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4 Ways 'Black Panther' Subverts Stereotypes About The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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'Black Panther' serves as an antidote to a few enduring stereotypes concerning MCU movies.
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Black Panther Is a Marvel Movie Superpowered by Its Ideas

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Black Panther , the latest entry in Marvel's shared cinematic universe, is a remarkable feat of world building and visual craft. Its setting, the fictional central African nation of Wakanda, is a technologically advanced wonderland light years ahead of the rest of the world that lives and breathes unlike anything we've seen from Marvel Studios or the superhero genre at large. Its protagonist, King T'Challa-who fights in defense of his nation as the Black Panther, equipped with a bulletproof suit and imbued with enhanced strength, speed, and agility-is played with both regal confidence and...
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Movie review: 'Black Panther' brings the usual African stereotypes to a full stop

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Hollywood rarely has anything interesting to say about Africa. It has always been a blank canvas upon which the colonial dreams of white directors are exercised - and exorcised.
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Police: 2 arrested after missing 16-year-old girl found 'nude and...

Police: 2 arrested after missing 16-year-old girl found 'nude and incoherent' in apartment

The investigation began when the girl went missing and her family received threatening text messages about the child's whereabouts. Read more ...

Customs discovers $13 million worth of meth hidden in frozen fruit

Customs discovers $13 million worth of meth hidden in frozen fruit

Port director David Gonzalez called intercepting the drug-infested fruit an "outstanding interception." Read more ...

'Lava waterfall' reappears at Yosemite National Park

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Photographers in Yosemite National Park encountered the natural phenomenon known as "firefall" where lava appears to be flowing over a cliff at sunset. Read more ...

Putin vowed to aim missiles at U.S. and Europe, but experts say his threat...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin in a speech on Wednesday vowed to aim missiles at Europe and the United States if President Donald Trump deploys missiles closer to Russia, in... Read more ...

Meghan Markle makes surprise visit to NYC for girls' trip, baby shower

Meghan Markle makes surprise visit to NYC for girls' trip, baby shower

The Duchess of Sussex returns to New York City for the first time since her wedding for a few days of rest, shopping and good food with some of her closest friends. Read more ...

Mother sentenced in case of maggot-infested infant found dead in swing

Mother sentenced in case of maggot-infested infant found dead in swing

A defense attorney argued the woman suffered from postpartum depression and self-medicated, but she had no desire to harm her son. Read more ...

Police: Angry father slapped 12-year-old bully who called stepdaughter 'ugly'

Police: Angry father slapped 12-year-old bully who called stepdaughter 'ugly'

"I went up and talked to him and he kept running his mouth. If he was talking to me like that, imagine how he was talking to her," the father asked. Read more ...

Heads up, new parents! Walmart to host 'Baby Savings Day' this weekend

Heads up, new parents! Walmart to host 'Baby Savings Day' this weekend

Attention, new parents! Car seats, sippy cups, pacifiers, diaper bags and more - that's a lot of things to get when you are welcoming a new member to your family. Read more ...

Padres optimism has flopped before, but signing Manny Machado could signal...

Padres optimism has flopped before, but signing Manny Machado could signal new era

When San Diego overhauled its roster in 2015, it didn't work out. This attempt to be improve could bring more rewarding results. Read more ...

Three anti-Brexit Tories quit party to join new centrist group amid 11th...

Three anti-Brexit Tories quit party to join new centrist group amid 11th hour negotiations

Three Conservative members of Parliament - all outspoken opponents of Brexit - have quit the party to join a new centrist group. Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston... Read more ...