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Still Processing

109 EpisodesProduced by The New York TimesWebsite

Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and patholo… read more

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We Need Bad Women

After watching the blockbuster hit "Ocean’s 8" and BBC America’s cat-and-mouse drama "Killing Eve," we noticed some similarities in these leading women - they’re all “bad.” They’re indulgent and driven. They care about their work more than your feelings. They perform for each other more than they do for men (do they even perform for men?). They’re complicated and that’s why we like them. So we wonder: is our current cultural climate — specifically around this #MeToo moment — making space for more dynamic women characters?

Discussed this week:

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins uses signs to advocate for criminal justice reform

Actor Ari'el Stachel delivers moving speech at the 72nd annual Tony Awards

"The Man Behind the Music of 'Broad City'" (Stacey Anderson, The New York Times, March 22, 2016)

"This is America” (Childish Gambino, 2018)

"All Mine" (Kanye West, 2018)

"Why 'You are loved' & 'please reach out' are crappy things to post after someone has died by suicide" (Deanna Zandt, Medium, June 8, 2018)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255

"Dykes to Watch Out For" (Alison Bechdel, 1983-2008)

"Ocean's 8" (dir: Gary Ross, Warner Bros., 2018)

"Killing Eve" (Sid Gentle Films, 2018)

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