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West Hollywood passes resolution to remove President Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

The West Hollywood City Council passed a resolution Monday night asking to have President Trump's star removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to a tweet by the city’s mayor.<p>“West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the …

Donald Trump

Plastic Food Melts In Japanese Heat

This summer is dangerously hot in Japan. Just look what the heat did to this plastic matcha latte!<p>In Japanese, plastic food is typically found …

Japan

Nerf Is Releasing Overwatch Guns

Blizzard and Nerf are going to release a couple of guns based on <i>Overwatch</i>, one being Reaper’s shotgun, the other D.Va’s pistol.<p>They’re part of Nerf’s …

Guns

Disney Theme Park Designer Imagines Terrific Studio Ghibli Rides

John Ramirez, a Disney artist and theme park designer, has long been working on his own ideas for Studio Ghibli rides. We’ve featured a few of them, …

Walt Disney Company

Japan's Anime Girl Version Of Amazon Echo Enters Mass Production

Back in 2016, crowdfunded pre-orders commenced for the Gatebox virtual assistant. Now in 2018, the product is going into mass production at around …

Anime

Chinese Esports Team Has An Amazing Training Facility

China’s OMG (Oh My God) dominates not only dominates <i>League of Legends</i> and <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, but also esports compounds. Check out its …

eSports

Oh my gosh, it’s happening!

Oh my gosh, it’s happening! <b>Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! and Drum ‘n’ Fun!</b> —new entries in the amazing Japanese rhythm game series— <b>will release on</b> …

Nintendo Switch

The Shin Megami Tensei Mobile Game Embraces The Hell World Of Social Media

“This is the world of the downloaders,” says one of the characters early on in <i>Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2</i>, Sega’s mobile adaptation of the …

Shin Megami Tensei

A Warning To Figure Collectors During Summer

It’s summer! In many places, it’s hot. If you collect anime or video game themed figures, take heed. Severe summer temps can wreak havoc on …

Anime

Uber drivers reportedly still faking vomit spills to rip off passengers

Uber "vomit fraud" isn't new — the scam has been around for years — but rash of recent incidents in Miami have raised the alarm on social media.<p>Here's how the con works:<p>— An Uber driver drops off a passenger.<p>— The driver then stages a mess around the passenger's seat and takes photographs.<p>— The …

Customer Service

Trouble for bubble tea shops as San Francisco bans plastic straws

As the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prepares to vote on an ordinance banning plastic straws, hundreds of small-business owners could be impacted by one problem: bubble tea.<p>You can drink a cocktail without a straw. You can drink a 32-ounce cola without a straw. But ferrying huge tapioca pearls …

San Francisco

The Commandos Games Are Coming Back

<i>Commandos</i>, the classic PC stealth series, has been missing in action for <i>years</i>. No more: strategy publisher Kalypso (<i>Tropico</i>) has bought the rights to …

Retrogaming

Nathan Fillion Made An Uncharted Fan-Film, And It's Excellent

The official <i>Uncharted</i> movie may be stuck in development hell forever, but actor Nathan Fillion and his crew have made his own 15-minute tribute to …

Uncharted

How much the price of your favorite car could rise under Trump's tariffs

Why now might be the best time to buy a new vehicle<p>If you're considering buying a car — especially an imported car — now might be a good time to pull the trigger.<p>Interest rates and gas prices are rising. Zero-down financing is disappearing. But the biggest reason to buy now is the threat of tariffs …

Donald Trump

U.S. embassy in London warns Americans: 'Keep a low profile' during Trump visit

With President Donald Trump's impending trip to London expected to spark protests and upheaval, the U.S. embassy in London has some advice for Americans: "Keep a low profile."<p>The president is scheduled to arrive in the U.K. on Thursday, and what activists are calling a "carnival of resistance" has …

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Wine Canceled After Backlash: ‘Can You Turn Rape Into Marketing Copy?’

Wine inspired by extremely dark elements of hit Hulu series was met with huge backlash Thursday<p>Call it a facepalm in Gilead. A perfect marriage between marketing and missing-the-point ended in annulment as the makers of a line of “The Handmaid’s Tale”-branded wines canceled its launch on Tuesday …

This Year's Banned Pokémon Anime Episode

Earlier this spring, the 64th episode of the <i>Sun & Moon</i> anime aired in Japan. Since then, the episode’s English dub has not been broadcasted in the …

Rules For Eating And Drinking In Japan

Visting Japan? Or perhaps you already live in the country. Here are some handy rules to follow for eating and drinking protocol.<p>Generally, Japanese …

The Kill la Kill Game Sure Looks Nice

As teased last month, Arc System Works is releasing a <i>Kill la Kill</i> game. Here is its debut trailer.<p>Trigger, who did the original anime, is …

Six things to know about Creator, San Francisco’s new burger robot restaurant

It’s time for San Francisco to set aside its debates between the virtues of Shake Shack versus those of In-N-Out, at least for the time being, because today, the city welcomes <b>Creator</b> (680 Folsom St.) — a restaurant in SoMa where high-tech robots make $6 hamburgers.<p>It’s the culmination of years of …

SNL comedian posts skit spoofing viral 'Permit Patty' video

You've watched the video – now watch the SNL spoof.<p>In the original viral video, a white woman later identified as Alison Ettel confronts an 8-year-old girl selling bottled water in San Francisco. As the girl's mother films, Ettel claims the girl is breaking the law and appears to call the police. …

The next scam call you get could be a bogus call from Alameda County district attorney’s office

Top 5 U.S. Telephone Scams<p>Telephone scams in the U.S.<p>If you get a call from the Alameda County district attorney’s office, it might be a scam.<p>Officials say they’ve received several complaints about bogus calls coming from their office and want Bay Area residents to be on alert, because the callers …

Erin Brockovich joins legal team suing PG&E after North Bay wildfires

Celebrity consumer advocate Erin Brockovich has joined a legal fight to hold PG&E accountable for damages inflicted by the North Bay wildfires last year.<p>Brockovich became a household name after Julia Roberts portrayed her in a 2000 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. That star power is an asset in …

Berkeley landlord charged with attempted murder in shooting of tenant

A Northern California landlord has been charged with trying to kill a tenant in the third such violent incident between renters and property owners in recent weeks in a region mired in an affordable housing crisis.<p>The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged Herman Levi Little, 75, with …

Man who savagely kicked SF homeless person arrested, police say

Bay Area cities with highest incidents of violent crime<p>Bay Area cities with lowest incidents of violent crime<p>A 58-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault in what appears to be two separate unprovoked attacks in San Francisco when he allegedly kicked a homeless man and broke the …

Fallout 76 Leads To Surge Of Interest In The State Of West Virginia

West Virginia is not just a fantastical dystopian hellscape depicted in the trailer for <i>Fallout 76</i>. It’s a real place in the real dystopian nation of …

At E3, SoulCalibur's Objectified Women Felt Like A Relic Of The Past

In <i>SoulCalibur 6</i>, Ivy Valentine will be as she always was: wrapped in stringy cloth, balloon-breasted, mostly naked. She wields a snake sword that …

Animal rights protesters taunted with meat when they crash Martinez BBQ festival

Attendees at a Bay Area barbecue festival were not happy when protesters with a Berkeley-based animal rights group crashed the party.<p>In a Facebook livestream of Saturday's event, a handful of Direct Action Everywhere members disrupted proceedings onstage at the King of the County BBQ Challenge & …

The Incel Phenomenon: Fixing The Wrong Sexual Crisis

I see we’re not done talking about incels.After Alek Minassian’s deadly attack on innocents in Toronto, scores of people decided to share their hot …

The Battlefield Subreddit Has Officially Had It With ‘Historical Accuracy’ Complaints

<i>Battlefield V</i> will have women. When this was revealed during the game’s announcement stream last month, most people said “oh neat” and got on with …