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‘God of War’ feels like it was tailor-made for me

Image: sony santa monica There is a moment early in God of War when Kratos and his son Atreus are hunting a boar in the woods near their house. Atreus shoots it with an arrow which sets off a chain of events that leads to the pair meeting the witch of the woods, who leads them to her home. The cold, hard, wintry woods open up into a forest filled with bright colors, sunshine, and the witch’s home: a wooden structure attached to the stomach of a giant turtle. At…

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PTAs Alternative Fundraiser Gets Internet Seal of Approval

In the United States it is common for the PTA (parent-teacher association) to raise money by asking students (or their parents) to sell various goods to their friends and family like wrapping paper, popcorn, cookie dough etc. Often the sale items are provided by an intermediary, so ultimately the PTA may receive less than 50% of the proceeds. So when reddit user Charlie_Oliver shared an ‘alternative fundraiser’ organized at his kids’ elementary school, it was not only applauded, but sparked a plethora of comments from other parents/colleagues/family members who have…

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‘We are truly sorry’: Eta apologises for four decades of deadly violence

Basque separatist group bears direct responsibility for deaths of at least 800 people in name of nationhood struggle The Basque terrorist group Eta, which killed more than 800 people during its four-decade armed campaign, has apologised for the suffering it caused and asked for the forgiveness of victims and their families as it France. It took up armed struggle the following decade and waged a bloody campaign that assassinated the Spanish prime minister Luis Carrero Blanco with a bomb so powerful his car was blown 20 metres into the air.…

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Ted Cruz Mocked For His Fawning Time Magazine Tribute To Trump

In the past, Trump has bestowed on Cruz the insulting “Lyin’ Ted” nickname, denigrated Cruz’s wife and insinuated his father helped to assassinate former President John F. Kennedy. In return, Cruz described Trump as “a sniveling coward, “a bully” and “a pathological liar.” The hypocrisy did not go unnoticed: RELATED COVERAGE Robert De Niro Gives Trump A Savage New Nickname Stephen Colbert Repeats A 'Fun Fact' About Women, Just For Trump Twitter Users Shred Trump Over Barbara Bush Tribute Typo

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Beyonc, Kendrick, Kanye, and How the World Seeks to Limit Black Genius

If one were attempting to define black genius in its modern form, the week of April 16 provides no shortage of starting points. We could begin with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter—the singer, mother, and pop maximalist who understands that music can, and should, be a kind of cinema—and her historically transcendent Coachella performance. Or we could just as easily begin with Kendrick Lamar; the Compton, California artist became the first rapper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, for his searing album DAMN. Or perhaps it’s best we start with Kanye…

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Feminism FTW: Pornhub Just Released A Feature For Women That Warns You Beforehand If The Guy In The Video Looks Like An Old-Ass Weirdo

When it comes to serving women’s interests, Pornhub might be one of the last companies you’d expect to prioritize the matter. But, as it turns out, the pornography streaming website is being proactive about its feminist initiatives in a huge way! Pornhub has released a feature for women that warns you beforehand if the guy in the video you’re about to watch looks like an old-ass weirdo. Amazing! Chalk this one up as a win for the ladies! Here’s how it works. Any Pornhub user that identifies as female on…

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Review: Nintendo Labo (Variety and Robot Kits)

I was a rambunctious, energetic child. It was hard for me to sit still for anything, but if you gave me a box of Lego and a good set of instructions, I could sit for hours. I had Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, K’Nex, model cars, you name it. There’s a wonderful zen to quietly assembling something. But then, what do you do after you're done? The true test of a building toy is whether you find creative ways to play with it once it’s finished. Toys like K’Nex could always…

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Inspiring: This Video Game Developer Is Making His Employees Work 18-Hour Days And Weekends To Make Sure The Main Character Has A Purple Hat

Among gaming developers, Chase Williams is known as something of a guru—a creative tour de force who’s not afraid to make sacrifices in order to achieve artistic perfection—and his highly anticipated new project, Backyard Bramblz, shows why. According to reports from industry insiders, Williams has been making his employees work 18-hour days and weekends to make sure the main character has a purple hat. Wow, it’s inspiring to see an artist who’s so dedicated to perfecting his craft. In Backyard Bramblz, you’ll be playing as Flitt, a roguish fox who,…

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This Is What Dinnertime REALLY Looks Like Around The U.S.

From 2013 to 2015, artist Lois Bielefeld traveled the nation taking photos of Americans during their typical weeknight meal. This week, those fascinating photos are on display at the International Center of Photography in New York City.  It’s key to notice that hardly any of the photos feature a family of four in a dining room, Bielefeld said. Solo dinners are normal, too. Amen to THAT. Check out some of the photos from Bielefeld’s series below. Illinois LOIS BIELEFELD Nuco eats dinner in Illinois. Louisiana LOIS BIELEFELD Seynabou, Rui James and Marie eat…

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