'The Hero': Film Review | Sundance 2017

Sam Elliott stars as an aging actor confronting mortality — and romancing a younger woman played by Laura Prepon — in Brett Haley’s film, premiering in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. As any fan of The Big Lebowski — and countless other movie buffs — will tell you, Sam …

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When Protest Fails

The signs were so clever. “We shall overcomb.” “Viva la vulva.” “I MAKE THE BEST SIGNS I REALLY DO EVERYONS SAYS SO THEY’RE TERRIFIC.” Someone even made a papier-mâché vagina dentata. The people were so cheerful and happy to be with one another, forgetting the cold and enjoying what often …

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This week in science: I was strolling on the moon one day …

Gene Cernan, (March 14, 1934-January 16, 1974). The photo was taken by fellow Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt on Dec 13, 1974, near the beginning of our last final excursion across the lunar surface in the Taurus–Littrow valley. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt’s reflection can …

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'Mudbound': Film Review | Sundance 2017

Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige, Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell star in Dee Rees’ ensemble drama about an unlikely friendship that yields racial violence in post-WWII Mississippi. Since turning heads with the intoxicating intimacy of her knockout 2009 debut, Pariah, director Dee Rees has been steadily stretching her …

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See Which Celebrities Attended Women’s Marches Today

Over three million women today (Jan. 21) marched, protested and stood in solidarity all around the world, with the Women’s March on Washington resulting in the largest turnout across the United States. Hundreds of marches took place throughout America, with today’s crowd in D.C. reportedly surpassing the amount of people …

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'The Yellow Birds': Film Review | Sundance 2017

Director Alexandre Moors’ adaptation of Kevin Powers’ Iraq War novel stars Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette and Alden Ehrenreich. An excellent novel about the Iraq War and its homefront fallout has been turned into a rather flat and disappointing film in The Yellow Birds. Principally the story of two working class …

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5 Tips for Surviving Work after Inauguration Day

Many Americans are dealing with the looming anxiety of returning to the workplace post-inauguration the_post_thumbnail (‘medium’); ?> the_post_thumbnail_caption(); ?> Every presidential election cycle brings with it the challenge of navigating several tense “morning after” conversations and situations–the morning after a heated debate, the morning after a scandal, the morning after …

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