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Nathan Pensky

Nathan Pensky is a writer and Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University.

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The Problematic Past and Enduring Appeal of Dr. Seuss

Brian Jay Jones on his biography of the man who shaped your childhood imagination

You’re All Wrong About ‘Star Wars: Attack of the Clones’

The infamous and widely mocked ‘sand line’ is actually the most important quote in the series. Sorry, nerds.

Sylvester Stallone’s 1987 Arm-Wrestling Film ‘Over the Top’ Is Still Hollywood’s Most Awesome Movie About Divorced Dads

Stallone is the romantic ideal of the tough-guy single father, a hero who’d go to ridiculous lengths to show his son he’s loved. I adored it — and now, 32 years later, I’m still getting choked up