Entertainment & Sports

John Oliver takes a deep dive into Trump's decision to leave the World Health Organization

Following a sudden decision from Trump back in July, America is currently on track to leave the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021. In the video above from Last Week Tonight, John Oliver takes a look at how that all came about. Oliver starts by explaining what the WHO is and what it does – including its past successes like eradicating smallpox – before moving onto how, exactly, it managed to incur Trump’s… Read the rest

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These are the best episodes in Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries' Volume 2

Unsolved Mysteries is back with even more cases to crack.    First hosted by Robert Stack in 1987, the documentary series investigated cold cases and paranormal phenomenons that had few explanations. It was canceled and renewed multiple times until most recently, in July 2020, it was transformed into a revamped Netflix series. The latest rendition of Unsolved Mysteries forgoes a narrator and instead welcomes glossy reenactments, personal interviews, and telling archival footage. While the first set… Read the rest

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Issa Rae simply can't find Canadian national treasure Drake on 'SNL'

In Saturday Night Live’s telling, a Canadian news show in Montreal is very concerned with figuring out where Drake is hanging out. He’s the subject that dominates most of the five and a half minutes in this sketch. Guest host Issa Rae is the news correspondent covering Drake Watch, but she just can’t seem to find him. Much to the consternation of everyone watching, but especially Fred (or Jean-Fred, if you prefer), a visiting reporter… Read the rest

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'SNL' ad pitches eBay as a dumping ground for all the useless crap you bought during the pandemic

Retail therapy has played a big role in keeping many of us together during a trying year that’s kept everyone at home under the threat of a pandemic. But now, more than half a year in, we’re surrounded by piles and piles of stuff from abandoned projects and hobbies that were the understandable victims of pandemic malaise. Saturday Night Live gets it. This fake eBay commercial suggests that the long-lived auction website is the perfect… Read the rest

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15 must-watch Netflix titles celebrating feminism and gender equality

Welcome to the quintessential streaming guide for Netflix-subscribed ladies!  No, this isn’t a list of movies and TV shows inexplicably painted pink and sold at a higher price point, symbolizing a global prejudice that’s oppressed half of the human population for centuries. Don’t be silly! This is a list comprised solely of the essential building blocks for a fun, feminist binge as empowering as it is entertaining.  NEXT STORY: We’ve combed through Netflix’s catalogue of… Read the rest

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Separating fact from fiction in Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin loves himself some drama. It can make for a gripping story even when he’s tackling a subject that isn’t based in fiction, as we saw in The Social Network. But that pursuit of dramatic tension can also lead to divergences away from what actually happened…as we also saw in The Social Network. Sorkin’s latest, The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix, is similarly rooted in real events. The court proceedings referenced in… Read the rest

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The best women-centric and feminist horror movies

Women and horror movies make for strange bedfellows — yet also simultaneously one of the most fruitful marriages in all of film.  For a long time, horror across all mediums was very exclusionary, both in terms of gender and race. It most often still is, despite the fact that many marginalized people gravitate toward horror because the genre allows us to process trauma from the safe distance of fiction. Increasingly, horror films are proving themselves… Read the rest

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Marvel's 'Helstrom' can't justify its existence in the comic book TV landscape

What’s the worst thing a television show can be? A show can be offensive, but it’s harder to get away with that these days. If it’s outright bad the regulating mechanism of cancellation usually filters it out. Offensive or bad shows at least serve a purpose in letting networks know what kind of content an audience will or will not tolerate. Boring shows, however, do nothing at all. They leave no mark, they generate no… Read the rest

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PS5 consoles may be sold out, but accessories aren't (yet)

QUICK LINKS: PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller — $69.96 at Amazon PlayStation 5 HD Camera — $59.99 at Amazon PlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station — $29.99 at PlayStation Direct  PlayStation 5 Media Remote — $29.99 at Best Buy Since they first went live, PlayStation 5 preorders have been a fiasco. They went up without really any advanced notice and sold out within seconds, whether they were scooped up by bots, or just shoppers with quick… Read the rest

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PS5 user interface reveal includes screen sharing and game guides

Sony revealed the upcoming PlayStation 5 user interface Thursday, giving the world its first look at the crisp home screen and some helpful new game features integrated into the console. The home screen and menus have received a bit of an overhaul making many features more easily accessible to users, like the store. Instead of needing to open up a store application like on the PS4, the store is built right into the home menu… Read the rest

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