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Nick Wanserski
Nick Wanserski

Character Actors You Should Know

Nick Wanserski
Nick Wanserski

Scene-stealers and familiar faces: A field guide to 19 of today’s best character actors. Get to know them, because you’ll see them again and again.  
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A Shadow From the Twin Towers: The Story of Alicia Head. Head's elaborate lies carried her to the top of a 9/11 survivors' group, despite the fact that she was out of the country that day.
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A Modern Treasure Hunt for Manhattan’s History. Finding one of John Randel’s 200-year-old surveyor’s bolts is a nerdy but glorious occasion.   
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Why You Feel Like a Fraud and How to Overcome It. You may suffer from Imposter Syndrome, but don’t worry, everyone else does, too.
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Parkour gets sexy thanks to amazing #StreetPole dancers. Feats of strength and grace have escaped strip clubs to go public.
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Storing data in DNA would solve the world’s information storage problem, if we can get the cost down. The real problem would be if someone decided to use it in a cloning experiment.  
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The 20 Craziest Things Discovered on Google Earth. The world is a weird place, when seen from some distance.
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This Is Why You Should Celebrate Banned Books Week. It’s a tribute to those who fight for the freedom to read, namely, librarians.

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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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