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  1. Sex and the City: The Puzzle of Mr. Big

    We couldn't help but wonder... why Mr. Big? Why can't Carrie Bradshaw quit him? What does the choice of this rich, unattainable love object say about Sex and the City and its times? Let's solve this great crossword puzzle and see what Mr. Big truly represents.

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  2. Mad Men: The Many Loves of Don Draper

    We all know Don Draper is the ultimate ladies’ man -- but what's his type? Who does he really love? And what do his many loves tell us about the man himself?

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    Mad Men
  3. Forrest Gump: The Myth of America

    The story of Forrest Gump is a myth of 20th-century America. Like any good myth, it filters historical facts through allegory, creating a symbolic journey that helps us make sense of a complicated era. So, what does Forrest Gump has to say about us -- and our national identity?

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  4. How The Blair Witch Project Predicted YouTube

    Did The Blair Witch Project invent YouTube and our modern viral culture as we know it? 20 years after its release and in a completely different landscape, the found footage cult classic still illuminates what audiences really want -- authenticity, a story around a story, and sometimes a touch of controversy.

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    The Blair Witch Project
  5. Clueless - Cher, Master of the Argument

    How do you win an argument? Learn from the master of rhetoric: Cher Horowitz, star of Clueless. The Alicia Silverstone character may be remembered as a 90s fashion icon, but she's in fact most impressive for the debate skills she puts to use in all aspects of her life. She teaches us a few things about how to make our case so that people will listen.

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  6. You Know It’s a Quentin Tarantino Film IF…

    Just in time for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we're taking a look at the great director's personal trademarks. Watch our video and find out what makes Tarantino Tarantino.

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  7. The Office: Pam Beesly - The Perils of Being Normal

    Pam Beesly is the "normal" one in The Office. Is that actually a good thing? Find out how being normal is both the strength and the downfall of our favorite "Girl Next Desk."

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    The Office (U.S.)
  8. The Lion King Explained: Let the Darkness In

    Disney's The Lion King has a profound message for everyone: we need to make sense of life's difficulties, not censor them out. Here's our take on how the 90s classic is a great lesson on "letting the darkness in."

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    The Lion King
  9. Forrest Gump Explained: What the Feather Means

    What's the deal with the feather in Forrest Gump? What does it actually mean? Here's our take on how the Robert Zemeckis/Tom Hanks classic -- celebrating its 25th anniversary -- is still teaching us a lesson about our destiny, about the random and the divine -- through that little white, floating feather.

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    Forrest Gump
  10. Eyes Wide Shut: Ending, Themes and Symbols Explained

    Eyes Wide Shut poses an interesting question: do we have to wear a mask, to sleepwalk and dream, to keep our "eyes wide shut" in order to live a happy, "normal" life? Here's our take on how the Stanley Kubrick classic is still hauntingly relevant, 20 years later.

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  11. Stranger Things: Eleven, The Bringer of Puberty

    Stranger Things' Eleven is the bringer of a terrifying, restless and bloodthirsty monster that haunts every single one of us... PUBERTY. Here's our take on Eleven's symbolic role in the show -- and how we can find power in the strangest phase of life.

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    Stranger Things
  12. John Wick: Ruled by Consequence

    The John Wick movies follows one rule: the rule of consequence. Across the franchise the characters break rules - and suffer deadly consequences. But what do the movies say about whether you should live your life according to a set of rules? How does that work out for John Wick (Keanu Reeves) himself?

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