Katelyn Fournier

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When Do Multicultural Ads Become Offensive? Your Thoughts

Readers debate a recent Atlantic article on race and advertising in the 1970s. Tom Burrell, the legendary adman, responds to critics of his early work.<p>As part of <i>The Atlantic’s</i> “Selling the Seventies” series, my colleague Lenika Cruz recently explored the moment in the early 1970s when major …

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Once Upon a Time in the Slow West

In his debut film, the director John Maclean embraces tragicomedy to deliver a fresh take on an old genre.<p>John Maclean’s debut film <i>Slow West</i> is, of course, a Western—it’s in the title and in the plot, in which a young man and a grizzled bandit strike through America’s post-Civil War frontier in …

Native Americans

New York City in Slow Motion

In this piece filmed by Tim Sessler and Cameron Michael we see the diversity of New York City devoid of sound and color—even the rats move languidly. The short film was shot on one of the first prototypes of the <i>Freefly MIMIC</i>, a new tool to uniquely control Freefly's MoVI handheld camera stabilizer. …

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How to Film a Virus: The Evolving Depictions of HIV/AIDS from 'Kids' to 'Precious'

Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson stunned audiences in Larry Clark's slap-in-the-face 90s classic, <i>Kids</i>. A decade later, both actors would go on to star in far more milquetoast depictions of the HIV/AIDS crisis in America.<p><i>This article is part of a series of stories inspired by our latest</i> …

Sunday #FoodPorn: Picnics with Panache

Have you ever been struck by picnic-envy? You happily head to the park with a blanket and some takeout and end up with a spot next to some impossibly perfect person with the works: rattan basket, expensive champagne, gourmet eats, and cloth napkins. (And they probably remembered to pack the organic …

How Jurassic World Broke the 'Box Office Sound Barrier'

With a $500-million opening weekend, the Universal reboot shattered a global record.<p>What do you get when you cross early 90s nostalgia, a “super-dino more terrifying than any to walk the Earth before it,” and Millennial star power? The immediate answer seems to be about half-a-billion</i> …

THIS PROGRESSIVE 60S-ERA TV DOCUMENTARY ON HOMOSEXUALITY WAS LOST FOR YEARS. UNTIL NOW.

Buried deep within the archives of influential LGBTQ programming is a bold, barely-remembered local-access TV documentary entitled <i>The …

1985: The Last Great Year in Film for Kids and Young Adults

From The Goonies to Back to the Future to The Breakfast Club, directors like Steven Spielberg and John Hughes made innovative, intelligent pictures that respected their viewership.<p>Generations of Americans can still remember a time when parents and their kids could go to the multiplex and enjoy …

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When Words Sold Music

The strange, conversational language of early Rolling Stone ads<p>Earlier this year, the image of a mop-headed young man went up on a billboard off Sunset Boulevard. “You can’t miss Tobias Jesso Jr.,” the text said. “He’s six foot seven.” On similarly designed posters, in smaller type, were some …

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Why Does Game of Thrones Feature So Much Sexual Violence?

To some extent, the HBO show is adapting the themes of the novels, but it’s also deliberately added instances of rape and torture on a number of occasions.<p>It’s a question that’s been asked of <i>Game of Thrones</i> as long as the HBO series has been on the air: Why so much sex and violence?<p>The question has …

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‘They're Grreeaat!’: The Enduring Charm of Advertising Characters

Tony the Tiger, the Jolly Green Giant, and Mr. Clean give a likable human face to their products.<p>We’re all susceptible to their lure. They infiltrate our subconsciousness, colonize our homes, and supply us with everything from food to footwear, and in return we become loyal devotees. Such is the …

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'Dope' Tricks Moviegoers into Seeing Young Black Men as More Than Stereotypes

Despite some flaws, the film does a great job defying the prejudice that plagues black youth.<p>How do young black men see themselves in America today? This is the formidable question buried under the high-top fades and Cross-Colour jeans of Rick Famiyuwa's natty new film <i>Dope</i>. It's the story of …

The 40-Year Legacy of Jaws

Steven Spielberg’s film set the template for the heavily promoted, wide-released summer hit. But decades later, it stands out for its relatively small scale and everyman heroes.<p>If <i>Jaws</i> were released today, rather than 40 years ago, it’d be greeted as a mid-budget creature feature, a small-town drama …

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The Weird — Weirder? — Thing About The Ferrell-Wiig Lifetime Movie

Back on April 1 of this year, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> broke the news that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig had secretly filmed a Lifetime movie called <i>A Deadly Adoption</i>. This was kind of confusing, because ... it was April 1, after all. Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are movie stars. Why would they have …

The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Start-up Costs: ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Halt and Catch Fire,’ and How Microserfdom Ate the World

Douglas Coupland’s novel <i>Microserfs</i> is about the spiritual yearnings and time-frittering activities of youngish coders immersed in the drudgery of the …

Film from the Ashes

A beautiful but deadly art is reborn at the Nitrate Picture Show<p><b>The lights were low,</b> and the house was slowly filling. Ben Tucker set down an armful of film reels in the projection booth and checked the Dryden Theatre’s vintage machinery for dust and positioning one last time. As assistant …

This is the part where I defend Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

This is an article about perspective, written by somebody who currently doesn’t have any. It’s an article about death, written by somebody who can …

Medicine

Game of Thrones has been criticized for its portrayal of sexual violence in the past. This year, they got it right.

Much of Sunday night's season finale of <i>Game of Thrones</i> was hard to watch, but amid all the violence and despair, perhaps the most troubling image was …

14 One-Step Tips To Make Your Brunch Anything But Basic

Hush basic-shamers with these one-step tips to make your brunch the reason the sun comes up on Sunday. And top off your brunch (and your mimosas) with 100% Florida Orange Juice.<p><i>All images © Sarah Stone / BuzzFeed.</i>

Review: The Wolfpack Tells the Story of Brilliance in Survival

In theaters now is The Wolfpack, an extraordinary new documentary by Crystal Moselle. Winner of the 2015 Grand Jury Documentary prize at Sundance …

The Human Drama Of Hacking Fuels TV Thriller 'Mr. Robot'

Cyborgs and androids are nowhere to be seen in the new USA show <i>Mr. Robot.</i> Instead, the drama is centered on a very human interior — the mind of Elliot, the unlikely hacker hero. From his first words — "Hello, friend" — his voice-over keeps audiences squarely inside his world.<p>"Elliot is sort of an …

Hail to the Glorious Return of Sad-Sack Louie

With his FX show in its fifth season, the comedian continues to raise the bar for television comedy with an ever-more refined blend of absurd, tragic, and funny.<p>Is <i>Louie</i> a comedy? The Emmy-nominated series on FX has consistently been one of the best on television since it debuted in 2010, and the …

Seinfeld vs. Friends: Breaking Down the Economics of Two Beloved ’90s Sitcoms

Get out! <i>Seinfeld</i> will soon be available for streaming on Hulu. On Wednesday, it was announced that the streaming service acquired the rights to all of the show’s 180 episodes. Hulu did not disclose the full financial terms of the deal, but the value is being estimated at $875,000 an episode—$160 …

Mad Men Recap: ‘Women Love It Here’

The “previously on” montage that ran before “Lost Horizon” featured Roger Sterling saying, “If you had to choose a place to die, it would be in the …

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