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  The  U.S. government has somehow become the world’s worst reality show. And with a jillion democrats vying for the 2020 nomination, following it all can be dizzying. Helping us tackle this crazy topic on this episode of Poptarts, are comedian Lizzie Stewart and campaign staffer and political strategist Arden Walentowski. Together, Lizzie and Arden are the hosts of Let’s Get Civical, a funny and very feminist podcast that unpacks government structures in a way we can all understand and that makes us all more informed...
  Like any superhero, Wonder Woman has a pretty complicated origin story. Born out of both feminism and misogyny, Diana Prince was the creation of psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston. The good doctor had been bought in by the famed comics powerhouse DC to create a female superhero that would silence critics who called DC sexist and overly masculine. Wonder Woman first appeared in 1941 and her unique brand of red, white, and blue heroism seemed like just the superhero feminism DC needed. Original concept art for Wonder Woman Dr. Moulton Marston was...
Gwendoline Christie’s portrayal of Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones has become so indelible, it’s now difficult to imagine the towering British actor without full armor and a sword in her hand. Here, she opens up about getting in touch with her strength, embracing the magic of television, and the “phantasmagorical quality” of being an actor It’s a dark and stormy night, at least it is in London where Gwendoline Christie is at home, calling me in L.A. Whipping winds and rain create just the...
Game of Thrones is coming to an end, and with the close of the season, there are some mysteries that have long lived throughout the series—primarily the “Three-Eyed Raven.” Originally brought to Bran in a dream, the raven tells him about his heritage and leads him to safety.  GOT is a show that is heavily enriched in spiritual and magical themes—especially the symbolism of the raven—which is why it’s essential to explore the occult meaning behind the raven to understand the underlying plot of the show.  In...

We can’t wait for all the new music, TV, and more that’s coming our way this summer—and ladies we love like Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Lil’ Kim are starting the season early. Here are our top picks this week.   MOVIES/TV Fleabag  After a long wait (three years!), the second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedic drama is finally here! Catch the award-winning show’s newest installment on Prime Video May 17. Ask For Jane Based on the true story of the Jane Collective, an underground organization that helped thousands of women get...
  LAURA STEVENSON The Big Freeze(Don Giovanni)     Dark, cold, and empty is the direction Laura Stevenson takes on The Big Freeze, a reference to Earth’s worst case scenario. Still, there’s something inviting about her dystopian pop focused on compulsive skin picking (“Dermatillomania”) and doomed long-distance love (the soaring “Living Room, NY”). Recorded in the dead of winter in her childhood home, Stevenson’s fifth record pulls no punches, admitting on “Lay Back, Arms Out” there’s a “sweetness to that” kind of unflinching honesty regarding loneliness and distance. “I...
  GRIM STREAKERNo Vision(Local Fun Boy Records)     Thank Brooklyn’s Grim Streaker for keeping the glorious thing we call punk alive and lacerating. Fronted by brawler Amelia Bushell, whose vocals call to mind legendary female killers from Karen O to Poly Styrene, No Vision kicks the door in on the first cut, “A.D.D,” waxing at once propulsive and melodic. “Snakes” creates fantastic drama and seduction, and the subtle yet affecting “Cat Call” shows off the band’s appreciation for driving beats laid down beside careening guitars and spasmodic vocals that keep the spirit...
  DIANE COFFEE  Internet Arms  (Polyvinyl)   Shaun Fleming, aka Diane Coffee, returns with his third full-length album, accenting his glam/prog rock with blue-eyed soul and electro-pop. Tracks like “Not Ready To Go,” “Like A Child Does,” and “Doubt” combine pristine pop with the sounds of early-’80s U.K. soul boy groups (like ABC, Haircut 100, and Spandau Ballet). And Fleming takes a dip back into the glitter pond on “Good Luck” and “Work It.” Internet Arms is chock full of authentic, well-crafted pop music just waiting to be adored....
  Mother’s Day may have passed, but we're still celebrating the moms we love from film! Let’s break down some of the best moms from film by zodiac sign to see which mommie dearest exemplifies the traits of each sign.   Aries Stella Payne from How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne is a single mother who takes a trip to Jamaica with her bestie, only to find love while on vacation. With her successful career on point and heart on fire, Stella resembles the “can do” Aries...
Hey! It’s a wonderful kind of day! Beloved PBS show Arthur, kicked off its 22nd season (yes the show is still on the air!) with a wedding! What starts as an average day for the kids in Mr. Ratburn’s third grade class ends in excitement and anticipation upon learning that their teacher is getting married! via GIPHY The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” opens with the teacher getting ready to hand out one of his notorious pop-quizzes when he is interrupted by a cell...