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  • The Handmaid’s Tale hides one interesting story inside a three-story dud

    Back in season two, I wrote, naively it seems, that The Handmaid’s Tale was transitioning into something that might better be called The Handmaid Tales. The episode in question was “Unwomen,” an Emily-centric episode that covered the character’s backstory, showed us life in the Colonies, and gave Alexis Bledel a chance to navigate some fascinating, quiet scenes with Marisa Tomei, culminating in Emily killing Tomei’s character, an unnamed Wife. June was in that one, too, jogging around the Boston...

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  • Exclusive 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' video showcases classic stories like 'The Red Spot'

    The horrors are almost here. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits theaters next month, bringing infamous scares from the titular books by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell to the big screen. And EW can exclusively debut a new featurette video with footage from the movie’s versions of stories like “The Big Toe” and “The Red Spot.” In the Scary Stories books (written by Schwartz and illustrated by Gammell), the various tales are presented independently and not connected to each other. But the...

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  • Brickbat: Origin Stories

    New inclusivity guidelines for the University of New South Wales, a public university in Australia, warns teachers not to make any references to aboriginal peoples coming to Australia about 40,000  years ago. The document warns this may offend aboriginal people because it conflicts with their oral traditions that they have always lived in Australia. The guidelines suggest lecturers instead say aboriginal peoples have been in Australia "since the beginning of the Dreaming/s" to conform to...

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