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Fast-Food Scandal Revives China’s Food Safety Anxieties

An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

Watch George Miller Discuss ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ [Comic Con 2014]

11 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Because The Road Warrior is one of the best and most pure action films ever made, we’ve been clocking the development of Fury Road for years. Our first coverage was back in 2008, and the announcement that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy could be in the film dates back to ’09. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan 'Cool With' LeBron Wearing No. 23

He never really cared in the first place. In 2009, well before LeBron James chose to join the Heat, he told the world he intended to change his jersey number from 23 to 6 out of deference to Michael Jordan: "I think no guy in the NBA...Show More Summary

With Win Streak Snapped, Unfiltered Matt Brown Has Little Margin for More Errors

There were times last week when it felt like MMA’s love affair with Matt Brown was on the ropes. It’s no secret that Brown did some pretty dumb stuff leading up to his UFC on Fox 12 main event against Robbie Lawler. First, he put his foot in his mouth—again. Show More Summary

Hot Caracara Action!

While in the Rio Grande Valley, my friend Marci asked if there were any birds I needed. I don't really have any lifers to get there but I said, "I'd like some quality time with a caracara." She smiled slyly and said, "I think I know a way to do that." I've seen crested caracaras in Texas and Florida, but generally as they fly by or perch momentarily. Show More Summary

FKA Twigs Sings About Her Life As A “Video Girl”: Listen To The Haunting Track

11 hours agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

With the recent premiere of her dazzling single “Two Weeks,”  and the release of her highly-anticipated debut album LP1 just around the corner, British soulstress FKA Twigs — real name Tahliah Barnett — is everyone’s new up-and-coming artist to watch. While she might be considered a newcomer, FKA Twigs is actually a music-biz veteran, revealing that she was, in fact,... More »

Platinum Games reveals Legend of Korra gameplay

Bayonetta and Vanquish developer Platinum Games has revealed the first gameplay footage of its upcoming Legend of Korra-based video game. Obtained by IGN during San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, this footage shows players taking control of titular character Korra in this follow-up to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Show More Summary

Who Is Ex-BuzzFeed Editor Benny Johnson?

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

If you were to meet Benny Johnson, the former BuzzFeed “viral politics” editor who was fired Friday for plagiarism, your immediate impression of him would likely be one of three...

Win A Swarovski Scope

Guess what, gang? Once again, I have partnered up with Swarovski Optik North America to give away a spotting scope.  And this time we are producing a short eight episode web series with birding and digiscoping tips with me and my buddy Clay Taylor. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

The results of BuzzFeed’s internal review are back and they aren’t pretty. In a post entitled “An Apology to Our Readers”, BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed’s leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other [...]

Best Cover Song Ever?

A reader recommends an extreme genre-bender: Great contest. Let me nominate an unconventional, but brilliant, submission by Girl Talk. You want genre mixing? How about something that includes parts of Black Sabbath, Ludacris, Dorrough, the Ramones and Missy Elliot, among others (plus equally amazing video): Is it a traditional cover song? No, but if this […]

Owls: Birding's Troublesome Ambassador

Here's a little video I made about watching owls.  This is a compilation of some of the owls I've digiscoped over the years. It's one of those sorts of winters again: a northern owl species is heading into parts of the US in big numbers. This time it's snowy owls mostly along the east coast. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Reprises His Hobbit Cameo at Comic-Con

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

A very excited Stephen Colbert took the stage at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con to host a panel on the latest Lord of the Rings film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Colbert, who had a short cameo in the previous installment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, reprised his character of the Laketown Spy for the occasion.

Birdchick Podcast #158: Starling Poop In Rome & Hawk Owl Rescue

This is what I feel like when I go birding: Read names of people who said they loved the podcast (it's on your phone). Rome is inundated with starling poop. Kayaker rescues hawk owl in Finland--amazing photo, here's the English version. Show More Summary

Walt From Lost Is In That Pop Group You’ve Been Hearing On The Radio All Month

11 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Waaaaaaaaaaaaalt! Turns out Malcolm David Kelly, who played Walt on Lost, is the MK half of the pop duo MKTO alongside Tony Ortiz. Their song “Classic” has been getting major top 40 airplay this summer. It’s the song that compares the object of the singers’ affections to classic pop music and old-school movie pinups — [...]

Birdchick Podcast #157: New Sibley? Toys R Us are jerks.

Brace yourselves, kids, there's a new Sibley coming. The company Toys R US has an advertising department that is full of complete and total jerks because of this ad: Funny article about rules for the 20 something birder. Show More Summary

The Nuances of Consent and How Some Men Are Trained to Ignore Them

"When men are unaware of their gender privilege, boundary violations occur," writes psychologist Sandy Peace. The post The Nuances of Consent and How Some Men Are Trained to Ignore Them appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Birdchick Podcast #140 Rio Grande Valley Style

What? A stunt husband? Well, kinda sorta. I spend the week in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, and spent some time with all around cool chick Marci Fuller (who is the head of the Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival). We talk some news and some of the cool parts of birding in the Valley. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies puts the end in sight

Clearly looking forward to the day when it can finally bundle the three Hobbit movies together with The Lord Of The Rings trilogy in one 30-pound Blu-ray set, New Line Cinema has released a trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle Of FiveShow More Summary

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