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PopUps: Taylor Swift Lauds Fan For Grindr Promotion

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Taylor Swift "can't stop laughing" after a fan posted a Grindr convo on Tumblr.

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A Blue Christmas for Amazon?

By Mae Anderson | Oct 24
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.

Karamo Brown :: OWNing Your Life

By Joel Martens | Oct 24
It has been a long, long ride since "The Real World" launched the fledgling Karamo Brown from the nest of the show's host city, Philadelphia, in 2004. But look how far he's come. Brown opens up about his journey.

This Film is For the (Water) Birds

By Erin Blackwell | Oct 24
I hadn't seen the film before speaking with director Judy Irving, which is just as well, because the film is too beautiful for words. And I'll tell you why that is: Because Irving erases the line between human and beast.

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Movie Reviews

White Bird in A Blizzard

By Kilian Melloy
Based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, Greg Araki ("The Doom Generation") adapts and directs the '80s period film "White Bird in a Blizzard" with a bit more accessibility than previous efforts.

John Wick

By Kilian Melloy
Judging from the trailer, "John Wick" is a taut, atmospheric thriller. Judging from the film itself, it's a comedy -- but then again, this is a Keanu Reeves vehicle.

Citizenfour

By Kilian Melloy
"Citizenfour" more than doubles down on Poitras' earlier films, which have never flinched from dangerous, dismaying subjects and failed (or failing) states afflicted by, or propped up by, thug rule. In this case, the thugs are our own security agencies.

Force Majeur

By Kilian Melloy
Ruben Östlund writes and directs a piercing, blackly comic portrait of a family in the throes of dysfunction.

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