The Slow Death of Gendered Acting Awards

The Slow Death of Gendered Acting Awards

Increased visibility of trans and non-binary people in life is leading to increased representation in the arts, and while it is nowhere near where it should be, we need to be able to reward such art in a way that doesn’t leave the artists feeling like they have to squeeze into a category they don’t believe they fit into.

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Disney Should Reboot "Pirates" Starring Keira Knightley

Disney Should Reboot "Pirates" Starring Keira Knightley

I’m not usually one to advocate keeping franchises going, especially when they have very considerately ended, but I think that Disney should continue the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series with Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann as its central character. After all, she’s not just a full-blown pirate when all is said and done; she is the Pirate King.

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We Need to Talk About Spoilers (No Spoilers)

We Need to Talk About Spoilers (No Spoilers)

There is an insidious idea creeping into the movie-going experience. Something that drives up attendance without demanding higher quality in the product. A non-issue that can make a person feel like their life has been ruined when at most two hours of their life has been slightly tweaked. This threat to our sanity and our humanity is the spoiler: the idea that if you find out the big secret in a movie (or play or book) it ruins the whole thing.

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