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43 Insanely Creative Cosplays to Inspire You

From historically accurate costumes to creative combinations of different fandoms, cosplayers always find a way to make their elaborate outfits stand out. At this year's WonderCon, held in Anaheim, CA, over the weekend, cosplayers from all over the country brought their A game. Don't let their hard …

Harley Quinn

Design’s Largest Professional Org Embraces An Unlikely Medium–Print

AIGA debuts a new print magazine. “It’s an experimental design playground, visually and editorially,” says Eye on Design founder Perrin Drumm.<p>In 2005, the American Institute of Graphic Arts–one of the largest professional organizations for designers–changed its name to AIGA to distance itself from …

Design

Netflix's Alias Grace adapts Margaret Atwood in austere, lovely, ultra-Canadian fashion

The six-part series ably realizes one of the author’s least adaptable novels.<p><i>Alias Grace</i> is a handsomely produced, beautifully performed series, boasting superb writing and direction, that nonetheless holds the audience at arm’s length. I liked it, but didn’t love it, and I’m hard-pressed to …

TV

Colin Kaepernick to attend mediation session with NFL and players if it’s agreed upon

After an informal meeting went without resolution, the NFL players put in a formal request for mediation.<p>NFL players who have raised social issues during the national anthem requested a formal mediation session with the NFL, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Among those players, Colin Kaepernick …

6 Ghostly Animals Just in Time for Halloween

From a deep-sea shark to a dancing moth, some wild animals have earned a spooky reputation.<p>It's nearly Halloween, the time of year when no one could blame you for believing in ghosts. These otherworldly spirits bring to mind elusive shapes, pale colors, and strange sounds.<p>And some wild animals with …

Nature

Can You Name the Most Iconic Sandwiches in the U.S.?

Here's where to find them.<p>Named for 18th-century Englishman John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the sandwich holds the status of delectable cultural icon. “Sandwiches are part of America like pasta is part of Italy,” says Becky Mercuri, author of American Sandwich. “Ever since our …

10 Thoughts Every Groom Has Right Before the Wedding

"I should probably pee again, right?"<p>Wedding day jitters are incredibly common. It’s exciting and scary, like a roller-coaster two people are committing to riding for the rest of their lives. It can make for tons of intrusive and probably irrational thoughts, but those all melt away once a groom …

Some Disney World Resorts Will Start Allowing Dogs!

A Pluto’s Welcome Kit includes a mat, bowls, pet ID tag, plastic bags, puppy pads, and dog walking maps.<p>LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Four hotels at Walt Disney World Resort will allow guests to bring dogs beginning Sunday.<p>The hotels near Orlando, Florida, are Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney …

The Child in Taylor Swift's "Gorgeous" Is the Offspring of an Uber Famous Couple

Well, most likely.<p>Taylor Swift, queen of hidden messages and secretive stuff, has fans thinking that the child speaking at the beginning of "Gorgeous" is Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold’s daughter, James Reynolds. (I mean, duh. It's not like Taylor was gonna put some un-famous baby on her album. Get …

This Iconic Photo Of Lady Gaga With 5 Living Former U.S. Presidents Is Going Mega Viral

No, seriously. Iconic.<p>The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.<p>Democrats Barack Obama, …

You're Going to Be Able to Keep Up with the Kardashians For At Least Five More Seasons

Next stop, forever!<p>With three Kardashian-Jenner babies on the way, the family at the center of <i>Keeping Up with the Kardashians</i> has plenty of familial drama (and various industries) to conquer still. Which is why it makes sense that their contract with E! has just been extended through 2019 — five …

Wonder Workshop’s Robots Teach Kids To Be Coders Of The Future

Can kids have fun while learning to code? At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Wonder Workshop shows they can–with robots.<p>“Coding should be taught as a fundamental skill, just as reading, writing, and math are,” says Wonder Workshop founder and CEO Vikas Gupta. “We can’t even imagine what …

This Wonder Woman Pumpkin Carving Is Fiery Perfection

A truly super jack-o'-lantern.<p>Andy Manoloff shares YouTube videos of his crafting projects online. Many of them are pop culture-related: A working (tiny) replica of <i>Spider-Man</i> villain Doc Ock's tentacles; a replica of the detonator Baby Groot runs away with in <i>Guardians of the Galaxy 2</i>. His latest …

What 5 Women Look Like Before and After Getting Short Haircuts

'Tis the season for short hair.<p>With celebrities from Lucy Hale to Kerry Washington opting for super-short hair, it's pretty clear what the cut of the summer is: a bob (or, its lengthier sister, the lob).<p>Given the buzz around this short crop, I had stylist Ryan Austin, from Cutler Salon in Soho, …

Ivanka Trump Responds to Critics Who Say She's "Complicit" in Her Father's Presidency

"I don’t know what it means to be complicit."<p>In her first interview since becoming an official government employee, first daughter Ivanka Trump has offered a response to those who have criticized her and her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner, for being "complicit" in her father President Donald …