Marie MacFarlane-Hunt

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Finding the most impactful video games with a higher calling

In front of a smartphone, two players meet. They each grab half the device, preparing to play. But instead of a competitive matchup, they begin to …

The rise of live action role-playing

<b>It's dismissed out of hand by some as the preserve of "geeks" with latex swords, but those who love live-action role-play describe it as a form of interactive storytelling, writes Peter Ray Allison.</b><p>Li swings his sword to the left with a roar, striking a deadly blow to the charging pirate, before …

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Kevin Feige says Guardians of the Galaxy is not Marvel's Star Wars, promises "much more" of Thanos

With Marvel set to take its Cinematic Universe cosmic next year with the release of the “big space epic” <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b>, it comes as little …

Zack Snyder explains the destruction in Man of Steel, plus Detroit confirmed for Batman vs. Superman

One of the most controversial aspects of this year’s <b>Man of Steel</b> was the sheer amount of destruction and seemingly wanton disregard for human life …

HBO orders a pilot for Westworld TV series

Deadline is reporting that HBO has placed “one of its biggest commitments ever” ordering a pilot from Warner Bros. TV for a series based around …

Kurt Russell in talks for Fast & Furious 7

Last week it was announced that Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa (<b>Ong Bak</b>, <b>Warrior King</b>) is set to make his English language debut in <b>Fast & Furious 7</b>, …

Five Classic Villains Who Should Appear in Spider-Man Movies...But Probably Won’t

<i>Rob Spake on five classic villains who should appear in Spider-Man movies… but probably won’t….</i><p>The build-up for <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b> has begun and …

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

These Songs Could Have Changed Your Life: The Best Rejected Songs of the Millennium

In which 20 Grantland writers wipe their eyes, put on their headphones, take a walk, and attempt to process the most egregious omissions from the …

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The Best Live Photos of Summer 2013

Purity Ring<p>Purity Ring performs at the Capital Hill Block Party in Seattle on July 27th, 2013.<p>Flatbush Zombies<p>Flatbush Zombies perform at Red Hook …

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10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Watch: The 10 Best Slow-Motion Scenes Ever

<b>When used properly,</b> few special effects are as exhilarating and awe-inspiring as slow-motion. While the problem is often that it's used to excess, slow-motion provides not just a heightened view of the action at hand, but also increases suspense, enhances the impact of a given emotion, and adds …

World's Greatest Drag Race 3!

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …