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A scene explaining one of Game Of Thrones' most baffling twists was cut from the finale

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[Note: As implied by the headline, this Newswire discusses plot points from the seventh-season finale of Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And The Wolf.” Don’t say we didn’t warn you.] ...

Robert Mueller Just Took Away President Trump’s Best Leverage

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Donald Trump’s ability to issue presidential pardons has been the ultimate weapon looming over Robert Mueller’s investigation. Trump could potentially pardon himself of any crimes. More importantly, he could dangle ...

Our 10 Biggest Questions About Game of Thrones’ Final Season

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
The old gods and the new have cursed us. The seventh season of Game of Thrones is finished, but the HBO fantasy epic’s eighth and final season doesn’t have an ...

Alf Clausen’s Best Songs From The Simpsons

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On Wednesday, the news came out that Alf Clausen was fired from The Simpsons after 27 years as the show’s longtime composer. The loss is tremendous. Clausen might not be ...

Game of Thrones’ Isaac Hempstead Wright Debunks the Night King Theory

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Viewers and critics can debate whether Game of Thrones is or isn’t the show it used to be, but when it comes to Bran Stark, there’s no argument. The sole ...

We Refuse to Believe Prince’s Favorite Color Wasn’t Purple

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Prince was unquestionably an icon, and one of the absolute defining characteristics of the Purple One was, well, the color purple. Of the most obvious examples, his magnum opus was ...

How to Get Rich in Trump’s Washington

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
When the phone call to Trump went through, Stryk saw the geography of a new world forming before his eyes. Interests that spent millions of dollars studying Washington and shaping ...

Mueller teams up with New York attorney general in Manafort probe

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, according to several people familiar with ...

Fox News Poll: Voters' mood sours, 56 percent say Trump tearing country apart

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart. That’s according to the latest ...

“Design Is Inherently An Unethical Industry”

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Have designers lost control of design? This was the question designer and technologist Matt Webb asked earlier this week in a story about the widening gap between designers and the ...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Is a Pure Piece of Trump-Era Pop Art

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On Saturday night, after Hurricane Harvey made landfall but just before the floodwaters began to rise in Houston, a large portion of America gave its attention to a boxing match ...

Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant

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Ms. Slaughter told Mr. Lynn that “the time has come for Open Markets and New America to part ways,” according to an email from Ms. Slaughter to Mr. Lynn. The ...

Liberals and Conservatives Attack TV Merger That Would Let Pro-Trump Media Dominate Local News

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Sinclair Broadcast Group's proposed $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media would raise prices for consumers, harm media diversity, and consolidate too much power in the hands of a single corporate ...

ESPN Football Analyst Walks Away, Disturbed by Brain Trauma on Field

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
“In its current state, there are some real dangers: broken limbs, wear and tear,” Cunningham said. “But the real crux of this is that I just don’t think the game ...

Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector

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$6,651 Funding Suspended Project Purged Back this project $6,651 Funding Suspended Project Purged Back this project Art is about taking risks. Join us as we become the first artist-museum team ...

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
The other day I stopped to see a friend, the journalist Misha Kovrov. He was sitting on his couch, cleaning his fingernails and drinking tea. He offered me a glass.

Weather Maps Are Failing Us

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Hurricane Harvey has dumped so much rain on Houston and the coast of Texas that the National Weather Service was forced to adopt new colors to map it accurately. This ...

Google Critic Ousted From Think Tank Funded by the Tech Giant

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
Ms. Slaughter told Mr. Lynn that “the time has come for Open Markets and New America to part ways,” according to an email from Ms. Slaughter to Mr. Lynn. The ...

Ambassadors of London’s Rebooted, Revitalized Jazz Scene Come to New York

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These are a few of the myriad groups that have incubated at Jazz Re:freshed’s weekly shows, which have taken place since 2003 at a bar in West London called Mau ...

‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Director Reveals How Daenerys and Jon Had a Date With Destiny

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf.”] George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” was ...

City of El Cenizo v State of Texas

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
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On the road in Texas, where all the roads look like rivers

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
It's hard to explain the stupefying vastness of the flooding in Texas, the nature of the calamity named Tropical Storm Harvey, until you actually try to drive somewhere in it.

Game of Thrones’ Ice Dragon Is an Icon

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
By the end of Game of Thrones season seven, it’s hard to find a character worth getting behind. Jon Snow is sleeping with his aunt. Cersei is plotting a move ...

A History of Donald Trump’s Obsession With TV Ratings

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
In what may or may not have been a joke, President Trump Monday claimed his White House announced the pardon of former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff Joe Arpaio right as ...

Houston's Flood Is a Design Problem

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
Floods cause greater property damage and more deaths than tornadoes or hurricanes. And Houston’s flood is truly a disaster of biblical proportions: The sky unloaded 9 trillion gallons of water ...

Baking With Kafka Launch Party

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Tom Gauld will be here to celebrate the release of his new book, Baking With Kafka, on the 8th September from 7-9pm! Our limited bookplate edition of Baking With Kafka ...

‘Suspiria’ Rediscovered: Why Guillermo Del Toro and Others Are Fighting to Salvage Dario Argento’s Masterpiece

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Guillermo del Toro will have a busy fall promoting his new movie “The Shape of Water,” but he’s squeezing in time to plug another project that’s not his own: Dario ...

'Stranger Things': 7 Questions We Have For Season 2

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Has it only been a little over a year since Stranger Things arrived with almost no hype – and then, within days of Netflix dropping the first season online, became ...

Kathy Griffin Isn’t Apologizing Anymore

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6 mentions4 weeks ago
Kathy Griffin walked into her home office just before noon in late June, still wearing pajamas. The comedian, who regularly stays up late, had just woken up to news of ...

The Lonely Terror of Postpartum Anxiety

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
I’m lying awake, gazing at the gentle rise and fall of my 3-month-old’s chest. He’s a delicate infant, constantly surprising me with his smallness, like his sister did when she ...

Pepe the Frog’s Creator Gets Alt-Right Children’s Book Pulled, Vows to ‘Aggressively Enforce His Intellectual Property’

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, struck back against a self-published children's book that depicted Pepe as an Islamophobic, alt-right champion on a mission to make his farm ...

How to Tell Dany’s Dragons Apart on Game of Thrones

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Spoilers below for Sunday’s episode, “Beyond the Wall.” Which one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons was killed by the Night King in Sunday night’s Game of Thrones? It was an awful ...

10 Things We Learned From Summer Movie Season 2017

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Every summer movie season has its highlights and low points – but from a commercial perspective, this year's edition was mostly just bleak. The final numbers aren't in yet, but ...

We Said Google Was Dangerously Powerful. Then Google Proved Us Right.

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
The reason American governance is dysfunctional is simple. We have turned much of our sovereignty over to private interests in the form of monopolies. So while our politicians can discuss ...

Humble Book Bundle: Electronics & Programming presented by Make:

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Get ebooks collectively valued at up to $356. Name your price of $1 or more and increase your contribution to upgrade your bundle. Download these books onto your favorite reading ...

Houston Chronicle Photojournalist Marie D. De Jesús on Harvey and Home

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Posted by Conor Risch on Wednesday August 30, 2017 | Photojournalism Reporting on a natural disaster is a different challenge when your own home and community are under threat. For ...

Why Sorority Girls Dress Alike

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Three young women, dressed identically, stand in front of a large door. They yell-announce their names, their elected titles. They confess that they’ve been waiting for you all summer (they ...

Which of 2017’s Many Wonder Movies Is Right for You?

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Does it seem like many of this year’s movie titles came out of the same batch? Both The Circle and The Square mine shapes to get their names, while horror ...

Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts’s Quarter-Century-Long Best Friendship: A Timeline

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
We’re not going to sugarcoat this, dear readers: If 2017 were a contest, Nicole Kidman would come out on top against Naomi Watts. Despite both of the Aussie darlings having ...

As ‘Patti Cake$’ Stumbles, Fox Searchlight Faces a Battle To Remain on Top

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Standing before the packed house at Manhattan’s Metrograph Theater, “Patti Cake$” director Geremy Jasper introduced his film. He was excited, in the way that first-time directors often are at their ...

‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing: Ed Skrein Steps Down From Playing Japanese-American Comic Character

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
The new “Hellboy” film was the latest studio production to cast a Caucasian actor in a role originally written with Asian heritage after “Deadpool” star Ed Skrein was announced last ...

Lurid Trump allegations made by Louise Mensch and co-writer came from hoaxer

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law ...

Here Are Ways You Can Help People During Hurricane Harvey

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10 mentions4 weeks ago
If you’re in Houston, on the Gulf Coast, or in one of the places inland that’s experiencing massive flooding and other catastrophic impacts from Hurricane Harvey, you’re likely too busy ...

The 2017 VMAs Were Beyond Saving

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
The fact of summer as a season won’t alter any time soon. So long as this planet orbits the sun, there will be a point in its orbit where it’s ...

“My idea of romance is tailor-made pleasure.”: Harris Dickinson on being sexy but not romanti...

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
As Frankie, a dudebro on the down-low, Harris Dickinson gives a breakout performance in “Beach Rats.” Writer and director Eliza Hittman’s astonishing sophomore feature has the aimless, working class Brooklynite,

Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
Donald Trump hoped the trip would draw a line under the Russia story, which had hounded his candidacy and was now damaging his presidency. His legislative agenda, including repeal of ...

21 Big Books of Fall

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3 mentions4 weeks ago
Goodreads Blog FOLLOW US /goodreads @goodreads goodreads.com /goodreads Subscribe: Seriously, this season is going to be awesome for book lovers. We're getting highly anticipated stories from John Green, Stephen King,

Mattis freezes transgender policy; allows troops to continue serving, pending study

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis late Tuesday announced that transgender troops will be allowed to continue serving in the military pending the results of a study by experts.The announcement ...

Ken Burns’s American Canon

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
Like Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith, Ken Burns has a summer house on Lake Sunapee, in New Hampshire. The property is furnished with Shaker quilts and a motorboat; every July 4th,

Darren Aronofsky Doesn’t Want You to Know Anything About Mother!

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2 mentions4 weeks ago
“Most people, after they see the film, they don’t even wanna look at me,” says Darren Aronofsky with a basso profundo chuckle. Clad in New Balances, a Montreal Expos hat,
 

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