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Help! My Partner Is Addicted to Collecting Toys and It's Freaking Me Out

Hey, folks! Sorry to dispense with my normal nonsense, but I got a really important letter that I‘m very excited to share. I don’t get a ton of letters dealing with real issues, but I’m always happy to try to help. If you only read this for silliness, don’t worry—there’s still an insane Mad Max theory and the world’s… »9/03/15 12:10pm6 minutes ago

The Secret Story Of How Bubonic Plague Nearly Broke Out In New York City

This is the story — kept secret at the time, still largely unreported today — of how the most infamous disease in history broke into New York City in the midst of World War II. This is the story of the ominously-named “Wyoming matter,” and how it took me months to track down evidence it ever happened. »9/03/15 11:40am36 minutes ago

How NASA Created a Flight Simulator For The First Astronauts Landing on the Moon

December 5, 1961. A man at the controls of a module gazes at the lunar surface from close up. Is this an astronaut, approaching the Moon nearly eight years before Apollo 11? Nope—it’s a pilot testing Project LOLA, a massive network of hand-painted mosaics and tracked cameras that trained astronauts for the moon… »9/03/15 11:20am55 minutes ago

What Happened When I Set Out To Celebrate Science Fiction From Around the World

It’s hard to put my finger on the exact moment the idea for the Apex Book of World SF series first crystallised, but the seeds for it were sown long before. I grew up on a kibbutz in Israel, and even as a child I was drawn to fantastical works, many translated from Europe: not just Tove Jansson’s Moomins, but Janusz… »9/03/15 10:32amToday 10:32am

Mr. Robot Season Finale: This Is TV's First Great Cyberpunk Show

In a previous Mr. Robot recap, I predicted Elliot Alderson will join Don Draper and Walter White as one of the iconic male antiheroes of 21st century TV. After last night’s season one finale, I think Elliot is also on track to becoming the definitive hacker in pop culture history. SPOILERS AHEAD. »9/03/15 10:24amToday 10:24am

Today's Best Deals: Waterproof Speakers, Folding Keyboard, NFL Gear, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »9/03/15 10:15amToday 10:15am

The 10 Most Unfilmable Books (That Absolutely Must Be Made Into Films)

One of the best parts of science fiction and fantasy books is that they let our minds go to places where reality can’t follow. Recently creators have taken an interest in visually showing us these impossible places, and we love it. Here are 10 books that we think can’t be put on film, but we’re hoping that someone… »9/03/15 10:00amToday 10:00am

Her Screams for Help Were Ignored, But Her Murder Inspired the Creation of 911

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In 1964, Kitty Genovese was returning home from her job as a bartender around 3 a.m. when she was attacked–two times–and then raped and killed by the same man. The string of crimes took place in her New York City apartment building, and 38 witnesses did nothing to help her. »9/03/15 9:30amToday 9:30am

Let's Wildly Speculate That Cartoon Network Is Making a New Justice League Series

A Reddit user took the above photo at what appears to be a Warner Bros. Animation office of some kind. As you can see, the posters include current Cartoon Network series like Teen Titans Go, but also recently announced upcoming series such as Bunnicula and Be Cool Scooby-Doo. Then there’s a few that haven’t been… »9/03/15 9:00amToday 9:00am

Hell Comes to the Underdark in D&D's New Rage of Demons Campaign

It feels like Wizards of the Coast has been relying a little too much on their demon lords as the Big Bads in their adventures and campaigns the last few years. Demon fatigue—it’s a thing! But if you’re going to stick with the demon theme, then what the hell—use all of the demons. And that’s exactly what WotC is doing… »9/03/15 8:00amToday 8:00am

Today's Best Media Deals: Mad Max Anthology, Legend of Korra, and More

If you enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road, but want to get caught up on the original trilogy, Amazon’s selling an anthology with all four films, plus a Madness of Max documentary. $48 is the lowest preorder price Amazon’s offered so far, and if it drops any further prior to release, you’ll automatically get the best deal. [… »9/03/15 7:45amToday 7:45am