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A New Revolution in Mexico

Sick of corruption and of Trump, voters embrace the maverick leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador.<p>The first time that Andrés Manuel López Obrador ran for President of Mexico, in 2006, he inspired such devotion among his partisans that they sometimes stuck notes in his pockets, inscribed with their …

Mexico

Spike Jonze’s brilliant HomePod ad wins major advertising award

Apple’s brilliantly creative HomePod ad, directed by <i>Being John Malkovich</i> helmer Spike Jonze, has won a top prize at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.<p>The awards were handed out on Thursday night. Apple shared the “Advertising …

Game of Thrones new spin-off: 5 exciting things about Age of Heroes

HBO’s announcement Friday that it’s greenlit to production a <i>Game of Thrones</i> prequel pilot from writers Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin has given …

All of the DC Comics movies currently in the works, including a movie starring The Rock

A Joker "Suicide Squad" spin-off movie starring Jared Leto is reportedly in the works, but it's not the only DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. project in development. In fact, it's not even the only Joker solo movie that could be coming your way.<p>Warner Bros. and DC's answer to the Marvel Cinematic …

Wer von der Globalisierung profitiert - und wer nicht

US-Präsident Trump macht Stimmung gegen die Globalisierung. Auch hierzulande bereitet sie vielen Deutschen zunehmend Sorgen. Eine Studie zeigt …

Der ewige Krieg

Im Dreißigjährigen Krieg wurde um vieles zugleich gekämpft – deshalb fand das Morden erst ein Ende, als alle Kräfte erschöpft waren. Ein Schicksal, …

Why superfans love Avengers: Infinity War and hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi

What is the true mark of success for a Hollywood blockbuster ? Its critical score, via Rotten Tomatoes? Its global box office take? A decent tilt at the Oscars in the year following its release?<p>Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has passed muster in all three of the above categories. And yet …

Avengers: Infinity War

How Fortnite, a 'Gamer's Game,' Took Over the World

<i>Fortnite</i>, a free-to-play shooter by Epic Games (<i>Gears of War</i>), has taken over the world. That may sound like exaggeration, but I couldn't overstate …

'Avengers: Infinity War' On Course For Possible $2 Billion Global

Marvel Studios continues to beat all odds and expectations, amassing north of $2.94 billion in worldwide theatrical receipts to date for 2018, off just two pictures so far. That number will top $3 billion sometime this week as <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> continues to dominate the box office in just about …

16 Marvel Projects Currently In Development (And 10 Rumored)

by Jonathan Figueroa<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>The Marvel films are king of the blockbuster movie scene. Marvel Studios produces hit after hit to seemingly no end …

Die rechten Seilschaften des AfD-Vizes

<b>Der Vizechef der AfD im Bundestag, Peter Felser, durchlief in seiner Jugend eine stramm rechte Kaderschmiede. Hat er seinen braunen Verbindungen</b> …

Hubble + nearby galaxies = galactic gorgeousness

How about I throw some gorgeous galaxy images from Hubble at your faces?<p>I can do this today because of the LEGUS survey, which stands for LEgacy …

'Game of Thrones' actor's deleted Instagram picture leads to wild Season 8 speculation

<b>Warning: spoilers for</b> <i>Game of Thrones</i> <b>ahead. Avert your gaze if you wish to remain blissfully ignorant.</b><p>A <i>Game of Thrones</i> actor may have given us a …

Watch Emilia Clarke's Hilarious 'Game of Thrones' Set Tour (With 'Boring' Kit Cameo)

Win a chance to visit the "Game of Thrones" set, for a good cause!<p>The Mother of Dragons is also The Mother of Tour Guides. "Game of Thrones" queen Emilia Clarke is effortlessly charming and funny in this Omaze video offering a tour of the Belfast, Northern Ireland set. It's not exactly a detailed …

'Star Wars: Episode 9' Just Made History With Its Second Unit Director

The final installment of the newest Star Wars trilogy will be different in one huge way that has nothing to do with lightsabers or the Force. For the …

Star Wars

This Incredible Game Of Thrones Theory Will Make You Root For The White Walkers

Even George R.R. Martin would approve of this one<p>There are a lot of <i>Game of Thrones</i> theories out there. There are the ones everyone knows about that ended up being true (R+L=J), and then there are elaborately crafted theories that use thousands of years of Westeros history combined with obsessively …

How To See What’s New on Netflix Without Wading Through The Netflix App

- Apr 6, 2018<p><i>We saw this Netflix tip on Lifehacker and just had to share it.</i><p>Sure, if you want to see what’s new on Netflix, you can always pull up …

In der grauen Zone droht der Hunger

Der Konflikt in der Ukraine ist aus den internationalen Medien verschwunden, Hilfsorganisationen ziehen sich zurück. Die Menschen leiden, die Kämpfe …

Zalando plant um. Kreuzberg bleibt Kreuzberg.

Kolumne. Ist das wirklich ein Sieg für die Anti-Gentrifizierer in der deutschen Hauptstadt? Unsere Sonntags-Kolumne stellt ein paar Fragen.<p>Die Lage …

Star Wars Rebels Just Answered One of Its Biggest Mysteries

There was a distinct weight and inevitability at the start of Monday’s <i>Star Wars Rebels</i>. With only a few episodes left, it felt like things were about …

Carnality and consent: how to navigate sex in the modern world

The past four months has seen a reckoning. After frank discussion about casual hook-ups and uncomfortable encounters, a new understanding of dating is emerging<p>Erin Tillman rarely dates men her own age any more.<p>She is in her late 30s and it is younger men she goes for now, guys who are more relaxed …

College & University

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Strangest Blockbuster in Hollywood History

Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, Stanley Kubrick’s outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> took more than four …

Astronomers Are Already Planning for the Next 'Pale Blue Dot'

In 2019, the New Horizons spacecraft will attempt to break the record for the farthest image ever taken of Earth.<p>In 1977, humans launched twin robotic probes into space several weeks apart. The two Voyager spacecraft barreled away from Earth for a tour of our planet’s siblings in the solar system. …

Solar System

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken gorgeous new photos of the giant planet

While most NASA workers were sipping coffee on Wednesday morning, the space agency's Juno probe was screaming over the cloud tops of Jupiter at roughly 130,000 miles per hour.<p>The $1 billion mission sends Juno swinging around the planet on an elliptical orbit about once every 53.5 days. The …

Joss Whedon’s Firefly is coming back as a series of novels

Can’t stop the signal<p>Ever since Fox canceled its science fiction / Western TV series <i>Firefly</i> in 2003, fans have been clamoring for more stories from the world. Now, we’re going to get another series of adventures in book form.<p><i>EW</i> reports that Titan Books will release three new novels, the first of …

North Korea: what war with the US would look like - Vox

A full-blown war with North Korea wouldn’t be as bad as you think. It would be much, much worse.<p>Late last September, I moderated a discussion about North Korea with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, whose 37-year military career included a stint running NATO, and Michèle Flournoy, the No. 3 …

North Korea

Disney’s greatest strength is about to become its biggest weakness

Star Wars fatigue is here<p>Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at a few new Star Wars series possibly being developed for Disney’s upcoming streaming platform yesterday, leading to concerns over Star Wars fatigue.<p>Iger’s announcement was bookended by two equally important pieces of news. <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars and …

Roadsters

SpaceX Gears Up to Finally, Actually Launch the Falcon Heavy

<i>Update: At 3:45 PM Eastern on Tuesday, February 6, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center.</i><p>After nearly seven …

Netflix's latest addictive drama is 'Babylon Berlin,' a decadent and dark crime series set in pre-Nazi Germany

In the wake of its success with the German sci-fi thriller "Dark," Netflix has found another quality coproduction from Germany in the 1920s-set crime series "Babylon Berlin."<p>Based on the crime novels of the German writer Volker Kutscher, "Babylon Berlin" follows a police detective in the capital of …