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Our guide to 2014's best graphic novels and collections

usatoday.com — Folks are hanging mistletoe, candy canes are in vogue and It's cold outside - well, in the most places. That can only mean one thing: USA TODAY's fanboy triumvirate of David Colton, John Geddes and Brian Truitt have picked their favorite graphic novels and comic-book collections of the year.

Vincent Price and friends mix yikes! and yuks on DVD

usatoday.com — Scares are everywhere this Halloween week, some real, some imagined, so much so that watching a modern horror film with the kids is the last thing on parents' minds. That's what makes this month's release of The Vincent Price Collection II, a seven-film, four-disc Blu-ray set from Scream Factory, such a spooky (and safe) time capsule of 1960s matinee frights.

Bradlee-Neuharth 'feud' fueled two egos

usatoday.com — How the Ben Bradlee-Al Neuharth feud fueled two egos. Ben Bradlee, who died Tuesday at age 93, was best known for taking on Richard Nixon. But here at USA TODAY, the iconic editor of The Washington Post was one of the earliest and harshest critics of The Nation's Newspaper.

Dick Smith, movie makeup master, dies at 92

lohud.com — Dick Smith, the Larchmont native who became a Hollywood makeup legend - turning Linda Blair into a demon in "The Exorcist" and Marlon Brando into an aging mafia don in "The Godfather" - has died at age 92. Smith's death, which came after a long illness, was announced by his friend and fellow makeup artist Rick Baker on Thursday.

Movie makeup master Dick Smith dies at 92

usatoday.com — Dick Smith, the Hollywood makeup legend who turned Linda Blair into a demon in The Exorcist and Marlon Brando into an aging mafia don in The Godfather, has died at the age of 92.

Violent flare-ups in Ukraine and Gaza need to kept in proper perspective

usatoday.com — With Twitter ablaze with tweets of war and terror, and cable news airing carnage at the top of every hour, it's easy to think the world is unraveling. Especially now, when troubles loom from Gaza to Ukraine and beyond.

Voices: Why we need Godzilla more than ever

usatoday.com — In an era of 9/11, Katrina, tsunamis and typhoons, is it too soon for Godzilla to return? The monstrous truth is that the Big G has always been a creature of his times, thundering ashore like a force of nature, yes, but making a gigantic political statement as well.

Passages 2013: Remembering those we lost

usatoday.com — Remembering those who left us in 2013, the talented, the influential and, in a few cases such as Nelson Mandela, the very great. "Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you ...

Our guide to 2013's best graphic novels and collections

usatoday.com — USA TODAY's fanboy triumvirate picks 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Black Beetle' and 'Fifth Beatle' as some of 2013's best. Every Yuletide, Eisner Award-nominated Brian Truitt and USA TODAY's other comic-book enthusiasts, David Colton and John Geddes, compile their Super Gift Guide, the best collections and graphic novels from the past year.

World finally catches up with Rube Goldberg

usatoday.com — Has the world finally caught up with Rube Goldberg? As daily life gets more complicated -- just how many steps does it take to activate a cellphone these days? -- the mechanized whimsy of Goldberg's crazed contraptions seems more relevant than ever.
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Mar 01, 2015

White Sox legend Minnie Minoso, dead at 92, was one of the first baseball cards I ever had. usat.ly/1ArBUga via @usatoday

Mar 01, 2015

Scott Walker: 'My view has changed' on immigration usat.ly/1AXpXm4 via @usatonpolitics

Mar 01, 2015

Thousands march to mourn slain Russia opposition leader Boris Nemtsov usat.ly/1BswQh1 via @usatoday

Mar 01, 2015

'Blow away the dreams that tear you apart, Blow away the dreams that break your heart Blow away the lies that leave you nothing' #brucebreak

Feb 28, 2015

Have the feeling that all these years later few in the SNL audience knew who Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith are.

Feb 28, 2015

As expected, Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll.

Feb 27, 2015

Miracle on the Hill. Congress averts homeland security shutdown usat.ly/1BHqYlD via @usatoday

Feb 27, 2015

'Jim. Your name is Jim. I have been, and always shall be, your friend.' pic.twitter.com/kxrIQ42w1l

Feb 27, 2015

Great Leonard Nimoy video clips, especially the Bruno Mars/Nimoy video usat.ly/1AinzTd via @USATODAY

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