It’s been two decades since the Marvel blockbuster era began with 2000’s “X-Men,” but somehow 2021 has been the comic book studio’s most prolific year yet. Between Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, 10 titles arrived in the last 12 months. The tenth and final premiere is, fittingly, a crossover film co-produced by both studios: “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the last installment of the current webslinger trilogy. An overstuffed homage to Sony and Marvel’s two decades in the Spider-fam business, the film nevertheless manages to be utterly charming, a feel-good two-and-a-half hour last hurrah for fans before
A judge has rejected OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy settlement of thousands of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic because of a provision that would protect members of the Sackler family from facing litigation of their own.
In a ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in New York found that federal bankruptcy law does not give the bankruptcy judge who had accepted the plan the authority to grant that kind of release for people who are not declaring bankruptcy themselves.
The ruling is likely to be appealed by the company, family members and the thousands of government entities that support
Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, a former longtime bassist of hip-hop band The Roots, has died at the age of 62, the group said Thursday.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to our brother Leonard Nelson Hubbard,” the Philadelphia -based band said in a statement posted to its official Twitter account.
“May your transition bring peace to your family to your friends to your fans and all of those who loved you,” it said, adding: “Rest in Melody Hub.”
Hubbard, known to
Real-life quidditch, inspired by the magical game in “Harry Potter,” is changing its name, citing author J.K. Rowling’s “anti-trans positions in recent years.”
US Quidditch and Major League Quidditch announced in a joint news release Wednesday that they will conduct a series of surveys over the next few months to decide on a new name for the sport, which resembles soccer and field hockey, but as a contact sport with broomsticks.
“For the last year or so, both leagues have been quietly collecting research to prepare for the move and been in extensive discussions with each other and trademark lawyers
In college, I was a Cool Girl — for a bit. I wasn’t hot, but I was skinny. I wore low-rise Diesel jeans to art history lectures. I drank tequila from the bottle at late-night parties. When my male friends talked about porn, I laughed along. I was routinely praised for being “chill” and “fun.”
It was all a pose, of course, a way to find power in a world where women are routinely dismissed.
A lot of us can relate to Eilish’s confusion about sex and gender dynamics, about the pressure she felt to consume media, observe sexual behavior
WASHINGTON — A Florida man was sentenced Friday to just over five years in prison for assaulting police officers during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
The sentence, of 63 months, was the longest one yet imposed among the more than 150 defendants who have pleaded guilty to taking part in the siege.
“It has to be made clear that trying to violently overthrow the government, trying to stop the peaceful transition of power, and assaulting law enforcement officers in that effort is going to be met with absolutely certain punishment,” said U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan.
Kim Potter, a former officer in Minnesota charged with manslaughter within the deadly taking pictures of Daunte Wright, a Black guy, in April all over a visitors prevent, sobbed at the witness stand Friday, recalling the “chaotic” moments ahead of pulling the cause believing she fired a stun gun.
The April 11 come upon involving Potter and different officials from the Brooklyn Middle Police Division escalated all over the visitors prevent, she testified, after Wright, 20, was once requested to step out of a white Buick.
Potter stated she advised Wright he had an excellent warrant. It was once for
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Was once Elizabeth Holmes a liar or simply naive? That’s without equal query posed to jurors as prosecution and protection delivered their remaining arguments Thursday after 15 weeks of the carefully watched trial of Holmes, the founder and previous CEO of Theranos.
Prosecutors have argued that Holmes, “out of time and out of cash,” made up our minds to deceive traders in her blood-testing startup to stay the money flowing and to stay pushing the advance of her unrealized era.
If Holmes had instructed traders, sufferers and industry companions the reality about her corporate, she by
As schools brace for the rapid rise in omicron cases amid delta’s continued onslaught and the onset of flu season, some are closing their doors once again and moving back to online learning ahead of the holiday break.
Prince George’s County in Maryland on Friday became the first major school district to announce that all students will transition to remote learning as cases surge. The shift to online learning will begin Monday, four days before the start of winter break, and continue for two weeks after school resumes on Jan. 3.
“Educators, administrators and support staff must be able to
Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell declined Friday to testify at her sex trafficking trial.
“Your honor, the government has not proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and so there’s no reason for me to testify,” Maxwell said.
With that, Maxwell’s defense team wrapped up its case after two days of testimony.
Closing arguments in the closely followed trial in New York City are expected to begin on Monday, and the six-man, six-woman jury could begin deliberating the 59-year-old British socialite’s fate before Christmas.
If convicted, Maxwell could face a lengthy prison sentence.
Maxwell, who has been accused of “grooming”