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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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CBGB's Closes Down

After 33 years hosting punk shows, legendary club CBGB's closed its doors on Sunday. What do you think?
  • “The music may be gone, but the historic stench of urine will permeate the site for generations to come.”

    Gwen Macey Armored-Truck Driver
  • “When I think of the bands I saw there—The Dictators, Blondie, Suicide—I can't help but think, ‘time for a prostate exam.’”

    Jerry Osbourne Systems Analyst
  • “It makes me sad that the ghosts of The Ramones will be forced to haunt a Pizzeria Uno.”

    Keith Thompson Maintenance Worker

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