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It’s Movie Time! This Year Marks the 50th Anniversary of An Astonishingly First-Rate Screenplay. And Even Though the Resulting Movie Won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year, No One Else Will Be Writing About This Until 2020. Why We are Jumping the Gun

49 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

This movie is on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Movies Ever Made and on the Writers Guild of America’s List of 101 Best Ever Screenplays. Please click here to get the fun, insightful behind-the-scenes story of this classic movie...

What Really Happened to Harry Reid? Part 2

(John Hinderaker) Scott wrote here about Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his “elastic exercise band” accident. In January, I wrote OK, SoShow More Summary

The Lucky Charms Soldiers Carried Into WWI 

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. During (and after) World War I, British folklorist Edward Lovett made a point of collecting examples of lucky charms and amulets that soldiers had carried to war. Show More Summary

Hidden Cello Man Optical Illusion

Saturday is here! Oh thank goodness that the weekend is here, and we know that you all are doing something fun and exciting. How do you feel about music? Have any of you all gone to a fancy concert before or even the symphony? Well, today’s optical illusion is all about a cello, and we’re […] The post Hidden Cello Man Optical Illusion appeared first on Mighty Optical Illusions.

When Brands Cry “Bae,” This Twitter Account Is on It

Here is a confession: IHOP knew about fleek before I did. “Our pancakes stay on fleek,” the corporation tweeted in November. And on Halloween: “How fleek are they?” (the pancakes). And a week earlier: “We StAy On FLeEk, bb.” A...Show More Summary

‘The Walking Dead’: 5 Things You Need To Know Before Watching Season 5 Finale [SPOILERS]

The Walking Dead season 5 finale will be bloody and fans are preparing themselves for the inevitable deaths. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s going on in Alexandria with minimal comic book spoilers. 1. Deanna’s exiled members Deanna has repeatedly stated she’s exiled people from Alexandria before and she’d do it again. She’s [...]Show More Summary

More Info About The Avengers New Super Twins

4 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

All your latest Wanda and Pietro information here.

Pitching a Potential Donor, Shackleton Sketched This Expedition Map 

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, gathering funds for his proposedShow More Summary

A Closer Look at Every Team's QB Situation Heading into 2015 NFL Draft

It’s never a bad time to talk about quarterbacks. Here we will address every NFL team’s situation behind center as it stands at the moment. We will also mention every quarterback on each team’s roster, regardless of his playing time to date. While most teams are set on their starter for 2015, there are the usual exceptions. Show More Summary

Saturday Gardening Thread: Bi-Polar Edition [Y-not and KT]

Y-not: Good afternoon, gardening morons and moronettes! Weirddave is indisposed so today's thread is a bi-polar edition featuring self and KT. To get us in the mood, how about a song? (You can read IZ's story here.) The emergence of...

The right variable for the right argument

Tyler Cowen links to an Edward Hugh post: So, what do you do about the problem of secular stagnation? Again here there is divergence of opinion. Some still seek to treat the phenomenon as if it were a variant of the liquidity trap issue. Most notable here is Paul Krugman, who continues to hope that […]

Whipped Cream, Wurst, Spaghetti, and Other Delights

Thought I would take a slight detour from all the seriousness of late (most of which I haven’t been posting about here, but will at some point) and examine a bit of pop cultural evolution and other delights. I speak (again, as it turns out) of one of the most famous album covers of all [...]

Flyers for the Campaigns Martin Luther King Was Working on When He Was Assassinated

The Vault is Slate’s history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. These flyers call people to join Martin Luther King’s last campaigns, against poverty and the Vietnam War. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

With all the talks about the movie, you can once again download Ernest Cline's bestselling Ready Player One for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.Like most of humanity, Wade Watts...Show More Summary

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Solar Energy

Solar energy is often misunderstood by the media and investors. Here are a few facts that may change the way you look at energy from the sun.

One the most useful iPhone apps ever is coming to Apple Watch – here’s what it will look like

We’ve written about popular to-do list app Wunderlist plenty of times before, and with good reason — if you’re looking for a way to make lists of your most important daily tasks, it’s one of the best apps around. MacRumors writes that...Show More Summary

What’s Next for the US Airways Credit Card

The day that US Airways and American Airlines are combining their loyalty programs is here.  The US Airways Dividend Miles program is officially no more, but what about the US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard? I’ve been screaming from...Show More Summary

Roots

One thing about plants that’s easy to forget is that much of the plant–the biomass–is underground. An exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Gardens highlights the importance and size of roots. Here are some grasses, with their root systems intact: Those … Continue reading ?

Facebook Inc Has Big Plans to Take Over the Internet of Things

Here is what you need to know about Facebook and its Parse development platform.

Beguiling 19th-Century Space Art, Made by a Self-Taught Astronomical Observer

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, a French-American artist and amateur astronomer, published these drawings of celestial subjects as chromolithographs in 1881. Show More Summary

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