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Sam Esmail on Homecoming and His Filmmaking Secrets
Sam Esmail and Julia Roberts on the set of Homecoming . Photo: Hilary B. Gayle/Amazon Studios Adapted from the dramatic podcast by Micah Bloomberg and Eli…
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People Are Lining Up to Join Jason Mantzoukas’ Cult
Jason Mantzoukas isn’t just a talented voice actor on Big Mouth and a wind chime-strapped dope on The Good Place ; he’s also… a cult leader? On Tuesday night,…
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A Different Photography Workflow – The Sweet Setup
Midway through July, I did the unthinkable (at least, “unthinkable” in terms of photography kit these days): I sold off all my Sony kit — an a7II body , 24-70mm…
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Ellie Kemper’s 10 Favorite Books
Photo: Vulture Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with…
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From ‘Annihilation to ‘My Brilliant Friend’: How to (or How Not to) Adapt a Novel in 2018
HBO/Showtime/Paramount Pictures/Ringer illustration Director Saverio Costanzo, the 43-year-old Italian behind The Solitude of Prime Numbers and Hungry Hearts,…
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Three Feet From God: An Oral History of Nirvana ‘Unplugged’
The best television episode of the 1990s starred a short, blond man and his band. On November 18, 1993, at Sony Music Studios in New York City, Nirvana took on…
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How to Weigh Your Options and Decide Wisely: Benjamin Franklin’s Pioneering Pros and Cons Framework
When the 29-year-old Charles Darwin made his endearing list of the pros and cons of marriage , he was applying a now common decision-making technique pioneered…
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Winter TV Preview: True Detective, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and 7 More Shows to Watch
Photo: Maya Robinson/Vulture Fans of Dirty John : Does November 25 feel unbearably far away? Ease your anticipation pains at Vulture Festival Los Angeles, where…
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18 hours ago
Michael K and the Disappearing Celebrity Blogger
You know when you really like someone, a lot, to the point where it becomes your life’s work to make them notice you, so, for some reason, without fail, you…
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A Look at the Coen Brothers’ Long-standing Obsession With the Western
Photo: Paramount Pictures The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is Joel and Ethan Coen’s second Western in the last eight years — but only if you’re being strict with…
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Stop Others From Hijacking Your Attention and You Will Achieve Your Goals – TEA Framework, Pillar 3 - Asian Efficiency
Welcome to the third part of our article series on the TEA Framework – the Asian Efficiency methodology to productivity. In Part 1 , we talked about how…
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Making Time For What’s Important — TEA Framework, Pillar 1 - Asian Efficiency
We’ve all had that friend or colleague that seems to be able to get more done than anyone else. They do well at work, they have hobbies, they volunteer, and…
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Increase Your Energy For a Productivity Breakthrough - TEA Framework, Pillar 2 - Asian Efficiency
Back in 2012, I remember having the ultimate productivity system setup. All the right tools were at my disposal – OmniFocus, Apple Calendars and Evernote. These…
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yesterday
Hot Stove: Jimmy Butler And The 76ers Next Steps - The Stepien
For the 76ers, the Jimmy Butler trade was a no brainer. Not as much a no brainer as offering considerably more for Kawhi Leonard and pulling out all the stops…
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NBA Sophomore Check-in: Who Is Winning Year 2?
Getty Images/Ringer illustration An NBA scout recently told me he’s fed up with the criticism of Cavaliers rookie point guard Collin Sexton and the impatience…
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yesterday
Homecoming: The 8 Biggest Questions About the Season Finale
Photo: Jessica Brooks/Amazon Prime Video By the time you finish Homecoming ’s first season, the true story underneath its sinister veteran rehabilitation…
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yesterday
Defensive Decision Making: What IS Best v. What LOOKS Best
“It wasn’t the best decision we could make,” said one of my old bosses, “but it was the most defensible.” What she meant was that she wanted to choose option A…
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2 days ago
The Rational Reminder Podcast - Mental Models, Knowing Your Variables, and Achieving Positive Outcomes with Shane Parrish - Podcast Notes
Listen Here Key Takeaways The highlight reel of social media, makes us feel as if we have to “catch up” with others, and that they’re getting ahead of us This…
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3 days ago
Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) Talks Surviving the Hawaiian Missile Crisis and Planning His Mysterious Next Record
If I could fuck a mountain, Lord, I would fuck a mountain, Will Oldham once sang, long ago, when the question of whether or not he was for real was a more…
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My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside L.A.'s Cult of Betterness
On a Saturday this past June, in a darkened underground room near Los Angeles International Airport, I yelled things at my father I wouldn't say to him at…
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3 days ago
Getting the iPad to Pro
I love my iPad. I am conflicted by my iPad. I am bullish on the A -chips that power iPads as the future of Apple’s computers. You know the drill, they’re here:…
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How Jimmy Butler Meshes With the Sixers’ Young Stars
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Philadelphia raised its ceiling on Saturday, and Sam Hinkie’s dream of turning flexibility into championship contention is…
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3 days ago
Jimmy Butler’s Arrival in Philly Signals the End of the Process
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The Process was fun while it lasted. Now it’s over. Officially. Whatever comes next will be new and different—which may or may…
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3 days ago
Friday Link Pack (on Saturday)
I had the chance to experience Crush Club live yesterday. Instant new favorite. Impossible to sit still. – I always love this list put together by the Do…
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3 days ago
Finally, Freedom From the Jimmy Butler Holding Pattern | Zone Coverage
Where to start? Assessment for NBA trades fall on a gradient; there aren’t simply “good trades,” and it’s hard to say any deal is unilaterally “bad.” Benefits…
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3 days ago
http://www.awolfamongwolves.com/2018/11/butler-traded-to-philly-instant-reactions-roundtable/
At last, we have a deal. According to reports from The Athletic and ESPN , Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia. He will depart with Justin Patton[‘s expiring…
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3 days ago
Jimmy Butler trade grades: 76ers take calculated risk in deal with Timberwolves
It finally happened. The Timberwolves traded Jimmy Butler. After an 0-5 road trip that concluded with another loss Friday night, Minnesota's front office…
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3 days ago
The life, death, and rebirth of Jennifer’s Body, according to screenwriter Diablo Cody
Megan Fox stars in Jennifer’s Body. 20th Century Fox Even as someone who more or less liked the cult horror film Jennifer’s Body when it came out back in 2009,…
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The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome
Victims felt bursts of sound and pressure that left them dizzy and racked with headaches. No known cause seemed to fit. Illustration by Bianca Bagnarelli In the…
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Apple Launches iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program to Address Touch Issues
Apple today announced a new display replacement program for the iPhone X, which will see the company replacing iPhone X displays that exhibit touch issues.…
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4 days ago
Video: Initial Impressions of 2018 iPad Pro
Sponsored by Ulysses. Get three free months. Learn.MacSparkky Subscribe to the Newsletter The OmniFocus Field Guide Siri Shortcuts Field Guide iPhone Field…
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Homecoming’s Ending Credit Scene, Explained
Audrey (Hong Chau), playing mind games on Homecoming . Photo: Amazon Prime Video As proven on Mr. Robot , Sam Esmail loves to place a nice, ambiguous…
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4 days ago
Why Lisa Lampanelli Quit Stand-up to Become a Life Coach
Lisa Lampanelli. Photo: Dan Dion Lisa Lampanelli announced last week that she’s retiring from stand-up and starting a new chapter as a storyteller and life…
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4 days ago
Did ‘The Good Place’ Just Reveal Its Big Season 3 Twist?
Photo: NBC NBC’s The Good Place transformed from good to exceptional the moment a shellshocked Eleanor Shellstrop (say that five times fast) memorably exclaimed…
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4 days ago
inessential: One Year of The Omni Show
It just popped in my head to check today — and, sure enough, I’ve been doing The Omni Show podcast for just over a year now. There are a bunch of reasons why I…
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4 days ago
The 2018 iPad Pro – Marco.org
Watch my video review of the new iPad Pro in both sizes. Rather than try to be comprehensive, I focused on what matters most to me: size choice between the 11”…
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Now Netflix Wants to Conquer Prestige Movies—and the Oscars. Why?
Netflix is now in the magic business. Last weekend, some 42 years after shooting was completed, the streaming service reappeared Orson Welles’s infamous lost…
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‘Married… with Children’ on Hulu: How a Boycott Backfired and Made Fox’s First Sitcom a Hit
Photo: Everett Collection Today’s TV viewers, they don’t know nothing about controversy. Roseanne Barr aside, the major networks are filled with quirky family…
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The Raptors May Have Perfected the Modern Art of Team Building
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Despite having a rookie head coach and a brand-new franchise player who has barely played in the past 18 months, the Raptors…
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Tyson Chandler Is a Fix the Lakers Couldn’t Wait For
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Having LeBron James doesn’t solve all of a team’s issues, but it does make them significantly less important. That’s the LeBron…
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The New York Knicks Are Finally the Right Kind of Bad
Getty Images/Ringer illustration It’s a basic principle: If your favorite team isn’t going to be good, then you want it to at least be fun. After nearly two…
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5 days ago
The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: A.J. Jacobs (#344)
Please enjoy this transcript of 10 strategies for being happier through gratitude with special guest host A.J. Jacobs ( @ajjacobs ), a kindred guinea pig of…
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6 days ago
On meditation and creativity
You’ve recorded tons of music, but are also known for your live performances and your workshops on laughter meditation. Is there one particular creative pursuit…
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Masters of Creative Note-Taking: Luhmann and Da Vinci - Praxis
Note-taking is an ancient activity, practiced across cultures, languages, and writing systems for millennia. It is distinct from simply writing things down. For…
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The Zettelkasten Method
Since classes have let out, I finally have a little more time to continue posts on my method of taking notes. Several friends have asked me about my methods in…
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The Top 3 Most Effective Ways to Take Notes While Reading
Before you get started: Filter the book by reading the preface, index, table of contents, and inside the jacket. This tells you where the author is going to…
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Avoid Holiday Overwhelm by Saying No to Almost Everything - Be More with Less
There are so many wonderful things about the holiday season and often along with all of that wonderfulness comes holiday overwhelm and decision fatigue. We are…
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7 Juicy Tidbits From Jill Soloway’s New Memoir, She Wants It
Photo: Vulture Though it’s been out for a month, there’s a chance you only found out about Jill Soloway’s new memoir, She Wants It , this week, when a critical…
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Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review: The best-value Kindle gets even better
Valentina Palladino The new Kindle Paperwhite. Valentina Palladino The new Kindle Paperwhite. Valentina Palladino It looks nearly identical to the previous…
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Our Favorite Kindle, the Paperwhite, Got Even Better
Amazon’s Kindles aren’t quite as innovative as other new consumer electronics. This is a good thing . A Kindle shouldn't have a Twitter app to distract you from…
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6 days ago
Watching a Teen Music Star Grow Up
Vanity Fair interviewed singer/songwriter Billie Eilish last October just as her career was taking off. A year later, they repeated the interview with her, now…
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Scientists say mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft
Get the Mach newsletter. Nov. 5, 2018 / 1:06 PM CST By David Freeman Maybe it's an alien spacecraft. Scientists have been puzzling over Oumuamua ever since the…
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7 days ago
The Clippers Are Outrunning NBA Purgatory—and They May Just Land a Superstar in the Process
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The biggest moment of the post–Lob City Clippers era came in the form of a news report. In mid-September, Los Angeles’s…
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Draft Class: Six Interesting 2019 NBA Draft Prospects and Where They Should Go
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The college basketball season is here, but it’s never too early to start dreaming ahead to June. To celebrate the occasion, our…
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8 days ago
In Praise of ‘Homecoming’ and the 30-Minute Drama
Amazon/Ringer illustration Television’s second Golden Age has been defined by several things: streaming, quality, an overwhelming glut of options—but perhaps…
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14 Things You Need to Know to Talk About Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation is having a moment. After making a big splash in the peace ’n’ love era, it largely faded from view, but now everyone from Lena Dunham…
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My Recent Media Diet for Fall 2018
I’ve been keeping track of every media thing I “consume”, so here are quick reviews of some things I’ve read, seen, heard, and experienced in the last month or…
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How to Listen to R.E.M.’s Final Years
Photo: Tim Roney/Getty Images There is an argument to make that the end of R.E.M. came on March 1, 1995, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was early on, during the…
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8 days ago
Train Your Mind Using the Puppy Method : zen habits
The mind can be trained to do almost anything. It can be trained, for example, to get used to any situation, like sitting in silence for a long time, or…
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9 days ago
New Analysis Shows HBO Will Still Succeed Without ‘Game of Thrones’ Next Year
WINNER: Game of Thrones NETWORK: HBO YEARS WON: 2015, 2016 Surprisingly only the second HBO series to win Outstanding Drama, Game of Thrones was also the first…
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9 days ago
Hey TV Writers, Your Frasier Reboot Ideas Are Lacking ‘the Necessary Fire’
Photo: Getty Images/Getty Images The promise of even more tossed salads and scrambled eggs have been floating around in small-screen purgatory since Kelsey…
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10 days ago
‘SNL’ Recap: Pete Davidson Takes The High Road After High Profile Break-Up With Ariana Grande: “Sometimes Things Just Don’t Work Out”
Forgoing actual politicians, last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open focused on Fox News and the right wing media’s hysteria over the now-infamous refugee…
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Mike Gribanov's 2019 Draft Preseason Big Board - The Stepien
Tier 1 1. Zion Williamson I’ve been saying Williamson has the most upside and is the best long-term prospect in this class for almost two years now (. Besides…
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10 days ago
Pete Davidson’s SNL Sketch About Ariana Grande Has Reportedly Been Cut
They ain’t happy. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic The ethereal highs of being Steely Dan’s hypeman can only last for so long. Following the release of an SNL…
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11 days ago
Homecoming Premiere Recap: Down the Rabbit Hole
Photo: Jessica Brooks/Amazon Prime Video The Gimlet podcast Homecoming is a deft experiment in audio storytelling, a narrative puzzle box constructed out of…
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‘Arrested Development’: 17 Comedy Writers Share Their Favorite Moments
Photos: Fox ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps Fifteen years ago today, Mitch Hurwitz’s Arrested Development premiered on Fox. Commemorative retrospectives are…
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‘The Romanoffs’: Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet, and More Open Up About What It’s Like To Work with Matthew Weiner
Photos: Amazon Prime ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps The Romanoffs and Mad Men auteur Matthew Weiner has something of a complicated reputation in Hollywood. The…
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11 days ago
NFL Midseason Power Rankings: Yes, the Rams Are Still No. 1
Getty Images/Ringer illustration We’ve done this exercise before this season. A few times , in fact. And yet, through eight weeks, the one constant has been…
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11 days ago
How the Western Video Game Was Won: The Groundbreaking Brilliance of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’
Rockstar Games/Ringer illustration I have been to the bayou and seen alligators lounging hungrily in its steamy depths. I have been to the forests. I have…
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11 days ago
The Modern Westerns Canon
Ringer illustration The Western is one of America’s great cultural achievements because it can tell so many American stories in so many different ways. The…
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11 days ago
What’s Real and What’s Not in the NBA Right Now
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The NBA’s 2018-19 season is beginning to take shape as teams creep toward the 10-game mark. How much stock should we put into…
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11 days ago
Rick’s Plans on ‘The Walking Dead,’ Ranked in Terms of Stupidity
AMC/Ringer illustration On Sunday night, the unthinkable is happening: Rick Grimes is exiting The Walking Dead . For longtime (and arguably long-suffering)…
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11 days ago
NFL Midseason Superlatives: the Best, Worst, and Weirdest of the Year So Far
Getty Images/AP Images/Ringer illustration The midway mark of the NFL season is the perfect time to look back and take stock of what went down during the first…
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‘Homecoming’ Is Fall’s Most Bingeable Show
Amazon/Ringer illustration Netflix typically has the upper hand on its streaming competitors. Even the highly anticipated October debut of Amazon Prime’s The…
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De’Aaron Fox may be the star that finally saves the Kings
Rebuilds in the NBA are often purported to be about building cultures, implementing systems, and refining (dare I say?) processes. They are strategic efforts to…
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11 days ago
Five 2019 Prospects Who Still Need To Earn Their Draft Hype - The Stepien
Every year, there are prospects who pick up hype as potential high draft picks despite flaws that make them unlikely to live up to those rankings. In simpler…
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12 days ago
‘The Degenerates’ on Netflix: Comedy More Deviant Than Depraved
From L to R: Yamaneika Saunders, Liza Treyger, Brad Williams, Big Jay Oakerson, Joey Diaz, Christina Pazsitzky. Photo: Netflix Big Jay Oakerson leads off…
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12 days ago
The Sacramento Kings Are, Uh, Fine? Maybe?
Photo: Wilfredo Lee (AP) Okay, so, here we are, eight games into the NBA season, and the Sacramento Kings are 5-3. Sure, it’s early, and sure, the Kings have…
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13 days ago
We Always Knew a Louis C.K. Comeback Would Be Easy
Louis C.K. Photo: Kevin Mazur Photography/2016 Getty Images Since the New York Times reported on Louis C.K.’s surprise drop-in set at the Comedy Cellar in late…
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13 days ago
Could Jimmy Butler, or Even Kevin Love, Be the Rockets’ Slump-Buster?
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Remember Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference finals? You know the one: when the Rockets pushed the Warriors to the brink, and…
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13 days ago
‘Hocus Pocus’ Is The Best Halloween Movie Because It’s Not The Least Bit Scary
Photo: Everett Collection While Christmas movies tend to be full of the joy of the season, Halloween-themed cinema is often reduced to slasher and ghost flicks.…
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14 days ago
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