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Fact-checking the State of the Union

A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president's …

99 Problems, Humorous Illustrations of Jay-Z’s Potential Problems

Artist Ali Graham has created 99 Problems, a Tumblr blog collecting his illustrations of what he imagines Jay-Z’s 99 Problems might be. Currently …

Jay Z

18 Cool Color Blocked Buildings

Sunday’s a good day for eye candy, don’t you think? Assuming you already read the title of this post, no we’re not about to post 18 photos of Ryan Gosling looking awesome. We are, however, here to serve up a whole bunch of outrageously colorful buildings from all over the world. Color block month …

San Francisco

It's The 30-Year Anniversary Of The Greatest Wall Street Movie Ever Made: Here's The Story Behind It

<i>In June of 1983, "Trading Places" was released in theaters. It remains the greatest Wall Street movie ever made.</i><p><i>Thirty years later, most regard it as part of the canon of American comedies, having launched, revived, or defined the careers of many of its cast and crew.</i><p><i>If you haven't seen it yet, you</i> …

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The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

The Hottest New Cars For 2014

With the debilitating effects of the economic crisis firmly in the nation’s rearview mirror and new-car sales firing on all cylinders, the 2014 model year is serving up an engaging array of new and fully redesigned models, ranging from family sedans and plush luxury cars to hot sport coupes and …

Paris From Above

Last Sunday, France celebrated Bastille Day, commemorating the start of the French Revolution in 1789 -- the end of monarchy and the beginning of modern France. Reuters photographers Charles Platiau and Gonzalo Fuentes took to the skies above Paris for the occasion, capturing images of the capital …

Celebrate Memorial Day With A New ‘White House Down’ Featurette

What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with a little C-Tates? We’re still a month away from the release of <i>White House Down</i>, which I predict will be the Kate Upton to <i>Olympus Has Fallen</i>’s Courtney Love, but Yahoo! was kind enough to release a featurette about the film’s director, Roland …

Box Office Recap: It’s The Biggest Memorial Day Weekend In Hollywood History

It’s safe to say that as long as Vin Diesel and Paul Walker want to keep accepting paychecks to play VROOM VROOM and whatever else their <i>Point Break</i> with cars series has warped into, there will be <i>Fast and Furious</i> movies to look forward to each summer. That’s because <i>Fast & Furious 6</i> led the charge at …

Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried Among Actresses Vying To Play Hillary Clinton

Last year’s Black List featured an unused script entitled, <i>Rodham</i>, which is about the younger years of Hillary Clinton and not, as it turns out, a powerful-yet-delicious rod made of ham that was handed down from the gods to a mortal man in order to save mankind. <i>Rodham</i> specifically focuses on …

Oh Great, Orlando Gets Nuked In The New ‘Rapture-Palooza’ Trailer

I’m starting to get a little concerned about Hollywood’s indifferent attitude toward the Apocalypse this year, what with the end of the world coming to us in comedic form in <i>This is the End</i>, <i>The World’s End</i> and <i>Rapture-Palooza</i>. Well, I’m mostly concerned with the efforts on the names of these films, …

Review: The Hangover III

<i>Editor’s Note: I meant to post this last week, but didn’t have a consistent enough internet connection. Apologies. Better late than never, I hope?</i><p>At the risk of losing all credibility, I didn’t mind <i>The Hangover II</i>. Yes, it was basically the exact same plot as the first, but the first had a …