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  • Politics
  • December 10 2015, 3:41 PM

That inevitable Donald Trump-to-Adolf Hitler converting plug-in is here

That inevitable Donald Trump-to-Adolf Hitler converting plug-in is here

“This project is childish and dumb," but desperate times call for desperate measures. Introducing the "Hitler has a toupee" Chrome plug-in. It works better than it should.

  • Politics
  • November 18 2015, 11:40 AM
  • New York

From Baghdad to Paris: David Shields on the problem with New York Times’ war photography

From Baghdad to Paris: David Shields on the problem with New York Times’ war photography

With his new book War Is Beautiful, David Shields wants people to confront the influence the New York Times has over media and the power its images have over us.

  • Art
  • November 12 2015, 5:16 PM

An apology to Shia LaBeouf

An apology to Shia LaBeouf

There isn't a doubt in my mind that LaBeouf is performing for the camera while he's live streaming himself watching his films. But it's the best kind of performance.

  • Politics
  • November 5 2015, 4:21 PM

Why isn't the KKK designated as a terrorist organization?

Why isn't the KKK designated as a terrorist organization?

Anonymous dropped the names of over 1000 alleged members of the KKK today, we asked experts to explain the various reasons why the Ku Klux Klan isn't designated as a terrorist organization.

  • Film
  • October 31 2015, 11:26 AM

From Halloween to Home Alone: how John Hughes made the slasher movie safe for kids

From Halloween to Home Alone: how John Hughes made the slasher movie safe for kids

What do Michael Myers and Kevin McCallister have in common? We make a case for Home Alone as a slasher movie.

Smashing the competition: what it’s like to be a professional video game commentator
  • Video Games
  • October 16 2015, 4:07 PM

Smashing the competition: what it’s like to be a professional video game commentator

We talked to D'Ron "D1" Maingrette, one of the premiere commentators for Super Smash Bros. competitions, about coming up in the game and seeing it grow.

Why do tabloid headlines use so many puns?
  • Media
  • October 8 2015, 4:56 PM

Why do tabloid headlines use so many puns?

Why do tabloid headlines use so many puns? We talked to staff members at the Post and the Daily News, as well as a linguist, about why this is done and whether or not it will continue.

  • Technology
  • September 18 2015, 3:27 PM

The life and death of the creative computer virus

The life and death of the creative computer virus

We look back at the electronic graffiti of the earliest hackers and recreate the payloads of 1991's most wanted viruses.

Mr. Robot: every title and episode, explained
  • Television
  • September 2 2015, 3:45 PM

Mr. Robot: every title and episode, explained

A look at the unique ways that Mr. Robot titles its episodes and the dual meanings that every title carries.

  • News
  • June 15 2015, 4:25 PM

Watch Hideo Kojima's last trailer for Metal Gear Solid

Watch Hideo Kojima's last trailer for Metal Gear Solid

Hideo Kojima is leaving the Metal Gear Solid franchise. This is his last Metal Gear Solid E3 trailer.

Upload your mind and live forever
  • Science
  • June 12 2015, 3:56 PM

Upload your mind and live forever

The possibility of uploading your mind to a computer is more than just a technological hurdle, it's also a serious philosophical dilemma. Professor of philosophy, Pete Mandik, explains.

The future according to anime
  • Film
  • June 11 2015, 5:03 PM

The future according to anime

We break down the events of the next bajillion years according to the masterpieces of anime. Here is a timeline of awe, hope, nuclear wars, permanently immersive MMORPGs and giant mecha.

  • News
  • May 24 2015, 6:20 PM

Cannes Film Festival winners announced: Dheepan, Son of Saul, The Lobster

Cannes Film Festival winners announced: Dheepan, Son of Saul, The Lobster

The Cannes Film Festival has officially wrapped up its 68th installment. The winners were announced this evening.

  • Playlist
  • May 22 2015, 10:30 AM

Pitchier, Perfecter:
a cappella tracks that don't suck

Pitchier, Perfecter: 
a cappella tracks that don't suck

There's a little film making the rounds about a capella music. We haven't seen it. It might be cool. Who knows. Regardless, these a capella tracks are 100% solid.

  • Number of the day
  • May 18 2015, 8:45 PM

How badly did Sea Of Trees bomb at Cannes?

How badly did Sea Of Trees bomb at Cannes?

The Matthew McConaughey starring film is getting the lowest ranks of any film at Cannes in the last 12 years.

  • News
  • May 1 2015, 11:51 AM

Freddie Gray's death ruled a homicide, Baltimore cops charged with murder and manslaughter

Freddie Gray's death ruled a homicide, Baltimore cops charged with murder and manslaughter

On Friday morning, the state attorney of Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, announced that there was sufficient probable cause to pursue charges against the officers involved in Gray's arrest.

  • News
  • April 28 2015, 3:30 PM

President Obama addresses the crisis in Baltimore

President Obama addresses the crisis in Baltimore

While the President acknowledged that America needs to do "some soul-searching" when it comes to issues like race, poverty and equality, he believes "there's no excuse" for violence.

  • Film
  • April 23 2015, 3:48 PM

Thank You For Playing:
a film about a game
about taking care of
a child with terminal cancer

Thank You For Playing: 
a film about a game 
about taking care of 
a child with terminal cancer

Hopes&Fears talks to the directors of the documentary
"Thank You For Playing" and the parents of the child who inspired the most devastating game "That Dragon, Cancer."

  • News
  • April 21 2015, 4:02 PM

Lars Von Trier is drinking, working again

Lars Von Trier is drinking, working again

After some time in rehab, Von Trier says he's back to work and hitting the bottle in moderation so he can work.

  • News
  • April 21 2015, 11:27 AM

Two chimps get legal human rights

Two chimps get legal human rights

Habeas corpus will apply to two chimpanzees, making them the first non-humans to legally receive human rights, as per a New York Judges ruling.

  • News
  • April 20 2015, 12:02 PM

This is the strongest cup of coffee, according to science

This is the strongest cup of coffee, according to science

Here's how to getting the most caffeine out of every sip.

  • News
  • April 17 2015, 11:21 AM

Star Wars trailer increased Disney's value by $2 Billion

Star Wars trailer increased Disney's value by $2 Billion

Someone get that editor a bonus.

  • News
  • April 16 2015, 1:06 PM

The Cannes Film Festival announces 2015 line-up

The Cannes Film Festival announces 2015 line-up

The official competition includes festival stalwarts like Gus Van Sant and Jacques Audiard as well as some newcomers like Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) and Denis Villeneuve and Denis Villeneuve (Sicario).

  • News
  • April 15 2015, 10:54 AM

Two sugars and a milky way: SpaceX is flying a coffee machine to the space station

Two sugars and a milky way: SpaceX is flying a coffee machine to the space station

The ISSpresso machine will be the first coffee maker in space.

  • News
  • April 14 2015, 1:12 PM

Lottery hacked by the most obvious person

Lottery hacked by the most obvious person

Someone very close to lottery operations is accused of hacking the computers that pick the winning numbers and purchasing the big ticket.

  • News
  • April 13 2015, 11:30 AM

Bill Gates' bank account hacker busted, again

Bill Gates' bank account hacker busted, again

A Bulgarian man is accused of multiple counts of credit card fraud and one his alleged victims is the richest man in the world.

  • News
  • April 10 2015, 12:30 PM

Amazon sues site for selling Amazon reviews, Amazon trademark infringement

Amazon sues site for selling Amazon reviews, Amazon trademark infringement

The suit accuses Jay Gentile of California and websites that operate as buyamazonreviews.com and buyazonreviews.com, among others, of trademark infringement, false advertising and more.

  • News
  • April 9 2015, 2:55 PM

Here's your teaser for True Detective Season 2

Here's your teaser for True Detective Season 2

It's dark, it's full of intrigue, the cops seem like they might be shady and the cast is questionable but full of potential. Yup, looks like True Detective.

  • News
  • April 9 2015, 11:25 AM

Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto movie, but it's not what you think it is

Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto movie, but it's not what you think it is

The first GTA-themed feature film will actually be all about Sam Houser.

  • News
  • April 8 2015, 6:47 PM

Is this Russian man getting a head transplant or a body transplant?

Is this Russian man getting a head transplant or a body transplant?

A 30-year-old computer scientist in Russia has volunteered to be the first human to have his head attached to a new body.

We took a 1997 Lonely Planet tourist guide to New York City and tried to use it in 2015
  • Experiment
  • April 8 2015, 10:32 AM

We took a 1997 Lonely Planet tourist guide to New York City and tried to use it in 2015

What has changed? What has stayed the same? Is the city described in the guide the same city that exists today? We've scoured the pages and walked the maps. Here's what we found.

  • News
  • April 7 2015, 11:44 AM

Japan uses Manga tropes to promote cyber-security

Japan uses Manga tropes to promote cyber-security

Japan knows what makes the public pay attention to security: dramatic manga.

  • News
  • April 6 2015, 11:49 AM

MoMA acquires antique Mac icon designs

MoMA acquires antique Mac icon designs

The Museum of Modern Art has just Susan Kare's pixel-by-pixel renderings of original Macintosh icons to its permanent collection.

  • News
  • April 3 2015, 11:30 AM

Mr. Show With Bob And David is coming back, sans "Mr. Show"

Mr. Show With Bob And David is coming back, sans "Mr. Show"

Netflix continues its green lighting streak with a four episode order of With Bob and David.

  • Books
  • April 2 2015, 11:28 AM

Jonathan Lethem on computer dogs and secret spaces

Jonathan Lethem on computer dogs and secret spaces

Inside the speakeasy Brazenhead book store, author Jonathan Lethem talks Occupy's nesting paradoxes, Gibson’s unevenly distributed future, appropriation and more.

  • News
  • April 1 2015, 6:55 PM

Beloved X-Files characters, the Cigarette Smoking Man and Skinner, to join series reboot

Beloved X-Files characters, the Cigarette Smoking Man and Skinner, to join series reboot

It looks like more fan favorites will be part of the new six-episode run of The X-Files.

  • Television
  • April 1 2015, 4:42 PM

What's changed since The X-Files: hacking, chat rooms and Satanic Panic

What's changed since The X-Files: hacking, chat rooms and Satanic Panic

In the wake of The X-Files comeback news, Hopes&Fears puts plot points from the original series into 2015 to see how they'd play out... or not. What's new in computers, TVs and time travel theories?

  • News
  • April 1 2015, 1:13 PM

Nearly 20% of American adults use only smartphones for internet access

Nearly 20% of American adults use only smartphones for internet access

The migration to exclusively-mobile internet use isn't just happening in poor countries; Americans are increasingly doing all their web-surfing via smartphone.

  • News
  • March 31 2015, 10:49 AM

Stop buying things, start buying experiences

Stop buying things, start buying experiences

New research shows that investing in experience provides a better return on happiness than material goods.

  • News
  • March 31 2015, 9:59 AM

Thanks, Hollywood: Physics is really hot right now

Thanks, Hollywood: Physics is really hot right now

More students are enrolling in physics programs because of Hollywood movies, the Large Hadron Collider and the Mars Rover project.