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The Radical Importance Of Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’

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… you were coming. Half a decade after the debut of Scandal, Issa is vital to the ongoing progression of black and brown stories on television. Sheisnta boss, like Mary Jane Pail or Olivia Pope, her messy Drama is more petty than epic, and thus relatable as hell to a whole generation of 20-something black women who have been craving for a show that speaks to them on a deeper, more visceral level. Read more: …

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Janeane Garofalo is a tiny thing, but the air around her crackles

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… I havent dedicated much brain space to her. Last week, I went to see her in theBroadway revival of Scott McPhersons family Drama-comedy Romy And Micheles High School Reunion immediately.) I thought about all Garofalos combined experience on screen and stage, and smiled at how lucky I am to have seen her in the flesh. It was a smug smile, yes. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/15/janeane-garofalo-film-theatre-marvins-room-bim-adewunmi …

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Spider-Man: Homecoming at last a superhero film for millennials

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With an authentically awkward star turn from Tom Holland, the latest outing for Marvels web-slinger is perfectly tuned for a teenage audience Comic books arent for children any more, and neither are comic-book films. Yes, you can take the kids to newspaper thinkpieces. This is a big part of the reason why the Avengers, as uncool grownups who just dont get what the kids are up to. Chris Evans Captain America makes an appearance, hilariously memefied into a public service announcement in which he …

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Sophie Calle: What attracts me is absence, missing, death | Eva Wiseman

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… published a nude photo of Calle she, typically, was delighted. Her art is accessible because of its deadpan romance and Drama, the voyeuristic thrill of it like a trawl through a private inbox. Her confessional pieces (including the book Deutsche Brse photography prize, and the serenity of the photographers gallery in summertime was broken only by small snorts of laughter. Calle designed her home in 1979, and she filled it with animals. A giraffes head is mounted behind the fireplace, and it is …

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Jon Hamm: Therapy is like going to the dentist

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… died of cancer and by 20, hed lost his father and grandmother, too, who had played a significant role in raising him. Thats whats bittersweet about my success, he says. My parents never got to see it. For two years, he lived in his college roommates parents house, in the basement, eventually finding a job as a high-school Drama teacher. Then after a year of that, he decided to give Hollywood a try, moving in with an aunt in Silverlake. If it didnt work out in five years, he told himself, he …

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Scarlett Johansson, charismatic queen of science fiction

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… and this is what drew in Johansson. Shes living a unique experience as somebody who has an idea of who she thinks she was, and then who she is now, and the person that she feels she is, this sort of gnawing feeling she has in her ghost, the star has explained. Being able to play those three sides: the ego, the superego and the id … That was pretty enticing. Whether Johansson has permanently left behind her cinematic reputation as a costume Drama actress in favour of robotic antics and …

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‘Gandhi lookalike: Kal Penn posts scripts highlighting Hollywood racial stereotyping

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… character fails to receive a callback for an audition because he is unwilling to use an accent. he told Vulture. Penn is currently appearing in the TV Drama in Barack Obamas administration. In January, Penn more than $800,000 (635,000) for the humanitarian charity International Rescue Committee. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/15/gandhi-lookalike-kal-penn-posts-scripts-highlighting-hollywood-racial-stereotyping …

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: surviving instant fame and finding a lasting bond

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… of stardom were incompatible with motherhood was a favourite trope of celebrity gossip columns. Fisher and Reynolds in 1972. Photograph: Rex Nowadays some of us might feel guilty for staring, rather as if we are passengers on one of those homes of the stars bus tours, but it is hard to pass by the Reynolds/Fisher epic without gawping a little. There is so much to see. First, there is the all-American Drama of a high school beauty pageant winner who is plucked from nowhere for …

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Liar, liar: in a post-truth world, writers reveal their biggest fib

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… to play roles such as foreign woman standing at the back of a party. I played her quite a lot. Many backpackers tried it for a couple of weeks and then moved on, but I had a childhood background in Drama and was keen, so the offers improved. They peaked when I got invited to Hot War. By this point, I really felt I was made of magic: I was just some girl from Yorkshire who couldnt even handle uni how on earth had any of this happened? So when I got there and filled in the form, which asked if I …

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The 50 best podcasts of 2016

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… the year: Billy Crystal, who drops the schmaltz and fires out one world-class anecdote after another. SH Fiction Homecoming One of the most high-profile launches of the year. The big-name stars David Schwimmer, Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac ensure there is no cringey radio-Drama acting. Heidi (Keener) is a caseworker in a government facility helping soldiers with PTSD back into the community. Episode of the year: The first episode is a scene-setter, and features Schwimmer having a most …

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