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Did the Beijing Olympic Song Rip off Disney’s ‘Let It Go’? We Asked Science.

A computer scientist examines the similarities between the Disney hit and a promotional song for Beijing's Winter Olympics.

Interview

'The Look of Silence' Raises Questions About the Relationship Between Global Capitalism and Western Complicity

Joshua Oppenheimer’s unsettling new film, The Look of Silence, raises questions about the troubling relationship between global capitalism and western complicity.

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Updated: Stallone Will Not Take on the Islamic State in New Movie

Iraqi armed forces, even with extensive support from Iran and the United States, have mostly failed to achieve meaningful victories against the Islamic State. But what armies have failed to accomplish, one man is set to achieve on the big screen.

Shadow Government

How ‘Top Gun’ Explains the TPA Trade Bill

I admit freely that I have an unusual way of winding down at night. Often I do so by watching either the first or last ...

Christian Caryl

Here's Why 'Timbuktu' Deserves Its Oscars Nod

The Academy Award-nominated film "Timbuktu" explores the war within Islam.

Best Defense

Anne Hathaway and Ethan Hawke both playing drone pilots—what does it mean?

You know drones have arrived when Hollywood actors start finding vehicles in which they can play drone pilots.

Argument

American Sniper only shows part of what it means to kill in combat.

Clint Eastwood's new movie on famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle only shows part of what it means to kill in combat.

Voice

Why is Pyongyang really so afraid of The Interview?

Why is Pyongyang really so afraid of The Interview?

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When All Else Fails, Hack Hollywood

Kim Jong Un isn’t afraid of Seth Rogen and James Franco. He’s afraid of the world focusing its attention on his regime’s true crimes.

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