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A Good Story Well Told’

It’s November now, and here at Plugged In that means we’re on the cusp of Oscar season. Films with Academy Awards aspirations are starting to

Gossip Girl and the New Normal?

How do we know what normal is? For example, is it normal for three college students—two girls, one guy—to have a simultaneous sexual encounter? That’s

Bah Humbugging Good

Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the most delightful grumpy old men there’s ever been. Seriously. Can you think of any better? Why even the old

Owl Who?

Earlier this year, the Black Eyed Peas held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for a remarkable 26-week stretch—an impressive feat of

Disney’s Crash Course in Celebrity

Perhaps inspired by the exploits of Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron and others over the past year, Disney now requires all its up-and-coming young stars to

Rocking the Boat

So, I just finished writing my review of Pirate Radio (don’t look for it right away, though — the movie doesn’t come out until Nov.

Storytime

If you look at Plugged In‘s home page “rotator” today, you’ll notice a big picture of a candle grasped between two fingers. It’s a pretty

Miley Worse Than Britney?

What would Hannah Montana say? Reigning teen queen Miley Cyrus has been named as the “worst celebrity of the year” by the readers of AOL’s

Reason in a Godless Subway

We all know that today’s media, in its many forms, can impact society. That’s what the whole premise of advertising is based on, after all.

Snowstorm Snickering

A couple of days ago, Adam Holz wrote a post called “When Weather Attacks.” So I’m blaming him for the winter storm that dumped a

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