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Box-Office Bloopers

Our latest installment of goofs from some of Hollywood’s most popular movies. The Big Lebowski (1998) Scene: In the opening scene, a bowler attempts to convert a 7-10 split. Blooper: A close-up shows the split being picked up with a different-colored bowling ball. Cast Away (2000) Scene: Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) cuts his hand while […]

How to Talk Scouse

England is a relatively small country, but it boasts a surprisingly high number of variations of the English language—accents, dialects, and, of course, slang. Here’s a look at Scouse, the uniquely colorful (and often inscrutable) jargon specific to the Beatles’ old stomping grounds of Liverpool, where “Scouse” is also the name many people call themselves. […]

RIP Chuck Berry

Over the weekend, Chuck Berry died at the age of 90. Here are some facts you may not have known about one of the architects of rock n’ roll. Berry came up in an era in which record labels, music publishers, and concert promoters mercilessly cheated musicians—especially African-American musicians. Result: Berry always demanded to be […]