Stories by Zeynep Sasmazel

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New Zealand Book Festival Cancels Harry Potter Event Because JK Rowling Is a TERF

Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2021, a New Zealand book festival, has canceled its very popular Harry Potter quiz event over JK Rowling’s transphobia. The festival is being held from May 6–9 and boasts a number of interesting book-related events like “Journeys to Publication,” “Books and Reading in the Age of[…]

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Celebrities
Austin Crute, a Quadruple Threat, Is Our Swoon-Worthy Guy of the Week

Austin Crute is a quadruple threat. The Georgia-native is an actor, artist, songwriter and producer — and at 25 years old, he’s just getting started. Most known for his roles in the feature film Booksmart and, most recently, the sitcom Call Your Mother, actor Austin Crute has also made appearances[…]

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Culture
A List of 25 People, Products and Companies American Conservatives Have Tried to ‘Cancel’

Conservatives in America are big fans of calling Democrats (and anyone left of that) “sensitive,” “easily triggered” or “snowflakes.” Serious concerns about racism, homophobia and bigotry are often brushed aside as overreactions — a fun way of gaslighting those of us with, you know, morals. Now, one might think that[…]

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Not To Be Missed: Ryan Murphy’s ‘Halston’ Comes to Netflix This May

Fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick became an icon of the 1970s with his refined and minimalist style. Close friends with the likes of Liza Minelli and a staple of Studio 54 culture, Halston wasn’t just larger than life — he was a true visionary. Now Ryan Murphy’s Halston on Netflix is[…]

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