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The entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, ranked

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Even the studio’s missteps are eminently watchable. But some are more watchable than others. Read the rest

Virtual reality creator hopes to treat anxiety attacks

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New methods for treating anxiety, trauma and mental illness are emerging at the intersection of games and therapy Read the rest

In photos: Explosion in NYC's East Village injures at Least 12, building collapses

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A residential apartment building in New York's East Village neighborhood collapsed and was engulfed in flames along with a neighboring building today, injuring at least twelve people. Read the rest

Games that heal

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Making games in Twine has helped one woman cope with pain other methods haven't reached, and connected a community Read the rest

Why author Peter V. Brett Empathizes with George R.R. Martin

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Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt tackle the week in science fiction. Read the rest

I hate your censorship, but I'll defend to the death your right to censor

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An app called Clean Reader lets silly bluenoses swap swear words out of the ebooks they read, an idea I hate: but I hate the idea that anyone can tell me how to read even more. Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Percival Dunwoody and More!

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features "The Dragon Who Breathed CO2," and MORE!! Read the rest

Astonishing comics that 'save your game' when you turn the page

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Jason Shiga's ambitious projects leap from one medium to another—and unite them. Read the rest

Better Call Saul: Jimmy and Chuck unite for seniors' rights in "RICO"

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Remember when the idea for Better Call Saul first floated around in television production gossip, and it was conceived as a half-hour comedy?

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The divine witches of cyberspace

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Fortune-telling games help us fumble toward deeper truths, at the junction of technology and mysticism Read the rest

Hip Hop Family Tree: Prelude to Beat Street

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Setting the cornerstones for the 1984 Hip Hop motion picture, Beat Street, in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor Read the rest

In fantasy worlds, historical accuracy is a lie

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The mythical realms of Dragon Age grow beautifully with the telling, including their representation of Earthly minorities. Even so, something's missing... Read the rest

What caused the Cambrian Explosion?

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Science can now understand far better one of the previously intractable problems in evolutionary biology: the origin of novelty. Read the rest

We are not colonists

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Minority voices in games and tech present a necessary challenge to our imagined community. Read the rest

How to draw hyper-realistic chocolate bars

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Take the "Realism Challenge" by creating hyperrealistic versions of common objects that look just like the real thing. Read the rest

How Adam Curtis' film "Bitter Lake" will change everything you believe about news

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The acclaimed British documentary filmmaker has released his latest film in unusual, forward-thinking circumstances. Read the rest

All you have is video of a woman talking to the cops. Is she guilty?

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Sam Barlow's VHS-styled Her Story is a game about true crime, voyeurism, and the monstrous specter of women who kill. Read the rest

Pondok Pekak Library, a hidden gem in Ubud, Bali

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Ubud has been called the cultural center of Bali, and at the heart of Ubud Village sits the literary oasis that is the Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Center. It was one of our favorite hangouts while we visited Bali. Read the rest

How "compassion fatigue" affect doctors' decisions

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An interview with Danielle Ofri, physician and author of “What Doctors Feel” – a book about the emotional lives of doctors. Read the rest

TOM THE DANCING BUG: "Is God-Man Good?"

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the question is put: Is God-Man a force for GOOD?? Read the rest

Big Mouth: Single Moms

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This was written by my mom, drawn up by me, and inked by my little brother Kelly. Read the rest

You have 20 minutes before the sun blows up

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Explore the universe in Outer Wilds, a mysterious, award-winning game set in deep space Read the rest

What's it like to be a hole?

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Ben Esposito's Donut County will whet your appetite for compelling physics -- and consumerism metaphors Read the rest

The Sloths, one of the great lost garage bands of the 1960s reunites after 50 years

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The LA-based band The Sloths recorded the "Makin Love" in 1965. Fifty years later, one member hired a private detective to get the band back together. Read the rest

Die Antwoord's Ninja replies to fan questions on CHAPPiE internet tabloid rumors

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A very concerned fan just asked me if the weird rumours about 'my behaviour' on the CHAPPIE set are true, so i thought i'd help shed a little light here on Boing Boing. Read the rest

Better Call Saul giveth and taketh away from Jimmy in "Bingo"

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In order for Better Call Saul to inch closer to the timeline it’s trying to meet, James McGill’s difficult life has to fester into bitterness. He’ll do anything to escape it. Read the rest

Six Japanese Dating Sims to Fall In Love With

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Welcome to Otome, visual dating games made with women in mind. They enjoy a healthy fandom, but many acclaimed titles remain in their native Japanese—frustrating, because romance and relationship games are more popular than ever. Read the rest

Hip Hop Family Tree: Beasties meet Russell Simmons

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The second Def Jam release is imminent in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor. Read the rest

The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie

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James Kochalka's The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza was the funniest kids' graphic novel of 2014; now, with today's release of The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie, the adventure continues. Read the rest

The most valuable semen in all the land

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In the 1920s, the USDA encouraged rural communities around the U.S. to put bulls on the witness stand — to hold a legal trial, complete with lawyers and witnesses and a watching public — to determine whether the bull was fit to breed. Read the rest