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  Anti-establishment figureheads Chelsea Manning and Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova came together recently for a Talkhouse Podcast conversation to share their stories of prison culture, censorship, living in a data-driven society, and ultimately, the power of people to change the world. Chelsea Manning was arrested in 2010 for leaking war logs, videos, and diplomatic cables to Wikileaks that exposed the United States involvement in previously unknown practices and behaviors relating to war and to torture. Nadya Tolokonnikova was arrested, along with other members of Pussy Riot, in Moscow...
“Our failures will help us grow. They forge us. Test us. Make us stronger.” This quote from Ethan Young’s comic The Battles Of Bridget Lee: Invasion Of Farfall is a good glimpse into what this comic is about. Set in a dystopian future where there is an intergalactic war happening, Bridget Lee, the comic's protagonist and namesake, must cope with being a doctor, a war veteran, and the protector of her community. It is the type of role we rarely ever see women portray in any medium of...
The untamed yard of my childhood home was the stuff of fiction about a deserted Earth: overgrown grass high enough to tickle the knee, ivy wrapping around the deserted metal of monkey bars, the lone yellow swing hanging from the branch of a decrepit maple hollowed out by raccoons. The shed roof groaned under the weight of dirt and moss and the noxious pink flowers of Herb Robert. “There’s a whole ecosystem up there,” my dad often said.To our left was the pretty, manicured lawn of our neighbors. Every...
Roman Polanski Is A Literal Ball Of Slime The Chicago Tribune reports that Roman Polanski—who pled guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and fled the country to avoid sentencing—claimed that #MeToo is not a movement but a fit of “collective hysteria,” because he can’t think of anything better to do than pathologize women. He also said that “Everyone is trying to sign up, chiefly out of fear.” Fear of what? Being assaulted in the workplace? Oh, wait... Black Mama’s Bail Out Frees 100...
Jordan Peele has announced on Twitter that his next film, titled Us, will be released March 15, 2019. After the success of Get Out—which is on its way to grossing $255 million worldwide, was nominated for best picture at the Oscars, and Peele won best original screenplay—everyone is excited! This will be the second film in his social horror movie series. “The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working...