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Review: Tom Hardy's acting will keep your eyes locked on 'Locke'

It sounds contrived, and it is. It sounds like a bit of a stunt, and it is that too. It may even sound boring, but that it is not. In fact, whip-smart filmmaking by writer-director Steven Knight and his team combined with<p>Tom Hardy's mesmerizing acting make the micro-budgeted British independent …

Seahawks vs. Cardinals 2016 odds: Arizona TD betting favorite against Seattle

Two playoff teams in the NFC clash in their final game of the regular season as the Seattle Seahawks visit the favored Arizona Cardinals.<p>The Arizona Cardinals are 9-0 straight up and 5-4 against the spread over their last nine games. The Cardinals can extend their win streak to 10 games on Sunday …

NFL

Clemson got called for intentional grounding on this reverse thanks to a little-known rule quirk

This was actually the right call, even if it didn't seem like it to non-referees.<p>Clemson called a passing play off of a reverse for wide receiver Artavis Scott, but when nobody was open, he tossed the ball out of bounds. Many were surprised when the resulting pass was ruled to be intentional …

College Football
Health Care

Assessing Obama’s follow-up on Bush’s war on terror

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this review said that Jeh Johnson, then the top lawyer at the Pentagon, and Stephen Preston, former CIA general counsel, wrote a memo providing the legal justification for the targeted killing of the American-born radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki. The memo was written …

Obama Administration

Expectation Hangover: The Real Reason Millennials Are Disappointed With Life

Were you raised to expect career success, fortune, and fame to come your way right after college? Or maybe you expected that, by age 30, you’d find …

5 Ways Streaming Music Will Change In 2016

2015 was a transformative year for online music. So what’s next?<p>In 2015, the streaming music market became a full-contact spectator sport.<p>Sure, the category has been busy for some time: In 2014, we saw Taylor Swift dump Spotify, Google buy Songza and YouTube launch its own music subscription …

Apple Music

In Defense of Food and the Rise of ‘Healthy-ish’

A new PBS documentary and Bon Appetit’s January issue espouse a radically moderate approach to eating.<p>Abstinence, we are usually told around this time of year, makes the heart grow stronger. It’s why Dry January, which started in the green and pleasantly alcoholic land of Britain a few years ago …

Nutrition

9 spices that just might save your life one day

Not only is cinammon a powerful antioxidant, it may be able to prevent blood clots and even cardiovascular disease<p>If salt and pepper are all you are using to put some zip in your food, you are not only missing out on adding flavor to your meals, but maybe opportunities for a healthier, longer life. …

Alternative Medicine

6 easy steps for the perfect golden cheesecake every time

It's creamy, it's tangy, it's wonderfully decadent — but as much as everyone loves eating a good cheesecake, making it strikes fear even in the most skilled baker's heart. There are so many things that can go wrong: the interior's too dense, the crust gets soggy or — gasp — the top cracks. Which is …

Baking

6 Ways to Protect Your Home From the Coming Foreclosure Crisis

Editors' Pick: Originally published Dec. 29.<p>Think the mortgage foreclosure crisis is long over? Think again. A legacy of the Great Recession of …

Finance

Victim of brutal B.C. dog attack flown to Edmonton hospital

Multiple operations performed to save man's arms; second victim recovering at her home<p>A man and a woman from Fort St. John, B.C., are in hospital …

These are the real-life origins of the most fearsome legendary sea creature

Of course, to be worth its salt, a monster needs to have a taste for human flesh. Legends say that the Kraken could devour a ship's entire crew at once. But despite its fearsome reputation, the monster could also bring benefits: it swam accompanied by huge schools of fish that cascaded down its …

Zoology

The big banks are pulling out of China

It was how Cryan justified the deal to sell Deutsche's entire 19.99% stake in Hua Xia Bank in China to Chinese insurer PICC Property and Casualty. He couched the deal in terms of executing Deutsche's "strategic agenda": boosting capital ratios to prop up the balance sheet.<p>Deutsche isn't the first …

Bank of China

13 Facts About Netflix, Recommended For You

Netflix has become the world’s intravenous line for filmed entertainment. And like any media empire, it has a few stories of its own to tell. Take a …

TV

The most popular foods of 2015, according to the internet

That's according to Google and FourSquare, which mined data from food-related searches in the U.S. to find the foods that people mentioned at higher rates than last year.<p>Here are the trendiest foods from this year.

Four Square

In Memoriam 2015

Many musical voices fell silent in 2015. We lost soul singers and opera stars, blues and folk guitarists, saxophonists and percussionists, plus composers, conductors, producers, and other visionaries. Explore their musical legacies here.<p>Diane Charlemagne<p><i>Feb. 22, 1964 — Oct. 28, 2015</i><p>Her name was not …

New Jersey

2015 In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost This Year

The music world said goodbye to B.B. King, Lemmy Kilmister, Allen Toussaint, Scott Weiland and many other legends<p>By<p>This year, the world of music lost …

Watch Chris Stapleton Silence the Opry With 'Amanda'

Two years before topping the country charts with 'Traveller,' singer wowed the Grand Ole Opry with Bob McDill cover<p>When Chris Stapleton walked onto …

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Albums of 2015

See which records beat Kendrick Lamar and Adele<p>By<p>Adele may have been the artist to recharge record sales in 2015's last quarter, but across all …

First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Doctor Strange

Debuting in November 2016, the powerful character is expected to play a major part in the Disney-owned studio’s popular superhero ‘cinematic universe’<p>The first images of Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel superhero Doctor Strange have hit the web, showing the British actor in the opulent robes of the …

Comics

Interview: BONE TOMAHAWK Writer/Director S. Craig Zahler

Walton Goggins, TV’s Most Charming Villain, Joins Tarantino’s Inner Circle

The Justified and Shield star steals Hateful Eight right out from under everyone’s noses.<p>If you take the long view on the career of actor <b>Walton Goggins,</b> a clear pattern emerges. Here is a performer who, through some potent combination of charisma and talent, worked his way up from supporting role …

TV

Here's What It's Like to Work Next to Samuel L. Jackson in THE HATEFUL EIGHT

National Film Registry Adds 'Ghostbusters,' 'Top Gun,' 'Shawshank Redemption'

The National Film Registry announced this week its annual selection of 25 films and recordings to add to the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, and among them are old Hollywood classics, recent Oscar winners, and beloved '80s favorites.<p>Highlights of this year's inductees include …

Shawshank Redemption

How Quentin Tarantino Paid Homage to Hollywood Westerns with His Hateful Eight Costumes

The Hateful Eight costume designer Courtney Hoffman takes us behind-the-sartorial-scenes of Tarantino's latest film.<p>It seems fitting that <b>Quentin Tarantino</b>, a renowned film buff who rose from video-rental-store ranks, paid careful homage to specific westerns while making his own, <i>The Hateful Eight</i>. …

Quentin Tarantino

‘The Hateful Eight’ Is A Crude, Brilliant, Gross-Out Western Whodunnit

The first thing that becomes clear about <i>The Hateful Eight</i> is that Quentin Tarantino has long since reached the eccentric dad stage of his career. Early on, in the <i>Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs</i> days, he attempted to translate his whims to the audience, to put just enough of himself into something that …

Pulp Fiction

Why You Won't Hear 'The Revenant' Author Discussing the Film

We owe everything we enjoy (or gag on) about "The Revenant to Michael Punke, whose 2002 book <i>The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge</i> in turn owes its oomph …

World Trade Organization

Joey Paur’s 15 Favorite Movies of 2015

The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu, and more in January

Highlights include new releases like "Goosebumps" and "Black Mass;" titles that never get old like "Dazed and Confused," and "Serpico;" as well as new seasons of TV shows like "Workaholics," "New Girl," "The Bachelor," and the premiere of the final season of "American Idol."<p>All the new movie and TV …

Entertainment