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Maxwell Strachan is a senior editor at The Huffington Post. He has worked on the sports, entertainment, technology and business sections. He has also worked at Salon, the Center for Governmental Studies and KCET.

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This Might Be The Most Boston Thing We've Ever Seen

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 3:05 PM

Sure, this magical Dunkin Donuts physically exists in Maine, but its emotional center will always be in Boston. 

For those living under a rock,...

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Kanye West's Early Presidential Polling Numbers Not Looking Great

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 8:54 AM


Sad as it makes us to say it, the Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign is off to an incredibly slow start, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.


Half of those polled by YouGov this week said they have a “strongly unfavorable” opinion of the noted...

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The Overarching Lesson Of This Year’s Scientology And Apple Docs, According To Director Alex Gibney

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 5:27 PM


Alex Gibney knows a thing or two about about powerful institutions.


The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker has worked on movies about corrupt corporations (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”), and he’s worked on movies...

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Add The 'Seinfeld' Song To Kanye's VMAs Speech And, Well, It's Amazing

(3) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 3:09 PM


Was Kanye West's VMAs speech perfect? Yes. Can something perfect be made even better? We thought the answer was no. But, thanks to the below video, which adds the "Seinfeld" song to the background of West's speech, we now know the answer is a resounding yes.

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Tom Brady Beats NFL In Deflategate Case, Suspension Nullified

(50) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 11:25 AM


U.S. District Judge Richard Berman has decided to nullify the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over his supposed role in the Deflategate scandal.


 The NFL’s punishment of Brady was “premised on several significant legal deficiencies," Berman ruled, including that it had failed to...

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Noted Mortal Enemies Kobe Bryant And Shaquille O’Neal Pretend To Like Each Other On Podcast

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 4:02 PM


Noted mortal enemies Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal sat down and pretended that they don’t totally hate each other’s guts during a taping of "The Big Podcast With Shaq” that was made available for download Monday.


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카니예 웨스트, 2020년 미국 대통령 선거 출마를 선언하다(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 2:18 PM

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카니예 웨스트, (그의 생각으로는) 지구에 현존하는 가장 위대한 인간이 2020년 미국 대통령 선거에 출마한다고 선언했다.


그는 VMA 시상식에서 "2020년 대통령 선거에 출마하기로 결심했다"고 선언했고, 자유세계의 위대한 미래의 리더를 향한 박수가 쏟아졌다.


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Here's The Trailer For 'Concussion,' The Movie That's Making The NFL Nervous

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 9:04 AM

Sports Illustrated's Peter King has gotten his hands on an extended trailer for "Concussion" and published it alongside an interview with the film's director, Peter Landesman.

The film stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian-born neuropathologist who first discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a brain disease that has led to concerns in recent years about the safety of football. King, who watched the film, says it details Omalu's struggles to convince the NFL to admit the truth about the dangers of the game. 

King released the trailer and interview as part of a larger column on Monday. 

NFL owners are apparently taking the movie seriously enough that they spent a significant amount of time in May plotting a response to the film, according to PFT's Mike Florio. 

Landesman told King that he felt Omalu's personal story was what really drew him in, rather than a desire to take down the NFL. 

"When I heard about Bennet Omalu, I recognized that the story operated on a number of levels that made it completely unique," Landesman said. "As an immigrant coming to America, who discovers a dangerous detail about the most American of things, America’s sacred cow, who then is forced to tell America about itself as a disaffected Nigerian, it was an extraordinary opportunity to explore what it is to be an American."

The movie additionally stars Alec Baldwin as Dr. Julian Bailes, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Dave Duerson and, reportedly, Luke Wilson as Roger Goodell.

 Here's a movie poster for the upcoming film as well:

"Concussion" has a planned release date of Dec. 25. 

Update -- 3:13 p.m.: Jeff Miller, NFL senior vice president of health and safety policy, released this statement on Monday in response to questions about the movie:

We are encouraged by the ongoing focus on the critical issue of player health and safety. We have no higher priority. We all know more about this issue than we did 10 or 20 years ago. As we continue to learn more, we apply those learnings to make our game and players safer.

 

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Kanye West Is Running For President In 2020

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 1:10 AM

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Kanye West, greatest human on earth, announced Sunday that he will be running for president of the United States of America in 2020.

"I have decided in 2020 to run for president," West said Sunday at the VMAs. The announcement naturally led to huge applause...

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The 10 Most Instantly Legendary Lines From Kanye's VMAs Speech

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 11:10 PM


Holy mother of all that is good, Kanye West's speech at the Video Music Awards on Sunday was all sorts of burning fire. It defies analysis. It cannot be contained or controlled. It can barely even be written about. We really don't even know why we're...

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Kanye West Is Running For President In 2020

(15) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 10:48 PM

Kanye West, greatest human on earth, announced Sunday that he will be running for president of the United...

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Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Provide Blueprint For True Love At VMAs

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 10:16 PM

Lot of haters out there. Lot of people who think Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are just two personal brands-slash-money-making machines that combined forces to maximize their future earning potential.

Unfortunately for the haters, THEIR LOVE IS REAL AND NOW WE HAVE PROOF. The king and queen of the United States of America shared a moment at the Video Music Awards on Sunday that was so sweet and so fun and so cute and so "YASSSS" that it cannot be denied, OK? Anyone who has ever truly loved another person can relate to the above Vine.

And if you can't, well, we have some bad news: It's not going to last with whoever you're with and you.  

 

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Remember That Time Eddie Murphy Walked Into The Women’s Room At The VMAs?

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 10:39 AM

Fast forward to about 6:00 in. (Source: YouTube, obviously) 

Hey, it’s been about 30 years since Eddie Murphy took the world on a tour of the ladies' room as host of the 1985 VMAs. Wow, how time flies, right? (Full disclosure: I was not yet alive in 1985.) 

Award shows are filled with so much so much safe, image-conscious garbage these days that watching Murphy show the audience around is a breath of fresh air. It's also fun to see Murphy at the height of his powers. 

Could finding his way into the ladies' area be considered offensive in 2015? Perhaps, but that's not for us to address here. Instead, let's enjoy a looping GIF of this woman coming out of wherever only to discover Murphy lurking around the corner.

IMPORTANT: Do you know the lady in this GIF? If so, please get in contact so we can do the world's greatest retrospective interview.

 

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Fastest Man On Earth No Match For Out-Of-Control Segway

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 5:10 PM

Life comes at you fast, but Segways come at you faster. So learned Usain Bolt on Thursday just moments after winning the the 200 meters at the track and field World Championships in Beijing, China.

What's that? You want an alternative angle? 

Pretty cool recovery, to be honest. 

 

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Why Aren't We Talking About What This Study Discovered About NFL Violence?

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 2:57 PM

study recently published online in the Journal of Criminal Justice is being touted as proof that NFL players on the whole are better behaved than the media and public generally assume, but there's a finding within the numbers that's a bit more worrisome.

The researchers...

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The 'Star Wars' Instagram Account Just Released Some Sick New Footage

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 1:41 PM

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Dear Oxford Dictionaries, 'Pwnage' Is Not A Word And Never Will Be

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 12:55 PM


Dear Oxford Dictionaries,


We love you, and we use you all the time. Lovely definitions. Wonderful example sentences. You’re great, really. But your latest pot of newly approved words is an absolute travesty.


Sorry, but “pwnage”? Really? Come on. That...

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Slow News Day??? Why Yes, It Is. Thanks For Asking.

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 9:27 AM

Journalists receive lots of interesting questions in the comments section of our stories, and we sure do appreciate them. After all, they help us think more deeply about the topics we cover. Sometimes, a reader can point out something we hadn't considered before, which can lead to a new story idea...

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Slow News Day??? Why Yes, It Is. Thanks For Asking.

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 5:44 PM


Journalists receive lots of interesting questions in the comments section of our stories, and we sure do appreciate them. After all, they help us think more deeply about the topics we cover. Sometimes, a reader can point out something we hadn't considered before, which can lead to a...

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The Definitive History Of 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People'

(17) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 9:17 PM


In the moments before he took the stage at NBCUniversal's "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" on Sept. 2, 2005, Kanye West looked calm. 


Up to that point, the charity telethon for Hurricane Katrina's victims had gone as well as could have been expected, considering...

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