Creed Hits Harder The Further It Gets From Rocky Balboa's Shadow 

1. Creed works better as an actual movie than it does as a Rocky movie, which is quite the compliment, considering that it’s an excellent Rocky movie, too. (I hadn’t seen it yet when Grierson and I did our Rocky movie rankings on Monday; I’m higher on it than he is.) More than a mere boxing film, it’s a powerful,… »4 minutes ago11/25/15 2:23pm

The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother

Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching. It’s considered good luck to set out a bowl of oranges during the Chinese holiday, so Li, figuring he could use some luck, decided to buy some for… »8 minutes ago11/25/15 2:19pm

Want a Big TV This Black Friday? Our Favorite Deal is Back In Stock.

Our favorite Black Friday TV deal was available briefly on Sunday, but now it’s back on stock at Amazon. $1648 (for Prime members) gets you a 70” VIZIO M-series 4K set complete with local dimming, smart apps, and a well-reviewed upscaling engine for 1080p content. »12 minutes ago11/25/15 2:15pm

It's Barcelona's And Bayern Munich's World, Everyone Else Is Just Living In It

This weekend, Barcelona entered the stadium of the biggest club in the world and took on its starting lineup with a higher collective Q-Score than the cast of Ocean’s Eleven. The injury-stricken culés were missing their own brightest superstar and in his place featured a player who’s probably sold a grand total of 16… »40 minutes ago11/25/15 1:47pm

ESPN's Bomani Jones Cuts Straight To The Heart Of The Laquan McDonald Killing

Last night, the Chicago Police Department released footage of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black boy, to death. McDonald had a small knife, but was moving away from Van Dyke at a safe distance and posed no threat. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times over the course of about… »Today 12:52pm11/25/15 12:52pm

The Best Black Friday Deals Available Right Now

You’ve reached our hub for all the best Black Friday deals! As you’ve probably already figured out, “Black Friday” is a bit of a misnomer; many of the best deals are available up to a week in advance. Luckily for you, we’ll be adding them all here as they go live, so you can focus on stuffing your face and trying not… »Today 12:45pm11/25/15 12:45pm

10 Ways to Handle Your Wild, Crazy Family This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unfortunately for many of us, all of those deep fried turkey faces and iced gravy drums come at a price: having to spend time around that mangy group of creatures you call a family. But don’t fear, you shivering, nude snowflake: we’ve got you covered. Just follow our… »Today 12:15pm11/25/15 12:15pm

Australian Basketball Fan Pours Beer On Marcus Thornton, Acts Like Nothing Happened

Celtics draft pick Marcus Thornton, not to be confused with Houston Rockets guard Marcus Thornton, dove for a loose ball and slid into a barrier during today’s NBL game between the Illawarra Hawks and Sydney Kings. As the Kings player got up, a fan in the stands sprinkled beer on his head. The bearded man did not… »Today 11:25am11/25/15 11:25am