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AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

LONDON (AP) — The price of a single bitcoin has pierced the $10,000 level and some experts say it could rise further. The world's most popular virtual currency allows people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties.<p>It has a …

Bitcoin

'Spider-Man: Homecoming's Box Office Is Bad News For A Third 'Hulk'

Mark Ruffalo made news over the weekend via blaming Universal/Comcast for the lack of a third standalone <i>Hulk</i> movie. Maybe it’s true that they “don’t know how to play well with Marvel” and “don’t want to make money.” Or maybe they are noticing what is happening with <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, and …

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Is Disneyland's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Hinting at Beta Ray Bill in the MCU's Future?

Bill's hammer and a possible Sub-Mariner nod are among the objects mixed in with familiar MCU elements on the new attraction.<p>There are a ton of cool …

Marvel Universe

Backstage Pass: A Peek At 16 Music Landmarks From The Grammy Era

The Grammy’s have been dealt—the 59th installment. In honor of music’s biggest night, it’s an ideal time to explore how we got here—via some of music’s most influential landmarks and acts who played there. Some venues bit the dust like a 45 rpm record but they live on through the artists, music and …

Andy Warhol

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony to air April 29 on HBO

The 32nd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The …

Metallica to star in new series of Carpool Karaoke

Metallica have been confirmed as guests on the new season of Carpool Karaoke.<p>The thrash giants have just announced the North American leg of their</i> …

Babymetal: Metallica made metal less “scary”

Babymetal’s Su-metal says seeing Metallica play live made heavy metal seem less “scary and alien” to her.<p>Both bands played at Japan's Summer Sonic …

Watch Guns N' Roses Have a Spinal Tap Moment in Australia

Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime Tour has gone remarkably smoothly, all things considered, but every concert has the potential to hit a few bumps …

Classic Rock

“Metallica Is Really the Only Consistent Thing in My Life Other Than My Family”

Lars Ulrich talks about his life as Metallica’s drummer the way other people talk about entire generations. More than as specific moments — a concert …

San Francisco

Pink Floyd The Early Years: Individual Volumes set for March

Pink Floyd’s <i>The Early Years 1965-1972</i>, which originally launched as a limited edition box set, it to be split and released in six individual</i> …

Indie Music

Rolling Stone at 50: Interviewing Bob Dylan

Inside our half-century-long conversation with the most fascinating – and difficult – subject in rock<p>On June 3rd, 1968, eight months after the first …

3 Girl Groups to Know Now

They're smashing the patriarchy with their music.<p>The Tuts<p><b>London, England</b><p><i>Topshop top, $48, jacket, $100 and skirt, $60. topshop.com.</i><p>Finding solace in music is what ultimately inspired best friends Nadia Javed and Beverly Ishmael to form their band, The Tuts, in 2009 while in high school. “People …

‘Star Trek: Boldly Go’ comic finally gives Jaylah from ‘Star Trek Beyond’ a backstory

<i>Star Trek</i> movies have a long history of adding new characters to the Enterprise crew, with varied results. <i>Star Trek Beyond</i>‘s Jaylah was one of the …

Science Fiction

The final Wolverine film could reinvent the superhero genre

The X-man’s swan song is a dark, melancholy film that expects us to take it seriously. The surprise is, that for the most part we can, writes critic Jessica Kiang.<p>An almost palpable fug of sour alcohol rises from the wild-bearded, unkempt man sleeping in the backseat of a battered limo. At a sharp …

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‘Black Panther’ Spoilers: Everything We Know About The Marvel Movie One Year Before Its Release

“Black Panther” is coming to the big screen in exactly one year! The Marvel movie will bring viewers to Wakanda to follow T’Challa, who was …

Who Will Brawl in Avengers: Infinity War?

Thanos, currently the largest and most powerful villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been looming in the shadows, plotting the demise of the …

The new 'Justice League' Batmobile is totally badass

Justice League

Here's Why Twenty One Pilots Accepted Their First Grammy in Their Underwear

Rock group Twenty One Pilots accepted their first Grammy on Sunday night in their underwear. What might have seemed like a "total punk" move turned …

Twenty One Pilots

Sad 'Potter' is ending? Consider these magical books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, J.K. Rowling has said "Harry Potter" is done, but take heart. There are other books that might solve your need for more magic.<p>With the London stage debut and publication of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," Rowling has said Harry Potter's story is complete.<p>"He goes on a very big …

Books

‘Percy Jackson’ star Logan Lerman talks about new film ‘Indignation’

Actor Logan Lerman is only 24, but already has an impressive resume. His latest project is the drama “Indignation,” an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel, of which he is executive producer as well as star. KLG and Hoda challenge him to identify former co-stars while seeing only portions of their …

Philip Roth

A Percy Jackson TV Series Might Be Coming Soon!

While I personally haven’t read Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson novels, I’ve heard from fellow bookworms that the movies starring Logan Lerman didn’t …

Movies

Percy Jackson Returns in New Book Series by Rick Riordan

Fans of Percy Jackson and the Greek-mythological characters that populate author Rick Riordan’s body of work have some very exciting new work to look …

“Magnus Chase, I think it’s time for you to meet Percy Jackson.” The Hammer of Thor Book Review

<b>Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard</b><p><b>Book 2</b><p>Rick Riordan<p>Disney-Hyperion, October 2016<p><b>“It’s Hammer time! (Someone had to say it)”</b><p>Rating: 2.5 out of 5 …

Books

New Version of Lightning Thief Musical to Play Off-Broadway

Chris McCarrell will star in the new production that features an updated score and script.<p>Chris McCarrell (<i>Les Miserables, Peter Pan Live, The OA)</i> is …

6 Reasons I've Read the Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series a Dozen Times

Of course I’m always on the lookout for new books, but sometimes—especially during my personal post-holiday slump—I like to return to my favorites. …

‘Percy Jackson’ Musical, by ‘Unfortunate Events’ Writer, Expands for Return Run

Joe Tracz is having a pretty good week. The first season of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the Lemony Snicket TV adaptation on which he served as …

A Series of Unfortunate Events

George Salazar and Jonathan Raviv Join Cast of The Lightning Thief Musical

Further casting has been announced for the new Off-Broadway musical.<p>Further casting has been announced for a new version of <i>The Lightning Thief: The</i> …

See What the Cast of 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' Looks Like Today!

Next month marks seven years since <i>Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief</i> hit theaters — and <b>Logan Lerman</b> made his debut as an bonafide action …

Alexandra Daddario

THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Struck by THE LIGHTNING THIEF Off-Broadway

The Color Purple's Carrie Compere will join the cast of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical in the role of Sally this March for the …