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tom petty died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, medical examiner says

an l.a. county medical examiner has ruled that rocker tom petty—who died suddenly last october—was killed by an accidental overdose of prescription medication. per rolling stone, petty’s death has been ruled a “multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity,” with a…

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massdrop hd 58x: the barrier to audiophile open-ears keeps dropping

back in 2016, massdrop’s hd 6xx, which was basically just a blue version of sennheiser’s legendary hd 650 for way less money, blew a hole in the barrier to entry for audiophile-quality open-ear headphones. the hd 6xx repeatedly sold out before getting all the way down to $199. well, the hd 58x is here, starting at…

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time travel musings muddy an overstuffed agents of s.h.i.e.l.d. 

“remember, i tried to stop you,” samuel voss tells daisy and the rest of s.h.i.e.l.d., right after failing to kill her and thereby (hopefully) prevent the destruction of the earth. he’s already killed deke’s father, and when it’s clear his fellow mutineers won’t defeat our team he kills robin as well, all in a…

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mtv study suggests the #metoo movement might actually be changing how young men behave

the #metoo movement—i.e., the concentrated effort to make it clear, mostly to men, just how often women in our society face sexual harassment, assault, and threats to their lives on a disturbingly frequent basis—has been going for a while now, powered in part by recent revelations about the attitudes and behaviors of…

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al pacino busts out the 100-yard stare for hbo's first paterno trailer

every few years, hbo manages to rope al pacino in for a prestige project where he plays a famous guy, typically one with some troubles with the law. there was jack kevorkian in 2010, phil spector in 2013, and, now, the network has debuted the first trailer for pacino’s performance in paterno, about legendary penn…

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thread about worst restaurants derailed as everyone just shits on applebee’s 

if there is one thing you can say about reddit, it’s that its structure leads to riffing. remember when one man’s harrowing story of fucking a coconut gave way to a chapbook’s worth of coconut-fucking fan fiction? truth is truly a fluid thing in the digital world; threads are often hijacked by those conjuring…

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mark wahlberg's regular all the money salary was almost 10 times more than michelle williams'

today in systemic sexism: it turns out that the wage gap between oscar-winning actress michelle williams and former leader of the funky bunch mark wahlberg for ridley scott’s all the money in the world was not confined to the film’s reshoots. in the same article in the hollywood reporter where it was revealed that…

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a refurbished fire tv stick might be the best deal in dongles

amazon’s fire tv stick is a great little streaming dongle with all of the power of alexa at its disposal, and you can save $10 on yours by buying a certified refurb today on amazon. they don’t always sell refurbs of this thing, but when they do, they’re usually priced at $35, so you’re doubling your savings today.

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johnny depp wants to join marilyn manson's band

there’s nothing especially surprising about the fact that johnny depp and marilyn manson are buddies and collaborators: both men have, after all, based a large part of their careers on blending some actual talent with a borderline-pathological devotion to freaking out the squares. the two have even worked together on…

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fall out boy resets, sort of, on the delayed mania

fall out boy originally intended to release mania (stylized m a n i a) last fall, but primary songwriters patrick stump (guitar/vocals) and pete wentz (bass/lyrics) realized something important in july: they didn’t like the album. “it doesn’t sound like fall out boy,” stump recalled thinking.

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delta is cracking down on emotional support animals

in a move that should make flying delta less interesting—if more pleasant for flight attendants currently tasked with cleaning up emotional support poop—delta airlines announced today that it is cracking down on the practice of allowing emotional support animals in the cabin on flights. citing an 84 percent increase…

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the 10 best deals of january 19, 2018

we see a lot of deals around the web over on kinja deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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facebook to fix our divided media landscape by asking the masses which news sources they trust

facebook has spent the last year attempting to dig itself out of a pretty serious credibility hole, as various parties blamed it for influencing the 2016 election by algorithmically serving up content like “10 facts you didn’t know about barack obama’s birth certificate”—not to mention literal foreign propaganda—to…

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 jalopnik having driven the 2018 mercedes-benz s-class coupe, i no longer care for other vehicles |

 jalopnik having driven the 2018 mercedes-benz s-class coupe, i no longer care for other vehicles | gizmodo i can’t fucking believe how dumb facebook’s news feed update is | kotaku vr chat players stop trolling to help man who appears to have seizure | the takeout vodka cream pasta, a winner in 15 minutes | lifehacker 

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amazon is raising its monthly prime prices by almost 20 percent

amazon prime—a.k.a. the only streaming service whose offerings include the man in the high castle, transparent, and free shipping any time you buy a new pair of headphones or a bag of dog food from the internet—is about to get a little more pricey. for some users, at least: recode reports today that the service is…

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paul giamatti and kathryn hahn try to get pregnant in the highlight of sundance's opening night

most years at the sundance film festival, there’s at least one title that qualifies, sight unseen, as a very big deal. these are the highest-profile premieres, the new films from the major american directors, the marquee selections that could easily earn their place at any film festival in the world. think of richard…

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sigur ros to compose music for black-metal biopic lords of chaos

when you think “black metal,” you think sigur ros, right? no? well, regardless, the icelandic band is building on the more dissonant musical direction it explored on its most recent full-length album, 2013's kveikur, by composing the score for swedish director jonas åkerlund’s upcoming black-metal biopic lords of

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shots fired: denis villeneuve says his dune will be "star wars for adults"

today, in “you come at the emperor, you best not miss” news: director denis villeneuve—whose recent sci-fi film credentials are pretty impeccable, given the critical response to arrival and blade runner 2049—has taken some stabs at the massive, unstoppable star wars franchise. talking to fandom, villeneuve painted the…

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nicolas cage tries to kill his kids (and a pool table) in the pitch-black horror comedy mom and dad

catch a parent, any parent, in the right/wrong mood, and they’ll cop to a dirty secret: there are days when their kids drive them completely fucking insane. like, foaming-at-the-mouth crazy. like, i’ll-turn-this-car-around-and-then-maybe-steer-it-into-oncoming-traffic bonkers. brian taylor’s mom and dad takes one of…

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thread about worst restaurants derailed as everyone just shits on applebee's 

if there is one thing you can say about reddit, it’s that its structure leads to riffing. remember when one man’s harrowing story of fucking a coconut gave way to a chapbook’s worth of coconut-fucking fan fiction? truth is truly a fluid thing in the digital world; threads are often hijacked by those conjuring…

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