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Carrie Fisher Taught Everyone That Girls Could Lead Rebellions

My first memory of Carrie Fisher is the same as a lot of people my age: Princess Leia — or, as her fans have come…

How Trump Critics Are Repeating the Mistakes of Obama Critics

Contrary to popular opinion, Twitter doesn’t lend itself to rants. In fact, one of its early charms was its necessitated brevity, which meant that even…

Gradient’s Best 20 Albums of 2016

For all the squawking about how 2016 was the worst year in history — a designation that can be debated, but not easily refuted —…

Is Donald Trump Actually Prince John from Robin Hood?

It’s a claim too wild to be believed. Surely President-elect Donald Trump, ostensibly grown man in the twenty-first century, couldn’t actually be a villainous cartoon…

# Little Ways to Have a Better Life

1. Wake up earlier. Start by getting up a half hour earlier than usual. Then an hour. Then 90 minutes. Get up early enough that…

All the Losers of the First Presidential Debate

Batman versus Superman. Ali versus Frazier. David versus Goliath. Ecks versus Sever. Culture is littered with legendary knock down drag out fights in which history hangs…

There Is Nothing Wrong With Taking a Selfie With Hillary

On Sunday, Hillary for America design lead Victor Ng tweeted this pic with the caption “2016 ya’ll” [sic], galvanizing the hearts and minds of Americans…

Do Americans Understand How the World Sees America?

Earlier this week, Donald Trump Jr. unleashed upon the world his view that the refugee crisis could be best illustrated with a bowl full of…

Luke Cage Was Marvel’s Early Attempt to Evolve Its Own Superheroes

[This piece is excerpt from our superhero podcast It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast! Listen to the whole episode below.] The ’70s…

The Actual Winners and Losers of the 2016 Emmy Awards

If you want to know who won an Emmy and who got snubbed at the 2016 Emmy Awards, there are a million articles out there…

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