editorials

here’s why dobby’s death is the saddest in ‘harry potter’

This article originally appeared on MTV News. Sit down, son. We’re about to have a very difficult conversation. (Unless you’re one of the four people on the earth who isn’t a “Harry Potter” fan. If you’re one of those four people, you’re excused. See yourself out.) We’re here to talk about who died the second-saddest […] Read more…

‘the intern’ will make you rethink women crying at work

This piece originally appeared on MTV News. “The Intern” will make you do a lot of things: appreciate the nice-dude/want him to be my dad genius of Robert De Niro. Covet Anne Hathaway’s fashion e-tailer’s stylish wardrobe. Dream of a beautiful, spacious New York apartment. It will also make you rethink your stance on women […] Read more…

all i want for christmas is a non-gendered toy

This article originally appeared on MTV News. When I was a kid, about this time of year I was perma-lurking around the Christmas tree, eyeing up that pile every day for any new boxes made out to Lil’ Baby Kase. Every package was shaken and considered carefully, its contents triumphantly announced. I was basically a […] Read more…

upset about ‘the interview’? here’s one way you can fight back

This article originally appeared on MTV News. It’s hard right now to feel like moviegoers have any power. “The Interview,” the film at the center of North Korea’s massive hack, subsequent leak of information from Sony, and, ultimately, athreat of terrorist action, has been pulled from release. There are no plans for a later release […] Read more…

why isn’t there any sex in ‘harry potter’?

This article originally appeared on MTV News. r a certain (large) group of people, “Harry Potter” is synonymous with adolescence and growing up, becoming the wizard person you’re meant to be. It’s about challenges, friendship, morality and all the things you grapple with as you wander through your teenaged years — except sex. I read […] Read more…

why the 2014 golden globes nominees are no laughing matter

This article was originally published on MTV News. When the nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual open bar awards gala, the Golden Globes, were announced Thursday morning, something funny happened in the Best Picture – Comedy or Musical category. Or, wait: nothing funny happened. While there are a few laughs in the category, […] Read more…

cheaper than cheap: unpaid internships may be illegal

Are you now, or have you ever been an unpaid intern? Did you feel like you were helpful around the office, actively contributing as part of a team and seeing your work pay off in a final product? Were you given space to work independently, without a supervisor breathing down the back of your neck […] Read more…

barack obama and the war on christmas

WASHINGTON–All of you out there still worrying that President Barack Obama is a secret Muslim, rest easy: despite online rumors that the National Christmas Tree displayed on the ellipse in front of the White House would be called (gasp!) the National Holiday Tree this year, it just isn’t true. The National Christmas Tree will be […] Read more…

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