The Women Fighting to Shatter Taboos About Female Sexuality

Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She describes the seemingly insurmountable schism between her neighborhood and the rest of New York City. Even though there was no wall around my community, she says, there was a very effective invisible barrier. Though the Manhattan skyline beckoned from just across the river, it could have been another planet. Only when Feldman was 17 and preparing for her arranged marriage did her elders offer a euphemistic explanation of sex and its sole purpose: reproduction. Her first sexual experience with her husband was painful, unenjoyable, and resulted in her immediate pregnancy. Once I grew into my full feminine power as a woman, she explains, thats when I became completely crushed. Shortly after giving …

Plex partners with Lionsgate to expand its ad-supported video library

Plex has added a new content partner for its soon-to-launch ad-supported video service. The company announced this morning its service will now also include movies from Lionsgate, which will join Plex’s existing partner Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in helping to fill out the forthcoming video-on-demand library. However, unlike with Warner Bros., whose videos will be limited to U.S. viewers, the deal with Lionsgate is for worldwide streaming. (There may be a few titles with geo-restrictions, Plex noted.) “Lionsgate is one of the biggest names in the business and we know our millions of users will enjoy free access to their library of movies,” said Keith Valory, CEO of Plex, in a statement. “Plex caters to the most passionate and …

Googles new feature will help you find something to watch

Google Search can now help you find your next binge. The company this morning announced a new feature that will make personalized recommendations of what to watch, including both TV shows and movies, and point you to services where the content is available. The feature is an expansion of Google’s existing efforts in pointing web searchers to informative content about TV shows and films. Already, a Google search for a TV show or movie title will include a “Knowledge Panel” box at the the top of the search results where you can read the overview, see the ratings and reviews, check out the cast and, as of spring 2017, find services where the show or movie can be streamed or …

This Cosplayer Can Turn Herself Into Any Character (29 New Pics)

Alyson Tabbitha is no different. Except for the fact that being just one hero isn’t enough for her. Sometimes it seems like she wants to embody every single comic book, movie and video game protagonist in existence. At least for a few hours. Keep on scrolling, share your fave Alyson cosplays with your friends, and remember to upvote the ones you love most! When you’re done, check out Bored Panda’s other post about Alyson the cosplayer. #1 Nebula (Guardians Of The Galaxy ) #2 Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts) A mind-boggling 1 million cosplay fans follow Alyson on Instagram, while another 516,000 Internet users follow her on Facebook. I’m sure that some of us are a tiny bit jealous of all …

Twitters Redesign Is Impressive. Is It Enough?

On Monday, Twitter began rolling out its first desktop redesign in seven years. It was a mostly aesthetic makeover, with changes like a new layout, dark mode, and a more prominent search bar. As with anything Twitter, the reaction has been polarizing, with many users criticizing the platform for not doing enough to address its major problems. Today on the Gadget Lab podcast, Arielle, Mike, and Lauren discuss the changes Twitter has made, and how the company continues to grapple with its ongoing existential crisis. Also in the news: The latest eruption of FaceApp paranoia and the nuances of Amazon’s Prime Day. Oh, and Elon Musk wants to drill a computer into your brain.

Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

Good day, and welcome to this Monday edition of The Monitor, WIRED's pop culture news roundup. Today, we've got some sad news from the box office and some good news about Steven Spielberg's West Side Story movie. Oh, Taylor Swift also released a new video. Let's get started. Men in Black: International Didn’t Make Much Money Last Weekend Continuing a trend of sequels and spinoffs underperforming this summer, Men in Black: International did not do well at the box office. Led by Thor: Ragnarok costars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, the film made just $28.5 million domestically this past weekend. Internationally, International made $73.4 million. This comes after franchise films like Dark Phoenix and Godzilla: King of the Monsters also …

You Can’t Hate San Francisco Unless You Love San Francisco

Everybody hates San Francisco right now. “San Francisco broke America’s heart,” The Washington Post declared last month. “This city is dead,” says a prototypical white yuppie as she rides a Muni bus in the new film The Last Black Man in San Francisco. “You don’t get to hate San Francisco. You don’t get to hate it unless you love it,” answers Jimmie Fails, a character played by the actor Jimmie Fails. The scene comes toward the end of the film, which is loosely based on Fails’ real life growing up in San Francisco. It’s a moment both cutting and generous, clarifying the tension at the heart of the film, this city, this country, this time. To hate San Francisco may …

Cantina Talk: Game of Thrones‘ Showrunners Are Helming the Next Star Wars Movie

With everyone hard at work on future projects—like, you know, putting the final touches on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—it's a time of relative calm in the galaxy far, far away. But that doesn't mean there is no news to share about upcoming Star Wars stories. (Though it does seem like Solo put the brakes on actual Star Wars Story movies for a while.) Here's what's going on on the other side of the Outer Rim. Game of Thrones' Showrunners Are Helming the Next Star Wars Movie The Source: Disney PR and Disney CEO Bob Iger, respectively Probability of Accuracy: This is verified truth. The Real Deal: Less than a month after Disney CEO Bob Iger mentioned that Star …

New Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Series Is Coming to Amazon. Sorta

Good morning, and welcome to The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of all the biggest news in movies, TV, music, and pop culture. What's happening today? Well, Amazon has nabbed the international rights to the forthcoming Star Trek series about Jean-Luc Picard's next chapter. Also, Avengers: Endgame is still dominating the box office, and we have new trailers for HBO's Watchmen series and It Chapter Two. Enjoy! The New Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Series Is Coming to Amazon. Sorta First up, some good news for Star Trek fans who live outside the US: Amazon has picked up the rights to the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard spinoff series currently in the works. Under an agreement with CBS, new episodes of the series will show …