What We’re Missing About the Aziz Ansari Story

There are two articles floating around about this–the Babe.net article, and one published by The Atlantic. The former, is an angry tell-all seemingly designed to bring down Ansari much like the other men who are (rightfully) meeting a career demise. The second, is an equally inflammatory reaction, about the dangers of women now, and our inability to speak up in uncomfortable sexual situations. Both of these articles misunderstand the relevance of this story.

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3 Indie Bookstores That Are Better Than the Amazon Bookstore

Earlier this week, the New Yorker published this review of the Amazon Bookstore, which comes to the conclusion that a brick-and-mortar store designed off the Amazon homepage is lackluster at best. The review is pretty interesting, and definitely worth a read, but clearly an Amazon bookstore seems like a dystopian post-bibliophile reality. The author of the article sites McNally Jackson as her favorite independently owned bookstore, so, if you’re similarly against Big Books…here’s a list of my favorite Manhattan bookstores you can visit instead of the Amazon store.

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The Jungle Book Could Be a Game-Changer

Last night, I saw the new version of Disney’s The Jungle Book. This movie is touted as a live-action version of the 1967 classic. But…..it’s not? There’s only one live action aspect to this film. Neel Sethi, the boy who plays Mowgli in his acting debut, is the only member of the cast to even have step foot on a soundstage. Every other aspect of the film is entirely digitally created. Some are based off of foam dummies and place holders, but none are rotoscoped (animated over actual film), like the film Avatar. All of the characters, environments, and pretty much everything you see in the film are entirely created by animators.

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What’s a Woman Candidate if People Don’t Lose Their Shit?

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I’m not one to talk about presidential candidates in a blog post. It’s just too exhausting to get into the nitty gritty of policy and what I think works, doesn’t work, what’s in my best interest, etc. just to be shouted into the void. So I’m not going to talk about policy or who I really support or any of that in this post. Just a disclaimer.

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