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Things We Saw Today: Alias Grace Coming to Netflix … and a Goodbye

And so, for the last time, I want to ask: What'd you see today, dear friend?

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“Murderess Is a Strong Word:” Here’s the First Trailer for Canadian Murder Saga Alias Grace

. In the trailer, we hear from Grace Marks played by Sarah Gadon, one of the servants convicted of the murder of Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross) and his wife (Anna Paquin).

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The Handmaid’s Tale and the Fiction of Prediction

Margaret Atwood didn’t stamp a foundation date on the Republic of Gilead. Is a room full of older white men determining that rape should be classed as a pre-existing condition for health insurance purposes really so different from declaring that there must be some form of punishment for women who have abortions, as in The Handmaid’s Tale? What’s the expiry date on a terrifying futuristic vision? Clearly, three decades is not enough.

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Things We Saw Today: Pump Yourself up for Wonder Woman With This Sick Cello Version of Her DCU Theme

Cellist Tina Guo is not messing around. She damn near attacks her version of Wonder Woman's theme from Batman v Superman. With the premiere of her first cinematic solo outing in two weeks, it's time to start getting pumped, people. Blast this shizz everywhere, and get your tickets!

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Hulu Renews The Handmaid’s Tale For Season Two—Because There’s So Much More to Explore

There was some wonderful news out of Hulu's NewFronts presentation earlier today, namely that its most successful original series, The Handmaid's Tale, has already been renewed for a second season.

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Things We Saw Today: Pink, Feminine Star Wars Bedrooms Are All the Rage

I am personally, deeply jealous over the bedroom decor that 10-year-old Emmie and her father Scott were able to put together. (Check it out after the jump)

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Dear Team Handmaid’s Tale: We Need Bravery, Not Bland Euphemisms

You know what disappoints me? Artists who mistakenly believe that, in order to tell a "universal" story, you must remove uniqueness or a specific point of view.

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Things We Saw Today: Muslim Rapper/Activist Mona Haydar Swags With Her Hijabis

With her first single, "Hijabi" (which she promises is from a debut EP we can expect soon!), Mona Haydar introduces us to a variety of women in hijab doing things that women in hijab do. Like, you know, dance and enjoy hip-hop.

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First Episodes of Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale Left Us and Margaret Atwood Like a “Puddle of Goo”

The Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel is a necessary reminder that normalizing a "slowly heating bath tub" will leave you dead.

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Margaret Atwood Thoughtfully Extends The Handmaid’s Tale in New Audiobook

Narrated by Claire Danes, this Special Edition of The Handmaid's Tale expands on the original last line of the novel.

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1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale Are Getting Hardcover Reissues, so It’s Time to Start Building Your Resistance Library

What's on your oh-my-God-we're-living-in-a-dystopia bookshelf?

The hot but also somewhat terrifying trend in book sales sees people stocking up on everything-old-is-relevant-again works like Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism. Important texts that cover insidious government overreach—real and fictional—have never quite gone out of style, but have seen a massive resurgence of interest in the Age of Trump. Now two classics are receiving a hardcover makeover that will look mighty fine on your bookshelf.

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The Full Handmaid’s Tale Trailer Is Here and I Am Deeply Unsettled

This is how you dystopia.

The first non-teaser trailer for The Handmaid's Tale series has arrived and holy hell, does this look good—and terrifyingly close to our reality.

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Things We Saw Today: Margaret Atwood’s Handmaidens Protest Texas’ Reproductive Rights Laws

A group of people dressed up as handmaidens from Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale showed up at the Texas Legislature today to protest the state's continually restrictive stance on reproductive rights.

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The Handmaid’s Tale Invades SXSW, and Margaret Atwood Reflects on Its Meaning Under Trump

Ahead of the TV adaptation's premiere on April 26, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is stirring up plenty of news. Atwood recently did a Reddit AMA and wrote a New York Times reflection on the novel, while SXSW attendees report that dozens of handmaids are wandering around Austin as part of a creepy promotion for the Hulu TV show.

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Hulu Releases Chilling First Look at Upcoming Handmaid’s Tale Series

Hulu released the very first trailer for their Handmaid's Tale series today on YouTube.

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New Character Shots for The Handmaid’s Tale Show a Grim Gilead

And a release date!

Hulu has released a new batch of images give us a look at Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Yvonne Strahovski, Madeline Brewer, and Max Minghella as their dystopian characters.

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A First Look at Elisabeth Moss in Stunning First Images From Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

The vivid colors in the first look of The Handmaid's Tale feel faithful to Margaret Atwood's novel.

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Things We Saw Today: The Handmaid’s Tale‘s NYCC Ads Are For Women’s Eyes Only

Well, or anyone else who might be in the women's bathroom.

Whoever's in charge of the marketing campaign for Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale made another cool choice this weekend by putting this graffiti in the women's bathrooms at New York Comic Con.

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Anna Paquin Joins the Sarah Polley-Directed TV Adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

Fans of Margaret Atwood and of greater opportunities for women in film and television got excited when we reported that Sarah Polley would be writing and directing a TV miniseries adaptation of the Atwood novel Alias Grace for CBC. Canadian actress Sarah Gadon will be playing the titular Grace, and Zachary Levi will be playing her employer, Thomas Kinnear. Now, the series rounds out its cast with some additional star power.

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Things We Saw Today: Rogue One Reveals the First Jyn Action Figure at the “Star Wars Celebration”

"Where's Jyn" will definitely not become a hashtag campaign following the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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