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The Secret Life of the Real Banksy, Robin Gunningham

Friends, teammates, and people who helped create some of his artworks give The Daily Beast a rare look at the man behind the mask.<p>BRISTOL, England — …

Streetwear

This Bodypaint Artist Is Taking Superhero Cosplay To Intricate New Levels

Heidi Klum should be very worried. The entrepreneurial cosplay queen may rule Halloween every year, but when it comes to superheroes, one Canadian artist goes even harder in the paint.<p>Rather than constructing an entire costume—Klum used a prosthetics team for her elaborate Jessica Rabbit in 2015, …

Free PS Plus Games for January: Grim Fandango Remastered, Medal of Honor, Dragon Age, more

Sony has announced its selection of free PlayStation Plus Games for January. If you were able to gift a PS4 during the holidays, this is a great start to building your library. Head below for the full lot of titles for PlayStation 4, 3 and Vita.<p>This month, there will be six games included with PS …

Best Comic Book Covers This Week

Every Wednesday is new comic book day and hundreds of comic books hit local comic shops and the digital market. While many readers pick books based on the creative teams involved or the stories and characters contained within, each comic is trying its best to grasp the consumer's attention with its …

Klaus, a beautiful, stylish platformer, arrives on PlayStation 4 next week

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Don't feel bad if you've never heard of <i>Klaus</i>. This gorgeous little game is the first project from La Cosa Entertainment, a new team of fresh-faced game designers who are going to be well worth watching.<p>Polygon went hands-on with <i>Klaus</i> and captured …

PlayStation

Simpsons Creator in Talks With Netflix for New Animated Show - Report

Netflix may be looking to bolster its lineup of original programming with an all-new animated show from Matt Groening, the co-creator and executive producer of the iconic and longrunning TV show, <i>The Simpsons</i>.<p>Deadline reports that Netflix "is in talks" with Groening--who also created <i>Futurama</i>--for an …

What is The Witness?

We're barely two weeks into January and there are already great new games arriving on the PlayStation 4.<p>Thekla, Inc.<p>This is "The Witness," a new puzzle/exploration game coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC on January 26, 2016. It's gorgeous and massive and it's been in development for over seven …

Officials link hacker to theft of 1.2 billion log-in credentials

The FBI is linking a hacker only known by the moniker "mr. grey" to a whopping 1.2 billion stolen internet credentials after finding his Russian email address in the evidence it gathered. It's unclear if he obtained all those by himself, though, or if he's even just a single person or a group of …

Domain Names

A new Instagram trend has men covering their beards with glitter

Men are seemingly fascinated with doing something new and different with the hair on their face. First beard ornaments, then beard contests, and now: glitter beards.<p>Yes, some men have taken to dousing their beards with glitter. The trend, if you can call it that, seems to have begun with social …

Unofficial app makes PlayStation 4 to PC streaming a reality

Sony's had its Remote Play tech in one form or another since the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but it didn't truly take off until its implementation on PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita handheld. But that's kind of wasted when nobody is buying the Vita and it's getting zero love from its …

PlayStation

Square Goes Public And Fields A Flood Of Customer Complaints

You've probably seen Square's white plastic reader — it's a small square that plugs in to a smart phone or tablet. Customers swipe their card and the money is put into the merchant's Square account. It's really easy for small and new businesses to get an account.<p>Take Michael Barzman. After years of …

Customers

Google Books has been declared legal, after years of legal war

Google Books, a project that involved scanning tens of millions of books to make them available online, was met with resistance from authors around the world.<p>A group of authors sued Google in 2008 claiming that the project violated copyright and deprived them of money, but today the US Appeals …

Five reasons why Batman v Superman's Zack Snyder is wrong to dismiss Marvel

You might have expected Zack Snyder to take umbrage when asked to respond to Steven Spielberg’s recent comments about superhero movies one day going “the way of the western”. But the director of Watchmen and Man of Steel clearly thinks his own upcoming comic-book smackdown, Batman v Superman: Dawn …

Comic Books

24 of Banksy's most clever works

The "park," near Bristol, England, puts a dark twist on a Disney Park, and features work from more than 50 artists.<p>The identity of Banksy, a graffiti artist who has risen to superstar status over the past 20 years, is still unknown to the general public.<p>But that hasn't stopped him from selling art …

Enter the world of Dismaland, Banksy’s dystopian version of a Disney theme park

Disneyland too busy this weekend? Try Dismaland.<p>Dismaland Bemusement Park, as it is officially called, is a sly take on an immersive art exhibition from the controversial street artist Banksy. Located in a working-class seaside resort town in England, it is scheduled to open its doors to the public …

A moment that changed me – Gamergate

The terrible one-year anniversary of Gamergate is nearly here, and the women that make your games are war-weary, exhausted by a cultural battle that we never asked for. We are professionals trying to do our job, screamed at by children who don’t want girls in their clubhouse.<p>Elizabeth Sampat is one …

Feminism

5 Reasons Your First Career Language Should Be JavaScript

With hundreds of programming languages out there, it can be hard to know where to begin and what to prioritize in learning computer programming. At …

An exercise scientist told us the biggest mistake people make when they decide to eat healthy

No matter what diet you pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends.<p>Research shows that the vast majority of people who diet to lose weight end up gaining back some or all of the weight they lost, typically within a few years. And most of us who try lifestyle changes like cutting carbs …

Artist Illustrates ‘Elements’ of the Periodic Table as Original Comic Book Characters

San Francisco-based artist Kaycie Dunlap of KcD Studios has taken it upon herself to illustrate <i>Elements</i> of the periodic table as fantastic, original …

Why You'll Actually Want to Use Microsoft's New Web Browser

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5 Ways To Write A Strong Female Character

<b>“Strong female character” — oh how I LOATHE this phrase!</b><p>But it’s not about to disappear any time soon if the interwebz has anything to do about it … …

34. Inviting Every Marvel Character To His Wedding

Now one of the most famous comic book covers in history, Deadpool #27 (designed by Scott Koblish) broke the Guinness World Record for the most …

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

Sam Raimi Shares His Thoughts on Marvel's Upcoming SPIDER-MAN

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Your Guide to the Must-Read Comics of the 2015 Eisner Awards

Contrary to what you might hear, Comic-Con is, actually, sometimes about comic books—and that rings especially true for the yearly Eisner Awards …

Why did this Florida man cover his entire house with aluminum foil?

In hot regions like Florida, it’s not uncommon to see a window or two covered by aluminum foil. It’s often used to block out the blazing sun and keep …

Pest Control

Patriot Park: Russia's 'military Disneyland' is fun for the whole warmongering family

KUBINKA, Russia — Exuberant children crawl over tanks and play with grenade launchers. Fighter jets and helicopters buzz overhead. Lunch in the …

World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US

BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a …

How Marvel's Amazon Deal Will Stifle Comic Book Piracy

Amazon and Marvel Comics are making it harder than ever to justify pirating, following a Thursday deal that makes around 12,000 single-issue comics—from Spiderman to the Avengers—available in the Kindle Store.<p>Before the deal took effect, Marvel titles were digitally available in two different …