What scares us most on film

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To say that the horror genre is having a moment would be an understatement. Gone are the slasher films of the 80s, and thoughtful movie like Hereditary, Babadook, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night are taking center stage. Within this larger horror revival lives a renaissance of Black Horror. From Get Out to The First Purge, Black writers, producers and directors have illustrated the magic that unfolds when black people have full control of their own art. …


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In May, beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook posted a 40-minute long video titled “Bye Sister.” The video — which called into question the integrity of famed beauty influencer James Charles — amassed tens of millions of views and triggered “Dramageddon 2019.” Evidently, a nuclear event in the beauty community happens annually.

This however, was bigger than 2018’s dramageddon. In a matter of days, James lost over three million subscribers, while Tati’s channel gained around the same amount. The feud spilled into mainstream media, and even outlets like CNN covered the spectacle. When James and Tati did issue statements to the media…

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