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7 Ways to Resist This Week

7 Ways to Resist This Week

Take a Girls Trip, stream Comic-Con, slam Donald Trump with poetry, and more ways to resist this week.

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Want to go on a trip? See Girls Trip. The new comedy, starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish, is a refreshing take on a male-heavy genre. Written by Kenya Barris (Black-ish) and Tracy Oliver (Barbershop: The Next Cut), the film is centered on four female friends who take a raucous romp through the Big Easy. In between the partying, fighting, and flirting with men, the friends form new bonds of sisterhood. See in it theaters this weekend.

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Reporter Joshua Green has released an insightful new book on the 2016 election: Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency. Drawing on six years of interviews, the book traces the rise of the alt-right and the various other political forces that led to Hillary Clinton's loss and Trump's surprise win, against all odds. Much of it swirls around former Breitbart head Steve Bannon and his role in taking charge of and refocusing Trump's campaign after a years-long quest to discredit the Democratic nominee. Find it in bookstores or on


Do not fear. If you can't make it to San Diego for Comic-Con this weekend, or if you hate crowds, there are plenty of ways to stream the world's largest assemblage of geek culture. The comic book/sci-fi bacchanal that includes panels for favorite shows such as Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Walking Dead, The 100, Wynonna Earp, Stranger Things, Supergirl, and Arrow kicked off Thursday, but there's plenty more to come. While many of the major panels are not streamed live, there are ways to feel like a part of the amazing mayhem from the comfort of your couch. Comic-Con has teamed up with IGN and Twitter to stream the entire event. So don your Westworld costume and settle in for a long weekend!



The second season of Issa Rae's very enjoyable series Insecure premieres Sunday night on HBO. Rae -- known for her Awkward Black Girl web series and book -- stars in and executive produces this comedy about a young African-American woman struggling to find her place in modern-day Los Angeles. We're excited to see where Issa's relationship with Lawrence heads, and if Issa BFF Molly will break the glass ceiling at her law firm. Oh, we also want a regular queer character!


Tyler the Creator, Scum Fuck Flower Boy

This mastermind from the rap collaboration known as Odd Future has made quite a name for himself since bursting on the scene in 2009 (when he was all of 18). Now, with several albums under his belt -- some of which contained lyrics seen by many as misogynistic and homophobic -- Tyler releases Scum Fuck Flower Boy and, maybe, comes out. Songs like "Garden Shed" and lyrics like "I've been kissing white boys since 2004" seem pretty clear, but this artist has always been a provocateur, so who knows? Maybe just enjoy the music.


Friends From College

The new Netflix series follows a group of 40-something Harvard alums in New York City as they deal with past and present entanglements, with nostalgia and the nurturing of old friendships sometimes getting in the way of current relationships. The cast includes Fred Savage and Billy Eichner as gay couple Max and Felix, plus Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park, Nat Faxon, and Greg Germann. Stream it here.


Brave New Voices

The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in San Francisco offers an opportunity for young people presents platforms for young people from around the world to share stories of their hopes, dreams, and everyday lives. Saturday brings a free program, Global Is Local: Witness the World, in the Yerba Buena Gardens, with an international lineup of young poets reading their work, and the Grand Slam Finals at the War Memorial Opera House. Find tickets and more info here.

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