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The director of Netflix?s Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker movie wants you to stand up for the press

The day Gawker officially shut down, crippled by a legal battle with Hulk Hogan and billionaire financier Peter Thiel, founder Nick Denton published the site?s final post. In an essay called ?How Things Work,? he argued that Gawker?s death wasn?t a freak accident or an avoidable tragedy, so much as its inevitable fate: ?Gawker?s demise turns out to be the ultimate Gawker story. It shows how things work.?

The piece carries the tone and tenor of a rising tide of liberal conspiracy theories. In a vacuum, the basic facts of the Gawker story sound like something dredged up from the more unhinged corners of Reddit. The way money, power, and the First Amendment faced off in the 2016 case is almost too cinematic to even function with a…

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Stronger’ is the second feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

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The Boston Marathon bombing is getting dramatized for the big screen. Again.

Just six months after Mark Wahlberg’s Patriots Day comes the first trailer for Stronger, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a bystander injured in the 2013 tragedy. 

If you didn’t already know they were based on the same event, though, you wouldn’t necessarily figure it out right away. 

Whereas Patriots Day centered on the explosion and the subsequent manhunt, Stronger tells a much more intimate tale about the ordinary civilians trying to recover in the aftermath. Read more…

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In wind-powered Iowa, Trump blasts wind energy as a bird killer

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Speaking in one of the top wind-producing states in the country, President Trump on Wednesday attacked wind energy for harming birds and being unreliable. 

“I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories,” Trump said at a rally in Cedar Rapids. After pausing for applause, he said, “As the birds fall to the ground.” This alluded to a favorite attack he has aimed at the rapidly growing wind power industry since his campaign, which is that turbines are responsible for harming birds. 

The wind energy criticism was odd given that Iowa has policies aimed at encouraging the development of wind power in the state. While Texas generated more wind energy than any other state in 2016, according to the Energy Information Agency, Iowa’s wind and solar output had the highest share of the state’s total electricity generation.  Read more…

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Well-Known Names Surface as Possible Uber CEO Candidates

Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple government investigations and lawsuits, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.

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Miguel Cabrera uses his glove to lovingly inspect a fan’s beard

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Miguel Cabrera is the most fun player the MLB has had since Yogi Berra. He has give us reason after reason to fall in love with him and his antics, and this is just icing on the cake. 

During a 7-5 loss to the Mariners, the Tigers’ first basemen went to make a play on a foul ball down the first baseline, but caught something else in his glove instead. Something much better.

Cabrera became distracted by a fairly glorious beard in the front row and reached out to feel it, as one does, creating an especially tender moment between the two.  Read more…

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Surprising Horse Facts With William Shatner

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This Super Pretty Vibrator Is Basically a Stress Ball for My Vagina

Staring at this squishy little vibrator, that looks more like something you?d find on the beach than in a sex store, two thoughts went through my mind. The first was that I now understood what the seashells in Demolition Man were for. The second thought was perhaps more relevant to Tenga?s $120 Iroha Kushi: It is the?

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How Much Money Can You Make in the Freelance Economy?

Freelancers, contractors, gig workers ? whatever you want to call us, it?s estimated that 40% of workers will be freelance by 2020. While I?m a freelancer by choice (and I absolutely love it), I?ve also experienced some major hurdles with self-employment. The picture isn?t so rosy for everyone. For many people,?

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Watch the return of the internet?s weirdest genre: flopping rubber bodies

Rubber humans are my favorite kind of non-living entity. They possess all the physical joy of the human form and none of the existential baggage! And when lumped together, they become something bordering on transcendent: a squishy, satisfying mess of naked, flapping body parts that makes QWOP look tame. It?s no surprise that ?rubber human bodies? has become something of its own web video genre.

Filmmaker David Lewandowski is, arguably, the grandfather of the form. Five years ago, he released Going to the Store, a short about a naked rubber man doing his grocery shopping. The sequel, Late for Meeting, released three years ago, flailed its way straight into my heart. Now Lewandowski has another, more ambitious short film to share: Time for…

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Sling TV?s cloud DVR is now available on iOS

After rolling out its cloud DVR to numerous other platforms, Sling TV is today making the feature available on iOS. The latest version of Sling TV for iPhone and iPad adds the ability to record shows and movies on most channels that aren?t owned by Disney. DVR is already available on Android, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Xbox One, Windows 10, and other devices.

Sling?s DVR ?First Look? costs an extra $5 per month on top of your subscription and gets you 50 hours of cloud storage. If you use up that space, older recordings are automatically deleted to make room for new ones. When you choose to record an episode of a TV series, you?ll get the option to record new episodes, just the one you?ve chosen, or everything if you also want to save…

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