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Photo by Abigail Faith on Unsplash

If there’s an abuse of power and everyone sees it, does a career ever die?

I’ve been thinking about separating the art from the artist in the wake of the (yet again) resurfaced and disturbing accusations against Max Landis. In truth, though, I’m often thinking about it, because there is always a new, prominent artist that re-opens a national conversation.

Art is subjective. When I watch a movie, a T.V. show, or listen to a song, my opinion on it is not the only valid opinion. I might think that the newest Taylor Swift song is kind of “meh” while someone else thinks it’s an opus of modern pop music, and that’s totally cool! …


Why Queen B Deserves More And We Do, Too

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Screenshot, Netflix, Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf, “Chuck in Real Life”

**Discussion of toxic/abusive relationships, assault, etc.**

Gossip Girl (2007–2012) never used to interest me. I was definitely a teenage girl, the target demographic, when it premiered, but I missed out. I at least knew the premise: several really rich, young friends get into trouble in the Big Apple and try to maintain their friendships and romances along the way. Simple curiosity prompted me to watch the pilot, and I blew through all six seasons in about a month. …

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Shelby Litwicki

Instructor, opinion-haver, horror fan, not an expert

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