Culture & Arts
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Sexual revolution cannibalism

Culture | The transgender movement cringes at Hollywood’s embrace
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 8/10/18, 01:22 pm

Activists and onlookers are still talking about Scarlett Johansson’s withdrawal last month from a movie about a woman who identifies as a man and wondering what it means for future portrayals of transgender characters.

News broke in July that Johansson would play a transgender person in the new film Rub & Tug. Strong public backlash ensued, especially from activists who said portraying transgender characters was not good enough—transgender actors should play the roles as well.

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Playing to families

Culture | Netflix says it’s developing more family-friendly content after recent shows hit a nerve
by Laura Finch
Posted 8/03/18, 03:54 pm

After angering some pro-family audiences with recent programming, Netflix this week promised to release more shows that appeal to families and people of faith.

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News worth paying for

Culture | The New York Daily News and other newspapers are tanking, so what’s next?
by Les Sillars
Posted 7/27/18, 01:10 pm

In the latest kick in the teeth to a struggling newspaper industry, the New York Daily News cut half of its newsroom staff Monday. The paper was sold to Tronc Inc. last year for $1, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming the paper’s liabilities and debt.

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