In 1780, America's First Mass Murder Was A Crime Of "Uncommon Horror"

He served under George Washington during the Revolutionary War. But Barnett Davenport made his mark on early America in far less heroic way: he’s remembered as the first known mass killer, a crime dubbed “the most horrid murders ever perpetrated in this country, or perhaps any other.” » 5/25/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell's Magical Spectacle Holds Tragic Secrets

The second episode of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is full of gorgeous spectacle and unbelievable displays of magic. But it also does a great job of showing that even the most fabulous magic has a dark side: a darkness than can bring out the worst in people, or even deliver great tragedies. » 5/25/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

This Japanese Darth Maul Figure Looks Totally Badass

Between spiky Thors and scary Predators, there’s been quite a few reveals for Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai line recently — but that’s not stopped them from lifting the lid on their latest Star Wars toy today. Although this Darth Maul isn’t as wacky as Play Arts Kai at it’s best, it looks absolutely awesome. » 5/25/15 3:54pm Today 3:54pm

"It Doesn't Go Well For The Humans" In New Jurassic World Featurette

There’s some familiar footage in this featurette promoting Jurassic World’s June 12th release, but it also offers sound bites from Chris Pratt, Steven Spielberg, and Colin Trevorrow, who says his goal is to “make adults feel like they’re kids again.” Kids chased by genetically-modified dinosaur hybrids, specifically. » 5/25/15 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

This Week’s TV: David Duchovny Hunts Down Charles Manson

It’s a light week for television, but there are still some interesting things going on in TV land. David Duchovny heads to the 1960s with the Charles Manson-themed crime drama Aquarius. Aubrey Plaza voices a macabre little girl whose best friend is a godlord. And Halt and Catch Fire returns for a new season. » 5/25/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Ends With A Bang, And A Stark

Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Chronicles came to a poignant end last night with “Capsize,” guest-starring Michelle “Lady Catelyn Stark” Fairley as the fierce matriarch of the late Leslie Trotwood’s mobbed-up family. But if we’ve learned anything from this show, it’s that nobody is as fierce as Lizzie. » 5/25/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

See Jack Kirby's Incredible Argo Art In Color For The First Time

Comics legend Jack Kirby is responsible for some of the most iconic comic book creations of all time, and some of it helped to smuggle six Americans out of Iran as part of Operation Argo. Now you’ll finally get a chance to see this artwork in color for the first time, courtesy of Heavy Metal’s August issue. » 5/25/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

The Best Memorial Day Deals: Dress Your Kitchen in All-Clad, and More

So what exactly makes these so much better than the cheap pots and pans you bought in college? The secret is their three-layer construction that sandwiches a layer of fast-heating aluminum inside two layers of layer of durable and heat-retaining stainless steel. That means your pans get hot fast, stay hot longer, and… » 5/25/15 12:24pm Today 12:24pm

10 Most Brilliant Con Artists In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Great cons belong to that special category — along with heists — of things that are very fun in fiction but not something you want happening to you. And con artists in fiction are usually charming, smart, and have an abhorrence of violence. Here are the 10 greatest con artists in science fiction and fantasy » 5/25/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Meet The Sole "Survivor" Of The Women's Suffrage Movement

In America, the fight for women’s suffrage began in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York. There, 100 women signed the “Declaration of Sentiments,” which demanded they be given the right to vote by the federal government. But only one signer survived to see them get that right — Charlotte Woodward Pierce. » 5/25/15 7:00am Today 7:00am

Become a Pro Coder with the Interactive Coding Bootcamp for 92% Off

If you’re ready to take the next step towards a career in web development, you’ll need a portfolio of current, real-world apps to make a moving impression. The comprehensive ‘Interactive Coding Bootcamp’ will get you job-ready in just 12 weeks, and io9 readers can sign up for 92% off. » 5/22/15 1:13am Friday 1:13am