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Stephen King is known for his horror novels, but some of his best work is that which goes outside the genre. "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," "The Body," and "The Green Mile" have become landmarks in pop culture, demonstrating King’s ability to write gripping dramas. His 2011 release, "11/22/63," is no exception. It is a beautiful, dark thriller: part drama, …

How do you explain a topic as complicated and misunderstood as math to the general public? Professor Eugenia Cheng’s answer was to write a book about math using baking as a means of explaining fairly complex mathematical concepts. While baking is in its own sense a challenging skill, Cheng uses basic ideas about things like the methods of mixing certain ingredients to co…

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If you’ve left your house in the last couple years, you’ve probably heard everybody raving about Adult Swim’s new show, "Rick and Morty." It’s a sci-fi comedy cartoon created by and starring Justin Roiland about a mad scientist named Rick and his hilariously bizarre adventures with his grandson, Morty. "Rick and Morty" features all kinds of strange alien characters, land…

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Netflix released its new retelling of Lemony Snicket’s "A Series of Unfortunate Events" in early January, more than a decade after the publication of the original book series and the 2004 film adaptation starring Jim Carrey. The trailer surprised many fans, as the series hadn’t been touched in years and was being dusted off with the star power of Neil Patrick Harris and N…

With its latest album, "Hardwired … To Self-Destruct," Metallica returns to its original style, reclaiming the throne as the kings of thrash metal. In the time since its last album, "Death Magnetic," the band also released a feature-length film, "Through the Never," which was a mix of live concert footage and a dark, fictionalized story revolving around the band’s perfo…

"Storks" is a new animated movie from the makers of "The Lego Movie" (which I found to basically be a two-and-a-half hour commercial for Legos). "Storks," however, appears to be completely original and wasn’t based on a book or existing franchise, which is rare for modern movies. The movie features "Saturday Night Live" writer and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg…