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    Judging the merits of television shows is a highly subjective business. But sometimes a series is just so good that it doesn’t really seem up for debate—classics like The Wire, Fleabag, Seinfeld, and so on. Anyone even moderately plugged into pop culture ...
    From her apartment’s rooftop just as the sun sets, Rosa Marín curves her left index and thumb to form a circle in the air. Her two fingertips meet and create a little tunnel that seems to erase the rest of the landscape before her. With the improvised pee...
    On April 28, 2022, Paramount+ premiered the first three episodes of The Offer, a limited series about the making of The Godfather, based on the experiences of the film's producer, Al Ruddy, who serves as an executive producer on the series, in which h...
    Thanks in part to Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film Moulin Rouge!—and the Broadway musical based on it—the actual Moulin Rouge in Paris’s Montmartre district is well-known among a larger demographic than Francophiles, tourists, and cultural history buffs. Now, as ...
    SMART NEWSCool FindsConstruction Workers Uncover Massive 800-Year-Old Aztec Dwelling in Mexico CityThe accidental discovery has a long, layered history An electrical works project led archaeologists to uncover this Aztec-era dwelling.Mexico's Nationa...
    In The Offer, the new series streaming on Paramount+, viewers are getting a closer look at the tumultuous production of 1972’s The Godfather. Widely considered a classic, it was a challenging effort for director Francis Ford Coppola, producer Al Ruddy, an...
    Fans of This Is Spinal Tap are getting something special for the film’s 40th anniversary in 2024: A sequel.According to Deadline, director Rob Reiner is helming a sequel that will bring together original cast members Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, and ...
    You can buy a lot with $200 million. A Burgess Jubilee superyacht. (Two of them at $100 million each, actually.) A couple dozen miles of interstate highway. The services of Aaron Rodgers for four years in the NFL.Or you could purchase a 1964 silkscreen pa...
    ");});//-->Dogs have a long history of working in partnership with humans.  Building on this partnership between humans and dogs, U.S. CustomsBorder Protection (CBP) detector dogs are a key tool for screening passengers and cargo to prevent the in...
    If the only thing Jeff Buckley ever did was record his 1994 cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” he would still have a permanent spot in music history. Buckley’s stark and sensual rendition of the song has arguably become the definitive version, and it’...
    Did you know that Disney briefly employed the world’s most famous surrealist?Salvador Dalí was approached by Walt Disney himself in 1945 to propose a collaborative film. Entitled Destino, the picture would be based upon a Mexican folk song of the same nam...