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Everything You Need to Know About New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah

Last month, Jon Stewart announced that he would be retiring from The Daily Show by the end of the year. What followed were a few weeks of rampant speculation, hopeful predictions, and Internet disagreements about who will replace him. 629 more words

Television

10 Essential European Teen Films

Despite a focus on identity, sexuality, and relationships, the teen film genre varies widely from country to country. While the best American movies about young adults tend to focus on the comedic aspects of growing up, European cinema often uses a larger scope, specifically integrating the social and political climate of the time and place in its narrative. 1,285 more words

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"You're Only as Good as Your Last Haircut": The Collected Fran Lebowitz on Fashion and Style

The Internet’s favorite item this week, and with good reason, is Kathleen Hale’s Elle interview with professional New Yorker/noted Wolf of Wall Street actress Fran Lebowitz. 635 more words

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Missy Elliott's Top 15 Music Videos, Ranked

Missy Elliott’s breakout music video was 1997’s “The Rain,” directed by Hype Williams. Not only did it introduce her to the world, but it also introduced hip hop to a whole new era of visually stunning, highly creative, and memorable music videos.  1,240 more words

Music

Exactly How Offensive Is Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's 'Get Hard'?

In Etan Cohen’s Get Hard, out this Friday, ridiculously wealthy white asshole James (Will Ferrell) gets framed for Madoff-style investment fraud. Faced with a healthy prison sentence that begins in 30 days, he hires black working guy Darnell (Kevin Hart), who washes cars in his parking garage, to teach him how to survive (read: not get raped) in prison. 1,278 more words

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Did Thomas Pynchon Predict Parallel Universes, Mini Black Holes, and the Death of the Big Bang Theory?

“It’s effectively a new machine,” said CERN physicist David Charlton of the Large Hadron Collider. After two years of upgrades, the planet’s most expensive physics experiment is set to relaunch at twice the energy of its initial run. 679 more words

Books

25 Years Later: Imagining the Dark, Depressing 'Pretty Woman' That Could Have Been

Twenty-five years ago today, a small movie starring a has-been and an unknown crept into theaters and unexpectedly took America by storm. The Cinderella story of a Hollywood prostitute and the tycoon who becomes her knight in shining armor, it made Julia Roberts a star, made Richard Gere a star again, and made $463 million worldwide, contributing (along with the previous summer’s… 938 more words

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