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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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Camille Paglia Talks About This Crazy Weather We’re Having

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Camille Paglia, self-appointed feminist gadfly, is back at Salon with an interview in which she rides her various well-worn hobbyhorses into the glowing late-July sunset. Almost everything she says in this most recent (beware, there are more coming) installment — about topics like Bill Cosby, Emma Sulkowicz and the Clintons — ranges from incorrect to out of touch to genuinely insightful to extremely funny. She loves Freud, and also really loves Camille Paglia.

Well, not to be outdone in the scramble for those precious Paglia pageviews, we also talked to Paglia* about the hottest topic of the day: the hot weather we’ve been having lately. I mean seriously, it’s humid. So humid that only one thought came to mind: what does Camille Paglia think about the state of the thermometer, nay, both the thermometer and the barometer? Read on to find out.
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The Onion Is Releasing a Web Series Spoofing VICE’s Pairing of Conflict Coverage and Youth Culture

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Nothing, regardless of how obscure or unexpected, is safe from falling into the funhouse mirror of being Onion-ized.  Today alone, topics ranging from stadium bathroom floors to Dr. Seuss to garbage were subjected to The Onion‘s absurdist spin. But some subjects — particularly some media companies — need a little extra attention from the parody journal.
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Watch: Tom Cruise Obliterates Jimmy Fallon in Lip Sync Battle

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Tom Cruise embarked on a new mission last night, which proved to be not at all impossible. He joined, and obliterated, Jimmy Fallon in a lip-sync battle on The Tonight Show. The Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation star kicked off the competition with The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face,” and then Meat Loaf’s “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” a rendition he dedicated to all the “Jersey girls on these hot summer nights.”
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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.”
…Read More

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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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Donald Trump’s Unearthed Rape Accusation Is a Sobering Reminder of the Person Beneath the Punchline

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It’s an average Tuesday, which means that once again, a prominent Republican figure — or in this case, his lawyer — has said something profoundly ignorant about rape. Yesterday, The Daily Beast revisited a disturbing passage in Harry Hurt III’s 1993 Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, one that’s newly relevant given Trump’s presidential campaign, his bigoted remarks on Mexican immigrants, and the recent, long-overdue scrutiny of powerful men accused of sexual assault.
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