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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

2 hours 53 min ago

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

2 hours 53 min ago

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.

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Sem-ANN-tics

7 hours 13 min ago

Don't get too annoyed with this final round. Like "annoyed," every answer contains the consecutive letters "A-N-N" somewhere within it. This game separates the canniest from the wannabes.

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Movie Math

7 hours 13 min ago

If Pythagoras were alive today, we think he'd be a movie buff. Multiply your film knowledge by your math skills in this quiz that asks you to perform computations with the numbers in movie titles.

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Can I Kick It? No, You Can't

7 hours 13 min ago

Listen, we're not your parents. We're not about to tell you what you can and can't do. Besides, the songs in this game, all of which contain the word "can't" in the title, take care of that for us.

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It's Eezy

7 hours 13 min ago

We're spotlighting both the most common and least common English letters in this game — E and Z. Every clue points to a word or phrase containing "E-E-Z" spelled consecutively. Easy!

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Can't Place The Place Name

7 hours 13 min ago

Fame knows no geographic bounds in this game about celebrity-city name mashups. In what Florida city does the singer of "Nasty" hang out? That's "Janet Jacksonville."

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Luke Song: Hat's Entertainment!

7 hours 13 min ago

The milliner famous for designing Aretha Franklin's 2009 Inauguration chapeau plays a game about real people and fictional characters with iconic headgear.

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John U. Bacon: Old MacDonald Went To College

7 hours 13 min ago

A sportswriter and a former Michigan Wolverines football player imagine the college days of a nursery rhyme farmer in this quiz about animal mascots and the noises they make.

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Where Love's Concerned, This 'Magic Barrel' Is No Magic Bullet

7 hours 47 min ago

Anya Ulinich's new graphic novel is inspired by Bernard Malamud's "The Barrel" — both star choosy loners looking for love. But Malamud's swoony violins and lit candles don't apply to Lena Finkle.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

8 hours 5 min ago

The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.

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Book News: George W. Bush Coming Out With Biography Of His Father

10 hours 35 min ago

Also: a novel by Oscar Hijuelos will be published posthumously; Stephen Marche on the inevitability of literary failure.

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This 'Suitcase' Is Packed With Sharp, Funny, Tragic Tales

10 hours 48 min ago

Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking, uniquely American chronicle of a family of Soviet immigrants who have transplanted a bit of their home to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach.

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As 'Voluntourism' Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

12 hours 44 min ago

More young adults and teens are swapping suntanning and sightseeing for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

12 hours 44 min ago

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.

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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

July 30, 2014 - 5:24pm

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.

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'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back

July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?

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Who's The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions

July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.

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'Sharknado 2': Winner And Still Chomp

July 30, 2014 - 2:40pm

Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.

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On Dipping An Introverted Toe In The Comic-Con Ocean

July 30, 2014 - 10:36am

Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.

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