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The "Batman v Superman" Trailer Just Leaked—And It's Dark As Hell

Hello, darkness my old friend. I've come to watch this trailer again: via io9

Watch Siskel and Ebert Defend the Original Star Wars Films

The latest trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakening was released Thursday. It is good. It is reallllllllllyyyyyy good. There may have been audible yelps of excitement in the Mother Jones office upon first, second, and third viewings. There are people living and breathing in this world who are Star Wars haters. Show More Summary

Lincoln Died 150 Years Ago Today and If He Were Still Alive He Wouldn’t Have Been a Republican

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning, just six days after General Robert E. Lee had surrendered and...Show More Summary

This CEO Just Raised His Company's Minimum Salary to $70,000 a Year

Inspired by research suggesting that the emotional well-being of many of his employees could be improved by a raise, the owner of a Seattle credit card payment processing company has just announced that he will boost their minimum salary...Show More Summary

This Kid's Reaction To Hillary Clinton's Campaign Video Is So Amazing

Hillary Clinton announced her presidential bid yesterday. There were a lot of reactions! Conservatives had reactions! Liberals had reactions! Lions, tigers, and bears had reactions! All of those reactions were garbage. This is the one true reaction. Zeke is ready for Hillary. Show More Summary

Watch John Oliver and Michael Bolton Serenade the Unsung Heroes Working for the IRS

Everyone hates the IRS. And as Tax Day nears, complaints about the much-despised agency grow louder and angrier. On the latest "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver dedicated his show to defending the IRS and its employees, who are subjected...Show More Summary

The Mountain Goats' New Album Takes On the Noble Warriors of Professional Wrestling

The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ Merge Don't be fooled by the easygoing folk-pop melodies and likable everyday-guy vocals: John Darnielle, leader of California's long-running Mountain Goats, writes some of the sharpest, most thoughtful songs around. Show More Summary

Gwyneth Paltrow Confuses Her Latest Master Cleanse with Attempt to Relate to the Poor

Who better to speak to the struggles of food stamp recipients than Gwyneth Paltrow? The actress and founder of GOOP, the oft-ridiculed lifestyle blog that peddles everything from $900 throw blankets to $50 sunscreen, was recently summoned...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Explains How Washington Corruption Protects the "Tender Fannies" of The Rich

During a spot on the "Daily Show" Thursday night, Senator Elizabeth Warren broke down the ways in which big banks and large corporations have rigged Washington politicians in order to ensure "the tender fannies of the rich and the powerful...Show More Summary

Fox News Host Sees No Racial Factor in South Carolina Killing

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld is not racist. How not racist is Greg Gutfeld? Very not racist! You're a racist. (You're a racist.) But Gutfield doesn't even see race. What's race? A race? Are we running a race? The word "race" for Greg Gutfeld...Show More Summary

Brian Williams Was "Obssessed" With Mitt Romney's Underwear

Vanity Fair is out with a deliciously gossipy long read on the troubles at NBC News by Brian Burrough. The focus is largely on Brian Williams and his recent drama but it also goes into the larger culture clashes that have dominated 30 Rock since Comcast took over NBCUniversal from GE in 2011. Show More Summary

Area Doctor Seeks SEO Boost

Here's one way to drum up some business. Well played, Bruce J. Levin — Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) April 7, 2015 The Times' Letters Editor should talk to the Times' sponsored content department. This could be a bold new revenue stream.

Watch John Oliver Interview Edward Snowden About Your Dick Pics and the NSA

In the latest Last Week Tonight, John Oliver traveled to Moscow for an in-depth interview with Edward Snowden, or as Oliver introduced on his show as "the most famous hero and/or traitor in recent American history." The segment, which...Show More Summary

This New Country Blues Compilation Is the Best Kind of History Lesson

Various Artists The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes of Country Blues Rough Guide There are any number of ways to approach this fine 24-track compilation of performances from the '20s and '30s. First, it's an intriguing history lesson, showing...Show More Summary

Chris Rock Is Taking a Selfie Every Time He Gets Pulled Over By the Police

"Stopped by the cops again wish me luck." That's the message Chris Rock paired with a selfie on Monday, capturing what is apparently the third time in just seven weeks the comedian has been pulled over by police. It's not known why police...Show More Summary

This Letter From a Gay Veteran's Brother Is the Most Heartbreaking Response to Indiana's Law We've Read Yet

On Tuesday morning, Indiana's largest newspaper, the Indianapolis Star, published a full front-page editorial calling on Gov. Mike Pence to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the new bill that has incited national furor because...Show More Summary

This Is the Only Funny April Fools Prank That Has Ever Been Pulled

It's April Fools! Or is it? It is. But how could you know? I'm just some schmuck stating a fact. On most days you could believe me—but on this day, April 1, according to tradition, anything stated as fact must be viewed with suspicion. Show More Summary

"The Americans" Is One Of The Best Shows On Television—And It Just Got Renewed For Another Season.

Do you watch The Americans? You should watch The Americans! Why don't you watch The Americans? Do you not watch it because it's about Soviet spies who love each other and also work together to bring down America by wearing wigs and having sexxxxxxx? Well, guess what? That's only sort of what it's about. Show More Summary

Cancel Your Meetings. You Can Now Play Pac-Man On Google Maps.

Just in time for April Fool's Day, Google has released a neat feature that allows users to play Pac-Man pretty much anywhere in the world right now. Simply load up Google Maps and click on the Pac-Man option patiently waiting for you...Show More Summary

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