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Michelle MacLaren Is the Best Director on TV -- Vulture

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Matt Zoller Seitz - It’s a matter of practical magic: figuring out how little you need to give the impression of something greater. While shooting the Game of Thrones episode “Second Sons,” which revolved around the w...

Six-Word Memoir: Your Holiday Wish in Six Words?

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Six Words from SMITH - SixContest #42: Six-Word Wishes for the Holiday Season It’s finally here: the most wonderful time of the year! While the holiday season certainly brings a sense of joy, peace and camaraderie, it ca...

Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too -

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a. o. scott - Kim Jong-un, who appears to be America’s newly self-appointed minister of culture, has decided that “The Interview,” the Seth Rogen film about North Korea that includes Mr. Kim’s assassination, wil...

The first 45 taps » Nieman Journalism Lab

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Nieman Lab - How do we know when a news app is successful? Since joining BuzzFeed a few months ago, I’ve learned that there is little consensus within our industry regarding how we define and measure success. S...

An Open Letter From Assata | Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle

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Chuck D - My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence t...

Kevin Smokler

Author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books Your Haven't TOuched Since High School." Crazy about publishing, media, journalism, our times, and animal group names. Prone to oversharing.

19 Cookies With A Life-Changing Secret

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BuzzFeed - Get the recipe for Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies Filled With Caramel and Peanut Butter. Get the recipe for Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies. Get the recipe for Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies. Ge...

How To Be Confident (15 - 19 yrs)

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Alain de Botton - Basically, no matter who you are, where you come from or what you do, we all get nervous and lose our confidence from time to time. Whether it’s feeling inadequate in our work, talking to people or...

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