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Superhero stories have many common tropes: Intricate origin story, weaknesses, strengths, complex relationships and usually a key attribute that makes them identifiable. Minus the capes and the X-ray vision, this description sounds a little bit like you, doesn’t it? Emily V. Gordon thinks so too, which is why her book Super You is jam packed with comic book references that make so much sense, you hardly remember you’re reading a self-help book. Gordon, a therapist turned comedy writer, talks about her journey wearing  several different...
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If nothing else, the Internet loves adorable animals, awkward vintage photos (prime meme fodder) and a nice batch of reimagined Disney princess illustrations. And who wouldn’t? Millions of Americans grow up internalizing every facet of those animated movies – they’re iconic pieces of American culture, like cheeseburgers and Britney Spears’ discography. In other words: Disney movies are very much here to stay, and they belong to all of us.  Of course, in the original flicks, you won’t spot any same sex couples, much less a two-princess-pairing....
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Jake Hoffman’s feature film directorial debut, Asthma, deploys almost every romantic comedy trope there is, all the while throwing in heroin to give it some street cred. It longs to be edgy and ironic. It’s a romantic comedy wanting to be a Wes Anderson film. Krysten Ritter’s character, a tattoo artist named Ruby, was the ultimate manic pixie dream girl and just to show how quirky she is, she carries her tattoo supplies in a vintage suitcase. Because did we mention quirk? From the moment Gus (Benedict...
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I’ve never seen pumpkins as threatening, but maybe I’m wrong to assume safety in commonplace front porch décor—you never know what’s lurking. The way this Thumbelina-sized fuzzball yips, you’d think he was seeing horrific visions in seasonal kitsch. These furry little jumps and helpless squeals in the face of a paranormal pumpkin melted my heart.  Poor little Bilbo, rightfully yipping away at a haunted pumpkin to no avail. I trust animal intuition: there must be a message from the occult embedded somewhere in this mini squash....
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The latest Congressional Giant Waste of Time, A.K.A. hearing on Benghazi, was a GIANT WASTE OF TIME. Republicans should shut the fuck up about Benghazi. It has been a sham to prevent Clinton from becoming president and executive ordering them all off the island and everybody knows it. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Here are five reasons they need to SHUT THE FUCK UP.   1. The amount of money and time wasted The Minority Site of the Select Committee on Benghazi estimates that $4,819,205 (as of 3:30 p.m....
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