Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Television Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Sharp Objects ByJudy Berman Aug. 5, 2018 Episode 5: ‘Closer’ There is no Calhoun Day in the Gillian Flynn novel on which “Sharp Objects” is based. And that probably explains why “Closer,” the fifth episode of the mini-series, is so much more cinematic than everything that came before it. Previous episodes — with their short, tense scenes, their attention to detail and their long flashbacks — had a literary feel. But “Closer” does something only a visual medium can do: It gives a panoramic view of the town that is, as much as the murder mystery, the show’s central subject. Calhoun Day is a mirror held up to Wind Gap. The reflection it reveals is a hellscape straight out of Hieronymus Bosch. It was already clear that sexualized … [Read more...] about ‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 5: The C-Word
Saying the wrong word
Culture Big Brother 15 houseguest Devin Shepherd defended JC Mounduix after the contestant used the N-word in conversation with another houseguest. Shepherd explained that Mounduix did not say the word in a harmful way, in a statement obtained by TMZ on Wednesday. “There’s nothing wrong with what he said. Somebody posed a question in the house. He was trying to answer the question as honest as possible. In doing that, he might have, in public perception, put his foot in his mouth, but he didn’t do anything wrong at all,” Shepherd said. He continued, mentioning Donald Trump’s controversial speech. “What’s any different from what our President today says on a daily basis about everybody that’s not him or his family? So let’s be real. What’s wrong with what JC said? Everybody has an opinion. I’m pretty sure there are some Klan meetings being held in the south. Let’s go talk about something realistic, … [Read more...] about Former ‘Big Brother’ Houseguest Devin Shepherd Defends JC Mounduix Using the N-word
Comedians are foul-mouthed. The use of profanity in comedy is so commonplace that it's almost expected. But there still are a few vulgarities so offensive, so crude that even comedians usually avoid them, particularly when hurling a personal insult. On Wednesday night (May 30), Samantha Bee stunned audiences, angered advertisers and infuriated the White House when she attacked the president's daughter Ivanka using the c-word. She uttered the vulgar expletive on her TBS show "Full Frontal" while criticizing the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. She pointed out a tweet from Ivanka Trump that included a photo of her and her younger son, posted around the same time as reports (many not entirely accurate) that the U.S. government "lost track" of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year. "You know, Ivanka, that's a beautiful photo of you and your child," Bee said during her show. "Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about the c-word — and why it’s so taboo
Samantha Schmidt, The Washington Post Published 5:43 am, Friday, June 1, 2018 Photo: Peter Yang, Turner Entertainment Networks Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Samantha Bee is ready to take on the late-night genre with "Full Frontal," a show filled with comic commentary about the week's news. Samantha Bee is ready to take on the late-night genre with "Full Frontal," a show filled with comic commentary about the week's news. Photo: Peter Yang, Turner Entertainment Networks Why the c-word is so taboo, and why some women want to reclaim it 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Comedians are foul-mouthed. The use of profanity in comedy is so commonplace that it's almost expected. But there still are a few vulgarities so offensive, so crude that even comedians usually avoid them, particularly when hurling a personal insult. … [Read more...] about Why the c-word is so taboo, and why some women want to reclaim it
Entertainment & Arts 22 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44209119 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The controversy over the use of the N-word has hit the headlines again after a white woman was booed at a Kendrick Lamar gig for singing it on stage.The rapper invited the woman to sing M.A.A.D City … [Read more...] about Should white people ever sing the N-word?