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Men In America

Break Out The Hanky: Tom's Got It Out For Your Tearducts

For our Men in America series, we asked men about the movies that make them cry. Reading through 5,000+ responses, we noticed a recurring theme — or should we say, a recurring man: Tom Hanks.

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Where The Wild Things Play

What makes a great adventure playground? Among other things, lots of freedom, stuff to build ... and a zip line.

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Music Articles

Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Petty says his new album, Hypnotic Eye, takes an observational look at the American dream: "I don't really take a side," he says. "I just invented characters that had their points of view."

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