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Real Sub-Headings I Have Considered For My Thesis

A completely serious list. READ MORE

My Beauty Regimen

It turns out that the Montreal bathroom cabinet of Jane Hu, age 25, looks sort of like a CVS shelf in the midst of a hurricane warning. READ MORE

Acting For, Anticipating, Speaking Back to the Male Gaze: In Praise of Adèle Exarchopolous

At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the coveted Palme d’Or was awarded to Blue Is The Warmest Color, a three-hour coming-of-age lesbian film. This three-hour French lesbian film beat out other contenders such as A Touch of Sin (by a CHINESE PERSON) and Inside Llewyn Davis! (Note: the most recent Coen Bros film is truly a touching meditation on masculinity, but!) In presenting the prize, this year’s jury (headed by Steven Spielberg) made an exception: rather than simply give the Palme d’Or to director Abdellatif Kechiche, the award was to be shared among Kechiche and the film’s two leads, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux. READ MORE

A Reasonable Review of One Direction's New Album, Which Is the Best Album Ever

Yesterday was the official release date for Midnight Memories, One Direction’s third studio album. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Yessss!! No? Am I talking to the right demographic? It doesn’t matter. I’m here to talk to you about the important stuff, which is the music. READ MORE

Jimmy Stewart Character or Victorian Villain?

James Maitland Stewart forever plays the creep you can’t help but love (has there been a more terrifyingly romantic stalker film than Vertigo?). What’s more, he’s played some rather English sounding creeps. From the following list, can you differentiate between Victorian villain and Jimmy Stewart character? READ MORE

The Best GIF (-Related) Stories I Read This Year

The moving GIF started making its come-back a few years back, but only in 2012 did writers really agree to call the phenomenon in terms of a GIF Renaissance. It is, after all, the quarter-century anniversary of these fun looping pictures. The Oxford Dictionaries even named “GIF” word of the year, beating out “YOLO,” and rightly so. Ann Friedman wrote a good overview of what journalists need to know about the animated GIF, while Jezebel explained the reaction GIF. READ MORE