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12 Books Every Harry Potter Fan Should Read In 2018

With January on the horizon, it's time to get excited about 2018 reading. (Cue fireworks.) And if you're a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you're itching …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels That You Haven't Read

People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st …

The 22 most exciting new shows of 2017 you have to see

An FX study estimates that the amount of original scripted shows will reach 500 in 2017 - up from 455 in 2016. It's really becoming impossible for any person to keep up with all the most exciting shows coming down the pike.<p>But don't worry, here's a list of the shows we believe deserve your …

TV

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Deleted Scene: Chewbacca Violently Dismembers Rey’s Junk Boss

The clip is featured on the 3-D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.<p>In the original “Star Wars: Episode IV,” C-3PO plays chess with Chewbacca and is warned …

Why the world’s first and only moonwatch is a horological wonder

Why the world’s first and only moonwatch is a horological wonder<p>Few periods in modern history have been as densely packed with ingenuity and pluck as …

Buzz Aldrin

The US Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

This is not a drill.<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will pay you to take a vacation …

US Virgin Islands

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

Moab, UT<p>If your idea of the ideal honeymoon is that it’s fueled more by adrenaline than gluttony, then consider centering your post-nuptials in …

Los Cabos

Matthew McConaughey Chose The Dark Tower Over Guardians of the Galaxy, But Who Was He Going To Play?

Actors on the level of Matthew McConaughey often turn down the biggest roles imaginable for any number of reasons. What we rarely hear, though, is …

The Intriguing Backstory of Darth Vader's Castle in Rogue One

The idea that Darth Vader had a home somewhere in a galaxy far, far away isn’t a new one. <i>Star Wars</i> concept designer Ralph McQuarrie came up with the …

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

Star Wars

Netflix Is Dropping a Mysterious New Show Friday. Here’s What We Know About The OA

This week Netflix surprised everyone with the news that a new eight-episode series, <i>The OA,</i> will premiere on Friday. Like summer megahit <i>Stranger</i> …

TV

Daredevil and Jessica Jones unite in new set images from Marvel's The Defenders

And goodness, they seem to be having a wonderful time.<p>New photos have emerged from the set of Marvel's <i>The Defenders</i> – and if these shots of Daredevil …

Comics

10 incredible space photos from astronaut Don Pettit's new book

Spaceborne just landed in book stores<p>"To travel in space is to be awestruck, over and over and over."--Don Pettit, <i>Spaceborne</i>.<p>Don Pettit and his crewmates flew into space three times, capturing about 600,000 photos from their shuttle missions and long-term stays on the International Space Station. …

Space Exploration

Here's When You Can Have Your Honeymoon on the Moon

It might not be long before you’re sipping margaritas on the moon.<p>Speaking to <i>CNBC</i> in an interview published on Thursday, Naveen Jain, founder of a …

Space Travel

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Northern Ireland

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

Bill Murray

'Rogue One' Novel Reveals Jyn Erso's Legacy and Future

Her dad is the most important person in the universe.<p>Marketing tells us that Jyn Erso is the brave and hopeful heroine at the center of <i>Rogue One: A</i> …

Star Wars

Oldest alphabet identified as Hebrew

<b>SAN ANTONIO</b> — The world’s earliest alphabet, inscribed on stone slabs at several Egyptian sites, was an early form of Hebrew, a controversial new …

The Ten People Negan Won't Kill On 'The Walking Dead' Tonight

<i>The Walking Dead</i> returns for its seventh season premiere tonight, and will resolve one of the most gripping, controversial cliffhangers in TV history. I won’t launch into a full rant about how much I hated how <i>The Walking Dead</i> handled this scene, the single most impactful moment from the entire run …

The Walking Dead

The 'Rogue One' trailer has the internet in a fandom frenzy

Have we traveled through time? Not to the late '70s and the onset of Star Wars frenzy, or even to the false hope-riddled prequel years. With a new …

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

Star Wars

Martin Freeman’s New Marvel Role Could Be Deeply Twisted

But will Freeman wind up paired with frequent co-star Benedict Cumberbatch?<p>Earlier this week Marvel announced that <b>Martin Freeman</b> would be joining his <i>Sherlock</i> and <i>Hobbit</i> co-star <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> in the brotherhood of Marvel movie stars. There are no plans yet for the two to share screen time; …

Marvel Universe

The CW’s Third DC Comics Series Is Going Straight To The Airwaves

The CW has a lot of confidence in its budding DC TV universe; <i>The Flash</i> is a huge hit, and <i>Arrow</i> is going strong in its third season. And it looks like the third show, variously called <i>The Atom</i> or <i>Legends of Tomorrow</i>, will join the lineup, as it’s skipping the pilot stage altogether.<p>Screen Rant, …

Comic Books

The 13 most bizarre Soviet-era buildings that are still standing today

This is especially true in the former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia, where architects of the time designed some striking and frankly absurd structures before the Soviet era came to an end towards the end of the 20th century.<p>Many of these structures survived the fall of the Berlin …

Communist Party

Ryan Phillippe In Talks With Marvel to Star in Netflix Series

Jared Leto Debuts Ghoulish 'Suicide Squad' Version of the Joker

Latest incarnation of the DC Comics supervillain inspired by graphic novel 'Batman: The Killing Joke'<p>The legendary Batman foe the Joker made his …

James Bond Haunted by Ghosts of His Past in 'Spectre' Teaser

Sneak peek at upcoming 007 adventure offers first look at new characters played by Monica Bellucci and, in silhouette, Christoph Waltz<p><i>Spectre</i>, the …

Spectre: watch footage from the James Bond shoot in Austria

The first images from the set of 007’s latest adventure, Spectre, have arrived – with Daniel Craig skulking around Sölden in Austria<p>The first footage and official image from the set of James Bond’s 24th adventure, Spectre, have been released.<p>Daniel Craig, in his fourth outing as the British spy, is …

James Bond

The $1 Million USD Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz G63 is one the most powerful vehicles offered by the German automaker, and<p>The Mercedes-Benz G63 is one the most powerful vehicles offered by the German automaker, and arguably on the market as a whole. The luxurious yet rugged G-Wagen exceeds many of the requirements needed for …