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Emmet Asher-Perrin

Moviegoing During a Pandemic

The debate about going out to movies during what is still very-much-ongoing pandemic keeps spiking every time Denis Villeneuve or Christopher Nolan gives an interview, and every time a movie trailer ends with the proud declaration: “Only in Theaters.”

Because obviously, it’s not quite as simple as: “don’t go to in-theater movies yet, it still isn’t safe”—the way we experience art is important, the communal nature of moviegoing is important, and supporting the work of artists, especially marginalized artists, is important. As the months have gone on, the three of us have talked endlessly about our relationship with movies in general and theatergoing in particular, and after the one-two punch of seeing The Green Knight and Shang-Chi together we decided to hash out some thoughts.

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Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden Talk in Launch for Spiner’s First Book!

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be excited to learn that Brent Spiner has written his first book, a “fictional autobiography” titled Fan Fiction, which takes a look at the relationship between fandom and celebrity. The launch for this book is happening tonight in a conversation between Spiner and his TNG costar, Gates McFadden.

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