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When Your Job Is to Moderate the Internet’s Nastiest Trolls



Alex Chrum can easily recite the most common sexist, racist and homophobic slurs. She’s privy to some of the most hateful language you’ve ever heard. And for about a year, she read it over and over again, every single day

Chrum, 25, became fluent in such viciousness thanks to her job moderating online commentary and trolling. As a content specialist for Debate.org, a site that invites users to discuss controversial topics, Chrum had to wade into the dark, sometimes poisonous muck of Internet…

11 Fall Film Suggestions Based on Your Tumblr Fandom



Fall film guides are popping up everywhere, but they sometimes lack the specifics to guide you to your ideal Oscar-bait movie

Are you in it for the issues, the eye candy, or the eye candy who is deeply invested in the issues? Like most big decisions involving entertainment or the exact cutestness level of a certain cat, it’s best to look through the eyes of Tumblr.

Depending on your sub-culture of choice, we’ve got a few movie recommendations for…

Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ Has Humor and Heart, But There Be Thorns



TORONTO — The things that are precisely right with Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s first foray into filmmaking, are also the things that make it, ultimately, not an especially entertaining film.

To be fair, Stewart did not take last summer off from hosting The Daily Show to give us a good time at the movies — one hopes he might someday, as it’s clear that he possesses talent as a feature film director and is, you know, pretty funny — but rather to shed some light into a dark corner of the world,…

First Impressions: Motorola Moto 360 is More than Just a Pretty Watch Face



Moto 360, the most eagerly anticipated Android Wear Device, finally has a price and a delivery date. Motorola revealed all the details on Thursday in Chicago, setting the list price at $249 and putting it on sale Friday at select retailers including Best Buy. And they finally handed out some working models.

With a 1.56-inch round display, the Moto 360 cuts a distinctive figure among smart watches, many of which are square or…

12 Boozy Baked Goods to Spike Your Buns



Alcohol and baked goods: two great things that taste even better together.

If you need a bit of kick in your cake, try these booze-filled sweets. Ranging from sweet and alcoholic cherry tartlets to the dark decadence of a irish cream brownie, these baked goods recipes are a true two-for-one.

Be careful not to over indulge on them, you may find yourself with a bit of a sugar-crash buzz. Read more…

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VMAs: Complete Winners List From the MTV Video Music Awards



INGLEWOOD, California — The MTV Video Music Awards were underway Sunday at the Forum, with 16 moon-man trophies to be given out before the night was over.

Winners are below in bold.

SEE ALSO: The MTV VMAs Kick Off With a ‘Bang’ – And Every Other Big Song

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Spooky Premiere Date Set



FX is going to get a little freakier in October.

The network announced Wednesday the next installment of the American Horror Story franchise, subtitled Freak Show, will premiere Oct. 8 at 10 p.m.

Set in Florida in 1952, the fourth installment of the franchise, from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, will tell the story of a traveling freak show who arrives in town at the same time a “dark entity that savagely…

Why the Islamic State Is Scarier Than al-Qaeda in Iraq



When militants from the Islamic State made their first incursion into Iraq in January, quickly capturing the western city of Fallujah, the images of triumphant radicals parading around the city under black banners left many with a sinking feeling.

Within days, the militants (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) were staging public executions and ordering people to submit to strict Islamic codes of behavior. In the months since, the brutality of the Islamic State has brought back dark memories of…

Weird Facial Disguise Can Fool Algorithms, But Not Your Friends



The NSA made me slather my face in make-up.

Or, it didn’t make me, exactly. But last spring, I found myself wandering around D.C., wearing dazzle camouflage for the first time. It was a sunny Saturday, the capital swamp neither frigid nor muggy-oppressive — perfect for walking. It took me 45 minutes to get all the makeup on, to get the pencil right and the hair dangled just so.

I spent the day hanging out with some friends around Adams Morgan, a neighborhood seemingly developed by former…

Paramount Brings ‘Turtles,’ Christopher Nolan and ‘Interstellar’ to Comic-Con



SAN DIEGO — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Rock, Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Nolan … Paramount Pictures wasn’t going to just sit quietly and let the superheroes walk all over it at Comic-Con.

The studio stepped up in San Diego with the first major studio summer film to present in Hall H, putting together a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel that included stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett — and the guys who created the first sketches that would become the heroes in half-shells.