant," Tris (Woodley) goes beyond the giant wall encircling Chicago to see …

Movies

The effects of talk radio and Fox News are studied in 'The Brainwashing of My Dad'

The title and those lively Bill Plympton animations may suggest otherwise, but "The Brainwashing of My Dad" has something more serious on its mind.<p>Witnessing her aging Caucasian father turn from Kennedy Democrat into an "enraged and unreachable"<p>Fox Newsfanatic, documentary filmmaker Jen Senko …

Someone at Netflix hates horror movies and is mocking them in the summaries for our amusement

Nobody has ever accused the horror movie genre of being a fountain of artistic genius. And let’s face it, a pretty high percentage of horror movies are so terrible that it’s often hard to tell whether they are satire or not.<p>Which means that if you’re like a lot of people, you know the best way to …

What Pee-wee Herman’s Rise, Fall, And Comeback Taught Me About Heroes

With great affection, my father often tells a story about my younger brother and me running around in the front yard. There’s also a slight hint of annoyance whenever he tells it, but it’s the kind of irritation that parents with young children are allowed. <i>Especially</i> when their kids’ favorite …

Paul Reubens

Hustle Is A Political Act: Michelle Obama's SXSW Keynote Shifted The Spotlight

The most meme-able moment of Michelle Obama's keynote event at yesterday's South by Southwest conference and festival came when she responded to a question from her friend Queen Latifah by crooning a few bars of the Motown weeper "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday." The novelty of a first …

Feminism

The New 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Trailer Is Awesome, But Not Everyone Agrees

We finally know why Mystique is so blue. It's the Internet's fault.<p>The new "X-Men: Apocalypse" trailer hit the Web on Thursday, showing new footage, more glimpses of Apocalypse in action and more Jennifer Lawrence. While news sites have generally praised the spot, fans' early response on the …

Comics

“I’m gonna get expelled?” Yes! The “give me a f**king bacon, jalapeno mac and cheese” kid is booted from UConn

Luke Gatti went viral — then he went home. His profane mac and cheese rant got him kicked out of UConn<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>October 7, 2015 8:15pm (UTC)<p>Fame is fleeting, but internet infamy will haunt you for a long, long time. The latest person to feel that swift — but long to dig out of — sting …

Comfort Food

Craft brews are in great demand, and so are the breweries

Eagle Rock Brewery started off as a father and son's home-brewing hobby. Now the popular Los Angeles craft brewer is one of the best-known brands in Southern California.<p>The brewery has doubled production nearly every year since opening in 2009. Demand for Eagle Rock's India pale ales and sour …

Coffee And Bacon: The Math Mistake That Makes Health Studies So Misleading

Anything found to reduce the risk of death by 15% seems like something doctors ought to be imploring us to do. And yet, when a study out of Harvard led to headlines promising exactly this benefit from three cups a day of coffee, the researchers did not suggest anyone pick up the habit.<p>Here’s the <i>New</i> …

Biomedicine

Kobe Bryant announces his retirement after this season, websites say | NOLA.com

Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced on Sunday that he will retire after this season.<p>In a letter Bryant wrote on The Players' Tribune website, ''This …

Basketball

What's the Saints' problem? They're just not good: Larry Holder

Cruz: Trump is not 'gonna be the nominee'

<b>Coralville, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz doesn't want any part of the media-created "food fight" between the other Republican candidates and front-runner Donald Trump.<p>But that's not because Cruz thinks Trump will be the Republican nominee.<p>"Let me be very clear: I don't believe Donald Trump is gonna be the …

Republicans

Illegal immigrants sue Oregon over ballot measure denying licenses

A group of illegal immigrants is suing the state of Oregon to overturn a voter-approved initiative that denied them driver’s licenses.<p>The lawsuit, brought by five illegal immigrants, comes after Oregonians passed Measure 88 last year with a strong two-thirds majority. Thirty-five of Oregon’s 36 …

Immigration

How to Beat The Donald: Encourage Him

Handwringing has never been so vigorous in American politics. Call them vanity candidates, protest candidates or, heck, qualified candidates -- the likes of Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are not supposed to happen in presidential contests. But they're in the mix, and GOP fathers are …

Government

Donald Trump holds chaotic Trump Tower press conference with black pastors

After abruptly canceling the event the day before, the Republican presidential front-runner suddenly appeared for a chaotic press conference at Trump Tower following his closed-door meeting with the group.<p>Trump at times dipped into the background of his cadre of supporters as they answered a flurry …

Donald Trump

Sununu: If Republicans Nominate Trump, "We're Going To Lose Everything"

"If Trump is the nominee, we lose – as Republicans, we lose the Senate, we lose most of the House, and we lose the presidency."<p>Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu says that Republicans will "lose everything" if they elect Donald Trump as their nominee.<p>Asked in an interview with Steve Malzberg of</i> …

New Hampshire

Should Vitter's Loss Worry Scandal-Plagued Lawmakers?

David Vitter thought he was a survivor.<p>He won re-election by 20 points in 2010, 3 1/2 years after his prostitution scandal came to light. It was hard …

Tea Party

Some Conservatives Couldn't Believe The Shooting At Planned Parenthood Had Anything To Do With Planned Parenthood

We now know that the alleged gunman in Friday's shooting spree in Colorado Springs said "no more baby parts" upon his arrest. That's inconvenient for Twitter conservatives, who spent a portion of Friday desperately hoping that a shooting at a Planned Parenthood had nothing to do with Planned …

Feminism