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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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Flavorwire Staffers’ Cultural Resolutions for 2014

With the end of every calendar year comes the customary influx of “Best Of” lists, definitively ranking the créme de la cultural créme of the last 365 days. But as 2013 winds down, we’re also making plans for the next year of books, movies, and shows. Click through for Flavorwire’s cultural resolutions for 2014 — what we want more of, what we want less of, and what parts of 2013 we could do without altogether. … Read More

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Flavorwire Staffers’ Best Cultural Experiences of 2013

With the end of every calendar year comes the customary influx of “Best Of” lists, definitively ranking the créme de la cultural créme of the last 365 days. But sometimes “best” doesn’t accurately describe the things that stick with us most, or that we irrationally love out of personal preference. So to cap off 2013, Flavorwire staffers listed their favorite cultural items of the year — the books, movies, and experiences we’ll be taking into 2014. Click through for Flavorwire writers’ most memorable cultural moments of the past year. … Read More

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Uber Will Make You Spend All Your Monies: Links You Need to See

A few weeks after Joe Jonas’ “woe is me” article for New York Mag, Miley Cyrus is calling “BS.”Our favorite holiday lunatic diva, Mariah Carey, is killing it on Instagram and it’s great. Google is giving away the top albums of 2013 for free, so get on it. Lastly, better think twice … Read More

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Disconcerting Pictures of Disney Characters With Altered Facial Hair

All that extra free time during holiday season leads to a lot of random musings. If one of those happened to be “What would various male Disney characters look like if they had beards/their beard were removed?”, you’re in luck: illustrator Annie Erskine has created a series of Photoshopped images answering that very question. Unsurprisingly, Gaston looks like even more of a skeez with a full beard; more surprisingly, The Little Mermaid‘s Triton looks kinda suburban without his flowing face-locks. Click through to have your childhood upended, one image at a time. … Read More

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So Long, Doctor Smith: Links You Need to See

In case you missed it, The Doctor regenerated last night, so presuming that you couldn’t see through your tears here’s the recap and some deleted scenes. UPS may have gotten a bad rep this holiday season, but this time lapse video of their delivery process will have you giving them the benefit of… Read More

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Flavorwire Staffers’ Most Underrated Cultural Items of 2013

With the end of every calendar year comes the customary influx of “Best Of” lists, definitively ranking the créme de la cultural créme of the last 365 days. But sometimes “best” doesn’t accurately describe the things that stick with us most, or that we irrationally love out of personal preference. So to cap off 2013, Flavorwire staffers listed their favorite cultural items of the year — the books, movies, and experiences we’ll be taking into 2014. Click through for the films, bands, and shows from the past year Flavorwire writers felt deserved a lot more love. … Read More

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20 Women Who Drove the Culture in 2013

So: not that the measure is scientific, but women had a weird year in the culture in 2013. For every ascendant pop diva, there was the inevitable fallout period where people argued endlessly about whether Miley/Beyoncé/etc. were too slutty or too unfeminist or too untalented. The taste left behind was, therefore, mixed. And as I went through to select women who answered to the “women driving the culture” rubric, I realized that to a large extent these women were still fighting to gain a place of leadership. Many of them are making their names in part on the ongoing debate about why it is, in 2013, that women still don’t get a fair shake in most cultural spheres — and this even as they tend to drive the money in this business. … Read More

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What if ‘Hunger Games’ Made Rue The Hero: Links You Need to See

I will readily admit that my favorite office holiday tradition for the last four years has been to dredge up clips from X Factor UK and bawl like Baby Jesus fresh out of the womb. This year is no different, so join me in tears of joy and wonder with this throwback clip. Brad… Read More

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