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Want To Brush Up On Your Potions?

Alex Heimbach points Harry Potter superfans to Hogwarts is Here: The website works as a sort of cross between a MOOC (massive open online course) and an RPG (a role-playing game, like Dungeons & Dragons). You start by creating an account and choosing a house. (No sorting hat here, unfortunately.) I went with Ravenclaw, which seemed fitting for […]

I Wonder How Many People Tripped And Fell While Watching This On Their Phones

by Alex Balk "What would happen if 1,500 pedestrians walked across the famous crossing in front of Tokyo’s Shibuya Station while using their smartphones? Only 36 percent would make it to the other side because many would bump into each other or fall, according to a computer simulation by NTT Docomo Inc. Show More Summary

Banned Yankees slugger A-Rod in cross hairs over possible obstruction

The Florida federal grand jury investigating Biogenesis, the clinic that allegedly supplied performance-enhancing substances to Alex Rodriguez and other Major League Baseball players, has issued a subpoena for drug-testing records and other documents from MLB, sources familiar with the case have told the Daily News.

Without Scotland, the UK would be poorer both culturally and spiritually

If Alex Salmond gets his way, this country will be rendered asunder. Once you cross the Tweed, you’ll be in a foreign land. The fact that Salmond is so keen… Continue reading The post Without Scotland, the UK would be poorer both culturally and spiritually appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Youth immigration activists cross the border to protest deportations

Alex Aldana (left) joined a border crossing as part of a protest against youth deportations. Last November, the Guardian profiled Alex Aldana, a queer immigration activist who was born in Mexico but came to Pomona, California with his...Show More Summary

Two Horror Hotties Feel 'The Evil Within' (Trailer)

Arriving on DVD and VOD May 6 from Phase 4 Films is The Evil Within (formerly Mine Games), starring Sorority Row and Burning Bright‘s Briana Evigan, Friday the 13th‘s Julianna Guill, Alex Meraz and Joseph Cross. Directed by Richard Gray, “The Evil Within follows a... Read More

Alex Trebek's revenge on 'Conan'

Don't cross "Jeopardy" master Alex Trebek. After enduring "Conan" host Conan O'Brien's late-night ribbing on Monday night, when O'Brien and his team made Trebek appear to ask inane and vaguely inappropriate questions on his nightly game show while laughing at contestants, Trebek stopped by "Conan" to give us revenge. "You seem to be having a […]

Winter Olympics: American Alex Deibold Wins Bronze In Snowboard Cross

The men’s snowboard cross event at the Sochi Winter Olympics was finally able to get underway, after being postponed due to fog and American Alex Deibold capitalized winning the bronze medal for the US. On Monday, the fog was so thick that organizers of the biathlon and snowboard cross events were forced to move the... Show More Summary

Snowboard Cross Semifinal Features Nutshot, Photo Finish

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Trevor Jacob did not have a very good semifinal in today's snowboard cross competition. First, he busted his ankle. Then he suffered a dickpunch from American teammate Alex Deibold. And finally, he missed out on qualifying for the final by hundredths of a second. Read more...

Knowing Chopin By Heart

During his dying days in Paris, Frédéric Chopin requested that his heart be returned to his homeland, Poland.  Alex Ross tells the story of how the relic came to rest at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw: The woman who set the saga in motion was Ludwika J?drzejewicz, Chopin’s eldest sister, who heard and recorded […]

Berlin Briefs: Rob Cohen To Helm ‘Risk’; Umedia Digs ‘Deep’; Buyers Show Up For Competition’s ‘In Order Of Disappearance’

Alex Cross and The Fast And The Furious director Rob Cohen is set to helm Umedia‘s action heist thriller Risk. A summer production start is eyed. The film follows a brilliant thief who’s sprung early from prison to execute a nearly impossible art heist. Show More Summary

In 2014 People Cross The Street In The Cold To Snap A Photo Of Broken Glass Just So They Can Put It On The Internet

by Alex Balk "The building, located across the road from Central Park, is often the subject of portraits. Photos illustrating the effect of the cracked glass started popping up on Twitter and Instagram soon after the accident, and despite...Show More Summary

The four least beloved figures in baseball

It was supposed to be five. Then there was a revelation. Alex Rodriguez. Alex Rodriguez opinions. Alex Rodriguez news. Reminder that Alex Rodriguez was Mike Trout before he was Noah Cross. Analysis of Alex Rodriguez's legal case. Analysis of Alex Rodriguez's arbitration hearing. Show More Summary

Sam Smith – Make It To Me

Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Alex Clare, The Kite String Tangle, James Blake Song: Sam Smith - Make It To Me [download here] What's so good? Sam Smith first crossed my radar when he featured on Disclosure’s single “Latch.”...Show More Summary

Ouch! Hull defender Alex Bruce got a bloody face after crashing into his own post v Man United [Vine Video]

Ouch! Hull defender Alex Bruce suffered a nasty cut to his face after he collided with the Tigers post in the second half against Manchester United. The centre-back was called into action when he headed a United cross out of bounds, but after completing his defensive duties the defender erroneously clattered straight into the woodwork. The [...]

The Stunning Truth About Pretzels' Mysterious Origins

by Alex Balk "New Yorkers like to think the city is the center of the culinary world, but the pretzel was actually created in 610 A.D. by European monks and the shape was meant to resemble the crossed arms of a person in prayer." 0 Comments The post The Stunning Truth About Pretzels' Mysterious Origins appeared first on The Awl.

Dust Off Your Mullets, They're Remaking 'Road House'

5 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It terrible, no good, very bad news, they're remaking Road House and Rob Cohen (The Fast And The Furious, Alex Cross) is attached to direct. Road House is one of those grimy, dirty diamonds in the rough you do not...

MGM is Remaking ‘Road House’ with the Director of ‘Alex Cross’ Because They Hate You

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : FilmDrunk

For no reason other than CHA-CHING, MGM is remaking the 1989 Patrick Swayze cult classic Road House.

Black Ink Crew Episode Six: Bye-Bye, Alex

Alex crosses the line once and for all, while Ceaser and Puma meet up to try and make amends.

When Top Golfers Dress-Up For The Cause Files, HSBC '13

Alex Myers says the group shot of the top stars playing this week's WGC HSBC "could pass as a scene from a movie that's a cross between 'Harry Potter' and 'Lord of the Rings.'"

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