Preorder the PlayStation Classic, Before It Inevitably Sells Out

Seemingly out of nowhere, the PlayStation Classic now a thing that exists, and it’s coming out on December 3. It’s a pretty sure bet to sell out, so if you want one on release day, you can preorder it now for $100. It comes with two controllers and 20 preinstalled games (though the full list hasn’t yet been…

The Star Wars Galaxy Can't Stop Murdering Rogue One Characters

Beneath the murky patina of its war movie aesthetic, Rogue One is ultimately a film about the power of hope, an idealistic legacy that Star Wars has long championed. But it also feels like its immediate legacy more relates to the fact that the movie managed to kill off its primary cast, because Star Wars media can’t…

Louisiana Pipeline Protesters Charged With Felonies Thanks to Harsh New Laws

In the wake of the 2016 protests at Standing Rock, many states, including Oklahoma, Iowa, and Pennsylvania, made moves to prevent similar demonstrations against pipelines on their own land. As the final leg of the Dakota Access Pipeline nears completion in Louisiana, the effects of this industry backlash are becoming…

Data Confirms That Handbrakes Are Dying, Slowly and Painfully

Handbrakes used to have a real function outside of sick bootlegger’s turns, back decades ago when car brakes weren’t terribly reliable and you did need a last-resort emergency brake. But federal regulations improving car brakes have made that function a relic of the past, so it’s no surprise that, increasingly,…

LeBron James Assembles His Tune Squad for Space Jam 2, Including Black Panther's Ryan Coogler

Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam. LeBron James has his starting lineup for the Space Jam sequel, with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler serving as producer and Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness) coming on board to direct. Oh right, here’s a reminder that Space Jam is getting a sequel.

Naughty or Nice? Jedi Or Sith? You Should Buy LEGO's Star Wars Advent Calendar Regardless.

LEGO’s Star Wars advent calendar only just went on sale for 2018, but Walmart’s already taking $5 off its $40 price tag. As always, it features 24 tiny Star Wars-themed LEGO gifts, including brand new ones for 2018 like a snowman in a Rebellion helmet, a Rose minifig, and tons of miniaturized spaceships and speeders.

Trump's Methane Rule Rollback Will Make More People Sick

On Tuesday, the Trump administration took the long-anticipated step of reversing an Obama-era rule that would’ve helped prevent leaking, venting, and flaring of methane from oil and gas operations. The rollback doesn’t just kill the final piece of Obama’s climate legacy—it could mean more air pollution entering…