Always room for improvement: 17 resolutions for pop culture in 2017

As we enter a New Year, it’s time for each of us to take unflinching stock of ourselves, then reflect upon the aspects that could stand to be improved so that we might all lead lives that are happier, healthier, and more productive. But frankly, that sounds too hard. So let’s think about how pop culture can better…

The Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them can’t find itself

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Patchy but occasionally charming, the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them delivers most of what has come to be expected from J.K. Rowling’s book series and its successful film adaptations: a hidden world of wizards, prejudices, and bureaucracies, threatened by fascist dark forces from within;…

Don’t ask, because J.K. Rowling won’t tell whether Fantastic Beasts’ Dumbledore is gay

In the lead up to the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, we’ve learned that Albus Dumbledore will be a part of the series, and that his one-time friend—the baddie, Gellert Grindelwald—is played by Johnny Depp. So clearly the five-part franchise isn’t exactly isolated from the Potter books. At a press…

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