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    Tribeca: 'The Wire' Creator David Simon on the Show No One Will Let Him Make & 10 Other Highlights From 'Stories By Numbers' Panel

    At the Tribeca talk "Stories By Numbers," David Simon and Beau Willimon were joined by FiveThirty Eight founder Nate Silver and Thompson On Hollywood's Anne Thompson to discuss the role of data in stories, and it made for one of the most talkative, informative and entertaining panels at this year's ...

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    SXSW Launches SXsports, Interactive and Film Event Featuring ESPN's Bill Simmons, Nate Silver and More

    SXSW has announced SXsports, which will launch at the 2014 fest. This curated, sports-focused track will be open to all Interactive and Film registrants, and take place March 7-9, 2014, in Austin. Featured speakers include Peter Guber, Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, and Grantland’s Bill Simmons ...

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    Your Burning Oscar-Show Questions Answered, MacFarlane to Best Dead People

    The Oscar show was bloated with movie music that had no reason being there. (A tribute to Chicago? Other than the fact that the Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron also produced that movie .. oh yeah, that’s why). It had Seth MacFarlane, whose jokes might have been offensive i...

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    Predicting the Oscars: Don't Trust Me, Trust Nate Silver

    I was thinking this might be the first year in recent memory when the Oscars actually held some suspense about the winners. Is anything really a lock for Best Picture? What about that wacky Best Directors race, already full of also-rans? Then I read Nate Silver’s thoroughly lucid and comp...

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    Nate Silver Predicts the Oscars -- Statistical Frontrunners and Nominees with "more noise than signal"

    "Political calculus" election guru Nate Silver is taking his third stab at Oscar predictions in the six major categories -- he previously predicted in 2009 and 2011 -- and using a no-nonsense approach. While Silver doesn't boast a perfect Oscar track record, he claims that his method of basing the w...

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    Hollywood Comes Calling for Nate Silver -- Future Box Office Guru?

    Following Nate Silver's impressively accurate predictions of the voting outcome in all 50 states for the November 6 election, the NY Times blogger has been approached by Hollywood...

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