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John Heard, beloved ‘Home Alone’ dad, is dead at 72

John Heard, beloved ‘Home Alone’ dad, is dead at 72

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John Heard, the popular character actor who was perhaps best known as Kevin McAllister’s dad from Home Alone, has died. He was was 72.

Heard was found in his hotel room, where …

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‘Porgs’ are now the most adorable creatures in the Star Wars universe

‘Porgs’ are now the most adorable creatures in the Star Wars universe

Disney may sell one or two of these at Christmas.

If there’s one thing Star Wars has never been short on — besides magic and wonder! — it’s the creatures that make the fictional universe come to life, a mix …

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Meet Jerry Foster, colorful pilot who brought helicopters to TV news

Meet Jerry Foster, colorful pilot who brought helicopters to TV news

Jerry Foster came back from Vietnam with extensive experience piloting choppers. How he turned that into one of the pioneering careers in aerial coverage of local news is a terrific longread brimming with 1970s nostalgia.

Homer Lane’s big idea in …

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Turns out YouTuber Jake Paul is an absolutely terrible neighbor

Turns out YouTuber Jake Paul is an absolutely terrible neighbor

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According to neighbors, social media star Jake Paul is a really bad person to have as a neighbor.

Local news outlet KTLA published a hit piece on the Disney actor on Monday, which backed up …

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While Teen Vogue leads the resistance, Vogue glamorizes cultural appropriation

While Teen Vogue leads the resistance, Vogue glamorizes cultural appropriation

Yara Shahidi and Rowan Blanchard in a Teen Vogue cover shoot.

In the Trump era, Teen Vogue has become a rallying point of the resistance. But its big sister has … not.

Vogue’s history of tone deafness got worse this …

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Watch: Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn talk about the future of politics in the US and the UK

Watch: Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn talk about the future of politics in the US and the UK

Naomi Klein (previously) is the author of several voraciously readable, hugely influential books about radical politics, most recently No is Not Enough, which calls for a positive vision for a different, better future, going beyond the idea of replacing Trump, …

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The best smart home gadget deals of Prime Day 2017

The best smart home gadget deals of Prime Day 2017

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Prime Day 2017 is here! Prime members can start virtually grabbing from the shelves now, while those without Prime will …

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Xiaomi finally enters Pakistan

Xiaomi finally enters Pakistan

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Pakistan has become the newest oversea market for Xiaomi as Chinese smartphone manufacturer aggressively moves beyond its home boundaries and hopes to replicate its success in foreign markets.

For its launch in Pakistan, Xiaomi has partnered with local …

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‘True Blood’ star Stephen Moyer remembers Nelsan Ellis as a ‘brilliant’ acting powerhouse

‘True Blood’ star Stephen Moyer remembers Nelsan Ellis as a ‘brilliant’ acting powerhouse

‘True Blood’ star Stephen Moyer

The outpouring of love and professional respect for True Blood actor Nelsan Ellis, who died on Saturday, has been overwhelming.

But aside from the social media well wishes from his co-stars and fellow film and …

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How Google Assistant saved me from my own messy life

How Google Assistant saved me from my own messy life

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Let’s face it: Most voice assistants are still too dumb be useful in everyday life. Siri is an abomination, and even Alexa can’t answer some of the most basic questions that I ask. Luckily for …

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