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“Mark Twain” was a brand

Newly uncovered information about the name’s origins reveals how shrewd a businessman the author really was<p>Daniel Hernandez<p>September 28, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.<p>IN THE 150 YEARS Samuel Clemens has been better known as Mark Twain, journalists, …

5 Gluten-Free Potato Salad Recipes

<i>Gluten-Free Vegan Potato Salad - Simplicity</i><br>Potato Salad Love <i><br>5 Gluten-Free Potato Salad Recipes</i><i>Five picnic worthy potato salads for living …

Benedict Cumberbatch launches defence of Julian Assange

Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose high-profile portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is generating Oscar buzz, has launched a defence of the man he plays in new movie The Fifth Estate. "I think we show his ideas and integrity and self-sacrifice," said Cumberbatch, the morning …

'Strike Back: Origins': Prequel Series Features 'Walking Dead' And 'Hobbit' Stars

Good news for "Strike Back" fans: Cinemax will soon air a prequel season that stars a "Hobbit" actor and Andrew Lincoln from "The Walking Dead."<p>The action-drama "Strike Back" is in the midst of its third U.S. season, and fans of the Cinemax show know that it stars Sullivan Stapleton and Philip …

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Trailer Debuts (Video)

The drama returns to television screens in the U.S. in January.<p>After a 10-second promo debuted last week, the first full trailer for season four of</i> …

'School of Rock' Cast Has Touching 10-Year Reunion (Photos)

Check out a video of Jack Black and his now-grown-up stars performing the movie's signature song in Austin.<p>This 10-year reunion really rocked.<p>The …

Science fiction is no longer a boys’ club

Kick-ass heroines in “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” prove that women are taking over the male-dominated genre<p>Ghezal Hamidi<p>August 31, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on PolicyMic.<p>English novelist Mary Shelley was born exactly 216 years ago. One hundred and ninety five years ago, …

Paul Muldoon On Seamus Heaney: The Mark of a Great Poet

I met Seamus Heaney in 1968. I was 16 years old and he was 28, already a famous poet on the strength of <i>Death of a Naturalist</i>, his first …

24 Essential Kitchen Tricks and Tips

What Kitchen Short Cuts Am I Missing?<p>I have owned a food processor for almost a decade but only recently tried out the cheese grater attachment - and instantly felt like a complete idiot for wasting countless hours of my life grating cheese by hand. I am sure there must be many other techniques i …

Why You Should Write in a Closet

Colum McCann wrote his latest novel in a closet. Literally in a closet. And Annie Dillard, who won the Pulitzer at the young age of 26 for her …

Genre of ’68 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

It may seem like a contradictory idea, but not a whole lot of “drive-in” horror movies of the ‘60s really tried to be that scary. Oh, they wanted to …

Peter Jackson And Stephen Moffat Set Up An Odd Deal For Doctor Who

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'Divergent' Trailer: Is This the Next YA Sensation? – /Film

It’s all well and good for studios to try and make the next <i>Hunger Games</i>. But as the disappointing box office tally for this weekend’s <i>The Mortal</i> …

2 Hi-Res Photos from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Releases a Mysterious New Teaser [Updated] – /Film

<b>J.J. Abrams</b>‘ penchant for secrecy is well known, but even by his standards this newest teaser from Bad Robot is very mysterious indeed. Not only do …

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Makeup Tips: One-Minute Makeovers for Crazy-Busy Mornings

In our dreams, we leave the house fabulously put-together every day. In reality, we're lucky if we remember to put mascara on both eyes. If you have only a minute for makeup before...

Why Being Human's finale was the perfect way to end the show

Last night, the final episode of the original <i>Being Human</i> aired in North America, revealing to us latecomers what Brits have known for some time now: …

'The Bone Season': Could This Be The Next Harry Potter? Maybe!

Samantha Shannon is being touted as the new J. K. Rowling. She's 21, a fresh graduate of Oxford, where she was a student when she wrote <i>The Bone Season</i>, the first in a projected seven-novel urban fantasy series. She's got a film deal with the new London studio set up by Andy Serkis of Lord of the …

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I Hate Strong Female Characters

I hate Strong Female Characters.<p>As someone spends a fair amount of time complaining on the internet that there aren’t enough female heroes out there, this may seem a strange and out of character thing to say.<p>Read more on newstatesman.com

Ashton Kutcher – Teen Choice Awards 2013 Speech

[Josh Gad]<br>Here’s to my friend and the ultimate choice award recipient Ashton Kutcher.<p>[Ashton Kutcher]<br>What’s up? Oh wow! Okay, okay, let's be, let's …

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Glee's Ryan Murphy Reveals How Finn Hudson Won't Die | TV Guide

Cory Monteith<p>Life will not imitate art on the new season of <i>Glee</i>.<p>Co-creator Ryan Murphy told Deadline.com that Finn Hudson's death will not mirror the …

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'Thor: The Dark World' Reshoots Give More Screen Time to Loki – /Film

If that thunderous reception in Hall H was any indication, Loki, the villain of <i>Thor</i> and <i>The Avengers</i>, is every bit as popular as any of Marvel’s …

Translation of new Haruki Murakami novel set for 2014

Following what has become customary hysteria, and seven-figure sales, at the release of a new Haruki Murakami novel in Japan, his growing English-language fanbase can expect to read the translation of his latest next year, the Ashai Shimbun reports.<p>Shikisai wo Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to, Kare no …