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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1' is just a place-holder

Director Peter Jackson was in the room with New Line Cinema founder Bob Shaye back in 1998, or so the story goes, pitching him on making J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy into a pair of films, when Shaye stopped him with a question: "Why make two films when you can make …

Movies

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 review – Jennifer Lawrence still engages in this operatic nightmare

The Hunger Games enters its final franchise furlong: the third novel has been split and doubled like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, though not tripled like the Hobbit. Perhaps unexpectedly, the story of Katniss Everdeen still has energy and internal coherence. It seems to be on the point of …

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

Houseplants

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

Yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>You walk into any store—low- or high-end</b><b>—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>You've had to stop watching makeover shows on TV</b> …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The Tennessee Valley …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Home Improvement

Gay couples marry in Kansas despite legal fight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gay couples across Kansas headed Thursday to county offices where judges granted marriage licenses and waived waiting periods …