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GQ: Human Barbie is a “racist space alien” – Salon

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

After images of a Ukrainian woman who, with elaborate makeup, bears an uncanny resemblance to a Barbie doll, went viral, people began to wonder if the Human Barbie is real. And is she, as Vice has described her, a “time-traveling spiritual guru”? Is she a Space Barbie (and what even is that?)? Determined to solve the mystery of the Human Barbie, GQ Russia editor Michael Idov profiled Valeria Lukyanova, who…

Is Marvel The New Pixar? – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Despite the fact that the first Captain America wasn’t a terribly high-grossing comic book adventure (at $371m worldwide, it’s among Marvel Studios’ lowest earners since 2008) and the fact that Steve Rogers didn’t exactly shine in The Avengers, this second Captain America opened 47% above its predecessor; ending its debut weekend with $95 million and $302 million worldwide. Good reviews, a strong cast, and terrific trailers should not be discounted, but we may be reaching…

Human Barbie talks plastic surgery, plans for the future – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Sun Valeria Lukyanova with the ‘Human Ken,’ Justin Jedlica.THE SUN The “Human Barbie” won’t admit that she’s had any surgery other than breast implants. But photos of Valeria Lukyanova, published by GQ, show the blonde’s eerie look. The mag traveled to the Ukraine to interview the YouTube sensation, and she dished about her need to adjust her looks and her thoughts on family life. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Click here for…

17 actors cast in comic book movies who didn’t play the role – Den Of Geek

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sometimes, as seems to be the case with every Marvel movie, lots of actors are linked with a role, in what seems to amount to a public audition process. But there have been many instances in the past where someone has been offered the role in a comic book movie, often even signing the deal, yet it never came to pass. So whilst this article isn’t going to talk about…

Comic books zap to life with interactive apps – Boston Globe

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

Comic books are the center of a huge industry — from toys and games to blockbuster movies — and there are plenty of apps to help you enjoy them. comiXology Comics Free for iOS, Android, Windows 8,and Kindle Fire devices An impressive start is comiXology’s Comics app. It is free for iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Kindle Fire devices, although you have to sign up for an account with the…

17 actors cast in comic book movies who didn’t play the role – Den Of Geek

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

Sometimes, as seems to be the case with every Marvel movie, lots of actors are linked with a role, in what seems to amount to a public audition process. But there have been many instances in the past where someone has been offered the role in a comic book movie, often even signing the deal, yet it never came to pass. So whilst this article isn’t going to talk about…

CJ Fair ends his Syracuse career in Buffalo: ‘It just flew by; It’s been a fun … – The Post-Standard

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y. — C.J. Fair needed a moment. The Syracuse senior draped a towel over his head and gathered himself in a crowded post-game locker room. Dayton’s 55-53 defeat of the Orange had minutes earlier ended his career in the First Niagara Center. Like all of these college basketball endings, the finality was swift and devastating. Fair squeezed tears from his eyes with that towel before ruminating on his last…

Lego bricks still last 30000+ impressions during new and improved test – Ars Technica

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

All it took was one well-made weekend project (plus a little notice from Arduino and Ars) for Phillipe Cantin’s Lego experiment to go viral—NBC News, Tested, Smithsonian, Gizmodo, the Discovery Channel, and others all covered the story. Cantin’s love for Lego bricks, combined with his curiosity of the Lego Stack Exchange, led him to test a question every toy fan asked themselves at one point: just how long can a Lego…

‘Thick Data’ lessons from stoma bags and Lego bricks – MarketWatch

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

By Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen At its core, all business is about making bets on human behavior. Which product is most likely to sell, what employee is most likely to succeed, what price is a customer willing to pay? Companies that excel at making these bets…

CJ Fair ends his Syracuse career in Buffalo: ‘It just flew by; It’s been a fun … – The Post-Standard

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y. — C.J. Fair needed a moment. The Syracuse senior draped a towel over his head and gathered himself in a crowded post-game locker room. Dayton’s 55-53 defeat of the Orange had minutes earlier ended his career in the First Niagara Center. Like all of these college basketball endings, the finality was swift and devastating. Fair squeezed tears from his eyes with that towel before ruminating on his last…

‘Thick Data’ lessons from stoma bags and Lego bricks – MarketWatch

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

By Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen At its core, all business is about making bets on human behavior. Which product is most likely to sell, what employee is most likely to succeed, what price is a customer willing to pay? Companies that excel at making these bets…

CJ Fair ends his Syracuse career in Buffalo: ‘It just flew by; It’s been a fun … – The Post-Standard

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y. — C.J. Fair needed a moment. The Syracuse senior draped a towel over his head and gathered himself in a crowded post-game locker room. Dayton’s 55-53 defeat of the Orange had minutes earlier ended his career in the First Niagara Center. Like all of these college basketball endings, the finality was swift and devastating. Fair squeezed tears from his eyes with that towel before ruminating on his last…

‘Thick Data’ lessons from stoma bags and Lego bricks – MarketWatch

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

By Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen At its core, all business is about making bets on human behavior. Which product is most likely to sell, what employee is most likely to succeed, what price is a customer willing to pay? Companies that excel at making these bets…

CJ Fair ends his Syracuse career in Buffalo: ‘It just flew by; It’s been a fun … – The Post-Standard

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y. — C.J. Fair needed a moment. The Syracuse senior draped a towel over his head and gathered himself in a crowded post-game locker room. Dayton’s 55-53 defeat of the Orange had minutes earlier ended his career in the First Niagara Center. Like all of these college basketball endings, the finality was swift and devastating. Fair squeezed tears from his eyes with that towel before ruminating on his last…

These Mixed-Up Little LEGO Creatures Are Just The Best – Kotaku

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

S I had no idea what a Mixel was supposed to be when I first saw them on the shelf at Wal-Mart, but they fit my criteria for instant purchase: they were labeled “LEGO” and priced under $5.00. That’s a small price to pay for love. What are Mixels? For one, they’re the star of a very silly series of flash animations airing on Cartoon Network. They’re cute, but obviously…

Captain America’s Chris Evans on life as Marvel’s superhero go-to guy – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014

Chris Evans does not take umbrage when I tell him he has movie-star anonymity. By which I mean, he may be a leading man in a superhero franchise that generates vast mountain ranges of cash, but whatever innate charisma is beloved by the camera seems less obvious in person, where he comes across as a regular, affable guy – albeit one who spends an inordinate amount of time in the…

CJ Fair ends his Syracuse career in Buffalo: ‘It just flew by; It’s been a fun … – The Post-Standard

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y. — C.J. Fair needed a moment. The Syracuse senior draped a towel over his head and gathered himself in a crowded post-game locker room. Dayton’s 55-53 defeat of the Orange had minutes earlier ended his career in the First Niagara Center. Like all of these college basketball endings, the finality was swift and devastating. Fair squeezed tears from his eyes with that towel before ruminating on his last…

Captain America’s Chris Evans on life as Marvel’s superhero go-to guy – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chris Evans does not take umbrage when I tell him he has movie-star anonymity. By which I mean, he may be a leading man in a superhero franchise that generates vast mountain ranges of cash, but whatever innate charisma is beloved by the camera seems less obvious in person, where he comes across as a regular, affable guy – albeit one who spends an inordinate amount of time in the…

Where Syracuse basketball players Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant and CJ Fair stand … – The Post-Standard

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014

The 2013-14 Syracuse University men’s basketball season ended with a 55-53 loss to Dayton in the third-round of the NCAA tournament. Thoughts toward next season have already begun for SU basketball fans, but a big question remains before we can begin to analyze how that team will shape up. Will Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant return to the Orange or jump to the 2014 NBA Draft? Ennis and Grant both…

Captain America’s Chris Evans on life as Marvel’s superhero go-to guy – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chris Evans does not take umbrage when I tell him he has movie-star anonymity. By which I mean, he may be a leading man in a superhero franchise that generates vast mountain ranges of cash, but whatever innate charisma is beloved by the camera seems less obvious in person, where he comes across as a regular, affable guy – albeit one who spends an inordinate amount of time in the…