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Mr. Bunting’s (Fred Armisen) students (Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Jay Pharoah, Jon Rudnitsky, Pete Davidson) won’t take his firing sitting down.
WARNING: This Dead Poets Society spoof has a bit of a shocking twist. Funny and shocking, but consider yourself warned.
What we talk about when we talk about grown-up girl narratives: almost always, the Gone Girl girls, wounded women on the warpath. But that’s just one subset of a cultural moment that’s spilled across genre and medium, girl stories by and about women.
Robin Wasserman weighs in on the Girl book trend.
Once upon a time, there was a man whose therapist thought it would be a good idea for the man to work through some stuff by telling a story about that stuff.
A new short story from Charles Yu.
I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable. I consider him offensive and bigoted. But he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there. His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine.
J.K. Rowling picked a tricky example in defending freedom of speech.