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No One Has Any Patience for This “I Regret My Trump Vote” Tearful Handholding

If you've realized the error of your ways, that's a fine start, but you don't get praise or sympathy and the New York Times sure as hell shouldn't be letting you believe otherwise.

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Things We Saw Today: Dan Harmon Delivers a Glorious Anti-Nazi Rant

"That’s the new minimum definition of inter-human communication. You want to start (with): ‘I’m not a Nazi,’” says Dan Harmon of Rick and Morty and Community.

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We Want More Sense8, But Does How We Get It Matter?

There has been talk among fans of Sense8 about the hope that another network or platform will step up to the plate and save the show, as has happened for so many others. Now, one has: and it's porn site, xHamster.

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Oh, Great. Texas Just Passed an Awful “Rape Insurance” Law.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve watched frightening Texas legislation move from the state House, to the state Senate, to the desk of the state’s radical anti-choice governor, who on Tuesday signed off on it. The bill will ban private insurance coverage of abortion for women even in cases of rape, unless women buy a supplement plan in advance, earning the bill the beloved colloquial title “rape insurance.”

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Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow Is a Solemn Look at the Refugee Crisis Across 23 Countries

Artist Ai Weiwei is capturing the "staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact" in his new film Human Flow.

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Heather Heyer’s Mom Has No Time or Patience for Trump’s False Condolences

A couple of days ago, we watched with heartbreak as Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville activist Heather Heyer, spoke at a memorial service for her daughter. She spoke to the fact that she wanted her daughter's death to count for something, and encouraged all of us not to let it have been in vain, but to fight injustice as her daughter no doubt would have continued to do. Bro is now putting that into practice.

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Legends of Tomorrow Made an LBGTQIA Character Its Lead Last Year and Improved Because of It

If you stuck around for season two's start, you did so because of the characters that were left, and you probably would have wondered why you were still watching. You would have also quickly found yourself watching a show that put one of the most prominent portrayals of a bisexual superhero in media front and center.

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I Have No Idea What to Expect From Riverdale Season 2

Riverdale dropped a new promo yesterday titled "Desperate Times" that makes the next, 22-episode season look like an intense and bloody crime thriller.

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Oh, My: Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden Bare It All, Performing Hair for Strangers at a Crosswalk

I guess if you're going to be stuck at a stop light, it may as well be one where you're being entertained by James Corden, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a wonderful musical cast as they perform Hair.

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Steve Bannon Is Fired and/or Resigning From the White House, and Everyone Is Rejoicing

It's Schrödinger's firing.

Trump Chief Strategist/former Breitbart head Steve Bannon is finally on the way out, and we could not be more thrilled.

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Tina Fey Has Some Great Advice for People Who Don’t Actually Want to Do Anything About White Supremacy

Let them eat sheet cake.

Sure, it's "just a joke," and Fey is a comedian, not an activist. But that justification just feels lazy when the comedian in question is talking about violent racists on an ostensibly political show. And most definitely not when that comedian is someone a lot of women look up to–specifically a lot of white women, who, as a group, have consistently and historically been given endless permission for complacency.

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Here’s a Bunch of Dad Jokes and Comedic Bits That Didn’t Make the Final Cut of The Big Sick

With the story centering around Nanjiani during his earlier days of comedy and guest stars like Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham, and Kurt Braunohler, the film is full of great banter and short clips of stand-up. But Anupam Kher and Ray Romano steal the scene with their great dad jokes.

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Everyone Needs to Watch Vice’s Disturbing Documentary From Charlottesville

If anyone can watch this documentary from the events in Charlottesville and still walk away talking about the sins of "both sides," we're in big trouble.

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Teaser for Marvel’s Punisher Series Hints at Cathartic, Righteous Fury We Need

Now, more than ever, we need a Punisher series. Check out the teaser trailer after the jump.

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The PCAH Mass Resignation Letter Is More Patriotic Than Anything Trump’s Ever Done

With Trump's inaction and lack of condemnation for the hate that drove the white nationalists in Charlottesville, they group issued the letter "[effective] immediately." “Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions,” it states.

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Patty Jenkins Reportedly Closing on “Historic” Deal to Direct Wonder Woman Sequel

Damn right.

Wonder Woman was, by all accounts, a massive hit, which has had us closely following whether or not its director, Patty Jenkins, would return for the sequel that Warner Bros. is suddenly very eager to get off the ground. As you'd expect, that level of success gives Jenkins a powerful negotiation tool, and she's now reportedly close to closing a deal to bring us the next installment in the franchise.

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End of an Era: Chuck E. Cheese to Lose Its Iconic Animatronic Band

... the day the music died ...

Your childhood is vanishing, one animatronic at a time.

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Things We Saw Today: Stan Lee Gives Chadwick Boseman His Seal of Approval to Play Black Panther

Yesterday, Black Panther co-creator and Marvel legend, Stan Lee, gave the actor playing the iconic character, Chadwick Boseman, his blessing.

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Boys Can Like Butterflies: How Policing Little Boys Contributes to a Culture of Male Violence

In the midst of all the horrible things happening in our country right now, there was a Twitter thread I came across a couple of days ago that not only made me sad, but made me very afraid of the ways in which we are all complicit in a culture of male violence. Especially since that male violence seems to be manifesting itself right now in the form of white nationalism. 

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Gravity Falls Creator Asks for Drawings of Character Punching Nazis; Internet Delivers

There's been a lot of Nazi news this week—in fact, the only reason I hesitate to say there's been too much is that if there are Nazis, ignoring them is not the way to make them go away. There's also been a lot of talk lately over the relative morality of punching them, and it looks like Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch is coming down firmly on the pro-punching side.

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