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What Black Anime Fans Can Teach Us About Race in America

We caught up with some of the black attendees at Otakon, Baltimore's anime convention, to learn about why anime resonated with them and why there aren't more black characters.<p>In 2009, Soulja Boy tweeted this fact: "I'm a fan of Anime ^_^." A year later, he dropped the track "Anime," referring to …

Why Marvel's Ant-Man Should Have Been Black

In the new Marvel film, the hero's central power isn't shrinking. It's whiteness.<p>Most of the best-known legacy superheroes are white. Ant-Man is too, and for the same reason. He was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby in 1962, a time when pulp media rarely featured heroes of colour. …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

6 Ways to Get More Out of a Push-Up

The push-up is one of the most overlooked exercises in the metaphorical exercise book. Sure, it looks pretty easy and most of us know the basics: …

Workouts

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

Why Baltimore Blew Up

When Baltimore exploded in protests a few weeks ago following the unexplained paddy-wagon death of a young African-American man named Freddie Gray, …

War, identity and the swanky '70s in Sunset

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Tale of Tales' latest game, <i>Sunset</i>, is about a lot of lofty things. It takes on race, class, gender and war — all from the confines of a single, swanky '70s apartment. Join Charlie Hall and me as we explore the inner workings of <i>Sunset</i> and find a …

5 Fat-Burning Workouts That Transform Your Body

World-class sprinters are some of the most shredded and explosive athletes on the planet. Want a body to look and perform like that? Then start …

Workouts

All-new 'Dragon Ball' anime coming to TV this July with story by series creator Akira Toriyama

Anime fans weren’t quite sure what to expect in 2013 when "Battle of Gods" was released in theaters, becoming the first new piece of "Dragon Ball" …

6 Moves for 6-Pack Abs from Personal Trainers

If you want a lean, flaunt-worthy stomach, you need to eat a six-pack friendly diet and perform exercises that not only engage the core, but also …

10 Japanese trends we wish would hit the US

1. Bakeable Kit Kats<p>Kit Kats have to be one of the most popular snacks in Japan, and there have been some unusual Kit Kat flavors created — wasabi, …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Cookie Lyon Finally Met Cookie Monster And It Was Magical

And then she skinned Elmo for a fur.

Here's our first look at footage from the live-action Attack on Titan movie

The post-apocalyptic kaiju tale of the bestselling manga and critically acclaimed anime series <i>Attack on Titan</i> has been known to be making its way to a live-action screen adaptation, and now thanks to Dobre Namin, we can get a first look at it.<p>Not all of the footage in this video is from <i>Attack on</i> …

Star Wars' Aftermath trilogy will tell us what really happened after Return of the Jedi

Beginning this September, the Star Wars Aftermath trilogy of novels will chronicle the events after <i>Return of the Jedi</i> and fill in the blanks between that film and the upcoming movie <i>The Force Awakens</i>, according to a post on the franchise's official site today.<p>Chuck Wendig (<i>Blackbirds</i>, <i>Mockingbird</i>,</i> …

These 13 Shows Should Be Rebooted for Their Theme Songs Alone

From Flight of the Conchords to The Ben Stiller Show, here's a look back at some of the great theme songs competing in our weeklong TV Reboot Tournament.<p>It's TV Reboot Tournament time, kids! I'll let other, smarter people debate the merits of each show in the bracket; today I want to focus on some …

Help NASA discover new asteroids with this free app

You can now help NASA find new asteroids. At South by Southwest today, the space agency released its asteroid tracker desktop software, produced in conjunction with asteroid mining company Planetary Resources in an online competition. The software, which will run on any standard Mac or PC, will …

25 Workout Moves Fit People Love To Do

It's not all burpees and planks. OK, it's some burpees and planks. But a bunch of other amazing stuff, too.<p>Quick heads up: These GIFs and videos aren't meant for instructional purposes, just motivation! If you want to try a new move or workout, you should get an all-clear from your doctor, and work …

Horror Novel "Shishou Series" Gets TV Anime, Live-Action Film and TV Drama

It is confirmed today that multiple adaptation projects based on the occult horror web novel <i>Shishou Series</i> are in the works. The novel was first …

Hidden Codes Discovered in Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

Riddle me this.<p>A number of internet sleuths have spotted and cracked the secret codes hidden within the Batman: Arkham Knight "Gotham is Mine" …

Spider-Man may not be Peter Parker in Marvel's movie universe

Ever since it was revealed earlier this month that Marvel Studios had cut a deal with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the proper Marvel cinematic universe, I've been vocal on Twitter and elsewhere that I hope they go with the modern Miles Morales identity for Spider-Man rather than the classic Peter …

How to Build a Better Six-Pack

Use these principles in real life to build your abs up to new levels.<p>Building up an impressive, shredded set of abs will always be a top fitness goal for many guys, but there are so many disparate plans to get a six-pack it's nearly impossible to know which one to follow.<p>There are thousands of …

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

An Oral History of Selma and the Struggle for the Voting Rights Act

Selma, Alabama, selected herself to become the battleground for the voting rights movement of the 1960s. It was a regional center of commerce and …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Justice League Unlimited: “Shadow Of The Hawk”

<i>Justice League Unlimited</i><b>, “Shadow Of The Hawk” (originally aired 9/17/2005)</b><p>When it comes to ideas of true love, destiny, and soulmates, women are …

This game will make you hate yourself

I hadn't been playing <i>This War of Mine</i> very long, before I encountered irrefutable proof of the permeability of own moral boundaries.<p>As a character living under the violent siege of a modern city, me and a few friends were eking out a miserable existence by foraging abandoned houses for food, water, …

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review

Experimental 4X<p>Because it’s based on the outstanding turn-based strategy mechanics of Civilization V, Civilization: Beyond Earth starts from a …

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