Here’s what to read and stream for free during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Janet Nguyen Mar 20, 2020
More and more organizations are starting to make their content accessible to the public.
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By The Numbers

Rambo, by the numbers

by Katherine Wiles Sep 25, 2019
For the fifth time, Sylvester Stallone returns to the big screen to play John Rambo, so let's do the numbers on the franchise.
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The Boss: Bruce Springsteen, by the numbers

by Danielle Chiriguayo Aug 16, 2019
It’s safe to say the New Jersey native is no longer dancing in the dark.
Bruce Springsteen performs, on October 10, 1988 during an Amnesty International concert Abidjan.

Comic-Con at 50: still the place for epic fandom

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jul 19, 2019
What started as a small gathering of comics enthusiasts in 1970 has turned into a massive testament to the power of fandom.
A cosplayer makes her way to the convention center during Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday.
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To get people to theaters, movie trailers have been giving away key plot points

by Marielle Segarra Jul 3, 2019
But when a studio gives away a plot point in a trailer, it's not an accident.
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LA's Secret Movie Club is about building a community

by Liz Sanchez and Daniel Shin Jun 13, 2019
At the Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, cinephiles gather for an engaging midnight film experience.
Craig Hammill, founder of the Secret Movie Club, in front of the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles.
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The cinematic legacy of John Singleton

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 30, 2019
The filmmaker has been praised as a “trailblazer in black cinema."
Director John Singleton speaks onstage during the 70th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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By The Numbers

Bond, James Bond: Agent 007 by the numbers

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 25, 2019
How much does it cost to be a secret agent, anyway?
In this undated photo from Eon Productions, actor Daniel Craig poses as James Bond.
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Netflix hasn't killed the box office

by Ben Bradford Apr 9, 2019
Global box office revenue is at an all-time high despite the narrative that streaming services, like Netflix, make going out to the movies obsolete.
Global box office revenue is at an all-time high despite the narrative that streaming services, like Netflix, make going out to the movies obsolete.
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Disney’s biggest box office flops

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 4, 2019
Not everyone wanted to build a snowman.
Johnny Depp (L) and Armie Hammer (R) in Disney's "The Lone Ranger."
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