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‘Uncut Gems’ celebrates Manhattan’s Diamond District, a neighborhood that’s a window...

Barak Richman, Duke University In “Uncut Gems,” an overleveraged diamond jeweler named Howard Ratner, played by Adam Sandler, frantically tries to cover his bad business...

Exploring the data on Hollywood’s gender pay gap

Roberto Pedace, Scripps College Audiences were furious to hear that Michelle Williams was paid eight times less than Mark Wahlberg for her starring role in...

What makes Christmas movies so popular

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider...

What makes Christmas movies so popular

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider...

Jimmy Hoffa disappeared – and then his legacy took on a...

David Scott Witwer, Pennsylvania State University On July 30, 1975, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the Teamsters Union, disappeared. He’d gone to a restaurant in...

‘Joker’ fans flocking to a Bronx stairway highlights tension of media...

Laura M. Holzman, IUPUI New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s...

From ‘Pretty Little Liars’ to ‘The OC,’ television producers need to...

Cristel Antonia Russell, American University Kogod School of Business Teen drinking is rampant on television these days. From “Pretty Little Liars” to classic shows like “The...

‘The Farewell’ highlights tough conversations families face when confronted with death

Nick Iannarino, University of Michigan To my 87-year-old grandmother, not many subjects are taboo. She was treated for colorectal cancer in 1996, and she still laughs...

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How to be a world leader when you grow up –...

By Morgen Witzel, University of Exeter What do the prime ministers of Singapore, Malaysia and Finland have in common with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Colombian...