Happy New Year! For those of you that are new around here, on Fridays we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from a first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s Doctor Strange to a look back at last year via striking and memorable pictures, so get ready because this is Link25 (172) – The Happy New Year Edition.
2015: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics
Take a look at this year’s key events (Click on the title to read the full article).
George Lucas Quips He Sold 'Star Wars' to "White Slavers," Criticizes "Retro" Tone of New Film
Star Wars creator George Lucas took a slight shot at The Walt Disney Company during a recent interview with Charlie Rose.
Lucas sold his space adventure franchise to Disney for $4 billion in 2012. The latest title released under the Disney moniker has already grossed more than $1 billion.
While talking to Rose about how much he loved the films he created and four of which he directed — even calling them his “kids” — Lucas said (click the title to read the full article).
First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Marvel's Doctor Strange
One of 2016’s most interesting blockbusters is Marvel’s Doctor Strange, the film in Marvel’s Phase 3 that hopes to extend the universe, introducing the mystical element from Marvel comics.
Academy Award Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) stars as Stephen Strange, a physician who’s career is ruined after a tragic accident. When traveling to Nepal, a (Click the title to read the full article).
Obama to announce new executive action on guns
(CNN)President Barack Obama is expected to announce in the coming days a new executive action with the goal of expanding background checks on gun sales, people familiar with White House planning said.
Described as “imminent,” the set of executive actions would fulfill a promise by the President to (Click the title to read the full article).
Quentin Tarantino Facing $100 Million Lawsuit For Copyright Infringement Over 'Django Unchained'
Independent Star Trek filmmakers aren’t the only ones being sued for copyright infringement these days. After accusations of misogyny for his latest flick The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino is now facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit over 2012’s Django Unchained.
Writers Oscar Colvin Jr. and Torrance J. Colvin are suing the Inglorious Basterds director along with The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures for allegedly stealing the concept from (Click the title to read the full article)
Apple faces class action lawsuit from iPhone 4s owners with iOS 9 issues
“Planned obsolescence” is a tired old phrase and a favorite of Apple critics when talking about how the company likes to get people to upgrade to shinier iPhones. The supposed menacing aspect of having Apple actively pull users up to newer devices or push down older device owners’ experiences is what’s (Click the title to read the full article)
Final Fantasy IX is coming to PC and mobile
Final Fantasy IX, one of the most memorable role-playing classics of the early 2000s, is coming to PC and mobile devices in 2016, developer Square Enix announced today in Japan. It’s unclear when exactly the game will be out next year, or how long North America and Europe fans will have to wait following an initial Japan release. Square does specify that the game is (Click the title to read the full article)
Everything Wrong With The Lion King In 13 Minutes Or Less
The Other Side Of Adele's "Hello"
Adorable Baby's First Bacon
Fire Breaks Out in Dubai Skyscraper Near the Burj Khalifa
DUBAI — A luxury hotel in downtown Dubai was engulfed by an inferno Thursday night as hundreds of thousands of New Year’s Eve revelers gathered in the United Arab Emirates’ biggest city — but it did not derail the annual fireworks extravaganza.
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the city were painted by a colorful pyrotechnical display while firefighters battled the (Click the title to read the full article).
Police: ‘Glee’ Actor Mark Salling Had “Images And Video” Of Child Porn – Update
The LAPD offered some details today about the arrest of former Glee actor Salling on child pornography charges. It said special agents from the Department of Homeland Security worked the investigation along with the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit. Police say (Click title to read the full article).
Windows 10 is after you
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How the most expensive structure in the world was built
The International Space Station is a masterpiece of engineering and human ingenuity. But this $100bn project has been beset by politics, compromise and tragedy. Richard Hollingham, who (Click the title to read the full article)
Flat Packing Versus Rolling: Which Actually Saves More Space?
Flat packing versus rolling: It’s one of the great debates (at least here in our office), right up there with coffee vs. tea, Yankees vs. Mets, and Star Wars versus who cares?* We’re a diverse group, with fans of both approaches. The flat packers, who (click on the title to read the full article)
The Year’s 11 Biggest Hacks, From Ashley Madison to OPM
EVERY YEAR HACK attacks seem to get worse—whether in their sophistication, breadth, or sheer brazenness. This year was no different. Big hacks hit a range of high-profile targets, from the web’s leading adultery website to the federal Office of Personal (click on the title to read the full article).
"I need to poo" - One thing you don't want to hear during your wedding ceremony.
Cat Can't Handle Flower
UFC Hat Thieves
600 ft Insane rope
The Power Rangers Cast Has Changed So Much Now!
Man, I loved the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers so much! That theme tune sent my little brother and me into a frenzy on the regular…
Obviously there were awesome villains – Rita Repulsa at her most evil could probably take down Maleficent – and kick-ass Zords (Click the title to read the full article)
How it feels when white people shame your culture’s food — then make it trendy
When I’m craving comfort food, I’ll take my father’s ngau lam over mac and cheese any day. Although it takes the better part of a day to prepare, his Cantonese braised brisket stew always soothes my stomach and my soul.
I love the cooking process almost more than the flavor. My father cuts a square of cheesecloth and adds cinnamon, star anise, cloves, peppercorn, ginger, orange peel and a sweet root with (click the title to read the full article).