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(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 3:00 PM

"David Chase described a scene he once planned, then scrapped, for a 'Sopranos' episode, in which Tony would have found himself lost somewhere in the Meadowlands without his car, eventually forced to take a public bus. The episode would have ended, Chase said, with a close-up on Gandolfini's face while...
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The Writing on the Wall

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 12:05 PM

"Since it was passed into law in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has provided life-saving assistance to millions of women and families across the nation... That was once again the case when the Senate took up the bill in 2012, [It] included increased protections for women on college campuses...
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Dear Curiosity

(4) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 5:25 PM

Dear Curiosity:

Listen, I understand you just got there but... we kind of need to know now-ish when we can start packing up Earth, so if you could please get back to us ASAP with exactly when we can bring our stuff up, it would be great. Because things here...

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I Remember Nora

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 11:15 PM

"Well, I think you know this: That very few people end up knowing who you are. I don't mean me. I just mean that most people are misunderstood in some way. I don't mean in a bad way. I just mean that they're not comprehended. But I don't really think...
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Hunger Games: In Defense of Dara-Lynn

(29) Comments | Posted April 1, 2012 | 8:28 PM

The Women of the Internets are once again in an outrage. Not over the Right Wing's unveiled and egregious effort to bring female reproductive rights straight back to the Stone Age but rather seemingly every last female with a license to click is in an uproar over Dara-Lynn...

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American Stories

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 8:29 PM

"I think I was terrified that if I untied these things that the work that I know is really good and tells a story that does these really great things for making people care...that it would come apart in the way where it would ruin everything." -- Mike Daisey to...

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An Open Letter to Jonathan Franzen, or How I Learned to Love the Twittersphere

(7) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 2:03 PM

"'This fragmentation. Because it's the same problem everywhere. It's like the internet, or cable TV -- there's never any centre, there's no communal agreement, there's just a trillion bits of distracting noise ... All the real things, the authentic things, the honest things, are dying off.'"
-- Freedom

Dear Mr....

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School Praise: A Daltonian Remembered

(6) Comments | Posted February 23, 2009 | 1:46 PM

The fact that almost none of us knew him would likely lead you to think that while we would certainly feel disturbed, sorry, and sad for the family of the Junior High School student who fell to his death from an 11th floor dance studio at the Dalton School last...

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Weighting For Nicole

(6) Comments | Posted July 3, 2007 | 5:03 PM

Paris, as we know is currently channeling some of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time as she prepares to enter her Good Works Period by wearing a brunette wig. Britney, also wearing a brunette wig (there are no coincidences), is busy writing sphinx-like messages on her website while personally...

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Split Scene

(148) Comments | Posted May 29, 2007 | 4:37 PM

Every time Rosie O'Donnell would walk on stage during The View's opening, she made a gesture of feigned shock that there were all these people wildly applauding for her. She would turn her hands upwards and furrow her brow in exaggerated confusion and then as she'd continue out towards the...

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