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Ant-Man Breaks Up Marvel’s Monotony

With all the Batmans, Spider-Mans and Avengers out there, the obscure Ant-Man story looked to be set up for failure. But Marvel shook things up and eschewed their tried-and-true superhero movie formula to make a movie that stands out against the rest.

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Briefings: Meeting Family, Caveman Beef, Pint Math, Butchers and WWII Photos

Short and sweet. No, we’re not talking about your first girlfriend or how you like your shopping trips. Our pinnacle of pertness is far, far more important (just like every Briefings). Our theme: more content, less time spent. Reading, that is. History. Dating. Beef. More beef. Sudsy math. Our finds keep it quick, because goddammit,...

Briefings: Pasta, Vampires, Beer Machines, Mosquitos, and Euro 2012

Our attention this week was on things practical rather than academic: eating carbs, drinking beer, watching sports, and protecting ourselves from vampires with Victorian-era slaying kits. Remember: practical. It’s a big and complicated world. We’re at tips [at] if you think there’s something we should know about.