This is a film that makes its mission very obvious from its title. When we think of the great accomplishments we’ve made in human history, often there are individuals – and groups – whose contributions go unnoticed. In the case of Katherine Goble Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monaé), these women faced both sexism and racism while working at NASA, as astronaut John Glenn (Glenn Powell) prepares his historic space flight.
“Hidden Figures” is an important film for a multitude of reasons – not only are stories about women of color rare in mainstream Hollywood, but women and women of color face a number hurdles when going into STEM that men do not have to. This movie is also a reminder of what racism looks like – we often see racism as loud and overt, but implicit racism can be just as ugly and damaging. “Hidden Figures” is a real crowd-pleaser, one that doesn’t need CGI spectacle or witty one-liners, but is instead carried by strong performances and powerful truths.
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In honor of the recently deceased Devil’s Third online servers, we look back at a previously unreleased look at the multiplayer with Sam and Chris.
I was amongst the many in the internet who endlessly speculated on what Nintendo’s mysterious NX could be. I ate up every report, every rumor, and every leak (legitimate or not) that was thrown at me, or the good people at /r/NintendoNX, now migrated to /r/NintendoSwitch. Finally, on October 20th, 2016, the loud, obnoxious, and sometimes unreasonable cries of NX theorists and fanatics were answered.
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RECORDED: October 30th, 2016
We initially talk about Halloween, Nintendo, and other things, but Simone busts out the autoharp and shows us how boring everyone else’s lives are.
A timely episode indeed! Our first episode since the beginning of the summer, we catch up with our lives, technology, and briefly discuss the future of this multimedia empire.
Fran and Chris are joined by special guest Antoine, as they discuss the differences between American, Swiss, and French cultures, what we’re doing for the rest of our lives, and what to expect from the recently released “Captain America” movie.
The end is nigh (for the academic year) as we discuss offensive slurs, Power Rangers, and our biggest regrets in college (less juicier than you’d think, though).
This week we talk about sneaking out on school trips, living in former brothels, clubbing in former bath houses, and the difference between internet celebrity and traditional celebrity!
Flashback to January 17th, 2016 – Amanda and Chris record a test podcast episode and talk memes, “The Martian,” and HGTV.
Chris and Fran *finally* get their friend and Bad Haircut member Amanda on the Haircast, in a dirtier-than-usual but not-that-dirty episode. We talk about the Art of Seduction™, “Buying Naked,” and “Bee Movie.”