Jonathan Redpath

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Eminem's vocabulary nearly double Bob Dylan's

Eminem is the most verbose musician of all time, a study has found, while Mariah Carey, The Who and The Beatles are among the artists with the lowest musical vocabulary.<p>Research by Musixmatch has compiled the 100 most linguistically dense songs of the top 93-selling artists ever.<br>They then compared …

Birdman review – Michael Keaton goes a long way to restoring his reputation

Sometimes a film’s success very much depends on having the right actor in the lead, especially if the film is essentially about that actor. You can’t imagine <i>Being John Malkovich</i> working if Spike Jonze hadn’t persuaded Mr M to take the bait; yes, there are other elegantly eccentric leading men, but …

Edward Norton

RuneScape player leaves one hell of a tip for the pizza guy

It's not too late for one last feel-good story of holiday giving.<p>Joey DeGrandis of Ypsilanti, Michigan, is a dedicated player of the MMO <i>RuneScape</i> and, like many video gamers, an avid consumer of pizza. And while they're paid for the service, people do drive it over to his house so he doesn't have …

Four ways to become a happier gamer, and person, in 2015

2014 was the year I got serious about happiness.<p>It was a strange thing to look at my life and realize how rarely I was happy. I'm making a good living as a writer, which has always been my dream. I have a wonderful family, and we all have our health. It felt like I had hit all the necessary …

'Unbroken' could stir Oscar acting pot

Conventional wisdom would tell you the Oscar acting races are, for the most part, all but settled. And we haven't even carved the Thanksgiving turkey! But then, last November's conventional wisdom had<p>Tom Hanks,Robert RedfordandEmma Thompsonas lock-solid nominees, and their fine work went ignored. …

Why Are Rap Lyrics Being Used As Evidence in Court?

Justice might be blind, but it sure isn't deaf.<p><i>Hip-hop's relationship with the American court room has been a stormy one, that invokes plenty of iconic images through the years, like Tupac getting led out in handcuffs after being found guilty of sexual assault in 1995, or the relief spreading</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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Gaming's Most Ridiculous "Press X" Moments

Whatever <i>Call of Duty Advanced Warfare</i> does now, it will always be remembered for its 'Press X to Pay Respects' funeral moment. Possibly one of the …

Bioshock