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Today it does not seem at all odd to see Beyoncé hanging out with the Obamas or a reality television star as a popular Presidential candidate. But in the before-social media days of 1970, celebrity culture was not as all-encompassing […]

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You’re a teenager. Suddenly, nothing you thought you knew seems certain anymore. Your parents do not understand you. Your siblings don’t understand you. Your teachers don’t understand you. You don’t understand yourself — everything outside and inside of you seems […]

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With a storyline as awkward and unfocused as its unwieldy title, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is like a mashup of “Frozen,” “Lord of the Rings,” and the Narnia movies, without any of the heart or imagination of any of them. […]

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From AISH — Passover Funk! A blessed Passover to all who celebrate. May Elijah visit you all. (I can’t believe this guy manages to catch his kippah!)

Travis Hopson of WETA Around Town, Jason Fraley of WTOP Radio, and I will join celebrated television movie critic Arch Campbell in a panel discussion about the world of movies, both on and off the screen. With Netflix and Amazon […]

TIME has a terrific list of Netflix hacks to make sure you are getting the most out of the streaming service. Most useful — adjusting streaming rate to get rid of the annoying buffer pauses. Sneakiest: erasing your history.

Elizabeth Banks, actress, producer, and director (“Pitch Perfect 2″), has a new website about funny women called WHOHAHA.

Lisa Rosman has a great list of moviemaker autobiographies to listen to on audiobooks. These are not necessarily the biggest stars with the splashiest careers. They are the ones with the most interesting stories, and the ones that are best […]

“Hologram for the King” is an uneven but always-watchable film based on the book by Dave Eggers. Like Arthur Miller, David Mamet, and many others, Eggers chose a salesman as a central figure and metaphor to illustrate the mixture of […]

These days even adults can feel frustrated at the prospect of trying to find a good way to help others. So it is especially welcome that a new television series for kids has some gentle lessons about making a difference […]

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