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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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NPR’s New Format to Feature Soft-Spoken White Guys

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a surprising move, National Public Radio announced yesterday that it will unveil a new format, one prominently showcasing soft-spoken white guys. “After much consideration, we have decided that what people want out of public radio is sedate, middle-aged white males who speak in hushed, whisper-like voices,” NPR executive director Jean Royce explained. “Whether introducing a lesser-known symphony by Scriabin, or hosting an award-winning news program like Talk of the Nation, or just giving the time, our new on-air personalities will be guaranteed to exude one thing: a pleasant, mellow whiteness.

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