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We Discuss Todd Phillips’ Polarising Joker, a Movie With Little to Say

What do you get when a multi-million dollar corporation decides to capitalise on one of its most popular characters by centring them in a movie that taps into conversations about white domestic terrorism in the United States, incels, and the ways in which folks with mental illnesses are often abandoned by society? You get films like Todd Phillips’ Joker, apparently. Read More >>

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Warner Bros. Thinks a ‘Lot Has Been Said’ About Joker, So It’s Cancelling Premiere Interviews

While the larger conversation around Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker film continues to intensify as people reflect on how the story’s depiction of a white domestic terrorist fits into the cultural landscape, Warner Bros. is attempting to take back some control of the narrative by barring print and broadcast press access to the red carpet of the Hollywood premiere where interviews were to be conducted. Read More >>

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Meet the 15-Year-Old Behind the Viral Campaign to End School Shootings

“I was only ten when it happened,” says Lane Murdock, a 15-year-old sophomore from Ridgefield, Connecticut. Her high school—suddenly ground zero for a national youth movement combating school gun violence—lies only 20 minutes south of Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was there, less than six years ago, that 20 children were gunned down, none more than seven years old. Read More >>

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Uber Makes Riders Take a Moment of Silence for Gun Violence

Uber wants its riders to reflect on gun violence, and it’s not being subtle about it at all. Read More >>