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The Flavorwire Podcast: 'Bojack Horseman,' Vocal Fry and Is Weather Feminist?

It’s Friday afternoon, and the Flavorwire podcast is back! Listen in as your learned Flavorwire panel discusses the key issues of the week, viz. how much we love… 44 more words

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In Praise of J.K. Rowling's Post 'Harry Potter' Career: Messy, Fun and Badass

For years in between Harry Potter installments, J.K. Rowling kept so much under wraps. She exerted tight control over the biggest literary juggernaut of our time, managing it with fierce pride, down to the last nondisclosure agreement. 607 more words

Books

'The Knick' Will Return October 16; Teaser Hints at San Francisco Bubonic Plague Subplot

With its putrefying noses, cocaine-injected phalluses and depiction of brutal racism in turn-of-the-century NYC, The Knick‘s first season was one of the toughest watches on television in 2014. 218 more words

Television

From tipping point to trigger point

Despite it’s extremely “pop” nature, I liked Malcom Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. He is a fellow social psychologist. Yah! I have seen academic psychologists sneer at his type of writing but we all know that it is just deep-seated jealousy. 685 more words

Psychology

Lupita Nyong'o Is Starring in "Eclipsed" at NY's Public Theater: Links You Need to See

Lupita Nyong’o will be making her New York theater debut this fall at the Public Theater, in Eclipsed, a play that is, as the Public’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis described it, “a feminist reading of the Liberian Civil War, a war that was ended by women.” 448 more words

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Life Lessons from Parks and Rec

Over the last few weeks I have gone through 6 seasons of Parks and Recreation. That sounds like a lot and it is, but I’ve had a lot of time on my hands and also I am capable of watching an incredible amount of a show when the mood strikes me. 712 more words

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Woody Allen's Comments on "Paternal" Marriage Erase His Wife

Filled with typically caustic, funny and sad observations about life and art, Woody Allen’s latest interview with NPR also contains a rare segment of the director — who has (somewhat) weathered accusations of child molestation — talking about his personal life. 557 more words

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