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Tony-Award Winning Playwright Mark Medoff Dies At Age 79

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| Medoff is best known for Children of a Lesser God, a play about a young deaf woman's romance with her speech teacher.

Fresh Off The Boat Hits 100-episode milestone in first for Asian Americans

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Reaching this benchmark is a traditional measure of longevity and readiness for syndication, and it looks to be increasingly uncommon, as networks move toward shorter episode orders.

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In An Increasingly Polarized America, Is It Possible To Be Civil On Social Media?

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Tyler and Larry have never met. But almost every day for the last few years, they get into a fight on Twitter.

Femme fatales and fast-paced dialogue: a celebration of film at the 21st annual Noir City: Hollywood film festival

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One of the biggest celebrations of noir films, Noir City: Hollywood, celebrates its 21st anniversary this weekend and returns to the Egyptian theater for a 10-night event filled with femme fatales and quick paced, poetic dialogue.

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Following accusations that Warner Bros. CEO traded film roles for sex, a look at the long, lurid history of the Hollywood casting couch

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Long the elephant in the room that everyone knew existed but few would willingly acknowledge, the Hollywood casting couch has been an unfortunate yet undeniable part of moviemaking for almost as long as the film industry as we know it has existed in Los Angeles.

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Marcelo Gleiser Wins Templeton Prize For Quest To Confront 'Mystery Of Who We Are'

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The prestigious award comes with nearly $1.5 million in winnings. The physicist, who teaches at Dartmouth and has written for NPR, says he's driven by the "many questions we still have no clue about."

Adam Spencer: Why Are Monster Prime Numbers Important?

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Adam Spencer is fascinated by prime numbers. These seemingly simple numbers can be found in monster sizes—the latest being almost 25 million digits long.

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Eddie Woo: How Can Math Help Us Understand The Complexity Of The Universe?

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The world is full of recurring patterns based on math. Math teacher Eddie Woo explains why human beings are naturally drawn to patterns and how we can use math to engage with our complex world.

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Tina Seelig: Can We Control Our Own Luck?

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Are there things we can do to increase our luck? Through taking tiny risks, showing gratitude, and being open to new ideas, Tina Seelig says we can capture luck in our everyday lives.

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