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Sometimes the Best Superhero Crossovers Are the Simplest (and Silliest)

Next week, Avengers: Endgame finally hits theaters. Meticulous plans, endless teases, hushed whispers, and millions of dollars worth of moviemaking heft across a decade have gone into this grand coming together of Marvel’s mightiest. But sometimes a purer joy can found in having a superheroic mashup…just because?

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Take-Two Boss Gets Big Bonuses If The Company Sells Enough Microtransactions and DLC

On Monday, April 15—tax day in America—Take-Two Interactive Software shared with its investors a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register 315,315 new shares of company stock. The filing (Form S-3) is a pretty run-of-the-mill document, used whenever companies go public or, through various…

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Elon Musk’s D.C. to Baltimore Tunnel Sounds Worse than Pointless

What if I proposed digging two 35-mile tunnels that would begin and end right next to two train stations that currently have service between one another? And this tunnel would be right underneath an existing highway? But this tunnel would be used to skim cars along tracks at speeds no one has achieved yet? And it…

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The Man Behind Game of Thrones’ Languages Taught Us to Say ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ in High Valyrian

We all know that one of Game of Thrones favorite phrases is “fuck off,” but we haven’t heard it uttered in High Valyrian, the elegant and beautiful language of Old Valyria. Until now. We invited Game of Thrones language inventor David J. Peterson to translate and explain some popular nerd culture phrases for us.

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Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?

Welcome to another edition of Lifehacker’s tech-advice column, brought to you by copious amounts of DayQuil—thanks to whoever gave me the terrible cold I’ve been dealing with the last week or so. Since I still feel like I could easily pack eight more hours of sleep into my schedule today, I’ll cut right to this week’s…

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‘We Are Treated Like Animals,’ Say Amazon Flex Drivers

Both white collar and blue collar workers for Amazon have complained of a variety of inhuman working conditions, even they have it better than the absolute lowest rung on the Amazon employment chart: “Flex” drivers, who lack job security, benefits, and decent pay—and who say they are desperate for change.

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Watch Jason Momoa Slap the Shit Out of His Game of Thrones Boss…in Animation

We all love a good behind-the-scenes story—especially ones that involve Jason Momoa kicking somebody’s ass because that’s what he was brought into this earth to do. HBO has given us a hilarious (and animated!) behind-the-scenes saga from Game of Thrones involving showrunner David Benioff, Momoa, and a seemingly…

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How to Pretend You’re Not High

It happens to the best of us*: You get high, thinking you have plenty of time to come down before regular life intrudes. And then you remember that dentist appointment you can’t cancel. Or your mom calls and reminds you that your uncle’s funeral is today. The temp agency texts you that you just got a lucrative gig and…

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The Magicians Broke Me

Those who know me know I don’t like to get too personal with my writing. It’s one thing to share your opinion, another to expose your heart. However, for this The Magicians recap, I can’t avoid it. As I write this, hours after watching the season finale, tears still prick at the corners of my eyes. I saw something…

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TIE Fighter, and Star Wars’ Idea of the Good Imperial

Today Marvel Comics launched TIE Fighter, a miniseries about an elite squadron of Imperial pilots who find treachery among their ranks. It ties into the upcoming novel Alphabet Squadron, starring an ex-TIE pilot who defects to the fledgling New Republic, but it got me thinking about another story of a TIE pilot, one…

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