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Cape Watch: Marvel Takes Over the World, Lets White Guys Take a Breather

Thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron's teaser trailer and a certain Tuesday morning press conference—sorry, "special event"—you could be forgiven for thinking that this week has proven it's Marvel Studios' world, and we're just living in it. Show More Summary

These Creepy Lego Creations Are Definitely Not Kid-Friendly

When Mike Doyle published the anthology volume Beautiful LEGO last year, he wrote that "this book is a small collection of some of the impressive models that I have come across in my time." From all appearances, he's had a busy yearShow More Summary

The Real-Life Inspiration for the Super Friends’ Hall of Justice Is in Danger

When the Super Friends of the classic 1970s cartoon series gather at the Hall of Justice, Cincinnatians find it eerily familiar---after all, the hideout drew inspiration from the Queen City's Union Terminal. But now the art deco masterpiece is in need of some super friends itself. Show More Summary

Planes, Trains, and Spy Gear: Here’s What to See in DC

“Whether you’re conservative or liberal,” says (controversy-courting) former mayor Marion Barry Jr., “whatever your taste is, you can find it in DC.” Plus, now’s the best time to visit. The swampy summer weather is over, and with the midterm elections looming, the politicians are out of town. Show More Summary

The Beautiful, Goofy Art of Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh

In the 40-plus years since he first donned the hazmat suit and flower pot hat as cofounder of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh has done a lot more than just whip out pop hits. He's been a Wes Anderson collaborator, commercial jingle writer, Yo Gabba Gabba! character, and the guy who made the awesome music on The Lego Movie. Show More Summary

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Fringe

For more than a few sci-fi fans hearing "Fringe" elicits a response of "Man, I still need to watch that." Here's how to binge-watch your way through all five seasons. The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Fringe appeared first on WIR...

Marvel Announces 9 New Movies, Including Black Panther and More Avengers

From sequels to standalones, there's a lot to chew over. The post Marvel Announces 9 New Movies, Including Black Panther and More Avengers appeared first on WIRED.

A Slick New Interactive 3-D Poster for the Divergent Sequel Insurgent

The future is here: check out the 3-D interactive poster for Insurgent's Peter (Miles Teller). The post A Slick New Interactive 3-D Poster for the Divergent Sequel Insurgent appeared first on WIRED.

A Stellar New Fantasy Novel and 4 Other Books We’re Reading This Month

This month, we’re balancing some quick reads---a Jonathan Franzen-blessed debut and a slim companion volume from one of our favorite new(-ish) fantasy writers---with Walter Isaacson’s latest blockbuster on the history of technological innovation, along with a few other selections. Show More Summary

Unveiled: The Poster for Blackhat, Michael Mann’s Hacker Movie

We still don't know too much about Blackhat, Michael Mann's upcoming January thriller, beyond "Thor hacks stuff." But at least we can tell that Mann's bringing his considerable visual skills to bear on a subject that's near and dear to us at WIRED. The post Unveiled: The Poster for Blackhat, Michael Mann’s Hacker Movie appeared first on WIRED.

Angry Nerd: Horror Movie Clichés Must Die!

The latest crop of horror flicks are full of nothing but a bunch of recycled clichés. These oft-repeated tropes deserve to meet a bloody end. Do we really need Michael Bay bringing another Hasbro product to life with Ouija? And who asked...Show More Summary

The NBA’s New High-Tech Control Center Is a Hoops Fan’s Dream

In the NBA's massive new Replay Center, 94 high-definition screens greet you with every single camera angle from every live NBA game---including camera angles you won’t see on TV---all to help referees make the right call. The post The NBA’s New High-Tech Control Center Is a Hoops Fan’s Dream appeared first on WIRED.

The 13 Spookiest Horror Flicks Streaming on Netflix This Halloween

Finding great horror flicks on Netflix is tough, but dig deep enough and the streaming service does have some gems. To save you the trouble of having to look for them yourself this Halloween season, we have culled the 13 you should take for a spin this weekend. Show More Summary

Veer From Passive to Aggressive on This Week’s Playlist

The gentler side of the musical spectrum is well represented this week---but as the pace picks up, you can't help but feel that something a bit more menacing is lurking around the corner. The post Veer From Passive to Aggressive on This Week’s Playlist appeared first on WIRED.

Never-Before-Seen Art From the Alien Films

The new book Alien: The Archive, out today, is the first complete collection of concept art and photography from the franchise. The post Never-Before-Seen Art From the Alien Films appeared first on WIRED.

The Week’s Best Trailers: Avengers: Age of Ultron Blows Our Minds

So there's some quality stuff in this week's trailer roundup. There's a remake of The Gambler coming out. Lisa Kudrow is at long last coming back to HBO with a second season of The Comeback. Drumline got a sequel that's airing on Vh1. Show More Summary

The Secrets of America’s High-Tech Haunted Houses

Avid phobophiles support more than 2,000 haunted houses in the US, and fright-immune repeat visitors force haunters to constantly invent new, supersize scares. "We push the boundaries as much as we can, and that means we design a lot of the tech ourselves," says Erebus owner Ed Terebus. Show More Summary

Best-Selling Author Warns ‘You Might Not Want to Buy’ His Book

Patrick Rothfuss is the author of the mega-bestselling novels The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, and is currently hard at work on The Doors of Stone, the final volume in his epic fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. In...Show More Summary

Week’s Best TV: Jimmy Kimmel Fires a Lightning Gun and The Simpsons Go Kubrick

The password to enter the latest edition of our best TV roundup is Fidelio, because that’s only fitting when Stanley Kubrick takes the top line spot by proxy. The Simpsons returned to the LED throne this week with a fantastic 25th edition...Show More Summary

What It’d Look Like if Star Wars Spilled Into the Real World

Thomas Dagg was obsessed with Star Wars a kid growing up in Ottawa during the 1990s. He watched the trilogy on VHS so many times he wore out the tapes. When his parent’s promised him a Star Wars toy as a reward, he let the dentist pull two teeth without any complaints. Show More Summary

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