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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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Generous Improv Troupe Performing For Free

NEW YORK—In a commendable act of charity and goodwill, local improv troupe Calhoun reportedly showcased their talents completely free of charge Sunday night in the basement of a local performing arts space. “What do you mean you’re a dog?” Calhoun’s Nick Clewson said to his barking co-star Daryl Crane during a show the group could easily have charged a $20 admission to but, in a gesture of magnanimity, chose to offer to the public at no cost, as they do every week. “Well, luckily, I speak fluent dog. Ruff, ruff, ruff! That means, ‘Freeze! You’re under arrest.’” Following the performance, group members extended their generosity further by voluntarily folding the audience’s metal chairs and stacking them in a storage room.

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