Penny Dreadful Has Been Taking a Gloriously Misandrist Left Turn

Penny Dreadful is a slow-burning and terrific show, one that for the last three seasons has taken iconic literary figures—Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Dracula—and used them to explore the pathos behind monstrosity. It’s also pitch-perfect at capturing the gloom of 19th century London, the tenor of Victorian horror,…

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If I Admit That 'Hating Men' Is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning It Into a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Okay, so maybe you are a man. Maybe you haven't had the easiest ride in life—maybe you grew up in poverty; you've experienced death, neglect, and despair; you hate your job, your car, your body. Maybe somebody (or multiple somebodies) pulverized your heart, or maybe you've never even been loved enough to know what a…

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