Ben Hanten

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Beatles’ Acid Test: How LSD Opened the Door to ‘Revolver’

The story of <i>Revolver</i> began in a night of hell and illumination.<p>“We’ve had LSD,” John Lennon told George Harrison.<p>It was spring 1965. Lennon and his …

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Is a Game of Thrones Spin-Off Coming Soon?

Will we ever see a follow-up or prequel? The HBO hit's showrunners tease possibilities.<p>Could we be getting a <i>Game of Thrones</i> prequel or spin-off series after all?<p>Back in April, HBO boss Michael Lombardo said he couldn't imagine any kind of follow-up if "it were not driven by" <i>GoT</i> showrunners David …

‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Debuts Via Social Media Three Days Early For A Very Limited Time

The first season of <i>Mr. Robot</i> took just about everyone off guard by presenting the story of Elliot, a strange loaner with the ability to hack just about anything, who finds himself right in the middle of a conspiracy that could change the world. The quiet, often-times unbalanced Elliot became the …

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Mr. Robot Season 2 Primer: What to Remember From Season 1

<b>[This article contains SPOILERS for Mr. Robot season 1.]</b><p><b>–</b><p>In a short amount of time, USA’s <b>Mr. Robot</b> went from that show with a silly title and …

Mr. Robot Just Answered Its Biggest Cliffhanger In a Promo

Up until now the promos for season 2 of <i>Mr. Robot</i> have been incredibly oblique with few hints of what’s to come. While the video just screened on …

Game of Thrones’ Bran Stark on Whether His Character Knows the Identity of Jon Snow’s Father

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for the sixth season of <i>Game of Thrones.</i><p>Sunday night’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> season six finale gave us one major moment …

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HBO just confirmed beyond a doubt who Jon Snow’s real father is on 'Game of Thrones'

Helen Sloan/HBO<p><i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" season six finale came extremely close to 100% …

Jon Snow’s Real Name On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Gives Away His Lineage

No matter what Bran Stark says, it’s pretty obvious that “The Winds of Winter,” the final episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> season six, confirmed a long-held fan theory: that Jon Snow is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. The evidence came in the form of Lyanna whispering her child’s name to …

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The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3D printing

I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering whether 3D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth Vader replicas from Thingiverse and …

Where 'Mr. Robot' Gets Inspiration for its Hacks

"It gets harder and harder each episode because I don’t want to repeat an attack from season one."<p>Besides a seeming never-ending procession of major hacks that have targeted everything from Sony Pictures and LinkedIn to the federal government's Office of Personnel Management and a message board for …

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5 Predictions For The 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Finale [Updated]

<i>Spoilers through Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’ follow.</i><p>There’s a certain formula to <i>Game of Thrones.</i> The second or third-to-last episode tends to be a big battle.<p>Last season that was the wonderful episode <i>Hardhome</i>, which featured Jon Snow facing off against the White Walkers.<p>The season finale tends to …

This moment in the first episode of "Game of Thrones" MAY have predicted the Starks' deaths

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has not been kind to the Starks. The first to go was Ned, who was beheaded for treason (but really for exposing the Lannisters for …

How Elliot Will Become the Enemy in Mr. Robot Season Two

The fsociety hack failed in this new trailer.<p>In April, USA revealed the first footage from the second season of <i>Mr. Robot</i>. From what we gathered from those few seconds of video, having pulled off the big hack, fsociety is forced to deal with the repercussions of their work. It's not the human utopia …

Bill Clinton's Costly Assault Weapons Ban

Patrick Griffin, his chief congressional affairs lobbyist, recalls the lead up to the bill’s passage in 1994—and the steep political price that followed.<p>For those who question whether anything will ever be done to curb the use of military grade weaponry for mass shootings in the United States, …

Neil Young Finally Confirms The Most Popular Legend About Him

While promoting his new album, "Earth," Young addressed the "More barn!" myth.<p>Graham Nash -- of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- has a story about his friend, Neil Young, that has been almost too perfect to believe for nearly three decades.<p>As the myth goes, Nash was at Young's ranch just south of …

Republicans are coming for your browsing histories, not your guns | VICE News

Congressional Republicans have a plan to prevent deadly attacks like the Orlando nightclub massacre from happening again: Give the FBI easy access to citizens' browsing history and email data without the hassle of having to obtain a warrant first.<p>Arizona Senator John McCain filed an amendment to …

Donald Trump has less campaign cash than Ben Carson and Ted Cruz

Trump's prospects for righting his campaign ship look even bleaker in light of the fundraising figures his campaign released Monday.<p>His cash on hand — which would hardly be impressive for an obscure congressional candidate — is dwarfed by presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's $42 million …

Why Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is building an airplane as wide as a football field

Created by Microsoft cofounder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch will be larger than any other airplane every built. According to Christian Davenport at The Washington Post, the plane is staggeringly huge:<p>Its wingspan measures more than the length of a football field — 385 …

What the Orlando shooting shows about the importance of gun laws

After the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, it would be easy to write the whole question of gun laws off altogether.<p>After all, the 29-year-old assailant in the horrific massacre at a gay club in Orlando was a native-born U.S. citizen, a licensed security guard who therefore had a good reason to …

Orlando gunman had been seen on gay dating apps, at Pulse nightclub before shooting

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Kevin West said he was in the parking lot at the Pulse nightclub at 1 a.m. Sunday when he recognized Omar Mateen walking in.<p>The men had met more than a year ago when Mateen reached out to West on Jack’d, a dating app for men. They then lost touch until three months ago, when …

Viva Lady Stoneheart: Here are this week’s Game Of Thrones dead pool odds

Though people are always dying in Westeros, things have been a little slow for the last two weeks for our <i>Game Of Thrones</i>dead pool. Sure, Ian …

This "Game Of Thrones" Fan Theory About Cersei And Jaime Is Insane

Could history repeat itself?<p>* <b>Cersei wouldn't marry a prince, but a king.</b> At the time of the prophecy, Cersei expected to marry Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. But he later married Elia Martell and then was killed by Robert Baratheon, who became king – and Cersei's husband.<p>* <b>The king would have 20 children</b> …

'Game of Thrones' Twitter data shows how the world reacted to major episodes

LONDON — Data is coming. Sweet, sweet, <i>Game of Thrones</i> Twitter data, to be exact.<p>Last week, Twitter published a blog post announcing their project to …

This 'Game of Thrones' reveal is the most hyped thing to ever happen on the series

<i>Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones."</i><p>Jon Snow and Benjen Stark have nothing on the hype surrounding Sunday's major …

‘Game of Thrones’ 101: Robert’s Rebellion and Fall of the Mad King - Houston Chronicle

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p><i>(Spoiler alert: This post includes what could be considered spoilers for “Game of Thrones” and the “Song of Ice and Fire”</i> …

Will The Mountain fall? Here are this week’s Game Of Thrones dead pool odds

Absolutely no one died on last week’s <i>Game Of Thrones</i>, leaving almost all of <i>The A.V. Club</i>’s dead pool betters totally boned. Only Maester Josh Modell …

3 clues from recent 'Game of Thrones' episodes hint at a devastating fan theory

"Game of Thrones" fan theories are a dime a dozen, and they range from tinfoil levels of conspiracy to probable fact. With season six outpacing George R.R. Martin's book series, some theories are beginning to see more and more evidence from the show.<p>One of these predictions involves the iconic ice …

Here's what to expect in the next explosive episode of 'Game of Thrones'

1/<p>Jaime will arrive at Riverrun, the castle historically occupied by the Tully family — Catelyn Stark's childhood home.<p>HBO<p>2/<p>He's going to meet with …