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3 Kings On The New York Times Top 10 List

Congratulations to the King family. Stephen and Owen’s new novel Sleeping Beauties just hit # 4 on the New York Times Hardcover Best Seller List.

Stephen King’s other son, Joe Hill also made the list. His newest collection, Strange Weather is at # 9.

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Amazon Announces 2017 Top 100 Holiday Toys

Amazon has revealed its list of the 100 most popular playthings set to take 2017’s holiday season by storm, with a continued focused on STEM items, pet-themed toys and blockbuster movie licenses.

All products will be available through the online retailer’s website and by using Alexa-enabled devices.

The top 25 holiday toys and games include:

– FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger
– LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 (847 Piece)
– Fingerlings Glitter with Blanket – Interactive Baby Monkey Rose – Amazon Exclusive
– Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Vehicle
– Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant
– Soggy Doggy Board Game
– Disney Princess Dance Code Belle – Amazon Exclusive
– Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds
– Nerf Nitro FlashFury Chaos
– Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Playset
– FurReal Makers Proto Max – Amazon Exclusive
– LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty 70618 (2295 Piece)
– Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset
– DropMix Music Gaming System
– Cozmo
– Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby (Brunette)
– Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle Toy – Amazon Exclusive
– Tegu Travel Pals Building-and-Stacking-Toys (6 Piece)
– Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Kit
– Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
– Just Play PJ Masks Headquarters Playset
– Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game
– Osmo Genius Kit
– Automoblox Mini SC1 Chaos & HR5 Scorch, 4.5″ x 1.75″
– Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

Check out the full list HERE.

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TIME Reveals The 2017 TIME 100

TIME reveals the 2017 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features five worldwide covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: John Legend, Viola Davis, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, and Riz Ahmed.

See the 2017 TIME 100 full list, tributes, videos and photos: http://time.com/collection/2017-time-100/

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The 25 Best Inventions of 2016

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Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. In the past, they’ve featured everything from the real-life hoverboard to the desktop DNA lab.

Here’s which ones made this year’s list.

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The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

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The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers — or at least make you check the locks twice.

Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see.

One caveat: the list is limited to one book per author, so Stephen King fans will have to expand their horizons a little bit. Check out 50 books that will keep you up all night after the jump, and add any other scary favorites to the list in the comments.

See the list HERE.

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50 Most Powerful Superheroes Ever: Entertainment Weekly Ranks The Top 10

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We are living in the age of superheroes. Caped crusaders have smashed the confines of their comic-book cages and now dominate almost every corner of global pop culture. But who among them truly rules?

To create this ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Super­heroes, Entertainment Weekly devised a 100-point system that rated each character in nine categories: Cultural Impact, Bankability, Design, Modern Relevance, Mythology, Nemeses, Originality, Personality, and Powers. We gave each category a maximum score of 10 points, with one exception: Cultural Impact.

The power of a superhero is defined most by this quality, so EW measured it on a 20-point scale to weigh the final list in favor of characters who have the deepest cultural footprints.

EW’s hardcore superhero experts assembled and individually scored 155 characters in each category. Those composite category scores were then added together to create an overall power total for each character. This determined the final 50 and each character’s position on the list.

The result is the most precise and comprehensive superhero ranking ever created. To see the full rundown, pick up EW’s special double-issue on Friday. See the top 10 Superheroes as ranked by Entertainment Weekly HERE.

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The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

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There’s never been a creative boom for TV like the one we are living through right now. Ever since The Sopranos changed the game at the turn of the century, we’ve been in a gold rush that gives no signs of slowing down. What better moment to look back and celebrate the greatest shows in the history of the art form?

So Rolling Stone Magazine undertook a major poll – actors, writers, producers, critics, showrunners. Legends like Carl Reiner and Garry Marshall, who sent us his ballot shortly before his death this summer. All shows from all eras were eligible; anybody could vote for whatever they felt passionate about, from the black-and-white rabbit-ears years to the binge-watching peak-TV era. The ratings didn’t matter – only quality. The voters have spoken – and, damn, did they have some fierce opinions. On this list you’ll find vintage classics and new favorites, ambitious psychodramas and stoner comedies, underrated cult gems ripe for rediscovery, cops and cartoons and vampire slayers. You’ll find the groundbreaking creations of yesteryear as well as today’s innovators. (There was nothing like Transparent or Orange Is the New Black or Game of Thrones a few years ago, but who could imagine this list without them?) The list is guaranteed to start plenty of loud arguments – but the beauty of TV is how it keeps giving us so much to argue about.

Check out the list HERE.

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The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

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Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good.

It’s those devices we’re recognizing in this list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time.

Some of these, like Sony’s Walkman, were the first of their kind. Others, such as the iPod, propelled an existing idea into the mainstream. Some were unsuccessful commercially, but influential nonetheless. And a few represent exciting but unproven new concepts (looking at you Oculus Rift).

Rather than rank technologies—writing, electricity, and so on—we chose to rank gadgets, the devices by with consumers let the future creep into their present.

The list—which is ordered by influence—was assembled and deliberated on at (extreme) length by TIME’s technology and business editors, writers and reporters. Read the list HERE.

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TIME 100 – The 100 Most Influential People In The World, The 2016 List

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TIME reveals the 2016 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features six worldwide covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christine Lagarde and Priyanka Chopra.

The TIME 100 features often-surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The thirteenth annual list includes: Jennifer Lawrence on Adele, Bill and Melinda Gates on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, John Kerry on Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Bloomberg on Eli Broad, Lena Dunham on Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Diane von Furstenberg on Karlie Kloss, Misty Copeland on Stephen Curry, J.J. Abrams on Lin-Manuel Miranda, Scott Kelly  on Lester Holt, Samantha Power on Angela Merkel, Bob Iger on Tim Cook, Lorne Michaels on Justin Trudeau, Ta-Nehisi Coates on Ryan Coogler, Rita Moreno on Gina Rodriguez, President Barack Obama on Aung San Suu Kyi,  Joe Biden on Pope Francis, Ridley Scott on Palmer Luckey, Alfonso Cuarón on Gael García Bernal, Bono on John Kerry, Janet Yellen on Christine Lagarde, Tina Fey  on Ronda Rousey, Mitt Romney on Paul Ryan, Donatella Versace on  Riccardo Tisci, Elton John on Darren Walker and many more.

The list features four U.S. presidential candidates, including Amy Klobuchar on Hillary Clinton, Renee Ellmers on Donald Trump, Robert Reich on Bernie Sanders and Scott Walker on Ted Cruz. Other U.S. political figures include, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, John Kerry and  Reince Priebus.

Other writers include Alfonso Cuarón, John McCain, Mario Andretti, Lee Daniels, Robert Redford, Lil Wayne, David Simon, Stephen Hawking, Rachel Maddow, Anthony Bourdain, Tony Romo, Eve Ensler, Donatella Versace, Melissa Etheridge, Ai Weiwei, Lindsey Graham and more.

Barack Obama is on the list for the 11th time, more than any other person on the list. Other repeats include: Hillary Clinton (10), Angela Merkel (8), Xi Jinping (7), Kim Jong Un (6), Aung San Suu Kyi (5), Vladimir Putin (5), Pope Francis (4), Christine Lagarde (4), Mark Zuckerberg (3), Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3), Paul Ryan (2), Adele (2), Leonardo DiCaprio (2) and Alan Stern (2).

This year’s list features 40 women, including, Christine Lagarde,Hillary Clinton, Priscilla Chan, Priyanka Chopra, Angela Merkel, Kathleen Kennedy, Caitlyn Jenner, Gen. Lori Robinson, Charlize Theron, Taraji P. Henson, Melissa McCarthy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Elena Ferrante, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Gina Rodriguez, Nicki Minaj, Marilynne Robinson and more.

Olympic gold-medal swimmer Katie Ledecky, 19, is the youngest person on the list. The oldest person on the list is the artist Yayoi Kusama, who is 87.

See the 2016 TIME 100 full list, tributes, videos and photos HERE.

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A Road Trip To The 25 Best Barbecue Spots In America

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While plenty of people have documented their journeys to all the Major League stadiums, theme parks, national parks and monuments, across this great land, Men’s Journal can think of no better adventure to take with your friends and family than finding the best, most unique, and authentically American barbecue eateries in the country.

These are the places that serve the best brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, all in their own different, and largely regional styles. From New York to the midwest, the dirty south, Texas, and all the way to the west coast, whether they use lots of sauce or dry rub, the one thing all of these joints have in common is that they’re all places meat lovers should make the trip to visit.

Check out the porkalicious list HERE.

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