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Nearly every movie ends with this same disclaimer—even if it’s 100-percent true. Here’s why.

Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: “This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, li ...
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Prepare yourself for tonight.

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with La La Land leading the pack at 14, tying it with Titantic, Ben-Hur, an ...
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Only 44 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s first month as commander in chief, a record low for a new president.

A mere 44 percent of Americans approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing as a newly inaugurated commander in chief. In contrast, 48 percent of ...
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He was so good at playing ordinary Joes it was easy to overlook what a fascinating life he led.

Versatile character actor Bill Paxton, the star of Aliens, Big Love, Titanic and many more, is reported dead at 61.
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The supposed expert is completely unknown in Swedish security circles.

Swedes were left scratching their heads for the second time in less than a week as their country continues to enjoy an unlikely turn at the national sp ...
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"I was interested in how this was happening in an environment that seemed to be everything but conducive to that."

It was simple curiosity that guided photographer Serge J-F. Levy to New York’s Green Haven Correctional Facility in 2002. “Without having any personal ...
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Officials say there is no evidence of terrorism.

A suspected drunken driver rammed his pickup truck into a crowd of spectators who were enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday night in New O ...
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Delicious.

This post originally appeared on Food52. Moms, listen up: This recipe will avenge every time your kids scoffed when you mixed in the healthy cereal wit ...
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She was also a pioneering publisher and, later, a princess. (Via Atlas Obscura)

It's the first time since The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Laika had a secret weapon to get the nod.

One of the nicer surprises of Tuesday’s Oscar nominations was a second nomination for the gorgeous animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings. Laika’s c ...
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Revisiting the 2002 Oscars, when Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, and Sidney Poitier made history.

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This was well before the International Date Line was established.

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Including Singin' in the Rain, Funny Face, and the Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

From its opening shot to its grand finale, La La Land is awash with homages to the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals. In fact, the nods start before the ...
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Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson helped bring Apollo 13 safely back to Earth. Why wasn’t she shown with all those white guys in ties in the movie?

The title of Hidden Figures, the hit historical drama nominated for Best Picture on Tuesday, has two meanings. It refers to the way that the behind-the ...
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From Moonlight to Hidden Figures to O.J.: Made in America, so many different stories.

"What are they using as a basis for voting? Is it implicit bias? Is it that they saw a great ad in Variety a week before the votes were due, and that’s what stuck out in their head?"

One of the narratives that will dominate the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday is how white or not-so-white the winners will ultimately end up shakin ...
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