Brian Kovach

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The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

I was a real Republican, before the 'wingnuts' took over my party

Trump is a danger to our nation and a disgrace to the Republican Party, but GOP leaders have decided they want to keep inflicting him on America.<p>About the same time the Trump administration had perfected its cruelty against families and children, the Hamilton County Republican Party in Cincinnati …

EPA

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

TV shows

Netflix's Extinction Has Everything You Need From a Big Sci-Fi Blockbuster

Netflix's Extinction, directed by Ben Young, is an alien invasion movie with a prominent leading cast, starring Michael Pena (Ant-Man and the Wasp) …

Science Fiction

J.K. Rowling's next Cormoran Strike novel Lethal White coming in September

Back in March 2017, <i>Harry Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling revealed (after playfully teasing fans) that the title of her next novel would be <i>Lethal White</i>. …

Books

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

Trump’s delusions are about to blow up in his own voters’ faces

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>With the exception of the big, beautiful wall that is already being built on the southern border (in President Trump’s mind, anyway), the issue that taps most directly into the most visceral strains of Trumpism is his escalating trade war with China. Given how often he preens about …

Republicans

Logan Director James Mangold Warns That Fandom Backlash Will Push Talent Out of Genre Films

Fans nowadays are angry. Oh, are they angry. And James Mangold is worried about the effect it’ll have on the culture industry.<p>Taking to Twitter, …

James Mangold

6 Books For The Beach At The End Of The World

You know it's been a long year when people ask for summer reads and you find yourself recommending Cherie Dimaline's <i>The Marrow Thieves —</i> in which Indigenous North Americans band together to escape government hunters in the wake of societal collapse — as a comforting story. (Hey, at least …

Books

The Best Sci-Fi Shows to Binge This Summer

For most people, summer means getting outside, going to the beach and soaking up the sun. For others, it means finding any air-conditioned refuge …

Science Fiction

15 New Thrillers by Women That Will Give You Chills This Summer

In the last year, women have been dominating the thriller genre with stories about unreliable narrators, mental instability, and dramatic twists and turns. If you couldn’t get enough of <i>Gone Girl</i> or the popular book-to-movie <i>Girl on the Train</i>, it’s time to pick up these new releases. From missing …

Books

Catalog Your Books, Games and More Into Your Own Searchable 'Library' With Libib

Despite my constant claims that I’m going to move to an all-digital library, I still buy a ton of books. I’ve started to embrace the fact that I like …

Books

These Images Can Alter Your Vision For Months

Warning: These images may affect your vision for days or even months if you look too long. The damage isn’t irreparable, though, and the worst …

Cherry Blossom

Comic Book Legend Steve Ditko Is Dead

Legendary comic book creator and artist Steve Ditko has died at the age of 90.<p>According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Ditko was found in his New York …

Comics

If You Liked 'Dark', You'll Love New Netflix Series 'Freud'

Tell me about your mother.<p>There’s a new German-language thriller coming to Netflix and it features an unusual hero. Following the success of <i>Dark</i>, …

Sigmund Freud

Lines so long at Elyria BMV over new Ohio license requirements people had a picnic

Seen on 19Seen on 19More>><p>Updated:Tuesday, July 3 2018 8:54 AM EDT2018-07-03 12:54:42 GMT<p>"Sunnyside Up" is a daily morning talk show featuring Wake …

United States

Ohio's big license/ID change: The documents you'll need at the BMV

WTOL 11 Top StoriesWTOL 11 Top StoriesMore>><p>The hottest day of the week will come right on the Fourth of July holiday. Once again there is a chance …

Crime

Ohio BMV to Stop Issuing Same-Day Licenses Starting Today

Update: Joining 41 states, Ohio has officially made the move to send driver's licenses and other forms of ID through through the mail, rather than …

Identity Theft

Drivers confused over Ohio BMV license changes

Lines were long at the Downtown Cincinnati License Bureau as July began, as BMV clerks explained the biggest change in decades to Ohio drivers …

Identity Theft

Board game review: Karuba The Card Game and Micropolis are brainy family fun

Karuba: The Card Game<p><i>2 - 6 players, 15 minutes, ages 8+, £13.99<br>Designer: Rüdiger Dorn</i><p>This brain-teasing game of jungle adventure casts you and your friends as intrepid explorers in a dense and treacherous rainforest. On each round you’ll play cards from your hand showing a variety of forest trails, …

Board Games

‘The Sinner’ Is Now On Netflix: Let The Binge-Watch Begin

Look, going to the beach is so highly overrated. After all, a woman could get up from her peaceful perch on her beach blanket and run up to a man and …

TV

IS IT TOO HOT TO WALK YOUR DOG? The 5 second rule during a heatwave

Heat Waves

Read 'The Cabin At The End Of The World' And You Won't Sleep For A Week

The worst kind of horror plays for shock — for extremes of blood and gore and screaming nonsense. It is instantly recognizable for existing in a universe too far gone from our own to truly haunt anyone still tethered to the everyday.<p>The best kind of horror is soft. Quiet. Almost gentle in its …

Books

29 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in July

It’s the height of summer, so whether that means lazy vacation days or a desperate need to stay indoors bathed in icy air conditioning, you’re going …

Science Fiction

The big problem with those conservative calls for 'civility'

Conservative doublespeak just got taken to a whole new level.<p>There are many reasons to balk at politicians' and commentators' calls for "civility" in …

Marco Rubio

Every Single Confirmed, Rumored, And Soon To Be Announced Marvel Studios Movies In The Works

Marvel may be keeping its Phase 4 plans under wraps but we've combed through everything we know about what's coming to bring you a list of confirmed …

Marvel Universe

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including the new Brad Thor thriller

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.<p><b>1. "Spymaster"</b> by Brad Thor (Atria, fiction, on sale July 3)<p><b>What it’s about:</b> In the latest in a series, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is called in when a secret organization starts attacking diplomats across Europe.<p>…

Books

Today is the Last Day You Can Get CDs at Best Buy

End of an era.Continue reading…

Selling

People Notice Someone Strange Stranded On An Iceberg Miles Out At Sea

"We knew we were his only chance for survival."<p>Last week, while aboard a crab-fishing boat off the coast of Labrador, Canada, Mallory Harrigan and …

Seals