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“Bottoms” Is a Sleeper Menswear Masterpiece

Bottoms proves that we should all be dressing like lesbians

Bottoms movie

via MGM and Orion Pictures

When you think of fashion movies, what do you think of? The Fifth Element famously had its costume design done by Jean-Paul Gaultier. And then there are movies about fashion like The Devil Wears Prada.

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How ‘Love in Taipei’ Tackles The Immigrant Experience

Like its protagonist, this Paramount+ romance is far more than meets the eye

Love in Taipei

via Paramount+

It’s a particular experience to be a marginalized person in a predominantly white setting. When you’re an immigrant in any Predominantly White Institution (PWI) in the U.S., you’re both defined by and alienated from your ethnicity. The idea of your ethnicity feels like a shroud that separates you from the people around you, while also obscuring the complexity of the reality of your place of origin.

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“Bottoms” Review: Girl Failures Are the New It Girls

Like Barbie before it, Bottoms lets girls be messy and boys be the butt of the joke

Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri

via Bottoms Move

We started the year blessed: by the “girl failures” tweet. In a viral post on the app formerly known as Twitter, user @ricshatty said: “enough girlbosses i need girlfailures. just an absolute loser of a female character. more women who suck!!!!!”

This summer, movies have delivered precisely what we asked for.

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Elliot Page at the 2022 LACMA ART+FILM GALA November 5, 2022

Photo by Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Usually, I’m a hard-copy kind of gal. The feeling of pages between my fingers, the occasional paper cut drawing bright crimson across a page, the scent and weight of the volume itself — these are tangible and hugely enjoyable markers of reading an actual, honest-to-goodness book.

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Film News

What the Hell is “Saltburn”?

Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan star in this upcoming homoerotic thriller

Barry Keoghan as Oliver Quick

Courtesy of MGM and Amazon Studios

I’m a sucker for a good trailer. Especially with music video-esque cinematography, tension-raising teasers, and a really fucking good score. And after months of waiting, the first teaser for Saltburn just dropped. No surprise to say, it’s just what the doctor ordered.

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Martin Luther King III attends a meeting hosted by United States President Joe Biden with organizers of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington at the White House on Monday, August 28, 2023

Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI/Shutterstock

On August 28, 1963, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom drew a quarter of a million people to the nation’s capital in order to protest racial discrimination and advocate for equal rights and opportunities for Black citizens. It is rightly considered a milestone in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and remains a perpetual source of inspiration and courage. It also led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which the U.S. Department of Labor describes as prohibiting “discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

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