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Robin Williams late-night tributes: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Conan O’Brien share memories

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This is a quiet week in late-night TV, with a bunch of the shows (David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert) in reruns. So the few shows on the air took an opportunity Tuesday to pay tribute to Robin Williams, particularly since two of then were taped on Monday before they learned of Williams’s […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap Season 5, Episode 10: ‘Ali brings out the A in you’

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Warning: This recap contains spoilers. Thing we learned this episode: Mona has been having panic attacks since Ali’s return. She confessed this to Hanna after passing out in the choir room (remember to breathe during those vocal runs, girl). Mona is cold and calculating, but I totally believed her when she explained why she teamed up […]

Robin Williams’s kids, former wife release heartbreaking statements

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On Tuesday evening, Robin Williams’s three children and a former wife released heartbreaking statements about the death of the beloved actor. They’re all in full below. Zak, 31, is the actor’s one child with Valerie Velardi, whom he was married to for a decade and divorced in 1988. Williams married Marsha Garces Williams in 1989 […]

Robin Williams died of suicide due to hanging, preliminary investigation reveals

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View Photo Gallery —The award-winning actor and comedian spent decades working in television and film. Based on a preliminary investigation, actor Robin Williams is believed to have died of suicide as a result of asphyxia due to hanging, investigators said during a news conference on Tuesday. Williams’s personal assistant became concerned on Monday morning when […]

Robin Williams was probably the best talk show guest ever (VIDEO)

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Robin Williams was a talk show host’s dream — just welcome him to the stage and Williams would take care of the rest. Williams died on Monday of a suspected suicide at age 63. The news was shocking to many, although Williams talked openly about his decades-long struggle with addiction; yet in public, he was always […]

Robin Williams remembered not just for his movies and his humor, but for his acts of kindness, too

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There’s a story going around today on Reddit about Robin Williams, the comedian and actor who was found dead Aug. 11 at the age of 63. It goes like this: a guy is with his family in San Francisco. The man’s father has lost both his parents in a really horrific way, and was obviously […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Style Invitational Contest

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  Bad things to say to a waiter: “You call this lemonade, jerko? It’s barely yellow! Bring me some stronger stuff!” Groaner puns on book titles: Did you hear that they made a PC version of the Harper Lee novel? It’s called “Tickle a Mockingbird.” “Dear Blank” notes: Dear Leonardo: Your fly is open. Sincerely, […]

Watch Conan O’Brien break the news of Robin Williams’s death to his live audience

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“This is unusual and upsetting,” began the final segment of Conan O’Brien’s show on Monday. Then, the talk show host had the unenviable job of informing his audience that Robin Williams had died. Williams, 63, was found dead in his California home on Monday. “We got some news. We got some news during the show that Robin Williams […]

Stephen L. Carter & ‘Back Channel,’ tomorrow at Politics and Prose

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Yale law professor and novelist Stephen L. Carter has an unlikely heroine to the Cuban missile crisis in his new novel: Margo Jensen, a 19-year-old black college student, making her way into heady White House politics in “Back Channel.” He was surprised, when he was finished, at how much she resembled the heroine in his […]

Lego’s new female scientists set already has an awesome new Twitter tribute

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Just days after the release of Lego’s much-anticipated “Research Institute” set of female scientists, the inevitable has happened: meet @LegoAcademics, a Twitter account that uses the posed legos to reenact daily life in academia. Its creator, Donna Yates, is an archaeologist who studies the looting and trafficking of goods from archaeological sites for the Trafficking […]

Robin Williams: The many faces of the wildly versatile actor (VIDEO)

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View Photo Gallery —The award-winning actor and comedian spent decades working in television and film. To call Robin Williams “versatile” is an understatement, as he took on more types of roles than most actors can. He seamlessly played funny and sweet and heartbreaking and depressing and weird in more than a hundred movies and TV […]

Robin Williams dies at 63

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Actor Robin Williams has been found dead at age 63, the Marin County County Sheriff’s office confirmed on Monday evening. Cause of death is suspected to be suicide. Williams was an Oscar-winning comedic actor known for his roles in “Good Will Hunting,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Morning Vietnam” and many more. More to come — here’s […]

Barneys will pay $525K to settle racial profiling allegations

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Upscale retailer Barneys New York will pay $525,000 in penalties to settle racial profiling complaints. The settlement came after a nine-month-long investigation launched by the New York State Attorney’s office when two black customers...Show More Summary

What’s Beyoncé wearing? A necklace that I (very likely) made.

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It all started with a message on Instagram last Tuesday. “@rachelpfeffer, is that your necklace?” asked a customer in the Netherlands. That’s the kind of thing that gets me excited — seeing one of my DC flag necklaces or bicycle rings  that I hammered and soldered together in my Washington D.C. apartment out in the world. […]

All what jazz? Or: How to declare something dead without listening to it

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The Internet is overflowing with bad ideas. What should we do when we step in one? Scrape it from our boots and quietly walk away? Retweet it in anger? Blog a rebuttal? Wait a few hours for someone else to blog a smarter rebuttal? How should we take part in the conversation when the conversation […]

AMC released a teaser for the ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel ‘Better Call Saul’

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AMC’s “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” is like that thing you think might not actually exist because it keeps getting pushed back. But fear not, the network released the first teaser for the upcoming show, which is now slated to air sometime in February 2015. To recap, the show stars Bob Odenkirk as attorney Saul Goodman who served as legal […]

Celebrity feuds and what they reveal about human emotions

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Part of the reason society is so obsessed with celebrities is that we study them to search for clues that beneath the designer clothes and millions of dollars, they really are regular people. That’s the twisted genius of US Magazine’s “Stars: They’re Just Like Us!” feature. Sure, we make fun, but sometimes it is a tiny […]

‘The Leftovers’ recap, Episode 7: ‘Solace for Tired Feet’

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The Garvey clan is back in the spotlight again this week (extended family members, too), so it’s time to zoom in on the most dysfunctional family ever. It all starts as Jill is participating in yet another dumb teenage ritual — her friends are locking each other in a refrigerator in the woods to see […]

Peerless, fearless Blanchett in ‘The Maids’

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NEW YORK — It’s kind of wild, if not entirely wonderful, what Cate Blanchett and her co-conspirators achieve in their revival of Jean Genet’s louche tragicomedy, “The Maids.” With cameras perched behind every mirror on the stage at New York City Center, the antic, mischievous charades of Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert, as sullen sisters in […]

MTV’s ‘House of Style’ reboot with Iggy Azalea is off to a disappointing start

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Ask a girl of the ’90s about her introduction to major French fashion houses or London street style, and she’ll likely rattle off a combination of Seventeen magazine write-ups, Cosmopolitan spreads and episodes of “House of Style.” From 1989 to 2000, the innovative MTV series was a window into the world of fashion for teens […]

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