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I was at my laptop writing when a friend texted with the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Six-plus months into a mass-killing pandemic that never had to happen, in a nation convulsed by a racist backlash against the simple statement that Black Lives Matter, with wildfire smoke singeing each inhale, I didn’t know how
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@NintendoVS Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be updated to Version 9.0.1 this week. This follows on from last week’s major update which added the new Minecraft character DLC and Mii Outfits. It also made various game-balance adjustments and fixed several issues to improve the gameplay experience. Version 9.0.1 is a minor
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It’s safe to say that very few people are hopping on a plane right now with the frequency or enthusiasm they once did. (You know, that whole pandemic thing.) But that doesn’t mean that we can’t dream—about that delicious dumpling we had in a tea house in Shanghai eight years ago, or that road trip
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After a long-running, mind-exploding, high-octane, death-defying, and increasingly logic-discarding run of extremely entertaining motion pictures, we now know when The Fast and Furious franchise is coming to an end. Per Deadline, Justin Lin, the architect of so many Fast films (including the most recent, as-of-yet unreleased F9), will direct two more films in the concluding moments of the franchise, closing it
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If you’re looking for what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in November 2020, you’ve come to the right place. Next month, the streaming service will launch Small Axe, an anthology of five original films set in London’s West Indian community all directed by 12 Years a Slave and Widows filmmaker Steve McQueen and starring incredibly
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These days, you can’t throw a stone in Hollywood without hitting someone working on a reboot or sequel of a beloved film/television show. One franchise that has so far managed to escape the curse of the unnecessary reboot is the Back to the Future trilogy. In an interview with Collider, the franchise’s writer Bob Gale
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By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Citing fears over violence and chaos, more than 100,000 Californians have bought guns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study estimates. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the U.S. pandemic has sparked firearm “panic-buying.” Early on, federal figures showed
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I am not certain that we needed a sequel to Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the raucous, era-defining 2006 comedy from noted prankster/social comedian Sacha Baron Cohen fully in character as an anti-semitic, sexist, American-demon-revealing journalist from Kazakhstan. But now that I’ve seen Cohen in character on Jimmy Kimmel Live going absolutely HAM,
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Ron Hooks, executive director of West Coast Care in Santa Monica, CA, spends his days driving a utility vehicle up and down the beach. More than half of the city’s homeless residents sleep there. Hooks stops and talks to as many of them as he can. Better known as Pastor Ron, he tells each unsheltered
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Kristen Bell has a history of genre-blending mystery solving in television. From Veronica Mars to The Good Place to, um, Veronica Mars again, Bell is just a joy to watch get thrown into earth-shattering mysteries while making darkly uncomfortable jokes along the way. It’s with this lens — and my general love of television comedy-thrillers and joy at the sub-genre continuing to
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