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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 June 18, 2013

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

  1. There’s Not A Lot Of Food Henry Devlin (Random House, $22.95) An author with no scientific background imagines what it would be like to live on Mars.
  2. A Tale Of Two Cities: To Be Clear, I Was Talking About Caracas And Seattle Charles Dickens (Dover, $6.99) In this recently discovered addendum to the Dickens classic, the famed author specifically spells out, in no uncertain terms, exactly which two cities he was talking about.
  3. A Much Easier Day Mark Owen (Dutton, $12.95) The former Navy SEAL recalls the day after he killed Osama bin Laden.
  4. The Page-Turner Judy Kramptz (McGill Radley, $108.99) New technology lets you lean back and put your hands behind your head as the book does all the work. What’s it about? It doesn’t matter, just enjoy.
  5. Time to Die James Mercer (Uptown, $14.99) A guide to post-retirement.

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