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Queer eyes are making straight guys look fly

Netflix original  challenges gender norms by Jeremy Holder and Matthew Kriese It’s difficult to find a show that forces intense self-reflection on its audience. Most shows on Netflix can promise to excite or fright, but few can cause tears to flow freely or laughs to

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Superhero fatigue is a false diagnosis

Long live the blue sky beam By the end of 2018, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have released its 20th film and 11th television series; DC Comics is trying to keep pace with its own arsonal of projects in pre-production. There are no brakes to

Analyzing Network and its resemblance to news today

HOW A 40-YEAR-OLD FILM PREDICTED THE FUTURE Network, a 1976 film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sydney Lumet, takes a satirical look at the news industry. The film stars Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, William Holden and, Robert DuVall. Over the two-hour run time,

Cosplayers challenge gender norm

COMIC CON HIGHLIGHTS THE FLUIDITY OF COSPLAY Deadpool is lying prone on stage. Even motionless, even feigning death, the 20-something X-Men surrounding him on the Cosplay Photo Gathering Stage can’t redirect the audience’s attention from the collapsed mercenary. His cosplay—a handsewn dress of black and