CULTURE

Most Iconic Films And TV Set in the States Deciding the 2020 Election

What goes on in Pennsylvania? Nevada? Georgia? Arizona? North Carolina? Slow counting, yes, but also some iconic cinema.

I like to imagine myself as a member of the United States of New York City. In this world, AOC is President, Governor Andrew Cuomo is arguing with his brother Chris Cuomo on live television, and there is a bodega in the middle of Fifth Avenue where Trump Tower currently stands.

Unfortunately, this is not the case, but New York City is pretty great as is. But like any typical New Yorker, I am sometimes admittedly prone to tunnel vision. Thus, my peeks into life everywhere else in the United States are usually through the screen. Most days, it's television and movies.

This week, it's the election.

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Music Lists

Kendrick Lamar Lyrics to Get You Through the 2020 Election

"To Pimp A Butterfly," Kendrick Lamar's most political album, feels as relevant in the wake of the 2020 Election as it did in 2015 … and lord knows we need it. Here's some Kendrick wisdom inspire you past the bleakness.

Kendrick Lamar - Alright (Official Music Video)

Between constantly refreshing election maps and giving too much mental space to Nevada and Pennsylvania, the circus of the past few days has made at least one thing unerringly clear: The United States is still a fundamentally racist country.

This, we knew. But after June's promises of radical change and widespread racial reckoning in the face of President Donald Trump's blatant bigotry, I have to admit I had a glimmer of hope for a landslide Joe Biden victory hope was quickly dashed.

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FILM & TV

Donald Trump’s 6 Most Heartbreaking Cameos

Sometimes you want to bask in the carefree nostalgia of an old movie when suddenly there's a Donald Trump cameo to ruin the mood.

Donald Trump on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

via NBC

From the late 80s to the early 2000s, it wasn't strange to be watching your favorite movie or guilty-pleasure sitcom of choice just to have the camera turn to the grinning face of Donald Trump.

How silly, you would have thought, laughing at the seemingly random cameo by the big baby billionaire, usually standing by some commercial real estate, then … forget.

Ever wonder why? Rumor has it that, for a while, to get permission to shoot at a Trump-owned location, directors needed to promise Donald Trump a part. Yes, sounds about right for a narcissist. Apparently, many of these scenes were filmed and cut before making it to the screen, but not all of them.

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When Will We Know the Results of the 2020 Presidential Election?

Here's everything you need to know about Election Day 2020.

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

For many of us, it's been a very long, divisive four years. Finally, the end (for better or for worse) is in sight.

Today, November 3rd 2020, all remaining votes for the president of the United States of America will be cast. Most years we know who will be the next president by the end of election night, but like many things in 2020, this election will likely be different.

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Donald Trump

Shutterstock; By Evan El-Amin

In the early hours of Friday morning, the White House announced that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had both tested positive for COVID-19.

The news came shortly after it was confirmed that top aide Hope Hicks had tested positive after weeks of travellng with the president to campaign events. As a result, Trump's reelection campaign has canceled a number of upcoming campaign events in battleground states.

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DECEMBER 15, 2016: President-Elect Donald Trump makes a proud gesture during his speech at a "Thank You" Tour rally held at the Giant Center

Photo by: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock

The first presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle took place last night, September 29th.

While we've known for a long time that Trump doesn't think treating others with basic respect is a necessity, that fact has never been clearer than last night when he spent 90 minutes interrupting and insulting both opponent Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace. Not only was the majority of the debate just the three men talking over each other; when Trump did actually form a complete sentence, he mostly spouted blatant lies and falsehoods—not to mention that he flat-out refused to condemn white supremacy.

In fact, if you want to see just how many times both men exaggerated, twisted, or just straight up denied the truth, check out Politifacts 100% accurate fact check of the debate. It will quickly become clear that Trump almost exclusively lied while on the debate stage.

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