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The Best Football Movies Ever Made | The Art of Manliness

Dwight D. Eisenhower thought that football was the best sport for young men to play because it was the closest sport to war. Football’s similarity to …

Melissa Mathison, ET screenwriter, dies aged 65 in Los Angeles

Oscar-nominated screenwriter’s final project, a big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, had reunited her with director Steven Spielberg<p>Melissa Mathison, the Oscar-nominated writer behind Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic ET: The Extra Terrestrial has died in Los Angeles.<p>The screenwriter, 65, …

“Trumbo” and the long, dark shadow of the blacklist: How a Hollywood gossip columnist launched the culture wars

Bryan Cranston brings life to a left-wing Hollywood hero — but don’t feel so sure the blacklist was defeated<p>I suspect the most important and most resonant character in Jay Roach’s film “Trumbo” is not Dalton Trumbo, the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter played by Bryan Cranston, who won two Oscars …

This animated map shows how humans migrated across the globe

It's tough to know what happened on Earth thousands of years before anyone started writing anything down. But thanks to the amazing work of anthropologists and paleontologists like those working on National Geographic's Genographic Project, we can begin to piece together the story of our ancestors. …

Anthropology

Coen brothers to adapt Fargo for TV channel FX

Billy Bob Thornton to take lead role in belated spinoff from 1996 film in directors' first foray into TV<p>In 1996, Frances McDormand won an Oscar for her performance as Marge, a heavily pregnant cop battling bumbling criminals in snowy Minnesota. The film was Fargo, directed by the Coen brothers, and …