Recommended Reading: Robert De Niro, Aging in Bookstores, and Why Cultural Critics Matter

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, thoughts on how our reading habits change, a troubling exposé of a YouTube scam, a call for more arts criticism, and an interview with a […]

‘Bumblebee’ International Trailer: No Matter What Happens, Bumblebee is Adorable

Will Bumblebee succeed where other Transformers movie failed? I have no idea, but I do know that Bumblebee is adorable as hell in this new international trailer. Unlike previous Transformers films, the focus here is on character building, and that just might save this film. Watch the new Bumblebee international trailer below. Bumblebee International Trailer There’s not a whole […]

A ‘dark matter’ hurricane that we can’t see or hear is blasting past Earth, and it’s one of the universe’s biggest conundrums

A fast hurricane of dark matter is approaching Earth at 310 miles per second, according to astronomers. Very little is known about this occurrence, since the lightweight dark matter can’t be seen nor felt. Scientists can only prove that the dark matter exists based on the movement and placement of a stellar stream, which has […]

20 Cool Jobs for Unconventional People (No Matter How Old You Are)

At a certain point in my life, I thought I would be a scuba instructor. Bronzed and toned, living care free in the Maldives mingling with fabulous people. It seemed like a perfectly original undertaking that suited me. After all, there I was just finishing my dive master training on the tepid shores of Costa […]

Resignation matter or fake news? Attack on Corbyn over 'terrorist wreath laying'

The latest anti-Semitism story to hit Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn has polarised debate. His critics want him to resign immediately, while supporters are rushing to his defence, denying the accusations and crying ‘fake news.’ Photographs, taken in 2014 and published by the Daily Mail on August 11, show Corbyn holding a wreath at a service in […]

Blue Lives Matter claims Facebook’s ‘fake news’ rules have halved its audience

Blue Lives Matter, a group advocating for greater protections for police in the US, has claimed that Facebook’s new rules to combat fake news has almost halved the number of people it can reach on the platform. The group said that the introduction of Facebook’s quality surveys, in which the platform asks users to rate […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘A Matter of Life and Death,’ ‘Jaws’

This week’s new disc offerings are mighty bleak – the biggest title of the bunch is Ready Player One, easily Steven Spielberg’s worst movie (it’s not even close), a loud, noisy, self-congratulatory mash-up of video game, Transformers movie, and wax museum. The only disc worth recommending is a new Criterion edition of a Powell and Pressburger […]

Could dark matter atoms explain a recent observation?

Early this year, a project called EDGES managed to take the Universe’s temperature at a time when the very first stars were forming. The results were somewhat confusing in that the Universe’s regular matter seemed to be much cooler than we’d expect, based on the energy it had shortly after the Big Bang. If the […]