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The U.S. Forest Service Wants to Fine You $1,000 for Taking Pictures in the Forest — Nice photo. That'll be $1,000, please. This week's most profoundly wrongheaded display of nonviolent press infringement comes from an unlikely source: The U.S. Forest Service. New rules being finalized in November state that-across this country's gloriously beautiful, endlessly photogenic, 36 million acres of designated wilderness area administered by the USFS-members of the press who happen upon it will need permits to photograph or shoot video.

Age of Ultron Reviewed By a Nine-Year Old Kid — The cliche is true: Pop culture reached its peak when you, and only you, were nine years old. Faced with a summer's worth of Marvel movies, plotted with the corporate rigor usually applied to the rollout of genetically modified wheat, I realized that, in a way, I couldn't see them even if I wanted to.

How to Quit Amazon and Shop in an Actual Bookstore — The movement to boycott Amazon has been picking up speed for several weeks now. In the wake of strong-arm tactics in its negotiations with Hachette publishing, Amazon has managed to offend the actual writers whose books Hachette publishes, including Malcolm Gladwell, James Patterson, and JK Rowling.

Director Reveals the Alternate Version of 'Game of Thrones' Brienne Fight Scene — In "The House of Black and White," Brienne of Tarth and her squire stand-in Podrick Payne close in on their rescue mission target by happenstance. One minute they're sipping brews at a local pub, the next the sworn protector of Catelyn Stark is pleading her daughter, Sansa, to join their roaming party.

David Ayer Says Shia LaBeouf Is Screwing with You — "Ideals are peaceful, history is violent," says Brad Pitt as griddled Sherman tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier to his newest crewmember Norman (Logan Lerman) in the World War II drama Fury, out today. The violent in that line pretty much sums up the tone of this unforgiving film, but also the MO of its hard-edged director, David Ayer.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 1 Recap — Every week, we'll be declaring a victor for the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Spoilers below for season five, episode one, "The Wars to Come." The world of Thrones is in complete chaos in the wake of last season's finale.

Photos of That God-Awful Nipple-Laden Batsuit Are Going Viral

The Hint in the New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer We've Been Waiting For — The newest trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has just been released from the Marvel camp, and this one has considerably more information as to the film itself than we've seen yet. The whole thing is worth a watch, but here are a few random notes we picked up on.

Scott McCloud Picks Best Comics — You might call Scott McCloud the John Berger of comic books. For 20 years, McCloud was known for drawing panels of himself playing teacher, explaining the theory behind comic books just as the English art critic Berger had filmed himself in Ways of Seeing explaining the aesthetics of visual imagery.

Spider-Man Will Return to Marvel Universe — In a new partnership announced late Monday night, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment reassured fans everywhere that, after much kerfuffling with film rights, Spider-Man would be brought back to where he belongs-with all the other Marvel universe characters that helped define the franchise for the last five decades.
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May 18, 2015

RT @pattonoswalt: .@POTUS Did you know the guy who plays Immortan Joe in FURY ROAD also played The Toecutter in MAD MAX? It's the same guy!

May 13, 2015

@breakfastarians Genius idea. Would love to talk to the person behind it. Email me? evilasboas[at]hearst[com]

May 07, 2015

#TIL 'Now That's What I Call Music' is, remarkably, still a thing—and it buys YouTube ad space.

May 01, 2015

RT @alxhuls: A fun @nschager primer on Marvel's (increasingly less fun) visual house style

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