PBS invites kids to same-sex wedding

Media | A long-running cartoon joins the crowd in attempting to normalize homosexuality in children’s media
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/17/19, 03:34 pm

Children watching the 22nd season premiere of the PBS Kids program Arthur on Monday witnessed something parents who once consumed the long-running cartoon never did: a same-sex wedding.

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China’s entertainment endgame

Entertainment | Chinese censors wield increasing influence over U.S. filmmakers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/10/19, 03:16 pm

Avengers: Endgame didn’t just shatter box office records during its U.S. debut in April—it also made history in China, grossing more than $330 million on opening weekend and becoming the biggest foreign film to premiere there.

The movie’s success gives Hollywood more incentive to tap into China’s lucrative entertainment market. But its massive audiences and box office potential come with strings attached, and the American entertainment industry is increasingly rewriting scripts, blocking music, and erasing scenes to appease Chinese government censors.

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Fears about 13 Reasons Why confirmed

Media | Study shows teen suicide spiked after the controversial Netflix show aired
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/03/19, 05:09 pm

Ever since the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why debuted two years ago, parent groups, psychologists, and social scientists have issued grave warnings about its glorification of a teen suicide and violence, particularly for vulnerable and at-risk youth.

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