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Going Back to Gotham

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Visiting Gotham

The AV Club’s excellent Pop Pilgrims series visits the places where The Dark Knight was shot.

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Un’Familied

The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has written a children’s book villainizing social media.

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Better Know Bob

Bob Odenkirk is one of the greatest comedy minds of the last several decades. You may know him as one half of the Bob and David team that created the legendary Mr. Show series. Or you may know that he was once a writer on SNL who created iconic characters such as Matt Foley, the motivational speaker played by Chris Farley that lives “in a van down by the river.” Or you may know him as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad. Or you may not know him at all. In any case, you should check out this awesome profile of him.

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Monetizing A Maniac

Pablo Escobar unleashed untold tragedy on his home country. So, should Colombia be making money off his name?

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The Internet’ization of Famous Books

This post takes famous books and renames them in the style of internet click bait article titles. They’re very spot on.

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For Classy Cats

There is now wine for cats. I don’t know what else to say about that.

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Can’t Get Enough Calvin?

By now you've probably checked out the preview of the amazing mental_floss interview with Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. If you want more on that subject, check out this post that Ransom Riggs put together a few years back looking at Bill Watterson’s college comics.

Or: Gather your friends up and go out and play a nice game of Calvinball.

Also: Anyone that is a fan of Calvin & Hobbes should check out Pogo, which Bill Watterson cites as one of his biggest influences.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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