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VR 'disappoints' at E3 games show

<b>Virtual reality (VR) was supposed to get less virtual and more real at E3 this year.</b><p>Before the gaming expo got going, experts and analysts said they expected VR to feature heavily and for there to be demos of pioneering games that made great use of the technology. Those demos would be essential, …

Lena Heady’s Walk-of-Shame Body Double Calls Scene “The Best Experience of My Life”

There’s a decent argument to be made that Cersei Lannister’s walk-of-shame in the <i>Game of Thrones</i> season finale earlier this week was just too gratuitous, just too brutal to women, just too naked. Personally, we have… feelings.<p>Whatever you happen to feel, though, you have to admit that there’s a …

Dylann Roof Visited Slave Plantations, Confederate Landmarks

Eyewitnesses, arrest records, metadata from photographs uploaded to the website evidently created by Dylann Roof sketch the most comprehensive …

Plantations

What Would Cinderella Wear? Costuming Lily James and Cate Blanchett in Kenneth Branagh's Forthcoming Film

<i>Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell reinvents the glass-slipper splendor of</i> Cinderella.<p>There’s a mysterious alchemy at work in the best costume design for film, a secret marriage uniting clothing, character, and a director’s vision. Who would Judy Garland’s Dorothy be without her blue …

Charles Manson, 80, Gets License To Wed 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

Charles Manson has been in prison since 1969 and isn't eligible for parole until 2027, but he may be getting married — to a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison and believes he is innocent.<p>The Associated Press obtained the marriage license for Manson, 80, and Afton Elaine Burton, who …

What Interstellar Got Right and Wrong About Science

If you’re one of the estimated 3 gajillion people who have seen or will see Chris Nolan’s blockbuster movie <i>Interstellar</i>, one thing is already clear …

Meet the New Bachmanns

The congressional class of 2014 will include future leaders. There will be Democrats and Republicans first elected this year who will become national …

The Real Election Winner: Weed

Four places in America just made pot legal, but D.C. is the one to watch.<p>With narrow majorities in most, two states, one district, and one city …

Did Joran Van Der Sloot Fake His Prison Shanking?

LIMA, Peru — Joran van der Sloot, the 27-year-old Dutchman convicted for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores and under suspicion …

After A Resounding GOP Victory, 6 Tidbits That Tell The Story

The big headline from last night's midterm elections is that Republicans walloped the Democrats, cashing in on enormous discontent about the state of the country to pick up seven Senate seats and wrest control of the chamber.<p>That, of course, sets up divided government for the next two years: a …

Judge Could Smash Marijuana Law

Three states, one district, and two cities will vote on various aspects of the nation’s drug laws on Tuesday but the most crucial marijuana decision …

Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect

LONDON—He was a high-flying trader with an expensive education and a luxury lifestyle, but Rurik Jutting walked out of his job at Bank of America …

As Planned, Right-To-Die Advocate Brittany Maynard Ends Her Life

Brittany Maynard, who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, went through with her plan to end her life on Saturday at her home in Oregon.<p>Maynard, who spoke publicly about her choice to end her life, revived the debate of assisted suicide in the United States.<p>In an obituary posted to her site …