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David Dinkins, First Shadowy Mayor of New York Metropolis, Dies at 93

David Dinkins, the 106th Mayor of New York and to date the only Black person to serve in the role, died Monday from undisclosed causes. He was 93. According to the New York Post, which first reported the news, Dinkins died in his home late Monday night. And NBC reported that he died just over…

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Crowns Season 29 Winner

(Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Season 29 finale of “Dancing With the Stars.”) “Dancing With the Stars” handed out the Season 29 mirrorball trophy on Monday night, bringing to a close the show’s first socially distanced season, as well as the ABC dancing competition’s first season under new host and executive producer Tyra…

‘The Crown’ Season 4: Did That Lord Mountbatten Boat Explosion Genuinely Occur?

(This article contains some spoilers for the season 4 premiere of “The Crown” on Netflix.) Four seasons in, we know “The Crown” doesn’t shy away from dramatic tragedies and threats, especially as they relate to the royal family — that is, in fact, kind of the whole thing with this show. And this season opened…

Take all your controllers on Dark Friday

I can go years and years without a single video game Black Friday sale grabbing me. Sometimes it's a bunch of games I'm not interested in anymore, even if they're steeply discounted. Sometimes it's a bunch of games I was never interested in in the first place. Here's something I make sure to do every…

When a gun jams in Deathloop, the PS5 controller’s triggers will lock up

On "N.Y. State of Mind, Nas rapped "Gave another squeeze, heard it click, 'Yo, my shit is stuck!' Tried to cock it, it wouldn't shoot, now I'm in danger. Finally pulled it back and saw three bullets caught up in the chamber." If I had a nickel for every time that happened to me... Arkane's Deathloop might give…

Match-3 games are playable spam, but they soothe my anxious brain

Welcome to No Shame November! This week we're diving into the pop culture we love that society tells us we shouldn't. In NBC’s fantastic afterlife comedy The Good Place, chronic worrier Chidi Anagonye describes his anxious interior monologue as “the sound a fork makes in a garbage disposal.” That noise – grating, inescapable, wrong — is…

Apple Unlit Friday deals on AirPods, Apple Watches, and more devices are available now ahead of November 27 — here are the best discounts

 Summary List Placement Black Friday is fast approaching, and retailers like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart are offering noteworthy deals on Apple products. Some of the best discounts include price drops on the Apple Watch Series 6, AirPods Pro, and iPad among others. Read Insider Reviews' Black Friday 2020 deals and Cyber Monday 2020…

The best early Target Black Friday 2020 deals — including discounts on Casper mattresses, Nintendo Swap games, and more

 Summary List Placement Target is a major player every Black Friday, bringing excellent deals to compete with other large retailers like Amazon and Walmart. The sales are already rolling in, so we've highlighted the best early Black Friday 2020 deals below. We've also answered any questions you might have below, including when the sales start,…

‘Ripe for another correction’: US stocks could tumble 12% by year-discontinue as the vaccine-driven rally gets exhausted, Morgan Stanley’s investment chief says

Summary List Placement The S&P 500 could tumble by as much as 12% in one last sharp sell-off before the end of the year, according to Morgan Stanley's chief investment officer, Mike Wilson. "Price action appears exhaustive and the market seems ripe for another correction," Wilson said on Monday. Along with an exhausted vaccine-driven rally,…

How the sprint for a coronavirus vaccine transformed Moderna into a $39 billion powerhouse that’s poised to reshape biotech

Summary List Placement In January, Stéphane Bancel, the chief executive of Moderna, was skimming through the news on his iPad while vacationing with his family in the south of France. A headline stopped his finger: "Health Officials Work to Solve China's Mystery Virus Outbreak," The Wall Street Journal reported on January 6. The Frenchman, who…

The power players of Microsoft’s revitalized $11.6 billion gaming division, which is taking on Sony’s PlayStation 5 with new Xbox consoles and cloud services...

Summary List Placement After a turbulent few years, Microsoft's Xbox division is back in the good graces of gamers everywhere.  With the launch of the brand-new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles in mid-November, Microsoft officially kicked off the most recent game console generation with two killer boxes. While the Xbox One was routinely…

Herbert F. Solow, TV Exec At the aid of ‘Celebrity Inch’ and ‘Mission: No longer seemingly,’ Dies at 89

Herbert F. Solow, the TV production executive who helped make “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” a reality, died on Thursday, his wife, Dr. Harrison Solow, confirmed. He was 89. A graduate of Dartmouth, Solow got his start in showbiz in 1953, working up the ranks at William Morris, starting as a mail room worker and…

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Gods Will Descend is about killing gods… but you probably already got that from the title

I like a good on-the-nose title. No one reads the name Home Alone and wonders "Gee, think there are other people in the house?" No one goes into Airplane! wondering where the movie takes place. That's why I don't feel too bad telling you that gods will fall in Gods Will Fall. This is an action adventure…

Xfinity is bringing pricey data cap fees to more states in 2021

There's no good time to establish internet data caps and charge customers who exceed their too-low monthly limit, but this is a particularly awful time to do so. As reported by The Verge, Comcast is rolling out its 1.2TB monthly data cap – and the $10 per 50GB overage fee – to more states in…

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s dice game will be a real physical game soon enough

In the context of Assassin's Creed, the word "dice" is usually a synonym for all the different ways you can murder with a blade. Stab, shank, skewer, slice, chop -- you get the picture. In Valhalla, it's more associated with a charming little side activity. All throughout Assassin's Creed Valhalla's villages are random townsfolk who…

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno named new UFC 256 main tournament; Ferguson vs. Oliveira co-main

UFC 256 headlining bouts UFC 256 main event: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon MorenoUFC 256 co-main event: Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira Just three days after Deveison Figueiredo defended his UFC flyweight championship, he has inked a deal to defend it against Brandon Moreno. Figueiredo headlined UFC 255, putting the flyweight belt on the line against…