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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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Top 5 Best-Selling Books — Week Of January 23, 2013

This week's 5 best-selling books as compiled by The Onion Book Review:

  1. Shadow’s Watch Louis Murphy (Penguin, $29.95) The sequel to Winter’s Fall. Or is it the sequel to Lion’s Game, or maybe Night’s Apprentice? There’s a wizard.
  2. The Catcher In The Rye J.D. Salinger (Back Bay Books, $11.79) This 2013 reissue of the classic novel includes three additional chapters blasting phonies.
  3. The President Of Vice: The Autobiography Of Joe Biden The Onion (Amazon, $2.99) In this tell-all autobiography presented by The Onion, Vice President “Diamond” Joe Biden divulges some of his sweetest guitar riffs, bustiest lays, wildest benders, and sexiest appropriations bills, while also offering up some tricks that will serve you well in the sack.
  4. The Woman With A Hint Of Sexuality Melody Choice (Vintage, $25.49) The erotic tale of a 34-year-old woman who discovers sex isn’t so bad every now and then.
  5. The Kite: Trouble In Bangkok Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead, $15.99) In the first spinoff novel for the wildly popular The Kite character from 2003’s The Kite Runner, a business trip to Thailand takes an exciting turn when The Kite overhears thieves planning a big motorcycle heist.

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