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Love Is Toxic — At Least According to These Romance Movies

When they go low, fall in love with them.

Megan Fox, Queen of being toxic on screen and IRL

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My favorite song of all time is "Lover, You Should've Come Over" by Jeff Buckley. It's also my biggest red flag. The song is about a man who lets the love of his life get away for pretty much no reason. Some interpret it as a song about infidelity. I just say it's the toxic person's anthem. Our lonesome man knows he should treat his lover better, but he blames his youth for why he can't.

"Maybe I'm too young to keep good love from going wrong" is one of the best lyrics ever put to melody — but a cop-out is a cop-out.

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CULTURE

Watch These Black Shows and Movies Before They Get Axed

It's Black History Month — no better time to support these Black-led movies and shows.

Black Movies for Black History Month 2024

Chris Harris/Searchlight Pictures

In 2020, pretty much every industry went through a crisis. Yes, partly because of the pandemic. But, after the murder of George Floyd and the international Black Lives Matter playlists, everyone looked around and realized: their Black representation was abysmal.

From corporate offices to movies, people were forced to reckon with the institutionalized racism at the center of their industries. Promises were made. Copies of bell hooks's All About Love were sold out. DEI executives were added to C-Suites. And everyone swore to look inward and make changes outward. But now, all those promises have been forgotten.

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Sundance Turns 40! Here Are the Films We’re Most Looking Forward To

Sundance Film Festival 2024 marks 40 years of Utah’s most exciting weekend

Love Me: Kristen Stewart and Steven Yeun

via 2AM / Sundance

What do you think of when you think of Utah? Snow? Slopes? The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City? I think of Sundance. Sundance Film Festival is home to one of the most internationally prestigious film festivals in the world. Sundance has a well-deserved reputation for excavating emerging talents in the film industry through its mission to support engaging new stories. Sundance winners in the past are firmly lodged in our cultural canon, such as Fruitvale Station, Whiplash, and Precious.

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Film Lists

I Can't Wait to Go to the Movies in 2024

Most anticipated movies coming in 2024

Zendaya Challengers Release Date

via MGM

I remember exactly where I was when I first watched it: the trailer for Challengers starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O'Connor. That was my Super Bowl. It had everything: besties, bisexuality, and Zendaya in that Blonde bob.

I had waited months to finally get a glimpse of Zendaya's collaboration with Luca Guadagnino. Ever since the film had been announced, we'd savored clips of Zendaya practicing her tennis game, Tomdaya strolling around Boston on location, and even her judgemental looks (and flawless courtside fashion) at Wimbledon and the US Open.

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CULTURE

Cinema Might Be the Secret to Personal Style

Need some style inspo for 2024? Movies can be muses, too.

Julianne Moore in Sharper

via Apple TV
We're living in the heyday of fast fashion. TikTok microtrends are churned out faster than most brands can keep up with and toxic "dupe" culture has convinced us that it's always better to pay less to participate in trends — despite the environmental and social impact of major fast fashion brands. Is getting one picture in a polyester dress really worth the hours of child labor that went into it, and the eternity that piece of plastic masquerading-as-fabric will spend in a landfill?
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CULTURE

15 Best Films to Watch When You’re Craving a Vacation Somewhere Warm

Stop watching the Top Gun Beach Scene on repeat and turn on these iconic, nostalgic warm-weather vacation films

Knives Out: Glass Onion

via Netflix

As much as I hate to say it, here's an undeniable truth: January is coming. Soon, we'll have to wake ourselves up from our food comas and face the new year, followed by the same old BS. Just thinking about it makes me need another vacation, stat.

January is a slow, painful crawl. The post-holiday blues, the pressure to rise and grind, the dregs of winter. It all adds up to 31 insufferable days of stress and sadness — or perhaps that’s just my seasonal depression talking.

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