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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>IN THE 150 YEARS Samuel Clemens has been better known as Mark Twain, journalists, scholars, and even bartenders have offered competing theories as to where America’s first signature wit …

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 …

'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> …

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'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 …

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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>English novelist Mary Shelley was born exactly 216 years ago. One hundred and ninety five years ago, she wrote "Frankenstein," one of the world’s most famous science fiction novels of all …

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

Fellow Irish poet Paul Muldoon on the moral—and literary—authority of Seamus Heaney, who died Friday at the age of 74. Plus, Colum McCann’s tribute …

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: …

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'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 …

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

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 …

'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 …

Best Music Moments in MTV's Teen Wolf

Maybe it’s just that I’m from a generation that can actually remember when most of MTV’s programming was dedicated to music, when the now …