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History Lesson: The Final Days of General Patton

Everything you always wanted to know about a true legend.The commander of the U.S. Third Army, General George S. Patton, Jr., took no great pleasure …

Military

Adventure House: the sequel to the Haunted Mansion that never was

In 1976, Walt Disney World was riding high: the oil crisis was over, tourists were flocking back to Florida, and the successful bicentennial …

Walt Disney Company

The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House by Ben Rhodes – review

Rhodes is never disillusioned, yet the closer he gets to Obama the more tricky their relationship becomes<p>“I wanted a hero,” says Ben Rhodes, explaining why after 9/11 he abandoned his literary ambitions, left New York to become a policy wonk in Washington, agreed to help Barack Obama prep for a …

National Security

The Story of Robin Williams’s Last Night With John Belushi

<i>The following is an excerpt from journalist Dave Itzkoff’s new biography of comedian Robin Williams,</i> Robin<i>, out today.</i><p>In January 1982, Robin welcomed …

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart Announce Tour

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart have announced a joint stand-up comedy tour. The former Comedy Central stars will perform in three U.S. cities together in June. Check out their itinerary below, and find tickets here.<p>Last year, Jon Stewart announced his first new stand-up specials in 20 years. A …

"It’s the Same Old Sh*t Town": Tyler Goodson Explains How S-Town Changed His Life

One year and nearly 80 million downloads later, Tyler Goodson discusses life after a podcast.<p>Nearly every morning, Tyler Goodson logs onto Facebook, clicks open his messages, and begins responding to fans of the podcast <i>S-Town</i> who hail from as far away as the U.K. and Australia. “They tell me my …

Reality TV

Drunk History’s Derek Waters Talks Season 5 Return, ‘Drunk News’ [Tribeca 2018 Takeaways]

As part of the <b>2018 Tribeca Film Festival</b> in New York City, <b>Bleeding Cool</b> was lucky enough to catch up with <i>Drunk History</i>‘s co-creator <b>Derek Waters</b> at …

Two Decades of War Have Eroded the Morale of America’s Troops

After nearly 17 years of war, service members have seen plenty of patriotic displays but little public debate about why they’re fighting.<p><b>S</b>outh of Fallujah’s Route Fran were hundreds of insurgents who’d spent months digging trench lines, emplacing roadside bombs, barricading streets, training with …

Hannah Ferguson 2014: St. Lucia | Body Paint

21 Ultimate Experiences in Maui

A Maui state of mind!<p>From atop sky-scraping Haleakala to the depths of Molokini Crater, Hawaii’s second largest isle bedazzles. Dubbed the Valley …

Watch Jordan Peele make Obama say 'Killmonger was right' in fake news PSA

A new Jordan Peeled-backed PSA uses former president Barack Obama and AI to warn against the proliferation of fake news.<p>In the video, Obama appears …

Aubrey Plaza comes clean about Legion and her Neanderthal heritage on Late Night

On Thursday’s <i>Late Night With Seth Meyers</i>, <i>Legion</i> star Aubrey Plaza had a very April Ludgate-esque answer to host Meyers’ request for a rundown of just …

The Founder of Delta Force was Nearly Impossible to Kill

Charlie Beckwith: The Founder of Delta Force was Nearly Impossible to Kill

These Five GIFs Will Make You Fall in Love With Barbara Palvin

There is no limit to our love for <b>Barbara Palvin</b>. The Hungarian babe first won us over as our 2016 Rookie of the Year, and it's been a non-stop …

FTL

Check Out These Amazing Photos Taken By A U-2 Pilot At The Edge Of Space

This is the panorama you get from the cockpit of a legendary U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft. Ross Franquemont is a U-2 pilot and instructor at the 1st …

Mirka Andolfo’s Unnatural is a Gorgeous Fantasy Erotica Must Read

via Image Comics<p>Image Comics never fails to surprise us with its fantastic line-ups and the never-ending talented creators on their roaster. Fresh …

Graphic Novels

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful 2001: A Space Odyssey Secrets in the Stanley Kubrick Archive

A deep dive reveals all sorts of fascinating tidbits about the classic sci-fi film, from Vogue’s tie-in space pants to Kubrick’s most passive-aggressive communiqués.<p>While researching a piece for <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s 2018 Hollywood Issue on the making of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>—the …

Dead Vulcan Hologram Captain Central in Original 1986 'Star Trek: TNG' Pitch

Imagine if Captain Picard had pointed ears. Well, actually, imagine Captain Picard’s job was taken by someone with pointed ears. And in the 24th …

Science Fiction

An Oral History of The Wire’s Unforgettable 5-Minute ‘F*ck’ Scene

<i>The following is an excerpt from Jonathan Abrams’s new book,</i> All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, <i>which is now available. In the oral</i> …

Penguin Random House

Barbara Palvin 2018: Bahamas

Legion Rising

• <b>Author:</b> Andreas Christensen<p><b>Accolades for Ghost Legion:</b><p>“<i>Knocked it out of the park.</i>” Trapper<p>“<i>What do you get if you mix Starship Troopers and the French Foreign Legion? You get a book like this.</i>” Leif E. Dolan<p><b>The war continues.</b><p>Ethan Wang was born on the first day of the alien invasion. Now he has …

The Budayeen Cycle

• <b>Author:</b> George Alec Effinger<p><b>The complete Hugo and Nebula Award–nominated cyberpunk trilogy by an author whose work is “wry and black and savage” (George R. R. Martin).</b><p>Praised as “a perfect example of how exciting the subgenre can and should be,” George Alec Effinger’s Budayeen Cycle is a towering …

The 10 worst British military aircraft of all time

While the British boast a perfect record in world wars — including a gritty victory over Germany's seemingly unstoppable Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain — it is a country that has made some truly bad aircraft.<p>The Spitfire fighter and the Lancaster bomber ruled the skies throughout World War II. …

Sheeeeeeeee-it: The Secret History of the Politics in ‘The Wire’

<i>David Simon recalled some assuming that the arrival of a white mayor to</i> The Wire <i>marked the introduction of the hero who would reform an inept system.</i> …

Fake Celebrity Porn Is Taking Over The Internet And No One Is Safe

As if we needed more evidence that we’re living in an episode of <i>Black Mirror</i>, a new technology now allows users to face-swap porn stars with their …

The Toys That Made Us season two will feature Lego, Star Trek and more

An exclusive interview with the creator of Netflix’s new eight-part documentary series<p>If you flipped on Netflix at all this holiday season you no doubt noticed the novel new documentary series, <i>The Toys That Made Us</i>. The eight-part documentary series covers the secret history of the world’s most …