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Television’s All-Time Greatest Will They, Won’t Theys

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One of television’s most widespread, and most welcome, recent trends is the rise of the genuine romantic comedy — a show that doesn’t simply build up to two characters’ relationship, but follows it as it deepens and develops. Still, television has excelled at long-running romantic plot lines for years, just in a slightly different incarnation: the Will They, Won’t They, in which a love connection develops (or doesn’t) over a period of years, with lots of tension and mishaps in between. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are ten of the trope’s most iconic examples, from the ’80s sitcom to the modern antihero drama.
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‘Weekend with Bernie’: Young Artists Mobilize for Bernie Sanders’ Democratic Socialism

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“Tonight, with what appears to be a record-breaking voter turnout,” Bernie Sanders told an elated crowd in New Hampshire last evening, “because of a yuge voter turnout — and I say ‘yuge’! — we won — because we harnessed the energy and excitement that the Democratic party will need to succeed in November!” Exit polls from the historic primary victory drive home Sanders’ point; Clinton, who has (until recently) campaigned on the strength of the party establishment, was overtaken in nearly every conceivable demographic and political category, even those in which she once held an outsized advantage. Meanwhile, Sanders’ youth numbers are staggering: 83% of voters ages 18-29 chose him over Clinton.
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Melissa McCarthy Raps Kanye’s Deep Cut, “Butterscotch Man,” in New ‘SNL’ Ad

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Kanye West has plenty of hit singles — “Stronger,” “Jesus Walks,” “Gold Digger,” “Touch the Sky,” — but true fans know that his excellence shines most brightly on the deep cuts. You know, all of 808s & Heartbreak, “Guilt Trip,” and little-known banger “Butterscotch Man.” Melissa McCarthy is a huge fan, apparently, because she raps the hell out of “Butterscotch Man” in this new SNL ad.
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Bernie Sanders vs. Barack Obama: A Hypothetical Basketball Pick-Up Game

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Almost lost in the news of Bernie Sanders’ victory in New Hampshire last night was the footage Fox News showed of his basketball skills. As the votes came in, Sanders was nailing a succession of bank shots in a gym with his family. His apparent prowess calls to mind our current president, and the question of who’d win in a pick-up game between incumbent and aspirant.
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There’s an Overwhelming Amount to Love in the ‘Broad City’ Season 3 Trailer

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This really is quite glorious. My personal excitement in watching the just-released Broad City Season 3 trailer peaked when Jaime (Arturo Castro) tells Ilana it’s time to get off Grindr, and she turns around, sobbing, and moans, “I just want to see penises within a mile of me” as a lonely tear drops down her chin. Surely you will have your own moment with this trailer — or, more likely, many moments. 
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11 Radical Pieces of Yonic Art

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For millennia, the phallus has dominated most of what we call Western society, the infallible power of the patriarchy ever-present in towering skyscrapers, monuments, and even remote controls. That ceaseless worship of the cock was visible in art since before it was “art,” and then in public zones and now, around every corner, in our biggest museums. Well, enough of that. Down with the patriarchy, and down with the artistic phallus.
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