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The Kray Twins and Boxing: Remembering a Lifelong Passion for Violence

Image by Flickr user David Holt (Zongo) "I used to lie in bed at night imagining the great Jack Dempsey... and I hoped that I, too, would be a champ, as I drifted off to sleep."––Reggie Kray, writing in his autobiography, Born Fighter Few names in British history are more closely linked with crime than the Krays. Show More Summary

Why Johnny Depp Remains Disney’s Most Beloved Celebrity Asset

yesterdayFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

In anticipation of the fifth movie in the seemingly never-ending Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, leading man Johnny Depp surprised visitors to the attraction of the same name at Disneyland by appearing in full Jack Sparrow garb to heckle riders....

James Gunn Wants A ‘Rocket and Groot’ Spin-Off, Claims Vin Diesel

Guardians of the Galaxy was a pretty obscure comic before Marvel Studios introduced us to its heroes on the big screen, so for many of us, the first time we saw Rocket Raccoon and his tree-like friend Groot was in the movie as a pair of intergalactic bounty hunters. Show More Summary

Tested at Alien: Covenant’s Set

Tested’s Adam Savage has been granted behind-the-scenes access to the set of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. In the first episode, he checks out the tunnel and cavern that serve as the Dreadnought’s interior, along with the imposing Space Jockey’s platform.

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Shabazz Palaces, Mark Lanegan Band, Obnox, and More

by Dave Segal New Shabazz Palaces single: "It's seven, it's heavy, it's heaven." Victoria Kovios Shabazz Palaces, "Shine a Light" (Sub Pop). The first single from Shabazz Palaces' new album, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, "Shine a Light" is the Seattle hiphop innovators' most conventionally funky and accessible track to date. Show More Summary

'Get Out' Is The Year's First Oscar Contender

It feels like Oscar season just ended, but “Get Out” is already getting into next year’s contest. Oscar campaigns typically rev up around Labor Day with the Telluride, Venice and Toronto film festivals, where many of the hopeful contenders premiere. Show More Summary

Leaked molds shed light on bold new iPhone 8 design

If the onslaught of iPhone 8 leaks we've seen in the past few days is any indication, it appears that our worst fears about the iPhone 8's new form factor are completely unfounded. Specifically, leaked schematics and case moldings suggest...Show More Summary

Emma Watson Has an Idea for 'Beauty and the Beast' Sequel

If Disney decides to make a sequel to "Beauty and the Beast," they can bring back Emma Watson not just as the star but as a writer, too! "I would love to do a sequel," the actress told Access Hollywood. "I always thought that Belle would...Show More Summary

Musical instruments cunningly disguised as household potteryware

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

At a pottery fair in Pittsburgh, I ran into Kimberlyn Bloise, who makes handsome musical instruments that are also mugs, vases and pendants. They sound and look wonderful, and have the strange quality of something both charming and haunting, like remnants of a vanished culture. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Surprises Ellen On 20th Anniversary Of Her Coming Out

This is much more than “Puppy” love. Twenty years ago, Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom character Ellen Morgan came out in “The Puppy Episode” of her show “Ellen.” DeGeneres also came out in real life. The comedian celebrated the anniversary throughout her show on Friday, which included an appearance by Oprah, who played her therapist in the iconic episode. Show More Summary

Settlement opponents appeal to Massachusetts Democratic Party to pass resolution tomorrow

Ron Fox, a 77-year-old Jewish Democrat in Mass., urges the party's state committee to condemn Israeli settlements: "For 45 years, not a day has gone by that I have not thought about human rights violations caused by settlements."

9 Hideous Creatures That Deserve Your Unconditional Love

We can’t all be puppies—or even capybaras, for that matter. There’s a whole world of critters whose inner beauty goes unnoticed. Perfectly snuggly critters like naked mole rats have been mocked and called things like “the stuff of nightmares” or “the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen.” Read more...

LGBT Charity Investigated for Lavish Spending on Gifts and First Class Travel

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A UK LGBT charity that received up to £120,000 ($155,000) in government funding per year between 2008 and 2016 has collapsed because of “chaotic” management. Founded in 2004, Broken Rainbow aimed to highlight and combat domestic violence in the LGBT… Read The post LGBT Charity Investigated for Lavish Spending on Gifts and First Class Travel appeared first on Towleroad.

7 can’t-miss sports events this weekend

You want playoffs? We’ve got playoffs. We’ve also got the NFL draft. Hoo, boy, sports fans. I don’t know about you, but I’m sports exhausted. This week was a doozy! We had playoff basketball, regular baseball, the NFL draft, and the lead-up to the NFL draft (which is, in and of itself, a sport). Show More Summary

The Last Day of Disco; DUOX4Odell’s: You’ll Know If You Belong

yesterdayArts : Art Fag City

When tasked with paying tribute to a long-shuttered nightclub, Wickerham & Lomax went an unusual route. Their ambitious DUOX4Odell’s: You’ll Know if You Belong, which closes tonight in Baltimore, speaks to loss and placelessness as much as glamour. Closing Reception: April 28th, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 1723 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

This 7-year-old girl wrote a letter to Google and got a tech job out of it

How about this amazing little nugget to restore your faith in humanity: Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old from Hereford, UK, is a big fan of technology and eventually wants to work for Google. Rather than wasting any time, she decided to send Google CEO Sundar Pichai a letter to let him know that she's planning on working there one day. Show More Summary

How Metal Can Make the World a Better Place (for Metalheads)

Welcome to Pitchfork’s monthly metal column, where we’ll guide you through the genre’s new music and various happenings with an eye towards a specific theme. This month’s theme is community. Below you’ll find five metal bands that speak to the power of unity in their music. From its earliest days, metal was built as a community. Show More Summary

Airline Pilot Captures a Gorgeous ‘Flightlapse’ of the Milky Way During a Transatlantic Flight

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

FlightLapse #01 – MilkyWay offers a stunning look at the night sky on a transatlantic flight from Zurich to São Paulo. Taken by Swiss pilot Sales Wick, a photographer and founder of SkyProduction, the timelapse captured not only calm of the journey, but an incredible view of the Milky Way and shooting stars as they […]

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