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Jared T. Miller

  1. 13 Rent References in Film and TV525,000 moments so dear.
  2. Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Explained to Passersby in the NYC SubwayJerry corrected the record on the “mad genius” aspect of Van Gogh’s … actual genius.
  3. Watch A Beyoncé Collaborator Use L.A.’s Streets to Make a BeatA walk signal makes for a better beat than you might think.
  4. Sacha Baron Cohen’s Most Utterly Confused Guests“Billy, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I really don’t.” — Senator Bernie Sanders
  5. History of a Meme: The T-Rex Costume“Even walking across the room, you couldn’t help but bust out laughing.”
  6. Remaking a Murder: How Weegee Photographed a Mob KillingA lot went into his famous photo of the slaying of Dominick Didato.
  7. 4 Ways 2001: A Space Odyssey Was a Visual-Effects PioneerThe cinematography inspired scores of artists, from George Lucas to ‘N Sync.
  8. Was Michael Jackson a Plagiarist?“Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs,” says Quincy Jones.
  9. Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Are Minimalist ArtThe walls look “exactly like a national monument, and perfect minimalist sculpture.”
  10. How Stevie Wonder Helped Make MLK Day a National HolidayWonder’s song “Happy Birthday” led the charge for a day of remembrance for the late civil-rights leader.
  11. The Dark Pop-Cultural Influence of Charles MansonHe’s influenced everyone from South Park to the Beach Boys.
  12. Who Are Rey’s Parents?For the protagonist of a film, her origins are still pretty mysterious.
  13. Taylor Swift’s Journey From Country Starlet to Pop SuperstarThere are fewer tears falling on Taylor’s guitars. And fewer guitars in general.
  14. The New Taylor Swift Sounds Like a Scrapbook of Pop MusicLook what we made her do.
  15. Is Deckard Actually a Replicant?Blade Runner: 2049 doesn’t exactly settle the debate.
  16. Tom Petty’s Best Onscreen Cameos“I’ve heard of you, man. You’re famous.”
  17. This Is All You Need to See to Understand Vin Diesel’s Music Career▶️ “When the Fast & Furious megastar played the track … it brought Diesel to tears.”
  18. Catastrophe Creators Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney Have Writing Advice for YouKill your darlings.
  19. The Highbrow Genius of The Simpsons▶️ It started as early as the Ayn Rand School for Tots.
  20. This Underground Live-Action Monster Battle Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen▶️ Where else are you going to see a giant waffle battle a unicorn?
  21. Kathryn Bigelow Has a Fascinating Cult-Cinema Past▶️ Kathryn Bigelow: Vampire-Western director?
  22. The Best of Charlie Murphy on Chappelle’s Show▶️ These moments are so worth watching again.
  23. The Best of Don Rickles’s Roast Jokes▶️ “I tell you out there, America, our governor is dumb!”
  24. These Are David Letterman’s Most Contentious and Uncomfortable Interviews▶️ You won’t be able to look away.
  25. This Venue That Birthed Some of Indie Rock’s Boldest Bands Might Be Closing DownVIDEO: A fight is underway to save it.
  26. Julie Andrews’s New Netflix Show Might Be the Most Diverse Children’s Show EverVIDEO: It’s incredible to see.
  27. These 5 Famous Movie Scenes Would Be Completely Different Without Chuck BerryVIDEO: “Johnny B. Goode” has had a particularly good run.
  28. How Dan Stevens Rose From British Period Heartthrob to Hollywood StardomVIDEO: He seems to be everywhere these days.
  29. A Supercut of Charlize Theron’s Great History of Kicking AssVIDEO: “Furiosa,” indeed.
  30. This Is What Makes Samurai Jack the Most Visually Audacious Show on TVVIDEO: “Remember David Carradine in Kung Fu?”
  31. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman Have a Long History of Trolling Each OtherVIDEO: “You gave us Wolverine. And for that, I can’t forgive you.”
  32. This Video Explains What the ‘Great War’ in the Game of Thrones Teaser Really Is“There’s only one war that matters … the Great War.”
  33. An Incredible Video of How King Kong Has Evolved Over the Last 8 DecadesSpecial effects, from stop-motion to CGI, have defined the films.
  34. Watch a Supercut of All of the Times David Letterman Interviewed Donald TrumpTrump didn’t sound too different back then.
  35. This Video Reveals the Real Reason Dr. Seuss Wrote Under That Iconic NameHe had to take on the new moniker to keep cartooning.
  36. What We Know About Kurt Russell’s Role in Guardians of the Galaxy in One Video“I’m your father, Peter.”
  37. This Video Shows What Star Wars’ Most Futuristic Weapon Actually Is“I took one in my hand and said, ‘There it is, there it is.’”
  38. WATCH: Two Oscar Winners Missed the Ceremony Because of Trump’s Travel BanIranian director Asghar Farhadi and Syrian cinematographer Khaled Khateeb did not attend.
  39. Watch the 3 Color Tricks That Defined La La Land’s Dreamy Los AngelesMia’s yellow dress is a pretty important plot device.
  40. WATCH: Keanu Reeves Is Obsessed With Doing His Own StuntsThat car-to-bus jump in Speed? All him.
  41. WATCH: The Most Awkward Moments of the 2017 GrammysSome were pretty cringeworthy.
  42. WATCH: For the First Time, the Grammys Recognized David Bowie for His MusicIt was the first time he was recognized by the Grammys for his music.
  43. WATCH: The Best Grammy Performances of All Time, RankedThis will take you back.
  44. WATCH: Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling Were Incredibly Close As KidsThey even shared a bathroom on The Mickey Mouse Club.
  45. WATCH: The Best Bloopers You Might Have Missed From FriendsThe on-camera chemistry made for off-camera comedy.
  46. WATCH: This Game of Thrones Fan Poll Predicts Who Will Die in Season 7Jon Snow is safe, for once.
  47. 5 Moments That Defined Princess Leia, Sci-Fi BadassLet’s relive some of the legendary moments from Carrie Fisher’s iconic role.