The Edge of Democracy chronicles the downfall of Brazils political leaders

The Edge of DemocracyElenaAs both Costa and the democratic status of Brazil reach their thirties, Costa says she had hoped that [they] would both be standing on solid ground,” but fears the country is moving backward instead. She documents the nations political landscape for the past three decades through both the lens of her personal experience as a working-class citizen and footage of the countrys leaders. In a little over two hours, Costa attempts to deconstruct the nations complicated relationship with democracy, sharing a cautionary tale for any nation struggling with political division and corruption. begins with the creation of Brazil’s Workers’ Party in 1980one of the biggest political movements in Latin American historywhich effectively ended the reign of the …

Kristen Wiig’s comedy pulls out of Georgia after anti-abortion bill signing

(CNN)The creative team behind “Bridesmaids” has joined a growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. There has been a major backlash from Hollywood and calls for a boycott of the many TV and film productions in the state. Most recently, executive producers for “The Power,” an Amazon show by Sister Pictures, said creators of the series decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of the controversial bill. TV show producers cancel plans to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of abortion law Executive producers Jane Featherstone and Naomi De Pear said that decision was “a direct response to the signing.” “We feel we have to stand up for …

When did Bran Stark become the most relatable character on ‘Game of Thrones’?

Same, Bran. Same.Image: Helen Sloan / HBO Game of Thrones Season 8 has had no shortage of twists, good and bad. (Okay, mostly bad.) But the biggest one, in my book?  Bran Stark, he of Three-Eyed Raven nonsense, emerging as the most relatable character in all of Westeros.  No, really. Up through Season 7, I was, like so many others, a Bran hater. I sighed theatrically whenever his scenes came up, I yelled at the TV as yet another kind-hearted Northerner sacrificed themselves for him, I took pleasure in dunking on him relentlessly.  watch jon snow gradually realize that bran is a fucking weirdo pic.twitter.com/hvV8UXSbgW — Kathryn VanArendonk (@kvanaren) April 15, 2019 Bran may not be much of a talker …

John Oliver’s deep dive on the Green New Deal is an eye-opener

Chances are you’ve probably heard talk about the Green New Deal over the past few weeks. But what exactly is it, and why are so many politicians getting charged up over it? Here to break everything down is John Oliver — with a little help from a very sweary, R-rated version of Bill Nye. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Varys’ betrayal was foreshadowed all the way back in Season 2

I'd be pissed too, Daenerys.Image: hbo Now that Game of Thrones is back to politics as usual, the key players and betrayers who defined the game are back in a big way. And episode 4 of Season 8 set up a double cross from one of the best: Varys. But you don’t even need to take the spider at his word when he told Tyrion a whopping two times in the last episode that he’d betray Daenerys. The precedent for Varys committing treason against his Queen is not only established in his character, but also predicted in an old prophecy many have forgotten about. Daenerys already received plenty of warnings about betrayal. Image: PAUL SCHIRALDI/HBO Back in Season 2 when …

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ setting up Sansa and Tyrion to win the Iron Throne?

Sansa already told Tyrion what it would take for them to work.Image: hbo Despite a season filled with inexplicable (arguably unjustified) twists, Game of Thrones Episode 4 Season 8 has begun a seemingly inevitable march toward crowning the most rote successor to the Iron Throne possible: Jon Snow. Or, if we’re being nihilistic, continuing the reign of Cersei Lannister. But if there were any justice in this world (and to be fair, there might not be), the best and most thematically appropriate wild card that should reign over the Seven Kingdoms is Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister. And their potential ascension is far more than just wishful thinking. What began as the most inappropriate couple might into the saviors of …