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Every single Stephen King novella, ranked

By Sam Haysom


There aren’t many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas.

In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand alone but too long to include in a short story collection, books in the 20,000-40,000 word range can sometimes hang in a kind of literary no man’s land. It’s tricky to make them work.

Stephen King’s found a way, though. Sprinkled throughout the horror master’s glorious 50-year career, nestled alongside his series, short story roundups and 400,000+ word epics, King has published a number of successful four-story novella collections. …

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The first ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ reviews are in

By Erin Strecker


Are your Spidey senses tingling yet?

One of the first media screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming took place Friday night, and while official reviews are still under embargo, audience members were allowed to share their general thoughts on social media following the film.

And boy, did people have a lot to sayMashable‘s movie reporter Angie Han noted on Twitter:

#SpiderManHomecoming is fantastic. Perfectly cast. Does an impressive job of balancing superheroics & high school drama.

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) …

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Mets fan proves you should either hold your baby or catch a foul ball — not both

By Sam Laird


The GIF below, which rose to the front page of Reddit Friday afternoon, truly contains multitudes. It’s got apparent marital discord, rage-bait, an inarguably impressive but morally questionable feat, and so much more.

Really, what more can you ask for from a single GIF?

Now behold this Mets fan risk a baby’s life to catch a foul ball.

Here’s a longer look now, via Keith Olbermann.

Idiot Mets fan catches foul ball at Dodger Stadium, nearly drops baby, wife ready to kill him. Video from @SNYtv

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 23, 2017

So much going on here. First, he somehow manages to catch the ball without sustaining damage to the baby (??). Second, WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOOL? THAT IS A HUMAN LIFE!! Third, the contrast between the impressed lady behind him and the horrified woman next to him who then yanks the baby away is something to behold. …

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Virgin Media thinks 800,000 users should change their router passwords

By Colin Daileda


Virgin Media wants you to change your router password.

The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine — a publication “known for testing household products” — found that Virgin Media routers weren’t so hard to hack.

Which? found that Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 “…

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