Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

Sony Pictures

A summer to remember

Arts | Entertainment tries to recapture the spirit of 1969
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/09/19, 03:43 pm

Nostalgia for the iconic summer of 1969 has gripped the entertainment industry in recent months. Events such as the first moon landing, the Woodstock music festival, and the killing spree by devotees of Charles Manson brought momentous highs and lows, and still captivate Americans 50 years later.

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LGBT superheroes

Entertainment | Marvel’s new batch of heroes puts sexuality at the forefront
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/26/19, 03:08 pm

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to gamble that its massive audiences are diehard enough to embrace its first LGBT superhero. Spoiler alert: It’s the Asgardian warrior Valkyrie.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con that fans can expect an LGBT Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, in Thor: Love and Thunder, set to release in November 2021.

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Netflix

‘Better late than never’

Media | Netflix cuts suicide scene from 13 Reasons Why two years after its release
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/19/19, 03:56 pm

Netflix removed a graphic suicide scene from its popular teen series 13 Reasons Why on Tuesday after two years of warding off denunciations from parents, mental health advocates, and researchers who found the portrayal led to a spike in teens taking their lives.

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