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What Makes for an 'Oscar Movie' Is Changing Fast

The fact that The Shape of Water was considered the “safe” choice out of the 2018 Best Picture contenders is revealing.<p>As the 90th Academy Awards drew close, prognosticators wondered if, like last year, an upset was at hand. The shocking triumph of <i>Moonlight</i> over <i>La La Land</i> at the 2017 ceremony …

All The Best Albums Of 2017, Ranked

2017 was a difficult year for a lot of people. If it wasn’t tough for you, it was probably tough for someone you care about, someone you love. It’s during a year like this one that the power and pleasure of a stronghold like music reveals itself with more clarity than usual. So in an effort to …

Albums

‘Fox 8’ by George Saunders: a fantastical tale from the Man Booker winner

Deer Reeder:<p>First may I say, sorry for any werds I spel rong. Because I am a fox! So don’t rite or spel perfect. But here is how I lerned to rite and spel as gud as I do!<p>One day, walking neer one of your Yuman houses, smelling all the interest with snout, I herd, from inside, the most amazing …

Man Booker Prize

These Ant-Man animated shorts have the feel of an old-school comic

Ant-Man is easily one of the weirdest Marvel superheroes, thanks to his ability to grow, shrink, and, of course, communicate telepathically with ants. Those gifts usually lead to wacky hijinks. Disney XD is set to air six shorts starring the superhero this weekend, and the ones we’ve seen capture …

Sufjan Stevens and Justin Peck in Motion - Interview Magazine

The only thing better than one massively talented artist at work is two in conversation, in whatever form that may take. (At <i>Interview</i>, we know a …

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use and delivers a ton of content to any TV. That's why it's so popular. But it's also a small …

Train Stories

About This Show<p>Show Info: Alexander Utz is an actor and writer currently living in Chicago, IL. Train Stories is his first podcast.<p>Listen …

100 Years of Color by Katie Greenwood

Think of Katie Greenwood’s new book, “100 Years of Color,” as a greatest hits collection or perhaps, a best-of compilation. In essence, it’s a …

21 Writers On Their Favorite Bookstores

We all have our favorite spots for browsing the latest titles and uncovering hidden gems, but who better to share their picks of most beloved …

Free Things to Do in Chicago

It's no wonder Frank Sinatra paid tribute to Chicago in his ubiquitous song "My Kind of Town." The city has plenty of what he called razzmatazz, from legendary stories about Al "Scarface" Capone to groundbreaking architecture to a vibrant soul and jazz scene. Here's a list of free, year-round art, …

The Leftovers, Our Town, and the Brutal Power of Ordinary Details

Author Tom Perrotta, co-creator of a much-hyped new HBO drama, says Thornton Wilder's play taught him to write about finding meaning in the banal.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Claire Messud, Jonathan Franzen,</b> …

This Guy’s Explanation Of Why Most American Comedy Movies Are Terrible Will Change The Way You See Them Forever

Here Vimeo user Tony Zhou breaks down what he says are the hallmarks of good comedy movies and bad comedy movies. The latter (and the far more …

Switch From iOS to Android (Or Vice Versa) in 4 Easy Steps

John Short & Chrissie MacDonald<p>You find iOS/Android annoying, and all your friends say Android/iOS is, like, way better. So you've finally decided …

6 Amazing Songs That Illustrate What It Means To Be Human

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~Confucius<p>I just took a look at CNN’s site and it was, as usual, boasting its …

Can We Stop Talking About How Awkward We Are?

It seems like regardless of where you go on the internet there are floods of articles that combat the topic of awkwardness. “21 Signs You’re More …

Track of the Day: San Fermin, 'Daedalus'

An exclusive premiere of the latest video from the Brooklyn band<p>It seems appropriate that San Fermin's debut would end with "Daedalus." The closing track, like everything else on the Brooklyn-based act's eponymous album, borrows from the likes of Andrew Bird, The National, Dirty Projectors, and …

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book”

The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the great Athenian general Themistocles. Before the battle of …

5 Songs You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Finding new music could really be a full-time job, especially if you’re looking for all that cool stuff that doesn’t always make it to mainstream …

15 Ways People Get Ahead In Life

<b>1. They know where they’d like to go, even if they’re not quite there yet.</b> You need some vision and it needs to be something you believe in.<p><b>2. They</b> …

15 Things Gay Guys Need To Stop Doing

1. Going into a gay bar and deciding immediately that you hate everybody there. Then getting upset when no one hits on you.<p>2. Shaming someone or …

How All 50 States Got Their Names

<b>Alabama</b><p>Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a …

Native Americans

The Great Illusion of Gettysburg

How a re-creation of its most famous battle helped erase the meaning of the Civil War.<p>"No person should die without seeing this cyclorama," declared a Boston man in 1885. "It's a duty they owe to their country." Paul Philippoteaux's lifelike depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg was much more than …

11 Signs You Really Love Them

1. No matter how much time passes between the last time you saw them and the next time you will see them, either way you can’t wait to see them …

50 Things About Wagons

1. I love wagons.<p>2. You never know when a wagon that will change your life is just around the corner. It will probably take a ton of time to find …

What Happens When Real Lesbians Watch Lesbian Porn

Though it comes as no surprise to nearly every woman on the planet that porn is not geared towards us whatsoever, it’s always nice to know that not …

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30 Things You Should Do Right Now

1. Floss. Shut up about blood and it getting stuck in your teeth or a general fear of dentistry and just <i>floss</i>.<p>2. Sell your microwave. You’d be …

A Suicide Note From The Word "Moist"

Dear all,<p>For the hundreds of thousands of other words in the English language, most speakers are kind to them, if not oblivious. Most of them live …