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For a long time, in the wake of two disastrous Batman screen projects, it seemed like Batman might never get a fair swing at capturing the unlimited …

For a long time, in the wake of two disastrous Batman screen projects, it seemed like Batman might never get a fair swing at capturing the unlimited …

Is This the Most Disingenuous Liberal Talking Point to Come Out of the Epic Harvard Obamacare Revolt?

<i>New York</i> magazine’s Jonathan Chait says he’s confused by conservative glee over the news that Harvard professors are complaining about changes to …

Healthcare Startup Launches First TV Ad in New York and New Jersey

New York healthcare company Oscar's first television campaign targets new parents who are too frazzled to shop for health insurance.<p>The ad (created …

When T.S. Eliot Invented the Hipster

The original cuffed-trouser urbanite on the hunt for authenticity—and undercutting it with his own self-consciousness—was J. Alfred Prufrock.<p>January 4 marks 50 years since the death of poet T. S. Eliot. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of one of Eliot’s most famous poems, “The Love Song …

Magna Carta – 800 years on

Nelson Mandela appealed to it; the US founding fathers drew on it; Charles I’s opponents cherished it. David Carpenter considers the huge significance of the 13th-century document that asserted a fundamental principle – the rule of law<p>This year, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It was …

11 Bizarre and Dangerous Items Sold by Sears in 1902

The 1902 edition of the Sears, Roebuck catalogue offers items of particular interest and questionable health benefits—everything from the latest …

16 Amazing Facts About Sea-Monkeys

Decades after the toy-pet hybrid first hit shelves, Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys is making headlines again—this time thanks to a "David and Goliath" …

Comic Books

Listen up, women are telling their story now | Rebecca Solnit

Despite the ongoing pandemic of violence against women, the threats online and the harassment on the streets, women’s voices assumed an unprecedented power in 2014, writes Rebecca Solnit<p>I have been waiting all my life for what 2014 has brought. It has been a year of feminist insurrection against …

The Internet: A Glossary

<b>greatest American hero</b> = I like her<p><b>garbage</b> = not very good<p><b>I love you</b> = we are both on the Internet, and we agree about something<p><b>shut it all down</b> = …

A Highly Scientific And Sobering Study Of My Year On Twitter

Almost one year ago I nuked my Twitter feed and unfollowed everyone. I'd spent six years obsessively following people, but it had become too much, even when it was slow. I used it as a chance to rebuild my feed deliberately from the ground up. I vowed that this time I would seriously begin taking …

Social Media

Why I *still* dont think it’s likely that North Korea hacked Sony.

So the FBI has come out and said it. North Korea was behind the Sony hack. With some pretty strongly worded rhetoric, they lay out exactly why they …

Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

I am deeply skeptical of the FBI's announcement on Friday that North Korea was behind last month's Sony hack. The agency's evidence is tenuous, and I …

Data Security Expert | GDPR Security expert

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The Black Plague Came To Norway In The Creepiest Way Possible

In the 1300s, the Black Death sprang up in central Asia, and marched steadily over the Old World. As it claimed Europe from the south, people in the …

Maybe, the Police Unions Do Have a Point

"Rather than saying we have to respect this Grand Jury's decision..."<p>"Then what he (Mayor Deblasio) laid on the shoulders of every NYC police officer is what he feels is decades of Racism, well that's Unfair."<p>-Pat Lynch/PBA President December 9th 2014<p>I didn't fully get it.<p>I didn't fully …

Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, …

The Encryption Tools the NSA Still Can't Crack Revealed in New Leaks

Most of us—at least the cynical ones—assume that the NSA has probably beaten most of the encryption technologies out there. But a new report from <i>Der</i> …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Doubt Growing Over North Korean Involvement in Sony Hack

Security firm Norse claims it's identified a Sony Pictures insider connected to the cyber attack.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

Making A Trip To Mars Cheaper & Easier: The Case For Ballistic Capture

The Most Amazing Lie in History

<i>How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the Allies win World War II.</i><p>In the weeks leading up to D-day, Allied …

War

The Dark Origins of 11 Classic Nursery Rhymes

In the canon of great horror writing, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley tend to dominate the craft. But …

London Bridge

21 Obscure References in Classic Songs—Explained!

We've all heard these classic pop and rock hits a thousand times. But even if you know all the words, do you know what they were about?<p>1. "You’re So …

A 3D Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater"

In 1935, architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater, a house atop a waterfall in Pennsylvania. It's a beautiful house, and I've visited it …

Frank Lloyd Wright

All 89 Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked

From the meh (A Beautiful Mind) to the stunningly beautiful (Moonlight), and the classic (All About Eve) to the god-awful (Birdman). The comments section is open for yelling!

Paramount Pictures

The 10 Most Bone-Chillingly Inappropriate Christmas Movies

Yeah, there's a soft spot in our coal-black hearts for the uplifting likes of <i>A Christmas</i> <i>Story</i> and <i>It's A Wonderful Life.</i> But sometimes, the holidays …