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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?  |   

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.

Who's The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions  |   

From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.

'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back  |   

Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?

'Sharknado 2': Winner And Still Chomp  |   

Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.

On Dipping An Introverted Toe In The Comic-Con Ocean  |   

Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.

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