‘Jaws’ fiascos: How the movie blockbuster was almost a disaster

Saturday, June 20 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most iconic movies of all time: Jaws Happy 40th birthday, Jaws. You don't look a day over 35! Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Peter Benchley, the film follows the story of a small beach town that's being terrorized by a massive great white shark. When the body count starts adding up, the local police chief teams up with a marine scientist and an … [Read more...]

‘Orphan Black’ Season 3 finale was extremely hopeful — until it was super upsetting

Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season finale of Orphan Black Things ended up in a relatively good place for almost all of the clones in the Orphan Black Season 3 finale. But the news wasn't all good for the rest of the characters. In fact, a series of shocking betrayals in the Orphan Black Season 3 finale led to the downfall of a fan favorite Delphine, whose death was just one of many shockers in the episode, which aired … [Read more...]

Where 2016 presidential candidates stand on the Confederate flag

Presidential candidates with their eyes on 2016 have begun to share their stances on the Confederate flag as the state of South Carolina wrestles with the divisive symbol. Statements from White House hopefuls have been flowing in since nine black people were killed by a white shooter at a historic church in Charleston Wednesday. Some candidates were seemingly thrust into the spotlight Saturday after 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt … [Read more...]

Angelina Jolie marks World Refugee Day with stirring speech in Turkey

Angelina Jolie recognized World Refugee Day by delivering a stirring speech in Turkey on Saturday about the plight of displaced people worldwide Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, spent the day with Syrian refugees at the Midyat refugee camp in Mardin, a city in southeastern Turkey. It recently overtook Pakistan as the country with the highest number of refugees on Earth. More than 1.77 million Syrian refugees live in government-run and urban … [Read more...]

Gloriously glittery photos of Coney Island’s 2015 Mermaid Parade

Coney Island's Mermaid Parade, which attracts thousands of revelers annually, held another sparkly event this year despite gloomy weather For three decades, the parade has encouraged New Yorkers to embrace seaside mythology, and to express their artistic side See also: The tiny Florida town that has more mermaids than humans According to Coney Island's official website, "the Mermaid Parade specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: It brings … [Read more...]

Emilia Clarke and Cara Delevingne compete in intense brow-off

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke went eyebrow-to-eyebrow with model Cara Delevingne to see who had the better set of face-framers. On a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show, Clarke and Delevingne competed to see who could wiggle their eyebrows in the most dexterous way. Naturally, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the judge Fellow guest Jake Gyllenhaal declined to participate, likely for fear of being crushed by the power of such robust … [Read more...]

VR startups: Stop trying to make virtual reality treadmills a thing

Virtual reality treadmills are a bad idea and they're never going to be a thing that appeals to the masses. But first a little history lesson. In 2012, a then-20-year-old Palmer Luckey put up a campaign on Kickstarter asking for support to help make his Oculus Rift VR headset a reality. The crowdfunding campaign asked for $250,000 and by the end it got more than $2.4 million Needless to say, geeks around the world were psyched for VR. See also: … [Read more...]

Man parodies ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ to search for housemate

House-seekers in the area, cop it while it's hot YouTuber Mark Peters parodied Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" in hopes of finding someone to share his three-bedroom house in South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia Called "Cop It While It's Hot," Peters posted the video on Gumtree, where he said, "If you've watched that video, you'll get a pretty good insight into who I am. If you didn't...you just failed the first test. FAIL." While Peter's … [Read more...]

#WeWillShootBack wants black people to arm themselves in self-defense

CHARLESTON— The murders that took place here on Wednesday night have left some black Charleston residents struggling with a visceral fear. Not just because all nine victims were black, and the white suspect, Dylann Roof, had been photographed wearing flags of racist states. Not just because the location of the murders, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, is a historic symbol of black freedom that has been attacked many times before. … [Read more...]

7 simple Father’s Day cards that show your true appreciation for dad

Sometimes the simplest gifts deserve the greatest appreciation Father's Day isn't about extravagant presents or going to fancy restaurants. It's about admiring the father figure that helped shape you into the person you are today. See also: 17 Father's Day cards that really get your dad's sense of humor For people stuck abroad or with a busy schedule, it might be hard to express their appreciation in person. Cards can be cliche, but the Lean In … [Read more...]

What’s it like to switch between novelist and script writer? Emma Donoghue knows

Writing can be an isolating profession, sitting alone with just your thoughts and your computer. But not every form of storytelling has to happen in a vacuum With novels, plays, radio and screenplays under her belt, author Emma Donoghue has seen every angle of the writer’s world. Our social book club, MashableReads, sat down with the acclaimed Irish-Canadian author to talk about what it means to be a solo and a collaborative writer. See … [Read more...]

3D printing has been taken to a whole new level: Color

3D printing is driving a huge revolution in the world of design and technology. In the process, it is changing the way we think about the design, prototyping and manufacturing of just about everything. But anyone who has played with a 3D printer will be aware of one significant problem. This 800-pound gorilla is the issue of color. 3D prints can be magnificent copies of more or less any shape. But in terms of color, they are mere shadows of the … [Read more...]

‘Girl Meets World’ staged a ‘Boy Meets World’ reunion that broke some hearts

Girl Meets World has had quite a bit of fun bringing back characters from the mothership series in its two seasons on the air, but few have been as anticipated as that of Angela Moore (Trina McGee), former flame of dreamy Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong.) In Friday's episode of the series, Angela returned in an episode that had Shawn contemplating his future with Katy Hart (Cheryl Texiera), mother to Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), whom he'd yet to … [Read more...]

E3 2015 was all about VR and its weird accessories

If there's any one trend that perfectly summed up E3 2015 it's virtual reality Virtual reality was everywhere this year. Oculus VR, of course, had a massive booth to show off its Oculus Rift headset and Samsung's Gear VR, for which it provides the software. Sony dedicated a huge chunk of its PlayStation booth to its upcoming Project Morpheus VR headset. And even smaller VR headset companies like AntVR and MergeVR showed up. See also: Mashable's … [Read more...]