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Lucasfilm

The Star Wars Prequels Weren't All Bad

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Lucasfilm

The Star Wars prequels don’t deserve your hatred. While they aren’t perfect, their awful reputation is a product of the internet feedback loop.
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25 Pets Who Hate You Deeply For Making Them Go to the Vet. It’s a gallery of misery and despair, so don’t laugh too much.
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The Diary of Anne Frank was supposed to enter the public domain in 2016, but now the Anne Frank Foundation wants to add her father Otto Frank as co-author. So were her words not really all her own, or is it just for the profits?
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The Forgotten Midwest Craze for Building Palaces Out of Grain. The agricultural one-upmanship of the 19th century prairie.
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Americans Greatly Overestimate Economic Mobility. Two studies show the American Dream is alive and well in our minds, if not in reality.
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A Harvard physicist has an incredible theory for why the dinosaurs went extinct. It’s not so much about dinosaurs, but about how the Milky Way works.
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The real reason many Americans don't vote. The U.S. makes the process unnecessarily difficult for a lot of people.  
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8 Mysterious Tales of Traveling Dogs. They went missing here, so how did they end up over there?
 

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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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