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Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow to play the Clintons on Broadway

October 31, 2018

Pair will play the couple during the 2008 primaries in Hillary and Clinton with the character of Obama referred to as The Other Guy Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are set to play Hillary and Bill Clinton on Broadway. In Hillary and Clinton, the two-time Tony award winners will portray the power couple during the […]

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As Making a Murderer returns, is the obsession with true crime turning nasty?

October 30, 2018

We cant get enough of cold-case shows such as Serial, especially when they lead to retrials. But while the genre has gone from lurid gore to upmarket investigations, an exploitative undertow remains I didnt think all of these people would care, Steven Avery says, in wonder, at has become a pervasive part of popular culture. […]

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A star is reborn: what we can learn from actor turned director debuts

October 24, 2018

As Bradley Cooper and Jonah Hill step behind the camera for A Star is Born and Mid90s, how do their films benefit from their A-list status? A critic will often watch a directors first film with one eye on what is and one on what might be. For novice feature film-makers, a debut doubles as […]

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5 gifts perfect for someone who just landed a new job

October 21, 2018

They got the job! Give 'em a little something to start them off on the right foot.Image: yevu By gum, they did it! They got the job!  Your ol’ pal’s gone and landed themselves a brand new employment situation, and you’re the kind of friend who’ll celebrate their successes with a little something. But what […]

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Friendly reminder: There are a lot of soothing dog show videos on YouTube

October 18, 2018

Good dog.Image: ATLGAN OZDIL/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES Hard Refresh is a soothing weekly column where we try to reset your brain and cleanse it of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter. In my opinion, one of the only reasons for YouTube to still exist is animal videos.  Otherwise a cesspool of screaming vloggers and […]

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Why this man went from food stamp ineligible to one of their biggest supporters.

October 16, 2018

Orlando Madison believes in second chances. But for him, a 50 year-old Arkansas native, his second chance has been a long time coming. In 2003, after serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for a drug felony charge, Orlando returned to his hometown of Benton, Arkansas, determined to make some big changes. “I admit that what I […]

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The wonderful reason this program’s bringing food stamps to the farmers market.

October 14, 2018

Whether you are a foodie, a chef, a food stamp recipient, or all of the above, if you live in Oakland, California, you might be shopping at Freedom Farmers’ Market. That might come across as an unusual mix of people if you’re new to the farmers market scene, but it’s actually becoming the norm. Over […]

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The ‘really start dressing’ meme will get you ready for fall with lots of lols

October 11, 2018

Pieter Hanson, Large Adult Son of the woman who recently made him the reluctant poster boy of the #HimToo movement, is officially on Twitter, and he’d like to set a few things straight. On Oct. 6, Hanson’s mother shared a cheesy photo of her son in uniform explaining he “respects women” but avoids taking them […]

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Fan Bingbings mysterious disappearance: what it means for Chinas elite

October 10, 2018

Three months ago, one of the countrys best known actors went missing. Now, seemingly chastened, she has reappeared with a bill for 112m in unpaid taxes and fines Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson went missing and nobody knew where they had gone even three months later. That is what happened to Fan Bingbing. […]

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‘The Care and Keeping of You’ author on the book’s staying power 20 years later

October 10, 2018

Millions of young girls grew up on "The Care and Keeping of You." Editor’s Note: The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and imagines a future where digital innovations are used to teach consent, […]

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