The gang talks about gender roles in popular media, what the recently leaked nude celebrity photos say about us, and also this year’s Emmy Awards. It’s a lot more cheerful and happy than it sounds! Continue reading
A conversation about this weekend’s “purge” non-event leads to a larger discussion about where we are as a nation in terms of our underlying fears. The “sharing economy,” as seen in popular apps like Lyft and Uber and Airbnb, is the opening to a conversation on trust. We wax rhapsodical about the fantastic “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and then get emotional about the passing of Robin Williams.
On the Robin Williams topic: Rachel mentions a fantastic little relic called “Back to Neverland,” the full video of which can be viewed below:
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It’s a simple question, really. What’s the best Pixar movie? The conversation leads to an unlikely controversy about “The Incredibles.” We’ve also got a lengthy exploration of the Sarah Polley documentary “Stories We Tell,” and we’ve got a nice list of what to read next.
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Did you know that the character of Wonder Woman has only appeared on the big screen one time … and that was in “The LEGO Movie”? Why is Hollywood so scared of a strong leading female hero? Continue reading
Today, the gang sits around and does a favorite activity of nerds everywhere – arguing and making lists of the “best” and “worst” things in various categories. And we want you to play along! Continue reading
Tonight, I asked my Facebook friends to give me three random story elements, and I would build a story around them. I was given “downtown walking bridge,” “the death of Phil Hartman,” and “chocolate cake.” This is what emerged from those things. Continue reading