Racist fans are decrying the Hunger Games casting on Twitter. What is the bigger picture signified by their disturbing reactions, and why is the racial scope of Panem so limited?

Last Friday night, like everyone else in their mid-twenties (right?) I walked home from The Hunger Games with my boyfriend. After clearing up the important plot points, I was filling him in on some salient text-only details. He interrupted my nuanced description of poverty politics in Panem with one question: “Where is this supposed to… Read More »

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Zooey Deschanel launches Hello Giggles, an as-yet-sparse entertainment site we bet will be as cute as she is 

We’re not quite sure what to make of Hello Giggles, the new entertainment site launched by Zooey Deschanel, with Sophia Rossi and Molly Mcaleer. Touting itself as the “ultimate entertainment destination for smart, independent and creative females,” (steppin’ on our steez, Zooey!), it currently looks like a cross between Jezebel, Goop, and every blog in Portland.… Read More »

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Nightlife Events, Oct 14-18

What’s a good weekend? A weekend where you can party-surf between vintage hip-hop jim-jam-jamborees dressed as your favourite rapper. That’s a good weekend. WEDNESDAY 10 pm, Press Pass II @ The Press Club, 850 Dundas St. W. Press Passes sketched by Michael Comeau (Magic Pony, Cut and Paste), photos by David Waldman (Kid With Camera),… Read More »

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Stay Away From Gingers: Betty Learns a Harsh Lesson

So, Veronica, does the carpet match the drapes? Archie pops the question, and it’s the upset of the century. Nice girls finish last, and Betty is kicked to the curb by America’s most loveable misogynist two-timer. Jezebel already pointed out the myriad of ways this effects the centuries-long debate of blondes v. brunettes, and even… Read More »

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