Posts Tagged: Netflix

Ready for Change: Discussing Sexual Assault with SafeBAE

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The co-founders of SafeBAE discuss the challenges and victories of teaching students about rape culture, consent, and anti-bullying. ...more

Erasing the Girl: Why Don’t We Trust Women to Tell Their Stories of Disordered Eating?

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I didn’t want to criticize her, or demand explanations from her. I just wanted to hear her speak. ...more

The Aura of Baby Einstein, the Child, the Toy

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If there is no distinction between show and commercial, ethics and entertainment, what kind of distinctions, if any, exists between her imaginary play, her consumer life, and our reality? ...more

How The Keepers Reframes Confession as a Feminist Act

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Critics have noted how The Keepers is similar to other prestige documentaries but with a significant difference—its focus on the victims and their stories. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Daddy Issues

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What I’m saying is I was a fucking wreck and it’s not my dad’s fault. ...more

Luke Cage: When Representation Isn’t Enough

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This show’s true strength is its diverse portrayal of African-American subjectivity and morality, amongst both the male and female characters. ...more

An Ultimate Illustrated Fantasy Guide of Gilmore Girls Mashups

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HOW AWESOME WOULD THESE MASHUPS BE? Oh well. Maybe next year. ...more

Mr. Clarke, the Real Hero of Stranger Things

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He’s the teacher who encourages questions beyond the class assessment, who always gets his students to open the “Curiosity Door.” ...more

The Stranger Things Mixtape

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If you haven’t been watching Stranger Things, you’re probably being chased by a monster in “the upside down.” The show’s soundtrack is a mashup of synth-laden soundscape themes and ’80s throwbacks that’ll have Gen Xers’ hearts yearning for that simpler, cellphone-free era.

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Vigilantism and Orange is the New Black: The Anxiety of Injustice

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When those in power stifle the voices of survivors, they find other ways of expressing their truths. ...more

Obviously the Work of Artists

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Director Mark Osborne describes to Vulture how he adapted Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince into an animated film:

“When you’re reading the book, you’re told over and over again in the text, ‘These drawings aren’t very good,’ and you’re actually being tricked into imagining the reality Saint-Exupéry was trying to depict,” says Osborne.

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Cooked: The Story of Everything

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Because Cooked samples from all of its predecessors in style and topic, it becomes a show that can't be pigeonholed into the tired and dry mechanisms of foodie-media. ...more

Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Vickie Stringer

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Vickie Stringer talks about her first novel Let That Be the Reason, her Triple Crown Publishing venture, life in prison, and making hip-hop literature. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Making a Murderer and “Bad” Families

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There were “good” families and “bad” families, and even I, an outsider, was quickly apprised of which was which. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jen Pastiloff

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I am good at making people feel safe. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Taking Comfort in Futurama

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I’m a comfort watcher... I retreat into the worlds I know well, with characters that are friends, with outcomes I already understand. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Frederick Barthelme

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Frederick Barthelme talks about his new novel, There Must Be Some Mistake, life after teaching, and why food from the Olive Garden is “execrable in the best possible way.” ...more

Libraries Are Essential

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Libraries are not “Netflix for books,” Kelly Jensen argues over at BookRiot, but serve as centers of their communities. Corporations like Netflix are driven by profits, while libraries, at least in North America, are free for their users. The real danger is in training people to think of libraries not as essential public services, but as services users pay for:

The biggest issue with equating the library with a Netflix for books is that it sends a false message that libraries are worth little more than $8 or $12 or $20 a month.

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Hollywood, Writer: The Rumpus Interview with Brian McGreevy

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Brian McGreevy has had the kind of dizzying career assent you usually only see, well, in the movies. At 28, he’s already been a working screenwriter for years and had two scripts* on Hollywood’s coveted Black List. This month his first novel, Hemlock Grove, was published by FSG and it’s already on it’s way to becoming an original series for Netflix

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Aggregators Always Win

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Netflix, the largest video service in the world, has its own kind of customer loyalty that no other company is close to matching.

It’s not only upsetting to the small neighborhood video stores, but to big companies like Apple, who use historical events to explain Netflix’s dominance (“Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes famously likened the relentless march of Netflix to the Albanian army’s trying to ‘take over the world.’”) This has everything to do with the contemporary state of media—aggregators instead of content creators are the real money-makers.

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