Maybe you've heard, maybe you haven't, but RELEVANT actually has a podcast. If you're listening to it, you're definitely aware that it's worth your time. If you're not listening, well, we just don't know what to tell you. You'll come to your senses eventually. But starting this week, we're launching a new feature: Video Extracts. Basically, we'll take a few highlights from each podcast and post it on YouTube, to delight your eyes just as much as it already soothes your ears. We are hoping to move into all five senses eventually, but we're starting here. Enjoy ... Discuss

Kids these days. Getting cast in every movie. It's been 15 years since Bryan Singer's original X-Men suited up and now that X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past have revitalized the franchise, the original team is getting recast. Specifically, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm (played by ancient geezers James Marsden, Famke Janssen and Halle Berry in the original) are going to be played by a trio of teenagers in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse. Oh, teens. With their Ariana Grande and their Code Red: Mountain Dew. What superhero roles will they steal next?

The most famous of the bunch is your new Jean Grey, Game of Throne's Sophie Turner. Only slightly less high profile is the new Cyclops, played by Tye Sheridan, who made an excellent impression in Tree of Life and Mud. Finally, Storm will be played by Alexandra Shipp, rebounding nicely from her last stint in Lifetime's widely loathed Aaliyah biopic. So, Hollywood's most unbreakable rule holds true: If you're an actor who is in any way popular, you will eventually be cast as a superhero ... Discuss

Noted senior citizen Bob Dylan gave his first interview in three years to AARP Magazine of all place—a magazine that caters to the 50+ demographic. Probably a smart move, given that Bob Dylan's upcoming release is entirely Frank Sinatra covers (you can listen to the very pretty first single here). But subscribing to AARP is pretty smart move too—it turns out he'll be giving away copies of his new album, called Shadows In the Night, to 50,000 randomly suspected AARP subscribers.

Senior citizen Dylan may be, but it hasn't slowed him down much. He's spent the past few years working out a truly grueling tour schedule, and Shadows In the Night will be his fifth album in ten years, which isn't bad for a 73-year-old. It makes sense, really. You know what they say about rolling stones ... Discuss

Lo, how the mighty have fallen. Not so much fallen as crashed, unable to pull out of a tailspin of their own making. SkyMall, the in-flight shopping catalog you read on the airplane when you forget to bring a copy of RELEVANT magazine along, has filed for bankruptcy. No more lawn ornaments shaped like an African safari. No more ergonomically designed chin lifters to ease the tension on your third vertebrae. No more craft pens shaped like Gandalf's staff. "With the increased use of electronic devices on planes, fewer people browsed the SkyMall in-flight catalog," acting SkyMall CEO Scott Wiley said in court papers, according to the Journal. So, what to do now? You're just gonna have to remember to bring that copy of RELEVANT along, it seems ... Discuss

A measure that would make abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy illegal failed to pass the House of Representatives. Many in leadership felt that a requirement that rape be formally reported to police before the abortion could take place was unfair to victims. In cases of incest, the bill would only allow abortions after the 20-week mark if the victim was a minor. The rally against the mandate was led by Representative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, who was one of several conservative women to vote against it. Ellmers explained after the vote, “The thing is—I am pro-life. I believe in the sanctity of life. I believe that life begins at the point of conception.” Ellmers said, “Millennials are with us on so many issues. But when we come off as harsh and judgmental, we stop that conversation. We need to do a better job.” Several states already have their own laws banning abortions after 20-weeks. Another bill renewing an existing ban on any federal funds being used for abortion passed instead ... Discuss

Serial season one may be over, but the story of the case against Adnan Syed is still unraveling. In a new development, Asia McClain—a high school classmate of victim Hae Min Lee and the man convicted of her murder, Adnan Syed—has penned a new affidavit this week giving Syed an alibi in the case. McClain is standing behind the original letter mentioned on the series, in which she claimed to be with Syed at the time of the murder. The new affidavit, which was provided to TheBlaze of all places, says that McClain realized that she “needed to step forward and make [her] story known to the court system.” Even though she told investigators the same story in a letter at the time of the trial, prosecutor Kevin Urick testified that letter shouldn’t be heard because, “She told me that she’d only written it because she was getting pressure from the family, and she basically wrote it to please them and get them off her back.”

The problem is, McClain says that never happened in her new affidavit: “I never told Urick that I recanted my story or affidavit about January 13, 1999 … I did not write the March 1999 letters or the affidavit because of pressure from Syed’s family … my only goal has always been to provide the truth about what I remembered.” The new affidavit also says that Urick told her not to be a part of an appeal back in 2010: “Urick convinced me into believing that I should not participate in any ongoing proceedings … Based on my conversation with Kevin Urick, the comments made by him and what he conveyed to me during that conversation, I determined that I wished to have no further involvement with the Syed defense team, at that time.” For his part, Urick told TheBlaze the allegations were “Absolutely false … She definitely told me that she wrote what she wrote, was to appease the family, to get them off her back.” As with a lot of elements of this case, the only thing that is clear is that someone—in this scenario, Asia McClain or the prosecutor—is lying. Syed’s defense team is currently arguing that he receive ineffective counsel, partly because the “Asia letter” was not presented as evidence ... Discuss