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Woody Allen’s Personal Archive Reveals “Repetitious Misogyny” & Obsession With Young Girls

Writer Richard Morgan read through all of Woody Allen's archive collected at the Firestone Library's rare-books wing and described his findings for the Washington Post. The results will not surprise you.

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Ordeal by Innocence Recasts Ed Westwick and Schedules Reshoots Following Sexual Assault Allegations

The project is set to reshoot scenes with Christian Cooke as his replacement.

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“Science Fiction” Is Not an Excuse for Black Mirror Dangerously Conflating the Abortion Pill and Emergency Contraception

Many are unhappy with a plot point in the episode "Arkangel" that viewers are saying portrays birth control in an irresponsible way.

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Resistance SF Calls Jack Dorsey Complicit for Twitter’s Attitude Towards Trump

"Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, has enabled @realDonaldTrump from his first dog whistles in the birther movement to his latest nuclear pissing contest."

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Season 2 of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Gets a Release Date in Nightmarish Teaser

Netflix shared a teaser for the upcoming season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and it promises to be appropriately nightmarish.

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Here Are Your Favorite Stranger Things Season 2 Moments in LEGO

Book Shelf Productions, a brother and sister team that tells stories through stop motion photography and LEGOs, recreated some of the most memorable moments of Stranger Things season 2.

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Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Council Via FedEx Without Explanation

Members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) were fired without explanation on Wednesday.

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Watch Ballerina Juliet Doherty’s Gorgeous Take on Steven Universe’s “It’s Over, Isn’t It?”

Dancer Juliet Doherty was transformed into "Ballerina Pearl" for a take on "It's Over, Isn't It?", Pearl's beautiful song about love and loss from the episode "Mr. Greg." 

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None of the Major U.S. Animated Films in 2018 Have a Female Director (Again)

Efforts to include more women has been a challenge in the animation industry, a fact illustrated by incredibly depressing numbers. Unfortunately, it's looking like 2018 is not going to be much different.

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Critics Are Calling Out Netflix’s Bright for Its Clumsy Racial Metaphor

Smith's line from the trailer "Faerie lives don't matter today" raised some eyebrows, but many of these reviews go further in exploring how the attempts to push tolerance through an orc metaphor doesn't quite work.

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Happy Holidays! Memphis Takes Down Two Confederate Statues

One was a monument to Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general, Klu Klux Klan member, and slave trader.

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New #Ham4Ham in Honor of Hamilton’s London Opening Includes All Your Favorite UK Songs

Have you ever wanted to hear the Schuyler sisters sing Spice Girls' "Wannabe"?

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So What’s Going on With the IT Director’s Cut?

The DVD includes 11 deleted scenes, an alternate opening, and a hint at It: Chapter Two which comes out September 6th, 2019—but no director's cut.  

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“We Will Not Be Erased”: CDC’s Banned Words Projected on Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Last night, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) worked with artist Robin Bell to project the CDC's banned words on the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. along with the phrase "we will not be erased."

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Heather North, the Voice of Scooby-Doo’s Daphne, Passes Away at 71

North voiced Daphne from 1970 to 1985 and 1997-2003.

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Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson Reign Over HBO in Teaser for 2 Dope Queens

Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson have four hour-long specials premiering Friday, February 2 at 11:30PM on HBO.

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Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Doesn’t Come Out Until November 2018, But Have a Beautiful Trailer Anyway

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the film stars Mackenzie Foy as Clara, who "enters the Fourth Realm to take on a tyrant called Mother Ginger", played by Helen Mirren.

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Issa Rae Is Working on Two New Shows, and They Both Sound Amazing

A drama starring a bisexual man and a "black Beverly Hills"

Rae is working on a half-hour comedy series starring a bisexual man and a drama about the "black Beverly Hills".

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The Ocean’s 8 Trailer Is Here and I Already Love Everyone in This Movie

In the trailer, we get some glimpses at Bullock's Debbie Ocean assembling her team of talented women in order to target the New York Met Gala.

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BBC’s “Definitive” Weinstein Documentary Will Include People Speaking Out for the First Time

Directed by Ursula MacFarlane, the BBC Weinstein documentary wants to be the "definitive" film on the producer and his crimes.

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