Danielle Brooks takes on Dove

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 10, 2017 19:58:58 October 10, 2017 19:58:58
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“Did Dove Just Call Me Dirty?” That’s the title of Danielle Brooks’ piece for Lenny Letter, posted yesterday, about a Dove ad that went viral this weekend. By now, you’ve probably seen the ad. In the images circulating online, a black woman wearing a t-shirt the same colour as her skin takes off the shirt to reveal a smiling, pale white woman wearing an off-white t-shirt. Full Story

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Almost Like Praying’

Duana Posted by Duana at October 10, 2017 19:17:19 October 10, 2017 19:17:19
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A few years ago, during some now-forgotten revelation of crime or some other embarrassment during the reign of Toronto’s bumblingly catastrophic mayor Rob Ford, Kathleen said (and later tweeted) something so hilarious I fell in love. ‘I always wanted to live in Gotham but NOT WITHOUT BATMAN. Full Story

Smutty Social Media, October 10, 2017

Maria Posted by Maria at October 10, 2017 17:35:07 October 10, 2017 17:35:07
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Merely whelmed by The Last Jedi

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 10, 2017 15:20:30 October 10, 2017 15:20:30
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It’s a day for final trailers. Star Wars: The Last Jedi also released their final trailer, and it’s very red. Red, and all about Kylo Ren being the biggest bag of dicks in this or any other galaxy. My interest in The Last Jedi has waned with previous Full Story

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 6, 2017 19:41:37 October 6, 2017 19:41:37

It’s Thanksgiving in Canada on Monday which means it’s a national holiday. We will not be posting on Monday. We will return to regular blog schedule on Tuesday. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I watched a documentary a couple of years ago about professional athletes and how they don’t know how to manage their money. Full Story

We’re un-cancelling the apocalypse

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 6, 2017 18:31:22 October 6, 2017 18:31:22

New York Comic Con is going on right now—not quite San Diego Comic Con, but getting close—which means there are some new trailers dropping, including the first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s “robots fight kaiju” movie, Pacific Rim. Full Story

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