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New Obama White House Book Throws Shade
Pete Souza, the former Chief Official White House Photographer for Barack Obama, well known for his Instagram images and commentary on the state of the country and the presidency, will release a new book entitled, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents. “Some call this ‘throwing shade.’ Souza calls it telling the truth,” the book’s publisher, Little Brown, wrote in its announcement post.
Weetzie Bat On The Big Screen
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) has been cast in the film adaptation of Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat. The 1989 YA novel follows Weetzie, of Shangri-L.A., who discovers a magic lamp that grants her three wishes. The adaptation will be written by Lock herself.
Pepe The Frog Creator Wins Suit Against Neo-Nazi Site
Matt Furie, the creator of Pepe the Frog, won a copyright action against neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer for using his comic character on their site. The character was appropriated as a hate symbol by white supremacists. Recently, Furie also had to take legal action against a self-published author who used the character in a children’s book that espoused “racist, Islamophobic and hate-filled themes.”
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