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The 5 Best, Worst Car Brands in US

Can Ford thank Matthew McConaughey?

(Newser) - It's not clear whether Matthew McConaughey's commercials have anything to do with swaying customer opinion, but a nationwide survey of nearly 4,000 people regarding 24 major car brands has found that Americans love their Ford Lincolns the most, 24/7 Wall St. reports. An American Customer Satisfaction Index... More »

Lincoln Writer: Sorry I Changed History

Tony Kushner admits he fudged on Connecticut votes

(Newser) - It was only 15 seconds of fake history—but Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner owned up to them after a Connecticut lawmaker complained, reports Raw Story . Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney criticized the film for portraying two congressmen as voting against the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery. "Representative Courtney is correct... More »

Sally Field: How I Became Mary Todd Lincoln

Steven Spielberg initially rejected her—twice

(Newser) - Sally Field, who stars as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln , started wishing for the part before Team of Rivals, the book on which the movie is based, was even complete. Spielberg promised to consider Field in 2001, but by the time Daniel Day-Lewis came onboard as Lincoln... More »

Lincoln a Smart Political 'Masterpiece'

Critics heap praise on Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tony Kushner

(Newser) - There will be no civil war among critics about Lincoln. Steven Spielberg's latest is enjoying nearly universal praise for its intense portrayal of the man and of American politics. Here's what critics are saying:
  • "This is less a biopic than a political thriller, a civics lesson that
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Horrific Hate Crime Inspires Evening Vigil

Attackers in Lincoln, Nebraska, carve slurs on woman's body

(Newser) - A brutal homophobic attack in Lincoln, Nebraska, left one woman screaming as she crawled from her house yesterday and inspired hundreds to attend a vigil against hate crimes, the Journal-Star reports. The woman said three masked men burst into her house, tied her up, cut her all over, and carved... More »

Lincoln Made My Story Possible: Obama

Library of Congress mark bicentennial with special exhibit

(Newser) - President Obama and Congress marked the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth today, with Obama reflecting on how Lincoln's vision led to his own success, CNN reports. "I can say that I feel a special gratitude to this singular figure who in so many ways made my own story... More »

Spielberg, Paramount Split DreamWorks Projects

Divorce accomplished without years of litigation, projects divvied up

(Newser) - It may be one of the most amicable Hollywood divorces in history. Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks announced a division of 200 movie projects in development as golden-touch producer Steven Spielberg leaves to launch a new company, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The unexpectedly easy split comes in defiance of Hollywood... More »

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