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What the Meme-Filled Tiger King Buzz Misses: Abuse of People and Animals in the Exotic Pet Trade

While making jokes can be cathartic in such difficult times, and even heavy subject matter can be entertaining, the most important takeaways from Netflix’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness documentary seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle. While the filmmakers didn’t start out filming with the intent to mainly follow the feud between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic, the undeniable but disturbing appeal of many of the powerful people in the narrative seemed to take over from the issues at ha

Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL leans into its camp for a truly fun ride

For hardcore fans, getting to see their beloved stories told in a variety of mediums is always exciting. While many fantasy books are adapted into movies, there aren’t that many that are also turned into Broadway productions. While Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was an original screenplay meant to be adapted for live performances, Rick Riordan‘s Percy Jackson and the Olympians ‘verse was never really intended for the stage — until The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. In 2014, Thea

Old Guard's Queer Rep Should Be Wakeup Call for Big Studios

While major movie studios might make lots of excuses for their lack of LGBTQIA+ representation, and it might seem like the norm, the mold is finally being broken in other places. With most theaters still closed and very few new films releasing in them, more people than ever are watching streaming content, and Netflix’s The Old Guard put Disney (including Marvel and Star Wars), Warner Bros., and others to shame by showing just how easy queer representation in genre films can be.

10 Things About Project Runway That Haven’t Aged Well

The reality show Project Runway is the longest-running and one of the most original fashion reality show competitions out there. It’s been quite popular over the years, and, while the show might have changed a lot with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn leaving the show, there have been many iconic moments over the years. RELATED: The 10 Longest-Running Reality Series On Television (& How Long They Lasted) For people who love fashion and design, seeing how the styles have evolved with time and watching p

Why Did Avengers: Endgame Get a Pass for the Same Problems Rise of Skywalker Had?

While both Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker were released in 2019, they are both still present topics of conversation in online and fandom spaces. As both of these films and their respective franchises were hugely successful at the box office and have millions of fans, their dramatic climaxes brought up a lot of intense emotions, as well as some controversies.

10 Must-Do Fall Activities If You're Visiting New York City

New York City is a place that many associate with idyllic wintertime activities thanks to a variety of Christmas films being set in the city. While there are definitely a lot of iconic activities to do in New York City in the winter, there are also some memorable fall things to do. Autumn is one of the best times to visit NYC because the weather goes from being hot and humid to quite nice. It’s a beautiful time of year, and you can enjoy the many things in the city that involve walking without b

Breasts, Chests & Fan Art: How fan art displays at big cons are shifting, and what it says about fandom

Big conventions like New York Comic Con offer such a wide range of activities and options that there is something for most fans to love. One big draw that seems to become more and more popular each year is Artist Alley. At a convention like NYCC, there are dozens of artists to choose from, including popular names in comics as well as relatively new fan artists who have a large following online.

Queer Coding Bucky Barnes: Why the MCU Should Put Up

It’s no secret to fans of the MCU, especially those involved in fandom, that Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes is one of the most popular fan ships of recent years. In fact, a recent survey about shipping with over 17,000 participants has “Stucky” listed as the most popular current ship of any fandom. Of course, shipping is a separate entity outside of canon, and whether or not there is textual evidence in canon for a fan pairing is somewhat irrelevant to popularity.

10 Tourist Traps To Avoid In New York City

If you’ve never been to New York City before, you’re probably excited about planning your trip and hitting up all the iconic spots. There is so much to do in NYC that it can be hard to know where to start. No matter what kind of thing you're into whether it’s nightlife, food, museums, or parks, this city has you covered. However, there are a lot of touristy spots that aren’t really worth visiting. Some of the most talked about areas for tourists are actually pretty overrated.

7 Poetry Prompts to Help You Out of a Writing Slump

We all have those days, or maybe if we are being honest weeks or even months, where we just can’t seem to find inspiration to write. While it can be easy to get into a writing slump, it is a lot harder to pull yourself out of one. Waiting for the muse to strike can be infuriating and disappointing, so sometimes we all have to seek out a little push in the right direction to get those creative juices flowing.

Interview Exclusive: From Dancing Queen to Camp TAZO: Alyssa Edwards is living, and she’ll show you how too

Alyssa Edwards has had a lot of recent success with season 1 of her show Dancing Queen premiering on Netflix earlier this month. The show follows Alyssa’s dance studio Beyond Belief as the kids she teaches compete across the country. The series also focuses on aspects of her personal life and shows the drama and struggles that come along with being a drag queen and successful choreographer and dance teacher.

10 Rom-Coms That Are Actually Toxic

Rom-coms are a genre that many people love and many people love to hate or hate to love. While hating romantic comedies as a genre can be rooted in sexism, there are definitely some problems with the tropes in these films. While it’s alright to like problematic things, as we all do, there are definitely a lot of popular romantic comedy films that were pretty toxic when it comes down to it. Many of these films sent disturbing messages about gender roles, sexual assault, and other issues.
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