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"The Taming of the Shrew" Meets The Spaghetti Western

Shakespeare's epic battle of the sexes is the story of the wooing--or corralling--of wildcat Kate by suitor Petruchio. He waxes poetic about his love: "She's rich, and she's.... rich." In the end, though, it's a rollicking love story, and in this Wild West version, there's even a "Blind Balladeer" whose original songs play off the show's themes.

Folger Shakespeare Library--The Story of the Taming of the Shrew"

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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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