Tag Archives: Middle

Guilty Pleasure? In the Middle of a Pandemic, Can't We Retire the Term for Good?

Romance novels, associated with women, are derided as formulaic and predictable—the ultimate guilty pleasure. Mysteries and thrillers have a set structure, too, but remain popular with men so those are spared the designation. Soap operas and dating shows are coded female, so those are worthless; professional wrestling, although sometimes just as scripted, reads as male.…

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This Video of Kristen Bell Listening to Dax Shepard Discuss the Middle Finger With Their Daughter Is Everything

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are two of the most down-to-earth celebrity couples around, and they’ve never shied away from letting the world in on some of the parenting successes and failures. (See also: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.) While the couple is pretty protective of their daughters’ privacy—you won’t see Delta and Lincoln’s faces…

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'Eighth Grade' Is Awkward, Heartbreaking, and Beautiful—Just Like Your Middle School Experience

Watching Bo Burnham’s debut feature, Eighth Grade, evokes the same feeling of hearing your voice on a recording—it exposes you and cuts to your core. The film follows 13-year-old Kayla, played by a pitch-perfect Elsie Fisher, throughout her last week of middle school. Kayla’s a pimple-prone girl so shy she wins the “most quiet” superlative…

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