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The Divergent Series Is the Ultimate Teen Dystopian Sugar Rush

Divergent and its sequels don’t make a whole lot of sense—but what they do have is a blend of wish-fulfillment, anarchic WTFery and actual social commentary that amounts to the Platonic ideal of “dystopia as cotton candy.” You will be in a sugar coma at the end of this film, but the sacrifice of your brain may not be…

Sleeping With Other People, and the Asshole's Quest for True Love

“Men and women can’t be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way,” Harry famously tells Sally at the beginning of Nora Ephron’s classic 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. “Men and women can’t be friends,” parrots Natasha Lyonne, best friend to the Sally of Leslye Headland’s new movie Sleeping With…

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