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THOR: THE DARK WORLD "RETURN OF AN AVENGER" TV SPOT OFFICIAL

Royal baby: how the rest of the world covered the story

United States<p>The <b>New Yorker</b> questioned "why are Americans so interested in an overseas monarchy that has virtually no power and which now functions primarily to attract tourists". They also suggested "allow[ing] the cameras into St Mary's hospital", in the style of Kim Kardashian. In the <b>New York</b> …

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books

Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, David Gilbert, Roxane Gay, and other writers share their thoughts on what makes an inviting and memorable opening sentence.<p>AP and Library of Congress.<p>When I interviewed Stephen King for the By Heart series, he told me about some of his favorite opening lines in …

‘Blurred Lines’ Goes Viral: Rating 15 Mash-ups, Parodies & Covers (VIDEO)

From Bill Clinton Kermit the Frog, Kevin Fallon judges the best and worst “Blurred Lines” viral videos.<p>These days, there’s two signs that a tune has …

Jennifer Lawrence: America's Kick-Ass Sweetheart

'Dude!" Says Jennifer Lawrence into her cellphone. "I'm lost as fuck! I've been driving around for, like, 10 minutes. Where the hell is this place?" …

Tour Players: Before They Were Stars

Mick Jagger Through the Years

34<p>Mick Jagger has his hair styled before an appearance on the BBC with the Rolling Stones in 1963.<p>Next Slide<p>Trending<p>Ranked on a scale from 1 to 10, …

Roger Stone

10 Startup Tips From Hip-Hop Lyrics

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” declared Jay Z, worth $475 million at Forbes’ last count. Rappers have long mused on wealth in their verses, and some of those lyrics can provide invaluable advice to founders.<p>The Phat Startup is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship through hip-hop, …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Classic Fan Photos

16<p>Police hold back a crowd of young fans outside Buckingham Palace, London, as the Beatles receive their MBEs.<p>Next Slide<p>Trending<p>Ranked on a scale …

Buckingham Palace

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?'

Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized, Pope Francis told journalists after his weeklong trip to Brazil. Answering a question about reports of homosexuals in the clergy, the pope answered, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to …

Minnesota Governor Declares Aug. 1 'Freedom to Marry Day'

Minnesota will become the 12th (or 13th, as Rhode Island also joins in) state to recognize same-sex marriages at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.<p><i>Written</i> …

U.S. says visas from gay spouses will get equal treatment | Reuters

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials paved the way on Friday for same-sex spouses to visit or live in the United States, announcing the State Department will give equal treatment to visa applications of gays and lesbians who want to travel with their partner.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John …

Same-sex spouses now allowed to apply for U.S. visas

Spouses in same-sex marriages will be given the same preferential consideration in their visa applications now enjoyed by those in opposite-sex marriages, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday.<p>Kerry made the announcement in the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in London, one of the …

China's Infamous 'One-Child Policy' Is About To Become A 'Two-Child Policy'

The country just completed a once-in-a-decade leadership transition earlier this year, though, and the new management is eager to show its reform-minded stripes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy.<p>As a result, the "one-child policy" may be set to become a "two-child policy" fairly …

Ellen DeGeneres Hosting 2014 Oscars!

Pretty Little Liars' star Tammin Sursok (Jenna) showed off her baby bump in this bikini shot! Any guesses on how they'll handle her pregnancy on the show?

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 - New Behind the Scenes Set Video