The Heroes of This Week's Best New Comics Are Complicated Dads

Atomic Robo mentoring a young robot friend.Image: Scott Wegener, Shannon Murphy (IDW Publishing) Whether you’re a sentient, technologically-advanced robot designed by Nikola Tesla or a street-level criminal with a knack for getting thrown in the pokey, raising children is a difficult task. And while it can be rewarding, it’s much more often an emotionally and […]

Netflix's 'Criminal' series will never leave the interrogation room

FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Netflix is still determined to show that it doesn’t have to conform to TV tropes. The company has ordered a police procedural, Criminal, with more than a few hooks. Most notably, it’s set entirely inside police interrogation rooms — it’s all about the “intense mental conflict” between officers and suspects. It’s not The […]

DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

Getty Images The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger’s encryption to get access to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal case, sources told Reuters. The case, an investigation of the MS-13 gang, is under seal so filings aren’t publicly available. But the sources stated that Facebook has contested the DOJ’s demand, and […]