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The 2014 Grammys was a night where newcomers were rewarded and legends were worshipped, where simple, intimate performances battled it out against major productions, and where there were too many flashing lights and stripper-dancing. All in all, it was three and a half hours that demanded your attention.

If you happened to miss any of the night’s performances, PopMatters has you covered. Here are videos of what went down and how great it was (or wasn’t), arranged in order from best to worst.

It’s hard to guess who will be taking home the golden gramophones this year, as the Academy has confused music fans with a combination of older releases, albums with mixed reviews, and complete surprises in their nominations.

Here’s a look at ten popular award categories on “music’s biggest night”,  and speculation on what will happen. The nominees are listed in order of the best chances to win. In other words: this is going to be a big year for Macklemore & Lewis, and Taylor Swift will likely be spending most of the night sitting down.

The holidays are officially over. So as we (hopefully) start a brand new year with an abundant assortment of giftcards, here’s a top ten list of entertaining ways to pass these long, cold winter nights.

by Jessy Krupa

8 Nov 2013


Still from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

November is be an interesting month for many reasons. If you’re a gamer, you might be making a big purchase soon. There’s several television events on the way, too.

We may still be a month away from the big holiday season, but there’s plenty of new music and movies to keep us entertained until then.

“There are a few things I would like to say,” essays Neil Hughes. And before he says them, he underlines, “I have tremendous good will toward the series.” That would be the Up documentary series, initiated by director Michael Apted in 1964, when he filmed 20 seven-year-olds living in and around London. Most of those subjects, including Neil, continued to appear in the films, which were made every seven years and broadcast on British TV.

Now, in the eighth movie, 56 Up, Neil talks not only about his life, per se, but also about his life as a documentary subject.

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"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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