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Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Cannibalism, Psychedelics, and 'Horrifying' Racism Allegations

Perhaps it is unsurprising that Ana Lily Amirpour’s sophomore movie, The Bad Batch, is controversial—it depicts a harsh dystopian desert world in which characters are dismembered for food and society is brutally divided into the haves and the have-nots (the titular “bad batch”). Much of the conversation online about…

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Texas Law Allows Child Welfare Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Foster Children and Adoptive Parents

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into a law House Bill 3859, which allows religious (and tax-payer funded!) foster care and adoption agencies to deny services “under circumstances that conflict with the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” In other words, when this law goes into effect,…