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Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Audition Surfaces
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Matthew McConaughey’s career is one that ranges from the rom-com pond scum to unabashed Oscar bait, but he’s arguably still best known for his breakout role in 1993’s “Dazed and Confused.” This week, McConaughey’s original audition tape for the Richard Linklater film was unearthed and, no surprises, it would appear that the actor wandered into a room full of cameras and just acted like himself. More

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Woody Allen Developing TV Series for Amazon
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Hot out the gate from their Golden Globes win for “Transparent,” Amazon Studios announced that their next major project will be written and directed by none other than Woody Allen. More

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The Life and Career of Lourdine ‘Pat’ Patrick, Jazz Great and Father of Deval Patrick
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In a basement apartment on the south side of Chicago lived Lourdine “Pat” Patrick and his family, who in July, 1956, welcomed their son Deval into the world. As a musician at that time, Pat played clubs at night and tried to make ends meet. Although he loved his family, Pat’s commitment to music eventually separated him from his wife and kids.  More

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You Can Now Play ‘Oregon Trail’ Online, Along With More Than 2,400 Other MS-DOS Games
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Remember that time back in ’98 when you lost your mother in a tragic river-fording incident in the same voyage that your dad bit the dust to a mean case of dysentery? I’m speaking of course about “Oregon Trail,” the classic historically semi-accurate video game of the ’90s (if you thought I meant in real life, and you actually did remember that, I apologize). More

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A Definitive Ranking of the 5 Best ‘Friends’ Episodes for Each Character
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“Friends” is one of Netflix’s most anticipated additions for 2015. Reasonably so, as it’s both an iconic ’90s staple, and extremely lethal for binge watching. As indicated by its title, the show earned its reputation as a top sitcom because of its main characters. Each one of the weird and wonderful Friends has his or her own quirks that develop over the course of the show’s ten seasons. Appropriately, we made a starter’s guide of sorts, ranking every main character’s top 5 episodes, so that new viewers can connect on a more personal level, and classic fans can rediscover the magic. More

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Buggin’ Out: Looking Back at Boston’s Frenzied Y2K Preparations 15 Years Ago
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At 15 minutes to midnight on Jan. 18, 1985, Spencer Bolles submitted a post to an online bulletin board system from his computer at Reed College in Oregon. “I have a friend that raised an interesting question that I immediately tried to prove wrong,” he wrote. “He is a programmer and has this notion that when we reach the year 2000, computers will not accept the new date. Will the computers assume that it is 1900, or will it even cause a problem?” More