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How embracing an “authentic” life can become an excuse to ignore your true calling.
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We have some devastating news: One of the greatest titles in cinema will be leaving our living rooms come December 1. You now only have six days to watch, and rewatch, Nicolas Cage's Left Behind: The Movie. Run—don't walk—to the nearest television and stare Nick Cage deep in the eyes. You'll find Christmas cheer in there.

As with every dark night though, there is a bright morning sun on the horizon.

All-in-all, the month of December is bringing you titles of great joy. The Ray Charles biopic, Ray, starring Jamie Fox will begin streaming early on in the month as well as the very promising Christmas special, A Very Murray Christmas. For Parenthood fans that have been in agony over waiting for season 6 to arrive, your waiting will come to a sweet and welcomed end on December 30. Fans of Maron also have a reason to celebrate: Season 3 will be ready for your viewing pleasure December 28. You can see a full list of what’s coming to Netflix here. Discuss

Here is further proof that it’s impossible for Adele not to sound breathtaking every time she sings. Last night, she stopped by The Tonight Show to perform her new single “Hello” alongside Jimmy Fallon and The Roots—using only classroom instruments. It’s as weird, and as great, as you would hope it would be. Discuss

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The new trailer for the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Captain America: Civil War has just been released. As with most things Marvel, there are a lot of familiar faces, massive explosions, snappy dialogue, ominous music and, of course, punching. Discuss

Last night, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Chicago following the release of a dashcam video showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by police. Yesterday, Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with his murder for the shooting that took place last year. Though the protestors blocked some streets and intersections, the marches were mostly peaceful.

The video—which was released on the order of a court ruling—is disturbing and graphic. In it, McDonald is seen walking down the street away from officers before he is shot. Though it was revealed that McDonald had PCP in his system, in the dashcam video, he does not appear to be a threat to officers or even acknowledge them. The Cook County State Attorney said that the officers that were already on the scene said that McDonald was acting strangely, but did not feel that force was necessary. Van Dyke arrived minutes later, and opened fire. His lawyer claims that he acted in self defense. Discuss