Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Captain Marvel’s 2 post-credits scenes, explained

Captain Marvel has two end credits scenes: a mid-credits scene that directly ties in to next month’s Avengers: Endgame, and a post-credits scene that’s a little less gasp-worthy and a little more joking, but still connects to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Over the past several years, mid- and post-credits scenes have become a Marvel tradition, something that fans look forward to every time the studio puts out a new release. In fact, the arrival of Carol Danvers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was teased in a post-credits scene: Nearly a year before Captain Marvel’s release, in...

The frenzy over Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s solicitation charges, explained

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in connection with a Florida spa with potential ties to human trafficking. The Patriots are one of the most hated teams in American sports, fresh off another Super Bowl win, and Kraft has a long friendship with President Donald Trump, making this a major news story for sports fans and political junkies alike. Kraft is among some two dozen individuals being charged by police in Jupiter, Florida. Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter is part of a months-long investigation into spas and paid sex...

John Hickenlooper: How come we’re not asking women whether they’re willing...

John Hickenlooper, a former Colorado governor and one of several men running for the Democratic presidential nomination, tried to flip a question that’s been posed to a handful of male candidates — to limited success. Hickenlooper, during a CNN town hall on Wednesday, was asked whether he would commit to considering a woman as his vice presidential running mate, something that Sen. Cory Booker and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke have signaled that they plan to do. “Of course, but ... I’ll ask you another question,” he said, in response to CNN anchor Dana Bash. “How come we’re not asking,...

Michael Cohen’s explosive opening statement: Accusations about Trump, Roger Stone, and...

Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement for his testimony before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday is out — and wow, is it a doozy. The New York Times obtained Cohen’s statement, and posted it online early Wednesday morning. Perhaps Cohen’s most explosive claim is that he heard Roger Stone tell Trump about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s plans to release hacked emails during the presidential campaign — the most direct allegation yet that Trump was in the loop about WikiLeaks’s plans. Special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating this issue, and has attributed the theft of these emails to Russian intelligence officers. Cohen...

Vox Sentences: You Brexit, you bought it

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Theresa May’s Brexit deal is struck down in Parliament; Algeria’s president won’t seek a fifth term. UK Parliament rejects May’s Brexit deal Thomas Niedermuelle/Getty Images The UK Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday as the March 29 leave deadline nears. May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...

Why tech companies failed to keep the New Zealand shooter’s extremism...

The hate-filled terror rampage at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was meticulously designed to maximize the number of witnesses around the globe, highlighting the difficulty in putting a lid on extremist hate that spreads online. The suspected gunman did everything he could to make his shooting spree go viral. He live-streamed the attack on social media, wearing a body camera to simulate a video game. He shared a rambling 74-page manifesto espousing white supremacy that was full of memes and easter eggs meant to invite attention from all corners of the internet and admiration from other extremists who live...

Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2020 presidential campaign

The New York lawmaker is running on a strong message that women are the future of the Democratic Party. Contributors: Vox Staff Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images On January 15, 2019, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced an exploratory committee for a run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, becoming the second senator to make her interest in the 2020 race official. The New York lawmaker is running on a strong message that women are...

Captain Marvel’s Carol Corps: How a sisterhood of fans made Carol...

The first time I realized that Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel traveled with an entourage was in 2013. Toward the tail end of New York Comic Con, tucked deep into the heart of the Javits Center, was the standing-room only “Women of Marvel” panel. Attending the panel were Captain Marvels of every size, shape, color, and gender. Many were dressed in her various uniforms, dating back to the character’s introduction in 1968. Some had her now-signature mohawk. Others donned her traditional black mask or her newer space commander helmet. The one thing that unified them all was their love...

The World Wide Web — not the internet — turns 30...

Is that a dial-up modem ringing in your ears, or are you just looking at today’s Google Doodle? It might be both, because March 12 marks a special moment in the history of the internet — the birthday of the World Wide Web. The series of tubes we know and love as the web is now a sprightly 30 years old. The www you see in your browser’s address bar when you access a URL, a.k.a. the web, a.k.a. what helps keep you tethered to your screens, is barely a millennial; indeed, the web is 18 years younger than email,...

Captain Marvel’s 2 end-credits scenes, explained

Captain Marvel was officially released in theaters today, March 8, 2019. There are spoilers here regarding the movie and the movie’s post-credits scenes. In addition to the post-credits scenes the movie contains a cameo by the late Stan Lee, and a special bumper/intro honoring Lee. Captain Marvel has two end credits scenes: a mid-credits scene that directly ties in to next month’s Avengers: Endgame, and a post-credits scene that’s a little less gasp-worthy and a little more joking, but still connects to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Over the past several years, mid- and post-credits scenes have...