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Monkey See
2:35 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

The Happiest Strippers In Film History Dance Through 'Magic Mike XXL'

Stephen "Twitch" Boss, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Joe Mangianello, Channing Tatum, and Adam Rodriguez.
Claudette Barius Warner Bros.

Pinpointing the most important conversation in Magic Mike XXL is, admittedly, a little like pinpointing the most important zoological computer model in Jurassic World, but let's do it anyway.

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Television
1:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

From SCOTUS To The Confederate Flag, Cable Comedians Keep Tabs On The News

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 1:31 pm

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Movie Interviews
1:18 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

'Dope' Director On Geekdom, The N-Word And Confronting Racism With Comedy

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Book Reviews
9:32 am
Wed July 1, 2015

For This Nostalgia Trip, 'We Don't Need Roads'

Christopher Lloyd, and Michael J. Fox pose next to the iconic time-traveling DeLorean in the Back to the Future series
Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures/The Kobal Collection

There's no question the Back to the Future trilogy has entrenched itself in the collective pop-culture imagination for even longer than Reagan could have imagined when he adopted the movie's catchphrase about not needing roads to appeal to The Youth. It's been a video game (twice), a theme park ride three times over, and it's common knowledge even for a generation who wasn't born until after the third installment was released.

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Author Interviews
7:24 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Misty Copeland Seeks To Inspire Other African-American Dancers

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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Television
5:55 am
Wed July 1, 2015

USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (right) stars opposite Rob Corddry in the HBO series Ballers.
Jeff Daly HBO

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 11:18 am

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The Salt
6:50 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

People throw potatoes into a pachamanca during the gastronomic fair Mistura in Lima in 2011.
Ernesto Benavides AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 11:03 am

What's the epitome of summer for a lot of Americans? It's communing around a grill, with friends and family, waiting for a slab of meat to cook to juicy perfection.

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The Salt
4:48 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Elevenses: English Tea Times For Dummies

Afternoon Tea, 1886. Chromolithograph after Kate Greenaway. If you're looking for finger sandwiches, dainty desserts and formality, afternoon tea is your cup.
Print Collector/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 4:17 pm

You're an American in London. You've visited Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London, but there's one more thing you want to check off your to-do list: tea.

No, not just any tea. We're talking a good, old-fashioned English tea time, with finger sandwiches, dainty china cups and all the formality a Downton Abbey lover could wish for.

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Dance
4:15 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theatre

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:14 pm

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The Two-Way
2:00 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Still She Rises: Misty Copeland Makes History With American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland (center) performed in the Washington Ballet production of Swan Lake in April.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:01 pm

In a promotion announced Tuesday, the American Ballet Theatre named Misty Copeland as the first black female principal dancer in its 75-year history. Copeland had previously been a soloist with the ABT, the premiere dance company in the U.S.

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