Last fall when a "Jane the Virgin" episode aired with Xiomara revealing she recently had an abortion, it wasn't just a perfectly logical choice for a character whom viewers had come to know over the show's ever eventful three seasons. It was a subtle callback to a landmark television moment nearly five decades earlier. In 1972 another fictional 40-something woman — a married suburban housewife — was shown, finding herself unexpectedly knocked up. Played by the formidable Bea Arthur, Maude Findlay is perhaps not the typical face of abortion. She is an educated, affluent woman with a family of her own, privileged to live in New York, where the procedure has already been legal months before the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Yet her choice, presented in a two-part episode of "Maude," was more than another topical issue for the show's creator Norman Lear to tackle; it seemed at the time to be the logical start of television's having … [Read more...] about TV’s twisted abortion history: How the conversation changed about choice
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Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. Photo: Netflix Photo: Netflix Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. Sister Cathy Cesnik, whose unsolved 1969 murder is explored in the Netflix documentary series "The Keepers," is pictured with her father, Joseph Cesnik. Photo: Netflix Best Netflix documentaries right … [Read more...] about Best Netflix documentaries right now
The story of this iteration of Spider-Man follows a Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales who is bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway. The official synopsis reads: "Miles suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. "When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. "Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world. Related articles Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse: Can you download the script online? Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse DVD release date: When is it out? Can you watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse online? Is it legal? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still playing in cinemas, and has a long run ahead of it. As of right now, there is no way to watch Spider-Man online, and any site purporting to have it is illegal, so … [Read more...] about Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse streaming: Can you watch the movie online legally?
Editors of television programmes streamed on China’s Netflix-like iQiyi site appear to be blurring the earlobes of male actors with earrings, according to web users in the country. Doctored images of male actors on a show called Sisters Flower Shop alongside earlier footage where they were sporting earrings have been posted online. In another show, I, Actor, the earlobes of the actor and singer Jǐng Bórán also appear to have been edited. A public relations officer at iQiyi told the website Sixth Tone that the company “hadn’t received any instruction from the relevant department” to edit footage of earrings worn by men. Earrings are common among male Chinese pop stars, actors and TV hosts. Two of China’s best-known male pop stars, Kris Wu and Lu Han, who are former members of the Chinese-Korean boy band EXO, typically wear earrings. Over the past year, masculinity has become a subject of public debate. Some people have criticised popular … [Read more...] about Male TV stars’ earrings censored on Chinese site, say viewers
New Year's Eve is here, and USA TODAY has live video of celebrations around the world. As the clock strikes midnight, USA TODAY will livestream the festivities as they happen. From Australia to New York's Times Square, below is a tentative schedule of the celebrations of New Year's Eve and countdown for 2019 that you will see on this page. These locations are subject to change. 6 a.m. ET – Auckland, New Zealand 8 a.m. ET – Sydney, Australia 10 a.m. ET – Tokyo, Japan 11 a.m. ET – Hong Kong 1:30 p.m. ET – New Delhi, India 2 PM p.m. ET– Karachi, Pakistan 4 PM p.m. ET – Moscow, Russia 5 PM p.m. ET – Cape Town, South Africa 6 PM p.m. ET – Rome, Italy 7 PM p.m. ET – London, UK 9 p.m. ET – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12 a.m. ET – New York City, US You might also be interested in: Beyond Times Square: 5 … [Read more...] about Live stream: Watch as the New Year rings in around the world