Weekend Links: Pixar’s Emotional Manipulation

Just about everyone cried at the end of Toy Story 3, but Pixar has made its audiences misty-eyed in nearly every one of its box-office hits so far.

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Take the ridiculous literacy test Louisiana gave black voters in the 1960s.

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Janelle Monáe has some fancy footwork, but who knew that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke could bust a move, too?

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A former Korean military intelligence officer turned graphic designer developed a “disruptive typeface” that can’t be read by machines – perfect for the more paranoid Internet users out there.

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Despite what we said last week, Warner Bros. is looking into bringing Encyclopedia Brown to the big screen. Can he solve the case of the egregiously expensive movie theatre popcorn?

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The book-to-movie pipeline is still going strong, with books like John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl also slated to hit theatres in the upcoming months.

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What does a 200-calorie serving size look like? Not all calories are created equal, but it’s still surprising to see how much broccoli is the energy equivalent of just eight Hershey’s Kisses or three tablespoons of French dressing.

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As disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner returns to politics in a bid for New York City mayor, newspapers are delighting in inappropriate puns on his surname.

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June 29, 2013 - 10:38am
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