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Let’s Just Stop Thinking and Enjoy ‘House of Cards’ For What It Is
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Whether you love it, you hate it or are simply amused by it, we can probably all agree that House of Cards is rarely boring. This is a television program that manages to make even the most mundane acts at least slightly compelling, whether it’s frying some eggs, tossing back a shot of super expensive vodka or even taking a leak on the gravestone of your dead dad. More

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‘The Affair’ Won the Golden Globe for Best Drama, and ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Were Pissed
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The Golden Globes show provided its traditional spectacle last night. A lot of movies and television shows won deserving awards, hosts Tina Few and Amy Poehler made some racy Bill Cosby jokes, Jennifer Lopez’s cleavage-baring dress accelerated puberty for 11-year-old boys everywhere, and Jennifer Lawrence skipped the whole thing to hang out in Boston instead. More

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Netflix’s First Original Movie is a ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel
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With its 31 Emmy nominations and seven wins earlier this year, Netflix proved it was a major player in the television industry. After yesterday’s announcement that the company is creating its first original movie, a sequel to 2000’s Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon,” it appears Netflix is aiming to show the world that, like Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix,” it knows Kung fu.

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Bar exam: Tough old women and Cambridge poop banks
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It’s getting to the point where slushy, greying snow and black ice have topped the list of things you hate, beating out world hunger, bigotry, columns about lazy millennials, and the gov’ment. You’re sick of falling on your hands, and so you’ve stopped going outside on weekends. Your closest companion is now a cube-shaped lamp that is supposed to cure your seasonal affective disorder. You’ve begun talking to him, and you’ve made him a tiny hat. Listen: It’s time to leave the house. Take a cue from all the tough-as-nails women in the news this week, dress up Lampy in his finest fedora, and brave the ice so you can have a conversation with some real people. We’ll get you started with some small talk. More

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Who is Barrett Brown and why is ‘House of Cards’ talking about him?
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In the fifth episode of the second season of Netflix’s addictive and massively popular series, “House of Cards,” Barrett Brown is mentioned by the series’ hacker character, Gavin. Modeled on some of the real-life hackers whose names have grabbed headlines over the years, Gavin is under the thumb of the FBI, and he asks for Barrett Brown’s freedom in exchange for services rendered.

So who is Barrett Brown? And why should you care? More