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One Good Thing: No TV show understands the horror of middle school better than PEN15

One Good Thing: No TV show understands the horror of middle school better than PEN15

One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. In its first season, the conceit of PEN15 seemed straightforward. The Hulu TV series is a woman-led, semi-autobiographical middle school comedy set right around the start of the new millennium; two adult…
One Good Thing: A Danish drama perfect for political devotees, now on Netflix

One Good Thing: A Danish drama perfect for political devotees, now on Netflix

One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. One of the most significant trends in global television in the 2010s was one that almost no Americans noticed: the rise of Danish dramas. For a time, some of the most acclaimed…
One Good Thing: I’m obsessed with the latest Phoebe Bridgers album

One Good Thing: I’m obsessed with the latest Phoebe Bridgers album

One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. There’s a set of lyrics in the middle of Phoebe Bridgers’s “Chinese Satellite” — the sixth track on her remarkable sophomore album Punisher — that breaks me wide open and makes me…
One Good Thing: After the NBA walkout, the movie of the week is Netflix’s High Flying Bird

One Good Thing: After the NBA walkout, the movie of the week is Netflix’s...

One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. At the end of High Flying Bird, a rookie NBA player receives a gift bestowed to him by his former agent: 1969’s seminal The Revolt of the Black Athlete, by sociologist and…
It’s A Good Thing We Have Kayleigh McEnany To Stand Up For Paw Patrol

It’s A Good Thing We Have Kayleigh McEnany To Stand Up For Paw Patrol

Speaking for President Trump, she elaborated on how worried he is about people’s recent calls to end copaganda and abolish the police. “He’s appalled by cancel culture, specifically as it pertains to cops. We saw a few weeks ago that Paw Patrol, a cartoon show about cops, was cancelled. The show Cops was canceled, Live PD…
The One Thing You Need For Radiant Makeup-Free Skin This Summer

The One Thing You Need For Radiant Makeup-Free Skin This Summer

Tinted sunscreen is the ultimate summer multitasker: the answer to feather-light skin coverage, plus sun protection built right in. It's not a sunscreen replacement — especially for a long walk in the hot sun — but think of it as a seasonal skin-care upgrade, perfect for those blissful makeup-free Saturday mornings when you want sun-blocking,…
#JacquemusAtHome Is The Best Thing On Social Media Right Now

#JacquemusAtHome Is The Best Thing On Social Media Right Now

I don’t know about you guys, but for me, social media has been anything but a comfort these days. I know, I know, TikTok is supposed to be the ultimate form of entertainment right now, and Twitter, a hub for finding the latest news worldwide. But recently, I can’t help but feel that scrolling through…
Yes, Coronavirus Porn Is A Thing

Yes, Coronavirus Porn Is A Thing

On some level, this is just porn doing what porn does best: providing an escape from our worries, explains Nan Wise, PhD, a sex therapist, relationship specialist, and cognitive neuroscientist. “I think we rely on device-based things like porn and distraction to deal with stress,” Wise says. “So I’m not surprised that people are channeling their…
The Best Thing About Sundance 2020 Isn’t Even Taylor Swift

The Best Thing About Sundance 2020 Isn’t Even Taylor Swift

According to Variety, one noteworthy difference this year is that Sundance has increased visibility for Latinx filmmakers, in response to a report by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative showing worrying levels of Latinx erasure in Hollywood. That study found that in over 1,200 top-grossing box office films between 2007 and 2018, only 4.5% of the…
Watchmen wants us to know one thing: We’re all being used by those with power

Watchmen wants us to know one thing: We’re all being used by those with...

After playing footsie with the original Watchmen comic for four weeks, the new TV show’s fifth episode — “Little Fear of Lightning” — dumps us straight into one of the comic’s most famous moments: the “interdimensional” squid attack on New York that kills 3 million people and does grave psychic damage to even more. The…

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