7 TV shows on Amazon Prime that you're not watching — but should be

Amazon Prime's growing crop of original offerings is diverse and impressive.

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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Donate $1 Million to Syrian Refugee Children

Charities Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee hope the money will save thousands of lives.
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Meet Kondwani Fidel, the Baltimore Substitute Teacher Whose Classroom Poem Went Viral

"I wanna show people 'Look, you think you're going through something, but it's OK. I did it.'"

Watch the Haunting, Heartbreaking Trailer for the Amy Winehouse Documentary

'Amy' looks to be a gorgeous portrait of a troubled artist.
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This Is What You're Missing Out On When Using an E-Reader Instead of a Real Book

Yet another reason to crack a print book instead of a Kindle.

Lana Del Rey Had the Best Film Song of the Year — But You Won't See Her at the Oscars

Nobody had a better song than this.

Lana Del Rey May Have Just Earned Herself an Oscar

It's time the Academy gave her the credit she deserves.

5 Charts Show How You Can Tell Democrats From Republicans on Facebook

Yet another example of how liberals and conservatives are different.

The Books that Affect Us the Most, According to Facebook

The words that matter most.

14 Exceptional YouTube Series That Literature Lovers Should Watch

A beautiful and unexpected union between YouTube and classic literature.

10 Beautiful Book Dioramas Putting Your Fourth Grade Project to Shame

Adults took on this grade school task, and the results are mighty charming.

The 7 Most Unbelievable Snubs From the 2014 Grammys

It's not that these artists didn't deserve to win ... it's that other artists deserved to win way more.

Watch the CGI Effects Behind 'The Wolf Of Wall Street's' Insane Decadence

It takes a lot of trickery to fake this much wealth.

The 10 Most Beautiful Movie Posters Of 2013

You can't judge a book by its cover, but maybe you can judge a film by its poster.
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An Interview With Miles Corak, Grandfather Of the "Great Gatsby Curve"

With Obama pivoting towards inequality, I discuss social mobility and inequality with Canadian economist Miles Corak.

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Politicians Don't Understand Most Americans, and the Research Proves It

Inequality has created an empathy gap in the U.S. that could have economic consequences for everyone.

7 Uncalled-For Character Deaths Book Lovers Are Still Mad About

On the heels of Helen Fielding's shocking decision, we count down some of the most tragic deaths in literature.

Your High School Reading List Reimagined as Pop Songs

These eight songs are oddly reminiscent of the books you had to read as a teenager.
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11 Classic Novels That Went Right Over PolicyMic's Head

PolicyMic went back to English class — and got a big fat 'F.'

7 Famous Books That Were Passed Over by Publishers

Imagine if the Harry Potter series did not make it past publishers. In honor of J.K. Rowling's birthday on Wednesday, we are paying homage to 7 other famous books that just barely made it.

Baz Luhrman and The Met Erased the True Feminist Histories of Flappers and Punks

Why do feminist histories get omitted from revival movements?

When a Book Becomes a Movie, Fans Are Never Satisfied

Bestselling books don’t necessarily make hit movies. What will happen when Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller, "Gone Girl" makes it to the big screen?

How 6 Classic Works Of Literature Were Reviewed On Amazon

Classic novels are weighed, measured, and found to be reviewed by Amazon users. Let's find out what they had to say.

Box Office Numbers: Our Box Office Retort, June 7-9

A review of the weekend numbers. Plus a little sneer.

'The Great Gatsby' Movie Review: Characters Are Pretty But Flat, Lifeless

Even with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s immortal lines in their mouths, these characters are not real. They come across like exquisitely dressed paper dolls: flat and lifeless.

Beyonce 'Grown Woman' YouTube: Listen to Independence Anthem Here

The superstar's brilliant leaked single has made this holdout firmly Team Beyoncé.

Weekly Culture Round-Up: The Very Best Of This Week at PolicyMic

A round-up of the top PolicyMic culture stories of the week. Get in on the action!
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Angelina Jolie Mastectomy: Her Gene Mutation is At the Center Of a Supreme Court Debate

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring our take on the day's news and our favorite stories from around the web.

'The Great Gatsby' Movie Review: Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan No Role Model

Does it make sense for girls to look up to "The Great Gatsby" character Daisy Buchanan? Yes. Should they? Absolutely not.