The Snyder Cut trailer shows off unseen Justice League footage and Darkseid

On Saturday, director Zack Snyder released a trailer for his infamous Snyder Cut of Justice League at DC Fandome, a virtual convention of sorts for all things DC Comics and Entertainment.

The film’s four-hour runtime will be broken up into four hourlong parts, Snyder said during a livestream from the Fandome event. The trailer reconfirmed that the Snyder Cut will debut exclusively on HBO Max sometime in 2021.

The trailer uses Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” atop a montage of a number of scenes not seen in the original Justice League. The biggest of all was the first full appearance of …

Melania Trump’s changes to the White House Rose Garden, explained

Melania Trump unveiled her overhaul of the White House Rose Garden Saturday, a month-long project that included digging up trees, replacing vibrant floral beds with white and pastel roses and laying down paved walkways.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the decisions still sowed confusion online about how the “after” photos showed an improvement from the “before.”

Trump’s revamp was designed, in part, to “fulfill the dynamic needs of the modern presidency,” including making the space more amenable to TV cameras and other tech needs of the press corp. Donald Trump has been holding press …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the future of the left

This week’s Democratic National Convention roused more fuzzy feelings than a Hallmark movie.

From the heartwarming story of a teenager learning to manage his stutter to the endearing testament of Joe Biden finding love after losing his first wife and daughter in a car crash, the Democratic Party’s narrative arc inspired millions yearning for a return to American character and civility.

Yet for many progressives, the week was also laced with angst.

A number of Republicans received invitations to speak, while progressive star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was only given a minute to speak. A story reported in the Hill suggested …

Trump calls for law enforcement at the polls, prompting cries of voter intimidation

President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to dispatch law enforcement officials to polling places in November to guard against voter fraud, even though it’s unclear whether he can legally do so.

Voting rights advocates have raised concerns that even if Trump’s idea doesn’t come to fruition, it could discourage some voters from heading to the polls. It’s the latest in a series of statements indicating Trump’s interest in influencing how people vote in the November presidential election.

“We’re going to have everything,” the president told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We’re going to have sheriffs, and we’re going to have …

Watch: In Wonder Woman 1984’s new trailer, Diana and Cheetah go head-to-head

The newest trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 has arrived, bringing us new action sequences, a romantic reunion, and an extended look at the movie’s new villain.

In it, Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince returns to us in the 1980s — 70 or so years since Wonder Woman’s adventures in her first film, and everything is glitzy, golden, and perfect. But there’s an undercurrent of doom — Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) is seen and heard saying he can make everyone’s dreams come true, and for Diana that seems to mean a reunion with the love of her life, Steve Trevor.

But that …

The UK used a formula to predict students’ scores for canceled exams. Guess who did well.

Every spring, British students take their A-level exams, which are used to determine admission into college.

But this year was different. With the Covid-19 pandemic still raging, spring’s A-levels were canceled. Instead, the government took an unorthodox — and controversial — approach to assessing admissions without those exam scores: It tried to use a mathematical rule to predict how the students would have done on their exams and then use those estimates as a stand-in for actual scores.

The approach the government took was fairly simple. It wanted to guess how well a student would have done if they …