Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell Get Handsy With Each Other

Generally when we do Google Autocomplete interviews, there’s just one person responding to the things people ask the search engine about them. But for the latest installment, we got a twofer: Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell, stars of The Boss. The pair gamely answered lots of questions about themselves, but …

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Sci-fi Sunday: the creeping fascism of American literature

Every few years, a public figure proposes repression and violence in the name of patriotism, and we go back to the dystopian novel It Can’t Happen Here. Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 book is currently being read in the context of Donald Trump’s presidential run, built on bare-faced xenophobia and an unsettling …

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Siri can now answer more of your baseball questions

Opening Day is here, and baseball fans are getting some welcome Siri upgrades for the new season. Siri now has some more baseball smarts: it can answer questions about more detailed statistics, according to Apple, including historical stats going back to the beginning of baseball records. You can also get …

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The Verge Review of Animals: the coywolf

This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight. Okay, I’m probably about to piss off a bunch of scientists by using …

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