The team behind ‘Thug Notes’ has more OG education up its sleeve

A parody of CliffsNotes, Thug Notes is as educational as it is comedic, cutting to the heart of such classic texts as Crime and Punishment and The Great Gatsby and encouraging readers to develop their own understanding of the book. Reading along with the hilarious Sparky, played by L.A.-based comedian Greg Edwards, viewers can’t help but come back every week for a new video and, whether they realize it or not, they’re taking their own steps to learn outside of the classroom.

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Introducing Sir Mix-a-Lot’s little-known back-to-school jam

Less than a year after exploding on YouTube with “Christmas Jammies,” the Holderness family has returned with their latest viral sensation, “Baby Got Class.”

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I believe in the equality of women, and more than that, I believe we have to consider all of the things that contribute to identity: race, class, gender, sexuality. The things that shape how we move through the world. Feminism is part of my identity, but it’s not the whole of my identity. But it’s also a guide; trying to understand the world and how it affects women, and what we can do to change those things that affect women negatively.

Your guide to BBC America’s ‘Intruders’

The Internet sure loves a good mystery.

With the popularity of True DetectiveOrphan Black, and even Game of Thrones—along with the Purple Wedding, remember trying to figure out who killed Jon Arryn back in season 1?—over the past few years, we love to dig deeper than what we see on the screen and try to get to the bottom of whodunit. And it’s not just the question that drives people: It’s the motive, the endgame, and just what makes a character tick, the pieces that can’t be satisfied with your typical broadcast procedural drama.

We just don’t like being spoon-fed the answers anymore.

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Congress banned from editing Wikipedia for transphobic revisions

The user changed the page for Orange is the New Black, which stars transgender woman Laverne Cox, so that, instead of saying that the series “contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman,” it read, “Orange Is the New Black contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real man pretending to be a woman.” Whoever was behind the edit then cited an article from the conservative National Review with the headline “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman” and the sub-headline “Facts are not subject to our feelings.”

You can now watch the beginning of the 'Saved by the Bell' movie

Saved by the Bell may have proported to promote family-friendly teen fare, but behind the scenes, it was a completely different story, according Lifetime’s new unauthorized biopic. The network is giving fans a taste of the film on its Facebook page in advance of its television premiere.

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Anatomy of Films [wronghands]

Previously: Anatomy of Songs

Cymbalism:

#ok but you left out ‘white male angst’ and ‘characterless female love-interest to worry about’