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'Maleficent' Tells The Fairy Tale From The Wicked One's Perspective

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:52am

Maleficent shifts the spotlight away from the sweet, beautiful heroine and rehabilitates the most maligned figure in the fairy tale canon. Recommended

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'Maleficent' Tells The Fairy Tale From The Wicked One's Perspective

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:52am

Maleficent shifts the spotlight away from the sweet, beautiful heroine and rehabilitates the most maligned figure in the fairy tale canon. Recommended

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'Night Moves' Leaves Too Much In The Dark

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:03pm

In Kelly Reichardt's ultimately unsatisfying new film, three environmentalists plot to load boat with explosives and blow up a nearby dam in an act of consciousness-raising eco-terrorism.

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MacFarlane's 'Million Ways To Die In The West' Is An Assault Of Its Own

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:03pm

Seth MacFarlane writes, directs and stars in this Western about a sheep farmer who falls in love with an outlaw's wife. But jokes that weren't funny the first time aren't funny the sixth time either.

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Sriracha And Tapatio Set Los Angeles Artists Afire In 'LA Heat'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:49pm

For an exhibition called "LA Heat," the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles asked 30 artists to come up with new works inspired by two homegrown hot sauce heroes: Sriracha and Tapatio.

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For TV Advertisers, A Hunt For Live Audiences

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

Advertising deals for the upcoming television season are now being negotiated. Jeanine Poggi, TV reporter for Ad Age, says that in an era of time-shifted viewing, advertisers are in hot pursuit of the people who watch TV live.

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TV Offerings Are Hotter Than Usual This Summer

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

This year, more original, highly anticipated summer TV series are debuting on the broadcast networks than ever before — along with some big-ticket series from cable and one of Netflix's biggest shows.

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Veterans' 'Philoctetes' Puts Modern Spin On Ancient Greek Play

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

An ancient Greek play about the wounds of war is getting a new angle in A Female Philoctetes — a production made up of mostly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

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'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:18pm

In 1937, two Nazi art shows aimed to teach the public to despise modernist art and to show them what art should be. An exhibit at New York's Neue Galerie reunites works from both landmark shows.

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'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:17am

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a whole new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.

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Taking A Vowel Of Poverty

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:54am

In this final round, all answers are words that contain three or more of a single vowel — and only that vowel. Strap on your bikinis and muumuus, and crank up the Bananarama!

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John Turturro: Walken On Sunshine

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:54am

Turturro is a star in his own right, but he and his wife, actress Katherine Borowitz play a game about fellow thespian Christopher Walken. We've got a fever, and the only prescription is more trivia!

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Fuhgeddaboutdit!

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:54am

The Spice Girls are comprised of Sporty, Posh, Scary, Ginger and...? We'll tell you all the members of a certain category, except one. Give us your Brooklyn accent. Call us out on the one we forgot.

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Popping The Question

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

Music sometimes asks big questions, like "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?" In this game, rewritten lyrics to inquisitively-titled songs make them decidedly weirder. Tell me why: why do hands fit in gloves?

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Master Class With John Turturro

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

The prolific actor has turned to the director's chair for Fading Gigolo, but we couldn't resist asking him to perform some of his most iconic lines, from The Big Lebowski to Transformers, for a game.

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Stick To Your Day Job

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

Sometimes a career switch is all you need, but some celebs might have been better off not branching out. Whose acting makes him "Master and Commander," but his singing is "Les Miserables"?

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Aww-Inspiring

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:53am

The internet is good for many things, but especially pictures of dogs in tiny hats. All answers in this game contain the sound "aw." Say them like you're looking at an adorable corgi puppy.

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Magic From The Margins In Long-Awaited 'Long Hidden'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:00am

A new fantasy anthology collects stories from places and voices often overlooked by mainstream authors, from a Qing Dynasty courtesan in China to the Igbo rebels of Nigeria's 1929 "Women's War."

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Home Has Four Wheels: Photos Of People Who've Broken Down Walls

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:03am

People live out of their cars for all sorts of reasons. Photographer Andrew Waits set out to document their stories. He asked dozens of people across five states why they had left their houses behind.

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As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:56am

After World War II, portraiture fell out of fashion. But an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates some rebel artists who found new, clever and funny ways to portray the human figure.

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