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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins eight prizes at WhatsOnStage awards

Sold-out show wins best new play, best director and three acting prizes, while Billie Piper wins best actress for Yerma<p>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one of the biggest stage events of recent years, has won eight prizes at the only UK theatre awards voted on by the public.<p>The two-part play at …

Harry Potter

Trump tweets align perfectly with comic book supervillain dialogue

‘I’m not ranting and raving!’<p>For as long as Donald Trump has been on Twitter, he’s been known for his outlandish statements and rhetoric. His words have been mocked and parodied in a number of places, like <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and by voiceover actors like Mark Hamill and Billy West. It’s low-hanging …

Comic Books

Celebrities react to President Trump's 'unhinged' press conference

President Donald Trump held a wide-ranging press conference Thursday, during which he insulted the media, defended former National Security Adviser …

Want To Fight Inequality? Forget Design Thinking

Born in the wake of Ferguson, the Creative Reaction Lab rejects “design thinking” for a more inclusive approach to systemic inequality.<p>In the days after a police officer shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 9, 2014, Antionette Carroll watched as her hometown erupted in protest. For …

High School

Your Worst Idea Might Be Your Best Idea | Inc.com

Sometimes the best way to get to the right answer is to think of the wrong answer first.<p>This is especially useful when you're stuck.<p>Brand consultant and author Marty Neumeier talks about how designers go beyond thinking out of the box by "thinking wrong" in his book The Designful Company, something …

Motherhood

All About Pacing – 4 Important Questions To Ask

<b>1. What is pacing?</b><p>Pacing is all about the manipulation of time and controlling the speed and rhythm of a story.<p>“Pacing is part structural choices and …

Simple home hacks could save up to 65 percent on your utility bills

The colder it gets, the higher your utility bills spike, from hot water to heat. And experts say this year, costs could skyrocket even higher than last year because of rising fuel costs.<p>But even if you aren't handy, there are simple hacks you can do yourself around the house that can save you big …

Home Improvement

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be heading to Earth, confirms Marvel boss Kevin Feige

But why, man? WHY?<p><i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2</i> blew us all away with its out-of-this-world Super Bowl 51 trailer and melted our hearts with the …

How to improve anything you write in 2 minutes

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.<p>Delete the word "that"<p>The word "that" can be removed from your writing at least 90% of the time, and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.<p><b>Example:</b> "You believe that I'm lying, but …

Writing

Looks Like Tony Stark Has Yet Another New Suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Sure, Tony Stark changes his Iron Man suit roughly every other minute in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But a new batch of <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> …

Marvel Studios Is Perfectly Okay With Its Villain Problem

Even fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will admit, for the most part, the villains have been lacking. Yes, Loki was awesome. So awesome he was …

Want to Have More Creative Breakthroughs? Redesign Your Day According to This Step-by-Step Guide | Inc.com

You stare at a blank screen for what seems like hours, waiting for your brain to come up with a brilliant idea, and it never comes. There has to be a better way to brainstorm, right?<p>There is--and it might be as simple as doing the laundry.<p>In the new book <i>The Net and the Butterfly:</i> <i>The Art and</i> …

Creativity

How to Hard Restart the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

On previous models of iPhone, you could force restart your iPhone (known as a hard restart) by holding the Home button and your Sleep/Wake button at the same time. However, the iPhone 7 Home button isn’t really a button at all. It uses Haptic feedback to create the feeling of pressing a button. …

Mobile Technology

How To: Convert Words to Emoji in the iOS 10 Messages App

Sure, a picture is worth a thousand words, but an emoji is worth at least one. iOS 10 brought the uber-important feature that allows Message users to …

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Spoilers: Director Compares Film To ‘Captain America: Civil War’

It’s a huge challenge directing any superhero film for Marvel Cinematic Studios, and “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi really understands this …

Has the Marvel Cinematic Universe become too complicated to enjoy?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe now shows no signs of diminished returns. Doctor Strange made well over $600 million, while Captain America: Civil War …

Comics

Ben Affleck Will No Longer Be Directing The Standalone ‘Batman’ Film

After months of uncertainty over whether the film would actually come to fruition at all, Ben Affleck has officially stepped down from <i>The Batman</i> as director. Variety reports that Affleck will still stay on with the project as star and producer, but that he and Warner Brothers decided that it was …

One DC Comics Villain May Not Be In Justice League After All

New <i>Wonder Woman</i> details tease Diana’s team of ragtag soldiers. Richard Kelly is interested in making a new <i>Donnie Darko</i>. Finn Jones teases Danny …

Avengers: Infinity War Adds Another Character From Guardians Of The Galaxy

The 2018 Avengers film, <i>Infinity War</i>, is already set to have a huge cast. Now, it's grown again.<p>Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis in this year's <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>, has confirmed that she will appear in <i>Infinity War</i>. She confirmed this on Instagram (via Entertainment Weekly), sharing a …

Comics

The Dark Side Of Star-Lord You Never Hear About

For many of us, the Marvel movie <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> was the first time we encountered Star-Lord, the leader of the Guardians and an all-around …

Logan Is In A "Different Universe" Than Other X-Men Movies, Jackman Says

Here's something interesting. <i>Logan</i> star Hugh Jackman, who plays Wolverine in the upcoming X-Men movie, has revealed that <i>Logan</i> exists in a "slightly different universe" than the main series.<p>It's not exactly clear how this is all going to shake out, but Jackman says all will be revealed soon enough. …

J.K. Rowling shuts down Trump's inauguration with Horcrux-themed burn

LONDON — J.K. Rowling was not about to let inauguration day go by without at least one Donald Trump burn.<p>On Friday morning, following her already …

Donald Trump

Go behind the scenes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Discover the hidden secrets of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood in a new video.<p>Ever wanted to wander around Harry Potter's beloved school of Hogwarts or Ollivander's wand shop?<p>This video, posted on Monday, reveals some of the interesting trivia behind the Wizarding …

Harry Potter

3 Hidden Gems of Board Gaming You Should Be Playing

Every year, there are tons of great games that make a tremendous splash in the board game community. Last year we saw huge hits like <i>Scythe</i> and</i> …

Snape Was The Hero We Always Misunderstood We’re Still Living With That Regret

"Ten points from Gryffindor."<p>Just as easy as it was to fall in love with Harry Potter, it was equally effortless, the way our hatred for Severus …

Thor: Ragnarok's Tom Hiddleston teases Doctor Strange's role as he joins Loki and The Hulk's mini-Avengers reunion

Aside from comparing facial hair...<p>New, erm, news is starting to trickle down from the cosmos about the Thor threequel <i>Ragnarok</i>.<p>Doctor Strange was …

Marvel: 15 Things You Didn't Know About Vibranium

Next to Adamantium, Vibranium is probably the most famous of the fictional “ium” wonder materials to feature in Marvel comics books and the …

Comics

Muggles, Don't Even Think About Attempting This Harry Potter Bucket List

Muggles, don't even think about attempting this Harry Potter bucket list! It's only for folks who know their stuff about witchcraft and wizardry — …

Harry Potter

Is Harry Potter the Jesus of a New Generation?

Millions are giving the series a close read through a spiritual lens.<p>When I was a kid, I worried about my parents with an anxiety bordering on obsession. If they went out for the evening, I'd sit up in bed waiting to hear tires on the snow, the quiet roar of the garage door, the jingle of keys in …

Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling Gives Fans the Most J.K. Rowling Clue About Her New Books

After recently revealing on Twitter that she has two novels in the works, J.K. Rowling took to the social media site again Thursday to offer a …

Books