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‘Avatar’ Gets Earth Day DVD Release

Fans of James Cameron’s “Avatar” who are anxiously waiting to watch, pause for commentary and perhaps act out the film in the comfort of their own homes now have a date, and an auspicious one, when they can make that magic happen: April 22. Twentieth Century Fox is giving “Avatar” ... (continued)

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Tiger Woods to Tee Off at Masters

Tiger Woods’ intermission is coming to a close. On Tuesday, Woods confirmed reports that he would be hitting the green again at next month’s Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga.

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White House / Pete Souza

Everything’s Coming Up 3-D

Although 3-D technology has been around so long that it almost seems quaint, it’s still the Next Big Thing, in a sense, in the entertainment industry, as even television manufacturers are chomping at the bit to get in on the action. What’s more, “Avatar” director and technological innovator James Cameron is ... (continued)

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Scott Sherman on John Ross’ Mexico City

The irascible poet, journalist and all-around troublemaker’s take on his love affair with the city called El Monstruo, through centuries of rapine and revolution.

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imdb.com

The End Is Nigh for ‘24’

Jack Bauer made a good run of it, but it’s looking like this eighth season of “24” will be the last for one of the top TV relics of the Bush era. Variety reported Tuesday that “20th Century Fox TV and Fox appear ready” to pull the plug on the show, but according to James Poniewozik of Time, “24” might morph into a movie franchise.

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consumerist.com

‘Mad Men’ Gets the Barbie Treatment

They don’t come with the full range of accessories to complement their onscreen characters—e.g., cigarettes, cocktails, someone else’s dog tags—but Mattel’s new line of “Mad Men” Barbie dolls at least includes a mistress, in the form of a plastic Joan Holloway. But Joan’s famous assets ... (continued)

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Wikimedia Commons / National Portrait Gallery

Where Does Genius Come From?

Tracing talent to its origins probably isn’t ever going to be a precise science, but there’s a particular and pervasive brand of genetic determinism that butts its way into discussions, in scientific circles and in the media, about everything from health to intelligence to the roots of genius. According to author David Shenk, this line of argument leads us to make the wrong conclusions about human potential.

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‘Hurt Locker’ Wins Big at Oscars

It was the first Iraq war movie to really break through, and now “The Hurt Locker” has won six Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, marking the first time an Oscar for directing has gone to a woman. The movie opens with a quote from Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges. (continued)

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Los Angeles Times

Hollywood’s Woman Problem

It’s Oscar night, but that should not cause us to ignore the results of a recently released study of the 100 top-grossing films of 2007 showing that men filled almost all the directing jobs, with women accounting for only about 3 percent. Writing and producing find similarly problematic, but less pronounced, gender gaps.

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Steve Wasserman on the Fate of Books After the Age of Print

Will publishers and booksellers, writers and readers be able to survive and thrive in the Digital Era now engulfing us all?

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