What “Black-ish” Gets Right About Trump Voters

Just a week before the inauguration, the country is still raw with post-election angst. While non-Trump-supporting Republicans have had since the summer to reach a point of acceptance, Hillary voters have had far less time. While losing a primary race is different than losing a general election, non-Trump-voting Republicans were forced to face the fact … Continued

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Raising Sons in the Age of Trump

One of the most disturbing facets of the wave of hysteria sweeping half the nation in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory is the recent trend of feminist confessionals about their problematic feelings for their male children. In a recent opinion piece for The Sydney Morning Herald, self-declared feminist Polly Dunning, herself the … Continued

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Want to Empower Teen Girls? Stop Feeding Them Partisan Nonsense

The latest issue of Teen Vogue is full of content typically found in women’s magazines—beauty tips, the latest fashion trends, celebrity interviews. But the Teen Vogue website includes some additional content that seems out of place among the advice on lipstick: a “scorched-earth op-ed” with the headline, “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.” In the piece, … Continued

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To Disappointed Hollywood Liberals, Everything is Trump’s Fault

If you think enough time has passed since the election for people to have gained some perspective on the next four years, you’d be wrong. Not only did Vox invoke Donald Trump in its review of Broadway’s A Bronx Tale; Trump essentially dominates the narrative. Here’s a sample: As we enter a Trumpian America, the … Continued

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Why Trump Shouldn’t Ask Celebrities to Perform at His Inauguration

Donald Trump is having a hard time lining up stars to perform at his inauguration. Is anyone shocked? Hollywood threw all its support to then-Sen. Barack Obama eight years ago. This time around, they supported Hillary. It became commonplace to hear celebrities name-drop Hitler when referring to the president-elect. TheWrap.com recently suggested Team Trump is … Continued

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Get Ready for Celebrities to Start Making Fun of POTUS Again

Daily Show host Trevor Noah interviewed President Obama on Monday night’s episode. The ratings-challenged show promoted the president’s appearance on social media, for obvious reasons. Monday at 11/10c! pic.twitter.com/H4vSFxjcmX — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 11, 2016   You can kind of get a sense for how the interview is going to go. tfw President … Continued

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What Trump’s Favorite Movies Tell Us About His Character

Your favorite films say a lot about you—what you find interesting, entertaining or provocative. One of my favorites, for example, is the David Lean masterpiece about a man coming to terms with his essential humanity, Lawrence of Arabia, which also turns out to be one of President Obama’s favorite films. Obama also likes the lauded … Continued

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How Fiona Apple Stole Christmas

Remember Fiona Apple? She was a late-1990s alt-rock heroine who has continued recording and touring sporadically over the years (she once infamously canceled part of her tour because her dog was sick). Well, she’s back—just in time to spoil the holidays with a little narcissistic political posturing. According to New York magazine, a weird video has … Continued

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The Great Celebrity Freak-Out Over Trump

Take a deep breath, celebrities. When oxygen returns to your brains, you’ll realize a few things. You want to sell tickets to the 52 percent of Americans who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton. You want your shows to be watched by people who live between the coasts. Maybe (and this is going out on a … Continued

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