Claudia Rankine’s Analysis of Serena Williams is More Important Than Ever in 2018

Claudia Rankine published “Citizen” in 2014, when the Black Lives Matter movement first began to gain a great deal of international recognition, when Charleston and Charlottesville and the election of current U.S. president Donald Trump had not yet occurred. Obviously, “Citizen” was an extremely important book at the time it was written. However, in the four years since the book was published, its message has become exponentially more relevant. No doubt, both micro and macro aggressions have become much more prominent throughout the U.S. in the years since the book…

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“Super Sad True Love Story” Reads Like Current Events Report in 2018

It has been eight years since Gary Shteyngart’s dystopian novel Super Sad True Love Story was published. At the time, a reviewer from Kirkus Reviews stated that the book was a “cyber-apocalyptic vision of an American future [which] seems eerily like the present, in a bleak comedy that is even more frightening than funny.” If “Super Sad True Love Story” was eerily like the present in 2010, in 2018, the world has taken a truly horrifying dive for the worse which has made the satirical bent of the novel read…

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Goosebumps 2 Trailer Teases a Fun, Frightening Comedy Adventure

Goosebumps is the latest children’s franchise to get a sequel. However, the recently announced Goosebumps 2 is set to feature an entirely new human cast, including the actor who played the character of Ben in It. Fans of the books and the original film shouldn’t despair, however, as Goosebumps 2 will remain loosely connected to the previous films with its classic Goosebumps monsters. The original film, starring Jack Black, is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with 76% of its reviews being positive. The average rating was 6.3. It made $80 million domestically and $150 million…

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Trevor Noah’s Book “Born a Crime” is Being Taught in Schools

Trevor Noah’s autobiographical novel Born a Crime is now being taught in schools. Noah recently sat down with the Los Angeles Times to speak about his latest accomplishment. As a student who was always in trouble, Noah feels a sense of pride that his book is officially a set-work book in Newark. Born a Crime serves as a window into what life was like in South Africa under apartheid. The book is anecdotal and is from Noah’s perspective. Born to a Swiss-German father and a Xhosa mother, his very existence…

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Bill Clinton’s Not So Finest Hour

Former President Bill Clinton’s scandal with Monica Lewinsky resurfaces when his interview, along with James Patterson, about their co-creation, The President is Missing, veers off into the past. This 2-year political sex scandal came to light in 1998, causing an uproar in the White House. Years have passed, and Clinton’s name still reminds people not of his presidency, but of the affair he had with the twenty-two-year-old White House intern. In the interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin, Clinton goes off when the question “….looking back…do you think differently or feel…

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