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The X-Files and The Handmaid’s Tale: How We Talk When We Talk About Rape

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

It’s rare for a television scene to stay with me beyond its brief flicker on the screen. Twice this past year, though, I’ve found myself haunted for days by scenes from two shows emblematic of their respective eras: The X Files, currently...Show More Summary

Sen. Cory Booker Unleashes His Fury at the “Silence & Amnesia” of Washington Racism and Complicity

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Sen. Booker has no patience for the deflection of questions regarding Trump's racist rhetoric. "There are threats in this country. People plotting. I receive enough death threats to know the reality."

Things We Saw Today: Sara Benincasa Offers Cash Prize to Any Journalist Who Asks Trump About Wakanda

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Writer Sara Benincasa is offering $300 of her own money to any journalist who asks Trump during a press conference a serious question about Wakanda.

The Ultimate Deck of Cards for Design and Font Nerds—Just $15

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Dress up your next game of poker or Go Fish—and learn a little something while you’re at it. Get a deck of design or font playing cards for $14.99, a savings of 25%, at the Mary Sue Shop.

Matt Damon Finally Shares the #MeToo Opinion We Want to Hear From Him: “I Should Get in the Back Seat and Close My Mouth”

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

"Well, I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this," Matt Damon said of his much-criticized #MeToo comments. "...I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while." Amen.

Katy Jurado: The Trailblazing Queen of Mexican Cinema

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The beautiful illustration that is featured in today's Google Doodle is the Mexican actress Katy Jurado. Born today in 1924 to wealthy parents in Guadalajara, Mexico, María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García, later known at Katy Jurado, spent her career playing "femme fatales" in early Mexican cinema in what is now seen as the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. 

The Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil Breaks Down the Aziz Ansari “Clusterf#@k”

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

You might know Jameela Jamil as the hilarious and lovably shallow Tahani al-Jamil on NBC's The Good Place. However, she's also a writer who's written columns for outlets like The Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, and Company. Her Tumblr is a goldmine of words that are too incisive for prime time, and her take on the Aziz Ansari situation is pretty on-point.

Simone Biles Comes Forward to Accuse Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar: “I Am Not Afraid to Tell My Story Anymore”

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Simone Biles has come forward with accusations against Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics trainer who has been accused of sexually abusing more than 140 women and pled guilty to 7 counts of criminal sexual conduct. "After hearing...Show More Summary

Your Reminder That Infinity War Is the Beginning of the End for Some of Our Favs

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

While the world is rightfully waiting for Black Panther, I mean what else matters at this point, Infinity Wars will be right around the corner and that not only means the end of this current phase of Marvel films but the end of actor contracts.

A Man Asked Sharon Stone If She’d Ever Experienced Harassment & Maybe One Day She’ll Stop Laughing

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

For most women, the fact that Cowan really doesn't know why Stone is laughing is probably not that surprising, but still maddening. Laughable, even.

Why We Want Jim Halpert in Our 20s and Ben Wyatt in Our 30s

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

I wanted to know if Jim's confession of love to Pam still held up in 2017, 11 years after it aired. The answer is yes, yes it does. The writing, acting, and everything are all there. But the overall effect is not quite the same, and I blame myself and the passage of time.

“Did You See the Ticket Sales?”: NAACP Image Award Attendees Dismantle the Myth That Black Films Don’t Sell

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

When it comes to the success of black films at the international box office, we quite literally have the receipts. Why is Hollywood so married to this myth?

Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet Donate Their Woody Allen Movie Salaries to Time’s Up

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Over the weekend actors, Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet decided to donate their Woody Allen movie salaries to the organization Time's Up.

It Seems Like the Shorty Awards for Social Media Excellence Are the Only Ones With Gender and Racial Parity

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Social media has become media, so it makes sense that the Shorty Awards exist to recognize excellence among those who entertain, educate, and inspire via those platforms. What's interesting is that, unlike other award shows, the Shorty Awards seem to do a better job with inclusion.

How Trump, #MeToo, and Real-World Handmaid Protests Have Influenced Season Two of The Handmaid’s Tale

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

"You can't avoid the influence [of the election]," said Handmaid's Tale showrunner Bruce Miller. "It's a big influence on the way you think about everything in your life, which definitely bleeds into the story-making process."

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan, a Unique and Memorable Female Voice, Has Died at the Age of 46

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

We were on a holiday schedule yesterday, and so we were unable to report on the tragic death of one of rock's most unique and memorable female voices. Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the band The Cranberries, has died suddenly at the way-too-young age of 46.

The Secret of Rey’s Parents Just Might Be Hidden in John Williams’ Score

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Tufts professor Frank Lehman explains why John Williams' music for Star Wars is so memorable—and what it might reveal about Rey's history and character arc. "In Star Wars, character is important—perhaps more than narrative coherency," he said. "There are very striking archetypal characters, and [John] Williams writes striking archetypal themes for them."

Google App Will Find Your Portrait Clone, Lorelai Gilmore-Style

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Google has an app that will more-or-less perfectly (more often less, which is often more amusing anyway) match you up against portraits in museum collections with face recognition, and present you with a side-by-side comparison. It's...Show More Summary

What Aziz Ansari’s “Apology” Says About How Men View Their Encounters With Women

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

As I've read "Grace's" account of alleged sexual misconduct and Aziz Ansari's apology, and listened to the discourse around them, both publicly and among those in my personal network, the disconnect with which men seem to view women when in sexual situations is alarmingly clear.

How Yesterday’s Enemies Become Today’s Heroes: Martin Luther King Jr.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

If Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated for Civil Rights, job security and liberty in a non-violent way could be spied on by the FBI on orders of a "friendly" president, arrested, beaten, and assassinated all while doing what history...Show More Summary

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