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Geostorm

God knows how many millions of dollars and hours of manpower went into making and remaking Geostorm but it turns out to have been all…

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Same Kind of Different as Me

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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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"Breaking Bad" ends with closure, sort of; "Muscle Shoals" and the GOP's queasy quest for purity; Eddie Izard was the victim of hate crimes in both London and New York; more "Chucky" for Jennifer Tilly; "dinotoys" in space.

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A lost John Lennon interview; Goodreads' growing pains; 41 books a sexist professor should read; breaking down the visual composition of "Breaking Bad"; a letter from Steve Albini to Nirvana.

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Popular Science shuts off its comments; a letter to Grand Theft Auto's progagonist Niko Bellic; why "Man of Steel" co-writer doesn't buy into a no-kill policy for Superman; a new theater resurrects lost musicals; odd habits of famous writers.

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A case for abolishing apostrophes; new Newsweek owner accused of labor violations; why we need a documentary about the D.C. snipers (sorry, "Blue Caprice"); a PBS exec kvells over literary adaptations; who really writes letters to the editor?

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An online community for men who believe female oppression is a myth; a thick glass ceiling for women conductors; how "Breaking Bad" redeemed its worst mistakes; Britt Ekland talks shop (and Sellers); NY regulators crack down on fake Internet reviews.

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Inside the Kenyan mall massacre; the death toll of acetaminophen; that heartwarming story of the pastor who posed as a homeless man is a fake; one person who's really glad that Breaking Bad is ending; ten great movies set in museums.

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How popular culture lies about criminal justice; why Stephen Fry won't quit Twitter; sex addiction cinema; funerals for fallen robots; Gen Y has had just about enough of your lectures.

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Extraterrestrial life may really exist; House Republicans slash billions in food stamps; "Invisible Man" banned in North Carolina; an object of Internet ridicule speaks; Hollywood luminaries who got their start with Roger Corman.

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The sounds of 'Twin Peaks'; the case for Internet newsletters; Jonathan Franzen is very, very angry; rethinking headphones; an app for building a database of everyone's dreams.

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Mamet's screenwriting career, the hours after John F. Kennedy's assassination in detail, why creatives are good for the economy, how Facebook keeps you from quitting, the political economy of zombies.

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