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Damning study finds a 'whitewashed' Hollywood

A study to be released Monday by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism offers one of the most wide-ranging examinations of the film and television industries, including a pointed "inclusivity …

John Oliver’s Video About Hollywood Whitewashing Is Both Hilarious And Tragic

With a wardrobe of dapper suits, thick-rimmed glasses and goofy Brit demeanour, <b>John Oliver</b> is slowly becoming the face of satirical US television.</i> …

Growing Up as a Black Kid in Nazi Germany

Remembering the life of Hans J. Massaquoi, who managed to survive under Hitler's regime.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Spain</i><p>In 1933, little Hans J. Massaquoi stood in a schoolyard in Hamburg, wearing a swastika patch on his sweater, surrounded by a load of fair-haired, blue-eyed kids, in …

“Joy,” the neoliberal fairy tale: Not even populist princess Jennifer Lawrence could redeem the movie’s toxic brand of lone-wolf feminism

<b>(Twentieth Century Fox)</b><p>The seductive and true rags-to-riches tale pushes an ideology that says anyone who works hard enough can succeed<p>Eileen G'Sell<p>January 11, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>“Don't ever think that the world owes you anything, because it doesn't. The world doesn't owe you a thing.” — "Joy”<p>In a …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

In fact, new research shows that richer and poorer people are generally as happy as each other. Where they differ is in their level of sadness: …

The War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.

By Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Kirk Cameron can breathe easy: the War on Christmas is over. Jesus won.<p>That's the implication of a new Pew Research Center survey that finds nearly three-quarters of Americans -- 73 percent -- believe that …