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The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

The 20 Best TV Shows Of 2016: From O.J. Simpson To ‘Bojack Horseman’ And Beyond

Choosing 10 shows to sum up the best of the year in television has always felt arbitrary, and more reflective of our comfort with round numbers than with the number of shows truly worthy of celebration each time out. I’ve had years on the job where my best-of list could have stopped at 7 or 8 …

Five ways Netflix’s ‘Lemony Snicket’ looks to have improved on the 2004 film

A new trailer for Netflix’s <i>A Series of Unfortunate Events</i> hit the web late last week (December 6), and it’s looking good. The miserable series of …

How to Be a Film Buff - Your Guide to Becoming a Movie Nerd

How to Be a Film Buff - Your Guide to Becoming a Movie Nerd<p>Updated on August 2, 2016<p>Embrace Your Inner Cinephilia With Just A Few Helpful Steps...<p>If …

Marlon Brando

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 46 – The Waste Land by TS Eliot (1922)

TS Eliot’s long poem, written in extremis, came to embody the spirit of the years following the first world war<p>The Great War was a mass slaughter. It also became the catalyst for a social and cultural earthquake. But not until a young American poet began, in 1919, to address the desolate aftermath …

Literature

Daily Mail's treatment of Sam Armytage is not just creepy, it's harassment

But why do they get away with it? Why are women like Armytage not protected from this kind of brazen, solicited, <i>professional</i> stalking? If this were a …

25 Of The Best Fiction Books of 2016

We've almost made it to the finish line of 2016, a year that has truly seemed stranger than fiction. So maybe it's fitting that amid all the IRL …

We can fight hate and racism by telling the stories of migrants

This was the year when racism seemed to suddenly grow into a powerful political project, in Europe and America. When Donald Trump was elected he was cheered on by the KKK and neo-Nazis.<p>Sadly, some conservative Australian politicians act as the shock troops for race hate. Rather than building …

Bernie Sanders

Gifts for the Geek | Day 11: The Big Book of Science Fiction

Fantastic science fiction has existed for decades and decades.<p>Thankfully, you don’t have to go hunting for some of it in various books, magazines, …

Science Fiction

Netflix VR vs. Hulu VR: Streaming Services Compared

Netflix launched Monday its dedicated virtual reality (VR) app for the Google Daydream View headset. The app will allow Daydream View owners to watch …

Domestic abuse shows the continued need for real feminism – not the anti-capitalist kind

In 1970, the new Women’s Liberation Movement activists were fired up by a litany of grievances.<p>While women had long had the vote, and by the late 1960s access to abortion, contraception and no-fault divorce as well, things were far from peachy.<p>There was extreme workplace discrimination and unequal …

Feminism

I Read 52 Books This Year. Here's What I Learned.

I am truly terrible at keeping New Year’s resolutions. My New Year’s quests to diet and exercise usually crash and burn in about a month. Last year’s pledge to limit my sugar intake lasted only three days. So this year, I resolved to take a different tack with my New Year’s resolution: Rather than …

Books

Donald Trump's Science Fiction

President-elect Donald Trump has been twisting the facts in ways beyond what even George Orwell envisioned in his dystopian novel <i>1984</i>. When PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning truth squad sponsored by the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>, analyzed more than 300 assertions by Trump since he announced his …

Donald Trump

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

Golden Globe nominations 2017: La La Land dominates, Dev Patel and Lena Headey lead Brit nominees

The nominees for the 74th Golden Globe Awards have been announced. Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick were on hand to confirm the film and television names that will battle it out for awards this January.<p>Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's musical romance La La Land was the major victor, netting …

Entertainment

Madonna delivers powerful speech on sexism, misogyny and ageism at Billboard Women in Music event

While being honored as this year’s Woman of the Year at Billboard’s event for women in music,<p>Madonnagave a powerful speech about her experience in the music industry. She unflinchingly recounted moments where people’s perceptions of her age, gender or creative expression of her sexuality had the …

The Daily Mail's pathetic pants-shaming stunt on Sam Armytage demeans us all

I know plenty of feminists whose guilty pleasure is reading the Daily Mail.<p>Walk up behind them in their lunch break and say “boo!” and they’ll be frantically trying to minimise their browser, hiding the sidebar of shame. Yes, they were reading about Karl Stefanovic looking downcast while stepping …

Feminism

The biggest surprise Golden Globe nominee is on Netflix, and you need to see it

Unless you're really steeped in the world of independent film, you likely missed this one when it was in theaters in April. But the word of mouth around it will certainly kick up, thanks to the nomination.<p>This isn't Carney's first time delivering a cult hit. He directed the 2007 movie "Once," which …

Golden Globes

Conway says she declined White House press secretary post

Kellyanne Conway said she “politely declined” an offer to be White House press secretary for Donald Trump, telling conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that communications, particularly with a “hostile” press will be paramount in Trump’s White House.<p>“As you imagine in President Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Conway: Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem 'big priority' for Trump

Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will be a major focus for Donald Trump, senior aide Kellyanne Conway said on Monday.<p>"That is very big priority for this president-elect, Donald Trump," Conway told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on his Monday morning show. "He made it very clear …

Donald Trump

The 13 biggest snubs of the 2017 Golden Globe nominations

Naturally, each year there are a ton of deserving actors, writers, producers, and shows that end up without a nomination.<p>But the snubs for our favorites don't get any easier to digest each year, as evidenced by the 2017 Golden Globes nominations announced on Monday. The Globes are seen in many …

TV

Trump on dismantling Obama's legacy: 'No, no, no'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump says he isn't set on dismantling President Barack Obama's legacy -- but wants to streamline federal agencies' interactions with businesses.<p>Asked on "Fox News Sunday" by host Chris Wallace if he is going to "take a wrecking ball to the Obama legacy," …

Donald Trump

Contrary To Trump's Tweet, Russian Hacking Came Up Before Election (A Lot)

On July 27, Donald Trump created one of the most surreal moments of the presidential campaign, when he encouraged Russians to hack his opponent's email.<p>"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you'll be able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said, speaking about Hillary Clinton's …

Donald Trump

Listen Closely: Donald Trump Proposes Big Mideast Strategy Shift

He signals a break from Obama and Bush: ‘We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments’<p>If you happened to be listening carefully, Donald Trump told us something important a few days ago about the profoundly different approach he intends to take toward the Middle East and the …

Middle East

How a Trump administration threatens women’s health

Organizations dedicated to women’s health and reproductive rights say they are ready to fight President-elect Donald Trump in order to preserve and protect women’s rights. Trump poses several dangers to women’s health, advocates say: the promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the appointment …

Health Care

Mitch McConnell just backed a bipartisan investigation into whether Russia helped Trump win

The Republican caucus is fracturing over how to respond to reports that the CIA believes the Russian government intervened in the American election to help Donald Trump — though an important Republican is now on board with looking into the matter.<p>Since the Washington Post’s bombshell story this …

Donald Trump
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