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Before we knew better: “Bewitched” was a traditional show dressed in feminist clothing

Before we knew better: “Bewitched” was a traditional show dressed in feminist clothing

May 21, 2019

In this mini-series, we look again at media we have loved to consider how it depicted gender. How does it look to a person with a 2019 perspective on gender roles and norms? Warning: Contains spoilers.When did it air? 1964-1972How does it hold up? Not wellThe 1970s were a confusing time for a budding feminist…

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Freddie Mercury Reimagined as Comic Book Heroes

Freddie Mercury Reimagined as Comic Book Heroes

May 21, 2019

in Comics/Cartoons, Music | April 24th, 2019 1 Comment Advertisement Pop culture thrives on superheroes, both fictional and real. This isn’t unique in human history. Read most any collection of ancient myth and literature and you’ll find the same. The demigods and chieftains beating their chests and talking trash in the Iliad, for example, remind…

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Tribeca Audience Member Faints During ‘Swallow’ Screening

Tribeca Audience Member Faints During ‘Swallow’ Screening

May 21, 2019

The thriller about a woman who compulsively swallows small objects didn’t sit right with one viewer, who blacked out in the theater. “Swallow”Tribeca Film Festival An audience member fainted during a screening of Carlo Mirabella-Davis’s “Swallow” at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend. According to an account from the director, the woman felt overheated…

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How the “Ikea effect” explains today’s startups

How the “Ikea effect” explains today’s startups

May 20, 2019

By gary mortimer and frank mathmann and louise grimmer5 minute ReadThere are some anecdotes just so good that almost every story about a particular economic principle begins the same. So too this article begins with cake mix.In the 1950s, the story goes, U.S. food company General Mills wanted ideas on how to sell more of…

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FX announces stacked cast to join Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America limited series

FX announces stacked cast to join Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America limited series

May 20, 2019

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto (Getty Images)As if the prospect of (deep breath) a limited series about the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment starring her royal highness Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly wasn’t exciting enough, FX has announced the full list of actors joining Blanchett for Mrs. America—including Margo Martindale, Melanie Lynskey, Ari Graynor,…

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Venezuela accuses Bank of England of blocking ‘food and medicine for the people’ by freezing gold deposits

Venezuela accuses Bank of England of blocking ‘food and medicine for the people’ by freezing gold deposits

May 20, 2019

Venezuela on Monday accused the Bank of England of preventing it from feeding its people and funding public healthcare by blocking access to more than £1 billion in gold deposited by the Maduro regime.  During a visit to Moscow, Jorge Arreaza, the Venezuelan foreign minister, sought to blame the recently-imposed US and international sanctions on…

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James Charles and Tati Westbrook Are Rewriting Reality TV For YouTube

James Charles and Tati Westbrook Are Rewriting Reality TV For YouTube

May 20, 2019

Over this weekend, James Charles’s beauty empire began to crumble. Fresh off the heels of an appearance at the Met Ball— a moment the beauty guru and YouTuber referred to as important step for “influencer representation” — Charles found himself in a roiling cauldron of drama, that, at first blush felt sort of authentic, but upon…

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Paris Hilton Slams Frenemy Lindsay Lohan as ‘Lame’ and ‘Embarrassing’ on Watch What Happens Live

Paris Hilton Slams Frenemy Lindsay Lohan as ‘Lame’ and ‘Embarrassing’ on Watch What Happens Live

May 20, 2019

Paris Hilton has nothing positive to say about Lindsay Lohan. On Tuesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the famous heiress, 38, was asked to say three nice things about the Mean Girls star, 32, during a game of Plead the Fifth. Instead of opting to plead the fifth, Hilton answered vaguely…

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What’s on TV: ‘Knock Down the House,’ and ‘Ingress: The Animation’

What’s on TV: ‘Knock Down the House,’ and ‘Ingress: The Animation’

May 18, 2019

This week the playoff are rolling along and Game of Thrones is buzzing, but some of the most notable new stuff is coming to streaming services. That includes Ingress: The Animation, a new anime series tied to the Niantic game of the same name that’s now live on Netflix, as well as the service’s upcoming…

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