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How Can I Use TV And Movies To Teach My Kids Media Literacy?

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The idea of media literacy may not seem to mix with the fun of TV and movies. But when kids relate to the content, they're more engaged...

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Meet Gallo: Experimental Pop Musician & Unapologetic Fantasy Nerd

I called Gallo up this summer to talk about her new music, our shared Narnia obsession, and the importance of maintaining a strong sense of childlike wonder.

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Take The Cake: The It Remake Got Everything Right Except Its Treatment Of Fat Characters

I have seen the same tropes of fat people for the entirety of my life. Personally, I am so ready for a remake on what fat people are capable of doing and being.

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Girls Trip Is For Every Girl Who's Ever Had A #Squad

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Girls Trip is such an authentic portrayal of friendship and adventure — and for once, it is from the perspective of an ensemble cast of hilarious Black women.

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I Used To Idolize Johnny Depp — Now, My Heart Is Breaking

It is an age-old question: Where do you separate art from artist? And should you?

My relationship to him was such that, for most of my friends and family, to think of Depp is to think immediately of me — my parents and most of my aunts and uncles even refer to him as “Johnny,” as if he were a personal friend.

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Beauty & The Beast Actually Isn't About Inner Beauty At All

Illustration by Walter Crane (1847)

When my husband suggested we see the 2017 remake of Beauty and The Beast, I told him we couldn't watch it because I'd be looking at it through appe

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You’ll Never Go Back To Default: 5 Mind-Blowing Ways To Customize Netflix

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Fully embrace your Netflix addiction, impress your AV Club-loving friends and get the most out of your account with these Netflix hacks that are no

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I'm Not Giving Up On My Dreams, And Neither Should You

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I did not leave that theater the same way I arrived. It was then, as I walked back to my building and looked up at the night sky, that I knew. I thought to myself, “I want to make movies.”

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TV Should Be Guilt-Free: Tips For The Ultimate Netflix & Chill Weekends

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On Navigating My Attraction To Whiteness As A Black Woman

I take this journey of self-love and discovery one day at a time. Image: Thinkstock.

Honoring my feelings and being true to myself are just as important to me as being critical of the ways that a multiply-oppressive society manifests itself in the way I date, love, and desire.

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