Late-Night TV Has a Growing Problem: Maybe There’s Too Much of It

Something funny is going on with late-night TV, but it’s not the sort of development that’s going to make anyone laugh. Netflix’s decision on Friday to cancel programs led by comics Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale, both of which emulated traditional late-night series, marks just the most recent move in a scaling back of the genre. […]

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There’s Nothing Superficial About Missoni’s New Surface Conversion Exhibit

Angela Missoni’s curiosity and roving eye keeps Surface Conversion sharp and relevant. The project, which features collaborations between Missoni and various artists who develop site-specific works for the flagship at 1009 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, was created for sharing art with customers and the public.
Missoni asks artists to develop site-specific pieces, with the possibility of integrating artworks into every single corner of the store. She watches as the art transforms the scale of the boutique, hoping it will open a dialogue about the relationship between culture, fashion and art.
“Dreams of Being,” an installation by American textile artist Rachel Hayes, opened Wednesday as the latest installment of Surface Conversion, curated in collaboration with a Palazzo Gallery. The exhibition features Hayes’ large scale, hand-sewn patchwork tapestries that experiment with themes of color, shadow and light.
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Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.

Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.The plague of “fake news” may be news to Facebook (FB), but it’s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that’s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop “technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,” president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab’s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.



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Han Solo’s Name Is Han Solo, But There’s ‘More To’ It Than That

Maybe that’s why Chewie’s fur is so big: It’s full of secrets about Han Solo.

Last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger raised eyebrows in a University of Southern California lecture hall when he said an upcoming “Star Wars” movie focusing on a young Han Solo would reveal “how he got his name.” The suggestion that Harrison Ford’s beloved smuggler was perhaps not born “Han Solo,” but acquired it as a nickname through unknown circumstances, caused mass confusion.

Thankfully, another studio insider has stepped in to clarify the comment.

“I’m not sure that’s entirely what Bob meant,” Kathleen Kennedy, a producer on the much-anticipated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” told MTV News on Monday. “There’s more to Han Solo’s name, but it’s not that it’s not his name. It’s obviously his name. It will always be his name.”

To recap: Han Solo is Han Solo. But he’s more than just Han Solo. Got it?

The yet-untitled “Star Wars” film will reveal the character’s past, following him from age 18 through 24 with Alden Ehrenreich (”Hail, Caesar!”) in the title role. All-stars Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge round out the cast

“There are a few significant things that happen in Han Solo’s life,” Iger explained last month, “like acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookiee that will happen in this film.”

But whatever the deal with his name truly is, we won’t find out until May 2018.

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Snapped Revisits Scott Peterson’s Murder Trial and Conviction: ‘There’s No Way That Scott Killed Her’

Did Scott Peterson — the man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner, in 2002, before tossing both of their bodies into the San Francisco Bay — get a fair trial?

That’s the question Oxygen’s Snapped will pose when it returns for its 20th season on May 7.

Peterson was convicted of murder in 2004. He was sentenced to die the following March and remains on death row in California. (He appealed in 2012, effectively forestalling his execution for years, though prosecutors have challenged that.)

PEOPLE is debuting an exclusive teaser from the Snapped two-part special, which the network says will “analyze critical evidence” that “was never presented to the jury.”

The season premiere will also “bring forth a different perspective that could lead to a new trial and review Peterson’s twisted web of lies which led to the ultimate demise of his family,” Oxygen says.

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Snapped’s premiere, “Snapped Notorious: Scott Peterson,” will include interviews with a former police detective on the case, two jurors from Peterson’s trial and his ex-girlfriend, Amber Frey — whose affair with Peterson was a turning point at his trial.

Investigators previously detailed their work for PEOPLE, soon after Peterson’s sentencing, saying then, “ will never confess. That will never happen. He would never admit it.”

The matter of Peterson’s guilt is settled in the eyes of the law — and for many observers — but apparently isn’t settled for some of those who appear in the premiere.

As one person asserts in the exclusive clip, “There’s no way that Scott killed her.”

Prosecutors have continually argued the opposite. Responding to Peterson’s appeal in 2015, they reportedly said he was “truly among the worst of the worst.”

Laci’s mother had similar thoughts when she spoke to the Modesto Bee earlier this month: “There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that justice was served. Scott Peterson is guilty.”

Snapped‘s Scott Peterson special will air beginning May 7 (6 p.m. ET) on Oxygen.


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There’s A Massive Photo Of Kourtney Kardashian As Jesus On The Cross In Khloe’s House

It appears Kourtney Kardashian is taking notes from Yeezus

On Friday, the mother-of-three shared a clip on her Snapchat, walking viewers through her sister Khloe’s home. At one point, she goes up the stairs to reveal what appears to be a large framed photo of herself in the image of Jesus crucified on the cross, just casually hanging on the wall. 

The Kardashians have not hidden their Christian beliefs ― they were the topic of an interview with Oprah in 2012 ― but we’re going to go ahead and say this probably doesn’t represent living in the image of God. 

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There’s A New World’s Largest Heart-Shaped Pizza

Back in 2015, The Huffington Post partnered with Los Angeles’ Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria for a Valentine’s Day goal of creating the largest heart-shaped pizza ever. While the Guinness World Records claims the pizzeria already made the “largest pizza commercially available,” the team ended up gifting pizza lovers a heart-shaped pizza stretching about 47 inches wide.

This year, the restaurant reached out to HuffPost about attempting the feat again, this time with a plan to make the pizza even bigger ― 54 inches across.

As a publication that has a whole page dedicated to the subject of pizza, such an accomplishment couldn’t go unreported. 

The first time around, the Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria donated their pizza to the ER Team at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Arthur Mkrtchyan of BMPP told HuffPost that for this year’s pizza, the restaurant ended up “delivering to Children’s Hospital nurses, thanking them for their care and love they provide.” Specifically, the pizza went to the Child Life program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which specializes in improving the quality of life for both patients and their families as they deal with the stress of illness and hospitalization.

Ever since the creation of the original pizza a couple years ago, multiple chains such as Papa John’s and Pizza Hut have started offering their own heart-shaped pizzas. Of course, those are nowhere near as big as BMPP’s heart. 

Here’s the pizza with the Children’s Hospital team.

And preparation for the pizza.

BMPP obviously has a massive pizza oven.

Here’s some freshly made heart-shaped pizza.

And the pizza delivery car with a special compartment on the roof.

Here are the blueprints.

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Public Speaking? There’s An App For That

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According to the 2015 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, the top three personal anxieties that make us lose sleep are (1) reptiles, (2) public speaking, and (3) heights.

There’s not much Quiet Revolution can do about scary snakes and dizzying drop-offs, but when it comes to glossophobia, we are here to help with a selection of apps that focus on the different facets of making a presentation.

So, clip on that wireless mike, and be heard!

Before the curtain rises

If you need to sedate the butterflies in your stomach prior to making a presentation, Public Speaking (Android) and Confident Public Speaking (iOS and Android) may give you some relief. These apps are guided meditation and self-hypnosis programs that can help you relax and minimize the anxiety of speaking in front of crowds.

A certain number of verbal pauses are perfectly fine, but when your speech is peppered with many ummms and uhhhs, it gets distracting and annoying. Cue Ummo (iOS)! Tell the app which words you want to track, then record your speech. Ummo will generate a transcript that highlights the words you specified. Use your newfound awareness to cut back on or eliminate the rough spots.

And then there’s VirtualSpeech (iPhone and Android), a virtual reality app that allows you to use your smartphone to simulate presenting to an audience. You need a VR headset as well as the app, so the whole setup is on the pricier side, but…but…VIRTUAL REALITY, dude. For realz.

Your personal prompter

Few things are more terrifying than drawing a blank when you’re facing a room full of people. Our pioneer ancestors used primitive tools such as cue cards, paper notes, and scripts, but today we have downloadable software such as PrompsterPro (for iOS and Android), PromptSmart (for iOS), TelePrompter (for iOS), and A Prompter (for Android).

These apps convert your mobile device into a swanky teleprompter and offer a variety of features:

  • Audio and video recording so you can practice and critique your presentation before you deliver it and then save the actual presentation for distribution afterward
  • The ability to upload, download, and edit the document you read from
  • Adjust the font size on the display so you don’t squint (and look shifty)
  • Timers that will keep you on track

PromptSmart also uses voice-recognition technology that actually FOLLOWS YOUR VOICE as you speak, adapting to your pace and even stopping when you do. WIZARDRY.

Start the countdown

There’s nothing groundbreaking about timers, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t useful. It’s easy to lose track of time, and it can get really uncomfortable when the exit music starts to play and you’re gently escorted off stage.

SpeakerClock (for iOS) is similar in appearance and function to the TEDTalk timer, with REALLY BIG DIGITS that you can see from a distance.

For Android, there’s the Toastmaster Timer that uses a traffic-light system that goes from green to yellow to red as you near the end of your scheduled talk time.  

Of course, the absolute BEST thing you can do to become a more proficient public speaker is to, well, speak in public as often as you can. The butterflies in your stomach will probably still flutter around, but at least they won’t feel as if they’re as big as pterodactyls!

 

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There’s One Huge Easter Egg In ‘Ant-Man’ You Might’ve Missed

 

For such a tiny superhero, “Ant-Man” is a big movie.

(Warning: Major “Ant-Man” spoilers!)

The film introduces us to the Ant-Man backstory, connects perfectly into the current Marvel timeline and even ties up some loose ends from another Marvel movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” That moment happens in the post-credit scene, which Marvel president Kevin Feige already revealed is a peek at “Captain America: Civil War,” something which “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed also confirmed to The Huffington Post. But there’s something else you may have missed that’s an even bigger deal.

“Ant-Man” has Marvel’s first big Spider-Man reference. 

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OK, gosh, hold your horses.

We know Spider-Man is reportedly showing up in future Marvel movies, but rumors of an Easter egg in “Ant-Man” started getting around even before the first screenings. Spider-Man isn’t mentioned by name in the film, so we asked Reed for his thoughts.

“There is one Spider-Man reference,” Reed confirmed to HuffPost. “It really sort of became organic to our story.”

Reed said it all happened because of Ant-Man’s earlier encounter with another Marvel superhero, Falcon, which the director called a true “wish fulfillment” to see those two go against each other. As those who’ve seen the film know, this encounter results in Falcon looking for Ant-Man at the end of the movie. Then, when Michael Peña’s character, Luis, is telling Ant-Man, aka Paul Rudd, that someone’s looking for him, he mentions a female journalist.

Reed said, “This young journalist character, she’s sort of got this inside track and she makes a reference to [Falcon], ‘Okay, you’re looking for this guy. What are his powers? You gotta be more specific because we’ve got guys that do this and that,’ and it just made sense for the story.”

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When you watch the movie, look out for that moment. Like we said, she doesn’t mention him by name, but she lists specific powers that should now have your Spidey senses tingling. 

The Oscorp Tower from the “Spider-Man” universe reportedly almost made it into the first “Avengers” film, and the building may or may not have made it into “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” depending on who you ask. Still, this is the first no-doubt-about-it reference to our own friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

And that makes us feel pretty good.

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No, not that good, Tobey Maguire. Never that good.

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There’s One Huge Easter Egg In ‘Ant-Man’ You Might’ve Missed

 

For such a tiny superhero, “Ant-Man” is a big movie.

(Warning: Major “Ant-Man” spoilers!)

The film introduces us to the Ant-Man backstory, connects perfectly into the current Marvel timeline and even ties up some loose ends from another Marvel movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” That moment happens in the post-credit scene, which Marvel president Kevin Feige already revealed is a peek at “Captain America: Civil War,” something which “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed also confirmed to The Huffington Post. But there’s something else you may have missed that’s an even bigger deal.

“Ant-Man” has Marvel’s first big Spider-Man reference. 

Image: Giphy

OK, gosh, hold your horses.

We know Spider-Man is reportedly showing up in future Marvel movies, but rumors of an Easter egg in “Ant-Man” started getting around even before the first screenings. Spider-Man isn’t mentioned by name in the film, so we asked Reed for his thoughts.

“There is one Spider-Man reference,” Reed confirmed to HuffPost. “It really sort of became organic to our story.”

Reed said it all happened because of Ant-Man’s earlier encounter with another Marvel superhero, Falcon, which the director called a true “wish fulfillment” to see those two go against each other. As those who’ve seen the film know, this encounter results in Falcon looking for Ant-Man at the end of the movie. Then, when Michael Peña’s character, Luis, is telling Ant-Man, aka Paul Rudd, that someone’s looking for him, he mentions a female journalist.

Reed said, “This young journalist character, she’s sort of got this inside track and she makes a reference to [Falcon], ‘Okay, you’re looking for this guy. What are his powers? You gotta be more specific because we’ve got guys that do this and that,’ and it just made sense for the story.”

Image: Tumblr

When you watch the movie, look out for that moment. Like we said, she doesn’t mention him by name, but she lists specific powers that should now have your Spidey senses tingling. 

The Oscorp Tower from the “Spider-Man” universe reportedly almost made it into the first “Avengers” film, and the building may or may not have made it into “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” depending on who you ask. Still, this is the first no-doubt-about-it reference to our own friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

And that makes us feel pretty good.

Peter Parker's Dance (Spiderman 3) FULL

Image: YouTube/MakeAGif

No, not that good, Tobey Maguire. Never that good.

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#ThePowerOfMakeup Proves There’s No Shame In Wearing Makeup

Shaming, in all its forms, is a terrible reality in our society. Anyone brave enough to share photos of themselves on the Internet is immediately subject to criticism, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a makeup tutorial on YouTube without at least a few hateful comments underneath.

Every so often, however, something awesome comes along in response as a result. #ThePowerOfMakeup hashtag, is one of those things.

It all started with a viral YouTube video by hair and makeup artist NikkieTutorials that sent both men and women to Instagram to post selfies with half a face of makeup on — not only to defend the decision to wear it, but to prove its ability to help people express themselves, and, consequently, shut down said shamers.

“I feel like lately makeup shaming has become a thing,” wrote NikkieTutorials. “It’s as if putting makeup on to have fun is a shame. Therefore, I thought it would be cool to show you the power of makeup. A transformation. Because makeup… is FUN!”

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The idea is to show people that the decision to wear or not wear makeup is, of course, up to each individual person themselves. “We wear makeup because it’s fun. Stop shaming women and men for the way they look, whether it be about their weight, the way they dress, or the amount of makeup they wear!” one participant wrote.

Preach.

The tranforming powers of makeup indeed!… now I’m posting this for varied reasons. Too often I see women beating themselves up about not having perfect brows/lips/cheeks/skin etc. Tons of folk who know me say I have perfect skin, which is baws. I just have decent makeup skills to cover my skin. Right now I’m having fairly bad break outs due to stress, bad diet & neglect. I have acne scarred skin, I have spots, massive pours, I have skin colour irregularities due to my acne, i have old piercing scars, i have a non existant top lip, hobbit nose, my brows are thinning & I have rediculous combination skin with random patches of dryness which makes applying foundation a nightmare at times. I’m not saying I’m the worst when it comes to bad skin & facial features but I’m just showing you what good makeup can achieve… Hell, a good skin care routine could fix most of my issues but at the end of the day this doesn’t fuss me… people get so embarassed & angry over bad skin & unloved facial parts but it’s truly daft to. I’m human, you’re human, give yourselves a break. I have no issues with my face being like this, i like my face as is… sure I’d love to not have as many break outs but it happens. Break outs can be unavoidable at times, just take care of yourself & your skin as best as you can & make the most of it. Screw the airbrushed models with no pores on their face, loads of factors attribute to better skin, so if you feel crappy about your skin then change your routine (or start one), eat better, hydrate yourself, invest in better products, persistance is key & if you’re worried it’s something more serious then go see a dermatologist who can diagnose & treat your problem. Don’t get jealous of others, be happy in your own skin, it’s the only one you have 🙂 ….Unless you’re Buffalo Bill… take his advice… IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN!!… if you want that glowing skin, it’s all about the moisturising! 😉 #skin #piercings #piercedgirls #gamergirls #septum #septumstacking #makeup #mua #motd #muotd #blenditbitch #expression #youtube #peabrain #cyber #alien #neon #breakout #life #beauty #thepowerofmakeup #transformation #transformationtuesday #health

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ May Be Game Of The Year — But There’s One Big Problem

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Batman attempts to deactivate an exploding collar on Catwoman in “Arkham Knight.”



Months after GamerGate first set video game culture ablaze with unbelievable resistance to the idea of feminist perspectives in the gaming industry, we have a new title that features some of the most compelling female characters in pop culture. “Batman: Arkham Knight,” which came out Tuesday, spotlights Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Oracle and Harley Quinn in major roles. But while these women are often represented as strong, independent and able in other media, their featured roles here often tell a different story: They are damsels in distress.

Many, many people will play this game, if previous entries are any indication. The last main title in the series, which has a couple of spinoffs, sold over 5 million copies. And that aside, “Arkham Knight” is actually an exceptional game taken on its own merits: It is devoted to a cohesive aesthetic and narrative in a way few other games are, the set pieces are compelling and it’s brimming with things to do. One moment you’ll be studying the microscopic details of a crime scene, and five minutes later you’re dodging drone fire in the middle of a populated city street. It all feels crunchy and good.

“Arkham Knight” will likely earn accolades as one of the standout titles of the year — it already holds a 91 on Metacritic — and that is precisely why its sins should not be ignored.

(Note: The text that follows contains some spoilers for the storyline in “Arkham Knight.”)

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Poison Ivy appears in “Arkham Knight” with a barely-there shirt and a mossy crotch.

It’s really no big secret that gaming and tech are male-dominated industries, even if consumers are split basically down the middle in terms of gender. Plenty of people will play “Arkham Knight” and probably ignore its oftentimes troubling presentation of women — perhaps that’s simply because the game is exciting, and as soon as you settle into a moment, something explodes and you’re off to something else.

But others will play the game and feel offended. Or disgusted. Or threatened. Or simply unwelcome. Even if those people were outnumbered 100 to 1 in a population of 5 million customers, it would be worthwhile to examine why and do better next time. Because here’s the trouble with “Arkham Knight”: It is a great game tarnished by its dreadful depictions of certain characters and situations.

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Poison Ivy is held hostage in “Arkham Knight.”

The baseline problem with “Arkham Knight” is that instead of taking opportunities to depict strong women, the game makes them weak. For the most part, the female characters suck.

When you first come upon Poison Ivy early in the story, she has a gun to her head. You rescue her, and then you lock her in the back of the Batmobile and drag her to police headquarters. Later in the game, Batman determines that Ivy can communicate with — literally — a big old tree that could counteract the effects of a chemical weapon that Scarecrow intends to detonate somewhere in Gotham City. So Batman hauls his way back to lockup and drags her back to the Batmobile like she’s a petulant child. Poison Ivy is basically a power-up for the player to collect, like a mushroom in “Super Mario.”

She is barely wearing clothes throughout the entire ordeal.

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“Arkham Knight” recreates a troubling scene from “The Killing Joke” in which Barbara Gordon is shot and paralyzed by the Joker.

Catwoman, often portrayed as Batman’s equal, fares no better. Like Ivy, her storyline begins in custody. Her outfit is unzipped enough to show a massive slice of cleavage. Why? Because Catwoman is “sexy” and it’s apparently hard to portray sexiness without showing boob?

The Riddler has strapped her to a chair, and Batman is called to rescue her. You arrive on the scene and find that there’s an entire ordeal required to free her: Riddler has fitted her with a choker that will explode unless you deactivate a number of locks. The gameplay sometimes has Batman and Catwoman working together — you can switch between them at points — but the pattern almost invariably requires Batman to complete some feat of cunning, force and reflexes while Catwoman bums around in a locked chamber. Her liberation is essentially a prize for you, the player.

Things are absolutely worst for Oracle, a hero in a wheelchair who assists Batman remotely. To detail her storyline would reveal much about the largest plot points in “Arkham Knight,” but things do not go well for her. An incredibly problematic storyline from the comic books is retread in vivid detail: She is abducted and maimed and exists almost entirely in this context to stir angst in the featured male characters. Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and Alfred fret over her like a baby missing from the crib.

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Harley Quinn steps up.

These are not failures from a gameplay perspective. But they are artistic missteps, awful quirks that will make this game — and perhaps all video games by extension — seem incredibly stupid to any critical thinker who may have thought to give “Arkham Knight” a try.

This game does not exist in a vacuum. It arrives at a moment when women are still being shut out of the gaming and tech industries to the point where many are even looking for work elsewhere. It is bizarre that “Arkham Knight” both includes many women and diminishes them so plainly.

All of that said, there are some important caveats. First: Harley Quinn — Joker’s deranged on-again, off-again girlfriend — is actually kind of cool this time around. Her character design in “Arkham City” (NSFW) was incredibly sexualized and seemingly intended purely for the male gaze. (For an interesting discussion of this very topic, listen to episode 58 of the lovely “Isometric” podcast.)

Here, Harley Quinn’s decked out in a pretty serious tutu and barks orders at a bunch of armed dudes. She’s more covered than not. The whole thing struck me as fairly whimsical and a step in the right direction, even if it’s not a perfect representation.

And no one can argue that the comic book source material is free from cheesecake. There are, in fact, many comics featuring these characters that are several orders of magnitude more sexist than “Arkham Knight.” Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn in particular are often exploited for sexy fluff, as this page from “Harley and Ivy #2” shows. It’s by the great Paul Dini and Bruce Timm:

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But there’s a major difference between this comic and something like “Arkham Knight” — something that maybe isn’t so obvious. This Poison Ivy could be appealing to men and women alike. The entire miniseries is devoted to Harley and Ivy wreaking havoc on their own terms — it’s “sexy” more than “sexist.” They actively and successfully strike back against the forces that oppress them. They aren’t seeking the approval of men, and they certainly don’t need a player to rescue them.

And not that we need an eye for an eye, but the two ladies also take a second to objectify some dudes in the third issue:

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It’s ostensibly fun for everyone. And that’s what we could use a little more of in these games.

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There’s Only One Real Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

Your crazy old divorced uncle is a Conservative. Your crazy young divorced aunt is a Liberal.

Liberals are concerned about economic inequality. Conservatives are confident that one day they’ll be rich.

Conservatives vote. Liberals don’t vote, but they urge their fellow like-minded liberals to get involved.

Liberals are honest about the complex issue of race. Conservatives “don’t see color.”

Conservatives don’t want to hear liberal Hollywood celebrities talk about politics. Liberals also don’t want to hear liberal Hollywood celebrities talk about politics.

Conservatives are enamored with conservative Hollywood celebrities who talk about politics. Liberals don’t know who those celebrities are. “You know- Nick Searcy. You’ve seen him. He’s on that show Justified. You know- Justified. It’s on FX. Well, I’m sure you’d know him if you saw him.”

Liberals are pro-choice. Conservatives had an abortion years ago, but now they’ve seen the light and don’t think other people should be allowed to have one.

Conservatives celebrate Christianity. Liberals celebrate Christmas.

Conservatives vote against their own self-interest. Liberals vote in the interest of their own self-loathing.

Liberals support good teachers. Conservatives support eliminating bad teachers.

Conservatives oppose violent Islamic extremism and the homophobic, misogynistic, oppressive ideals that it represents. Liberals oppose Israel.

Liberals, for the most part, support the Democratic Party platform of fair taxation, equal rights, and job creation. Conservatives, for the most part, support the Democratic Party platform of fair taxation, equal rights, and job creation.

Conservatives support free speech. Liberals support free speech unless it’s politically incorrect.

Conservatives watch FOX News for their news. Liberals watch FOX News for laughs. Both Conservatives and Liberals think that CNN is horrible. Nobody watches MSNBC.

Conservatives hate soccer. Liberals love soccer once every four years.

Liberals benefit from Obamacare and are disappointed with it. Conservatives benefit from Obamacare and want to get rid of it.

Conservatives watch race car driving for the crashes. Liberals would watch race car driving if there were more crashes.

Conservatives have lost interest in Sarah Palin. Liberals are still obsessed with her.

Liberals love having sex. Conservatives hate when other people have sex.

Conservatives try to get their Liberal Facebook friends to see the light. Liberals try to find out which of their Facebook friends is Conservative so that they can de-friend them.

Conservatives are disappointed with President Obama because he’s too liberal. Liberals are disappointed with President Obama because he’s not liberal enough. Moderates are disappointed with President Obama, though they can’t put their finger on why exactly.

Liberals believe in global warming because of the scientific data. Conservatives don’t believe in global warming because it felt a little nippy this morning.

Conservatives believe that we can stop global crimes against humanity though the use of military force. Liberals believe that we can stop global crimes against humanity by tweeting #StopGlobalCrimesAgainstHumanity.

Conservatives think that corporations create jobs. Liberals think that corporations create jobs in China.

Liberals think it takes a village to raise a child. Conservatives think it takes a family to raise a child. Children are actually being raised by TV, video games, and the Internet.

Conservatives think that unemployed people are responsible for the nation’s problems. Liberals think that unemployment is a result of the nation’s problems.

Conservatives support old-fashioned, traditional values. Liberals are into being edgy. Conservatives think that being edgy is lame… which it is.

Liberals oppose police brutality. Conservatives oppose police brutality unless the unarmed suspect appears “thuggish.”

Conservatives listen to new country music on the radio. Liberals listen to real country music — like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson — on their iPhones.

Conservatives think schools should teach abstinence in high school health class. Liberals think schools should hand out free condoms in elementary school.

Liberals are funny. Conservatives are corny.

Conservatives are organized, reliable and polite. Liberals think that being disorganized, unreliable, and rude is part of their “charm.”

Liberals have a black friend. Conservatives know a black guy.

Liberals support people in menial jobs. Conservatives applaud people in menial jobs. People in menial jobs just want to be respected.

Conservatives don’t think they are homophobic because they started supporting gay marriage in 2012. Liberals know they’re not homophobic because they started supporting gay marriage in 2007.

Conservatives believe in God. Liberals believe that God created evolution.

Conservatives can’t name three judges on the Supreme Court. Liberals can’t name three judges on the Supreme Court. Both Conservatives and Liberals can name three cast members from Jersey Shore.

Liberals have a weak stance on immigration. Conservatives have a strong stance on immigration… but it’s evolving.

Conservatives are proudly uninformed. Liberals are proud to be informed about issues that nobody cares about.

Liberals are involved in sex scandals that ruin their career. Conservatives are involved in sex scandals that they get away with.

Conservatives support issues that help their families. Liberals support issues that help families.

Liberals love that the world of college academia is a place to share ideas. Conservatives hate that the world of college academia is a place where they can’t share their ideas. College students love that the world of college academia is a place where they can drink and have sex.

Conservatives support the troops by saying that they support the troops. Liberals say that saying you support the troops is not really supporting the troops.

Conservatives like movies with action, violence and lots of explosions. Liberals like movies with action, violence lots of explosions, and characters we can care about.

Liberals believe in some elements of socialism. Conservatives hate socialism and they only believe in some elements of it.

Conservatives have a problem with women. Liberals have a problem with Conservative women.

Conservatives are friendlier than Liberals. Liberals are nicer than Conservatives.

Conservatives don’t want to be blamed for Ted Nugent. Liberals don’t want to be blamed for Rosie O’Donnell. Nobody wants to be blamed for the Kardashians.

Conservatives believe in the death penalty for all the people on death row. Liberals are opposed to the death penalty because they believe all the people on death row are poor.

Conservatives are more physically attractive than Liberals, but Liberals are sexier.

Liberals have a better personality than Conservatives, but they’re condescending about it… which is an ugly personality trait.

Liberals don’t trust the media unless it’s “alternative” media because if it’s “alternative,” it must be trustworthy. Conservatives don’t trust the media because the media they watch and listen to tells them not to trust the media.

Liberal billionaires use their money to support worthy causes. Conservative billionaires use their money to support Conservative causes.

Liberals show their compassion by helping others. Conservatives think they are showing compassion by not helping others.

Conservatives are afraid of not having guns. Liberals are afraid of Conservatives with guns.

Conservatives love the past but fear the future. Liberals hate the past but fear the future.

Liberals are full of crap because they don’t really believe what they say. Conservatives are full of crap because they truly believe what they say.

There are good Liberals and bad Liberals. There are good Conservatives and bad Conservatives. Serial killers are apolitical.

Liberals like to have fun. Conservatives like to have fun. Liberals and Conservatives like to have fun with each other… unless they’re talking about politics… or especially when they’re talking about politics.
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There’s A Tiny Pool In The Middle Of The Mojave Desert, And You Can Swim In It

Somewhere in the depths of California’s Mojave Desert, in a location identifiable only by guarded GPS coordinates, is a tiny pool.

This pool, imagined by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia, is open to the public. All one needs to do is inquire at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood about the longitude and latitude of the artificial oasis, plopped down in the middle of the arid spaces.

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But don’t forget to ask for the key, as well.

It will open the pool’s cover, unveiling the four-foot by 12-foot body of water for just 24 hours to any one person or small party at a time. Painted white to stand out against the sprawling sand that fills the deserted horizon, the minuscule bit of paradise stands as a Minimalist sculpture abandoned by its maker so that adventurous nomads can experience a moment of pure, tranquil bliss.

Barsuglia’s contemporary sanctuary is titled “Social Pool,” not so subtly hinting at the piece’s idealistic undertones. The trek through the roadless region is as much a part of the retreat, as you journey into the remote void to relax inside an art project. No doubt the artist has big expectations for how you’ll bide your time. Like what it means for an artist to hide gallons of water in a drought-riddled state?

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Yet the word “social” hints at the transformation the pool will undergo once visitors flock to the luxurious pitstop. The obviously absurd creation replicates a symbol of excess, and will no doubt spark an entirely exclusive Instagram hashtag. Barsuglia recognizes that the “inconvenience” of getting there juxtaposes nicely with the expected escape of being there. Like all bold (semi-)public artwork, “Social Pool” is subversive, goading its waders to ponder broader issues.

In this case, the commercialization of art.

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“The work embodies the massive socio-economic changes that have taken place in the last forty years,” a description of the project reads. “It thus understands itself as the product of an economy in which privacy and immateriality have been fully commodified… For many a consumer, art is expected to operate according to the principles of the service economy rather than following humanist ideals of intellectual or moral stimulus and education.”

Whether the dramatic appearance of the pool will outweigh the artist’s intentions, or the ridiculous idea of a desert pool will overshadow any deep thoughts on the consumer economy, is yet to be seen. We can only speculate until we get a chance to wield the sacred key.

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“Will it make viewers, who’ve had to hike through the desert clutching a gallon of water, more enlightened about the way we manage humanity’s most precious resource?” LA Times’ Carolina A. Miranda asked. “I sure hope so, especially the city managers who insist on planting grass all over a region it wasn’t meant to grow.

In case you’re planning your trip to “Social Pool” already, note that you’ll need to bring a gallon of water per person to replenish the pool. And if you’re an Easter Coaster lamenting your inability to visit “Social Pool,” check out New York’s take on pools of the future here.
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