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Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy's Post-Apocalyptic Batman Story Sounds Wild

Talking at New York Comic-Con, Scott Snyder said that Grant Morrison once advised him to give his superheroes “a birth and a death.” So for the …

How To Master Calzones (and Freeze Them for Later)

<b>Make the dough.</b> Combine the water and yeast in a large bowl, then wait a few seconds until the yeast dissolves. Add the flour and salt and mix with …

Baking

Elusive 'Tree Lobster' Insect Was Just Officially Brought Back From The Dead

Declared extinct 30 years ago.<p>A species is back from the grave, thanks to the hard work of an international conservation effort. The Australian Lord …

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Psychology

A Mind-Boggling Carbon Deposit Was Just Discovered in the Congo

A newly-discovered peatland in the Congo Basin of central Africa contains an estimated 30.6 billion tons of carbon in its waterlogged …

'My home-made battery pack means I heat and light my home for nothing'

A brand-new market is growing for home batteries that make it possible for British homeowners to store energy generated by solar panels and other renewable sources.<p>The “Powerwall” battery, from Tesla, the pioneering automotive company founded by Elon Musk, is now going on sale in Britain.<p>But one …

Daniel Craig reportedly offered $150 million to return as 007 for two more Bond movies

The Bond saga rolls on. Just days after an alleged shortlist for the next 007 emerged online, Radar Online is now reporting that Daniel Craig has …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

Best Stuff<p>Here are our favorite streamlined slip-on boots that you can buy right now.<p>By Matt Sebra5 hours agoView More<p>Beards<p>Sage advice from James Harden's personal barber.<p>By Lamar Dawson22 hours agoView More<p>Long Reads<p>Inside Garamba National Park, 13 park rangers have been killed in the past three …

Men's Fashion

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan

AT 51, THE last thing my client expected was to be sitting across from me in the therapy room. His marriage on the rocks, he was aware of the need to …

'It was my mistake to sell': Dropcam founder regrets $555M sale to Nest

Selling his company for $555 million was a mistake, said Dropcam founder Greg Duffy.<p>In a Medium post published Tuesday, Duffy shared his regrets over selling his security camera startup to Google-owned Nest in June 2014.<p>Duffy wrote that when Dropcam was purchased, it was experiencing record sales, …

Selling

Today's Best Deals: Smart Pet Toy, PlayStation Plus, Cheap Wiper Blades, and More

The smartest pet toy you’ve ever seen, cheap wiper blades, and a smartphone-connected kitchen scale kick off Friday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja …

Chris Pratt and Melissa McCarthy Reveal Their First (and Worst) Head Shots

McCarthy may never forgive the Graham Norton Show for this.<p><b>Melissa McCarthy</b> and <b>Chris Pratt</b> stopped by <i>The Graham Norton Show</i> and their host took them on a little walk down embarrassing head-shot memory lane. In the clips (the full episode airs on BBC America on June 6), Pratt tells the story of …

Comedy

“My body was in a net that was being tightened”: Director Rodney Ascher on the frightening phenomenon of sleep paralysis

Ascher’s new documentary “The Nightmare” follows 8 individuals who have been haunted by midnight spectres<p>Director Rodney Ascher's follow-up to "Room 237" is a documentary-horror hybrid that threatens to give you an addiction to caffeine pills. "The Nightmare" follows eight people who have suffered …

Horror

Watch Tom Hardy Shut Down A Journalist’s Sexist Question About ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Much has been made about the feminism of <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>, whether it be whargarbling calls to boycott it or the “Feminist Mad Max” meme. At least the stars and director of the film seem to have the right attitude, as evidenced by their reactions to ham-fisted questions posed to them in …

10 Bands You Weren’t Cool Enough to Like in the 80s and 90s

<i>This week, New York media personality and inveterate indie-rock stalwart Jon Fine will publish</i> Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (but Can No Longer Hear), <i>a memoir of decades spent in weird, underground American bands. To mark its publication, VF.com asked Fine to provide</i> …

Music Videos

Epic doodling

I’m a pretty big fan of doodling, but my stuff has nothing on Peter Deligdisch.<p>His YouTube channel is full of videos where he documents his …

Livestreaming

Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. Where do you find something that is between craft-oriented websites like Etsy and high-end auction houses like Sotheby's? Now, new companies — like Paddle8, Ocula, Artline, …

Art

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

Mad Max: the story behind the flame-throwing, scene-stealing guitar guy

Who is the actor-musician overshadowing Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron as the Doof Warrior?<p>The Doof Warrior, Mad Max’s flame-throwing, jumpsuit-wearing, truck-riding guitarist, has become an overnight cult hero.<p>It takes a lot to steal a scene in a film like Mad Max: Fury Road. For a start, you have …

Mad Max

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

The series finale of The Simpsons already happened and it was wonderful

Let's not forget 'Holidays of Future Passed'<p>I wrote earlier today about my frustrations with <i>The Simpsons</i>' voice work, which has become the least interesting part of a show that's doing its best to creatively tread water. A number of people have already responded that the solution to the show's …

TV

Fan Builds Radical Life-Size Hulkbuster Armor

The Best Character In Movie History, The Flamethrower Guitarist From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ Has An Origin Story

Everything Mike Ryan and Vince Mancini said in their reviews of <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> is 100 percent accurate. It’s great and ridiculous and endlessly entertaining and completely commits to its insanity; there’s no break in the action, so you never get a chance to catch your breath and think about the …

Dreamlike Animated Short Film AMUMU: THE CURSE OF THE SAD MUMMY

On the 20th Anniversary of Larry Clark's 'Kids'

It begins with a pair of half-clad teenagers making out, which is a conventional enough opening for a coming-of-age film. But these two look awkward …

Andy Warhol

Here’s how the insane vehicles were created in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

"He said, 'One day this could all be yours,'" Gibson recalls to Business Insider of what Miller presented him. Gibson just didn't realize how far away that "one day" would be.<p>But the plug was pulled on the film leading up to the Iraq War, and the project lingered in development hell until four …

Mad Max

These Century-Old Drawings Show Humanity's Deepest Fear: Alien Invasion

We all know the scenes of a devastating Martian invasion: gigantic alien tripods and fighting-machines destroying towns, killing helpless humans, …

The Making Of Mad Max: Fury Road: "We Shot One Scene For 138 Days"

In our exclusive interview with the <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> cast, Tom Hardy explains the very real correlations between Max and <i>The Littlest Hobo</i>. Plus …

Movies

Trailer For THE MUPPETS, ABC's New Muppet Mockumentary TV Show

George Miller sweeps viewers back into striking world of 'Mad Max' | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When director George Miller returned to his dystopian “Mad Max” franchise after 30 years for “Fury Road,” he wanted to find a visceral way to immerse the audience in his surreal, saturated post-apocalyptic world.<p>Director of the movie George Miller poses at the premiere of …

Mad Max