Top 25 posts of 2013

With 2013 nearly over, The Daily Californian decided to look back on some of the reasons dailycal.org saw an unprecedented number of visitors. From Jan. 1 to Dec. 28, dailycal.org recorded more than 4.1 million visits and 7.2 million pageviews. We aggregated our website’s 25 most-read posts to relive the hottest talking points
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Playlist of the week: Oscars cool-down

This year’s Academy Awards certainly caused a stir in the controversy pool. From overbearing sexism and other distaste from host Seth Macfarlane to a visual effects controversy that was conveniently cut off by the Academy (or so the conspiracy theorists say), we at the Clog gathered that there were certainly many
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ArCATypes: And Best Speaker goes to …

Every year, dozens of these ceremonies pop out metal mini statues like popcorn — which would seem to devalue the act of being honored. But these ceremonies all culminate in the Oscars, which provides the ultimate form of career justification in the most widely consumed storytelling medium today.
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Tom Hanks Tuesday: The Year of Hanks

So, the Oscars were on Sunday. Don’t worry if you didn’t watch it. Don’t even worry if you did. There was literally nothing to see. Ben Affleck’s beard, combined with all those long-haired tech guys hid even Seth MacFarlane’s sexist jokes from our purview. Something was distinctly missing from this year’s ceremony. A feeling
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Best and Worst Dressed at Oscars 2013

In a year that is being described as one of the worst years for Oscars fashion, pastel shades, natural makeup and minimal jewelry triumphed. Unfortunately, the more impressive numbers were hampered by the excess of disappointing dresses. The appearance of the pre-show hosts Kristin Chenoweth, wearing a dress more akin
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Oscar Preview 2013

I’ve followed the Oscars for quite a few years now, and I always ask myself, “Why do I still care?” Simply because the Academy is an institution that exists to celebrate a common interest: movies.
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Oscar Coverage: Best Picture

I wrap up my Oscar coverage with Best Picture. I think it’s more open than people think, and I think “Argo” is more vulnerable than its award record suggests. I might be right, I might be wrong, but that’s the fun thing about predicting awards, isn’t it? No one really
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Oscar Coverage: Best Actress

The clock tics and tocs as the weeks rapidly wind down to the red carpet. This week we discuss Best Actress, perhaps the most exciting (and in many ways difficult to predict) race of the four acting categories. Who’s nominated? Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty” Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
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