Ashleigh Lauren Clyde

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Review: 'They Came Together' ★★★

The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough."<p>Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and other comedies, never more engagingly than in …

Comedy

'Begin Again,' A Music Fantasy Both Sticky And Sweet

You can be the scrappy newcomer only, well, once. That's a problem for <i>Once</i> writer-director John Carney, who has refashioned his low-budget 2006 hit as the slicker, cornier <i>Begin Again</i>. The new film excels as a pop-music fairy tale, but its real-world notes are seriously off-key.<p>The movie originally …

REVIEW: Transformers: Age of Extinction Is Bot-Sh*t Crazy

Billionaire scientist Joshua Joyce (Stanley Tucci) has found a new element called transformium — harvested from the spare parts of captured Autobots …

Movies

Dodgeball: An extreme second chance at childhood

Or, what it feels like to be hit in the face with a rubber ball.<p>A man in his mid-20s dressed as a Power Ranger leaps into the air, arms stretched, poised to catch the squishy rubber ball.<p>In one moment, he moves with the grace of a dancer, long limbs creating elegant lines midair. In the next, he …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Inside the Viper Room: Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Poker Game

“Poker Princess” Molly Bloom, in an adaptation from her new memoir, details how she went from a 26-year-old cocktail waitress to the hostess of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the July issue of <i>Vanity Fair.</i> Luring A-list names (“Tobey,” “Leo,” “Ben”) and taking home upwards of …

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

The Only Moves You Need For Killer Abs

Let's be real: Core workouts are important, but, <i>man</i>, are crunches easy. They're effective, yes, but we like an ab workout that challenges and pushes …

Workouts

A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>A social media startup called Five wants to give us a new way of communicating with our friends that’s more akin to a dinner …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …