I Am Cait

‘I Am Cait': Staging Empathy for Social Change

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Reality TV is indelibly formulaic and beholden to its target audiences. It goes without saying that it seems impossible for it to ever truly document reality, and as a genre, it can even surpass surrealist fiction in its dizzying servings of unreality. This notion arises for different reasons than usual when watching I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner’s E! series about embodying her authentic self — the show presents Jenner publicly, and demands (rather politely) that people describe her on her own terms. 
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Bugs Bunny enjoys a carrot and a ride on a descending bomb compliments of the 529th Bombardment Squadron, 320th Bombardmen Wing.  The squadron's FB-111s have revived the nose art originally used by the B-24 Liberators of the 529th during World War II.

Happy Birthday, Bugs: Ten of Our Favorite ‘Bugs Bunny’ Episodes

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Bugs Bunny turns 75 today, and the Flavorwire staff is celebrating our favorite underdog (or under-lagomorph) escape artist with a carrot fetish and a heavy outer-borough NYC accent. It’s hardly surprising that a wily and clever cartoon character who uses his wits to get one over on bigger, more powerful figures would inspire a website-full of journalist and cultural critics, right? But we’re not alone. America, and the world, loves that wascally wabbit.

To celebrate, here are ten of our absolute favorite episodes.
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The Key & Peele Characters We’ll Miss the Most

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Though Key & Peele is less driven by recurring bits and characters than other major sketch shows, the series’ impending finale will still take some memorable roles off the airwaves for good. Since Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have announced this season of their Comedy Central series will be its last, we’ve rounded up the denizens of Key & Peele‘s wild, weird world we’ll sorely miss. Click through for the full list, from political figures to feminist evangelists.
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I Am Cait

‘I Am Cait': Staging Empathy for Social Change

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Reality TV is indelibly formulaic and beholden to its target audiences. It goes without saying that it seems impossible for it to ever truly document reality, and as a genre, it can even surpass surrealist fiction in its dizzying servings of unreality. This notion arises for different reasons than usual when watching I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner’s E! series about embodying her authentic self — the show presents Jenner publicly, and demands (rather politely) that people describe her on her own terms. 
…Read More