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In Russia, portraying women's bodies can get you arrested

  • "I believe that the persecution began in February 2019, when Yulia decided to stage the play "Blue and Pink" (about gender stereotypes) in her city," said Plusnina in an email regarding these meetings with the authorities.
  • The pornography charge came after the police discovered a group called "The Vagina Monologues" (named after Eve Ensler's play) that Tsvetkova founded and moderated on Russian social media network VKontakte, which encourages women "to remove the stigma around the vagina and female physiology in general." She says that she posted most of the content, which was all created by other people.
  • On June 27, Russia's Youth Day (a national day of celebration), activists and publications posted a "Media Strike for Yulia" banner on their websites and social media platforms.

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Kanye West Is Running For President - Here Are His Top Five Running Mates

  • That is not a typo, Kanye West thinks he should run the country.
  • But if Kanye West is serious, then he will need a team.
  • And most importantly, he’ll need a vice president.
  • She would also be the first vice president/first lady in history.
  • Jay-Z has the brains and the savvy to actually make a real run at the presidency.
  • If he were vice president, he could be the Dick Cheney to Kanye West’s George W.
  • He, arguably, hasn’t collected more haters in one moment than when he rushed Taylor Swift off of the stage at the 2009 VMAs. This is excellent politics.
  • If Kanye West is running for president, there’s no one he’d rather choose than himself.
  • Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.
  • This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth for CCN.com.

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What's wrong with WhatsApp

  • In those early months, WhatsApp – which hovers neatly between the space of email, Facebook and SMS, allowing text messages, links and photos to be shared between groups – was a prime conduit through which waves of news, memes and mass anxiety travelled.
  • The ongoing rise of WhatsApp, and its challenge to both legacy institutions and open social media, poses a profound political question: how do public institutions and discussions retain legitimacy and trust once people are organised into closed and invisible communities?
  • The features that would later allow WhatsApp to become a conduit for conspiracy theory and political conflict were ones never integral to SMS, and have more in common with email: the creation of groups and the ability to forward messages.

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Disgraced historian David Starkey is dropped by publisher over racist slavery comments

  • Starkey, who specializes in history from the Tudor period and and has a reputation as a provocateur, faced widespread condemnation for using derogatory language about Black people in an online interview with conservative commentator Darren Grimes.
  • The interview, which was uploaded to YouTube on June 30, prompted widespread criticism on social media.
  • Sajid Javid, a Conservative member of Parliament and former UK finance minister, called Starkey's comments racist.
  • Grimes promoted a link to the video on June 30 and referred to Starkey as a hero.
  • After widespread criticism of the interview, carried out for his Reasoned UK platform, Grimes posted again on Thursday, conceding he had not been as "engaged" as he ought to have been during the encounter.
  • Grimes said should have "robustly questioned" Starkey about his comments.
  • "It goes without saying that Reasoned UK does not support or condone Dr David Starkey's words," he said.

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A vintage clothing store isn't arguing with customers about wearing masks

  • Bingham said they put up a polite sign when the store reopened on June 1 asking people to wear a mask, so the staff could stay healthy and keep the business open.
  • Bingham said the store has been flooded with calls, emails and social media messages.
  • The store receives a lot of its inventory from estate sales, so the sign is just being honest, she said.
  • Bingham said grandmothers from all over the world have called and left voice mails thanking the store for standing up for them.
  • The social media uproar has attracted new customers to Antique Sugar, but Bingham said the store has paused its online sales on Instagram because of the volume of messages.
  • Bingham said that if anyone at the shop contracted the virus, the store would probably have to close for about two weeks.

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‘The Old Guard’ Review: Teaming Up Down the Centuries

  • Can you still remember those halcyon days when a summer weekend might include leaving the house, going to a multiplex, joining an eager crowd in a big theater, and then watching a terrific action adventure?
  • Well, watching “The Old Guard” on Netflix involves none of those pleasures we took for granted—except for the terrific action adventure.
  • That’s plenty to be thankful for, under the circumstances.
  • Turns out that the movies didn’t get small, at least not all of them, only the screens.

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‘The Old Guard’ Review: Teaming Up Down the Centuries

  • Can you still remember those halcyon days when a summer weekend might include leaving the house, going to a multiplex, joining an eager crowd in a big theater, and then watching a terrific action adventure?
  • Well, watching “The Old Guard” on Netflix involves none of those pleasures we took for granted—except for the terrific action adventure.
  • That’s plenty to be thankful for, under the circumstances.
  • Turns out that the movies didn’t get small, at least not all of them, only the screens.

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Charlie Kaufman Says Old Hollywood, Not Netflix, Killed Movies

  • Mr. Kaufman’s playful, mind-bending screenplays for other directors, including “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” are among the most acclaimed of recent decades.
  • But the two films he has directed were critical hits that made no money.
  • In “Synecdoche, New York” (2008), Phillip...

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Iran struggles to explain fire at Natanz nuclear complex

  • Tehran (CNN) - Iran struggled to explain a fire that tore through the Iranian Natanz nuclear complex on Thursday morning, causing major damage to a site that has been key to the country's uranium enrichment program.
  • No casualties were reported at the facility in Iran's Isfahan Province, south of the capital Tehran, according to semi-official news agency Tasnim.
  • The incident is under investigation, according to state media Press TV, which cited an anonymous Iranian security official as saying that there was "no evidence" of sabotage.
  • Questions are swirling in the international community about the incident, which comes just a week after a major explosion on the outskirts of Tehran, near the town of Parchin and a military facility.
  • Ramazanali Ferdowsi, the governor of Natanz, said the fire only damaged a building under construction within the complex, and did not affect the main area of the nuclear facility, Tasnim reported.

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Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters

  • New York (CNN Business) - Two of the most classic pieces of Americana are coming together this summer: drive-in theaters and Walmart.
  • Beginning in August, the retailer is converting 160 of its US store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters.
  • As the pandemic continues, drive-in theaters have been making a comeback as a safe alternative to the traditional movie theaters that remain closed in much of the country.
  • Walmart is partnering with Tribeca Enterprises, the Robert De Niro-backed media company, to program the films.
  • Locations and movie titles haven't yet been announced, but they will be revealed later on a special website.
  • Drive-in movie venues have been popping up all over the country, with small business owners forced temporarily to shut down their traditional theater operations opting to reopen old drive-in locations or build makeshift theaters in parking lots in a bid to make up for lost income.

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