The Black, the White and the Angry | New York Times
3 passages from A.O. Scott’s review of “Django Unchained”:

“Lincoln” and “Django Unchained,” the one a sober historical drama and the other a wild and bloody live-action cartoon, are essentially about different solutions to the same problem.
“White guys abolish slavery like this” (pass constitutional amendment); “but black guys, they abolish slavery like this” (blow up plantation).
So maybe it’s not so different from “Lincoln,” after all. And if “Django Unchained” is not better, it is arguably more radical, both as cinema and as (fanciful) history. A double feature might be just the thing, if you have five and a half hours to spare. By any means necessary!

The Black, the White and the Angry | New York Times

3 passages from A.O. Scott’s review of “Django Unchained”:

“Lincoln” and “Django Unchained,” the one a sober historical drama and the other a wild and bloody live-action cartoon, are essentially about different solutions to the same problem.

“White guys abolish slavery like this” (pass constitutional amendment); “but black guys, they abolish slavery like this” (blow up plantation).

So maybe it’s not so different from “Lincoln,” after all. And if “Django Unchained” is not better, it is arguably more radical, both as cinema and as (fanciful) history. A double feature might be just the thing, if you have five and a half hours to spare. By any means necessary!

Sexts from “Hillary”: Political Animals’ Bawdy Alternative History | Time

USA network says the miniseries Political Animals (debuts July 15), about a First Lady who dumps her philandering husband, then becomes Secretary of State for the man who beat her in a run for President, is not about Hillary Clinton. I believe them. Political Animals, an inconsistent, sometimes ludicrous, but also juicily fun political soap, is about something that ultimately makes for better TV: the idea of Hillary Clinton.
Think of Animals as the TV equivalent of Texts from Hillary. The Internet meme from this past spring used a photo (from TIME magazine) of Clinton sitting on a military plane, wearing sunglasses and staring sternly at a Blackberry, paired them with other celebrity photos and captioned them LOLCats-style. (Obama: “Hey Hil, Whatchu doing?” Clinton: “Running the world.”) It gave us an outsized icon of Hillary as international badass, telling it straight, getting ‘er done, no time for b.s. or wimps.

Sexts from “Hillary”: Political Animals’ Bawdy Alternative History | Time

USA network says the miniseries Political Animals (debuts July 15), about a First Lady who dumps her philandering husband, then becomes Secretary of State for the man who beat her in a run for President, is not about Hillary Clinton. I believe them. Political Animals, an inconsistent, sometimes ludicrous, but also juicily fun political soap, is about something that ultimately makes for better TV: the idea of Hillary Clinton.

Think of Animals as the TV equivalent of Texts from Hillary. The Internet meme from this past spring used a photo (from TIME magazine) of Clinton sitting on a military plane, wearing sunglasses and staring sternly at a Blackberry, paired them with other celebrity photos and captioned them LOLCats-style. (Obama: “Hey Hil, Whatchu doing?” Clinton: “Running the world.”) It gave us an outsized icon of Hillary as international badass, telling it straight, getting ‘er done, no time for b.s. or wimps.

Kid Cudi | The Ruler and the Killer

Best of all is Kid Cudi’s gothic rap-rock epic ”The Ruler and the Killer,” which feels every bit as dystopian as Collins’ book. With chest-pounding military drums and a menacing Big Brother refrain (”You don’t talk/You’ll say nothing, okay?”), it doesn’t sound anything like Burnett’s kinder, gentler vision for the soundtrack. And maybe that’s why it totally captures the spirit of the film: If there’s one thing that the warriors of District 12 hate just as much as the regular kids who love The Hunger Games, it’s respecting authority.

The Hunger Games Soundtrack [Review] | EW