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Black Sabbath says farewell at United Center

Black Sabbath threw itself a going-away party Friday at the United Center, and more than 20,000 of its closest friends packed the place.<p>The attire was black. Tattoos were optional, though abundantly evident. The band — except for Tommy Clufetos, the shirtless newcomer on drums — was outfitted like …

Guitar

Cop Accused of Shooting Man in Back Goes on Trial for Murder

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Video played Tuesday at a police officer's murder trial shows the 15-year veteran shocking a fleeing suspect with a stun gun, then shooting him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow and appeared to reach for something with his hands.<p>Officer Lisa Mearkle was charged …

Watch Heidi Klum's Mind-Blowing Transformation Into Jessica Rabbit

The reigning queen of Halloween has outdone herself, yet again.<p>Heidi Klum is the reigning queen of Halloween, no contest. Her legendary parties have hosted the hottest names in fashion and Hollywood every October for the past 16 years. You see, Heidi knows the key to a successful and fun Halloween …

This Reddit User Found Incredible Vintage Photos Of New York City

~Concrete jungle where dreams are made of~

Critics say duck boats are too dangerous for city streets

SEATTLE (AP) — Even before a duck boat crashed into a charter bus in Seattle, killing four international students, calls had emerged for greater …

Star

Latest<p>Disney-Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ Coming Soon to 4K UHD Blu-ray<p>The Incredibles 05/26/2018 11:59 pm<p>The Incredibles<p>Disney’s 'Gargoyles' Joins the …

Star Wars

No Charges For Ahmed Mohamed, Teen Arrested After Bringing Homemade Clock to School

Police in Texas said Wednesday that charges will not be filed against a 14-year-old Muslim high school student who was arrested after he brought in a homemade clock that a teacher said looked like a bomb.<p>The arrest drew an outcry on social media. Hundreds of thousands of people used the hashtag …

Middle School

Emily Browning Is Done Playing ‘The Hot Babe,’ Says ‘Hollywood Movies Are Made For White Men’

Australian actress Emily Browning has already had the opportunity to take on a number of challenging, provocative roles in her young career (even if some didn’t work out), from Babydoll in <i>Sucker Punch</i> to playing a drugged prostitute in <i>Sleeping Beauty</i>. I’ve always thought of her more as a Jennifer …

Revealed: the ski resorts that exaggerate piste lengths

Europe’s top ski resorts exaggerate the length of their pistes, in one case in Switzerland even tripling the figures, according to German research on the slopes.<p>But despite irrefutable proof that they are are wide of the mark, the vast majority either refuse to change their outlandish claims or are …

New Ducati Stability System Makes Crashing Near Impossible

I’m sitting on a new Ducati Multistrada in a large paved lot. A light sprinkling turns into a downpour as I listen intently to a Ducati rep tell me …

6 Arm Moves That Work Better Than Push Ups

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, upper body exercises to tone and tighten your arms.<p>It's not easy to do a perfect push-up. If you compromise your form, you can strain the upper-body muscles you set out to strengthen. Instead of struggling to get this exercise right, try these moves designed by …

Workouts

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

Paleo isn't a fad diet, it's an ideology that selectively denies the modern world

Celebrity chef Pete Evans ‘won’t be silenced’ after his paleo book for children stirred up controversy – but paleo’s assumptions are only superficially plausible

Paleo Diet

Stephen Sondheim Calls Lady Gaga's Oscars Performance 'A Travesty'

Not everyone was thrilled by Lady Gaga's "Sound of Music" tribute at the Oscars. Stephen Sondheim, the award-winning 84-year-old composer of shows like "Sweeney Todd" and "Into the Woods," slammed the pop star's performance in a recent interview with British newspaper The Times.<p>"On the Academy …

Chris Borland retires from 49ers after one year due to fears over head trauma

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one year in the NFL due to concerns over the long-term effects of head trauma, he told ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Monday.<p>The 24-year-old is coming off a promising rookie season that saw him lead the team with 107 tackles in eight …

NFL

Chappie could have been the best robot-action-family-drama of the year

The commercials for Neill Blomkamp’s <i>Chappie</i> want to sell it as a wild ride about eccentric gangsters and fighting robots. And sure, that’s largely what it is, but it's also a film about humanity’s relationship with AI at the time of its emergence. <i>Chappie</i> is no <i>Her</i>, but its attempts to ask similarly …

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

Global Warming

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Costa Rica

7 'Game Of Thrones' Theories So Crazy They Have To Be True

<i>Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!</i><p>You know nothing about crazy, Jon Snow.<p>By now most "Game of Thrones" fans have heard about "R + L = J," a theory about Jon Snow's true parentage. Many fans are also aware of various other theories, like how Tyrion may not really be a Lannister. These …

'Maps to the Stars' an incendiary tour of Hollywood hell, reviews say

In the new film "Maps to the Stars," director David Cronenberg and screenwriter Bruce Wagner chart a course through a Hollywood hellscape populated by damaged and dysfunctional people.<p>If that doesn't sound like the most pleasant journey, critics agree it isn't. And yet they say the satire starring …

Check Out an Astronaut's Tribute to Leonard Nimoy from Space

ABC/Getty Images<p>Michael Ochs Archives—Getty Images<p>Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images<p>CBS/Getty Images<p>CBS/Getty Images<p>Silver Screen Collection/Getty …

How The Grand Budapest Hotel Cast Its Most Challenging Role

The most expansive cast of all the best-picture nominees hinged on a single role, to be played by a teenager who had never acted before.<p>Of all the films nominated for the best-picture Oscar this Sunday, none have a cast as complex, varied, and eye-poppingly starry as <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>. From</b> …

The High-Protein Snack You're Not Eating—But Should Be

More than seven grams per serving? Sign us up!<p>Jerky: It's not just for meatheads anymore. "For years, it was seen as a bodybuilder's food, and not a very good one," says Keri Gans, R.D., author of <i>The Small Change Diet</i>. But today's dehydrated meats have gone upscale, with hormone-free beef, turkey, …

Nutrition

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

Delia Ephron on Hollywood: “It’s Still Better as a Fantasy”

Trick-or-treating at Lucille Ball’s. A traffic-stopping encounter with Bing Crosby. In her Los Angeles childhood, Ephron recalls, Hollywood confused her. It still does.<p>When I was a child growing up in Los Angeles, I was completely confused about Hollywood. I would watch television quiz shows. …

Los Angeles

'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary special: All the most unforgettable moments

Are you a huge fan of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s current cast? Too bad—because they decidedly were <i>not</i> the focus of Sunday night’s huge, celebrity-stuffed, …

Comedy

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Comedy

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis