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My “Peak TV” Life Crisis

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How many television shows is too many? Too many to casually watch? To obsess over? To write about? To simply exist? There is no definitive number, but there is one thing we can all agree on: There is a hell of a lot of television out there these days, and sometimes it can be downright anxiety inducing.
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10 Songs About Classic Hollywood Icons

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An international star who excelled in Hollywood roles as well as those in her native Sweden, actress Ingrid Bergman would have turned 100 years old today. Bergman was recently honored during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, an image of the Notorious star (photographed by David Seymour) used for the poster.
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10 Amazing Treehouse Hotels With a View

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Thrill-seekers, nature lovers, and people who prefer unusual vacation destinations require something a little more exciting than the average hotel room when they take a holiday. These treehouse hotels evoke childhood days of hanging out in treetop clubhouses with friends — but their designer looks and exotic surroundings make them perfect for adults. Venture to these treehouse hotels with us, and consider sleeping sky-high for your next getaway.
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What It’s Like Working Backstage at the VMAs

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The MTV VMAs are known for their outrageous moments. Sometimes they’re planned, like the Madonna and Britney Spears kiss that Christina Aguilera never got over, and sometimes they aren’t, like Kanye’s “I’mma let your finish” moment that Taylor Swift will never get over. But some of the most telling moments of the show happen off-camera, where the online streams are off-limits and celebrities get real. The audience never sees them. Although the stories get told within a certain segment of the music industry, the average Joe doesn’t hear a peep about them. But I do.
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Vintage Photos Transformed Into Dreamlike Portraits

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Australian artist Jane Long’s Dancing with Costică series is inspired by the works of Romanian war photographer Costică Acsinte (or Axinte). Long was searching for photos to practice her retouching skills on and discovered an online archive of Acsinte’s images taken during the 1930s and ‘40s. “I will probably never know the real stories of these people but in my mind they became characters in tales of my own invention,” Long said of the work. The artist created an otherworldly landscape for the figures in Acsinte’s images, lending a surreal and dreamlike quality to the portraits. See the before and after, below.
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Edward Burns Rescues TNT’s Noir-Tinged ‘Public Morals’ From Cop Drama Cliché

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Edward Burns knows his stuff. Public Morals, TNT’s gritty new cop drama, takes place in the ’60s (though there are elements of earlier decades as well) and has fun with the dialogue, the costumes, the expensive cars, and the similarities to the multiple familiar noir stories that came before it. It’s not wholly original, but Burns (actor, creator, and occasional director on the series) makes it personal, and largely succeeds.
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Wu-Tang Clan Still Hasn’t Sold That $5 Million Album

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Several months after going to auction with Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the Wu-Tang Clan has yet to sell their final album, only one copy of which is reported to exist in the world. The album features 31 tracks, all eight living Wu-Tang MCs, and will not be heard by the listening public for 88 years — as per a copyright clause designed by RZA and controversial Wu-Tang affiliate Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh.
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The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Two Days, One Night,’ ‘Citizenfour’

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After a couple of very dry weeks, we’ve got so many noteworthy new releases streaming and on shelves today that we had to add another slot to our customary five. Two of last year’s best movies finally hit disc, along with a wonderful documentary from one of the greats, a pair of forgotten flicks from the ‘80s, and a powerful drama that’s finally off the festival circuit.
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