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  Derry Girls, Lisa McGee’s award-winning TV show about four teenage girls living in Derry (“or Londonderry, depending on your persuasion”) is back! Just like sophomore albums in music, second seasons of TV shows usually are not as good as season one – but not this time. The girls are better, bolder, and hopefully coming back for season three. The dramatic narrator Erin, her quirky cousin Orla, her high-strung best friend Clare, up-to-no-good Michelle, and James, the eternal butt of his friends’ jokes, still balance the...

  It's a wonderful week for music, books, TV... I could go on. From the return of Netflix's GLOW to the premiere of Tiffany Haddish's comedy series, here's what to consider adding to your rotation this week. MOVIES/TV GLOW The Emmy-nominated series about a 1980s syndicated women’s wrestling circuit is coming back for a third season set in Las Vegas! New episodes August 9 on Netflix. Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready  Netflix’s latest stand-up series will feature an array of comedians hand-selected by Tiffany Haddish. Streaming Tuesday, August 13. One Child Nation Nanfu Wang’s documentary...
In order to be a good detective, one must ask questions, be curious, and have a dogged determination to find answers. For the past 90 years, Nancy Drew has essentially been using the scientific method in order to discover the mysteries in her town and now, for the first time ever, she will be brought to the silver screen.  Audiences were thrilled to see this new adaptation during an exclusive preview at this year’s San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). After the screening, showrunners Noga Landau, Melinda...
Monica Lewinsky is having a week, to say the least. Besides driving the internet crazy with the best tweet of the entire Trump Administration, Lewinsky is making big news with her newly found role as a producer. And after 20 goddamn years of other people telling her story, Lewinsky is taking back control of what’s rightfully hers. Set to premiere September 2020, the third installment of the FX series American Crime Story will focus on the 1998 and 1999 impeachment trials (and hopefully give this history...
  ABC just announced that they have cast Auli’i Cravalho, the breakout Moana star, as Princess Ariel in a new live production of The Little Mermaid. Cravalho’s voice acting and singing stole the spotlight in the 2016 instant classic—now she’ll showcase her talents on stage. At 18, Cravalho has already established herself as a versatile actor. In the live concert TV special, she’ll appear alongside co-stars Queen Latifah, who will play everyone’s favorite villain Ursula, and Shaggy as Ariel’s snarky sidekick Sebastian. The Wonderful World of Disney...
  The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with MeBy Keah Brown(Atria Books) In her candid memoir, author Keah Brown comes across like an affable seatmate on a long flight. Her writing is comfortable, conversational, and woven with ribbons of hard-earned self-awareness. Brown is young, Black, and disabled, and she writes a great deal about the work she’s done to love herself in a world that tries to tell her, for instance, that essential oils will help cure her...
  Tiny But Mighty HANNAH SHAW, AKA Kitten Lady, was 20 when she rescued a kitten from a tree, nursed it back to health, and found her calling: fostering neonatal cats. Because kittens who are younger than eight weeks require round-the-clock care (like being fed via syringe every two hours), most shelters aren’t equipped to handle them. As a result, hundreds of thousands of kittens are euthanized every year before they can be adopted. But Shaw is hoping to create more second chances for these little ones...
When I meet up with Barbie Ferreira in Brooklyn, she’s right at the end of a busy New York press trip. “It’s a whole new life for me,” she says. But it’s one she loves. Ferreira stars on Euphoria, HBO’s latest and grittiest hit show about an ensemble of teenagers navigating relationships, addiction, the Internet, and self-image. The show’s first season has brought us unmatched eye makeup looks, a terrifying glimpse into what Gen-Z teens are really up to, and an animated sex scene between two former members...
The Nightingale  Written and directed by Jennifer Kent  Out August 2      Jennifer Kent’s directorial debut, The Babadook, won countless accolades in 2014, and in her long-awaited follow-up, Kent’s protagonists face an even more terrifying monster. Set in 1825, The Nightingale opens on Clare (Aisling Franciosi), an Irish prisoner serving time in Tasmania. When her husband attempts to free her from her abusive captor, Clare is graphically gang-raped by British soldiers in front of him and her child, both of whom are brutally murdered immediately...
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Out June 21  This documentary delivers an intimate look at the life of renowned writer Toni Morrison. It also sheds light on Chloe Wofford—the woman she was before taking on her pen name—definitively separating the artist from the woman, the mother, the editor, and the teacher. Accompanied by luminaries including Angela Davis, Sonia Sanchez, and Oprah Winfrey, Morrison recounts her experiences navigating the predominately white literary establishment and ultimately expanding it. Refusing to shrink, she challenged both writers and...