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The Freedom Caucus gets in the way of the Republican health care bill, much to our president's dismay
From: Salon.com | By: Bill Moyers, BillMoyers.com | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Paramount surprised CinemaCon audiences on Tuesday with 10 minutes of Alexander Payne’s new drama “Downsizing,” a suprprisingly high-concept movie from a filmmaker known for more grounded, down-to-earth moviemaking. How high-concept? Think a Payne-like...
From: The Wrap | By: Beatrice Verhoeven | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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For his Christmas party in Milan, fashion designer Philipp Plein took his 400 employees to the circus. He donned a red nose and performed magic tricks with Zippo the Clown while staff dined among lions and scantily clad tamers. To see Plein dressed in...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If Jimmy Kimmel is Matt Damon’s “enemy” and Ben Affleck is his best friend, then George Clooney might be his favorite person to work with. At CinemaCon to debut footage from two of his upcoming films, Damon talked to EW about once again reuniting...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Derek Lawrence | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Unethical Appeal may be used to lie, rile, and show contempt for the very reaction it seeks. It longs to drink “Liberal tears.” Recent, though hardly unfamiliar, the Unethical Appeal is the primary rhetorical style of the new administration....
From: The Millions | By: M.C. Mah | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It’s even worse than you thought.
From: Grist | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If Neil Gorsuch believes Obergefell v. Hodges is not settled law that's a problem for the LGBT community
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you’re a fan of TLC shows, family drama, or just good old reality television, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the the Duggar family. And if you’re not, you’ve probably heard of them anyway, but why? Who is the Duggar Family from 19 Kids and Counting?...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Ruth Kinane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A biography of Japanese American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu; a delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday Purim starring a quirky chicken; and the true story of Kunkush the cat. who reunited with his Iraqi family after getting lost while...
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In Europe, a reproductive rights issue yields an unlikely partnership.
From: The Atlantic | By: Anna Momigliano | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at President Donald Trump's easing of Obama administration energy regulations – asserting it will trigger the "extinction of human life." Moore's dramatic declaration came in a tweet storm following Trump's order...
From: Free Republic | By: NewsMax | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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From emerging social media channels to the rise of artificial intelligence, the exciting cyclone of change often drops us marketers into unfamiliar territory—and we have to find our way home. Thankfully, the marketing industry is flush with talented...
From: Online Marketing Blog | By: Caitlin Burgess | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The former “Daily Show” correspondent who now stars in HBO’s “Ballers” has to have tubes of Aquaphor, comic books and his guitar.
From: New York Times | By: NELL McSHANE WULFHART | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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To ensure your workplace is loaded with creativity, creative expert Al Moseley recommends a flat structure with little hierarchy.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A baby … who’s a boss! It’s a great premise for a movie, but it could have been so much more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Megan Garber | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Amazon's crazy robot-infested invite-only conference has become an annual tradition. This year featured Blue Origin rockets and Bezos inside a huge robot.
From: Business Insider | By: Julie Bort | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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As Women Writers Week continues at RogerEbert.com, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has just announced the winners of the 2017 Gracie Awards, honoring the achievements of female luminaries in new and traditional media platforms. This...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Chaz Ebert | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Internecine conflict between people and robots is to be expected from Hollywood, but anxiety over the future of artificial intelligence is a very real concern in sober academia as well. Nick Bostrom, director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity...
From: Slate | By: Jon Kelvey | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Immaculately dressed with his tie worn loosely around his neck, William Eggleston certainly doesn’t fit the image of a typical photographer. His speech is slow and considered and he is seldom seen without an ice cold drink in his hand. Yet despite...
From: Selectism | By: Charlie Haywood | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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At the kind of journalism conferences that I attend, Aron Pilhofer, who had key roles in the digital operations of The New York Times and The Guardian in recent years, has been asking a very good question: What if news organizations optimized every part...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Jay Rosen | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Most parents try to do what's best for their children. What happens when we don't even realize our behavior is harmful? Our friends at Fatherly share with us 20 common partenting mistakes. What are some common mistakes parents make that could actually...
From: LilSugar | By: Fatherly | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Paranoia rules on today’s college campus.
From: New York Magazine | By: Laura Kipnis | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Justice League may be expanding beyond the silver screen. IMAX and Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday a new virtual reality production agreement to “develop and release three premium, interactive VR experiences” based on Justice League, Aquaman...
From: SlashFilm | By: Hoai-Tran Bui | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Bestselling young adult "Everything, Everything" author Nicola Yoon explains why she writes YA books
From: Salon.com | By: Mary Elizabeth Williams | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Andrew Garfield is headed to the battlefield once again, EW has confirmed. Two months after scoring his first Oscar nod for leading the cast of Mel Gibson’s WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, Garfield will again enter dangerous territory, this time playing...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Joey Nolfi | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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To read more on the Twin Peaks revival, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands. You can buy all the covers now, or purchase the individual issues featuring the owl, donuts, and pie. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jeff Jensen | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The president signed an executive order that will begin rolling back Obama-era rules curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.
From: The Atlantic | By: Elaine Godfrey | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A House committee overlooked opposition by residential and commercial utility customers Tuesday and approved a proposal sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to expand its rate base by charging customers for investments in natural...
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you have no idea what to make of Sony’s decision to make a solo Venom movie…welcome to the club. However, it’s not our job to figure out what this movie is going to be. That duty may very well fall to Adi Shankar, the always-busy producer known...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jacob Hall | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Imagining the run-up to the 2016 presidential election without Alec Baldwin’s hilarious impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live is like picturing the former Apprentice host without his questionable (yet signature) hairstyle, but the...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Joey Nolfi | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This year marks the third birthday of the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis with a mission to champion women and diverse voices. The 2017 festival, which runs from May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, unveiled its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Sara Vilkomerson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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For the second consecutive year the festival for documentaries dedicated to arts, Master of Art will present the premiere for Bulgaria international works between 20 and 30 April and the place is Lumière Cinema. Among the titles this year are  films...
From: Novinite | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The World Video Game Hall of Fame announced 12 finalists for its third class of inductees, including “Donkey Kong” and “Wii Sports.”
From: New York Times | By: SOPAN DEB | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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British writer Marina Benjamin never thought much about aging—until a hysterectomy in her late 40s brought on early menopause and the host of physical and mental changes that came with it. She was suddenly middle-aged. Though getting older, as they...
From: Double X | By: Heather Schwedel | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Josh Duggar and his pregnant wife Anna keep popping up on Duggar family Facebook despite their dubious media presence. Josh Duggar, with his molestation scandal and extramarital charges, was the reason why the family’s popular reality TV show 19 Kids...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jenny Cox | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Bill Konigsberg first introduced readers to Rafe Goldberg, Ben Carver, and the rest of their Natick compatriots in Openly Straight. In his follow-up, Honestly Ben, he picks up where things left off — while also offering fans a glimpse into the mind...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nivea Serrao | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The momager’s busy schedule apparently hasn’t allowed time for talk of breaking up.
From: New York Magazine | By: Theresa Avila | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Blue Sky Studios, the company behind Ice Age and Rio, is returning with a new fish-out-of-water, talking-animal tale. Featuring Trainwreck‘s wrestler-actor John Cena as the titular steer, Ferdinand is based on the classic children’s storybook...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Dan Heching | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Supreme People’s Procuratorate, China’s top prosecutor, over the weekend decided to review a controversial life sentence handed down to 23-year-old Shandong
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Candace Cameron Bure’s daughter Natasha Bure just dropped her new book Let’s Get Real. And the teen is getting real when it comes to her dating life. The beauty revealed that she doesn’t want to just go on dates with various men. She wants to find...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chanel Adams | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A judgment last week in Virginia provides a template for other courts—including the Supreme Court—to rule in the president’s favor.
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Ford | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Years of misleading coverage left viewers so misinformed that many were shocked when confronted with the actual costs of repeal.
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Donald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. So how did we get here? Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question. The Field Negro education...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Two simple actions with BIG results! Obesity is a major problem in the U.S. today. Close to 70% of adults in the country are overweight, with more than 35% being fully obese. That’s some pretty scary statistics! All of those people are at serious risk...
From: The Luxury Spot | By: andy | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives, targets Obama-era policies...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Does it seem like every month your bills magically increase, even with your best efforts at budgeting? If you’re finding your bills are becoming too much to handle and you need to do something about wasteful spending, consider these easy strategies....
From: The Fashionable Housewife | By: The Fashionable Housewife | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Yoga Bodies shows people of all ages, backgrounds, shapes, and skill levels.
From: New York Magazine | By: Lena Rawley | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A new year means more “Ew!” for The Tonight Show. On Monday, Demi Lovato followed in the footsteps of her pop star contemporaries Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus for the sketch, in which Fallon reprised his 15-year-old teen girl...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Nick Romano | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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