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Emily Alford | Longreads | November 23, 2022 | 8 minutes (2,132 words) Midway through 1991’s The Addams Family, young Wednesday Addams attempts to supplement her family’s lost fortunes by selling poison lemonade for a nickel. Not everyone’s a willing customer. “I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown with no preservatives,” a perky […]
“Floyd’s killing sparked widespread protests in the streets and calls for racial justice in Fortune 500 boardrooms. But while corporate America’s official responses often felt like crisis PR disguised as philanthropy, Netflix’s approach stood out.”
The movie theater was once a kind of lay church, with festivals like TIFF serving as annual religious holidays — until new houses of worship opened online.
Vomit culture keeps repeating on us because who doesn’t enjoy a good puke.
Pop culture loves to show teen boys jerking off, but girls never seemed to get the same attention. They are getting their happy ending now.
Laurie Penny on Queer Eye: “It’s not about queerness at all. It’s actually about the disaster of heterosexuality—and what, if anything, can be salvaged from its ruins.”
Anna Silman profiles actor and director Sarah Polley, on the occasion of the premiere of her Netflix miniseries, “Alias Grace,” an adaptation of a 1996 novel by Margaret Atwood.
The writer, director, producer, and actor used her versatility to to take on the Hollywood system.