Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

We’ve got a few big stories to mention this week, plus an interesting interview with The Notorious RBG. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

Friday News Bites: Second Nepal Earthquake, Women on 20s + More

Greetings, all! I’ve been away for a week, and I’m just now catching up on some of the things that have been happening in the U.S. and elsewhere. Sometimes being without the internet for a week makes one feel as though everything happens when one is not paying attention! Let’s get started:

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This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Wearing Spanx

This week we’ve got some good news, some Oscars news, and the usual assortment of fucked up shit. Let’s get down to business. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Wearing Spanx

This Week in Misogyny: Happy Birthday, Roe v Wade!

Roe v. Wade turned 41 years old yesterday. Happy birthday, choice! Here’s hoping for many more. We’ve got some good news in the abortion fight, mixed news in advertising, and a bonus section on LGBTQ issues. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Happy Birthday, Roe v Wade!

Book to Film Adaptations: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Book to film adaptations, as we know, can be tricky. Condensing hundreds of pages into roughly two hours is one thing, but what about plot points that appear all the more jarring onscreen? Patricia Highsmith’s tale of murder, stolen identity, and uncomfortable sexuality in The Talented Mr. Ripley has been adapted twice for the screen. Both made some changes to the original story, and both are interesting works in their own right.

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Community: Dungeons and Dragons

Well, if you’re any kind of self-respecting nerd, you know by now that last night’s Community was about Dungeons and Dragons. This was a fun episode, even for a semi-nerd like me who missed the boat on D&D (in my high school, people played Magic: the Gathering. Sorry). At first I was excited because I thought it was going to be a Lord of the Rings spoof, which the opener itself surely was. (Seriously, was the narrator not totally channeling Cate Blanchett as Galadriel? And the middle-earthian map was perfect.) But hey, I was just saying last week I wanted more hijinks. Looks like we got “˜em! Read More Community: Dungeons and Dragons