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Trump lashes out after Mueller indictment, downplays Russian plot

The president blasted the 'fake news' media and quoted a Facebook executive as he insisted the Kremlin did not collude with his campaign or influence the 2016 vote.<p>President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at suggestions that Russia helped him win the presidency, reiterating that a new federal …

Donald Trump

Two Years After Raising $1.3 Million, System Shock Remaster Is On 'Hiatus'

The upcoming remake of <i>System Shock</i>, Kickstarted two years ago for over $1.3 million, is now on “hiatus” thanks to problems with development, the …

What's New in Far Cry 5 – IGN First

One of the biggest questions going into Ubisoft's next entry of the Far Cry series is just what exactly is changing in Far Cry 5. It's a fair …

Steam games now work with the PS4 DualShock 4 controller

PC gamers rejoice: You now have more choice when it comes to which controllers you can use to obliterate your enemies.<p>In the latest update to its Steam client, Valve noted that it’s added support for PS4 DualShock 4 controllers. This was in beta for some time, but it’s now available to …

The PlayStation February Flash Sale is now on

<b>Grab discounts on Uncharted 4, Rocket League, and TitanFall 2 in the latest PlayStation Store Flash Sale.</b>The US PlayStation Store Flash Sale is …

Jim French, Left 4 Dead’s Bill, dies at 89

A prolific radio actor as the nation was turning to television<p>Jim French, a Seattle radio host and voice actor who later supplied the voice of Bill Overbeck in 2008’s <i>Left 4 Dead</i>, has died. He was 89. A veteran of World War II, French was one of the last full-time voice actors producing radio …

Ryan Adams pays tribute to Chris Cornell with cover of “Black Hole Sun” — watch

<i>Featured photos by​ Eric Ta (Chris Cornell) and Heather Kaplan (Ryan Adams)</i><p>Like so many other musicians this weekend, Ryan Adams took a moment during …

Humble Store Hosting a Ubisoft Spring Sale Now With up to 75% off

Ubisoft Spring Sale Live on the Humble Store Now<p>Last week we told you about the announcement of three upcoming Ubisoft titles: a new Assassin’s Creed …

Stephen King Finally Found Something Scarier Than 'The Shining'

Horror novelist slams Trump in new tweets.<p>Author Stephen King has been delivering chills for more than four decades with horror masterpieces such as “It,” “The Shining” and “’Salem’s Lot.”<p>But King now believes there’s something more terrifying than anything he’s ever cooked up, and it’s living in …

Donald Trump

Does using more semicolons make an author more pretentious?

In Kurt Vonnegut’s 2005 essay collection <i>A Man Without a Country,</i> he includes the following message on punctuation:<p><b>Here is a lesson in creative</b> …

'The Book Of Joan' Is A Dizzying, Dystopian Genre Mashup

In one of my favorite paintings of Joan of Arc — created by Jules Bastien-Lepage at the end of the 19th century — a disheveled, flush-faced teenager stares into the middle distance in the tangle of a garden. Behind her, faint images of saints emerge from the foliage. Unlike so many other paintings …

Books

19 Books Like 'Big Little Lies' For Fans To Read After Watching The Final Episode

Based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel, HBO's <i>Big Little Lies</i> miniseries wraps up on Sunday night. For those of you left in the suburban-gothic …

Serial killer died from head injuries; Ohio inmate suspected

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A fellow inmate is suspected of fatally beating a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" inside the cell where he was serving …

Crime

How To Get Your Book Sales Moving With Facebook Ads. A Case Study With David Penny

<i>Much of the information out there on Facebook Ads is from people spending a lot of money and from people making a lot of money.</i> <i><br>We all love to hear</i> …

Writing

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

This website recommends novels by making sure you can’t judge a book by its cover

There’s an old adage that says “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And while that’s usually used metaphorically to discourage making judgements of a person or situation based on initial impressions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t interpret it literally to refer to actually judging works of …

Jesus wept: How can you call yourself a Christian if you voted for Donald Trump?

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci/Getty/allanswart)</b><p>Christian faith means many things to many people. But I’m confused about how “love thy neighbor” led us here<p>Lily Burana<p>November 19, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>One of the hallmarks of Christian faith is charity, which is unfortunate for me, because, as a cradle Christian (and, …

Faith

30 Social Media Engagement Tactics That Will Boost Shares And Conversions

An engaged following = audience who know, like, and trust you. And that, at its core, is how successful content marketers help fuel sales. Engaging …

Infographics

An American Tragedy

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, …

The Indie Authors Guide to DIY Audiobooks

So you want to produce an audio edition of your self-published book? Here's what you need to know.<p>So you want to enliven your self-published book …

‘Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes’: Watch Jon Ronson’s 2008 Documentary About the Master Filmmaker’s Style

The 48-minute film was recently uploaded online.<p>Stanley Kubrick was famously meticulous, and over the years and decades many have searched for …

Stanley Kubrick

The Astonishing Story of the Sodder Children

Talk about a labyrinthine story: the deaths -- or the "deaths" -- of the five Sodder Children in a fire at their home in 1945 seems, at first glance, …

Christmas Eve

Frisco man gets life sentence for gunning down ex-wife with six-shot barrage

A Frisco man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of murdering his ex-wife nearly two years ago.<p>The Collin County …

South Carolina man killed 7 in decade-long crime spree, authorities say after woman's rescue

A South Carolina man killed at least seven people in a hidden crime spree that lasted more than a decade and only was uncovered when police rescued a woman locked in a storage container, authorities said Saturday.<p>Todd Kohlhepp accepted responsibility for an unsolved massacre one day before the 13th …

Crime

Top Ten Books to Give to Adolescent Boys Who Say They “Hate Reading” by Oona Marie Abrams

Three years ago, I welcomed the ritual of ten minutes of daily independent reading into my 12th grade classroom. Of course, I was nervous at the …

Books

This cute game about a girl and her dog is absolutely terrifying

Just looking at <i>Yomawari: Night Alone</i>, a survival horror game available on Steam and PlayStation Vita, it’s hard to imagine how it could be scary. It stars a cute little girl with a big red bow in her hair, and it features a charming 2D art style that gives it the feel of a pleasant modern-day …

Horror

Surreal Painted Postcards from a Post-Apocalyptic World

A surreal post-apocalyptic wasteland of skeletons and flying sharks composes a group show at Modern Eden Gallery.<p>An unconventional scene depicting flying swordfish reeled in by the bony hands of skeleton fishermen is filled with stringent detail by Sandra Yagi, one of four artists brought together …