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Why that dress looks white and gold: It’s overexposed

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Yes, the Internet went crazy Thursday night over a dress that looked white and gold to some people, and blue and black to others.

We’re not here to debate why some people see it one way and some people see it otherwise. No, we’re just here to point this out: The Internet is going nuts over a photo that’s just terribly, horribly overexposed.

Sure, we’ve all seen overexposed photos — they look washed out and too…

‘Better Call Saul’ premiere: Breaking off a plan gone ‘Bad’

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It’s been well over a year since Walter White left our television sets, his pork pie hat hung on the rack next to a slew of Emmy statues. But his world — and the rich characters in it — have far from vanished, thanks to AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.

An origin story, Better Call Saul hails from Peter Gould and Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and explores the earlier years of America’s favorite sleazy attorney, Saul Goodman. Comparisons to Breaking Bad will run rampant throughout…

17 #QuestionsForMen that call attention to casual sexism

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A quick perusal of the #EverydaySexism hashtag is a reminder of the ways, big and small, in which women are marginalized in their everyday lives. Now, a new hashtag serving a similar purpose is cropping up: #QuestionsForMen

Daily Life writer Clementine Ford posed the first “question” to her followers on Tuesday, referencing an accusation often lodged at female writers:

Question to the male writers/speakers etc out there. Is it…

If a Social Media Company Doesn’t Offer Both Sides of the Posting Coin, Run Away

It’s hard to pick a better Joker from the Batman movies. The original Jack Nicholson version was dark and funny and had the psychopathic flare that only Jack can bring to the table. Heath Ledger’s Joker brought critical acclaim and an Oscar win because of the raw grittiness in the way he threw himself into the role.

We shouldn’t choose. We shouldn’t have to. Both performances can thrive on their own merits and be watched for generations to come.

The same sort of toss-up applies to Facebook…

Eiffel Tower goes completely dark to honor victims of Paris terror attack

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The Eiffel Tower went dark on Thursday to honor those who lost their lives in the terror attack in Paris at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Masked gunmen, who are still on the loose, shot and killed 12 people on Wednesday, including two police officers, various prominent cartoonists and the magazine’s editor in chief

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Eiffel Tower goes completely dark to honor victims of Paris terror attack

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The Eiffel Tower went dark on Thursday to honor those who lost their lives in the terror attack in Paris at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Masked gunmen, who are still on the loose, shot and killed 12 people on Wednesday, including two police officers, various prominent cartoonists and the magazine’s editor in chief

#JeSuisCharlie
Ce soir

‘X-Men’ studio Fox smashed the world record for box office in 2014

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LOS ANGELES — With $5.5 billion in 2014 worldwide box office grosses, 20th Century Fox just eclipsed Paramount Pictures to become king of the global box office mountain.

With a mixture of home runs (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Plane of the Apes), doubles and triples (The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner) and plenty of other solid hits (13 movies passed $100 million internationally) Fox took the title from Paramount, which held the record since 2011 (when it had Transformers:…

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German landmarks go dark to protest anti-Islam rallies

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Local landmarks throughout Germany went dark on Monday in protest of a group staging weekly rallies against the perceived “Islamization of the West.”

Anti-Islam rallies have been spreading across the country since December, but thousands took to the streets in Cologne, Berlin and Stuttgart to urge tolerance while landmarks went dark in solidarity. They also denounced the far-right movement Patriotic Europeans Against…

This toddler crying at ‘The Snowman’ understands your holiday blues

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Learning that Santa Claus isn’t real is a hard enough pill to swallow. Now, imagine having to come to terms with your own mortality while watching the 1982 short film The Snowman as a toddler.

Sarah McKoewn of Northern Ireland captured her son Lucca’s reaction as the movie came to a close. As it turns out, its dark themes don’t rest all that easy with children. Unlike in the whimsical holiday tale of Frosty, the snowman character in The Snowman just kind of bites the dust at the end. Merry…

Colorado theater shooter’s parents: Please don’t execute our son

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The parents of James Holmes, who killed 12 and injured 70 in a July 2012 Colorado theater shooting, say their son is “not a monster” and he should not be executed.

“We do not know how many victims of the theater shooting would like to see our son killed. But we are aware of people’s sentiments,” Robert and Arlene Holmes write in a letter published in The Denver Post on Friday

“We have read postings on the Internet that have…