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Democrats should be more like Superman

America, 2018: Waiting for old-school Superman.Image: Warner Bros/DC Comics/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Growing up as a comics fan in the UK, I loved Superman more than any other superhero. But even as an impressionable kid I’d wince at his corny catchphrase — that he was fighting for “truth, justice and the American way.” The first two seemed too

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Netflix Knows Some Very Strange Things About Public Viewing Habits

"Netflixing in Public"—the act of watching Netflix out in the world, not to be confused with "Netflix and chill"—is officially a thing. Ever since smartphones got fast enough to stream on-the-go, folks have gotten more and more used to watching TV and movies almost anywhere. Don’t believe us? Go watch the line at Whole Foods

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Terrorist, Superman, feminist, messiah: Barack Obama's life as a cover star

He has appeared on more magazines than most supermodels. From Black Enterprise to Rolling Stone, the author of a new book traces the rise, fall and legacy of the cover-star-in-chief In October 2004, Barack Obama, then an Illinois state legislator, appeared on the cover of Black Enterprise, a popular African-American business monthly. It was his

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Fyre Festival: social media 'influencers' traded posts for lavish perks

Leaked pitch from the doomed festival shows celebrities and models were given flights and tickets for deceptive promotional posts, violating trade law The disastrous leaked pitch deck. The festival which was billed as a luxury Bahamas getaway for the wealthy, but basic functioning amenities brought on more than 400 influencers with huge social media followings

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Wonder Woman announced as UN ambassador amid staff protest

Decision to make the DC superhero an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women led to a petition and silent protest by employees This is the most fun the UN has had, Im pretty sure right? Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment said at a ceremony appointing Wonder Woman as the United Nations honorary ambassador

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How Russian, Chinese and Indian film-makers are taking on Marvel

From Chakra the Invincible to, er, Pancake Man, meet the new global superheroes giving the US studio a run for its money When news broke earlier this year that Marvel were not, contrary to excited reports, pursuing a new TV series based on the cult superhero Captain Britain, there rose a tumult of distress from