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“As harsh as it may sound, the government didn’t hire me for my moral views.” “We don't pick and choose groups of people based on race, color, religion. We just look for people who are removable.” “Sometimes the American dream becomes a nightmare.” These are just some of the quotes from Netflix’s new docuseries. Immigration Nation explores the ongoing immigration crisis in the United States and the widely contested work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents under the Trump Administration. The six-part highly-anticipated docuseries, directed by Christina Clusiau...
After a stressful year that is getting crazier and crazier by the day, it was a well-deserved breather to celebrate cultural accomplishments in television for a brief moment before we get back to preparing for the 2020 election. The Emmy nominations brought great accomplishments, like a record number of Black people being nominated, but also some problems, like the lack of Latinx nominations. But another important snub not to overlook is the exclusion of trans actors. Despite an incredible year for trans actors, especially trans actors...
The Ellen Show has been a staple of daytime television for years. But now there are allegations of sexual misconduct by the producers, according to a BuzzFeed News report. Several ex-employees have said that there was rampant sexual misconduct and harassment among the executive producers of the show. All of the ex-employees asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation. Dozens of former employees of the show said that executive producer Ed Glavin “had a reputation for being handsy with women” and also made several...
We’ve come to the conclusion that even if there is some mass document in the Oval Office with every last detail of the President’s job description, Trump almost certainly has not read it. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted a statement that had Twitter-goers reeling. Please, read the following with your very best impersonation of Trump: “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most FRAUDULENT Election in history,” he wrote. “It will be a great embarrassment to...
After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 and amassing a worldwide following, sensational 27-year-old Israeli singer-songwriter Netta set to work transforming pop music as we know it. Her dance-worthy anthems, often layered with dizzying electronic vocal loops (which she creates live in performances), are brimming with positivity. And so was she when we caught up via Zoom to chat about everything from self-celebration to the power of gibberish.  What has life been like since Eurovision? I’m trying to hold on like when you’re on a rollercoaster—trying...