When I take a look around me today, one thing has become abundantly clear: We are living through an age of antipathy.
Whether it's lockdown protestors that would have the ‘old and weak’ sacrificed for the right to get a haircut, the people yelling ‘All Lives Matter’ - not as a statement of solidarity or support but rather as a rebuttal to demean and dismiss the Black Lives Movement, or the parent that refuses to vaccinate their kids and thus endangers the rest of the kids amongst them for otherwise cured diseases, a vulgar pattern of exceptional egocentrism appears.
It’s Pride Month! Yup, there’s a lot going on in the world right now so I wouldn’t blame you if it flew over your head. With the protests happening across the globe, it’s a good time to remind us all that Pride began as a riot against police brutality on the LGBTQ+ community, and it was lead by queer black women. So, no. Pride is not cancelled. More than ever, this is a time we should spend echoing and amplifying what our LGBTQ+ ancestors were fighting for at Stonewall in 1969.
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It is safe to say that in the past decade, Netflix has created an online entertainment empire. With over 3000 movie titles available in most regions (and new ones being added every day), as well as around 700 Netflix Original series (so not even including the ones they licence from other networks), there is certainly no slowing down for the streaming giant.
Ever since season two of the CW’s Riverdale aired and went of the rails, it has been the laughing stock of television dramas. You see, season one actually wasn’t quite that bad. Sure, the dialogue was insanely cringe, but it had a lot of good moments and potential.
Based on the best-selling novel by Irish author Sally Rooney, BBC Three’s adaptation of Normal People is a near word for word parallel as it tells the raw and realistic story of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). An infatuation started as teens through secret kisses (and that which follows) that would continue to be revived and deepen as their lives persist on crossing paths throughout the years.