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Reddit Disasters Pile Up: Are The Trolls Running the Site?

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Another high-ranking female employee at Reddit — namely, Head of Community Jessica Moreno — is leaving the company, and although she doesn’t mention gender issues or harassment directly in her statement, the look is not good for the site. As Re/Code’s Noah Kulwin notes, “[Moreno]’s exit is the latest by a female higher-up at the social news site at a time when the company’s efforts to rein in the most toxic elements of its community have been in the spotlight.”
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Diane Keaton Joins Jude Law in Paolo Sorrentino’s TV Series, ‘The Young Pope’

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Diane Keaton’s recent filmography exposes how wildly underused and typecast the iconic actress has been in the last decade. A trip to her IMDB page, for example, shows a series of three consecutive forgettable comedies — SmotherMama’s Boy and Because I Said So —all from 2007, all featuring Keaton as a “smothering” or “meddling” mother.
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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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From Taylor Swift to Jon Stewart, Celebrities Are Getting Called Out for Biases

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Imagine if then-Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac had gently alerted Jon Stewart to his opinion that the host’s impression of Herman Cain “sounded like Kingfish” — and instead of blowing up and dropping an F-bomb, as Stewart reportedly did, the host had taken a beat to think about that critique, and then come back and said, “Hey, you’re right. Let’s drop the impression. Do you have any good ideas for how to target this guy?”
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