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Co-director Lake Bell on Pam & Tommy: The series allowed Pamela Anderson to finally be depicted as human
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Co-director Lake Bell on Pam & Tommy: The series allowed Pamela Anderson to finally be depicted as human

"When I heard about the Pam & Tommy series, I remember thinking, 'I hope this is something that has a wisdom and generosity to it because it was pretty atrocious the way that it was handled at the time.'" says Lake Bell in an exclusive interview.

WeWork review: A modest and tropey examination of capitalist greed
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WeWork review: A modest and tropey examination of capitalist greed

WeWork documentary finds the sweet spot between history and mythmaking, reportage and dramatisation, but by no means is an investigative film.

Is Harry Potter now on HBO Max or Amazon Prime? Tracing why a film or show keeps switching streaming platforms
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Is Harry Potter now on HBO Max or Amazon Prime? Tracing why a film or show keeps switching streaming platforms

As streaming services proliferate, it is becoming more of a challenge to track down your favorite TV shows and blockbuster movies when streaming services can change up their offerings every month.

In her debut novel, author Zakiya Dalila Harris explores corporate America's efforts to embrace diversity
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In her debut novel, author Zakiya Dalila Harris explores corporate America's efforts to embrace diversity

An intriguing mash-up of mystery, thriller, sci-fi and social commentary, The Other Black Girl is set inside Wagner Books, a publishing company where Nella Rogers is an editorial assistant and the only Black girl in the office.

Streaming giants Netflix, Amazon attempt to discourage subscribers from sharing account passwords
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Streaming giants Netflix, Amazon attempt to discourage subscribers from sharing account passwords

Password sharing is estimated to cost streaming services several billion dollars a year in lost revenue. That’s a small problem now for an industry that earns about $120 billion annually, but something it needs to address as spending on distinctive new programing skyrockets.

Kiera Allen on upending disability stereotypes with Hulu's thriller Run, also starring Sarah Paulson
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Kiera Allen on upending disability stereotypes with Hulu's thriller Run, also starring Sarah Paulson

'There is so little media representation of people with disabilities that I feel like I’m representing an entire community because of this lack of visibility,' says Kiera Allen who makes her debut with the Hulu thriller Run.

Hulu to produce, release 1619 Project documentary series examining legacy of slavery in America
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Hulu to produce, release 1619 Project documentary series examining legacy of slavery in America

The announcement was an outgrowth of a deal announced last summer by the Times.

Britney Spears reacts to NYT documentary on her: 'Embarrassed by the light they put me in'
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Britney Spears reacts to NYT documentary on her: 'Embarrassed by the light they put me in'

"I cried for two weeks," says Britney Spears after watching parts of the NYT documentary.

The Handmaid's Tale creator Bruce Miller on upcoming season, series' future: 'I feel like I could go on forever'
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The Handmaid's Tale creator Bruce Miller on upcoming season, series' future: 'I feel like I could go on forever'

Miller said he’s fascinated by what unfolds in Atwood’s 2019 companion novel, The Testaments, set 15 years later. Whether it’s going to be “part of our future, that’s a bigger question,” he said. Hulu acquired rights to the book with a sequel series in mind.

Sally Rooney's novel Conversations with Friends to be adapted, cast of TV show announced
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Sally Rooney's novel Conversations with Friends to be adapted, cast of TV show announced

Lenny Abrahamson, who directed the adaptation of Rooney's Normal People starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, will also be directing Conversations with Friends

Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's next, Apples Never Fall, to release on 14 September
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Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's next, Apples Never Fall, to release on 14 September

Apples Never Fall's characters include retired tennis coaches Stan and Joy Delaney and their four adult children as Liane Moriarty once again brings readers “behind the closed doors of seemingly tranquil suburbia".

Netflix is reportedly working on a spatial audio feature for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
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Netflix is reportedly working on a spatial audio feature for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Even if Netflix brings in the spatial audio feature, it is most likely going to work only for Apple device

Normal People review: Sally Rooney makes a lavish, leisurely meal of her 2018 romance bestseller
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Normal People review: Sally Rooney makes a lavish, leisurely meal of her 2018 romance bestseller

In Normal People, like the lead characters, perception of the 'normal' also comes of age.

How Ramy offers a refreshing but flawed representation of the Muslim experience in America
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How Ramy offers a refreshing but flawed representation of the Muslim experience in America

Ramy tries to undo the damage caused by TV shows like 24 and Homleand, whose vilification of Muslims post-9/11 shaped the prejudices still prevalent among American audiences.

Emmy Awards 2020: From Reese Witherspoon to The Mandalorian, the snubs and the surprises
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Emmy Awards 2020: From Reese Witherspoon to The Mandalorian, the snubs and the surprises

Heading into an Emmys season eclipsed by both Black Lives Matters protests and the COVID-19 pandemic, the question was whether we would see new trends.

Hulu removes American sitcom Golden Girls' episode with actresses Betty White, Rue McClanahan in blackface
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Hulu removes American sitcom Golden Girls' episode with actresses Betty White, Rue McClanahan in blackface

The Golden Girls scene removed from the streaming platform was of episode 23, 'Mixed Feelings,' in season 3.

Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities
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Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities

Taste the Nation sees Padma Lakshmi travel across the US to learn about food of US immigrant and indigenous communities

Disney+ is value addition to Hotstar’s HBO, Showtime, FX offerings: How the rebranding shakes up the Indian streaming market
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Disney+ is value addition to Hotstar’s HBO, Showtime, FX offerings: How the rebranding shakes up the Indian streaming market

The arrival of Disney+ does not mean you should not renew your Netflix and Amazon Prime Video subscriptions, but never relinquish your Hotstar subscription.

Devs review: Will quantum computing debunk the myth of free will? Alex Garland’s sci-fi series explores
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Devs review: Will quantum computing debunk the myth of free will? Alex Garland’s sci-fi series explores

From the two episodes currently available for streaming, it is hard to accurately identify the purpose of the computer at the heart of Devs.