The Latest Kesha Ruling Is a Huge Step Back & A Slap In the Face For All Non-Garbage Humans
There’s video now! Here’s that mini-me, gender-swapped version of Hamilton’s “The Schuyler Sisters” that I mentioned yesterday. It’s perfect. It’s everything. Work. (BuzzFeed)
A New York judge dealt a huge blow to Kesha’s case against Dr. Luke yesterday by throwing out nearly all of her counterclaims. The judge refused to consider Dr. Luke’s alleged assault to be a hate crime because “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime.” Also, “Her claims of insults about her value as an artist, her looks, and her weight are insufficient to constitute extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in civilized society.” Weird, because it all sounds pretty fucking intolerable to me. (Now before the comments dissolve into a dumpster fire of what is or isn’t a hate crime, let’s tread lightly, can we?) (People)
Heather Matarazzo has some words for Charlize Theron. (Celebitchy)
Jennifer Lawrence knows how to give the perfect interview. (Lainey)
Merle Haggard passed away yesterday. (CNN)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, making us cry as usual.
By the way, you can read that letter here.
We need to talk about THAT THING that happened on The Americans last night. (Uproxx)
Our own Rebecca interviewed Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body, The Invitation) about representation in film and who is and isn’t allowed to transgress into villainy. (You already know the answer there, don’t you?) (Film Journal)
Does it seem like there are fewer good movies on Netflix these days? That’s because there are. (/Film)
This advice on how to make friends as an adult is funny but also way too depressingly honest. For example: “Be yourself, but more outgoing and less argumentative.” See? Funny. But also I’m crying now. (The Toast)
“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” —Diane Setterfield in The Thirteenth Tale. Cannonballer expandingbookshelf gives this one five stars. Ever read it? (Cannonball Read 8)
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