Clearly, U.S. groups recognized the market for homophobia stateside was dwindling, and so tried to sell it somewhere else. Meaning that Africa isn’t just where we send our losing team’s Super Bowl shirts; it’s also where we now send our losing political philosophies.
Game of Thrones’ fourth season didn’t end on the image A Storm of Swords’ readers thought it would. Instead, it concluded with Arya Stark sailing away. If you’ve read the books, you think you know where the story is going — but there’s no reason it needs to go there. It’s a wide-open sea, and there’s never been a better time for Game of Thrones to chart a new course.
The only problem with the Dr. Oz effect is that magic pills don’t, technically, exist, and Dr. Oz knows that.
Last week, the Senate grilled and shamed Dr. Mehmet Oz for hawking miracle pills on his popular syndicated TV talk show. On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver did the same, but much more amusingly.
Trial by combat is, according to Tyrion Lannister, “deciding a man’s guilt or innocence in the eyes of the gods by having two other men hack each other to pieces.” But the practice has real medieval history.
For all her inner strength, Arya has always been a pawn in the game of thrones — and while Cersei once said the only options are “win” or “die,” Arya has embraced her newfound agency by discovering a third option: removing herself from the board altogether.
For anyone who recalls the depth and potency of Ygritte and Jon’s chemistry, [her death is] a poignant moment. But it’s also a surprisingly generic one for a show that routinely goes out of its way to surprise an audience that thinks it understands the rules of fantasy fiction.