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Friday Nite Videos | November 3, 2017

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Time Travel in Fiction

How time travel functions in popular movies and books – not the time machines, but how it affects the characters’ timelines. With appearances by Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter, Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, and more.

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Ava DuVernay Thinks Little Brown Girls Should Be Space Travelers, Too

Mattie Kahn Elle
People seem to think that a movie or a television show or a book is "diverse" when there are "one or two black people or brown people, or one girl or a couple of girls," DuVernay says. "Inclusion is really half—half of the cast, half of the directors, half of the writers are women or girls, half of the room, more than half of the room is of color," she says. "I think we get really satisfied with less.

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Science Fiction’s Under-Appreciated Feminist Icon

Gabrielle Bellot The Atlantic
The French comic series Valérian and Laureline, newly adapted into a summer blockbuster, gave the genre one of its first protagonists to powerfully own her womanhood.

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Red, Reich and Blue: Building the World of ‘The Man in the High Castle’

JEREMY EGNER New York Times
This new series on Amazon imagines a world in which the Axis powers triumphed in World War II and carved up America into three zones: the Greater Nazi Reich in the East and Midwest, ruled from New York; the Japanese Pacific States, ruled from San Francisco; and a derelict neutral zone splitting them, running roughly along the Rocky Mountains.
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