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Will Warner Brothers & DC Ever Catch Up To Marvel Television After Last Night … – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

One of the biggest shockers that came out of the hiring of Joss Whedon as Marvel Studio’s creative grand puba for the foreseeable future was the announcement that Marvel was going to be getting into television, but not in the way we’ve seen before. Marvel’s plan was to create a show that would exist within the already established Marvel Cinematic Universe. A show that would be impacted by the events…

Another side of Ukraine: The woman known as the ‘Human Barbie Doll’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Sifting through Valeria Lukyanova’s social media presence, which spills across thousands of YouTube videos, photographs and tweets, a realization strikes. This isn’t a joke. This is real. This is a real person. And though everything about her — hair, waistline, eyes, lips — looks exactly like a Barbie doll, she’s deadly serious in her self-promotion. Let’s start with the makeup. According to online videos – each of which has thousands if not millions of clicks – the…

Why Archie Andrews’s impending comic-book death makes me so sad – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

It breaks my heart a little to learn that Archie Andrews, the freckle-faced teenager who has graced comic books since 1941, is going to die. At least temporarily. In an event comic book that seems inspired by his constantly resurrecting superhero peers, Archie Comics will kill off its hero to end the “Life With Archie” series, which flash-forwarded into different versions of Archie’s future as an adult. (Credit: Courtesy of…

Children’s Hospital Oakland gets $50 million and new name in UCSF Benioff … – Contra Costa Times

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Children’s Hospital Oakland is receiving $50 million and a new name. San Francisco philanthropists Lynne and Marc Benioff also are giving $50 million to UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital, the school announced Tuesday. In honor of the gift, Children’s will now be called UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. The two institutions formally allied earlier this year. “We have been deeply inspired by the incredible kids, doctors, researchers, and administrators at both…

Archie Andrews, comic book icon, to ‘die’ in upcoming issue – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Archie Comics says the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July 2014 installment of “Life with Archie.”AP/Archie Comics Archie Andrews’ 73-year run as a comic book icon is about to turn the page — sort of. The beloved character will be fatally shot saving a friend as a conclusion to the “Life with Archie” series that explores Archie’s life…

Archie Andrews, comic book icon, to ‘die’ in upcoming issue – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Archie Comics says the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July 2014 installment of “Life with Archie.”AP/Archie Comics Archie Andrews’ 73-year run as a comic book icon is about to turn the page — sort of. The beloved character will be fatally shot saving a friend as a conclusion to the “Life with Archie” series that explores Archie’s life…

10 LEGO Sets that Rocked Our World – IGN

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Listen, Lego has always been cool, but the big success of The Lego Movie has only reminded us all that the brick-building line is more than just a toy — it’s a way of life! The bottom line is we at IGN love Lego — always have, probably always will. And while there are so many awesome Lego sets out there, past and present, the following 10 are the Lego…

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…