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The Boys is a recently released TV series on Amazon Prime starring Karl Urban, Antony Starr, and Jack Quaid, and based on the comic book written by Garth Ennis, whose infamous Preacher comic book has already been adapted into a TV series for AMC. The show follows a group of mercenary misfits who commit to a largely unsanctioned investigation of a group of corporate-backed superheroes. Like Preacher before it, both in comic form and as a TV series, the tenor of the material is vulgar, crass, and sometimes outright juvenile to an unfortunate degree. Much like how the TV series for Preacher was modulated in a way to elevate the pathos of the source material to the narrative through line, The Boys has almost completely eschewed the original comic book material in favor of rise-and-fall fates and vengeful subterfuge. …

A picture of the rumored forthcoming video game from the makers of Dark Souls and Bloodborne is beginning to form as we get closer to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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The biggest hook on the rumors of FromSoftware’s new game has been the speculation that A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin had been involved in the making of, and specifically the writing of, said forthcoming game. The speculation, previously thought to be a ludicrous long shot, has been confirmed, or at least hinted at, by Martin himself on his personal blog. …

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There continues to be resistance to the idea that Stephen Curry’s “gravity,” a term for how Curry affects opposing NBA defenses by drawing more defenders to him, proves that he is one of the most dominant NBA players of the past decade.

For fans of the Warriors and the analytics-minded fans of the NBA, Curry’s “gravity” effect on the game makes his case for one of the most dominant players in the NBA an airtight one. His effect is consistent whether Curry scores 40 points on 10 made three-point field goals or scores 15 points on a poor shooting percentage.

However, those who argue against Curry’s dominance, as well as more committed detractors of Curry’s impact, have called out the “gravity” effect as a way to explain away Curry’s lack of standalone impact and his sometimes superfluous presence on the court. …

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Democratic candidates hoping to win party nomination for the 2020 presidential election are understandably positioning themselves in opposition to the policies of the current administration. However, when it comes to perhaps one of the most important issues of the next presidential term — the housing market — the candidates will need to think carefully about opposing the policies that predate Trump’s administration, which is to say the policies and programs created by the Obama administration.

Housing has typically been the focus of lower- and middle-class targeted policies. With younger, millennial generations falling increasingly into the lower class, housing has now been wrapped up in other buzzy issues for young voters. This has fed into arguments over which Democratic nominee is the preferred candidate to win the primary, as candidates have won popularity with leftist economic proposals. …

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