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The best comic book readers

Every comic book collector knows that it’s a hobby that requires a lot of space. You may start by grabbing a couple issues from your local comic book …

Comic Books

10 Actors Who Regretted Being X-Men Movies (And 15 Who Adored Them)

Before there was Christopher Nolan’s game-changing <i>Batman</i> trilogy or the Marvel Cinematic Universe tackled <i>The Avengers,</i> there was <b>X-Men</b>.Beginning in …

Comics

Testing the aerodynamics of Star Wars ships in a virtual wind tunnel

We all know (hopefully) that <i>Star Wars</i> is far more fiction than science, and that’s part of the franchise’s lasting charm. But we also know there are …

Military Aircraft

New book buries the Grateful Dead, and Phil Lesh along with it

The devil has a friend. His name is Phil Lesh.<p>This is the controversial undercurrent of Joel Selvin’s new history, “Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead’s Long, Strange Trip,” ($27; Da Capo Press). The book follows the San Francisco band’s “Core Four” of Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey …

Rock Music

McDonald's employees share the 6 menu items they'd never eat

1/<p>A famous, fishy sandwich<p>Robson90/Shutterstock<p>McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwich has a storied history. It was the first new non-hamburger item added …

McDonald's

The 18 Creepiest Facts About The Hulk Family

The Incredible Hulk has always been a strange and unique superhero. While he prides himself as the strongest one there is, and might be the most …

Marvel Universe

50 of the most iconic music videos of all time

Some music videos are more memorable than others.<p>From Michael Jackson's zombie dance in "Thriller" to Miley Cyrus' naked wrecking ball ride, certain visuals stay with the viewer long after the video has ended.<p>Here are 50 of the most iconic music videos of all time.

Music

The 25 Most Powerful Marvel Gods, Officially Ranked

Most stories focus most of their attention on the heroes who we can identify with the most. Characters like Captain America, Spider-Man, Moon Girl, …

Spirituality

This Is What Comes Out When a Woman Ejaculates

Everything you want to know about the elusive squirt.<p>It was, and remains, one of the most spectacular things I’d ever witnessed. A dozen women, my then-partner among them, shooting arcs of liquid the air from from their genitals for the very first time, in unison. What had begun 90 minutes earlier …

Health

Happy Father’s Day: Here’s a List of the Worst Dads in Sci-fi and Fantasy

Pop culture is filled with terrible fathers. From the merely negligent to the downright evil, these dads will do whatever it takes to rule the …

Darth Vader

Goodbye, Denver Post. Hello, Blockchain.

They left The Denver Post amid newsroom layoffs and interference in the editorial process by the newspaper’s hedge-fund owners. And now those reporters and editors are creating their own news outlet, The Colorado Sun.<p>They will be partnering with the Civil Media Company, an ambitious New York …

Journalism

1 Especially Bad Investing Move if Trump Backs U.S. Marijuana Law Reform

Want to profit from potential marijuana law changes in the U.S.? Whatever you do, don't do this.<p>Two questions come to mind in light of President …

Cannabis

37 Random AF Facts About 37 Of Your Favorite TV Shows

Chris Pratt was not supposed to be a series regular on Parks and Recreation.

TV

Marvel and DC team-up: An oral history of JLA/Avengers, the most ambitious crossover event ever

In 2003, D.C. and Marvel comics did the unthinkable, at least from a modern perspective: they collaborated. The two major comics houses combined …

Comics

The Best Way to Wipe Your Butt, According to the Experts

Curtis Asbury, MD sees it all the time. A patient comes in with blotchy, red, irritated rectum and insists they’re not doing anything unusual. …

Stephen Hawking

The Mutant Underground: 20 Secretly Powerful Mutants Only Real X-Men Fans Know About

Created in 1963 by the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the X-Men have remained one of the most popular superhero teams of all time since …

Comics

Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

In the spring of 2014, Eric Abramovitz got the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>He just didn't know it.<p>Abramovitz was the victim of a deception that a Canadian judge called "despicable," as he granted Abramovitz $350,000 Canadian dollars (more than $260,000 U.S.) in damages.<p>Abramovitz is a gifted Canadian …

McGill University

After 30-plus years and 100-plus roles, Samuel L. Jackson ranks his own roles

No. 1 is not what you think it is<p>Samuel L. Jackson, who stars as “Frozone” in this week’s <i>The Incredibles 2</i>, knows a dope character when he sees one. …

Die Hard

The 29 most rewatchable movies of all time

They are the movies that you stop everything to watch, can get sucked into even if it's halfway through, and know every single line of.<p>These are the best rewatchable movies.<p>From Steven Spielberg classics, like "Jaws" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," to romantic comedies, such as "How to Lose a Guy in …

Movies

Insanely Good Dog Breaks Free at Baseball Game to Play Fetch with Fielder

What else would you expect to happen when you've got dogs and a lot of baseballs in the same place? Come on.<p>It's hard to imagine a better place for a dog besides a wide open field jam-packed with baseballs and people to throw them at ridiculous lengths. Well, one German shepherd found itself among …

Baseball

‘Simpsons’ creator answers show’s biggest mysteries

In the late 1980s, cartoonist Matt Groening was called into the Fox Network’s “Tracey Ullman Show” for a meeting. The sketch comedy show was using …

Comedy

Hipster parents admit they regret their babies’ ‘cool’ names

Naomi Tomky was still laid out on the operating table after an emergency C-section when the earliest pangs of regret kicked in.<p>“The baby was being …

Comic Books

Are these the worst cities to live in? Study looks at quality of life across the U.S.

Where Americans live can have a considerable impact on their quality of life. In some U.S. cities, everyday comfort and happiness is much harder to attain than in others.<p>Quality of life is subjective, and difficult to measure. Still, there is a wide range of quantifiable factors that can impact …

Demographics

A young Dutch inventor wants to clean plastic from the ocean. Can he do it?

Viral videos show whales ensnared and sea turtles choking. Studies find some 70 percent of seabirds have ingested the waste. And a photo recently revealed that plastic has found its way to even the deepest reaches of the ocean. Straws, forks, shopping bags, nets and all manner of human detritus …

Pollution

‘The Incredible Hulk’ at 10: Everything That Matters in Marvel’s Most Overlooked Movie

Last month, the pop culture-loving world celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the blockbuster franchise that kicked off …

Marvel Universe

14 of the most popular board games on Amazon this summer

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p><i>Editor's note: This</i> …

Board Games

The Biggest Summer Box Office Bombs Of All Time

A season for big hits and big misses<p>As much as they pretend they do, massive Hollywood studios don't have a crystal ball. At the top, the movie business is just a bunch of suits sitting in a room thinking they know what people want. And history will show us that they have no idea a lot of the time. …

Film Industry

HS Pitcher Strikes Out Friend for Championship Bid, Immediately Consoles Him

The pitcher knew the batter since they were kids. So when he struck him out to advance to the Minnesota state championship, he didn't want to celebrate right away.<p>Sometimes, man... sometimes this whole sports thing can hit you right in the tear ducts. Typically competition is high, the adrenaline …

Pierce

The best summer movie of every year since 2000

The summer movie season is heating up.<p>It got an early start this year with "Avengers: Infinity War" when its release date changed from May 4 to a week earlier on April 27. Since then, movies like "Deadpool 2," "Solo: A Star Wars Story," and "Ocean's 8" have hit theaters.<p>And that's just the …

Film Industry

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Travel