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'Silver Linings Playbook' Shattered Sorry Rom-Com Mold

'Silver Linings Playbook' Shattered Sorry Rom-Com Mold

Romantic comedies are predictable. They are also popular.Perhaps the two are connected; maybe people enjoy seeing the same formula over and over again. For example, in the popular rom com Maid in Manhattan Jennifer Lopez portrays a working class woman

Dueling Storm Sagas Offer Hope Between the Devastation

Dueling Storm Sagas Offer Hope Between the Devastation

One of the largest earthquakes in history rattled the entire planet at the end of 2004, generating a tsunami that immersed Southern Asia under water, killing up to 300,000 people and displacing 10 million others. And yet, in the ensuing