Actors and Movies with the Most Dialogue

Which movies and characters have the most dialogue? Last April, Polygraph complied and analyzed 2,000 screenplays to study gender in film dialogue. This analysis uses their summary dataset (for each movie: its characters, the number of words they spoke, their age, and gender) paired with data scraped from IMDb…

Do Write-In Votes Matter?

Write-in votes are a uniquely American tradition: nowhere else in the world can you cast a vote for a candidate not included on the ballot. With two of the least popular candidates ever running for president, Americans may turn to write-in votes. According to CNN, Google searches for “write-in” votes…

Party Noise in Fargo-Moorhead

Which neighborhoods in Fargo-Moorhead have the most noise complaints? Do the 30,000 college students in Fargo-Moorhead drive those complaints? Below are 1,241 loud party complaint dispatches in 2015 compiled using area police dispatch logs available in near-real time via the Red River Regional Dispatch Center. North Dakota State…

Text Mining South Park

“All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly. The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.” - South Park disclaimer South Park follows four fourth grade…