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History's Wildest Literary Rumors

When French author Michel Houellebecq was promoting his 2010 novel The Map and the Territory, winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and failed to show for several appearances, the media flew into a frenzy. 1,404 more words


Frank Underwood Finally Gets What He Wants in 'House of Cards' Season 3 -- and That's the Problem

House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood gets his fair share of Macbeth comparisons, but the show is something of a tragic figure in its own right. 733 more words


The 50 Best Movies About Hollywood

While many movies set in Tinseltown feature similar tropes and concerns — the awe-struck wannabe, a ruthless deal gone wrong, and a wrong career move that turns deadly — no two movies about Hollywood are exactly alike. 6,617 more words


10 Essential Animated Movies That Are Absolutely Not for Kids

This week, the Criterion Collection releases Watership Down, Martin Rosen’s 1978 adaptation of Richard Adams’ novel. It’s one of the few animated films in the collection to date, but don’t go gathering up the kids, movie nerds — from the moment little Fiver gets his apocalyptic vision, wherein “The field… the field… it’s covered with blood!,” it’s very clear that this is one cartoon that’s not for the kiddies. 1,239 more words


A Sherlock Holmes Story Was Found in an Attic! And It's Probably Fan-fiction

A man named Walter Elliot — an historian, writer, broadcaster, and amateur ethnographer of the Scottish border — has discovered a 1903 pamphlet with an unsigned contribution that is, maybe, a rediscovered Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 679 more words


The 12 Oscars 2015 Moments Everyone Is Talking About

When the Oscar ceremony’s scheduled end time is three minutes away and they haven’t done Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, or Best Picture yet, it’s safe to say they might not be running the tightest ship over there at the Kodak Theater — not that it’d take that long to figure it out. 1,176 more words


Flavorwire's 2015 Oscar Picks and Predictions

Sunday night is the big night! The night when Hollywood’s brightest star shine! When everyone puts on their coolest tux and their hottest gown and trips the light fantastic! 2,402 more words