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[embedded content] On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver typically does a deep dive into a topical issue, usually one that is currently unfolding or relevantly recent. In the latest episode, Oliver takes aim at the very concept of American history–or rather, the terrible ways in which we as Americans choose to remember that history. Oliver began
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Spoilers for season 2 of The Umbrella Academy ahead. “Did we actually… succeed at something?” Klaus Hargreeves (Robert Sheehan) asks in near-tearful disbelief in the final scene of The Umbrella Academy season 2, as he and his siblings hurtle back through time into what appears to be 2019. You can’t blame him for being incredulous—so
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Rock’s greatest bands have never been limited by the sonic parameters that define the loudest of stadium-shakers; in fact, there’s a strong case to be made that this genre’s all-time greats could produce a ballad as easily as they could a serious thrasher. In their new single “Bleed Over Me,” 308 Ghost Train establish themselves
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Dress, Mara Hoffman. Her own jewelry worn throughout. Justin Ervin Dialing in from a farm in Nebraska, where she is sequestered with her husband and seven-month-old baby boy, the supermodel opens up to close friend Kristen Bell about the “astronomical pain” of her natural childbirth, standing up for racial equality, and why she is not
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WASHINGTON D.C. — The announcement came on the last Sunday of 2019. “I have been in some kind of fight—for freedom, equality, basic human rights—for nearly my entire life,” John Lewis said on December 29, revealing his stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”
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It’s August 1st, which means it’s time to celebrate one of our favorite nerd holidays, Spider-Man Day. On this day, the iconic web-slinger made his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. 58 years later, Spider-Man remains one of the most popular superheroes of all time. Did someone say #SpiderManDay?! 🕷️: https://t.co/9OtGLLjFD2 pic.twitter.com/nlR5quSGPE —
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The extensive measures taken by the NBA to create a secure, coronavirus-free bubble in which to conclude its season have been well-documented and, so far, remarkably successful. But the process the league went through to build enough courts to host 22 teams, and make them safe, was in some ways just as complex a challenge.
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A Molotov cocktail of melodies awaits all who take a peek at King Falcon’s new music video for “Shake! Shake! Shake!” this July, and believe it or not, none of them are sourced from the software other artists are using to make rock, pop, hip-hop and even jazz in 2020. It’s obvious in “Shake! Shake!
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Earlier today, Donald Trump tweeted once again about how mail-in voting is “fraudulent,” finally going so far as to finally do what so many of us have predicted he was eventually heading for, when he suggested delaying the 2020 election. He followed up that idea with question marks–three of them–so it’s clear he’s leaving himself
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We’re now over two months into the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement globally. By and large the media has stopped reporting on the marches and protests across North America with the same frequency and urgency as they were two months ago, but they’re still happening and they still matter. And while the spotlight
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When photos of Anthony Davis wearing protective eyewear first popped up on social media yesterday afternoon, it felt like a tipping point. Goggles aren’t new to Davis. In high-school he rocked prescription lenses (and here’s photographic evidence of them coming in handy!) but this was different. It was transformative. Anthony Alcindor. Anthony Jabbar-Davis. A soulful,
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