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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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INTERVIEW: Ms. Pat talks Matt Damon, Ugly Grandchildren, and Her New Series on BET+

The Ms Pat Show premieres August 12th on BET+

via Ms Pat

Miss Pat is a comedian, author, and actress. Her new BET+ Series, The Ms Pat Show, premieres August 12th.

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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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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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Not News to Anyone: Chace Crawford Is So Hot

How can I focus on the new "Gossip Girl" reboot when I can't stop thinking about the photos of Chace Crawford on that boat in Italy

oh my god?

The Gossip Girl reboot premiered on July 8th and, after months of anticipation, I settled in to watch the newest slate of impossibly attractive characters play out their angst and drama across the Upper East Side.

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This Haunts Me: Amanda Bynes as Nickelodeon's "Ask Ashley"

The two public images of Amanda Bynes, that of the early aughts and the face-tattooed version of today, seem irreconcilable.

All That

Growing up in the simpler times of the '90s, we had candy commercials featuring anthropomorphic humans, toys that jeopardized children's lives, and Nickelodeon raising latchkey kids to become the well-adjusted millennials who would later invent Instagram.

Alright, so maybe times were tougher than we thought. Maybe we should've seen today's tumultuous issues coming. From the climate crisis and political division to historic economic crisis and coronavirus panic, it's easy to idealize the past, but the '90s were actually bonkers in their own right. For instance, look at Nickelodeon's sketch comedy series for kids, All That.

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