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Take a tour of The Colbert Report studio before it’s demolished tonight

Tonight is the final night for Stephen Colbert’s political satire The Colbert Report. Fortunately, his iconic New York City studio has been preserved with the help of Google’s Street View tech for businesses, aka, Business View. So why not take a tour before it’s torn down? Even if you never had a chance to attend in person you can still marvel at the cheapness of the chairs provided to the audience. Stroll right on up to the tchotchkes and books on Cobert’s shelves including, of course, a copy of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Get lost inside his infinite portrait above the mantle and squint at the two bottles of “Fred” tucked off-stage behind the shrouded cameras. Is it whiskey? Is it the hot dog flavored water of Fred Durst? It’s whatever…

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Protesters took over Apple’s iconic New York store tonight to send a message about Eric Garner

New Yorkers and people across the United States have united for the third day in a row in dramatic protests following the failure of state prosecutors and a grand jury to charge a police officer for killing Eric Garner: an unarmed man suspected of selling loose cigarettes. People across the political spectrum have expressed confusion, disbelief, and sadness over the injustice, and many are asking how a police officer who was caught on camera choking a man to death in broad daylight could be let completely off the hook without a trial. Garner’s case is the latest in a long string of horrifying deaths at the hands of police.

Many of the protests taking place across the country since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Missouri have…

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Tonight the NYPD chose Lady Gaga and a Christmas tree over democracy

Welcome to America. Now show us your ticket or get lost.

That’s what officers of the New York Police Department told hundreds of people tonight as they cordoned off a massive area in Midtown Manhattan, trapping protesters, tourists, workers, residents, and others between barricades that stretched out of sight along 6th Avenue and across two long blocks to Madison Avenue. It was a confluence of two discordant events: NBC’s lavish celebration of Christmas spirit, and the mourning of yet another unarmed black man viciously killed by police.

I was in the crowd created by the NYPD and found myself stuck in close quarters with no escape for at least half an hour near Radio City Music Hall, as tourists and protesters jostled to find out what…

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Here’s how to watch what’s happening in Ferguson and across the United States tonight

Protests that began in Ferguson, Missouri are sweeping the United States tonight, after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown on August 9th. People in cities spanning both coasts are marching in protest of Brown’s death, shutting down highways, and being confronted by police. And many are providing live accounts of the events in their area. Everyone can watch now.

There are lots of ways to witness what’s happening around the country now beyond cable news. Here’s what you should be paying attention to.

Live blogs

The New York Times and The Washington Post are on top of it.

Live video

Fox 2 in St. Louis has been providing a reliable stream from its news helicopter since last…

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Tonight is your last chance to watch ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Say Anything’ on Netflix

Looking for some scary (or maybe not-so-scary) movies to binge on along with your Halloween candy tonight? If you’re a Netflix subscriber, here’s the list you should check out first, because all of these titles will be disappearing come November 1st. As is the case every month, Netflix is rotating out some of its vast library of movie titles and replacing them with new ones. The reasons have to do with the licensing agreements Netflix makes with with content providers, which generally limit streaming rights for specific titles to only a few months. For us avid viewers, it means we all have to make a choice on what movies we want to catch before they turn into a pumpkin disappear from Big Red forever. I’ve tried to help with some of my…

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Foo Fighters’ American music history lesson ‘Sonic Highways’ premieres tonight

The new HBO documentary series Sonic Highways — directed by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl — debuts tonight, and if it’s anything like the extremely well-received documentary Sound City he directed in 2013, it might just be worth canceling your Friday night plans for.

The eight-part series is going to follow Grohl as he visits touchstone American recording studios in different cities that are steeped in musical lore, and will feature conversations with the important musicians who have called these places home. The power combination of (soon-to-be-unbundled) HBO and Grohl meant that the series was able to compile an impressive list of interviewees, as the trailer alone teases talks with everyone from 20th-century icons like Dolly Parton…

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Tonight at HP ZED London: how to start a second studio

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HP ZED, a ‘pop up shop’ for creatives in London’s Soho (7pm – 10pm), features two weeks of exclusive events for CG artists, including talks, workshops and contests. But tickets are going fast – so make sure you register today and be sure of a seat for the sessions you’re most interested in. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of what’s going down at ZED today and tomorrow…




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Tonight at HP ZED London: learn the secrets of V-Ray

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It’s been one of the biggest news stories this year for anyone who works in 3D – Chaos Group and The Foundry teaming up to make V-Ray available for popular software like Modo, Katana, Nuke and Maya. But reading about the new software will only get you so far. What you really need to see is the experts showing you the new software in action, with questions and interaction with the audience.




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Watch Joshua Topolsky make Jimmy Fallon fight a virtual dragon on ‘The Tonight Show’

Our very own Joshua Topolsky made his Tonight Show debut this evening, alongside Jimmy Fallon and the well-coifed, well-muscled Channing Tatum. But rather than show off his Magic Mike moves, Josh instead brought along some of our favorite future-facing gadgets — namely the Lytro Illum and Sony’s Project Morpheus headset. Project Morpheus was probably the highlight of the night, in fact, especially when Jimmy and Channing went up against a virtual reality dragon. The dragon won, of course.

That wasn’t Josh’s only contribution, though. In a web exclusive clip, you can also watch our editor-in-chief give a few ideas for last minute Father’s Day gifts. Don’t worry, though. You have a week before you’re really in trouble. Take a look.

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Jimmy Fallon takes the reins of NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ tonight at midnight / 11PM CT

It’s a momentous occasion for late-night television. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — the first Tonight Show in New York for almost 42 years — debuts tonight at midnight (11PM CT) after NBC’s Olympics coverage (post-Olympics, the show will return to its usual 11:35PM time slot).

Fallon is taking over for Jay Leno, who has hosted since Johnny Carson retired in 1992 (barring seven months in 2009 / 2010 when Conan O’Brien was host). Will Smith is The Tonight Show’s first guest, alongside musical guest U2. Other guests this week include Jerry Seinfeld, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Justin Timberlake.

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