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Spider-Man split upsets fans

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/21/19, 11:13 am

A public rift between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures could mean big changes for popular superhero movies. Sony owns the movie rights to the Spider-Man character and just had its highest-grossing movie ever this summer with Spider-Man: Far From Home. The two studios have cooperated in recent years, with Spider-Man appearing in Avengers movies and Marvel’s Iron Man playing an important role in the Spider-Verse.

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Nostalgic glow

Music | Once Upon a Time’s soundtrack is a tribute to genre-free ’60s pop
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 8/20/19, 09:49 am

It has become a cliché to refer to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as a “love letter”—to Tinseltown, to Tarantino’s youth, to 1969 itself (just in time for the year’s 50th anniversary!). But even with its smattering of gratuitous violence, the film is better described as a fairy tale (hence its title’s first four words). 

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Planned Parenthood puts abortion first

Abortion | Rather than comply with a new rule, the group withdraws from Title X in protest
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/19/19, 04:49 pm

Planned Parenthood said Monday it will no longer accept Title X family planning funding because of a pro-life rule enacted by the Trump administration. The regulation, issued in February, prevents taxpayer dollars from funding organizations that provide or refer women for abortions.

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