Patricia Austin

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Mockingjay: Part 2 Is the Best Hunger Games Film

The blockbuster franchise ends its run with a scary, stirring final film.<p>Five years ago, in a year-end roundup of the best books and articles the staff of Gawker (where I worked at the time) had read in 2010, I listed <b>Suzanne Collins’s</b> <i>Mockingjay</i>, the final book in her <i>Hunger Games</i> trilogy, as one of …

A high school heroine has South Koreans fighting over history textbooks

One of the most fondly remembered historical figures in South Korea was not a ruler or military commander but a diminutive high school girl who took on an empire.<p>In 1919, at the age of 18, Yu Gwan-sun organized a peaceful demonstration against Japanese colonial rule. Thousands gathered to publicly …

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Donald Trump on 'SNL': Huge-ish ratings, mixed reviews

Donald Trump as host of "Saturday Night Live" brought in ratings for NBC that Trump himself would call "huge."<p>The presidential candidate on "SNL" brought in an overnight rating of 6.6, the biggest overnight rating for the long-time variety show since 2012.<p>Saturday's number is up roughly 50% from …

Some Christians Are Extremely Unhappy About Starbucks' New Holiday Cups

The absence of snowflakes on the cups "denies the hope of Jesus," one woman claims.<p>Some people are angry about Starbucks’ new holiday cups. <i>Really</i> angry.<p>What is the issue, exactly?<p>In previous years, Starbucks’ iconic holiday cups, which the chain uses in lieu of white cups in November and December, …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

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