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On ‘Transparent,’ A Family Unhappy In Its Own Way

newrepublic.com — If Pfefferman family would be the most unlikeable member, the character most corroded by entitlement and privilege. Josh (Jay Duplass), a rich music executive, might look like a person who coasts through life, and in some important ways, he is.

BoJack Horseman's show-within-a-show Horsin' Around is key to understanding the true meaning of BoJack.

slate.com — Among the many targets of barbed satire in BoJack Horseman's third season-shameless popstars, Oscar-bait Holocaust movies, Jessica Biel-the only one the show shares an online home with is fellow Netflix original series Fuller House. But that toothless reboot has little in common with BoJack, an almost painfully bleak cartoon that features abortion, drug-fueled downward spirals, and clinical depression, along with other family-unfriendly topics.

Tonight’s Tony Awards will be dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

newrepublic.com — Political patronage is bad, and ABC News seems to have the Hillary Clinton State Department dead to rights giving a long-time Clinton donor, Rajiv Fernando, an advisory board gig he was ... well, let's just say he probably shouldn't have been first in line for it.

The Orlando massacre is the worst mass shooting in American history. It should be seen as terrorism, whatever the FBI decides.

newrepublic.com — The horrifying slaughter at a LGBTQ nightclub last night, which has left at least 50 dead and many more injured is already sparking a political discussion. It's reasonable to assume that homophobia is the cause, but does is the tragedy a hate crime or an act of terrorism?

Ian McEwan’s new novel is basically Look Who’s Talking.

newrepublic.com — Since publishing Atonement in 2001, McEwan has been better known for being Christopher Hitchens's designated driver than for his novels. Which may help explain why McEwan's next novel Nutshell is being pitched as a "clean break" by his publisher, featuring a protagonist with "a perspective unlike any other"-an unborn child, "with just two weeks to go in the womb," according to The Bookseller.

Watch literally everyone on CNN own Jeffrey Lord over and over again for 20 minutes.

newrepublic.com — Some of the best television of 2016 has been the discussions about race between Van Jones and Jeffrey Lord, alt-right Trump supporter, on CNN. Tonight was perhaps the longest discussion yet, this time about Trump's racist comments about the American judge of Mexican ancestry overseeing a class action lawsuit against Trump University.

Forget the woman card, Clinton has the feminist card.

newrepublic.com — In a room covered in Planned Parenthood-pink, Hillary Clinton gave her first speech since declaring victory in the Democratic primary. Speaking at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event she didn't pull punches in depicting what her presidency would mean.

Gawker has filed for bankruptcy.

newrepublic.com — Gawker owes Hulk Hogan (and his benefactor, sentient copy of Atlas Shrugged Peter Thiel) over $100 million, after it lost a class action suit earlier this year. That judgment is being appealed, but to avoid paying Hogan, the company and its owner, Nick Denton, are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Damaging Clinton story breaks, no liberals whine about a media conspiracy.

newrepublic.com — Political patronage is bad, and ABC News seems to have the Hillary Clinton State Department dead to rights giving a long-time Clinton donor, Rajiv Fernando, an advisory board gig he was...well, let's just say he probably shouldn't have been first in line for it.

This icy stare from Elizabeth Warren should put all dumb men on notice.

newrepublic.com — The populist senator from Cambridge had quite the Thursday, first demonstrating that it is possible to make personalized attacks on Donald Trump without sounding like you're slumming, and then going on her old chum Rachel Maddow's show to endorse Hillary Clinton with all the vigor of a running mate-in-waiting.
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Sep 28, 2016

Not to diminish the originality of what Donald Glover is doing, but there was a nice LOUIE quality to ATLANTA's "Black Bieber"

Sep 28, 2016

dudes covering Joni Mitchell is the least essential musical genre

Sep 28, 2016

New Girl's HRC campaign episode > Broad City's HRC campaign episode

Sep 27, 2016

@lmlauramarsh I just checked "more than 10 years" on the 1st question, reminding me that I a) am old b) was the least cool teenager alive

Sep 27, 2016

@kevinpokeeffe I read that as Louise of "Madeleine and Louise" at first and got very confused

Sep 27, 2016

oh wait, I just realized why the Gilmore Girls' new episodes are titled Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall (I mean, the *other* reason)

Sep 27, 2016

@emilynussbaum @jennydeluxe yes, she's the one who had the Hot Mitzvah, which I'm sure rabbi Raquel would be horrified by

Sep 27, 2016

@emilynussbaum @jennydeluxe the actress playing young-adult Shelly is such a spot-on baby Judith Light


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