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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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Area Woman Already Planning Party For 'Mad Men' Series Finale

SAN DIEGO—Despite the fact that the hit AMC television series Mad Men has no confirmed end date, local woman Andrea Ross, 34, announced Tuesday that she has already begun planning a Mad Men–themed party to coincide with the show's final episode. "I'm so excited, I already found a place online that has these great highball glasses," said Ross, adding that she has yet to find the "perfect" cheese ball recipe for the party, which could take place next year or five years from now. "And I just laid out the retro ashtrays and the Lucky Strike cigarettes, so we should be all set with that." Ross later told reporters that she plans to style her hair in the fashion of Betty Draper, but if the character is killed off, keeps acting like a total bitch, or is eventually replaced by another actress because of a contract dispute, she will be perfectly happy "doing Peggy hair."

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