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  • Slender Man inspired preteens to kill? Website defends content

    The website that officials said helped inspire two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate brushed off criticism on Tuesday, condemning the attack as an "isolated incident." A 12-year-old Waukesha girl who survived being stabbed 19 times was...
  • Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]

    Obama has no foreign policy [Letter]
    I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ("Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy...
  • Letter: Pot legalization could be a money saver

    Letter: Pot legalization could be a money saver
    Re: "Where are the voices against pot legalization?" Brian Crosby's "The Whiteboard Jungle" column, May 23. I find it fascinating that according to Mr. Crosby, my being part of the 54% who supports legalizing marijuana confirms that I am high....
  • What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?

    What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?
    When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...
  • Documentary discovers the unexpected guy on the Burt's Bees logo

     Documentary discovers the unexpected guy on the Burt's Bees logo
    Picture for a moment the iconic Burt's Bees logo. Staring out from the brand's various salves and ointments is the face of a heavily bearded man, his wild tufts of hair barely contained under a pinstriped train engineer's hat. His expression is calm but...
  • 'Orange is the New Black' Trending Stronger Than 'House of Cards'

    When the success of Netflix in original programming is cited, two of its series come to mind: "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black." But in the absence of any stats measuring how many viewers are watching these shows, there's some other...
  • Film Review: 'This Is Not a Ball'

    In the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz created a pair of massive art installations using 20,000 carefully arranged soccer balls -- an impressive accomplishment, but not one that could possibly sustain a feature-length film....
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'The Mysteries of Laura's' Trending is Revealed, Levine's Voice Takes 'Fallon' to the Top

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Mailbag: Civic openness? Only in the land of Orwell

    In the Sept. 3 article "Costa Mesa council discusses proposed $24.7M employee contract", I was quoted as saying "COIN is an Orwellian lie." From Wikipedia, "'Orwellian' is an adjective describing the situation, idea or societal condition that George...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: Furious Facebook Activity Drives 'Fast 7' to Top While 'St. Vincent' Rides TIFF Wave

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Golden Era'

    The whens, wheres and wherefores of Chinese writer Xiao Hong's brief but influential life are exhaustively considered in Ann Hui's ambitious, lustrously mounted biopic "The Golden Era" -- it's the life itself that's missing. , this three-hour endurance...