The Big Short Stands Tall on Explanations, but Gives No Solution

Recognizing that it’s only January, I can already say with some degree of confidence that The Big Short is the best movie that’s going to be released this year. As a movie, it succeeds on every level. The acting, directing, editing, cinematography, music, pacing, and script are all superb. The movie has an eclectic range […]

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Video Gamer Sues Software Company for Making Game “Too Addictive”

A Russian video gamer is suing Bethesda Softworks for making Fallout 4 too addictive: Apparently, after seeing an advertisement for the game, the man decided to download it and spend a few hours playing over the next few days. Those days quickly turned into weeks, and after missing several days of work, he was fired […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (with SPOILERS)

Bottom line: Star Wars: The Force Awakens does an admirable job of resetting the franchise, while suffering at times from its unswerving devotion to the original formula. Honestly, given all the hype leading up to this movie, I wasn’t sure it could deliver. It did. It sounds like Star Wars. It looks like Star Wars. […]

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MTV’s New Series Educates White People On All the Wrong They’ve Done

MTV has a new series, the blandly named “White People,” which is apparently designed to record very uncomfortable and frank discussions with white people about race. It is hosted by Jose Antonia Vargas, an illegal immigrant Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist from the Philippines. Here’s the trailer: It’s hard to say exactly what this show is intended […]

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Is Heaven Tourism Just a Bunch of Malarkey?

The newest mark against so-called heaven tourism may cast doubt on the dubious belief that any mere human has come back from heaven following a near-death experience, but it certainly provides evidence that there is a God. Because who but God could have worked it out that the young man who at first claimed to […]

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Test Subjects Felt Separation Anxiety … Over Their iPhones?

According to a new study, people separated from their smart phones feel separation anxiety: To conduct the study, researchers told participants that the purpose of the experiment was to test the reliability of a new wireless blood pressure cuff. The subjects were then given word search puzzles to complete, the first time with their iPhone […]

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The Interview, The Hack, The Commies, and The “Cave”

It’s kind of a strange day when a comedy vehicle piloted by the stars of stoner movie Pineapple Express is at the center of an international cyber-terror debacle highlighting the strange intersection of government coercion, freedom and national security, the refreezing Cold War, and the politicized entertainment industry. What a weird world we live in. […]

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