Prince Harry saw Hamilton, sang part of a song about what a dick his ancestor was 

Last night, the audience for the London production of Hamilton included a guy named Prince Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor, Duke of Sussex, KCVO. He was there (with wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex) to raise money for his charity and, presumably, to weep ugly tears through “It’s Quiet Uptown.” …

The Crown’s 2nd season plays out domestic drama on an international scale

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Season two of The Crown opens with the couple at its helm—Queen Elizabeth and Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh—navigating rocky waters, both literally and figuratively, in a tense marital discussion on a ship out at sea. After his five-month tour to the farthest reaches of the commonwealth, Philip’s infidelity seems more…

Marvel Boy has a life-altering revelation in this Royals #8 exclusive

The Inhumans are currently a laughing stock after the Inhumans “IMAX movie event” totally bombed with critics and audiences, but the property is experiencing a major creative upswing in comics right now. Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward’s Black Bolt is an introspective character study of the Inhuman king with stunning…

Black Bolt’s prison break escapes the conventions of superhero storytelling

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Black Bolt #3. Written by Saladin Ahmed (Throne Of The Crescent Moon) with art by Christian Ward (ODY-C, The Ultimates), this issue’s creative experimentation intensifies and informs its prison-break story. (This review…

Watch this "Royals" parody that skewers ethnic-sidekick tropes

Representation of women in media (or the lack thereof) has been a bit more of a hot-button issue lately, thanks a couple of recent reports from organizations that study such things and more than a few choice thinkpieces from writers who study such reports. And Lorde’s “Royals” has finally taken the crown from “Blurred…