January 10 2013

. January 10, 2013.

 

Oscar announcements 

 

Who would have thought Lincoln would lead the pack in this year's Oscar nominations: oh yeah, everyone. But as Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the race this morning, there were some surprises, like the super-hyped rom com Silver Linings Playbook — starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence — grabbing eight nominations. And deservingly Beasts of the Southern Wild — following a resilient 12-year-old girl in post-Katrina carnage — made the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay pools. 

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Predicting the playoffs 

 

The NFL's coming to a close and this weekend, when you're arguing with your friends or talking trash to a stranger in the bar, let the guy's at Grantland — Bill Simmons' think-piece sport's website — prep you with facts and analysis. Below is their AFC Saturday selection and keep your eyes peeled for their NFC Sunday follow up.

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Flu wave 

 

Flu season is sweeping the nation earlier and quicker than expected, with 2,257 hospitalizations and 41 states — including Ohio — reporting widespread influenza thus far. So, wash your hands, eat right, get plenty of sleep and don't black out at the bar too much; you know, all the stuff your mom taught ya. 

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