‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ a Review With a View


James Halcomb reviews this season’s biggest movie and the films that started it all.

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The Best (and Worst) of 2014 Arts & Entertainment


James Halcomb presents his favorites (and not so favs) from this last year.

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JK Rowling Had The Perfect Response About LGBT Students At Hogwarts

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JK Rowling comes out with her views on LGBT and Jewish students at Hogwarts. We’re all happy to know that this fictional school is a safe haven for more than just Harry.

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Have a Drink with the Men from Little Big Town


You’ve heard them on the radio and seen them on TV. Now find out what they’re drinking when they’re not on stage, and make yourself one, too.

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From Playboy to Holy Man: “Monk With A Camera” Entertains and Astonishes


Ira Israel chats with Nicholas Vreeland about the new biographical movie, along with reincarnation, Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness in America, and photography.

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GQ Covers Reveal How Women And Men Are Sexually Objectified—But In Very Different Ways

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Noah Berlatsky takes a look at how men and women are seen as objects.

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Songs From 2014 That Changed My Life


James Shotwell’s look back on 2014 and the songs that had a profound impact on his life.

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The Dissection of a Frog Named Louis CK

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“He who wants to dissect has to kill”—Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (1878)

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Confessions Of A Part-Time Santa

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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at bringing joy to children as a part-time Santa Clause? James Halcomb gives you the tips to realize your dream.

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What Your Storybook Heroes Faced


You’ve spent a lifetime listening to heroes find companions, slay monsters, and save the day. Here’s a visual guide to the creatures of myth and fantasy.

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6 Reasons ‘Love Actually’ Is a Story About Vulnerable Men Winning at Life


Joanna Schroeder thinks there’s something very different about the holiday film Love Actually, and it’s the men that make it so special.

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100 Years of Rock in Less Than a Minute


How many of these do you know? See how 100 years of music stack up and listen to them all. Grab your headphones and start clicking.

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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Songs About the Uncharted Territory of Impending Fatherhood

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Andrew McMahon prepared for his new album while preparing for his daughter Cecilia to be born. Here is the story about the birth of both.

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Nine Songs That Always Get Me Into The Christmas Spirit

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Are the holidays bringing you down? These Christmas songs always cheer Jay Snook up.

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‘The Flash’ Helps Us Discover What Makes a Hero

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A spin-off of ‘Arrow’ that is fast becoming a huge success. Men will love the special effects and the reminder that “with great power comes great responsibility.”

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“Wild”—A Long Walk Through No-Women’s Land

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Ira Israel reviews the film produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon, and finds it wondrous.

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