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Comics’ Best Superhero Series Is Turning 20. It’s Never Been Made Into a Big-Budget Movie.

Say you’re a grown-up who likes superhero comics but hasn’t kept up with them. Or else you want to like them or used to like them. Maybe you liked <i>The</i> …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Super Bowl XLVIII Is The Most-Watched TV Event In History With 111.5 Million Viewers

Despite a fairly boring game and "utterly forgettable" halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, host network Fox says that "even in the closing minutes, the rating was only 5% lower than it was for the entire game.<p>The previous record holders for most-watched events in U.S. TV history were 2012′s Super …

Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fantastic Four, Gotham, Marvel Universe Live, X-Men – /Film

Superhero Bits is back! Want to hear <b>Hans Zimmer</b>‘s theme for <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b>? What new locations have been scouted for <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b>? …

Jonathan Banks Added To 'Better Call Saul' As Series Regular – /Film

Just how did Saul Goodman hook up with Mike Ehrmantraut before the events of hit AMC series <i>Breaking Bad</i>? It seems we may soon find out. <b>Jonathan …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Man Decorates House With 502,165 Holiday Lights, Shatters World Record

And, boy, is the Gay family of LaGrangeville, New York gonna be pissed.<p>More than 29 miles of wire. More than 500,000 lights. More than 70,000 visitors. Move over, Clark Griswold: You have nothing on David Richards, the Australian lawyer who has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most …

Seth Rogen and James Franco Bang on a Motorcycle in a Shot-for-Shot Remake of Kanye’s Bound 2 Video

Last week, Kanye West continued to troll the entire world with his video for “Bound 2,” a cheesy green-screen affair featuring school library wallpaper backgrounds that was basically a remake of David Hasselhoff’s “I Can’t Stop This Feeling” video, only with Kanye f*cking a naked Kim Kardashian on …

Star Wars Episode VII: Saoirse Ronan misses out as US auditions announced

Irish actor Saoirse Ronan has admitted she lost out on a role in JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, and may have done so after publicly revealing her audition.<p>The star of Atonement, Hanna and Wes Anderson's upcoming The Grand Budapest Hotel told The Playlist she now regretted talking about …

23 Absurdly Lame Things That Happened To Superman, Batman, And Robin

From 1941-1986, the superheroes appeared in their own comic book series, World's Finest Comics, and it was ridiculous.

Comic Books

Clip from AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Featuring THOR Crossover

Batkid Vs. Bane by Graham Nolan

Batkid Saves the Day in San Francisco!

The craziest OkCupid date ever

Jeff and I traveled to eight countries in 21 days without changing clothes. It sure beat meeting for coffee<p>Clara Bensen<p>November 12, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>We’re standing on the side of a highway in Budapest, trying to hitch a ride. I’m elegantly dressed for a proper afternoon at the National Gallery in …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

A last ditch effort: Nintendo launches Wii Mini and Mario Kart Wii $99 holiday bundle

Nintendo is launching a new low-cost version of the Wii video game console, dubbed the Wii Mini, in the U.S. for $99.<p>The new version of the 2006-era Wii is smaller than the original version and it comes bundled with the Mario Kart Wii game, a red Wii Remote Plus controller, and a red Nunchuk …

Could 'Thor' Star Jaime Alexander Play Wonder Woman in 'Batman vs. Superman'? – /Film

After making a mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as badass warrior Sif, <b>Jaimie Alexander</b> could head to Warner Bros. / DC to play the ultimate …

Comic Books

Top 10 superhero movies

10. Iron Man 3<p>Shane Black's jagged-edged debut in the Marvel hotseat might easily have been a by-the-numbers "threequel", especially with star Robert Downey Jr out of contract and The Avengers' stupendous box office success a year earlier. Instead, the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director delivered the …

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

20 Crazy Facts About The Making Of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

In honor of the movie's 20th anniversary.

Animation

Netflix may be about to fall victim to the binge-watching revolution it started

Netflix has been coy about how “binge-watching” is affecting its business, but it may drop a big hint in its earnings report later today. And if it does, investors could get hit pretty hard.<p>The issue is how Netflix accounts for the cost of its original programming—shows available only on Netflix …

America's Best Haunted Houses (PHOTOS)

Americans love a good scare as long as it doesn't involve the debt ceiling.<p>That may be why the Halloween industry has gone from a $1 billion a year industry in 1996 to a $10 billion one, according to HauntWorld.com, a trade magazine covering the boo biz.<p>HauntWorld editor Larry Kirchner says the …

21 Locations Amazingly Recreated In Minecraft

Minecraft is a game that lets players build anything they want with blocks. Thanks to these creations, who ever needs to travel anymore?

Mount Rushmore

Reporter Fired After Comparing School To "Mean Girls"

A story on a talented high school soccer player should probably be fairly uncontroversial, but reporter Isaac Avilucea learned otherwise when he was fired after he quoted his subject comparing her former school to the movie <i>Mean Girls</i>.<p>In a blog post on the events, Avilucea said he had moved from …

High School

Twitter Shutting Down #Music App

Six months ago, Twitter launched its #music app, a recommendation service that shows users what's trending and what their contacts are listening to. Now, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> reports that the app is shutting down.<p>The <i>Times</i>' source says the company is planning to rethink its music strategy going forward. …

Pearl Jam: Five Against the World

There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, barely audible when he speaks. Loving and loved in return. The other is tortured, a bitter realist, a …

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the lack of commercial sizzle on the next …

22 Signs You're Professionally Exhausted

Being tired is your full-time job. If only it paid...

Hobbies

Coming from Apple in 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, sharper iPad, cheaper iMac?

According to typically-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple has a slew of new products in the works for 2014. The analyst has summarized his expectations for these new products in a new research note, and has also reaffirmed some of his previous claims for products in Apple’s …