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Why Netflix is raising prices

Netflix reports fourth quarter earnings on Thursday and all eyes will be on the streamer's subscriber growth. This time there's something new for investors and industry observers to wonder about: Netflix raising its prices.

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Biden looks at presidency through tinted Ray-Bans

If you were expecting President Joe Biden to announce a major relaunch of his presidency during the press conference Wednesday marking his first year in office, you heard something quite different. His approval ratings have fallen, but Biden is not acting like a president who thinks he got very much wrong. Instead, he acknowledged the country faces difficulties, but vigorously defended how he handled them.

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The 'Caspian Sea Monster' rises from the grave

Beached for over a year on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, it looks like a colossal aquatic beast -- something bizarre perhaps more at home beneath the water than in the air. It certainly doesn't look like something that could ever fly.

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Inside the huge flood barrier built to save Venice

The first thing it resembles -- this private, manmade island, straddling the Adriatic Sea and the Venetian lagoon -- is a Bond villain's lair. The second -- as you dock at the private pontoon, walk past the Brutalist concrete façade, and into a "control room" where staff watch monitors tracking the waters around the island 24/7 -- is something out of "Squid Game."

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The movies that mattered in 2021

In many ways, 2021 still felt more like the worst of times than the best for movies, with a lot of quality projects being made for (or winding up on) streaming services while theaters tried, often in vain, to rebound toward something approaching pre-pandemic viability.

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'Insecure' finale creates something memorable

Series like "Insecure" can struggle to come up with significant finales because, when all's said and done, life goes on. Yet the HBO dramedy's final episode managed to create something memorable, informed by the line when the central character says, "I just wanna fast-forward to the part of my life where everything's OK."

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Digital dress codes: What will we wear in the metaverse?

In the near future, instead of going to your closet to choose something to throw on for your next video call, you might instead turn to your virtual wardrobe to pick out a 3D-rendered digital outfit to "wear."

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Opinion: What Jussie Smollett's guilty verdicts tell us

It's hard for me to think of Jussie Smollett without thinking of Amy Cooper. They each did something horrifically stupid and dangerous, echoing the worst of this country's racial history for their own selfish reasons.

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