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Giant inflatable ball gets loose, terrorizes Toledo

Kurt Perschke is an artist who developed the RedBall project-- a traveling art exhibit that places a giant red ball into unusual places throughout metropolitan areas. Usually this happens without incident, but  the latest exhibition in Ohio went a bit south. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shwjITmIXWA Many of the project's exhibitions feature the red ball wedged into a space somewhere in a city, where people can come and interact with the huge 250-pound inflatable ball. Heavy winds from a thunderstorm...

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We almost had Jurassic Park: The Animated Series

Jurassic Park fans the world over are about to get really excited—and immediately afterward, really bummed out. According to Mashable, Universal began developing an animated spinoff of the show after its huge success in the early 1990s, hiring William Stout to develop concepts and artwork that were recently published for the first time at the blog From Director Steven Spielberg. Stout first mentioned the animated series that never saw the light of day in a blog...

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Banksy announces ‘Dismaland bemusement park’ in the UK

Banksy is a mysterious street artist known for bringing street art into the public eye. He's one of the few street artists to find international fame, with work featured in many high-profile art galleries around the world. His latest project is called "Dismaland", a temporary "bemusement park" opening this weekend in the UK. The site will feature 18 attractions, as detailed on the park's website. Featured are Gothic sculptures in a big-top circus tent, a...

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Disney announces two Star Wars-themed park expansions

Disney acquired the license to the Star Wars franchise back in 2012, and it was met with some doubt from long-time fans of the series. Today however, Disney is capitalizing on their ownership by announcing two Star Wars themed expansions to their parks in Florida and California. Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, announced the new attractions at the 2015 D23 expo, the official annual Disney Fan event. The additions will be on 14 acres of land at two different locations-- Disneyland...

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‘The Flock’ is a video game with a limited lifespan

Zombie or monster-themed video games are all the rage right now with big titles like Dying Light on the market and Dead Island 2 on the horizon. The Flock is an asymmetrical multiplayer with an interesting twist—the game includes a built-in shut down timer. Players will control a member of “the flock”, a race of sub-human creatures that rose up after an apocalypse.  The flock will be battling over an in-game item called the “light...

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Unreleased Tolkien manuscript on the horizon: The Story of Kullervo

Harper Lee, Dr. Seuss, and now J.R.R. Tolkien; this year seems to be great one for literature lovers. Tolkien’s estate will release a 100-year-old manuscript called The Story of Kullervo and it will be available for public consumption. According to PBS, The story will be about “an orphan cursed with supernatural powers” as he is sold into slavery and swears to get revenge on an evil sorcerer who killed his father.  The tale is based...

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‘Westworld’ will be an HBO series based on artificial consciousness, and it looks amazing

Content from HBO is extremely high quality these days. Huge budgets and high production values lead to some incredible entertainment. Inspired from the Michael Crichton film of the same name, Westworld will be a new one-hour drama series about a group of artificial consciousnesses existing in a wild west type setting. Details are sparse, but a new sci-fi series from HBO sounds like just what we need. The trailer doesn't give away much, but it looks extremely...

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The 10 best one-hit-wonder musical acts

Though one-hit wonders are becoming less and less common as the years go on for a variety of reasons, there are still a lot of them. Many bands or artists are relatively unknown until they release a single that becomes a massive mainstream hit—but some fail to capitalize on their momentum and disappear from the public eye almost as soon as they break into it. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. “One-hit wonder”...

This Oct. 16, 2012 photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. Rowling, the popular author of the "Harry Potter" series, spoke for just over an hour before a capacity crowd in her sole U.S. public appearance to promote her first novel for grownups.  (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

J.K. Rowling announces Harry Potter theater production

J.K. Rowling has announced a new theatrical production that will continue to tell the story of the world’s most beloved boy wizard, Harry Potter. According to CNN, J.K. Rowling and fellow writer Jack Thorne are working with director John Tiffany to bring us “Harry potter and the Cursed Child”. According to the Verge, Rowling explained that this play is not a prequel. She further went to explain the theater was “the only proper medium for...

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The Jurassic Park theme slowed down 1000 times is trippy and beautiful

Jurassic World has been a homerun slam in the box office ever since it released in theaters this month. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie has made over $278 million at the box office as of June 17th. It's on track to dethrone current box office leader, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is currently sitting at $446 million dollars. 2015 is a big year for blockbuster films, and viewers are reaping in the benefits. Sequels...