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Photo: Richard Young/Shutterstock.Some punishments fit the crime, while others spiral out of proportion. We get it, there are actions that deserve to be cancelled, but for some people, the slightest slip-up can be life-ruining. With Cancel Cancel Culture, Refinery29 will examine the implications of "cancelling" public figures whose fuckups — major or minor — were…
December 30, 2019 5:05AM PT The last ten years have been among the music industry’s most celebratory, and at the same time, the decade has introduced seismic shifts in consumption, culture and technology. Only the strongest survive still holds true — witness how Universal Music Group fortified its global presence to market share leader by…
XI'AN, China, Jan. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, Shaanxi has been taking the globally leading position of promoting tourism and culture, and now has grown into the "web celebrity" in the global tourism market. In the era dominated by social media and network flow, Shaanxi has been closely following the pace of the…
Actor Hank Azaria will no longer voice the Indian character Apu in the hit television series, The Simpsons, United States media have reported, more than two years after accusations of racism marred the long-running animated series. In the show, character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is the manager of the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store and a mainstay of the…
In 2020, more than a million American workers will be eligible to earn overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).This is the first time in 15 years that the federal minimum salary threshold for overtime has increased.To understand how this change will impact businesses and their employees, two executives from ADP weighed in on…
There’s at least one fellow Brit cheering on Prince Harry amid the royal’s decision to “step back” from his formal duties alongside Meghan Markle.In an interview for Andy Co
Erin Kodicek on December 27, 2019 Share Lindy West, celebrated author of the memoir and Hulu series Shrill, is known for her acerbic wit and keen appreciation of the (culturally) absurd, something on full display in her latest book, The Witches Are Coming. In it, she does a deep dive into how we got into…
Image: The CircleA Netflix reality TV show lets contestants “catfish” each other in competition for a $100,000 prize. But just like its catfishing contestants, what The Circle says it is, and what it is really about, are quite different things.The Circle, which debuted earlier this month, claims to be a show in which “anyone can…
NewsTop stories Another disposable camera app, but this one has a big name behind it. ScreenShot: David's Disposable/App Store More than a dozen apps in the photo category of Apple’s App Store appropriate the shoddy, snapshot esthetics of single-use, or disposable, cameras. The newest joining this niche category two weeks ago features nothing unique. Yet…
Warning: This article includes excerpts featuring transphobic writing.Fans and critics alike have been calling out Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling for years for her history of playing online footsie with noted transphobes. This week, she finally made explicit what a lot of those fans and critics have argued: She's an aggressive biological essentialist, and vocally…