08:28 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 03/30/2014 04:00PM
Consider this extra credit for watching Noah.
Darren Aronofsky wrote a Noah-themed poem when he was a teen at Mark Twain IS 239 in Brooklyn. The poem eventually won a United Nations contest, and Aronofsky credits his teacher, Vera Fried, with inspiring his creative writing. (She even has a cameo in Noah.)
We've got both the original poem and an interview with Fried, whose all-pink wardrobe Aronofsky fondly remembers. Needless to say, she was a formidable influence.
Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:00AM
Ninth-graders across America are sighing in relief: In 2016, the SAT exam will scrap its mandatory essay component, tone down its highfalutin vocabulary questions and return to its iconic top score of 1600.
Besides attempting to open up the SAT to students of all backgrounds – scores on the current SAT are highly correlated with family income – the new move helps today's students in another unexpected way.
Once again, it will be very easy for them to compare their own SAT scores with those of their favorite celebrities.
To celebrate the occasion, we've done some research on stars' reported SAT scores, all of which came on the old 1600 test. Besides Oscar winner Ben Affleck, who the New York Times says earned "almost perfect" SAT scores, did you beat any of these celebs?
Originally posted 11/09/2010 10:15AM
Rachel Weisz and her director fiancé Darren Aronofsky have ended their five-year engagement.
"Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky have been separated for some months," reps for the two say in a joint statement. "They remain close friends and are committed to raising their son together in NYC."
The Mummy leading lady and the director of Black Swan have been together for nine years, and they became engaged in 2005. The couple have a 4-year-old son Henry, born in May 2006.
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