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2019.07.12 18:15 Ms_Putin A Black Lady Sketch Show

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including creator Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Quinta Brunson, and Gabrielle Dennis.
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2020.09.06 21:27 AHSismypassion Picking one season in where each actor "shined" the most.

My opinion:
Jessica Lange - Freak Show (Hard one to pick actually but you could tell she loved the role of Elsa Mars and gave her all into it)
Evan Peters - Cult (Kai Anderson literally is his peak to date, Emmy and Golden Globe worthy)
Sarah Paulson - Asylum (While Sarah is usually great in every season it‘s that perfectly written role that‘s just signature AHS)
Taissa Farmiga - Murder House (She just can play depressed teenage girl so well. Zoë & Co. can hardly compete)
Frances Conroy - Coven (Although iconically reprised in Apocalypse her lines in Coven stay legendary)
Lily Rabe - Asylum (Without Lily Asylum would be less entertaining. She truly delivers in bad roles)
Denis O‘Hare - Hotel (I mean, clearly. Making Hotel a feast for the eyes)
Cheyenne Jackson - Roanoke (While his role was very limited he was totally believable as asshole producer)
Kathy Bates - Roanoke (She‘s equally good in her evil roles, but if I had to pick it would be the Butcher AKA Agnes - that‘s where she fully went insane)
Angela Bassett - Coven (Since Coven her roles have been samey-same though)
Finn Wittrock - Freak Show (And that hands down)
Emma Roberts - 1984 (For the first time I have seen that she can play something else other than a stuck up bitch)
Billie Lourd - Apocalypse (I usually find her bland but there was this significant bathtub scene where her eyes were all bloody and she was screaming - it was terrific)
Billy Eichner - Cult (Sadly that‘s where the fun ended because his roles after that were recycled)
Leslie Grossman - Cult (Just a similar case as Billy. Her roles after Cult didn‘t flash me)
Adina Porter - Roanoke (Adina literally made that season. Although her appearance in Cult is a close 2nd)
Wes Bentley - Hotel (You can say what you want about John Lowe but he‘s one of the reasons why I love Hotel)
Dylan McDermott - Asylum (Why he wasn‘t casted for another role in so long after Johnny Morgan is beyond me. I love when he plays bad)
Leslie Jordan - Roanoke (Cricket Marlowe is literally iconic. That wig alone)
Mare Winningham - Hotel (No contest at all. Perhaps because that‘s the season where she plays a larger role)
John Carroll-Lynch - Freak Show (No John = no Twisty = no mascot for AHS. Although he delivered in 1984 just as much)
Gabourey Sidibe - Coven (Queenie literally but neither in Hotel nor in Apocalypse she was that iconic)
Jamie Brewer - Murder House (It‘s that special first appearance of Jamie that was so striking)
Naomi Grossman - Freak Show (Pepper literally. It‘s the Orphans episode where Naomi gave a 100%)
Cody Fern - Apocalypse (I felt genuinely scared throughout the whole season)
Lady Gaga - Hotel (Because I feel her performance in Roanoke was underwhelming due to an amount of stress she had)
Zachary Quinto - Asylum (It‘s the creepy villains he can play the best)
Matt Bomer - Hotel (His role as Andy in Freak Show was way too small to compare)
Chloë Sevigny - Asylum (Chloë gave a whole different experience in Asylum than in Hotel and that role suited her much better)
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2020.06.29 16:56 newrapsongs 2020 Bet Award Winners...... Were Winners Well Chosen? Discuss!

The 2020 BET Awards were held virtually on Sunday night (June 28) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But for the first time, the annual award ceremony aired on CBS in addition to BET and BET HER.
Hosted by Insecure star Amanda Seales, the show featured a slew of major performances from Public Enemy, Megan Thee Stallion to DaBaby, Roddy Ricch and more.
Drake led the pack with with six nominations, followed by Hot Girl Meg and Roddy who had five nominations each. Beyoncé, Chris Brown, DaBaby, Lizzo and Nicki Minaj were also tied for the third-most nominations with four a piece. Other notable nominees include Travis Scott, Cardi B, Griselda, Migos, Rapsody and the late Pop Smoke.
See the full list of winners below.
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jhene Aiko
Kehlani
Lizzo — WINNER\*
Summer Walker
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown — WINNER\*
Jacquees
Khalid
The Weeknd
Usher
BEST GROUP
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Earthgang
Griselda
Jackboys
Migos — WINNER\*
BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance” — WINNER\*
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Future f. Drake – “Like is Good”
H.E.R. f. YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale f. Jeremih – “On Chill”
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
DaBaby — WINNER\*
Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER\*
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” — WINNER\*
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch- “The Box”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor — WINNER\*
BEST NEW ARTIST
Danileigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch — WINNER\*
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Fever – Megan Thee Stallion
Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyoncé
I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
Kirk – DaBaby
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch — WINNER\*
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Fred Hammond – “Alright”
John P. Kee f. Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
Kanye West – “Follow God”
Kirk Franklin – “Just For Me” — WINNER\*
PJ Morton f. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
The Clark Sisters – “Victory”
BEST ACTRESS
Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae — WINNER\*
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya
BEST ACTOR
Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan — WINNER\*
Omari Hardwick
YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin — WINNER\*
Miles Brown
Storm Reid
BEST MOVIE
Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim — WINNER\*
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Ajee Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles — WINNER\*
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James — WINNER\*
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry
BET HER AWARD
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Beyoncé f. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” — WINNER\*
Ciara f. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo f. Missy Elliott – “Temp”
Rapsody f. PJ Morton – “Afeni”
VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Future f. Drake – “Like is Good”
H.E.R. f. YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj- “Hot Girl Summer” — WINNER\*
Roddy Ricch- “The Box”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER\*
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)
VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) — WINNER\*
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

taken from HipHopDX: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.56568/title.here-are-the-2020-bet-awards-winners
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2020.06.27 21:52 GhostJumperHD Unable to transoce Movie

When trying to optimize some Movies I get this:
https://imgur.com/a/sZp6mCq https://imgur.com/a/dnCLLzn
After some time it shows up as a failed transcode.
Plex server is running on Unraid Version: 6.8.3. The Plex server itself has Version 1.19.4.2935. (with plexpass)
The Movie XML looks like this:
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2020.04.03 20:12 Ex__ Quarantainment Suggestion: Movies that take place in Los Angeles

EDIT: If something is missing, check the edits first.
Hello all! I don't know about the rest of this town, but I sure do enjoy movies. In this post I'm going to share a list of movies that:
A.) Are watchable, possibly even entertaining.
B.) Take place in Los Angeles. Some may simply have just a scene or two in Los Angeles whereas others are fully written for a Los Angeles setting. Some may even be fictional locations that were neverless filmed in and highly resemble the Los Angeles area.
Most of these are mainstream movies so no real gems in this list, but I encourage others to contribute in the comments. I realize that not everyone has watched everything, so I'll provide insight that assumes you haven't seen the film yet.

Movies that take place in a non-fictional Los Angeles setting

Movies that partially take place in Los Angeles

Movies that take place in a fictionalized Los Angeles

Thats it for my list. Don't feel like proofreading it, so I apologize for any grammatical errors. Be aware that I can't think of or remember EVERYTHING. Also this isn't meant to be an encyclopedic list, so there are some films I left off intentionalyl ebcause I didn't feel they were what I considered watchable. That being said, I'll edit in any film that's commented below, but don't blame me if you watch it and it sucks ass.
EDIT:
Swimming With Sharks (1994) - Another one I forgot. Stars 90s Kevin Spacey and Brett from Pulp Fiction. Decent watch, if not a bit over the top with the ending.
Up in Smoke (1978) - The original stoner comedy. Stars the comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Excellent watch and they do a good performance of Earache My Eye. In fact, the entire soundtrack is dope. Definitely worth a watch.
Car Wash (1976) - Solid comedy, stars Richard Pryor, and spawned the song of the same titled that charted heavily in the 70s. Had a really stupid remake that I think Aftermath records produced named The Wash that is not at all worth mentioning further.
Set It Off (1996) - A bank heist film on the surface, but really the black woman's answer to Thelma and Louise. Stars Jada Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Queen Latifah as a lesbian waaaaaaay before she officially came out.
u/Cribbit has further decreed that Bosch (Amazon Prime) and Barry (HBO) are further required watching for continued Los Angeles residency.
u/SoCaLABoy - L.A. Story (1991
u/south_butt - Chinatown (1974) - can't believe I forgot about this one
u/LaCienegaBoulevard - Drive (2011)
u/LaCienegaBoulevard - Encino Man (1992)
u/yungmisdreavus - The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
u/illaparatzo - The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
u/Omaro1 - 500 Days of Summer (2009)
u/Westcork1916 - Falling Down (1993)
u/Westcork1916 - Fight Club (1999)
u/Westcork1916 - Swordfish (2001)
u/Westcork1916 - The Fast and the Furious (2001)
u/the_boy_who_lied - Speed (1994)
u/ItsAaronYo - Lethal Weapon 1-4 (1987-1998)
u/can_non - The Big Lebowski (1998)
u/CPL593 - Short Cuts (1993)
u/CPL593 - Repo Man (1984)
u/CPL593 - To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
u/CPL593 - Suburbia (1983)
u/CPL593 - The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
u/CPL593 - The Player (1992)
u/CPL593 - The Loved One (1965)
u/CPL593 - Body Double (1984)
u/CPL593 - Ed Wood (1994)
u/CPL593 - The Long Goodbye (1973)
u/CPL593 - Busting (1974)
u/CPL593 - Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
u/CPL593 - Massacre Mafia Style (1974)
u/CPL593 - The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
u/ZanderSchwab - Go (1999)
u/torpedobonzer - Blood In Blood Out (1993)
u/torpedobonzer - American Me (1992)
u/torpedobonzer - Real Women Have Curves (2002)
u/torpedobonzer - Born In East L.A. (1987)
u/torpedobonzer - My Family (1995)
u/mkgarcia - Magnolia (1999)
u/thatmattg - Under the Silver Lake (2019)
u/dookoo - Volcano (1997)
u/fujiiiiiiiiii - La La Land (2016)
u/aaf14 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
u/evilr2 - Escape from LA (1996)
u/evilr2 - Tango & Cash (1989)
u/evilr2 - They Live (1988)
u/evilr2 - Last Action Hero (1993)
u/evilr2 - This is the End (2013)
u/Articulate_Silence - Collateral (2004)
u/Mattisthe1 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
u/eaglebtc - Stand and Deliver (1988)

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2020.03.10 21:07 phelpsboltusa87 phelpsboltusa87 #19 The Apollo [Documentary] (2019)

I hope this can help others see a movie they have been on the fence about, or have maybe never heard of, thus helping to open eyes to new scenes, or warn off of movies that may be a let-down.
All films included are first watch-through opinions.
Date Started: 1/1/20
Date Watched: 2/26/20
The Apollo (2019)
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%/87%
Starring Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Pharrell Williams
Runtime: 98 mins
HBO Original
My Rating: B+
HBO has made some documentaries over the years that are engaging, well put together, and memorable. "The Apollo" is in this category.
As a symbol of African-American art and passion, and a source of pride and inspiration, The Apollo (located in Harlem in New York City) carries on a treasured legacy. In this doc, filmmakers give a glimpse into the storied history of the venue, and with it, a view of music royalty in their prime, or at their very start.
It was interesting to hear first-hand accounts of performers, and hear some of the sounds that would continue to progress the people of Harlem in a capacity where they could shine, and pass on their core values, beliefs, and passion.
My Top 10 of 2020
My Bottom 6 of 2020
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2020.03.02 13:21 1913intel Diet Articles Over Last Year from Insider.Com

Diet - Insider
  1. What is a gluten-free diet and why it isn't for everyone
  2. Is obesity genetic? About 43% of people are predisposed, making it harder to lose weight
  3. What is gout? How to know if you have it and recommended treatment
  4. The Mediterranean diet could help you age better by improving gut bacteria, lowering inflammation, and boosting brain function
  5. Popular 'metabolism drops' have been recalled after teens used them in a viral weight loss challenge on TikTok
  6. I ate like a toddler for a week, and it transformed my relationship with breakfast
  7. JoJo said her record label set her a 500-calorie a day diet as a teenager
  8. 'Speed keto' combines intermittent fasting and the keto diet. It boosts weight loss, but experts say it's a bad idea.
  9. What is a good diet for gout that will reduce your risk of painful flare-ups
  10. Oatmeal, apples, and cheese could help protect you from a stroke, but too many eggs may have the opposite effect
  11. There's evidence that exercise after consuming olive oil could trigger changes linked to longevity
  12. Kelly Ripa still swears by the alkaline diet after 5 years, but experts say there's no evidence it works
  13. The keto diet may help people with diabetes control their blood-sugar levels
  14. Eating a big breakfast may be linked to burning more calories during the day
  15. The original paleo diet included seafood with 22 times the safe limit of toxic metals, study finds
  16. The Atkins diet is low-carb, but it's not the best way to lose weight
  17. There's even more evidence that taking supplements is a waste of money — and could be harmful to your health
  18. Demi Lovato said she developed an exercise addiction while she was trying to recover from an eating disorder
  19. A flight attendant says his keto diet caused a false positive on the breathalyzer test that cost him his job
  20. Why vegans and meat-eaters can't stop trolling each other
  21. Following a western-style diet high in sugar, fat, and fried foods for as little as a week can lead to overeating and impaired brain function, study says
  22. Joe Rogan said the all-meat 'carnivore' diet gave him more energy — and explosive diarrhea
  23. The US government is testing the keto diet to treat veterans' diabetes. Critics say it could have long-term health risks.
  24. What to eat when intermittent fasting for health and hunger pains
  25. What is the BRAT diet? Why doctors no longer recommend it
  26. The 5/20 rule is the nutrition principle you've never heard of but need to know
  27. Coffee drinkers have stronger bones than people who don't sip a daily brew, according to a new study
  28. What is the whole30 diet? Why experts call it the 'antithesis' of a healthy diet
  29. The science behind all the wellness swag in the Oscar's 2020 gift bag, from hydrogen water to vitamins for breast pain
  30. Keto may increase the risk of injury by weakening bones, study finds
  31. Wellness influencers are promoting not drinking any water at all, and health experts say it's 'ridiculous'
  32. Can you drink coffee while intermittent fasting? Yes, and other drinks you can have while fasting
  33. What is the difference between the keto diet and the Atkins diet? A comparison guide
  34. Janelle Monáe said she got mercury poisoning from a pescatarian diet: 'I started to feel my mortality'
  35. Kylie Jenner said her daughter Stormi is allergic to nuts, a year after the 2-year-old was hospitalized with an allergy
  36. Kim Kardashian West's kids eat a 'mostly' vegan diet, except for 6-year-old North, who likes fish
  37. What is a vegan diet? A guide for getting enough nutrients
  38. A low-sulfur diet could help you live longer, and eating less meat could be the key
  39. How to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy, effective way
  40. Is weight loss possible with PCOS? Foods to avoid and proven to help
  41. What is the GOLO diet? Why experts question its weight-loss claims
  42. I tried Jennifer Aniston's morning routine of fasting, meditation, and celery juices for a week, and I never want to do it again
  43. Eating just 2 servings of red meat or poultry a week could raise your risk of heart disease
  44. What is the alkaline diet and why it is pseudoscience
  45. Do probiotics help you lose weight? There's no scientific proof they can
  46. What probiotic should you take when on antibiotics or have GI issues
  47. What is a low FODMAP diet and how it can help with gastrointestinal discomfort
  48. How to cut sugar out of your diet and how long sugar cravings last
  49. How to get protein as a vegan from fresh, whole foods
  50. Trainer Bob Harper says 'The Biggest Loser' reboot has more 'off-scale victories' because a heart attack changed his perspective
  51. A former 'Biggest Loser' contestant became an obesity doctor. She says TV can never fully capture the process of losing weight.
  52. Gwyneth Paltrow's Netflix show takes us behind the scenes at Goop. There's plenty of fodder for her critics.
  53. How to lower blood pressure with a heart-healthy diet and exercise
  54. What causes high blood pressure and how to know if you have hypertension
  55. Gwyneth Paltrow claims she shaved 1.7 years off her biological clock by changing her diet
  56. A psychologist offers ways to change bad diet habits
  57. What is an anti-inflammatory diet and its benefits for heart health
  58. What is the keto diet and how it helps your body burn fat through ketosis
  59. 12 of the best breakfasts for the DASH diet, one of the healthiest ways to eat
  60. Carrie Underwood's trainer makes her sing on the treadmill so she doesn't get winded on stage
  61. 'Intuitive eating' is on the rise, and experts say it's because people are fed up with diet culture
  62. What foods lower blood pressure and make up the DASH diet
  63. The DASH diet is more than half carbs, and experts say it's one of the healthiest ways to eat
  64. What is resistant starch and why it's healthier than simple starch
  65. Forget Dry January — drinking alcohol in moderation may be linked to a longer lifespan
  66. The Military Diet is a low-calorie weight-loss plan that involves eating bun-less hot dogs and vanilla ice cream
  67. What the different types of carbs are and how they can affect your health
  68. I followed the Mediterranean diet for a week, and I get why it's so popular
  69. Does intermittent fasting work? Research doesn't have a definite answer for its long-term effects
  70. 'The Biggest Loser' is coming back. Here's what you need to know about the controversial weight-loss show.
  71. Khloe Kardashian promoted Flat Tummy shakes again, and influencers are warning they promote risky dieting habits
  72. The Dubrow diet is a weight loss plan built around intermittent fasting, and dietitians have concerns
  73. Studies have found that the DASH diet can lower blood pressure, and dietitians say it's one of the healthiest ways to eat
  74. Adele's beach vacation photos have gone viral, but some say complimenting her smaller body is fat-phobic
  75. Nutrition experts react to the keto diet's new ranking as one of the worst diets of 2020
  76. An app for intermittent fasting is getting roasted by critics who say it promotes body shaming and eating disorders
  77. 19 celebrities you had no idea were vegan
  78. 14 ways to save time and money on the Mediterranean diet, according to nutritionists
  79. Kate Hudson said she put on 10 pounds over the holidays but is feeling motivated to lose the weight
  80. The keto diet is the worst diet for healthy eating, according to new rankings
  81. There's a Mediterranean version of the keto diet that restricts red meat and trades butter for olive oil
  82. The Mediterranean diet is named the best diet for 2020, and keto remains one of the worst
  83. 10 diet myths overturned in the past decade, from 'fat makes you fat' to 'supplements are harmless'
  84. Why the Mediterranean diet is touted as one of the best by dietitians
  85. Carnivores are claiming the Impossible Burger has enough estrogen to make men grow breasts. Here's the truth.
  86. What is carb cycling and why some athletes use it
  87. 14 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight
  88. Intermittent fasting may help slow aging and diseases like cancer and diabetes — even if you don't lose weight
  89. 7 easy changes to make in 2020 instead of hard-to-keep new year's resolutions
  90. Why the Noom diet is proven to help people lose weight
  91. 12 health revelations, innovations, and movements that changed how we live in the 2010s
  92. A doctor is warning vegans not to believe internet rumors that vitamin B12 is unnecessary
  93. Eating chili peppers 4 times a week could cut your risk of deadly diseases, even if the rest of your diet is unhealthy
  94. Eating 2 apples a day may lower cholesterol, helping ward off heart attacks and strokes
  95. A high-carb, high-sugar diet may be damaging your sleep
  96. Alaska Airlines and Air Canada serve the healthiest in-flight meals according to a new food study
  97. Google revealed the top trending diet searches of 2019, and it included plans from celebrities like J. Lo and Adele
  98. People eat less when food labels show how much exercise is needed to burn it off, but that could have dangerous consequences
  99. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas said eating 3 types of foods helped lead her to victory
  100. A formerly vegan influencer followed the meat-only carnivore diet for 30 days and her fans are not happy
  101. 7 foods that the world's longest-living people swear by, from wine to nuts
  102. You can eat banana peels, but that doesn't mean you should
  103. A 'miracle drug' used for diabetes prevention could also be a key to weight loss maintenance
  104. A 9-year-old challenged Trump to go vegan for 30 days, saying 'veganism is a gift'
  105. The 9 most dangerous health myths debunked in 2019, from drinking bleach to vaping
  106. Grueling gym routines, restrictive diets, and no dating: K-pop stars tell us about the dark side of their industry
  107. Meghan Markle's trainer reveals 6 tips for avoiding holiday weight gain
  108. Doctors found hundreds of tapeworms in a man's brain a month after he ate a pork hot pot he 'felt unsure about'
  109. A vegan ran across the country eating 8,000 calories a day in smoothies, cold pasta, and coconut milk ice cream
  110. Black Panther star Angela Bassett's diet includes sweet potato brownies and bison
  111. 2 bodybuilders went vegan for a month and found the biggest downside was the gas
  112. If you hate Brussels sprouts and kale, you may have a 'supertaster' gene that makes you sensitive to bitter foods
  113. 3 'health' products that are a waste of money, according to dietitians
  114. Only children are more likely to be overweight or obese than kids with siblings
  115. We asked 17 dietitians what foods they'd take to a desert island, and chocolate was the clear favorite
  116. What vegan athletes like UFC fighter Nate Diaz eat for protein, from lentils to oats
  117. The keto diet is becoming more popular for kids, but nutritionists warn it can be 'incredibly risky' for them
  118. Raw vegan diets eliminate animal products and anything that's been cooked. These 10 meals illustrate what's left.
  119. 11 vegan foods a nutritionist buys, from faux sausage to chocolate
  120. A vegan diet can boost erections, according to a new Netflix documentary. Here's the reality.
  121. Elon Musk should send people to Mars on a keto diet to save money, according to a doctor who studies ketosis
  122. The science behind Adele's 'sirtfood' diet and 24 other bizarre celebrity weight-loss plans
  123. 'Bro science' debunked: You don't need to pound protein right after a workout to maximize muscle gains
  124. Eating lots of trans fats like packaged donuts and margarine could make you 75% more likely to get Alzheimer's
  125. Here's how much sugar is in your favorite fall-themed drinks from Dunkin' and Starbucks, ranked
  126. 7 'Italian' foods Americans eat that you typically won't find in Italy
  127. A vegan said he got sick after Domino's served him pizza with real ham. Here's what really happens when vegans eat meat.
  128. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon say they fast for 16 hours every day and never eat in the morning
  129. Venus Williams fights off colds with vitamin C, oil of oregano, and so much garlic her family complains
  130. Exercising before breakfast could double your ability to burn fat
  131. Venus Williams said her raw vegan diet was unsustainable, so she now eats potatoes and lentils too
  132. Some doctors say women should avoid cheese due to its link to breast cancer
  133. LIDL is selling a spoon that promises to cut your sugar consumption by 20%
  134. How going vegan can affect your body and brain
  135. 3 dietitians debunk 18 weight loss myths, from cutting carbs to fad diets
  136. Joaquin Phoenix said his 52-pound weight loss for 'Joker' made him 'go mad' and may have given him a disorder
  137. A vegan said she was 'poisoned for life' after accidentally eating meat. Here's the reality of what happens when you stop being vegan.
  138. A 25-year-old may go blind after eating nothing but pizza, pasta, fries, and chicken nuggets for 22 years
  139. Fermented drinks like kombucha and kefir can actually contain as much alcohol as half a beer
  140. Will Smith says he fasted for 10 days and no longer needed a blood-pressure medication he'd been taking for a decade
  141. A health guru who made millions on an anti-sugar platform is sparking controversy over whether she eats chocolate every day
  142. Jessica Simpson lost 100 pounds by walking 14,000 steps a day, prioritizing sleep, and not doing anything 'too painful'
  143. 24 photos that show the shocking amount of sugar in popular Halloween candies
  144. Nutritionist Pixie Turner used to be so obsessed with 'clean eating' she ate a plate of vegetables alone on her birthday. Now she's an advocate for debunking the wellness myths she fell for on social media.
  145. Instagram will restrict weight-loss and detox posts, but nutritionists say it’s only one step in protecting teens from body image issues
  146. We compared 13 veggie burgers and Burger King's Impossible Burger was the only one that stood out
  147. People are protesting the Weight Watchers 'healthy eating' app for kids, citing toxic diet culture and experiences with disordered eating
  148. A personal trainer advocated fat-shaming because she thinks it 'encourages people to lose weight,' but health and fitness experts disagree
  149. 11 of the top protein powder brands, and how much sugar and protein they actually contain
  150. 44 foods you can get at your favorite chain restaurants that are under 500 calories
  151. There's a keto diet for vegetarians that shuns meat and carbs. These 7 meals illustrate what foods are left.
  152. A nutritionist claims vegan diets can stunt brain development, but other health experts say plant-based eating is perfectly healthy
  153. Teens who eat lots of fast food and avoid fruits and vegetables may be more likely to have depression
  154. A teenager went blind after eating nothing but fries, white bread, chips, and processed meats
  155. 4 surprising condiments that don't have any sugar
  156. Photos show the surprising amount of sugar in 14 of America's favorite condiments
  157. I eat and review fast food for work, and here's how I take care of my body
  158. Gennady Golovkin's preparation for next fight involves a nutritionist and new diet
  159. A 19-month-old had thinning bones and no teeth after her parents fed her a vegan diet of fruit, rice milk, potatoes, and tofu
  160. Phil Mickelson looks a lot different after losing a ton of weight that started with a 'hard reset' and a 6-day fast
  161. A personal trainer who used to work 14-hour days while raising a toddler reveals 2 tricks for eating healthy with no free time
  162. A 'Revenge Body' trainer doesn't think revenge is the best way to lose weight. She says your relationship with food plays a bigger role.
  163. A controversial study suggests drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy is linked to lower childhood IQs
  164. Weight Watchers made a 'healthy eating' app for kids. Experts say it could saddle them with serious body image issues.
  165. I’ve tried dozens of protein bars, and none of them compare to these mouthwatering wafer treats
  166. 7 signs your bloating could be a serious health problem
  167. 5 of the biggest drawbacks of the Whole30 diet
  168. Here's what happens to your body when you cut out dairy
  169. Brazil's president wants people to 'eat a little less' so they poop every other day, but that's not how the human body works
  170. Beyonce's pre-Coachella diet cut out all carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, and fish. The star's dieting history has included veganism and the Master Cleanse.
  171. Drinking coffee or caffeinated tea before bed may not keep you awake — even if you have insomnia
  172. Steve Jobs had an extreme diet that included fasting for days and eating the same vegetables over and over again — here's what Apple's visionary cofounder liked to eat
  173. Marianne Williamson wrote a weight-loss book in 2010, and it recommends sage-cleansing your kitchen and praying yourself thin
  174. Jillian Michaels thinks the keto diet is a horrible idea. She recommends a more 'common sense' eating style instead.
  175. Beyoncé gave fans an intimate look into her pre-Coachella weight-loss journey with a new video documenting her plant-based diet and intense rehearsals
  176. There's more evidence that intermittent fasting could help you lose weight without eating any less
  177. Eating fish 3 times a week could significantly reduce your risk of bowel cancer
  178. A single apple could harbor as much as 100 million bacteria, but it's probably a good thing
  179. 7 signs you have high blood sugar even if you don't have diabetes
  180. Animation shows how much food Tour de France cyclists can eat when they burn 6,071 calories per day
  181. I've lost more than 120 pounds — here are the 6 things that helped
  182. Keto supplements like MCT oil and BHB claim to help dieters achieve ketosis and reach nutrition goals. Experts reveal what works, and what to avoid.
  183. 10 scary things that happen to your body when you eat too much sugar
  184. Vitamin D, iron, and 12 other supplements that new research finds are useless for heart health and longevity
  185. The British Army is reportedly swapping full English breakfasts for avocado toast and smoothies, but it might not be the best diet for hungry troops
  186. There's even more evidence that vitamin D supplements are probably a waste of your money, especially if you're taking them to protect your heart
  187. 8 foods to avoid if you want to reduce your chances of cancer, diabetes, and early death
  188. I lost 5 pounds in 30 days trying the trendy Whole30 diet. Here’s why I still wouldn’t recommend it.
  189. 10 cocktails that cut down on calories
  190. There's now evidence that junk food like pizza and chips could reduce your sperm count, but eating fish and veggies may improve it
  191. I ate like Ariana Grande for a week — and I am baffled by how she does it
  192. Drinking coffee could stimulate 'brown fat' and help you burn more calories
  193. I ate like Meghan Markle for 10 days and could easily keep it up forever
  194. Kourtney Kardashian's lifestyle website Poosh suggests fruit can give you cellulite, but an expert says fruit actually makes your skin look firmer
  195. Nicole Kidman says she follows an '80-20' healthy diet — here's what that means
  196. Dermatologists debunk 7 myths about how diet affects skin
  197. How to tell if you're getting enough protein
  198. Egg yolks, avocado, and 9 other high-calorie foods that can help with weight loss
  199. 10 dangers of a low-fiber diet, from constipation to colon cancer
  200. There's even more evidence that eating too much red meat shortens your lifespan
  201. Over 100 bubble tea balls got stuck in a teen’s digestive tract and made her constipated for nearly a week. Here’s how that’s possible.
  202. Kids and teens are experiencing such severe side effects from weight loss and sexual function pills, they're ending up in the hospital
  203. If you choose white meat over dark for health reasons, new research suggests you're making a mistake
  204. I ate only 'flat stomach' foods for a week — and I felt tired and sluggish.
  205. 5 of the best things to buy at Trader Joe's, according to a vegan
  206. A graphic comparing a bottle of soda to 6 donuts is going viral and it's making people want to eat more pastries
  207. People are claiming you can 'eat your sunscreen,' but health experts suggest that's dangerous advice
  208. Here's the truth about whether you should drink coffee and tea while pregnant
  209. Researchers have found the 2 diet mistakes most linked to new cancer cases. Here's what to avoid.
  210. We tried a fermentation-tracking device and highly recommend it to find out which foods are making you bloated
  211. Everything 'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski eats in a day, from protein-packed smoothies to 'naughty' blocks of cheese
  212. Low-fat diets could lower the risk of dying of breast cancer. That may be bad news for keto fans.
  213. The explosive YouTube war between James Charles and Tati Westbrook is all because of vitamin supplements. Health experts say they can be a scam.
  214. There's evidence that drinking at least 2 cups of coffee daily could help you live longer
  215. Here's what Miss USA Cheslie Kryst eats in a day
  216. A man gave his vegan girlfriend acne by secretly replacing her soy coffee creamer with a dairy one
  217. Jillian Michaels warns people to avoid the keto diet: 'Why would anyone think this is a good idea?'
  218. Jack Dorsey drinks a concoction called 'salt juice' every morning, but there’s no proof it does anything beneficial for most people
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2020.02.02 17:06 liferider09 A collection of free events this week

I am working on cataloging free events in NYC. The following is some from this week. Where possible, I tried to source where I found it (nonsense nyc, skint, etc..)

Manhattan

Too Young to Be Sick: A Chronic Pain and Illness Support Group, 2/2

This is a peer mediated support group for people age 15-35 who experience chronic pain or live with chronic illness. We provide a place to discuss the complexities of being a young person with a serious medical issue, as well as offer support, resources and strategies. This group is open to all illnesses and conditions, diagnosed or undiagnosed, and all levels of ability.
For more information or for accessibility questions contact [email protected]
172 Allen St, New York, NY
2 PM
source: bluestockings.com
website: https://bluestockings.com/event/too-young-to-be-sick-a-chronic-pain-and-illness-support-group-7/?instance_id=208899

Feminist Book Club, 2/2

The Feminist Book Club reads and discusses feminism. We make no claims to any particular feminist platform. We read theoretical texts, literature and primary works. All are welcome inclusive of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity.
For more information, email [email protected].
172 Allen St, New York, NY
2:30 PM
source: bluestockings.com
website: https://bluestockings.com/event/feminist-book-club-33/?instance_id=210738

ASSSSCAT 3000, 2/2

Performers from The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre perform longform improv with frequent special guests from your favorite TV shows and movies. The 7:30pm shows cost $14 and tickets go on sale 2 weeks before the show date at 12pm. The 9:30pm show is FREE but you must make a reservation in advance. Reservations become available online at 12pm (noon) the day of the show.
555 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
9:30 PM
website: https://hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com/performance/72527

What's Your Pronoun? Dennis Baron With Diana Tourjée, 2/4

How did we get from he and she to zie and hir -- and singular they? While it may seem like adding preferred pronouns to email signatures and nametags at conferences is part of the zeitgeist, pioneering linguist Dennis Baron provides historical points of reference that shed light on a long tradition of coining gender pronouns. Shakespeare invoked the use of singular they and women adopted the generic use of he to assert their right to vote. What’s Your Pronoun? examines the role pronouns have historically played in determining our rights and identities. From legislation to literature to the press, Baron shows the many areas of life where pronoun-expression matters and affects the way we treat different groups. Baron is joined by award-winning journalist for Vice, Diana Tourjée.
NYPL The New York Public Library
476 5th Avenue, Manhattan
6:30-8p; $free
nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/04/whats-your-pronoun-dennis-baron
476 5th Avenue, Manhattan
6:30 PM
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
website: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/04/whats-your-pronoun-dennis-baron

Dweller: Who Does Techno Belong To? Panel Discussion, 2/5

Make Techno Black Again Presents Who Does Techno Belong To? A discussion exploring the appropriation, commodification, and commercialization of techno music with panelists Camille Crain Drummond, Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Deforrest Brown, and Syanide.
Commend
172 Forsyth Street, Ground Floor, Manhattan
7-9p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2410111852575081/

Regress 2/6

ABC No Rio in Exile show. With Yasmeen Abdallah, Rebecca Bird, Kelsey Brewer, Courtney Childress, Jenn Dierdorf, Christina Freeman, Robert Goldkind, Kamryn Harmeling, Ianthe Jackson, Will Kaplan, Mark Power, Sarah Schrift, and Ashley Yang-Thompson. Curated by Jenn Dierdorf and Robert Goldkind.
ABC No Rio in Exile at Bullet Space 292 Gallery
292 East 3rd Street, Manhattan
7p opening; $free
Continues through February 23
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
website: https://www.abcnorio.org

Off the Hook Open Mat, 2/7

Join us for an Off the Hook Open Mat designed for you to practice Brazilian Jujitsu and Grappling as well as simple self-defense techniques, position controls, position escapes, and submissions.
This event is open to NYC Parks Recreation Center members. To RSVP, email [email protected]
For accessibility information, contact Carmen Quarles at (212) 927-2012 or email [email protected]
Highbridge Recreation Center (In Highbridge Park), Manhattan
7 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/07/off-the-hook-open-mat

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Introduction to Acrylic Painting Workshop, 2/8

Learn about the versatility of the acrylic painting medium while working directly from your still life and figure/portrait photos. Topics will include creating a strong composition, making color studies, capturing the effects of light, how to use painting mediums, and painting techniques.
Ideal for all levels, especially beginning painters. Please bring photos you would like to work from.
About the Instructors
Bart has been accepted and won awards in many national juried exhibitions. His paintings are in private collections and the collection of the Arkansas Museum of Art. His work is exhibited nationally.
In partnership with the Art Students League of NY
RSVP to pwjr.eventbrite.com.
Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (In Jackie Robinson Park), Manhattan
1 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-acrylic-painting-workshop

Love Your Body Fitness Marathon, 2/8

Join us at Pelham Fritz for a day of fitness, fun, and cardio! Take your favorite class or try a new one - we have something for everyone with five hours of various fitness classes to choose from. Bring a friend and some water, and get ready to get fit!
For accessibility information, contact LaSharn Cooper by February 4, 2020 at (646) 477-2354 or email [email protected]
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (In Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan
7 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/love-your-body-fitness-marathon

Brooklyn

Photo Scavenger Hunt Hike (Light), 2/2

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of family fun as we go on a scavenger hunt using digital cameras or smartphones. Bring your own digital camera and smartphones.
This light hike features a leisure stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots and packing water and a light snack.
Audubon Center at the Boathouse (In Prospect Park), Brooklyn
1 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/02/photo-scavenger-hunt-hike-light

Brooklyn Fixing Session, 2/5

Broken stuff? Join us at our next Fixing Session and we'll figure it all out. Lower tech gets love, too. Located in the conference room towards Atlantic Avenue. You'll likely need to be buzzed inside, but if the cafe's open, go inside and take the elevator.
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
7-10p; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
website: https://www.facebook.com/events/594522038052968/

Movies Under the Stars: Akeelah and the Bee, 2/6

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!
Akeelah and the Bee
This 2006 family drama stars Keke Palmer as Akeelah a young girl from South Central Los Angeles, with a talent for spelling and a desire to compete in the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. This wonderful film also stars Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) and Angela Bassett (9-1-1).
Know Before You Go:
This movie will take place indoors. Arrive before 6:30 pm to get your spot for the movie.
St. John's Recreation Center (In St. John's Park), Brooklyn
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/06/movies-under-the-stars-akeelah-and-the-bee

This, That, and the Third, 2/6

Wayfarers invites you to the first New York exhibition of the multiform narrative work by interdisciplinary artist Alexis Rivierre. The exhibit features five hand-sewn, embellished masks, six self-portraits, and 50 accompanying quick response (QR) codes that feature public performances, written text, and supplemental imagery. When viewed in tandem, they create fractured narratives making reference to historically stereotypical representations of black women in media and film, dominance politics, and the sociopolitical consequences of existing as a marginalized individual in public space. Also at the reception: John Mejia's The Puerto Rican War tells the story of Puerto Rican revolutionaries in 1950 with costumes, puppets and marionettes.
Wayfarers
1109 Dekalb Avenue, between Broadway and Malcolm X, Brooklyn
6:30-9:30p, 7p performances; $free
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
website: https://www.brooklynwayfarers.org

Birding: Winter Waterfowl, 2/8

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.
To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Oriental Boulevard and Falmouth Street (In Manhattan Beach Park), Brooklyn
10 AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/birding-winter-waterfowl

It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area, 2/8

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to beautify the parks around Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
E-mail [email protected] to find out how you or your group can make a difference in Red Hook.
Red Hook Recreation Center (In Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn
10 AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas, 2/8

This is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music. Join us and be a part of this 12-hour exchange of ideas, featuring top philosophers from around the world. Doors open at 7p on Saturday and event closed Sunday morning at 7a.
Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
7p-7a; $free
nightofphilosophyandideas.com
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
website: https://www.nightofphilosophyandideas.com

Queens

Home/Land Opening Reception, 2/2

Curated by Katie Fuller, Home/Land looks at the influence of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 on Lewis Latimer’s family, focusing on the tactics used to detain, deport, and re-enslave “runaways” with current practices used by Immigration Customs Enforcement to control the influx of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
The exhibition pairs true stories of those who escaped or attempted to escape slavery in the years surrounding the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 with current experiences of families attempting to migrate to the United States with the hope of finding a home in the land of the free.
Participating artists were given access to primary source documents from the past to create works that show a connection between then and now. Basing their art pieces on families’ migration journeys and their encounters with ICE brings the pain of the past into the present. Excerpts from historical documents: runaway slave ads, letters, journal entries, will be posted on the wall next to the art piece. Displayed together, the documents and the artworks will ask viewers what, if anything, has changed regarding how this country treats humans labeled as “illegal”.
Selected artists to be announced soon.
The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, June 14, 2020.
RSVP on Eventbrite.
Lewis H Latimer House, Queens
5 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/homeland-opening-reception

Nature's Workshop: Creating With Nature 2/2

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.
Join the Urban Park Rangers and create beautiful works of art by using materials provided by Mother Nature. Create crafts that incorporate natural elements and imagination.
Chapin Parkway and Gothic Drive (In Captain Tilly Park), Queens
8 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/02/natures-workshop-creating-with-nature

Winter Wonderland Hike, 2/8

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city's urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.
Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light to moderate to vigorous.
To enhance your experience, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, packing a light snack, and bringing water.
Parking Lot (In Astoria Park), Queens
11 AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/winter-wonderland-hike

Bronx

Rat Academy: Keeping the Garden Rat-Free, 2/5

Facilitated by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and GreenThumb
Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies for keeping rats from wrecking your garden. In this workshop, participants will learn proper rat prevention measures, how to look for signs of rats, and how to correct the conditions that attract rats.
Community gardeners may be eligible to pick up a rat-proof trash can at this workshop to bring back to their community garden. Please email [email protected] for more info.
RSVP online.
St. Mary's Recreation Center (In St. Mary's Park), Bronx
6 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/05/rat-academy-keeping-the-garden-ratfree

Staten Island

Winter Hibernation Hike 2/2

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can learn new things, or just take time to unplug from the world.
Bear the cold with the Urban Park Rangers as you learn about the wildlife that hibernate during the winter, and learn ways to spot possible dens and burrows.
For this program, we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes or boots.
Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (In Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island
7 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/02/winter-hibernation-hike

Wildlife Viewing: Urban Forest Wildlife, 2/8

The kinds of wildlife that thrive in suburban environments are among the most adaptable and interesting animals.
The Urban Park Rangers will highlight how animals find their mates by walking and identifying animal pairs throughout the park. Join the Rangers to learn about our interesting neighbors, such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, snakes and many more.
Comfort Station (In Willowbrook Park), Staten Island
11 AM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/wildlife-viewing-urban-forest-wildlife

Victorian Valentine Workshop, 2/8

Handcraft delicate paper Valentines as the Victorians did! Enjoy festive refreshments, view real old-fashioned valentines from the museum’s collection and create a unique piece of art fit for all the loved ones in your life. Take a moment to craft an additional home-made masterpiece to donate to the residents of the Silver Lake Specialized Care Center.
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island
1 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/cabin-fever-reliever

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project), 2/8

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container. (Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited.) Registration is strongly recommended.
Registration requested.
The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject
Compost Demonstration Site (In Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Staten Island
1 PM
source: https://www.nycgovparks.org
website: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/02/08/turn-learn-compost-work-day-nyc-compost-project

Maple Syrup Saturdays, 2/8

Every Saturday in February come maple syrup with us. Learn about the entire process of making maple syrup from tap to table. We will hike for up to an hour on our trails to find maple trees, drill holes, hang buckets, and collect sap. Please wear snow boots, gloves, and a hat. Ages 5 and over. To accommodate as many people as possible, we will run the exact same program every Saturday. If you think this program might be cancelled due to weather.
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
2351 Veterans Road West, Staten Island
1-3p; $free
718 605 3970 x 201
source: http://www.nonsensenyc.com/
website: https://www.parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=166-26982.5.7

Note:

Like last week, I am also looking for other sources. If you know any museum/event space that frequently does free events (like the writing center), PM me the website and I will add them in. The best centralized resources are for city-run events, big surprise.
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2020.01.23 17:56 Kitchen_Ur_Lies Album of the Year #19: Rapsody - Eve

Artist: Rapsody Album: Eve

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Background by Kitchen_Ur_Lies
Marlanna Evans, better known as Rapsody, is a 36-year-old rapper from North Carolina primarily known for her affiliation and work with local producer 9th Wonder. After meeting her in 2004 while rapping with one of her earlier groups, Kooley High, he would sign her to his label in 2008. This led to the release of her debut mixtape, Return of the B-Girl in 2010, which would spark her collaborative work with artists such as DJ Premier and Mac Miller. Her sassy yet nimble delivery on this project gives her the versatility to deliver choppy and hard-hitting bars on Win while also making heads spin with her souled-out onslaught on Blankin’ Out. The project would bode well for her budding career, drawing early comparisons to female emcees of Lauryn Hill and MC Lyte. However, this qualifier of best female emcee would be the very item she’d like to eliminate from her name in rap conversations, as she aimed to be one of the greatest emcees, full stop. She would go on to progress her rhyme patterns into rooted life experiences on her second mixtape, Thank H.E.R. Now. With a much more fleshed out tracklisting, she was able to score collaborations with the likes of Big K.R.I.T., Raekwon, and her second song with Mac Miller, whom she joined on his Incredibly Dope Tour in 2011. Rapsody’s early work would open her circles to fellow newly acclaimed acts, including Kendrick Lamar, planting the seeds for collabs in the years to come.
2012 saw the long awaited release of her debut album, The Idea of Beautiful. Advancing her potential seen on previous releases, Rapsody weaves an auditory essay on the essence of beauty. The light boom bap and catch up presence throughout the album lays as a canvas for the poetry that unfolds, with highlights such as Roundtable Discussion and NonFiction. Dotted across the project is singer Nomsa Mazwai, who is showcased on the cover art and lent Rapsody the inspiration for the title and message of the album. The matured yet idealistic insight on the definition of beauty is something that is no stranger to her work and life experience. This project could be looked at as the kindling for something like Eve, which tackles the balance between being confident in her work and comfortable in her skin, and invoking that same stride into her peers and fellow black women.
Dropping two more projects in the coming years with She Got Game and the Beauty and the Beast EP, her time came to speak on themes and principles of beauty by securing one of two featured rap verses on what is considered the peak of 2010s hip hop, To Pimp A Butterfly. No stranger to working with Kendrick, her contribution on Complexion (A Zulu Love) illuminates the systematic issues associated with colorism when defining beauty. Normalized beauty standards have taken aim at minimizing features from black people, including brown eyes and dark skin. She raps about feeling the need to cover her body in bleach cream at age eight to closer align herself with the arbitrary standards, then finally enforcing her dark side like a young George Lucas. This placement on such a celebrated work led to great interest in Rapsody’s career leading up to that point, and the imminent future. Eyes were set and glued on her upcoming projects, including a signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation by 2016. The first project to come during her Roc Nation career was Crown, a succinct yet remarkable entry in her discography coming in at a low 10 tracks, with highlights Gonna Miss You and OooWee.
Two years of careful crafting culminated in the consecutive Laila’s Wisdom, a purist panorama of the worldview for black women today. Paying homage to her grandmother Laila, Rapsody weaves together the topics of Southern life, police brutality, love, and blackness into one of her most acclaimed efforts to date. Accents of funk, R&B, and jazz find their presence necessary to tie the themes she tackles with such grace. A soulful intro into Laila’s Wisdom aims to give the listener the Power to understand her message. The features assembled to fill their place in Rapsody’s message cannot be understated, managing to bring out a patois Kendrick Lamar and a standout Black Thought verse. Busta Rhymes who made an appearance on You Should Know praised this as the best album he’s heard from a female MC period, but the best in the last 10 years. Receiving a storm of acclaim from several publications, Rapsody managed to receive nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song at the 60th Annual Grammys, though losing to DAMN and HUMBLE.
Coming off the heels of such a monumental moment in her career, Rapsody furthered her attempts to scrub the qualifier of “female” to her name when listing great MCs. Besides sharpening her pen with guest appearances on projects such as 9th’s Jamla Is The Squad II, an epiphany shaped the vision behind her forthcoming project. While being profiled for Oxford American, interviewer and poet L. Lamar Wilson played Nina Simone and Roberta Flack to stage the interview. What came about was the realization that Rapsody was the very extension of these fellow North Carolina artists and more. That same night, it inspired her to create a song which would later flourish into the concept for an entire album; celebrating the work and lives of black women. The timing of this project coincides at a time where the discussion is being had about what it means to be a black woman in America, and at a time where Rapsody has grasped her abilities as a lyricist and performer to convey her story in all its glory, through pain, power, and pride.
Review by Kitchen_Ur_Lies
Clocking in at just over an hour with 16 tracks, Rapsody lays the foundation for the listener to become grounded in her perspective. Generations of black women act as conduits for Rapsody’s ideas to be illustrated, with each being celebrated in their own respective right. 9th Wonder handles executive and sometimes literal production on this project, brimming each track with lush instrumentation and vocal samples that paint gusts of color for her words to represent. Some of these samples are incredibly high profile in stature, yet never manage to take away from the focal point herself, Rapsody. And while the album and its cover takes focus on Rapsody, it guides you to her through the tribulations of those that came before her.
Anthemic in essence while uplifting in execution, the album commences the celebration with Nina. Nina Simone was quintessential blues singer and civil rights activist of her time. What Rapsody decided to take from her was the ability to reflect on herself and the times, as she quoted from Simone, “An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.” Simone exemplified this herself by releasing Mississippi Goddam, a protest to the murder of Medgar Evers and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham that claimed the lives of four black girls. This blacklisted Simone from the industry, but she prospered in empowerment nonetheless. Rapsody utilizes this track as a foundation for her own reflection within the industry. Simone’s rendition of Strange Fruit acts as a chilling canvas for Rapsody to lay down the facts. “Emit light, rap, or Emmett Till / I drew a line without showing my body, that’s a skill.” As a rapper in her lane attempting to bring light to atrocities and oppression, she feels her options are to rap on these subjects or get killed like Emmett Till, an innocent 14 year old who was lynched by grown men after a false accusation by a white woman. Rapsody has earned her placement in rap without giving in to sex appeal as well, because she wants her raps to speak for themselves, and this formula is what has brought her so far. Rapsody leaves the outro over the haunting instrumental for poet Reyna Biddy to shed light on her own perspective as a black woman, citing her pain, her feeling like prey, and how she won’t be defeated. This resilience and firing back acts as a graceful segue into the next track with Cleo.
Setting off the tone for Cleo we have Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight to let us know Rapsody is in the building and isn’t holding anything back. If you weren’t aware, Cleo is Queen Latifah’s character in the 1996 movie Set It Off. The tomboyish yet “no-holds-barred” properties that she exudes in this role are invoked in Rapsody. She knows her place and isn’t afraid to say it, “wonder how a bunch of sheep can have an opinion on a GOAT / dressed too tomboy, rap too lyrical.” The way she dresses should have no effect on how people view her craft, yet it still finds its way as criticism she receives and attempts to take away from her status as a GOAT. One thing Cleo wasn’t afraid of doing was sending shots, and neither is Rapsody after being brought down by someone some may look up to in the rap community. Charlamagne Tha God took to Twitter to claim Rapsody is an elite MC and better than 98% of living rappers, not long before Rap Radar co-host B. Dot claimed he was full of shit for such a statement. Not only is Rapsody handily capable of that claim and very deserving, but she effortlessly addresses this here without mentioning his name, since he can’t seem to keep her name out of his mouth. In fact, she keeps it to “I don't take time to address opinions that ain't 9th, Dre, or Jay-Z / Only rap radars I need are them and the streets.” This short list of just three collaborators is already noteworthy, all of whom look up to her as a great MC. And it’s not just her own people that want to cut her confidence short, it’s the very people who could help her distribute her music. “White men run this, they don’t want this kind of passion / A black woman story they don’t want this kind of rapping / What good is a black woman to them? / Raped us in slavery, they raping us again.” I mean fuck, it’s a crying shame I can’t just post the lyrics to this entire song because Rapsody took the time to make every line meaningful and tie in with the theme of never backing down on what you believe in. This track is such an easy listen because of the bounce in the bass with Phil Collins echoing in and out, 9th fading in and out for the chorus, and Rapsody reminding us she’s still getting the money, money, money.
Aaliyah is an ode to the 90’s R&B queen who exemplified another pillar of Rapsody’s character, feeling like a tomboy and being comfortable with that. For as attractive as anybody finds Aaliyah, it seemed tomboyish yet acceptable for her to model for Tommy Hilfiger. “When Aaliyah was alive / It was cool to be a tomboy, Tommy boy fly.” Rapsody feels she can’t get the same treatment as she’s been told she needs to sell herself (her body) more than she does now. She disagrees, stating, “Femininity comes in different ways, and this is my form of being a female. The way I dress is feminine in my way, so I call it tomboy femininity because that's what I saw in Aaliyah.” Her own form of femininity shouldn’t be subject to judgment by anyone else, as nobody can tell her how much of a woman she is, especially when she makes her whole image towards music speaking the loudest volumes about her persona. She does describe this beat as sexy though, which I find it to be too, so it was only frustrating for me when I spent about an hour during the release night trying to find the Aaliyah song this samples. I was shocked to find it’s actually a Sabrina Claudio sample, given Aaliyah has so many dope tracks to choose from. This doesn’t stop Rapsody from giving her more nods within her own track, stating she’s “More than a woman, real enough to rock the boat.” Oprah marks the first feature she enlists on the project with Virginia rapper Leikeli47. The first North American black multi-billionaire, known almost purely by mononym, serves as the most convenient conduit to illustrate the urge to get checks. Eric G pieces together a bouncy and riveting instrumental, letting the words circulate in a catchy tune. This is just a fun track in all seriousness, but Reyna makes another appearance at the end to remind her oppressors who told her that she wouldn’t have shit, that she’ll frighten them with what she has now. Whoopi offers a chance for a sister to act up, as Goldberg did in Sister Act. The cooing Watermelon Man sample brings that playful sassiness to life with just the beat. “Angela Bassett / Blow the whole car up, I ain’t even gassin’” just like Bassett blowing up her husband’s car in Waiting To Exhale. Rapsody’s temper isn’t to be tested, and she has no problem tapping into her ratchet. A multifaceted woman, she can play into this aggressive bag whenever she feels. And this album definitely won’t let that stop, with the next track being no exception.
Serena is as energetic as Serena Williams is on the actual tennis court, owing that in part to the infectious Uncle Luke sample of Don’t Stop. There’s not a doubt in my mind that Eric G must’ve had a blast spamming the MPC key with the “don’t stop” that rings throughout this anthem. “You the captain of your own ship, young blood / A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Rapsody cites how Serena and her sister Venus came up in the tennis world at a time when black people weren’t always welcome in said arena, with these rough waters acting as the catalyst for their high level of play they currently occupy. Momentum is the path to greatness along such a murky path, and it’s why certain people who come from nothing know to strike when the iron is still hot, as you gotta “get it while the going good.” Prospering through treacherous trails is something Rapsody evokes from those before her, citing “We gon' save them all, Nat Turner, Tubman / For the hate you give, still thugging / That's Shakur life, Giovanni wrote it.” Freedom fighters Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman physically pulled slaves out of their harsh environments to the free world, but the type of slavery perpetuated today is in keeping black people left to the bottom through mass incarceration, darkness being antonymous to beauty, among other racial injustices. All of this hatred sowed so deep in the infant from birth is the inspiration for the tattoo THUG LIFE across Tupac’s chest, meaning “The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody.” This persecution on the elements of a black person from the outside, namely their skin serve as a segue to the next track with Tyra. As Rapsody states, “self love is a radical act, when beauty is in the eye of the oppressor.” A black woman reaching her level in the modeling and fashion industry is something to behold, as a compliment to her preaching of self-love and acceptance of woman in all shapes, sizes, and skin shades. The Bjork sample weaves these rhymes together so soulfully, and seamlessly into the next track with Maya. Maya Angelou is undoubtedly on the Mount Rushmore of black women for Rapsody. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Angelou is a monumental landmark in American poetry and champion in the black community, working with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, in addition to becoming the first female poet to speak at a presidential inauguration. Sampling Green Eyes by Erykah Badu, this paints a soulful palette in the mind of the listener, perfectly readied for the poetry that befalls on their ears not too long after. “I can’t be a bird in no cage,” as Angelou once said, but Rapsody flies high with her words throughout this track. Running back to that theme, “Told me, just like old Morgan, free man / A caged bird sings a song for freedom.” This harkens back to Morgan Freeman’s critically acclaimed film Shawshank Redemption where he played a man molded by the prison complex that sought the life of freedom, just as a caged bird. The song is beautiful in execution and reminds us to “stay moving forward, don’t waste your soul” just as it closes with Erykah’s gorgeous vocals.
Rapsody is someone who can’t be fenced in, but fencing is ironically the eventual inspiration of the next track in Ibtihaj. Enlisting D’Angelo and GZA, the latter of whom made the classic Liquid Swords which is sampled in this track, 9th decided that since it was this track that was flipped, they may as well name it after the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab during the Olympics while representing the US as a bronze medalist fencer. Rapsody’s verse is exceptional and features shout outs to early 90s hip hop in Gang Starr, Flavor Unit, and Lady of Rage. The true ode to the early 90s is GZA’s standout verse, refurbishing some of his old lines into “a lot of rap is weak, low frequency in the tweeters / very inaudible, clock radio speakers / quietly whispering in a world of WikiLeakers.” He transforms those old lines to connect with today’s world, and passes the torch to Rapsody, who lives out the meaning of “an emcee should electrify, beautify, strive to / empower, inspire, transform a worldview.” Myrlie Evers is the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who Nina Simone famously sung about with Missisippi Goddam as mentioned earlier. Mereba joins Rapsody to sing so beautifully “Take, don’t take, my love away.” While Myrlie lost her husband, she continued his work and eventually became an NAACP chairwoman, not allowing his assassination to take her love away. I should also take this time to highlight Mereba who released an incredible project in The Jungle Is The Only Way Out who mehlibu so eloquently wrote about as well. Reyna Biddy, who’s already appeared across the project at several points, finally gets her own moment with an articulate poem about the black woman’s body and spirit in Reyna’s Interlude.
Michelle pays respects to the Harvard Law School and Princeton graduate that became the first African American First Lady. Rapsody subverts expectations by using this track to hypothetically show what happens when she gains the world but must lose her soul. The Obamas faced scrutiny from conservative media throughout their tenure for a “lack of class” for frivolous things such as wearing tan suits. The different set of standards that came with being First Lady didn’t mean that Michelle had to lose her values. Rapsody herself stated “You can be a girl from Chicago, who likes to dance and be a real black woman who goes to house parties, and still be a first lady. I wanted to showcase the side of Michelle Obama, like, 'I'm a first lady but I ain't lose my blackness. Don't get it twisted.' You hear it in the hook, with Elle Varner singing, 'ladies first.' That's me playing with wordplay again: We can go from being first ladies to a First Lady.” Ebony. One of the first ladies to become a successful dark-skinned supermodel, Iman broke barriers for those to come after her, such as Tyra Banks. Accepting yourself inside your skin, whether physical or metaphorical, is another essential pillar to Rapsody’s ideology, coming a long way from placing bleach cream all over her skin at age eight to face her insecurities. She brings along with her SiR and J.I.D. to ensure that black men are included in the convo of loving black women and themselves.
What better time to mention queens than the great mononym Hatshepsut, the longest reigning woman pharaoh of Egypt? What better time to bring on Queen Latifah to the project? Hatshepsut acts as a fierce anthem for black woman, recognizing the importance to a queen to every king and vice versa. Rapsody likens herself to Coretta King and Winnie Mandela while reminding us that unity is necessary. Queen Latifah wastes no time to describe what being a queen means to her, being there to love and raise a king, knowing when to be Cleo or Gandhi to protect those you love, and having pride stronger than lions. All queens are shout out by her to have their own throne, spot, and crown along their path to success that she’s went through herself. We have another Black Reign to water and nourish the crop, just as we get drowned out by the melodic piano that riffs throughout the track. Sojourner originally appeared on Jamla Is The Squad II, but fits just right into this album with thematic elements to help articulate truths. Afeni marks the closure of this project, attempting to bring closure on the pain that black women feel when black men aren’t taking their perspective to light. She finally samples the Tupac standout Keep Ya Head Up to bring all of the stories and concepts to a whole. Inspired by the general twitter sentiment that black men feel black women criticize them for every action, Rapsody aims to start a conversation with them that they should empathize with them, for Tupac famously said “we all came from a woman/ I wonder why we take from our women / do we hate our women?” This disdain must come to a stop, and both sides have their own grievances that have led to the bitterness. Black women are to be cherished and have been one of the most marginalized groups in America, having to fight alongside civil rights movements both for race relations, and feminist equality. Grace and emotion are evoked from this track, and they’ve touched me as the most heartfelt song found on the whole album.
Favorite Lyrics
Got my middle finger up like Pac after attempted murder
Failed to kill me, it's still me, woke up singing Shirley Murdock
As we lay these edges down, brown women, we so perfect
Went from field nigga to still nigga, being cropped out the picture
  • Nina
They gon make a sister act up, Angela Bassett
Blow the whole car up, I ain't even gassin'
I'ma go worldwide, I'ma go NASA
Yeah the arm strong, you can get it if you askin'
They gon make me go tap into my ratchet
I'ma go Left Eye when I get the matches
  • Whoopi
Black life we still going
They mad we still flowing
Black joy, euphoria
We wanna smile like gloria
That's Hov mama, word to my mama
  • Serena
I'm here for a different cause, we seldom receive applause
Never reeive awards if we ain't modelling something name
Fendi, Gucci, Dior, women like me ignored
But it's aight, though, outsiders never change what's in store
  • Tyra
Discussion Questions
  • How does this stack up with the rest of her discography, did she surpass Laila's Wisdom?
  • Does Rapsody deserve more credit as a strict emcee and not just as a female? And if not, what does she have to do to prove herself?
  • Is there a collaboration she didn't have on here that you'd like to see in the future?
  • Rapsody encapsulated the emotions and sentiments of black women on certain parts of their character that are attacked such as looks and attitude, did she resonate that through her music so that any perspective could understand those troubles?
  • 9th Wonder was still very involved with this project but gave Eric G a ton of production on the tracks here, would you like to see her lock in with 9th for an entire project again or another dream producer?
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2020.01.09 20:17 CindyMorrisonwatts1 {DISCUSSION} Understanding Race & Witchcraft via Media

{DISCUSSION} Understanding Race & Witchcraft via Media
Understanding Race & Witchcraft via Media
A white witch is a believer and user of witchcraft who subscribes to a belief that witchcraft is not inherently evil and tries themselves not to be evil. White magic and its practitioners are often associated with healing and nature.
White Magic
Though it is the subtext of savagery that animates narratives around witches, white women who take up the mantle of witch magic rarely understand themselves to be engaging in Indian or savage play
By LOU CORNUM
FROM an opening in the thicket we witness naked figures gathering around a growing fire. Their hair is long and their language foreign. Their chants intensify and they begin to dance, then levitate, with flailing arms and jackknife knees. Herbaceous smoke and sweat mingle. Are they witches or are they Indians?
In the 2015 film The Witch, this iconic round-the-fire ritual is a climactic reveal of witches living in the woods. But through subtle, fleeting cues throughout the film, we have been made to understand their association with Natives lurking just off frame. Witch magic, the frightened mother of a stricken child intones, is Indian magic.
In the mid-17th-century atmosphere in which this “New England folktale” takes place, the threat of witches follows from a fear of the Natives and their grounded intimacy with a coveted land yet to be tamed by settlement. This intimacy with land is then projected onto Indigenous forms of sociality and sexuality deemed unruly and un-Christian. Tellingly and expectedly, in The Witch it is the teenage girl of a Puritan family who, in coming into maturity and sexuality, brings witchery into the home. The film’s unexpected performance at the box office—grossing $40.4 million on a budget of $4 million—might in part be attributed to a recent revival in America’s interest in witches.
This interest, broadcast by crystal-wearing enthusiasts all over various social media and fashion editorials, rarely attends with such historical accuracy as The Witch to the specter of savagery that witches once promised. How many viewers who delighted in the uninhibited fire dance at the end of the film gave even a second thought to the brief glimpse of Native men at the beginning?
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Though it is the subtext of savagery (ascribed to both Indigenous and African-descendent peoples in the Americas) that animates narratives around witches, white women who take up the mantle of witch magic rarely understand themselves to be engaging in Indian or savage play. The turn to witchcraft as a trend (rather than a practice) is conditioned by white women’s desire to obfuscate the power begotten by their whiteness. The occult is after all definitionally about power that obscures its origin. In the current fashion and fashioning of witches, the historical connections between witches and racialized savages, however sublimated, continues to magnetize the appeal. I am sympathetic to this appeal even as I am suspicious of it; it marks a desire to be contrary to the colonial project, even if it does not always enact it.
The current trend in witch infatuation marks an alliance foreclosed. In the early days of America, when accusations of witchcraft were leveled at Indians, Black people, and settlers who strayed from the strict disciplining needed to create a cohesive sovereignty of one dominant nation, it was because witches were a threat. The representations of witches that dominate contemporary American cultural consciousness—the “Surprise, Bitch” meme from American Horror Story, Stevie Nicks, people who talk about healing stones a lot—betray the role witches could have played in undoing the nation.
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That is not to say the threat of witches to poison the patriarch has completely disappeared. In recent weeks some men have been quick to label the campaigns bringing forth sexual assault and harassment accusations as witch hunts, willfully ignorant that the term refers to a concerted campaign against women. The foolish use of the term has been noted and mocked by women, some of whom have also reappropriated the term to declare themselves the witches doing the hunting (which may very well be what the men were unconsciously getting at in the first place—the feeling of being hunted by witches).
Actual witch hunts of the past such as the Salem witch trials followed from a fear of Indian women and their role in forms of governance alternative to those of the foundling country. Along with genocidal tactics of sexual violence, early settlers also worked through their fear by projecting it elsewhere. The hypervisibility, and necessarily spectacular aspects, of witch trials against white women were an arena to handle physically and politically the threat of Indigenous societies where women were in power. Beyond the events at Salem—a historical spectacle as formative to America as the Thanksgiving myth—unruly women, be they Native, Black, or white, have continuously been posed as savage and placed outside the enclosed boundaries of civilization and nation.
In a move toward symbolic enclosure, both witches and Indians have been reduced to accessorized signifiers hawked by Urban Outfitters and Forever 21, available for the carefree to adorn themselves with at Coachella and express their pagan predilections for living ever so briefly outside time.
The work of enclosure is key here: Cultural representations of witches reign in their savagery even as horror movies such as The Witch might give participants a chance to be fearful of it. Enclosure is also the means by which the nation turns Indigenous land into private property, which then must be defended against subjects construed to be savage. Along with witch, savage, and slut, the accusatory title of heathen is also hurled throughout colonial times at those who stand in the way of a cohesive nation. Derived from the word heath, which can mean uncultivated plain or wild forest, heathen in its first uses in Christian contexts meant someone who not only lacked proper religiosity but also inhabited land in a noncivilized manner.
To cast aside the heathen through death, incarceration, or rehabilitation has gone hand in hand with clearing the land to be made into property. Heathen is no longer a category of persecution, but the ideology that there are savages—i.e. Indigenous and Black peoples—with no valid claim to land and life certainly persists.
These colonial logics that permit ongoing dispossession and death point to one of the failures of white witches: While they might hex Trump, they do not in any meaningful way extend their lifestyle to stand with those still marked by the history of the heathen. The etymology of heathen helps illuminate an argument put forth by Silvia Federici in her classic feminist text Caliban and the Witch, that the American witch hunts were not just terrorist strategies to silence dissent and demand obedience, but were also importantly a strategy of enclosure.
Federici’s theorization of primitive accumulation locates the development of capitalism in three linked processes: The coerced reproductive work of European women, the persecution of Indigenous peoples, and the enslavement of Africans. While white witches once represented a threat to that reproductive order, they have since been sanitized and permitted, even if at the fringes, into civil society.
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THERE are multiple simultaneous nostalgias at work with the current witch obsession. There’s the nostalgia not only for a romanticized premodern time when earth-based practices, like a life structured around seasonal ceremony, were more possible, but also for the ’90s and its earnest invocation of girl power. First uttered by the punk group Bikini Kill, “girl power”—as a phrase, attitude, and position—was brought to wild heights of popularity by the Spice Girls.
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It is not surprising that in this atmosphere of celebration a fascination with witches would arise. While modern-day witches may seem, at times, aligned with a feminist political critique of capitalist reproduction, the fundamental threat of savagery they could pose to the nation is downplayed in their mainstream and even cult-classic iterations, which tacitly support female empowerment while avoiding the crisis in femininity witches have summoned in their naked fire dances.
Of the many witchy movies and TV shows of the ’90s, several have since become millennial classics. The Craft—released in 1996 and centered on a group of four occult-dabbling Catholic schoolgirls—remains the iconic standout of the genre for its ability to brand the female empowerment narrative in the definitive looks of a contemporary coven: black latex, black eyeliner, black chokers.
Unfortunately, what begins as a goth feel-good tale of getting revenge on slut-shaming football jerks turns to a jealous girl-on-girl fallout. Released three years earlier than the goth-chic cult classic was the more family-oriented Hocus Pocus, set in Salem, which features Bette Midler playing a genuinely scary and villainous witch but one who is defeated in the end by a teenage boy. Indians are absent from these movies and the lore they invoke.
And though there is some passing reference to the violence faced by heathen women of the past, these films are mostly centered on redemptive stories of love: love between friends and sisters, but always more importantly romantic love between men and women.
The paragon of pagan chick flicks Practical Magic, for instance, begins in Puritan times with the scene of a witch about to be hung. This witch is feared for her magic and resented for her home-wrecking ways. Ancestor to sisters played by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, the witch puts “a curse on any man who dares love” any of her female descendants. What ensues is a lifelong quest for the sisters to find un-hexed heterosexual romance.
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At one point they pull off a spell to reanimate Nicole Kidman’s abusive boyfriend with a pentagram made from a can of reddi whip. And in the end, Sandra Bullock’s character overcomes both the persecution of witches as outsiders and the family curse by falling in true love with a cop, once the violent enforcer of order transformed into a benevolent, handsome man.
Herein lies one of the more sinister revisions at work in the ’90s movie about witches—the strange women who abandon civilized life to live naked with other women in the woods become straight. According to colonial logics, women accused of witchcraft and Indigenous and African-descendant peoples are fundamental threats to the nation state.
Their unruly sexuality (and the non-Western societal structures they index) are capable of undoing the binding power of the nuclear family, otherwise known as the power of the father. But the depictions of witches in the ’90s worked hard to repair witches’ reproductive role in the home. Willow, the beloved lesbian witch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is the exception whose status as sapphic icon proves the rule.
Though it debuted only a few years after The Craft, the TV series Charmed brought witchiness and ’90s nostalgia into the millennium.
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Drawing on the girl-group model of The Craft, Charmed is about the tribulations of three sisters, which often involve the difficulties of dating-while-Wiccan. In the third-season episode “The Good, the Bad and the Cursed,” one of the witch sisters, Phoebe, upon visiting a ghost town in the West, suddenly feels the literal pain of a Native American man stuck in a “time loop.” The symbolic sympathy between witches and Indians is for a moment rendered material but only so that Phoebe, played by Alyssa Milano, and her older sister Prue, played by Shannen Doherty, can perform a benevolent act of rescue—preventing the man from being killed and bringing him out of the time loop.
The witches then succeed in keeping the Native man in his proper place in the past, while they return to the modern world where their domesticated life of pagan ways is allowed.
Even more recent is American Horror Story, whose third season, Coven, capitalized on the dual trends of witches and wokeness by tapping into national discussions on continuing racial violence against Black people. The season begins in the torture chamber of a white witch mistress, Madame Delphine LaLaurie, played by Kathy Bates, where the enslaved Black people under her ownership are depicted in gratuitously stylized pain and deprivation.
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Tiffany King has written that the show perfectly illustrates the fungibility of Black flesh: “She runs a torture chamber in order to satisfy lusts that include and exceed the sexual. In one episode, she murders and then uses the blood of an enslaved newborn child as an elixir that wards off the aging process.
One gets a sense that the possibilities for Black flesh are unending under her ownership.” One also gets a similar sense from the how the show’s writers use their Black characters. Marie Laveau, played by Angela Bassett, is both a villain and protagonist throughout the season and references an often erased Black Indigeneity, here indicated by practices of vodou. In a disturbing but all-too-typical narrative device, the unnecessary, gory depiction of Black death operates as plot pivot, dramatic climax, and background horror at different points in the show.
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The associations between Blackness, Indigeneity, and unruly sexuality that inform witchy narratives and the American construction of savagery illuminate the complicated, sometimes paradoxical forms of racialization in the New World. Returning to Federici, the Caliban in her book’s title is a character who has been interpreted and reinterpreted since he first appeared in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Because Caliban lives on a fictional island that evokes the Caribbean, literary critics such as Chickasaw scholar Jodi Byrd among others have noted a signifying slippage between Caliban as a Black and/or Native American savage. His mother Sycorax is a witch in exile from Algiers, while Caliban is a native to the New World whose name is derived from the word cannibal.
This mingling of Africa and the Americas as sources of witchery continues into both the historical and pop cultural accounts of Salem, where an enslaved dark-skinned woman from Barbados, Tituba, was cast as the colony’s original witch, whose evil influence then infected other women and girls.
While historians have debated whether Tituba actually had any African ancestors, she has been represented from the time of the Salem witch trials to contemporary times as a Black woman. This is a rare instance in the American cultural canon, and a telling anxiety, of ascribing an Indigeneity, that is a set of place-based non-Western traditions and practices, to Black women. Instead of the vacuum of history that the white settler enforces on the African Native during enslavement—through, among other things, stripping them of their names—their presence becomes a site for a slew of forbidden, dangerous, ancient magic in the context of colonial witch hunts.
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WHILE the ever expanding Western frontier may not be a feature in every witch movie I’ve discussed, in almost all of them the move away from a comfortable home is a precursor for falling into witchcraft. The trope of a perilous journey away from a familiar home illuminates another underlying American tradition that influences the conditions for the production of white witches: the wildly popular and widely circulated captivity narratives that were published from the 17th to 19th century. The stories mostly follow the same plot:
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A woman traveling to the frontier is captured by hostile and barbaric Natives whose way of life she is eventually seduced by, causing her to hesitate or even refuse to return to white society. The anxious fascination that drove the popular consumption of these narratives was based in the fear of an alliance between white women forgoing the settler project for Indigenous ways of life.
The alliance that creates a sense of horror in these narratives is between those who can undo the reproductive necessities of colonial settlement. Reproductive crises, embodied by the savage and be-witching to the white woman, are the specter of captivity narratives of the past and contemporary tales of Wiccan women.
The girls in witch-media are not only far from home but also often without a mother. The dead or missing mom trope is a distinctly millennial anxiety that Shaun Scott, author of Millennials and the Moments that Made Us, argues follows from the greater number of women entering the workforce full time.
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The ascendant figure of the career woman spurs the constantly repeated question: Can women have it all?—a question vaguely evocative of witchy accusations, What are these women capable of? The dead mother Scott points to as marking a millennial anxiety about modern women’s role or lack thereof in the domestic sphere has a corollary in the dead baby that has been the mythical distillation of witchy evil. Witches steal babies, they eat babies, and they cover themselves in babies’ blood. Relatedly, Indigenous peoples were figured as cannibals throughout the contact and colonial period throughout the Americas.
Their taste for human flesh was but one of the more savage acts that legitimized conquering by refined Europeans, whose cannibalistic episodes could be chalked up to aberrations spurred by the devilish landscape of the frontier. Indian practices and the practices of ambitious women threaten to undo the binding powers of the normal nuclear family, triggering both anxieties and obsessions with the figure of the witch.
The taking up of witchiness then makes sense at a time when more and more women may be delaying or opting out of motherhood. The depiction of witches in movies and TV more then seeks to assuage these anxieties by allowing witches to live normal, straight-women lives.
For Indigenous and Black women, however, the shifting savage signifier has not quite slipped away. It still sticks to racialized bodies that signify other ways of organizing society. Accusations that resonate with the title of heathen are now also hurled at Muslims both in America and abroad. Current projections by white Americans of a Muslim takeover harken back to the reconquista of Spain, a 700-year period when all Jewish and Muslim residents were expelled.
The final years of the reconquista, the longest war in world history, overlapped with the colonial conquest of the Americas in the 1500s, and much of the language of savagery and rhetoric of conversion that conquistadors used against Natives had for generations been used by Catholics and other Christians seeking to expand their kingdoms in the name of Christ by violently repressing Islamic society.
Islamophobia is not a recent political phenomenon in these lands—it has structured white American consciousness alongside the fear and fascination toward the Indian and African savage. While white women find pagan play empowering, those marked by the history of the heathen know what it is to be hunted. America is not a magical place, but its government can make people disappear.
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2019.08.23 03:17 MattHall83 D23 Expo - Disney+ Presentation Mega Thread

Hey Disney Fans,
Disney will give guests a first look at the Disney+ Service at the D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend. The Disney+ presentation is on Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM PST. Let us know if you're in the room!
We expect more information on original content for the streaming service including Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and more during this star-studded presentation. Discuss and post your live reactions in this thread.
We will update this post to try to capture a summary of the announcements from the Expo!
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Please post self-posts, copies of web pages and images of Twitter or other social media in this thread. News Stories, posters, trailers, demos or reviews can be posted as their own thread. I will be adding more details as they become available. Hopefully, this helps keep everything in one easy to find spot.
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2019.08.09 19:36 tonytr87 IJW: Otherhood (2019)

“A Netflix Film” has several meanings. For Roma and Okja, it means an auteurist triumph neglected by the major studios and given life and limb by the streaming giant. For Otherhood and others like it, it means a made-for-TV movie. Starring Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, and newly-anointed criminal Felicity Huffman, it’s a Mother’s Day movie inexplicably dropped in the middle of August. Netflix has a knack for rando release dates and a lack of marketing, but this one takes the cake. It can be guaranteed that if mothers around the world knew about Otherhood they’d watch it and cheer for it ad nauseum. Alas, they don’t, and maybe it’s for the better. Only sporadically funny and chock-full of grating characters to boot, Otherhood is a lame attempt at reviving three careers that have seen better days. Arquette, Bassett, and even Huffman give it all they’ve got, and yet their gifts are not enough. As their New York-livin’ sons, Jake Lacy, Sinqa Walls, and Jake Hoffman are equally daft in different ways. Don’t hate the players though, hate the game. They’re all adequately cast as an estranged gay son, a successful one-night stander son, and a sad-sack loser son, respectively. It’s just that, well, their characters are either uninteresting (Walls), annoying as hell (Hoffman), or clueless in all the wrong ways (Lacy). From script to screen it’s painfully apparent something was lost in translation.
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2019.08.08 17:02 ivytripping I'm 25, make $71,000, and work in Chicago as a UX Designer

Assets and Debt
Retirement Balance: $8846 in my 401k. I contribute 15% per paycheck with a 5% company match (not vested for 2 more years). My last job didn’t have a 401k so I’ve only been contributing since the start of this year. I also have $11482 in my Roth IRA, I maxed it this year and last year.
Equity: nope
Savings account balance: I have a $16,000 emergency fund I keep in a high yield savings account (just moved from Discover to Betterment). I also have $300 in my regular account to avoid minimum amount fees
Checking account balance: Currently around $2000
Other investments: I have $4708 in a General Investing Betterment goal, and $3308 in a Betterment goal with a slightly lower-risk portfolio that I'll put towards a down payment if/when I ever buy a place.
Credit card debt: $0. My parents raised me to be afraid of credit cards, and it’s only in the past year that I realized my credit score was nonexistent and I needed to build my score up with a card, and now I’m mad that I’ve been missing out on cashback/points this whole time. I pay in full every month.
Student loan debt: $0. I received a full academic scholarship to a state school, and paid for living expenses through a combination of family help, additional scholarships, and part-time jobs.
Income
Main Job Monthly Take Home: $3304.68. This includes pre-tax deductions for retirement, health/dental/vision insurance, HSA, and my monthly transit pass, as well as taxes. This is every 2 weeks, so twice a year I get that third paycheck.
Expenses
Rent: $785 for my half of a two-bedroom I split with one roommate
Savings contribution: Currently $0
Investment contribution: At the end of each pay period, I transfer everything leftover in my checking account, minus a $500 buffer, to Betterment. This is usually between $500 and $1000. I just started doing this a few months ago once I had my emergency fund fully funded, and it’s definitely worth the extra fees to me for the convenience, the user-friendly app, and the automatic balancing. I just don’t know enough about investing to set up a balanced portfolio for my goals by myself.
Donations: $15/month each to Planned Parenthood and RAICES
Electric: Varies, usually between $10 and $30 for my half
Gas: Varies, can be as high as $120 in the winter and as low as $30 in the summer for my half (our gas company charges the WORST base fees)
Wifi: $10/month for my half, goes up to $15 during this diary
Cellphone: $35
Hulu + Spotify: $9.99
Gym membership: $65
Pet expenses: $54.11 for Chewy autoship, for food + litter for my 2 cats
Vintage clothing subscription box: $30 quarterly
Day 1, Monday
7:00 AM: Wake up to my alarm with that good old Monday morning dread. I know I should really stop doing this, but most days I usually wake up and then lie in bed scrolling on my phone and cuddling with my cats for almost an hour until I need to actually get up for work a little before 8. This morning I end up finishing a horror novel (The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay) on the library app on my phone before rolling out of bed. I put on black jeans, a gray t-shirt, and tan chelsea boots, and do my morning makeup routine of L’oreal Paris eyeshadow, L’oreal Paris mascara, and IT Cosmetics CC cream. Yes, I know this look is super boring and drugstore. No, I don’t care. I pack my lunch and snacks for the day, including cold brew coffee that I make a few batches at a time in my French press. Then I take the train to my office, prepaid using my monthly pass.
9:10 AM: Roll in to work a little late, oops. My office is pretty chill about hours and nothing really gets going till after 10, so if I don’t have any tight deadlines I don’t stress about being in the office right on the dot anymore. My other coworkers including my boss are similar so it’s not just me being chronically late, although I am that as well unfortunately. Drink my coffee and eat a Trader Joe’s peanut and date bar while I start working.
12:15 PM: Lunchtime! Both my office lunch buddies have lunch appointments today, so I eat by myself. I brought a bagged salad kit today, my usual: I love eating salad but I hate making it, and buying kits is less than ¼ the price of buying a fast casual salad every day. It’s more expensive than making my own would be, but the convenience is 100% worth it to me. While I eat alone, I finish reading this book The Merry Spinster by Daniel Ortberg. It’s okay; some of the stories were great but some were just confusing. Mostly it just made me miss The Toast. I also realize as I finish eating that my “salad kit” was actually “Asian coleslaw” (what even is that?!?!) Whoops! Tasted pretty good but I do feel a little weird that I just ate an entire bag of coleslaw as a meal.
1:30 PM: I must take an especially heavy step or something because the heel of my boot collapses a little and the grid supports or whatever they are inside the heel start digging into my feet. Ouch. This is what I get for wearing $10 H&M boots constantly for 2 years, I guess. I take a break to do a little online window shopping to see what's out there r.e. replacements.
4:30 PM: My boss comes over to my project team’s desks and informs us that she’s taking us for happy hour drinks as congratulations for hitting a major and difficult deadline last week. Fine with me! I send one last email and then we go to the bar. We each get 2 cocktails; she pays. The one I get is made with peach gin, IPA syrup, and a ton of other things I’ve never heard of, and it’s so good that everyone else orders it for their second round.
6:30 PM: I take the train home and get off a stop early to swing by my friend’s apartment and pick up my spare set of keys. She watched my cats when I was out of town a few weeks ago. I try to Venmo her but she won’t let me, so I promise to buy her dinner and drinks instead. We try to set up a time but realize quickly we’re both booked solid for at least a week. Oops! I’ll get her back eventually. Once I get home I make frozen Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi for my roommate and myself and top it with jarred pesto. We eat while watching the Bachelorette. I was told this would be the most dramatic finale ever, but the episode is actually deeply boring. I brought my laptop home to try to do a little bit of work while I watch, but I don’t really get much done.
9:00 PM: My roommate tells me that apparently our internet bill went up from $20 to $50 after our first-year promotion ended. I’m fully prepared to call Comcast customer service and try and argue the price back down, but we realize that they actually just sneakily upgraded the plan and added cable to her account! RUDE. We switch our plan back to the internet only $30/month option; we won’t be able to get the first-year discount extended, but I’m happy paying that tbh.
10:00 PM: We end up in a YouTube spiral watching clips of Elton John live performances. We saw Rocketman when it came out and both ended up fully obsessed, her more than me. The video of him performing on Soul Train in a leprechaun outfit is the highlight of the evening: #iconic. After a while of that, my roommate heads to bed and I do a little more work before following around 11. I read the first 20 pages of a new book, America’s Women by Gail Collins and then turn out the light. I can’t fall asleep for whatever reason and I toss and turn well past midnight.
Daily Total: $0
 
Day 2, Tuesday
7:10 AM: Alarm goes off and I am not at all ready to face the day, but oh well. I lie in bed with the cats, alternating between reading AmITheAsshole on reddit and a library book in my app, The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer.
8:00 AM: Up! Get ready, same routine as yesterday. I eat two slices of sourdough toast with butter for breakfast; bread and butter is probably the food I’m most obsessed with in the whole world. I don’t usually keep it in the house because left to my own devices I could probably demolish a whole loaf in a day. On my way out the door, the post office calls and lets me know that they won’t be able to redeliver my package since the lock on our front door isn’t working. It does work fine, you just have to fiddle with it, but she says her key got stuck last week and she almost had to leave it in there so she won’t be delivering ANY mail till it’s fixed and that if our landlord doesn’t fix it within 14 days all our mail will be returned to sender. Yikes. I promise to call our landlord and let him know. On the train to work I start another new book, this one Forever Rose by Hilary McKay, from a series of British children’s books that one of my friends recommended to me. It’s very sweet and charming although I always feel silly reading them because the target age is about 10. As you can probably tell at this point, I’m always reading at least 2-3 books and I alternate between them at will.
10:30 AM: I get bored at work and decide to bite the bullet and buy my favorite pair of replacement boots I found yesterday, a pair of tan leather Nisolo chelsea boots. They’re more expensive than I usually pay for clothes, but the color I like is currently $100 off on sale (!) and I know I’ll wear them all the time. I sign up for the newsletter to get an extra 15% off, so the total comes to 121.40
12:15 PM: I eat lunch (bagged salad) with my coworkers on the outdoor lounge in our office building! It’s a beautiful day after a long stretch of it being brutally hot. My friends who are visiting Chicago from out of town send me a really infuriating text message saying they want to get dinner today at 5. Five!!!!! I’ll still be at work!!!! They also spring the news on me that it’ll be a 6 person dinner including their parents, remind me that they have gluten- and dairy-free dietary restrictions, and ask me to book the reservation. It takes basically my whole lunch break to find something decent on OpenTable and I’m really annoyed with them by the end of it.
2:30 PM: My coworker went to the farmers market around the block at lunch and got a box of peaches that look absolutely fantastic. I want some and I also want to pick up a potted plant for my desk so I head down before a 3pm meeting to pick some up, only to find that the market closed at 2 and all the tents are being taken down. Oh well.
5:15 PM: Leave work and book it to my 5:45 dinner reservation. We have a really nice meal! For as annoyed as I was while planning, it was great to see my friends again, and despite how awkward I feared crashing a family dinner would be, their parents are super nice and fun. They order some hummus and Kung Pao Brussels sprouts to share, and I order a blueberry gin cocktail and ricotta and heirloom tomato ravioli for myself. The total is around $35 for my meal and a share of the appetizers, but their parents are super generous and won’t let me pay no matter how hard I try. I’ll take it!
7:30 PM: Take the train home and arrive just in time to see Hannah confront Jed on the Bachelorette about his secret girlfriend. DRAMAAAAAA. I pour myself a glass of rosé and fold my clean laundry from this past weekend (oops) while I watch.
10:00 PM: I take a shower and do my nighttime skincare routine, aka my only skincare routine. It consists of Kose Softymo Speedy cleansing oil, Cerave Hydrating face wash, and Vanicream moisturizer. My skin is really sensitive so keeping it minimal is best for me. I do a little tidying up and then get in bed and read Forever Rose for about an hour, turning the lights off just before midnight.
Daily Total: $121.40
 
Day 3, Wednesday
6:45 AM: Up a little before my alarm this morning for some reason! I lie in bed for a while but get up a little earlier than usual because I want to run to the post office before work to get my package. I do my routine and leave the apartment around 8:10; the bus to the post office is delayed so I walk down the sidewalk because I would rather walk than stand around waiting at the stop, and end up getting on the bus about halfway to my final stop. I listen to Vampire Weekend’s newest album while I walk. I go in and the woman working at the pickup counter tells me that they somehow lost my package between yesterday and today and I’ll need to get the tracking number to have even half a hope of them finding it. UGH. I get on the train to work and read Forever Rose on the way. At least I have adorable British children’s literature to perk me up.
9:15 AM: Get in and drink my cold brew and eat a chocolate brownie Clif bar while I get to work.
11:00 AM: Got handed a ton of feedback and a hard deadline of literally today in my 10am meeting. I manage to talk them into tomorrow morning for design delivery, but it’s still going to be crazy. I hate working on ridiculously accelerated timelines like these; it makes it so easy to make critical mistakes that have huge negative impacts for the user in the long run. But whatever. Cartoon fire dog voice: this is fine.
12:00 PM: Eat lunch of bagged salad in meeting.
1:00 PM: Stress-eat two Hershey’s kisses in between meetings.
2:00 PM: Stress-eat two more Hershey’s kisses after an incredibly frustrating design review meeting. Also eat an apple I brought yesterday.
4:30 PM: The rest of my team is heading out for happy hour and dinner with someone who’s visiting from one of the other offices, but I have stuff to deliver and things to do later so I pass. Also one of my contacts decides to spontaneously pop out and I spend a full 3 minutes searching only to realize it was stuck to the side of my nose somehow. Fun! Attractive! I put on my go-to getting shit done music, Alvvays.
5:40 PM: Time to head out. I go to the library to return some books that are due and pick up my hold (Wilder Girls by Rory Power) and I also end up grabbing The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner. I’m the library’s #1 fan; I’ve read over 100 books so far this year and almost all of them have been either physical or ebooks from the library. (Some unasked-for context on why I read so many books is that 2 years ago I deleted or cut way down on all my social media use bc it was super bad for my mental health, but I needed something to replace all the time I wasted on the Internet so I started reading more again just for something to distract me from missing Twitter.) Then I stop in at Subway and get a 6 inch tuna sub, because I think I'm about to verge into hanger. I sometimes get really dizzy and shaky if I go too long between meals and I don’t want that to happen at the gym later. I intend to only eat half of it but I scarf the whole thing down in less than ten minutes. Get on the train and finish Forever Rose. $5.37
6:40 PM: I get to the gym and realize as I’m searching my backpack that I somehow forgot to pack a sports bra. I’m a DD so not wearing one is NOT an option. I sprint back outside, run into the Gap next door and buy the first bra I see in my size, run back and get changed, and somehow manage to make it to my personal training appointment at 7. I’ve never worked with a personal trainer before, but my gym was running a 2 session/$99 special that seemed reasonable. I’ve been wanting to start strength training for a while but I’ve been way too overwhelmed and intimidated to start. The trainer is super nice, and he works through a bunch of exercises with me, shows me how to do several exercises with good form, and promises not to make me do any HIIT (the bane of my existence). I’ve gained about ten pounds since the start of this year and I know I’ll need to tighten up my diet to really change that, but increasing my days in the gym from 1-2x a week to more often and mixing it up from just cardio certainly wouldn’t hurt me. $8.26
8:15 PM: After my hour with the trainer is over, I change back into my work clothes and walk down to TJ Maxx because I need some more casual summer tops. I’ve been trying to buy more sustainable clothing and less fast-fashion, but sometimes the utter cheapness of it just gets me. I justify this by telling myself that even when I buy the super cheap stuff I wear it for multiple seasons, but knowing the horrible sweatshop conditions my $6 shirt was sewn in makes me feel terrible about supporting it. I get two t-shirts, a bodysuit, a 2-pack of bralettes, and a stainless steel vacuum water bottle. $49.64
9:30 PM: Get home! I eat a kiwi and a few slices of gouda cheese as a snack before doing a bunch more tidying. My roommate has a friend staying with us for the weekend, and I don’t want any outsiders to witness my deeply shameful Stack of Dining Room Table Junk Mail ™. I listen to my favorite podcast, Punch Up the Jam, while I clean.
11:00 PM: I take a shower while listening to Oasis. Don’t judge. I then get in bed and read a whopping 8 pages of America’s Women before I can’t keep my eyes open anymore around midnight. As I turn my light off, I hear my roommate’s friend come in.
Daily Total: $63.27
 
Day 4, Thursday
7:45 AM: I didn’t sleep through my alarms but I definitely hardcore napped in between snoozes of my phone going off. My boy cat was curled up on my chest the whole time, which definitely made getting up less appealing. Same morning routine as before once I actually drag myself up, I just have to be quieter than usual bc roommate’s friend is asleep on our futon. Listen to Janelle Monae while I get ready, and then to Camera Obscura while I read The Flight Portfolio on the train.
9:00 AM: Arrive to work. Drink my cold brew and eat a Siggi’s honey yogurt with dried figs and walnuts (OBSESSED with this flavor).
12:10 PM: Eat lunch outside with my coworkers! Same bagged salad. We have a fun discussion about the movie Yesterday.
3:30 PM: Eat a chocolate mint Clif bar.
4:00 PM: Our office building has a happy hour on Thursdays in the tenant lounge, so for a change of scenery we pack up our laptops and decide to finish our day down there. I order a negroni and drink it on the patio, chatting with coworkers while making some final tweaks to the designs I’ve been working on. I The Wifi out here is spotty, so I’ll upload them tomorrow morning. There’s a smaller group of us who sit near each other and get along really well and we usually get drinks every Thursday. I feel bad for excluding some of the other designers, but we do invite them every time, they just don’t come. I was excited for it to be the larger group this week, but as it turns out they all went to a different bar (with more expensive drinks! Why, guys?) Oh well. We tried. I close out and tip somewhat well, because the bartender here is my favorite in the whole city. $14.15
5:45 PM: The group of work friends I was talking about have been trying to go to a pub trivia night for a few weeks and we finally found a day that works for us! We take the train to a brewery that’s supposed to have good trivia, but when we get there we learn that it’s cancelled. My coworker had already called and ordered pizza to be delivered there, so we all get a beer and wait for the food. My beer ($6) accidentally ends up on someone else’s tab, so I don’t pay now but I’ll get his next round.
6:40 PM: We finish our pizza and someone found another trivia night relatively close by that starts at 7! Someone calls an Uber and we head up there. Once we arrive and get seated, I venmo my coworker for my share of pizza and Uber. $18.26
7:30 PM: Trivia starts a little late and we immediately realize that this is not going to go well for us. We ace the music categories but everything else goes really poorly. Over the course of the night, I have a beer, a discounted Moscow mule, and a glass of Scotch someone else ordered for me while I wasn’t paying attention. After we get a disgraceful ranking of something like 8th place, I Venmo my share to the guy who put everything on his card, and I also Venmo my other coworker for the beer he bought me earlier. $39
10:00 PM: Woof, I got way too drunk. I intend to order a Lyft share home but my phone service is being really really bad for some reason and I can’t figure it out, and I’m drunk enough that I decide to just walk. Not the brightest move, but it’s not actually that late or that far, the streets are pretty well lit, and it’s a safe area. My roommate texted me earlier to ask if I could pick up paper towels and milk, so I stop at the grocery store. I get the asked-for milk and paper towels, and I also drunkenly impulse-buy a log of fresh mozzarella, a tube of sour cream and onion pringles, and 2 bagged salads. $21.21
11:00 PM: I get home and promptly start chugging water and eating basically the entire log of mozzarella cheese. My roommate’s friend comes home after I’ve moved on to lying on the ground next to our record player, playing a new single by my favorite band The New Pornographers at high volume. It’s not my proudest moment. I chug a water bottle or two, somehow manage to take off my makeup and take out my contact lenses, and then stumble into bed. I’m asleep immediately.
Daily Total: $92.62
 
Day 5, Friday
3:00 AM: I open my eyes and realize I fell asleep with the lights on, still wearing my glasses. Yikes. I turn it off.
8:40 AM: I made some mistakes last night. I’ve … felt better. I've felt worse! But I've also felt better. Luckily I booked today off from work months ago because I’m going to Lollapalooza later!
9:15 AM: Okay. Time to get up. I can’t find my glasses, and I’ll never locate them without my glasses, so I put my contacts in, take 3 ibuprofen and drink a full glass of water. I have the day off work, but I still need to upload my designs from yesterday and send a few emails, so I pour myself some cold brew with milk and settle in at the table. My roommate’s friend is still asleep on the futon 10 feet away, so I try to be quiet, but it’s after 9am and it’s my apartment so I don’t try that hard.
11:00 AM: Okay, done with work. My roommate went to Whole Foods and got us all bagels from the bakery section (she’s the BEST) so we eat those and then start getting ready for Lolla! I initially put on shorts and the bodysuit I bought on Wednesday, but I’m actually pretty uncomfortable wearing really revealing things so even though I bought the bodysuit explicitly for today and to try going a little out of my comfort zone, I end up switching it out for a crew-neck t-shirt anyway. Classic.
1:15 PM: Immediately before leaving, I bump the towel rack in the bathroom and it goes clattering to the floor. It does this literally every time I use it and it drives me crazy but since it’s always while I’m naked immediately post-shower, I can never fix it; something inside me just snaps and I go get a screwdriver. My roommate is annoyed because she wants to leave immediately but I promise it’ll take me less than a minute. She times me: 34 seconds. BAM. Anyway then we leave.
2:00 PM: We get to our friend’s apartment downtown to hang out with her and pregame a little before all heading to the festival together. We catch up, meet her friends from out of town, and each have 2 Whiteclaws before walking over to Grant Park.
3:45 PM: One of the bands I wanted to see, Japanese Breakfast, is playing right when we get in to the festival, so myself and Roommate’s Friend head over there right away and everyone else goes to refill water bottles, use restrooms, etc. They’re really good, and much better live than I expected them to be! They do a great Wilco cover.
4:45 PM: After JBrekkie’s set, I myself refill my water bottle, use the bathroom, etc. and then meet my friends at a different stage to see Maggie Rogers. I don’t know her stuff that well but she’s a great performer and so cute! She’s clearly just having a ton of fun onstage and I love watching her. After her set, we all decide to get dinner. I’m feeling pretty cranky and just generally bad from hungeheat/maybe still a little hungover, and I snap at my roomate a little when she can’t decide where she wants to eat and wants to read the menu on every single food stand, which I immediately feel terrible about and apologize for. I get a falafel pita ($9 plus $1 tip) and feel human again (if VERY tired) right away. $10.04
6:45 PM: Everyone else wants to see Death Cab for Cutie. I love them so much, they’ve been one of my fav bands since I was 14, and I don’t want to miss it, but I also have a feeling Janelle Monae’s show will be a must-see. Roommate’s Friend agrees, so the two of us head over together. We each get a hard seltzer on the way ($9 plus $1 tip). Janelle is absolutely amazing, no regrets! It’s definitely less of a show and more of a Pop Performance (capital Ps) which isn’t Roommate’s Friend’s thing, but I’m super into it. After her show, we nearly get stampeded by some Childish Gambino fans and decide we aren’t ready to brave the front of the pit with this crew, so we go to the bathroom. There’s a huge line and we somehow get into a heated but friendly discussion with an extremely drunk woman about Quentin Tarantino. On the way back to get spots, I stop and buy a canned water, since the nearest water refill station is pretty far away and sure to be super crowded ($3.35). *$13.35 *
8:45 PM: We meet back up with my roommate and get a decent spot for Childish Gambino! Unfortunately, the rest of our friends get stuck somewhere behind us in the crowd and service is too bad / it’s too hard to describe where we’re located, so we collectively decide to just let it go. The show itself is absolutely amazing; I don’t really know most of his music (aka I only recognize like 4 songs over a 75 minute performance) but he’s super talented and it’s a great, great show. So much fun.
10:00 PM: Yknow what’s not fun? Trying to leave Grant Park with tens of thousands of my “closest friends” aka a bunch of drunk teens who appear to have never used a sidewalk before. Yikes. We make it to the train and through some miracle, manage to get on the first train that comes by, and also manage to get good enough spots that we can even breathe the whole time.
11:30 PM: On the way home from our train stop, we stop at a fast food place for fries. We get home and all eat them absurdly quickly in exhausted, stunned silence. Classic. $3
12:00 PM: ASLEEP.
Daily Total: $26.35
 
Day 6, Saturday
7:00 AM: No.
9:45 AM: Okay, yeah, time to get up. I get some cold brew and drink it in my room, alternately reading The Flight Portfolio and wasting time on my phone until I hear that my roommate and her friend are awake. I’d thought about going for a long run this morning down to the big farmers market, but honestly my whole body hurts, so when they ask if I want to join them for brunch it’s not that hard a decision. We all need to shower and I draw the last time slot.
11:00 AM: We head over to the brunch place. It’s a pretty short walk, and the wait when we get there is about 20 minutes. I almost get eggs benedict, but then I see the seasonal special is a grilled peach salad with pecans, basil, goat cheese, and lime vinaigrette. This is irresistible to me, for obvious reasons. I also get coffee. I put it all on my card for simplicity’s sake, but they both Venmo me back their shares right away. $16.77 for my meal + a 20% tip
1:20 PM: After we get home from brunch, I decide I want to walk down to the smaller farmers market in the neighborhood and see if they have any local peaches. I love peaches. I get a basket for $7, which is honestly outrageously overpriced, but oh well. I also get two eggplants at $2 each and 2 pounds of fingerling potatoes. After the farmers market, I stop by my favorite local bookstore just to browse, but don’t see anything I want to buy. I realize as I add it up in this money diary that I was definitely overcharged at the farmers market but I'm bad enough at basic arithmetic I didn't catch it on the spot. Ugh. $17.50
3:00 PM: When I get home, my roommate and her friend are playing Sporcle quizzes like its 2011. Classic. I help them win a few, and then she wants to watch a Nova episode about quantum mechanics I was telling her about at brunch. We have a great time laughing at the bad PBS-in-2010 level special effects, but I unironically think Nova is a great program and miss watching it all the time. I didn’t grow up having cable, so I watched a TON of PBS as a kid. I also knit a few rows while we watch.
4:05 PM: We decide to get donuts from a place a few blocks away, and bring them back to our apartment to eat. I get a blueberry crumb cake donut that is absolutely delicious. $3.26
5:00 PM: Roommate’s Friend heads out to take the train home, and I’m secretly pretty happy. He’s super super nice and fun, but I’ve been SO social all week and I’m really exhausted by it. Also he’s cool, and I acknowledge that this next bit is going to make me sound super oversensitive, but I also think he got a little bit too comfortable making fun of me this weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I can take a joke about myself better than most people, and I can acknowledge that I’m a truly ridiculous person, but I think that if I’ve only met you twice, you need to ease up a little. Fully prepared to accept that I’m wrong on this one though!
7:00 PM: I put two loads of laundry in, including roommate’s linens for the futon because I have extra room. One of our washers is $1.25 and the other is $1.50, and both dryers are $1.25. I know this isn’t how it works, but since I exchange cash for quarters $20 at a time and never use my laundry stash for anything else, it feels like the purchase happens when I exchange the money and not when I put it in the machine. However, this is not actually true, so I’ll log it here. $4.25
7:30 PM: My roommate and I both decide we want a chill, quiet night. She got me a bottle of sparkling Riesling for my birthday a few weeks ago that we haven’t broken into yet, so we decide to split that and watch 27 Dresses together. It’s not streaming anywhere, but we both use Google Opinion Rewards to take surveys, so we both have a ton of Google Play credit. My roommate rents it since some of her credits are expiring today. I eat a chicken Caesar salad kit for dinner while we watch. I love this movie; it’s easily one of my favorite romcoms of all time.
10:40 PM: Movie over! I read The Flight Portfolio for a little in bed and then it’s lights out.
Daily Total: $41.78
 
Day 7, Sunday
8:30 AM: I wake up and see that there was a mass shooting in Dayton. I don’t know anyone who lives there, but one of my closest friends’ boyfriend lives there, and I know she visits him a few weekends a month. I text her right away, scared out of my mind, but luckily they were both at her place this weekend. This country is so messed up that horrible tragedies like this just keep f***ing happening.
9:00 AM: Honestly I’m still tired but after that there’s no way I’m going to go back to sleep. I get the last of the cold brew and hang out on the couch, forcibly snuggling my boy cat while I try to read a little.
10:30 AM: My roommate is up! She makes hot coffee and I have another cup, and eat a peach for breakfast while we watch an episode of 9-1-1 together. I unironically love this show and think it is truly amazing, I've gotten multiple people hooked on it. Angela Bassett is the best.
1:00 PM: Wow, where did the time go? After 9-1-1 we spent forever just hanging out, talking and playing with the cats. She's going to see a movie later so she gets ready while I continue doing nothing.
3:30 PM: Ugh, I meant to be productive today and put all my clothes away and maybe even KonMari my closet but all I've done is Internet-stalk people I hate and make myself feel like absolute garbage.
4:00 PM: I got off my butt and went grocery shopping and run into a guy I went on two Bumble dates with a few weeks ago who then told me he wasn't feeling it. Yikes. It really wasn't that deep, and I appreciated the honesty, but being rejected never feels good, and being spotted wearing a romper on Day 2 hair frantically shoving a huge loaf of bread into a basket isn't a good look either. Oh well. In addition to the bread, I buy tomatoes, salad kits, Romaine lettuce, orzo, feta, Parmesan, yogurt, coffee beans, tomato paste, anchovies, potato chips, Clif bars, and a new mesh loofah. $38.84
4:40 PM: I get home, put on a season one episode of Veronica Mars, and immediately eat half the bag of potato chips. This does not make me feel any less like garbage for some weird reason. I mean to get up and start dinner, but instead I watch a second episode. And eat two pieces of toast. See: previously; garbage. I have always had problems with emotional eating, not usually to the level of binging, but days like this can and easily do become a vicious cycle. Ugh.
6:00 PM: Okay, that's enough. I start making dinner, I'm making a recipe from an America's test kitchen cookbook I have for baked orzo with eggplant, because I bought those farmers market eggplants yesterday. Its not difficult but it's involved and has a couple steps, so I don't get it into the oven until 7 and it needs to bake for almost an hour. My roommate is back now and watching Friends in the living room, so after I clean up I go out and watch with her.
8:45 PM: We need a new show to watch together. We decide to start rewatching 30 Rock while we eat and it's still such a great show.
10:30 PM: For some reason I laid down in my bed like an idiot waiting for my roommate to finish up in the bathroom and I almost fall asleep. Not today, Satan. I take a quick shower and then fall back in bed around 11. My cat curls up on my chest and I'm asleep in seconds.
Daily Total: $38.84
Weekly Total: $384.26 Food + Drink: $164.37 Entertainment: $23.35 Home + Health: $24.23 Clothes + Beauty: $166.31 Transport: $6
Reflection: This was last week and I think my spending was actually pretty typical, a little on the higher side but not absurdly so. I was shocked by how much I spent going out on Thursday but I spent much less at Lollapalooza than I’d expected to so it evened out pretty well. I think this showed me that there’s definitely lots of room to cut back in my budget if I want or need to, but I’m also saving a decent amount for retirement and other goals, so I think I'm okay to let myself buy stupid things occasionally as long as I’m still saving plenty. I’m also glad I’m not posting this on the real site, the commenters would have so much to say about how much I drank and how little I exercised lol.
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2019.04.09 16:01 autotldr Netflix postpones Felicity Huffman film after actor admits college fraud

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Netflix has postponed the release date of a film starring Felicity Huffman after the actor agreed to plead guilty to fraud for her part in the largest US college admissions scam ever prosecuted.
Huffman, known for the TV series Desperate Housewives, is one of 13 people who have admitted paying bribes to get their children into desirable colleges such as Yale, Stanford and the University of Southern California, according to court documents.
The movie features Huffman alongside Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett.
Huffman faces prison time for her part in the admissions scandal, in which she is accused of paying $15,000 to a fake charity run by a former college admissions counselor, Rick Singer.
Huffman is accused of paying for an impersonator to sit the SAT, which is used to determine college admissions, on behalf of her eldest daughter.
Huffman said in a statement her daughter was unaware of the deception.
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2018.12.25 14:10 Episode-Torrent Film Review: ‘Bumblebee’

Film Review: ‘Bumblebee’
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Director:
Travis KnightWith:
Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider. Voices: Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Peter Cullen, Dylan O’Brien.Release Date:
Dec 14, 2018 Imagine, if you can, a “Transformers” moving picture during which the plot is coherent, the robots desire characters (as hostile gleaming CG creations), and also the action is staged and altered clearly enough to follow. once 5 rock ’em, sock ’em blockbuster options, it's become clear that audiences would ne'er get such a movie as long as archangel Bay occupied the director’s chair, and tho' he ought to actually be attributable for proving that a Hasbro toy line may support a huge international franchise, “Bumblebee” is largely the moving picture that fans of the Nineteen Eighties animated series needed right along. The fact that it had been helmed by associate animation native — that might be “Kubo” director, and CEO of Laika studios, Travis Knight — associated planned as an origin story, instead of a bring up, for one in all the franchise’s most well liked Autobots (the good-guy robots that remodel themselves into cars) suggests a contemporary chance for the franchise: an opportunity to form a quieter, a lot of character-driven film that finally delivers “more than meets the attention.” Before bee was a Camaro, he was a humble VW bug, and this moving picture takes US back thereto incarnation, eschewing Bay’s signature “braaams” (those deep, bone-vibrating mechanical blasts) for the spirited place of a four-cylinder engine. That’s a significant course correction for a tumid series that, though EXEC made by Steven Spielberg, mirrored few of his core storytelling values. in contrast, “Bumblebee” embraces the tried-and-true Steven Spielberg formula, whereby supernatural circumstances serve to bring strained community families nearer along. film writer Christina Hodson clearly notional “Bumblebee” as a throwback to classic Amblin-style boy-and-his-dog movies, directly channeling parts of such films as “E.T.,” “Harry and also the Hendersons,” and “*batteries not included” (there’s a running joke regarding the adopt-an-alien programme “ALF” being fashionable at the time). You won’t see predominant daubing this observation on any of its advertisements, however “Bumblebee” may even be seen as a less-original rehash of the studio’s unsuccessful “Monster Trucks” moving picture of a handful years back, with a gender-flipped protagonist. Here, the hero is highschool student Charlie Wilson (Hailee Steinfeld), United Nations agency discovers a ramshackle VW bug sitting in her uncle’s yard and fixes it up, solely to get that it’s not a automobile in any respect however — sit up for it — a mechanism in disguise. Knight sets that individual picture to the sound of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love,” a random ’80s cut which will register as retro with younger audiences, earning the required laugh, farewell as nobody stops to question however the lyrics area unit purported to work the scene. Set in 1987, the moving picture is filled with alternative such throwaway amount details: Tab cola, rotary phones, rabbit-ear tv sets, and also the primitive stench game (at a time once most homes would have had classic NES systems). sometimes, the script takes these unhappy parts a step more, as once Charlie’s new mechanism sits himself before of the TV to check previous VHS tapes, adopting Judd Nelson’s freeze-frame paw pump from the top of “The Breakfast Club” into his pantomime routine. He needs to be inventive regarding act, since a Decepticon ripped out his speech synthesizer in his initial battle on Earth (the plot posits that Optimus Prime has sent bee ahead to scout the earth as a doable new home for the vulnerable Autobots), eventually learning to precise himself by shuffling between radio stations. Bumblebee — thus named not as a result of he has chosen a bright yellow VW bug as his most well-liked sort of camouflage or as a result of the automobile is swarming with honeybees once Charlie finds it however on account of the weird noisy noise his broken cartilaginous structure emits — is largely the simplest pet any stripling may hope for: tho' equipped with working person cannons and a large retractile weapon, he’s sort of a big, obedient puppy the remainder of the time, the care and maintenance of that becomes a regular responsibility for Charlie, United Nations agency conjointly holds down a parcel job at Hot Dog on a Stick, wherever the “churro guy” (“Love, Simon” favorite Jorge Lendeborg boy.) contains a crush on her. While it’s nice to ascertain the “Transformers” movies recognizing a girl as one thing over a drool-inducing male fantasy, Charlie isn’t most 3-dimensional as she consists of three or four one-dimensional character traits: She’s a lone wolf United Nations agency listens to the Smiths and shows her nonconformity in school by carrying the uniform of young rebels everywhere; she’s the oldest kid in an exceedingly middle-class , single-parent home wherever her father’s death has left associate emotional hole; and he or she likes to tinker with cars in her spare time, savvy enough to grasp once employment involves a 1/2-inch wrench, even once the skilled mechanic involves another tool. Oh yeah, she’s conjointly a champion high diver, that could be a strange reasonably throwaway detail, enclosed for the sake of the foremost literal-minded illustration of peer pressure within the history of cinema: At one purpose, compact into the center of the moving picture, Charlie finds herself forced to confront the antique theoretical question, “If everybody else jumped off a drop, would you jump too?” The inclusion of this out-of-the-blue challenge sounds like some reasonably within joke (a wink to someone’s parent, perhaps), particularly once one considers its placement now following a scene during which Charlie blindfolds herself whereas driving on a stretch of dangerous outline to prove that her new VW bug will steer itself. The movie’s most unforgettable human character is vie by John Cena, United Nations agency witnesses Bumblebee’s arrival as a flaming meteor (at that time, the Autobot is reworking into a Jeep), barely living the following firefight. Representing the ominous governmental authority determined to capture and/or experiment upon such misunderstood aliens in movies like these, the previous battler appearance masses discouraging in military garb. however he conjointly brings a welcome sense of humor to the combination, holding his own against the jumbo CG co-stars. With his background in animation, Knight approaches the mechanism characters otherwise than Bay did, treating them as over simply flashy visual effects. He slows down the transformation scenes, thus audiences will admire — or imagine that they're really seeing — however they fold and twist from one form to a different, tho' it’s still all CG sleight-of-hand. The moving picture opens with and returns many times to a totally animated mechanism battle on planet Cybertron, that is boring stuff (although it will provide fan favorite Soundwave and guard dog Ravage to finally get a good scene, antecedently restricted by their impractical disguises as a large tape machine and clastic microcassette). in contrast, it’s way more satisfying to look at moments of refined character animation, as bee cautiously learns to trust his new human friends. Still, whereas it’s straightforward to choose on Bay, “Bumblebee” advantages staggeringly from inventive selections that have come back before: the mechanism styles, the fundamental sound effects, the warm, mistily gold-burnished look of stateless person Enrique Chediak’s live-action footage — all of those things trace back to the guide Bay set within the previous 5 films. And, of course, Bay risked his name creating a moving picture supported a well-liked ’80s toy franchise, wherever the pitch to audiences at the time was primarily the notion that if any director may build those ridiculous robots look cool in live action, it had been the person whose each moving picture sounds like a super-polished automobile business. “Bumblebee” shows that there’s space for a touch a lot of import at intervals the formula, however if you break it down, this comparatively gratifying film is created entirely from recycled components. Film Review: 'Bumblebee' Reviewed at predominant studios, la, Dec. 7, 2018. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Running time: 114 MIN. PRODUCTION: A predominant photos unleash, given in association with Hasbro, of a di Bonaventura photos, Tom DeSanto/Don root vegetable, Bay Films, Tencent photos, Allspark photos production. Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, archangel Bay, Mark Vahradian. government producers: Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, Chris Brigham. CREW: Director: Travis Knight. Screenplay: Christina Hodson, supported Hasbro’s Transformers action figures. Camera (color): Enrique Chediak. Editor: Paul Rubell. Music: Dario Marianelli. WITH: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg boy., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, author Schneider. Voices: Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Peter Cullen, Dylan O’Brien.
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2018.11.18 15:12 HerbalMancer AHS: Revolution

Revolutionary War season.

First episode: Opens up with Evan Peters and Emma Roberts (Married) living on their land outside of boston. Talking about how the war has effected the land and their hopes of avoiding it. Peters obviously wants to contribute and aid his fellow men, while Roberts wants him to stay and create a family. Friends of the family, (Angela Bassett and her husband) live at the house as well and pose as workers to avoid being sold into slavery.
Evan visits boston to grab groceries and is surrounded by people with their own opinions. Fights break out and Evan gets caught up in the Fray and ends up being arrested. The siege of boston happens and evans is roped into war.

Episode 2: The horrors of war are shown. Evans character changes a lot and his wife continues writing letters, stating she is living with her family and protected. Angelas husband left for the war as well to gain freedom. Angela is staying with Roberts character as well. Years go by and the letters stop coming. Evans worried, but unable to be too distracted, finishes the war with no word from his wife. War ends and Evans becomes a grizzled veteran, with immense decorations.. etc.

Episode 3: Evan arrives in boston, only the town is functional. Almost, too good to be true. The Governor(Dennis O'Hare) with his wife (Sarah Paulson) seem to be running the state from boston. The town almost zombified, is peaceful. Evan tries to find word on his wife, who was rumored to have returned to boston, with no luck. Evan runs into people from his past who seem changed. The town is just eerie. Evan seems to stick out and this becomes bothersome. Late that night he is attacked in an alley way. His assailant, cold, grey, and fast. Evan manages to kill the attacker who Vanishes into Dust.

Que the vampires. The rest of the season is Cody Fern(Count Dracula) who came to America to revel in the bloodshed and also found love in Peter's wife, Emma. . Sarah Paulson(Govenors wife) runs the town and the state, with hopes of being in control of the country, with the help of Ferns mind control.

Angela and Peters team up to find their spouses(with Angelas character be hardened herself) and together try to take down the vampires who have taken over the area.

Sorry for all the typos. This is a vampire season. Dates of events might not line up, but im not a show writer, so the idea can be changed around. I would totally love to see this implemented.

Edit: Evan and Emma Roberts aren't the characters, just the actors who play them. Just incase that needed to be clarified.
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2018.07.13 00:57 BunyipPouch 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' - Review Thread

Review embargo just lifted on Mission Impossible: Fallout. It's getting insanely good reviews across the board, might be the best film in the series. Some are even saying it's one of the best actions films of the decade. The hype will be real.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97% - 8.6 Average Rating - 39 Reviews
Metacritic: 85 - Metacritic Must-See
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus:
Fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible - Fallout lives up to the "impossible" part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.
Entertainment Weekly - Chris Nashawaty
It’s the kind of pure, straight-no-chaser pop fun that not only keeps taking your breath away over and over again, it restores your occasionally shaky faith in summer blockbusters
The Telegraph - Tim Robey
OK, McQuarrie may not have De Palma’s sweat-drop precision, John Woo’s craziness or the impish wit of Brad Bird, but his mastery of logistics here is easily sufficient to make it the blockbuster of the summer.
Uproxx - Mike Ryan
Simply put, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the best action movie you will see this year. You’ll probably leave the theater overcome with an urge to go jumping from building to building.
IndieWire - David Ehrlich
He’s only Tom Cruise because nobody else is willing to be — or maybe he’s only Tom Cruise so that nobody else has to be. Either way, Fallout is the film he’s always promised us, and it was totally worth the wait
Total Film - Jamie Graham
McQuarrie brings grace and grit, and Cruise brings it, period. This quick-witted, fleet-footed franchise shows no sign of flagging.
Variety - Peter Debruge - Possible Spoilers
McQuarrie clearly believes in creating coherent set pieces: His combat scenes are tense, muscular, and clean, shot and edited in such a way that the spatial geography makes sense. He places audiences just over Cruise’s shoulder, or staring into the actor’s face as he grimaces with exertion.
TheWrap - Robert Abele
At nearly two and a half hours, it’s designed to test your patience for the things that matter in these movies — violent confrontation, deception, jokey camaraderie, and over-the-top action — but it does so with a remarkably re-engaged fluidity of purpose.
The Verge - Bryan Bishop
Mission: Impossible - Fallout merges the franchise’s big-budget spectacle with an utterly ferocious style of action filmmaking that far surpasses what McQuarrie executed in either Rogue Nation or Jack Reacher.
The Hollywood Reporter - Todd McCarthy
Even as the narrative becomes more perplexing — as before, realistic masks conceal true identities, characters' actual agendas remain hidden — the fast-moving spectacle unfolds in extraordinary fashion.
Vanity Fair - Richard Lawson
In ragged times, the sophisticated derring-do of Fallout is a welcome gift, a slick and studio-polished adventure that nonetheless has the undermining wink of transgression. The movie’s nerve and moxie successfully make us forget its corporate overlords, and all those other oligarchs grinding millions of American lives into nothing.
The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw
Over two-and-a-half hours, you get a lot of deafening bangs for your buck, and the tourist location stunts are impressive - but there isn’t as much humour in the dialogue as before.
The Playlist - Kimber Myers
There’s a delirious joy in watching this much action, this well executed at every level
The Film Stage - Conor O'Donnell
McQuarrie has proven himself such a keen purveyor of large-scale cinema that not only solidifies Fallout as a benchmark for the franchise, but a bona fide manifesto for breathtaking, high-stakes action–a mission that the genre as a whole would do well to accept.
Independent - Christopher Hooton
Franchise-best stunts let down by convoluted plot. Tom Cruise's latest stunt display is jaw-dropping, but the star is surrounded by a dreary set of supporting characters.
Description:
When an IMF mission ends badly and Solomon Lane escapes custody, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.
Release Date:
July 27, 2018
Starring:
  • Tom Cruise
  • Henry Cavill
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Ving Rhames
  • Simon Pegg
  • Sean Harris
  • Angela Bassett
  • Michelle Monaghan
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Vanessa Kirby
Producers:
Tom Cruise, JJ Abrams, David Ellison, Christopher McQuarrie
Running Time:
147 Minutes
Director:
Christopher McQuarrie ('Jack Reacher', 'MI: Rogue Nation', 'The Way Of The Gun')
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2018.06.18 02:39 hypodermicsally POSE/AHS 8 Live-Tweet Thread [Spoilers Ahead]

Please note that Ryan Murphy has now deleted all of his AHS 8-related tweets and replies.
Cordelia is still the Supreme... for now.
Sarah Paulson will play multiple roles.
Cordelia is in danger from the most evil witch of them all.
Sarah Paulson reveals that Emma Roberts will be reprising her role as Madison Montgomery.
Tonight’s episode of Pose contains an AHS 8 Easter egg.
Evan Peters teases the return of Kyle Spencer.
Omaze has partnered with AHS to reveal the title and plot of AHS 8 to a lucky fan.
Emma Roberts’ opening line in AHS 8 is “Surprise Bitch. Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.”
Sarah Paulson teases that the first script for AHS 8 is one of the best she’s read to-date.
All witches have been asked back. This could allegedly include, but is not limited to, Jessica Lange, Jamie Brewer, Angela Bassett, Lady Gaga, Grace Gummer, Lily Rabe, Stevie Nicks, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Christine Ebersole, Robin Bartlett, and Leslie Jordan, in addition to Sarah Paulson and Emma Roberts
Madison Montgomery vapes. Yeah, it’s whatever.
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2018.03.05 21:22 FinnagainsAwake Black Panther: An Amazing Moment for People of Color, An Okay Moment for Women - by Jess Guh (CounterPunch) 5 March 2018

March 5, 2018 Black Panther: An Amazing Moment for People of Color, An Okay Moment for Women
by Jess Guh
As a queer woman, when it comes to film, I fulfill pretty much all of the stereotypes. I don’t really like action films. I am underwhelmed by special effects and action sequences. As my wife once complained, “All the movies you like… nothing happens in them.” My undergraduate thesis was on documentary film theory. I am, absolutely, one of those insufferable film snobs.
I love Black Panther.
Even as I state that, I feel confused. It’s just an action flick, which superficially doesn’t really have much to write home about. The acting was fine. Nothing particularly stand-out, but no cringe-worthy moments either. The action sequences were similar. Fun special effects, but really nothing revolutionary.
But of course, we all know that given the world we live in, Black Panther is so much more. The entire film is like a live-action Kehinde Wiley exhibit and it was just as emotionally powerful.
As you’re introduced to the nation of Wakanda, it’s the first time you’ve ever seen elements of African culture embedded in an empowered society. As if that were how it always was. For once, you’re not given a choice between poverty and beautiful, colorful textiles and armbands. It’s a breath of fresh air when you didn’t even know you were suffocating.
Literally, simply the setting of the film choked up my chest and brought tears to my eyes. My right foot, left arm, and whole face started tingling. Wondering if I was losing circulation, I uncrossed my legs and tried to spread out my arms. Nope. Still tingling. Those images are just that powerful. Cathartic in so many ways, I was saddened when it all came to an end. Never in my lifetime did I think that I would get to witness a white man being called “colonizer” as a joke in a mainstream, Hollywood film. There’s even a token white character who has the refreshing role of taking orders and being willing to sacrifice his life in pursuit of the greater good!
As I sat there, reveling in the images, I couldn’t help but yearn for my own version. I thought, it would be so incredible to see an Asian movie like this!
Like any good action film, it plays with larger philosophical issues in between stunts and guns. The eternal debate between liberation by “any means necessary” and non-violence is the crux of the conflict in the film. I appreciated the poignancy of N’Jadaka’s character, played by Michael B. Jordan, illustrating intergenerational trauma. It reminds us that even if we were able to miraculously stop the pervasive mass incarceration and over-policing of Black communities tomorrow, the psychological impacts would exist for generations to come.
But a third of the way through the film, I still couldn’t help but wonder to myself: “Don’t men know how to do anything besides fight and wage civil wars?” The entire conflict, climax, and resolution of the movie revolve around a battle for the throne from two men in the royal bloodline. The king is dead and the privileged but kind-hearted and wise son, T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, takes his place. Just as this happens an unknown son of the bloodline, N’Jadaka (aka Erik “Killmonger” Stevens), resurfaces after being abandoned in the slums of Oakland, CA.
This African nation that is so evolved and technologically advanced that it decides it’s best to remove itself from our world still relies on male bloodlines to determine who will rule their country. On top of that, this power can be challenged through a ritual fight to the death. This of course happens and the wise T’Challa is dethroned while the anger-filled N’Jadaka takes control, promising to basically conquer the world and violently dismantle white supremacy. And so we’re drawn into this power struggle.
But all of this could have been avoided if they didn’t rely on such a stupid, patriarchal system of power to begin with! I found myself sitting there trying to remain engaged in the battle over the future of the world, but being distracted by my wonderment over how sexist this world is. Surely, if there were more female influence, there would have been a better system. Even if you were unwilling to give up traditional nepotism, why didn’t Ramonda, the Queen Mother of Wakanda, and the wife of the late King, inherit the throne? It’s really hard to imagine that Angela Bassett, who plays the queen, would have led the country astray.
Probably the most difficult scene to stomach was shortly after N’Jadaka dethrones T’Challa in said ritual fight. The Queen, her daughter, Shuri, and Nakia, the nation’s pre-eminent spy, now comprise the resistance (token white man in tow). They flee to neighboring Jabari tribe ruled by M’Baku. In an audience with him, they ask for his help.
While this scene does contain my favorite line of the movie (M’Baku silences the token white guy with something along the lines of, “If you talk again, I will kill you and feed you to my children… Just kidding, we are vegetarians. Hahahaha.”), it is quite nauseating to watch these three female characters, otherwise portrayed as intelligent, strong women, bow to M’Baku, a character up till this point is portrayed as a chest pounding, traditional brute of a man. As they kneel before him and beg for his help, you can’t help feel like they’re just helpless women running from one strong man to the next, looking for their salvation.
For a blockbuster action film, Black Panther probably has the largest number of woman warriors and females in leadership to date (even more than Wonder Woman). But for a film that is so refreshing from a race standpoint, it failed to deliver in the sexism category. The country of Wakanda is absolutely still controlled by men.
Sure, the movie does pass the Bechdel test [1] but not without some brain racking. And let’s remember, the Bechdel test was created in irony. It’s a powerful test because most Hollywood films fail the simple challenge of having at least one conversation between two women that is not about a man. It’s hardly a marker of male-female parity.
Despite these criticisms, in a world where women and people of color alike are accustomed to settling for “better than nothing,” Black Panther is certainly one of my favorite movies of the past few years and is to 2018 what Get Out was to 2017.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/05/black-panther-an-amazing-moment-for-people-of-color-an-okay-moment-for-women/
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2018.02.13 18:39 I_Am_Sam13 IJW: Black Panther (2018)

As if Marvel Studios needed any help to garner attention and praise for their cinematic universe, now 18 films deep, they go out and put together their best cast and crew to date. Starting with a solid leading man with Chadwick Boseman, and introducing him in Captain America: Civil War, was a great start, but placing the sheer immeasurable talent around him almost insured that Black Panther was going to be successful.
After the death of his father, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
First and foremost, the world building that is done with this film is astounding. Wakanda feels like a real place, with a rich history and tradition, that fits within the larger MCU without having to reference it. Second of all, every moment of this film draws you in further and further. The story touches on a lot of emotional moments that other superhero films couldn’t dream of, making it impossible to not soak in every iota of great material the film provides. Black Panther doesn’t follow the typical structure of an MCU film either. Yes, there is a final confrontation, as most climaxes go, but the path to get there is riddled with littles twists and turns that feel perfect for this film.
Though the story enriches the environment, the true heart and soul of the film comes from some excellent performances and character work. There is not a weak link in sight as the stellar cast delivers one of most well-acted superhero films in existence. Chadwick Boseman is fully ingrained into the demeanor of T’Challa, though with plenty of room to grow and develop into the fully realized king he is meant to become. Michael B. Jordan absolutely dominates this film, drawing every bit of attention to the character of Killmonger, crafting an eloquent, interesting, and empathetic villain, the likes of which the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never seen.
Not to be outdone though are Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. The two actresses fit right in as the strong and somewhat stubborn Nakia and Okoye respectively, filling roles as wonderful women of Wakanda as well as excellent foils to T’Challa’s usual confidence. Veterans like Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett provides their moments, in limited roles, that give the whole film weight. But by far the biggest surprise is Letitia Wright, clear future star in the making as the immensely lovable and charming younger sister princess Shuri.
Ryan Coogler though deserves every ounce of praise one could provide. He delivers a film that explores deeper themes and emotions than few MCU films reach and does it all while creating this deeply realized world of Wakanda that you as the audience member immediately want to visit. It’s a challenge to not get swept up in the mesmerizing nature of the ritual combat pools, or the intensity of the one take sequence that’s very James Bond-esque. Most of that must be credited to recent Oscar nominee cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who provides the best-looking Marvel film to date. But the craftsmanship doesn’t end there. The score and soundtrack both fit seamlessly into the narrative and help shape this world, while the costume designs are off the charts and I’ll be shocked if we aren’t talking about them for the rest of the year.
Overall, Black Panther is among the best of the best in the MCU. The talent from top to bottom shines in a film that not only expands the larger universe of the MCU but also creates this new and unique world of Wakanda that audiences will be itching to visit again and again. It’s quite possibly the best-looking Marvel film as well, from the award worthy costume design, to the expert production design and the gorgeous cinematography from Rachel Morrison. Very few films make me want to view them immediately after viewing them, but Black Panther is one of them, if only to visit Wakanda once more and admire every stroke of genius behind it.
FULL Review: http://www.iamsamreviews.com/2018/02/black-panther-review.html
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2018.02.12 03:39 sojankshields Top 10 Upcoming Superhero Movies

Top Ten Upcoming Superhero Movies of 2018 By. Wesley Shields 2018 is shaping up to be another massive year for superhero based movies. With record-breaking sales as more movies enter their respective universes, superheroes are a staple in the cinemas as well as pop culture. At the time of researching I had a list of 10 but my list had to be altered due to a release date change. Without further ado, here is my Top 10 upcoming superhero movies of 2018: 10. New Mutants
Original Release Date: April 13th 2018 New Release Date: February 19th 2019 Director: Josh Boone Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga This movie is at the bottom for the sole reason of a push back from its main release date of April 2018 to Feburary of 2019. This movie was billed heavily as a 2018 release and was only pushed back because of its horror angle. The New Mutants is assumed to be within the same universe as the most recent X-Men movies and has rumors of James McAvoy reprising his role as Professor X. As this movie follows a group of young mutants it also has a haunted house feel that should make it less of a typical superhero movie and more of an original creation.
  1. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Release Date: November 2nd 2018 Director: Simon Kinberg Cast: Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters A sequel to the lackluster X-Men: Apocalypse, Simon Kinberg is making a directorial debut with a script of his own. Sophie Turner is returning as Jean Grey as she starts her turn into the Dark Phoenix. This beloved X-Men arc was previously attempted but was never the main focus. I hope this rectifies the previous issues as well as brings a different life into the series. Aside from bringing back the entire X-Men cast from the previous entries they are also introducing (maybe) the villain Lilandra. Jessica Chastain is rumored to be playing the potential villain, but so far has remained unnamed in the casting list.
  1. Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse Release Date: December 14th 2018 Director: Bob Perschietti, Peter Ramsey Cast: Shameik Moore, Liev Schrieber This is the first animated film on the list. Leiv Schrieber has been noted as saying that the film is going to have a “throwback vibe”. Schrieber is cast as the villain and Shameik Moore is set to play the second spider-man of the year as Miles Morales. Easter eggs from the previous Spider-Man film with Tom Holland has hinted that Miles Morales is in the MCU, but for now we get to see the animated version of what may come. Phil Lord penned the script on the idea of Miles Morales slipping into a different universe that has multiple Spider-Men (including Peter Parker).
  2. Ant-Man and The Wasp Release Date: July 6th 2018 Director : Peyton Reed Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfieffer, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Randall Park, Judy Greer, Hannah John-kamen Paul Rudd makes his return as the lovable Ant-Man but he is not alone. Evangeline Lily is returning as the Wasp and as the co-star of the film. Not much is known as the main plot but with the inclusion of Michelle Pfieffer as the original Wasp, one can assume it’s going to involve going to the quantum realm. The Inclusion of Walton Goggins as the lead villain shows the promise of a worthy opponent. The rest of the original cast returns with an extra addition played by Laurence Fishburne.
  3. Venom Release Date: October 5th 2018 Director: Ruben Fleischer Cast: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate Venom is one of my favorite anti-hero/villain in the Spider-man universe. I thought the introduction in Sam Raimi’s trilogy was a bit lackluster but this looks to be a true redemption attempt with the casting of Tom Hardy. He has been in several amazing films and has shown that he has the physical traits to really bring Eddie Brock to life. Adding in the fight training for his other films I can only imagine the level of Carnage (pun intended) he can bring as Venom. As far as we know, this film is a mash up of the classic comic runs of Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes. This means that we should expect plenty of Symbiote vs. Symbiote and to that I say; let the Carnage begin.
  4. The Incredibles 2 Release Date: June 15th 2018 Director: Brad Bird Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, John Ratzenberger, Sarah Vowell, Brad Bird My 12 year old self can barely contain my joy with the 14 years of waiting (I’m looking at you Toy Story) to bring me more of quite possibly the best family friendly and superhero based animated films to ever grace the big screen. I may be a bit biased but who can honestly say they didn’t like the first film? That’s what I thought. This sequel features the return of the original voices (minus Dash) and it is set to pick up almost immediately after the first film ended. This film is focusing more on the home life and raising of Jack-jack while Elasta-Girl is off saving the day. John Ratzenberger is set to reprise his role as the Underminer so I hope he is a major villain in this family-first sequel.
  5. Deadpool 2 Release Date: May 18th 2018 Director: David Leitch Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beets, T. J. Miller The only reason Deadpool isn’t higher on my list is because of so many amazing movies and I can’t make a 5-6 way tie for number 1 (or could I?). Wade Wilson is back in this R-Rated razzle-dazzle feature. Joining the Merc with a mouth is his frenemy Cable (Josh Brolin) and his lovely lady Domino (Zazie Beets). Without much story details we are left to imagine what kind of debauchery will be unleashed in this sequel.
  6. Avengers: Infinity War Release Date: May 4th 2018 Director: Joe and Anthony Russo Cast: All of the MCU So it’s no joke when I say that this movie will have everybody in it. We will have people fighting for screen time just to be included in this epic showdown between Thanos and everyone else. As far as we know Thanos comes to Earth with the intent of tracking down the infinity stones for his infinity gauntlet. This is loosely based on the comic series of the same name and everyone isn’t expected to make it out. This is Marvel’s grand closure to Phase 3 as they shift into different lead characters and more stories as contracts and natural story progression will allow. This does mean that not all characters are going to be gone forever, but don’t expect everyone to walk away unharmed. One interesting thing to note is that this is one of the first movies to be shot using solely IMAX digital cameras so I am ready to see some mind-blowing 3-d effects (if you can watch in 3-d, I understand some can’t enjoy it).
  7. Aquaman Release Date: December 21st 2018 Director: James Wan Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Willem Dafoe Merry Early Christmas from DC. We finally get to see a film that shows Aquaman as more than a blonde haired fish stalker. Jason Momoa has pushed the limits of what we expected of Aquaman in Justice League and he looks to do so again. The intimidating stature and physicality that Momoa brings in the still shots alone makes me more than excited for this film to hit the theaters. Details of the story are skimpy but we do know that Patrick Wilson is slated to play Orm, the sinister half-brother and probable main villain of the film.
l. Black Panther
Release Date: February 16th 2018 Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, John Kani
This may come as a surprise considering how all the others are ranked, but I am super excited about Black Panther. I loved Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War and the early reviews are calling this the best Marvel movie period. With the rich history of the character on full display and beautiful scenes abounding; this movie is sure to hit all the right notes and make everyone wish they could visit Wakanda. The story brings back The Claw (Andy Serkis) and introduces Eric Killmonger as the main threat to Wakanda as T’challa returns from his involvement in Civil War. A war worthy of kings ensues and we can only flock to theaters to see which jungle cat reigns supreme.
Again, this is my list of the top 10 upcoming superhero movies of 2018. Did I miss any movies? Did you agree with my list? If not feel free to leave comments below and leave some ideas as to more top 10’s you would like.
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2018.01.04 02:45 NicholasCajun 9-1-1 - Series Premiere Discussion

Premise: LAPD officer Athena Grant (Angela Bassett), firefighter Bobby Nash (Peter Krause), and 911 operator (Connie Britton) are just some of the first responders in this procedural drama from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
Subreddit: Network: Premiere date: Airing: Metacritic:
/911Fox Fox January 3rd, 2018 Wednesdays @ 9:00 PM 60/100
Cast:
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