Instapaper Dump: Movie Poster Expert, Real Da Vinci Code, Galifinakis, Fox News, Vice Media + More

Here’s another fresh dump of the best Instapaper content for you to read now or “Read Later.”

It’s been a while since the last one, so this is a bigger dump then normal. (On a side note, toilet humor is timeless.)

An Interview With Vintage Movie Poster and Memorabilia Expert Rudy Franchi
Rudy Franchi knows movie posters inside and out. That’s because he’s more than a poster dealer, more than an Antiques Roadshow appraiser, more even than a respected author on the subject. Franchi is also a film buff, as his years running the Bleecker Street Cinema in New York City attest.
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A New (to Me) Theory about the Kennedy Assassination: It Was an Accident
Brenden Kiley: I am not a Kennedy assassination buff but I just read something that blew my mind.
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Bold Type: Tina Brown
Tina Brown’s revival of Newsweek draws on her signature mix of froth and serious journalism—and on what she’s learned as a wife and mother.
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The National Oral History
Radically brilliant. Absurdly ahead of its time. Ridiculously poorly planned. The National changed everything about sports journalism — and torched $150 million in the process.
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Paw Paw & Lady Love
Has the Supreme Court ever heard such a peculiarly American story as that of Anna Nicole Smith? And they didn’t know the half of it.
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Are Spoilers Flipping the Script?
Why screenwriters might be untwisting their endings.
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Film directors are embracing TV
Let the major movie studios have their superheroes and pirates. Cable TV has become more innovative, and top moviemakers such as Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann and Gus Van Sant are taking advantage.
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How I Failed, Failed, and Finally Succeeded at Learning How to Code
The programming website Project Euler provides a plan for how to learn anything in fun, discrete steps.
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Is Gene Hackman Retired From Acting?
Eighty-one Years. Seventy-nine Movies. Two Oscars. Not One Bad Performance.
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How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America’s Unfair and Imbalanced Network.
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Vice Media Tries to Keep Its Cool
Last year, the company launched partnerships with CNN.com—which it supplies with original, and highly unconventional, news features developed through its four-year-old VBS.tv enterprise—and MTV, which airs the gonzo travel series The Vice Guide to Everything.
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Red Bull’s Billionaire Maniac
Dietrich Mateschitz is making a bold move into TV, movies, and magazines. What’s the visionary behind a $5 billion-a-year soft-drink empire doing in the media business? Just what he’s always done: having a blast.
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Zach Galifianakis Hates to Be Loved
That’s one of the many reasons people love the fame-averse scene stealer of the ‘Hangover’ movies.
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Ol’ Mark Pincus Had a Farm…
Zynga—the company behind such Facebook games as FarmVille, CityVille, and Zynga Poker—is the hottest topic in Silicon Valley: valued at $10 billion, with 250 million users and a rumored I.P.O. next year. Its C.E.O., Mark Pincus, takes fun very, very seriously.
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The real Da Vinci Code: The Rosslyn Code
The real mystery lurking in the chapel where Dan Brown set The Da Vinci Code.
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