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'Inherent Vice' Trailer Feels Like Paul Thomas Anderson's Funniest Film Yet

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
After months of not knowing much about "Inherent Vice" beyond its cast list and what's in Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, the movie's first trailer is here. Arriving five days before the Paul Thomas Anderson adaptation is set to make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival,...

Mexican's 'Harry Potter' Hoard Is World's Biggest

AP | David Moye | September 29, 2014 | Weird News
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films.

'The Fault In Our Stars' Has Been Banned In Schools

www.vanityfair.com | Leigh Blickley | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
"The Fault in Our Stars," the popular Y.A. weepy that spawned one of the year’s most profitable films, has been banned from the Riverside Unified School District middle schools. The ban comes in response to a challenge from at least one parent, Karen Krueger, who felt the morbid plot, crude...

How A Vatican Astronomer Views The Science-Religion Divide

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | September 29, 2014 | Science
Are science and religion fundamentally at odds? Many well-known astronomers and astrophysicists think so, including Stephen Hawking, who in a recent interview said, "Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now science offers a more convincing explanation... I'm an...

Mom Photographs Her Daughter With Wild Animals In Beautiful 12-Year Project

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | September 29, 2014 | Parents
Twelve years ago, photographer Robin Schwartz was balancing raising her 3-year-old daughter Amelia and caring for her cancer-stricken mother. After Schwartz's mother passed away from the disease, the artist struggled to come to terms with the painful loss and the conflicting feelings it left with her. "I...

'Outlander,' The Wedding Episode And TV's Sexual Revolution

Maureen Ryan | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
It would pain me greatly if critics and viewers dismissed "Outlander" for irrelevant, trivial or condescending reasons. Don't mistake my purpose: I'm not here to tell you "Outlander" is a perfect show. I like it, I loved a couple of episodes, but I outlined some of my...

Lorde Debuts 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Track 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
After a week of Instagram teases, the song Lorde wrote for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has arrived. Her first post-"Pure Heroine" single, "Yellow Flicker Beat" uses the same pulsating tones that made Lorde's debut album one of 2013's most celebrated releases. "It’s...

Jeremy Renner Is Actually Really Excited That Matt Damon May Come Back For 'Bourne'

Lauren Duca | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
In mid-September, Deadline.com reported that Matt Damon was in talks to reprise his role as Jason Bourne in the franchise's next film. The news was met with some trepidation by Jeremy Renner fans. In 2010, fresh off "The Hurt Locker" and gearing up for "Marvel's The...

Cankers, Caterpillars, and Malt-worms: 3 Shakespearean Insults

Dictionary.com | Alana Horowitz | September 29, 2014 | Books
Great insults pepper the comedies and tragedies of William Shakespeare. (Though the Bard of Avon is known for his terms of endearments as well.) From A Midsummer Night’s Dream to King Henry IV, here are a few of our favorites.

Learn To Draw, Paint And Print Like Famous Artists, With An Activity Book For Adults

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | September 29, 2014 | Arts
Who says activity books are for kids? Illustrator Marion Deuchars is proving that a dictate to draw, paint or print can be just as alluring for adults as they can be for the adolescent crowd. Her graphic masterpiece, Draw Paint Print Like Great Artists, tackles the creative block...

See A Preview Of Marvel's First Female Thor Issue

Jessica Goodman | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Earlier this summer, Marvel announced a huge change to the iconic Thor comic series: the new Thor would be a woman. "The God of Thunder, he messed up, and he's no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his," Whoopi Goldberg said when the news broke on...

The Great Eastern Philosophers: Matsuo Bashō

The Philosophers' Mail | Farah Mohamed | September 29, 2014 | World
In the West, we have a vague sense that poetry is good for our ‘souls’, making us sensitive and wiser. Yet we don’t always know how this should work. Poetry has a hard time finding its way into our lives in any practical sense. In the East, however, some poets—like...

Now That We've Seen 'Gone Girl,' Does It Live Up To Expectations? Let's Discuss

Matthew Jacobs | September 27, 2014 | Entertainment
On Friday, the New York Film Festival screened the world premiere of "Gone Girl," David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-seller. Starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy, his wife who goes missing, all eyes are on how the film lives up to the celebrated novel....

Best Tweets: What Women Said On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | September 28, 2014 | Women
With fall in full swing and election season just around the corner, Erin Gloria Ryan had a genius ploy to get people to the voting booths: "Everyone would vote if there was free pizza." If there was free pizza, people would be trying to vote twice. In...

'Until We Could' Is The Tear-Jerker Poem Celebrating Gay Marriage That Needs To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | September 27, 2014 | Gay Voices
Get your tissues ready, because this poem is seriously powerful. "Until We Could" is a picture of the love shared in committed same-sex relationships. In the beautiful words, written by inaugural poet Richard Blanco and narrated by actors Robin Wright and Ben Foster, is...

9 Things You Need To Know About 'Gone Girl' Right Now

Christopher Rosen | September 27, 2014 | Entertainment
The following contains some spoilers about "Gone Girl." David Fincher's "Gone Girl" kicked off the 52nd annual New York Film Festival on Friday night with a lot of fanfare and a surfeit of positive reactions on Twitter. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Nick and...

'Loud Eating In The Library' Prank Makes Studying Hilarious

Sarah Barness | September 26, 2014 | Good News
When Justin Stuart of prankster YouTube channel JStuStudios goes to the library, he doesn't read. He eats loudly. Very loudly. Watch what happens when Stuart munches on a bag of chips, a carrot and even some watermelon, chowing down way too close to...

Author Caitlin Moran Reminds Us Why We Need Gender Equality With Her 5 Rules Of Feminism

Alanna Vagianos | September 26, 2014 | Women
British author Caitlin Moran boasts some awesome feminist credentials, including a quick and simple definition of feminism. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Sept. 25, Moran set us up for her "five" rules of feminism, but only listed three: "1. Women are equal to...

New York Times Columnist Charles Blow On Revealing He's Bisexual In His New Book

Michelangelo Signorile | September 26, 2014 | Gay Voices
“One thing thing the gay rights movement taught the world is the importance of being visible,” New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow said, discussing his riveting and frank new memoir, Fire Put Up in My Bones, in which, among many other things, he reveals that he bisexual....

Why ‘Book Ban' Is The Right Term For What Arizona Did To Mexican-American Studies

Roque Planas | September 26, 2014 | Latino Voices
There’s a word to describe books that can’t be taught in classrooms: “banned.”
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