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The scene was not unlike 12 Angry Men (or, in this case, 3 Shlubby Men, 1 Exasperated Woman, And A Dude On Speaker Phone From Arkansas ): Armed with lists of their favorite movies of the decade, the five core A.V. Club film writers spent days sequestered in a stuffy, un-air-conditioned room—okay, it was actually just a few hours, and we were comfortable—in an effort to forge consensus on the Top 50 films of the ’00s. The result: A ranked list that is in no way arbitrary and will serve as the canonical standard for decades to come. You’re welcome.
Photo Credit: BigStockPhoto.com It’s been three years since we shared our original list of some of the best quotes of all time, and we felt it was a good time for an update. We’ve added another 25 quotes for you. But these aren’t just any quotes. These are quotes designed to inspire.
Romance and scandal delightfully intertwine in Rules of Civility , a gripping read from first-time novelist Amor Towles. The story opens in 1937, with protagonist Katey Kontent and her friend Eve out celebrating on New Year’s Eve in Manhattan. That night, they meet Tinker Grey, a dashing yet enigmatic banker. Through him, Katey finds herself on an upward trajectory in the vaunted social circles of post-Depression high society. Towles’s narrative delivers romance, intrigue, social commentary and a fascinating historical view of old New York, making for an utterly absorbing read. Available at Amazon.com
Dance, MotherF**cker, Dance: Pop Culture's 20 Greatest Dancing GIFs | Pajiba: Reviews, News, Quotes & Cultural CommentaryBy Dustin Rowles | Posted Under Seriously Random Lists | Comments (0 View The stock markets are in a free fall. They’re rioting in England. I keep hearing the words, “sovereign debt” all around me, our politicians hate each other almost as much as we hate our politicians, and “Eureka” just got cancelled. It’s August, folks.
The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club . This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have an unknown author. Each writer had to select his or her own list of ten books.
In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE.
“ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the backseat of the cab as it lurches forward in the traffic leaving Wall Street and just as Timothy Price notices the words a bus pulls up, the advertisement for Les Miserables on its side blocking his view, but Price who is with Pierce & Pierce and twenty-six doesn't seem to care because he tells the driver he will give him five dollars to turn up the radio, ‘Be My Baby’ on WYNN, and the driver, black, not American, does so.” American Psycho , Bret Easton Ellis Click here to see our selection of the 50 best children’s books
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QuoteStumbler is a fun little tool that will help you discover new quotes. The QuoteStumbler database consists of roughly 18,000 quotes by famous authors, politicians, and other historical figures. When you first visit the page, you will be presented with a randomly selected quote.