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Amazon Adds Digital Comic Books to Its Content Super Team – Businessweek

Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014

The obese Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons now has a new target for his withering snobbishness: a little company called Amazon.com (AMZN). Amazon acquired ComiXology, a leading online hub for comics. The seven-year-old New York City-based startup offers 50,000 comics, from major publishers such as Marvel and D.C. Comics and a variety of independent publishers, on its website and via apps for all the major mobile phones and tablets….

‘Human Barbie’ reveals what she looks like beneath heavy makeup – New York Daily News

Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014

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‘Human Barbie’ reveals what she looks like beneath heavy makeup – New York Daily News

Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Test your skills with popular games including 7 Little Words, daily Sudoku, and crosswords.

‘Human Barbie’ reveals what she looks like beneath heavy makeup – New York Daily News

Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Test your skills with popular games including 7 Little Words, daily Sudoku, and crosswords.

Marvel Superheroes Can Save Hollywood – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

What if comic book superhero films aren’t hurting mainstream cinema but rather helping it by being a new high-end delivery method for a variety of cinematic genre film making, including the genres that we claim Hollywood no longer makes? Warner Bros.’ (a division of Time Warner Time Warner) The Dark Knight got plenty of credit back in 2008 for transcending its comic book origins and becoming a Sydney Lumet/Michael Mann thriller that just…

Lego: toy maker is exploring building blocks for sustainability – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

There are more than 90 Lego bricks for every person on the planet, according to Lego’s senior director of environmental sustainability Tim Brooks. While this makes the toy maker a highly visible user of plastic, the durability and modular nature of its product portfolio has also seen Lego become a poster child for the emerging circular economy. Lego’s signature brick has been built for compatibility as far back as 1958…

LEGO: The Hobbit Delayed on Wii U – IGN

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed earlier this week that LEGO: The Hobbit will see a slight delay on Wii U to April 22. LEGO: The Hobbit is available now for all other announced systems — Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. But the Wii U version of LEGO: The Hobbit is now planned for April 22, according to a Warner Bros. press…

RIP Archie: Beloved Comic Book Character Dies In ‘Life With Archie’ – Huffington Post Canada

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

For many people, Archie Andrews remains firmly embedded in childhood, the star of endless comics surrounding love triangles, homework excuses and days at the beach. But everyone has to grow up, and apparently in the world of Archie Comics, even their main character has to die. As reported by CNN, in the upcoming July 16 issue, #36, of “Life With Archie,” Andrews will die heroically to save a friend. The…

Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova profiled in GQ – Boing Boing

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

GQ’s Michael Idov visited Odessa, Ukraine to meet Valeria Lukyanova, the human Barbie doll. Among other topics, we learn that the Barbie connection wasn’t Lukyanova’s idea, and that she apparently frowns upon what she calls “race-mixing.” “For example, a Russian marries an Armenian,” Valeria elaborates helpfully. “They have a kid, a cute girl, but she has her dad’s nose. She goes and files it down a little, and it’s all…

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

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 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…

Human Ken Reacts To Meeting Human Barbie – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

How can Ken be so dismissive? Fresh off of GQ’s alarming interview with “Human Barbie,” Valeria Lukyanova, the magazine’s website posted quotes from a brief interview with Human Ken, Justin Jedlica. He met her at a photo shoot and had this to say about the apparent racist: “I don’t really get her. I don’t get why people think she’s so interesting,” Jedlica said. “She has extensions. She wears stage makeup….

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…

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…

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…