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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 May 28, 2013

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

  1. Who Did The Thing They Shouldn’t Have Done? James Patterson (Simon & Schuster, $21.99) Detective Francis Diepold is out to solve the case of a crime that shouldn’t have been committed but was anyway.
  2. Pictures Of People Eating Kimchi Jason Park (Little, Brown, $28.99) An elegant coffee table book of people from around the world grimacing after ingesting the Korean delicacy.
  3. The Surf Tunneler Khaled Hosseini, (Riverhead, $26.95) The author of The Kite Runner and Mud Gliders continues his trend of writing thrilling, third-world sports novels.
  4. The Stretched-Out T-Shirt Collar Cleed Wickson, (Bantam $18.00) After one big tug, Frank Haill just ruined his shirt and perhaps his marriage, too.
  5. How To Fold A Flag: 21st Revision Leonard Slattery (Pierson, $12.99) The editors of the How To Fold A Flag series unveil a groundbreaking new variation on the popular Percival method.

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