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Warning: This story contains description of sexual assault and harassment. Sex Education: It’s the Netflix Original that completely reimagined teen television as we know it. It's kind of like if every John Hughes movie, Charlie Bartlett and Skins had a baby, but written by a woman and with themes that are actually important to the 21st century. Not to mention, it’s the very definition of binge-worthy, feel-good television. Why, those who haven’t had the privilege of watching this masterpiece might ask? Well, because it’s the first...
  via GIPHY Seat belts everyone! Many memes are dedicated to the ecstacy we felt in school when our teacher wheeled in this: Courtesy of Michael Coghlan via Flickr Ohh that was exciting. It offered us students a change of pace from the usual routine and it gave our teacher a much-needed break. A win-win. We didn’t care what the subject matter was, just as long as it came in the form of a VHS. That is until, one of those tapes happened to be The Magic School Bus....
On January 7, Michelle Obama announced that she’s launching an Instagram IGTV reality series called A Year of Firsts that’s set to debut later this month. The series will follow four first-generation college students, Robert, Linette, Regan, and Haseeb, who hail from Washington, D.C., California, Alabama, and North Dakota. These college students are navigating their freshman year, and with Obama’s support through her organization Reach Higher, they will share their stories in the series.              View this post on Instagram                   The first year of college is exciting, but...
  On Monday, the legendary Alicia Keys took over The Late Late Show as a guest host filling in for James Corden, and did so with the help of some powerhouse women by her side. The Grammy award winner opened the episode with a monologue dedicated to the ladies. Keys declared the show as the first all-women episode of the late night talk show, with all-women guests, and an all-women audience to back them up. Rather than open with a depressing rundown of all the current events...
  If you haven't watched She-Ra and the Princesses of Power yet, you truly are missing out. The ’80s cartoon reboot may seem like a fun, rainbow pastel adventure, but do not be deceived – She-Rais a space epic. And season four came in, kicked down the door, and showed us how epic this show could be.  If season three was about the hero’s journey, then season four is about growth, power, and destiny. It poses the question: at what cost would you embrace your future/destiny? While the titular character...
Two weeks ago, Saturday Night Live’s host was Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who gave a monologue that was an amazing one: because it put women, and our experiences and desires, front and center. Waller-Bridge is an English writer, comedian, and actress. And now, Waller–Bridge is also an Emmy Award winner, having won 3 out of 4 Emmy Awards she was nominated for this past September for both writing and starring in Fleabag. Waller-Bridge expressed in her opening monologue a righteous feminist attitude towards her Emmy wins that captured the importance...
Last week, Ellen DeGeneres was shown at a Cowboys football game laughing with former President George W. Bush and to her surprise, got tons of criticism for it. Soon after, she brought up the video on her talk show and said that it was important to “be kind to one another”—as she says at the end of every show—and not only “the people that think the same way you do.” Since that show aired, DeGeneres has been receiving almost as much praise as criticism. Some...

Unbelievable spoilers ahead. Netflix recently released a mini-series, Unbelievable, based on The Marshall Project/ProPublica article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape.” The series tells the true story of Marie Adler who was raped and then, when she tried to report her case, was silenced by male policemen and shunned, only to be validated years later by two female detectives. Marie (Kaitlyn Dever) has spent her life in the foster care system and then living on her own. When we meet her, she was just assaulted by a man who,...
  Manny Jacinto arrives for his BUST photo shoot wearing a gray T-shirt and black slacks, not a track suit like his lovable goofball character, Jason Mendoza, sports on NBC’s The Good Place. We meet on a Saturday in the Hollywood photo studio because he’s busy during the week shooting the final season of the philosophical comedy (which premiered September 26). He describes wrapping the show as “bittersweet.” “Everything we do now is the last time,” says Jacinto. The camaraderie between the cast is well documented...
Because of Mariska Hargitay—and her intensely loyal fan base—Law & Order: SVU is now the longest-running drama in TV history. Here, the woman who brought Detective Olivia Benson to life opens up about God, her guy, and grappling with sexual violence both on-screen and off. Inside a vast warehouse space overlooking the Hudson River in lower Manhattan is a warren of rooms as familiar to millions of TV viewers as their own homes. Outside one is a sign reading “Stage B: Special Victims Unit Courtroom.” It’s...