Beloved British actor Peter Sallis, best known internationally as the bumbling, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in Aardman’s whimsical claymation series Wallace & Gromit, has passed away at the age of 96.
Sir Roger Moore, the third actor to take on the legendary mantle of James Bond, has died of cancer at the age of 89.
Inevitably, in the torrent of obituaries to come, someone will recite a list of Roger Ailes’s personal failings, repugnant views, and malignant actions, but then be sure to credit him with having been a brilliant provocateur or a visionary broadcaster or some shit. “For better or worse,” they will preface it.…
According to his publicist, actor Powers Boothe died in his sleep last night in his Los Angeles home due to natural causes at the age of 68.
MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program.
The man who first pitched the idea of G.I.Joe to Hasbro passed away earlier this month at the age of 84, according to a statement from his family
On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernize the board game.
In December, we learned that xoJane’s legendary founder, Jane Pratt, was leaving the company and that the famously controversial personal essay hub would fold into InStyle, signaling the end times for the overly confessional hate-read. (Hearst’s The Mix, more or less cut from the same cloth as xoJane, quietly died…
Former astronaut Gene Cernan has died at the age of 82. He holds the distinction of being the most recent man to walk on the Moon and his legacy as one of humanity’s greatest explorers will live on.
Canadian actor and comedian Tony Rosato, who provided the voice for Luigi in the animated series The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, has died at the age of 62 of a suspected heart attack, the Toronto Sun reports.
The Pioneer Cabin Tree, a giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park that was tunneled through in the 1880s, has fallen due to severe winter weather. It was believed to be hundreds of years old.
Another day, another top executive leaves Twitter.
Peter Vaughan, known to many for his role as Maester Aemon in the first five seasons of Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 93.
For nearly a decade, the best thing on YouTube has been Cooking With Dog. Its conceit was strange and delightful. Chef (a middle-aged Japanese woman whose name is never revealed) cooked beautiful, intricate food, while her trusty dog sidekick Francis sat on the counter, “narrating” the recipes in English.
Anyone who’s ever owned a Mac probably remembers the first time they booted it up and heard that sound. It announced that you were about to begin a relationship with your computer that would probably last for many years. With the new MacBook Pro, Apple is replacing the iconic chime with cold, unforgiving silence.
I am inconsolable. My body is wrapped around the base of the toilet in my office’s handicapped bathroom stall heaving and shaking. What do you do when you’ve lost your best friend?