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May 26, 2020

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Raven-Symoné starred in the hit 2000s Disney Channel original comedy series, That’s So Raven.

Raven proves why we shouldn’t meet our heroes

The air smelled of urine and Chinese takeout. I patiently waited outside of the Broadway Theatre with my father. The girl in front of us was complaining to her mother about how cold she was, her puny, insignificant brain not realizing the unbelievable situation she was about to stumble into.

Terms and Conditions is the latest book by cartoonist R. Sikoryak.

New Yorker cartoonist pens new comic book

It’s become a well-accepted part of our culture that nobody reads the terms and conditions contract to which we all consent when using Apple products. After all, why would you? It’s long and boring, and it’s so much easier to click agree and be done with it. Yet I can now say that I’ve not only read it but was also compelled and entertained by it. That’s thanks to Terms and Conditions, a graphic novel adaptation by cartoonist R. Sikoryak.

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Ghostface Killah, a key member of ‘90s rap collective Wu-Tang Clan, recently released Sour Soul.

A history of Wu-Tang Clan’s kung fu samples

Do you like the Wu-Tang Clan? Of course you do; It is impossible not to. Assuming that whoever might read this is indeed an avid fan of the RZA, the GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, the Masta Killa and all their assorted affiliates, I bring good tidings.

Nicole Kidman plays Celeste Wright in HBO’s drama Big Little Lies.

HBO makes another hit with Big Little Lies

It isn’t often that adaptations of “chick-lit” are viewed as meriting the kind of immense resources, star-power and attention that has been given to HBO’s latest mini-series, Big Little Lies (adapted from the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name).

Gotham plays with Batman origin story

A prequel to the traditional Batman saga, Gotham is one the most unique and compelling superhero shows on television. Currently in its third season on Fox, the show opens with the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, witnessed by their 12-year-old son Bruce (David Mazouz), who will grow to become Batman, and 14-year-old street kid Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), who will grow to become Catwoman.

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 Dirty Projectors is the latest release by NYC’s Dirty Projectors.

Dirty Projectors experiments with new album

Dirty Projectors are an indie rock band headed by singer-songwriter David Longstreth. In the group’s latest, self-titled project, Longstreth explores his recent heartbreak with former bandmate Amber Coffman. Longstreth takes the listener on a textured, winding, emotional journey across the reaction to heartbreak and the acceptance of love lost.

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Director Jordan Peele and partner in comedy Keegan-Michael Key pose with an award for their TV show.

Get Out uses race to make great horror film

The opening scene of Get Out is maybe its most poignant. LaKeith Stanfield (known for his breakout roles in Atlanta and Short Term 12) walks down the street and faces a typical horror movie scenario. For years the thought of “black horror movie” is synonymous with the Wayans brothers Scary Movie series and Stanfield emulates that series’ “black guy in a horror situation” commentary that made that series so famous.

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Hundreds of thousands gathered for the Women’s March on Jan. 21.

The Women’s March’s problematic vagina rhetoric

There is no doubt that the Women’s March was an incredible moment that has already been immortalized as the largest single-day protest in United States history. It was incredibly empowering to see such a diverse range of people come together to make their voices heard.

One Day at a Time is a strong Netflix original

With everything that is coming to Netflix this season, it is easy to get lost among all the new films and TV series that seem to appear each day. For a regular viewer, it can be hard to decide what to watch (or binge watch) among the many highly-publicized and critically-acclaimed TV series that Netflix has to offer.

Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj performs live for fans in Toronto.

Nicki Minaj clashes with artist Remy Ma

As a vegetarian, beef is something I try to consume as little of as possible. And yet, when the Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj, finds her title contested, beef can be difficult to avoid.

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Late night television personality Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars.

2017 Oscars has its fill of gaffes and errors

How to possibly recap what will likely go down in history as one of the weirdest Oscar ceremonies of all time? From the Best Picture mix-up when La La Land was accidentally read instead of the actual winner, Moonlight, to Jimmy Kimmel pranking a bunch of everyday people on a Hollywood tour (or were they actors?), to candy falling from the sky, to a producer who’s still alive being featured in the In Memoriam segment, it was a wildly entertaining if dysfunctional evening. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s take a few steps back and start with the red carpet.

Poet Tyler Knott Gregson is releasing his latest collection of poems, Wildly Into the Dark, on March 28.

Poet Tyler Gregson discusses Typewriter Series

Poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson is best known for his Typewriter Series, which began in 2012 when he stumbled upon an old typewriter at an antique shop and was inspired to type out a poem with it. Since then, Gregson has posted one typewritten poem each day, with the recent addition of one haiku on love per day, gradually gaining a significant social media following in the process.

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