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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the Star Wars for a generation

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 12, 2017 20:19:02 December 12, 2017 20:19:02
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After an original trilogy, a prequel trilogy, a spin-off, and the first installment in a sequel trilogy, it didn’t seem that Star Wars could still surprise. They could create new creatures and amaze with effects, be they practical or elaborate CGI, and they could give us new versions of beloved archetypes, but after The Force Awakens re-hashed Episode IV Full Story

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Taylor Swift covers British Vogue

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2017 16:09:27 December 5, 2017 16:09:27

It’s new editor Edward Enninful’s second issue as the head of British Vogue. For Edward, then, this is quite a coup, having Taylor Swift cover the first issue of 2018. He styled her himself and she was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott who also shot her for reputation. Full Story

John Oliver vs Dustin Hoffman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 5, 2017 15:03:02 December 5, 2017 15:03:02
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Have you seen Wag The Dog? It’s a satirical film about politics and elections and, if I remember correctly, it was released around the time of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, about the president running for re-election who creeped on a young girl and hires a Hollywood publicist to create a diversion – which ends up being a war. Full Story

Harry & Meghan’s first day at work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 1, 2017 17:36:05 December 1, 2017 17:36:05
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Today is World AIDS Day. “According to the UNAIDS Data 2017 report from UNAIDS, an estimated one million people worldwide died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2016. By the end of 2015, an estimated 36.7 million people around the world were living with HIV. Full Story

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Jay-Z’s therapy session 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at November 30, 2017 16:34:59 November 30, 2017 16:34:59

Jay-Z’s interview with Pulitzer award winning journalist Dean Baquet for T Magazine should be digested in full. I read the transcription of their conversation first, complete with annotations by two of my favourite New York Times’ writers, then watched the corresponding video. Full Story

Matt Lauer is sorry for himself

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 30, 2017 14:12:37 November 30, 2017 14:12:37
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Matt Lauer issued what’s been called an apology today. The apology was read on the Today show exactly 24 hours after it was announced on the Today show that he’d been fired for sexual harassment.  A statement from Matt Lauer: “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. Full Story