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  • James Franco's Year, Ranked
    It's a long-running joke that James Franco is a busy guy -- not just in the film industry, but it academia and the arts. Voice Film Critics have ranked James Franco's 2013 for you, the discerning, uhh, Franco-phile. Click on the link to read more about the project. See also: The Top 20 Films...
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  • The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013
    Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify...
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  • The Top 20 Films of 2013
    This year, 96 critics from across the country voted for their favorite films, performances, and filmmakers in 13 categories for the 2013 Village Voice Film Poll. Here are the top 20 movies, according to points received and number of times mentioned, by those critics. See also: View the full...
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  • The 21 Best Movie Romances of 2013
    In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had...
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  • The 20 Worst People of 2013
    Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo. By Pete Kotz. Illustrations by Kevin Cannon. See also: The 25 Worst People of 2012
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  • 20 Most Memorable Movie Villains of 2013
    2013 was a good year to be bad. This year's best villains weren't just goons with guns -- although there were a few great examples of those. (Here's looking at you, Sean Penn.) We also hissed at slave-owners, inventors, seducers, producers, and a couple amazing women who left an impression...
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  • The Best of 2013 Cosplay in 100 Photos
    Some of the most elaborate, original and memorable costumes we saw at comic conventions coast to coast in 2013. See also: Amazing Cosplay from New York Comic Con Heroes and Villains of New York Comic Con 2014
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  • Voice Media Group Longreads of 2013
    Here's a collection of the year's best longreads published by the papers of Voice Media Group -- the nation's largest group of alternative weeklies -- as selected by Executive Associate Editor Andy Van De Voorde.
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  • 11 Mumblegore Movies You Need to See
    A generation of writers, directors, actors and producers — all in their early to mid 30s, all based in Los Angeles — found each other and together found their voice by making horror films. While a parallel class of young filmmakers on the East Coast found critical acclaim directing micro-budget...
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  • 100 Lovely Ladies of New York Comic Con 2013
    New York Comic Con brought out thousands of people in costume from X-Men's Rogue to Adventure Time's Princess Bubblegum and everyone in between. ALL PHOTOS BY TATIANA CRAINE See also: New York Comic Con Kicks Off In Style New York Comic Con Through the Eyes of Two Cosplayers Our...
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  • 10 Reasons Why Your Waiter Is Judging You
    Here's some cold hard truth: Your waiter is judging you. And it's not because you scanned our restaurant's list of preachy, precious dishes made with esoteric (but local!) ingredients and then asked what celeriac or chimicurri are. Waiters don't care about that. Answering questions like that is...
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  • Summer's 12 Best Movie Romances
    Summer 2013 was a strong season for that oft-maligned genre, the romantic comedy. Excellent films like The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies for the most part avoided rom-com cliches, and reinventions like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing made timeless story lines seem fresh. Still other...
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