Magazine August 1, 2016, Issue

Who Ya Gonna Troll?

I haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters yet, but I have an opinion about it. And, reader, therein lies the problem.

My opinion is that — though I revere the original Ghostbusters and think its sequel wrongly maligned — a “reboot” featuring all-female leads is a perfectly fine premise. While I consider myself a purist in most things, I didn’t have the reflexive aversion to this particular bit of demographic pandering that some of my friends did. And I find all four of the women cast in the leads — Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones — funny and

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Politics & Policy


Free Speech at Yale Regarding the article “‘This Is Not a Debate’: Yale’s Fight for Free Speech,” (July 11), let me be perfectly clear: Yale University is committed to the free ...
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