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The Story Behind Michael B. Jordan's 'Black Panther' Villain

Killmonger is being hailed as one of Marvel's best onscreen bad guys to date.<p><b>[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Black Panther]</b><p>In a comic book …

Comics

Stephen Colbert Delivered a Special Valentine to Melania Using Donald Trump's Words

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Stephen Colbert dialed up the romance to give Melania Trump a very special valentine in the form of a mashup video …

Donald Trump

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise

26 games and tricks hidden within your Google search bar

Google has come a long, long way since its startup days, but it hasn't forgotten how to have fun.<p>The search giant loves to hide fun tricks, or "Easter eggs," into its services. From Google Hangouts to Google Maps, there are neat games or features hidden inside nearly every product and service …

Robots

‘Sesame Street’ Transforms ‘The Walking Dead’ Into ‘The Walking Gingerbread’ In This G-Rated Parody

<i>The Walking Dead</i> may have gotten so dark that viewers weighed abandoning the show, but it doesn’t mean AMC’s startlingly bleak zombie drama can’t inspire its own <i>Sesame Street</i> parody for all the media-savvy tots out there. Don’t worry. Things are kept G-rated. Just like with the <i>Orange is the New</i> …

TV

The Liberation of Kesha

Before she could make one of the year's best albums, Kesha had to save her own life<p>"Can we start again?" The tall woman in the vintage Stones T-shirt …

Iggy Pop

What’s Next for American Soccer?

In the end, only Michael Bradley was left in the bowels of Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. His teammates were gone, shattered after …

The making of Sean Hannity: How a Long Island kid learned to channel red-state rage

The president and his favorite prime-time pundit are both New Yorkers of significant means who talk like they grew up in the tough part of town. One drenches his well-done steaks in ketchup and the other favors Coors on ice. Both have long traveled by private jet, yet both feel somehow spurned by …

Sean Hannity

Female code breakers: The hidden figures of the greatest generation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you like crossword puzzles and are you engaged to be married?<p>Those were the questions asked of many college-age American women by their professors, college presidents, or military officers to assess their suitability to do secret work breaking German and Japanese codes during the Second …

CNN

The Grandfather Of Alt-Science

Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.<p>Arthur B. Robinson, renegade …

America's shadow war in Africa

The U.S. has deployed at least 1,500 troops to the Sahel and sub-Saharan regions, with little public debate and what experts call an unclear strategy.<p>America’s little-known war on terrorists in Africa is becoming more perilous as the U.S. deploys growing numbers of troops to the continent’s most …

Africa

The Hidden Battle of the Sexes at Work - WSJ

For all the effort employers are pouring into advancing women in the workplace, why are they making so little headway?<p>One big obstacle: Men and women are at odds over whether there even is a problem to begin with.<p>In the same offices and on the same teams, women largely view gender equality as a …

Enterprise Tech

Who Wants to Shoot an Elephant?

What kind of a person looks upon the world's largest land animal—a beast that mourns its dead and lives to retirement age and can distinguish the voice of its enemies—and instead of saying “Wow!” says something like “Where's my gun?” Wells Tower joins an exclusive hunting party and reports on one …

30 Exciting New iOS 11 Features You Didn’t Know About

If you think that you’ve mastered all the new features of iOS 11, then you’re in for a surprise because iOS 11 contains many hidden features that …

iOS

20 of the Most "Holy F*ck, I'm Scared" Films on Netflix

Aside from Lady Gaga baring all in <b>Gaga: Five Foot Two</b> and addictive mockumentaries like <b>American Vandal</b> (who drew the dicks?), Netflix is home to a …

The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination

Two women had the most audacious task. Killing the brother of the North Korean leader. Right out in the open, using deadly chemical weapons in an international airport. And the craziest thing? They had no idea what they'd gotten into.<p><b>When Kim Jong-nam</b> was a boy, his father, the dictator of North …

Kim Jong-nam

12 Horror Movies That We're Already Looking Forward to in 2018

Well, we're just about done with 2017. On to the next, right? For horror fans, it's always exciting to see what's to come with the fresh slate of a new calendar year. Once you've watched all the good horror movies on Netflix and consumed the remaining horror movies of 2017, you're going to want to …

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

Travel

The Loneliest President

He’s increasingly isolated in the White House, but for Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability. It’s where he’s most comfortable.<p>“ISOLATED?” read the subject line.<p>“Friend,” Donald Trump wrote recently to supporters in a fundraising email. “The fake news keeps saying, ‘President Trump is …

Donald Trump

How to Get Rich in Trump’s Washington

As for so many other people, election night did not pan out quite the way Robert Stryk expected. Stryk began the night slumped in a Morton’s steakhouse in downtown Washington, tuning out the guests at his watch party to type out the campaign announcement of a buddy who — in the wake of Donald J. …

Donald Trump

‘Vanity Fair’ Just Published Their Burn Book for Jared and Ivanka

No one burns the elite quite like <i>Vanity Fair</i>, and Sarah Ellison’s recent profile of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump is a perfect example. The duo come …

Donald Trump

This Is What 'Game Of Thrones' Actors Sound Like With Their Real Accents

Westeros may be a fantasy world, but it bears more than a passing resemblance to medieval Europe, particularly the territories that are now known as …

TV Series

Things We’d Like To See In Marvel/Netflix Phase 2

After watching all eight episode of the Defenders and knowing that we’ll be getting new seasons of <i>The Punisher</i>, <i>Daredevil</i>, <i>Jessica Jones</i>, <i>Luke Cage</i> and</i> …

More Isn’t More When Marvel’s Netflix Heroes Make ‘The Defenders’ (SPOILERS)

Netflix released <i>The Defenders</i> on Friday, teaming up Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. I already published some overall thoughts based on the first four episodes, but now that I’ve seen the whole thing, and everyone else has had a chance to, it’s time to get more specific — a few …

TV

Down the Breitbart Hole

The editor in chief of Breitbart News is a 31-year-old craft beer enthusiast from Los Angeles named Alexander Marlow. Probably starting about here, the official style guide of The New York Times Magazine would have me refer to him as ‘‘Marlow,’’ but this is a story about storytelling — about the …

Journalism

This Vice News Documentary from Charlottesville Is Horrifying

Watch it and share it.<p>Hundreds of white supremacists marched with torches in an American city Friday night. They arrived the next day brandishing weapons and armor. One white supremacist allegedly murdered an anti-racist protester in the street with his car and injured several others. This is what …

Rights & Freedoms

Run The Jewels Let This Guy Come On Stage And Perform With Them At Lollapalooza And He Killed It

Look, everybody loves Run The Jewels, and rightfully so, but if there were any stragglers out there still waiting for a reason to take the dive and join the RTJ party they may have finally gotten one at Lollapalooza. Mike and El-P were running through their set when they spotted a fan with a sign …

Kendrick Lamar

A Team of Their Own

<b>Kate Maston takes off</b> from third base, barreling toward home plate. Waiting for her arrival is the opposing catcher, a 12-year-old boy who is a year older and almost a foot taller than she. He's also in her way. No big deal. She's quick and she's nimble. She's also unafraid. In a race to beat the …

Americans want to help the homeless — as long as they don’t get too close. This explains why.

In the spring, voters in Los Angeles decided to raise their own sales taxes to alleviate homelessness. Other large American cities — including not just Los Angeles, but also Seattle and Portland — have joined in declaring homelessness a state of emergency in the past couple of years.<p>But that …

Homelessness

Did Airbnb Kill the Mountain Town?

Brian Barker was living in Portland, Oregon, with a well-paying union job as a spokesperson for the fire department. But despite having “a job you don’t leave”—he had an itch. “I wanted to go live in the mountains,” he says. “I didn’t want to sit in traffic all the time. I was tired of living in …

Housing