What Happened When a Handsome, White Actor Shed a Tear Over ‘Glory’ – The Root

Actor Chris Pine cried over the John Legend-Common performance, and suddenly civil rights has a new “hero.” Chris Pine at the Academy Awards Feb. 22, 2015Youtube screenshot /sl-art-illo-cap /sl-art-illo-cntr There is nothing—nothing—like seeing a handsome, straight, cisgender, wealthy, able-bodied white man cry to remind us how horrific black people had it during the civil rights […]

The End of the Big Mac – The Atlantic

The burger’s demise won’t be marked by a declaration in a quarterly report, but by a collective appreciation for the comfort it offered America. Francis Vallance/Flickr/McDonald’s/The Atlantic If you like to lunch on two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, you’d better act fast: McDonald’s has announced plans […]

J.J. Abrams discusses the lightsaber controversy and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Salon.com

On Wednesday, J.J. Abrams was honored with the Visionary Award at the Visual Effects Society Awards. In a conversation with Collider on red carpet, the “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” director discussed the upcoming “Star Wars” film, CGI versus sets and Simon Pegg and the next “Star Trek” film. Abrams also addressed a major […]