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Donald Trump pardons late black boxing champion Jack Johnson

US President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than …

Donald Trump

Is Lee Sizemore Westworld’s Season 2’s Most Important Character?

In a season full of questions, Simon Quarterman’s character is the only one giving answers.<p>This post contains frank discussion of <i>Westworld</i> Season 2, Episode 5 “Akane No Mai.” If you’d rather not know anything about the episode, now is your time to leave.<p>On the latest episode of <i>Still Watching:</i> …

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‘Westworld’ Fans Were Thrilled At The Little Touches That Make Shogun World A Perfect Delos Alternative

Slight spoilers for <i>Westworld</i><p><i>Westworld</i> has teased Shogun World since before the first episode even aired. The suit of samurai armor in the Delos labs under Westworld promised something else, another world of (possibly) many that could offer whatever experience guests could dream up. Now we’ve …

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The Meaning Behind Westworld's Shogun World Is All in the Details

In a violent new park, we learn no host is unique.<p>Okay, they’re not fucking around this time. After surprising us with The Raj and a brief teaser of Shogun World in previous episodes, we’re really in it now, my fellow humans. This is Shogun World, and it’s as violent as it is beautiful. But before …

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Westworld pauses its other action for a mostly thrilling trip to Shogun World

“Akane No Mai” foregrounds Thandie Newton’s Maeve in a clever, highly enjoyable episode. Which still has some problems.<p><i>Every week, critic at large Todd VanDerWerff and internet culture reporter Aja Romano get together to discuss the latest episode of HBO’s sci-fi drama</i> Westworld<i>. This week, they’re</i> …

TV

The ‘Deadpool 2’ End-Credits Scenes, Explained

<b>WARNING: Spoilers for Deadpool 2 appear below.</b><p>As UPROXX’s Vince Mancini’s <i>Deadpool 2</i> review indicated, the return of the Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With A Mouth surpasses most expectations, proving that the first film was no fluke. New players emerged with both Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beets) …

Comics

Ryan Reynolds has a second, secret role in Deadpool 2

He’s hiding under a different mask<p><b>[Warning: This post contains major spoilers for</b> <i>Deadpool 2.</i><b>]</b><p>Just about anything can happen in Deadpool’s world. From accelerated healing strong enough to reverse dismemberment to his meta-relationship with the <i>X-Men’s</i> cinematic universe and now, thanks to a severely …

Comics

THAT Deadpool 2 Cameo Was Shot on a Different Movie's Set

<b>Warning! Full Deadpool 2 SPOILERS below!</b><p>The first Deadpool movie had a gag about how the X-Mansion was suspiciously devoid of any X-Men, almost as if …

Comics

Which movie trailers are even better than the finished products?

I can’t stop watching the Mission: Impossible - Fallout trailer<p>I don’t see a ton of movies in theaters — and yet, I feel like I’ve seen the <i>Mission: Impossible</i> <i>—</i> <i>Fallout</i> trailer 5 million times. And you know what? I’m glad, because it immediately became one of my favorite trailers of all time.<p>Look, …

Movies

Deadpool 2’s mid-credits scene, explained

Spoiler warning.<p>There are spoilers here fo<i>r Deadpool 2</i>’s credits scene, which are hugely related to the plot of <i>Deadpool 2.</i><p><i>Deadpool 2</i> has one credits scene, which appears mid-credits — and it might be one of the best ever created.<p>Over the past several years, mid- and post-credits scenes have become …

Comics

The irresolvable moral dilemma at the heart of Avengers: Infinity War

Say a prayer for those who will write the sequel.<p>Superhero movies are often dismissed as teen adventure flicks writ large. But for my money, Marvel Studios has been downright daring in raising difficult, and very adult, moral dilemmas.<p>The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest entry, <i>Avengers: Infinity</i> …

Marvel Universe

The latest Westworld uses a Delos flashback to push the mystery forward

It’s like someone wrote an episode of Twilight Zone into Westworld<p>The best part of <i>Westworld</i> season two, episode four, “The Riddle of the Sphinx,” drives the story forward while also operating like a self-contained horror movie with a strong beginning, middle and end. The use of repetition in the …

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'Westworld' Star Katja Herbers on That Shocking Family Twist and Playing 'Westworld Royalty' (Exclusive)

"Hi, Dad."<p>Those were the two words that changed the game on Sunday’s episode of <i>Westworld</i>, revealing that the Man in Black’s (<b>Ed Harris</b>) daughter, …

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Westworld finally brings back one of the best characters from season one

The latest episode explains one of the first season’s biggest mysteries<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following will contain spoilers for <i>Westworld</i> season two, episode four.]<p><i>Westworld</i> solved most of its own mysteries by the end of the show’s first season, although one major character was left without an explained …

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Westworld Is Dishing Out Answers Instead of Questions This Season

Humanity owes the devil an offering.<p>"If you aim to cheat the devil, you owe him an offering." That might as well be the motto of <i>Westworld</i> as a whole, where the sins of humanity come at a price. And no one knew that better than James Delos—the corporate overlord with infinite wealth and power who …

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Mille Feuille (Napoleon Pastry Sheets) Recipe

"You don't need to make your own dough when frozen puff pastry sheets work just fine. The key is keeping the dough flat when baking which we do by …

Baking

The 'Westworld' Mystery That Started It All Might Finally Be Solved

Actor Louis Herthum fan-droids out over some of the show's biggest secrets.<p><i>“Doesn’t Look Like Anything To Leigh ... And Bill” is HuffPost’s weekly “Westworld” recap in which we break down the craziest thing you might have missed. This week: Season 2, Episode 3, “Virtù e Fortuna.”</i><p>For Pete’s sake, …

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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Reference In ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Could Either Be An Easter Egg Or A Huge Clue

<b>Spoilers ahead for Westworld Season 2, Episode 3.</b> <i>Game Of Thrones</i> and <i>Westworld</i> obviously share a lot of fans: not only do both shows air on the same …

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Westworld Is for White People

The introduction of a park based on the British Raj is a reminder that the show’s fantasy world is aimed squarely at rich white scumbags.<p>Who is Westworld for?<p>I don’t mean the TV show. That question has already been answered. (For the record: TV critics and Redditors.) I mean the Westworld theme …

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Westworld Fans Finally Got the Twist They Were Waiting For

Everything seems to be coming together in Episode Three.<p>Even the most casual fans of <i>Westworld</i> knew the other parks were out there. There have been teases in the show—a mention here and there, or more obviously a glimpse of Samurai fighting in a new lab in the Season One finale. Plus, other parks …

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The Three Most Pressing Questions From ‘Westworld’ Episode 3

We <i>finally</i> got samurais. Kind of. The latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>, “Virtù e Fortuna” ended on a katana-hanger, but before that happened we got a new …

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‘Westworld’ Recap: Are We Having Fun Yet?

<i>Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Virtù e Fortuna,” the third episode of the second season of HBO’s “Westworld.”</i><p>If you were wondering what music …

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Westworld season 2, episode 3 recap: Virtù e Fortuna

Westworld offers a stronger, but still hollow, episode<p>Let’s talk about that cold open for a bit, because it was <i>really good</i>.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains spoilers for <i>Westworld</i> season two, episode three.]<p>There was the linking of the park to British colonialism, which was already an amusing idea, …

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The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris -- a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals -- but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French …

European Travel

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Italian Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

"My father's side of the family is Sicilian, and has been making these pork chops for at least 3 generations. My husband frequently requests these …

Cooking

8 men and women once sealed themselves inside this enormous fake Mars colony for 2 years — here's what it's like today

A decade before Elon Musk founded his fast-rising rocket company, SpaceX, or spoke publicly about colonizing Mars, a different billionaire captivated the world with Biosphere 2.<p>Ed Bass, an oil tycoon, spent about $250 million to build and operate that facility as a proof-of-concept for a permanent, …

Physical Geography

What Do Movies And TV Shows Always Get Wrong About Being A Teenager?

Why does everyone have perfect skin?!

TV shows

14 Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Smile, Then Cry

As a child, I saw Winnie the Pooh as an adorable honey-loving bear with amazing friends and adventures. And while that still holds true, it wasn't …

Cute