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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...
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...
The Umbrella Academy is a wild ride in a fantastic world with well-drawn characters who viewers start rooting for early on. But more than that, even with superpowers, time travel, and a talking monkey in a three-piece suit, this Netflix TV series is one of mass market pop culture’s few realistic looks into what it means when adoption is not a fairy tale ending. Movies centering around the topic of adoption tend to focus on the parents (to be), and most often end with the adoption being legally...
Chambers, Netflix’s newest teen sci-fi horror series, has been getting mixed reviews, and I really can’t understand why. As I see all the white males reviewing this 10-part series, I can’t help but question their judgment. Let me rewind and tell you what the series is about. Sasha Yazzie (Sivan Alyra Rose) is a high school student living in Arizona with her uncle going through life as a typical teenager: trying to navigate losing her v-card, goofing off with her best friend, and trying to find...
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee struck a chord last night when comedian Naomi Ekperigin addressed that Democratic presidential candidates seriously need to engage with Black Twitter during the 2020 campaigns. Although Twitter can often be a cesspool of hate speech and Nazis, Black Twitter has emerged as a platform for activism and journalism. In a Salon article from 2013, writer and activist Feminista Jones, also featured in the segment, wrote: "People continue to use Twitter to vent their frustrations, and those who are savvy are using...
  Unfortunately, E! has canceled Busy Philipps’ late night show Busy Tonight, with its last episode airing May 16th. Busy revealed the news on her Twitter this Monday, saying: Hey guys. Just wanted to let you know my show BusyTonight won't be continuing on the E network after May 16. I'm beyond proud of what we've built in such a short period of time and I'm hopeful we can find the right place for the show to live on. Goodnight you guys. I love you.✨ — Busy Philipps...
Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones received mixed reactions. Some moments were amazing. Some were downright horrible to watch. Here at BUST, we’ve broken down the episode into our top seven moments, the good and the bad. 7. Depression BonfireLast week’s episode ("The Battle of Winterfell") was pretty devastating. Many of our favorite characters died. In a final goodbye, we watched (and cried) with the living on the show as some of our favorite characters burned on a multitude of funeral pyres. Watching Sansa and...
If you watched Saturday Night Live this weekend, you saw Kate McKinnon execute Elizabeth Warren’s frustration at not getting the recognition she deserves. In the “Weekend Update” segment, McKinnon points out (hilariously) that fellow male running mates have been getting more press for trivial things (i.e. joking that Beto O’Rourke did parkour in Starbucks and Pete Buttigieg is so well-rounded and intellectual he speaks Klingon), but this does raise an important question — why is Warren not getting press like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who have...

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