FILM & TV

Don’t “Girlboss” the Squid Game Creator

Don't turn Hwang Dong-hyuk's success story into a capitalist parable

She IS the moment

Squid Game

With every day that passes, the term "Girlboss" becomes more and more pejorative. Good.

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TV Features

How To Watch the Tokyo Opening Ceremony — And Why You Can't

Because while so much has changed, one thing remains the same: NBC still sucks.

On Friday evening in Tokyo — 6:55 AM EST — the "2020" Olympic games officially kicked off with an opening ceremony taking place almost exactly a year after it was originally scheduled.

The global upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of changes to these games, beyond the obvious delay. For a start, the local feelings about the games have ratcheted up from the usual simmering resentment regarding ballooning costs and the disruption of daily life all the way to full-blown hatred and mortal terror.

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"Never Have I Ever" Season 2 Is a Whimsical, Nostalgic Delight

The Mindy Khaling Netflix hit holds up in a post-pandemic world.

Hate to say it but we have to admit: The Gossip Girl reboot is tragically bad.

Sure, we'll give it a few more episodes, basking in the cast's gorgeousness between cringey lines and outrageous plot lines, but it just doesn't hit the way the original did.

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CULTURE

What the Hell, Wendy Williams?

The talk show host is going viral for her wildly insensitive comments about a TikTok star

girl ... why?

via Film Daily

Oh, Wendy Williams, who is she if not a perpetual meme?

The mind that gave us "Dula Peep," countless reaction gifs, and the iconic fainting clip (we're glad she's okay, but the drama, the camp, the complete bizarreness of that moment will live on forever), is now viral once again, but this time for a more jarring reason.

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TV Features

Let's Unpack the Sex and the City Revival, "And Just Like That"

Can Sex and the City still exist in 2021?

Justice for Samantha though

Update: June 6 2021

As Sex and the City celebrates its 20th anniversary and the reboot is on its way, for fans of the show, this means it is officially peak rewatch season.

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Culture Feature

Because Dean Cain Sucks: MAGA Superman Is Dead

Dean Cain is no longer allowed to have anything to do with Superman. We're retconning him out.

Update: This week Dean Cain was on Fox News, complaining about "wokeness and anti-Americanism" in the recent Ta-Nehisi Coates-led Captain America comics, which featured Captain America decrying the way marginalized Americans are often sold a dream before they're "handed a raw deal."

Never mind the fact that Captain America has a long history of this kind of criticism, or the fact that Dean Cain praises America for "constantly striving for a more perfect union" — an effort that is literally impossible without vocal criticism of the nation's flaws. The more important point is that Cain has no authority to speak on superheroes, because we already erased him from Superman history.

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