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Discovery Channel Owes Its Viewers An Apology
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, entertainment, tv, ethics, dishonesty, shark week, sadness, family, society )

Carrie No
- 792 days ago -
Last night, I tuned in to watch the first entry in this year's sharkstravaganza: a documentary about one of the coolest megasharks ever, the prehistoric Megalodon. This thing was freaking huge, with teeth the size of an adult human's hand...
The Lone Ranger Represents Everything That's Wrong With Hollywood Blockbusters
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, entertainment, movies, media, society, culture )

Carrie No
- 823 days ago -
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg recently took part in a symposium in which they predicted an imminent "implosion" in the system as a result of the industry's current obsession with blockbuster movies.
20 Most Effective Super Bowl Ads (VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, entertainment, sports, family, culture, advertising, media )

Carrie No
- 977 days ago -
It's a rare competition that pits Budweiser against Betty White, but here goes. The Daily Beast presents its fourth annual ranking of the most successful Super Bowl advertisements.
2013 Super Bowl Ads Preview: The Good, the Sexy and Mildly Controversial
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, death, entertainment, fun, Super bowl advertising )

- 977 days ago -
The smell of chicken wings and seven-layer dip fills the air. The carbonated whisper of beer cans opening in unison tickles your ears.
'Mad Men': Creator Matthew Weiner Shares 10 Facts About Season 6
Society & Culture  (tags: entertainment, media, society, culture, americans, celebrity, interesting )

Carrie No
- 986 days ago -
Hold on to your period-appropriate hats: AMC's Mad Men will return for its sixth season on Sunday, April 7 at 9 p.m. with a two-hour premiere, the network announced today.
End of World Means Most Amazing Home Page Ever, Says Google -- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, entertainment, fastasy, fun, humor, society )

- 1022 days ago -
"People are freaking out about the world coming to an end--I totally get that," said the Google C.E.O. Larry Page in a conference call with reporters. "But at Google we view the Apocalypse as a unique opportunity.
Glaston-Buried: Fans Drown in Sea of Mud and the Music Hasn't Even Started Yet
Society & Culture  (tags: Glastonbury, Festival, mud, music, entertainment )

- 1566 days ago -
Festival fans were contending with muddy mayhem at Glastonbury after torrential downpours turned the 900-acre site into a quagmire.Every inch of Worthy Farm has become a mud bath as early arrivals gear up for the beginning of the main event today.
15 Fantastic Films for Teaching Social Justice
Society & Culture  (tags: Social Justice, Fantastic Films, Teaching, Humanistic Movies, Entertainment )

- 1617 days ago -
Far, far more than these 15 movies and documentaries devote themselves to humanistic and social justice causes. All this list hopes to do is offer up a few admittedly subjective suggestions.
8 Great TED Talks for Movie Buffs
Society & Culture  (tags: TED Talks, Movie Buffs, Filmmakers, Entertainment )

- 1667 days ago -
Filmmakers are no exception, and TED has actually hosted a number of writers, producers, directors, and storytellers who have used film as a way to explore the world around them.
8 Great Staycation Ideas for Spring Break on a Budget
Society & Culture  (tags: Spring break, vacation, enjoyment, fun, entertainment, Staycation Ideas, Budget )

- 1671 days ago -
Spring break is a popular time to hit the slopes or bask on the beach, but not everyone can afford to take a vacation this year. It may seem like a drag to skip spring break, but you'd be surprised at how many fun and free things you can do while staying
25 Books Every Cinephile Should Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Cinephile, Books, movie, entertainment )

- 1675 days ago -
There are movie fans; there are film lovers; and then there are cinephiles. Full-on cinephilia is that encompassing passion for movies that grips people of all ages, pushing them to see every movie they can get their hands on, and memorize every scrap....
10 Hobbies for NFL Fans to Pursue in Case of a Lockout
Society & Culture  (tags: Hobbies, NFL Fans, Players, Game, Entertainment )

- 1678 days ago -
Not only will it disrupt the lives of players, but it'll drastically alter our lives. So how do we spend the downtime we don't really want? We can either spend it watching Ronco knife infomercials, or we can pursue new "hobbies"
9 Things You Never Knew About Mardi Gras
Society & Culture  (tags: Mardi Gras, celebration, culture, enjoyment, entertainment )

- 1679 days ago -
There's nothing quite like Mardi Gras to underscore just how much Americans like to party, even if we forget what we're partying about. But while most people know the basics -- masks, parades, questionable fashion choices -- the real history of Mardi Gras..
10 Most Influential African-American Film Directors
Society & Culture  (tags: African-American Film Directors, Entertainment, Movies, Careers )

- 1682 days ago -
The African-American filmmakers on this list have spent their lives and careers dealing with a double-edged sword: being a successful black director means some people just want them to make movies,
Aishwarya and Abhishek to Attend Oscars Awards
Society & Culture  (tags: Oscars Awards, Aishwarya and Abhishek, Entertainment, Busy shopping )

- 1684 days ago -
One of the most beautiful Bollywood's real life couple, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan have been invited by the Academy to attend the Oscars.

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