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Culture says that women ought to be homemakers, look pretty and that they're prizes to be "earned" by men. But culture is learned, and in no small part via popular media. Americans spend on average five hours daily watching TV, for example -- lots of time for media to cultivate unconscious biases.
Who doesn't want to be close to their mother, especially on Mother's Day? But for thousands it's just not possible. Being with Mom hurts too much. Her "love" is toxic. It causes too much emotional pain. No time is this more controversial and guilt-inducing than on Mother's Day.
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According to the lawsuit, "The Big Bang Theory" used lyrics written by Edith Newlin in the 1930s without buying the rights.
It's hard to find a display of passion and fandom that's more misunderstood (deliberately or unintentionally) than Fan Expo Canada, and that's why I went there on behalf of the Huffington Post Canada. I went ahead and asked some cosplayers about those aspects of their lives myself, amongst other things.
The 65th Emmys nearly are upon us , and we'd be an embarrassment to our DVD collections and "Breaking Bad" analyses if we didn't pay homage to the awards in some way. So to celebrate, we've taken a lo...
Cosmological theory suggests that the universe began as a primeval atom. The "God Particle"? Through forces, as yet unknown, an enormous release of energy caused space to expand into all we see today....
It was another busy week. The local news captivated me with football, mayorality disgrace, stolen toys and Justin Bieber's wardrobe malfunctions. All train wrecks.
After walking the floor at Montreal Comic-Con for a few hours on Saturday, one thing became abundantly clear: the majority of the commercial activity that was taking place at this physical event cannot be duplicated or replicated in a digital format. By cultivating true fans and giving them unique opportunities to connect and share, they're not only keeping alive a traditional media channel (or two), but they're inventing new and fascinating ways to extend their characters and build interest.