We Got Another White Lady Calling the Cops for Nothing: Meet “Gas Station Gail”

“I need a police officer here now. I have, like 30 people standing out here and they will not leave! It’s like a riot out here. They’re destroying the outside … they’re standing outside my store, they’re videoing us and everything” — Brenda aka “Gas Station Gail.”

Wow, I can only imagine that as a 911 dispatcher, calls like this must send shivers down their spines. A call comes through and you have a frantic woman desperately pleading for help while trying to survive a violent riot.

You take down her location, locate the nearest responding officer, and then simply pray the officer can get there in time before the incident turns tragic.

And now Gossip On This has managed to get footage of the “riot” in question. I warn you, what you are about to see may be disturbing. Viewer direction is most certainly advised.

Just…wow. It’s tough to watch. I mean just go back and listen to the horrible, hate-filled speech being thrown at this poor, brave woman. “You don’t gotta be rude.” “Look at that, she’s calling the police.” And worst of all, “In a respectful manner, let’s leave.”

I can’t imagine the emotional scars those are going to leave. And those last shots of this violent gang finally leaving, politely walking away surrounded by children and pushing strollers. Scary stuff, man!

Kidding aside, this is disturbing, because it’s just one more instance in a long line of examples of black citizens being harassed for having the gall to live their lives. I mean we have Cornerstore Caroline, Hallway Hillary, BBQ Becky, Permit Patty … the list, sadly, goes on and on.

So what was the horrible thing this group was doing before “Gas Station Gail” decided the cops needed to be called? Trying to buy some drinks for their thirsty children.

They were a part of a peaceful march in North Charleston, South Carolina meant to help put an end to gun violence and were wearing anti-violence T-shirts that read “Guns Down Chuck Town.”

After marching for a mile, the group stopped by Murphy’s Gas Station to get drinks for themselves and their children when, next thing they know, the cops are being called.

The man who posted the video, Jonathan Thrower, told Yahoo Lifestyle: “A cashier came outside and said, ‘OK, I just want to make sure everyone stays on the sidewalk.’ A few minutes later, a red truck pulls up and a woman gets out and starts yelling, ‘Leave no! Leave now! I’m calling 911.”

“I felt sick when I heard the 911 call,” Thrower said. “A few kids said, ‘Every time we try to do something good, they call the police.’ I kept reassuring them that this was part of conflict resolution and why we walked that day.”

Gas Station Gail was not hurt and can continue to live her life vigilantly stopping non-white people from getting drinks, but unfortunately for her, Thrower’s last threat looks to be coming true: “We just gotta make this go viral.”

Go do your job internet. Make Gas Station Gail famous.

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It Might Be Time for Blake Griffin to Make a Full-Time Leap to Stand-Up Comedy

Blake Griffin was once one of the most exciting, explosive players to ever come through the NBA. When he and Chris Paul turned the perpetually “meh at best” Los Angeles Clippers into the must-see Lob City … well, let’s just say the duo were frequent features on Sports Center’s Top 10.

Seriously, just watch. Even if you don’t read another word, your click will be worth it if you watch this.

Still reading? Well if you want your perception of Blake Griffin to remain unchanged, I’d recommend stopping here, because what comes next isn’t pretty.

On Wednesday, October 17th, Blake Griffin learned he ain’t quite the young buck he used to be. In the first quarter of a game against the Brooklyn Nets, Blake Griffin put a move on his defender, spun into the paint, and leaped up for one of his signature posterizing dunks.

Only this time, it didn’t go so hot.

Here’s another angle (sorry Blake).

Just absolutely cold-blooded.

That’s Jarrett Allen, the Nets 20-year-old Center who stands at 6’11” with an ungodly 7’6″ wingspan. A wingspan he put to good use by viciously making sure Blake Griffin understands that he owns the paint now.

And this wasn’t even the first time Allen has made Blake (I’m guessing) question what his 29-year-old, injury ridden body is capable of. During a pre-season match up between the two teams, Allen shut Griffin down in the paint with this beast of a block.

So Blake, maybe it’s time you start to step away from basketball and go pursue that stand-up comedy career you’ve been eyeing for some time. That’s right, Griffin has said that he considers stand-up as a viable second career for him once basketball is over. And truth be told, he’s not bad.

He’s hosted multiple stand-up shows, does sets at clubs, and even went up against notable roast master Jeff Ross on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. So maybe he really can go off and make a living telling jokes when the time comes.

And based off that set of rejections, that time might be coming sooner rather than later.

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A$AP Rocky Says He Was Bullied During His First Orgy at 13 Years Old

How old were you when you had your first orgy? A$AP says he was 13 years old, and it didn’t go over as well as you think it would.

In a recent interview with Esquire, the 30-year-old rapper revealed that he’s known for hosting group sex events at his Beverly Hills, California home—which is decorated “in the style of Tim Burton and Wes Anderson”—on a huge custom-designed bed that cost about $100,000 to make.

“The women that I’m around are into that free-spirited s–t like me,” he told the magazine. “And why not? Let’s smoke some good weed in the teepee and have a fun time!”

But it turns out that having orgies isn’t a new thing for Rocky, who says he’s been having them since he was a middle schooler.

“My first orgy was when I was in seventh grade,” he said. “Thirteen years old. Yeah, I was at Booker T. Washington [High School] in New York City. My dad had went to jail for drugs, so my mom moved us to a homeless shelter on 104th and Broadway. Our school was like three blocks away, and they used to let us out for lunch, for 45 minutes. The first time was in this apartment building. We took the elevator to the roof, and everybody put their coats on the ground. There were like five girls and 10 guys, and we all just took turns.”

Rocky said the older guys teased him because he wasn’t as “big” as he is now—if you know what we mean.

“And hopefully you didn’t have a little dick because they’re going to tease you! At that time, I wasn’t the biggest guy, but come on, cut me some slack, I was in the seventh grade! F***ing bullies!” he added, laughing. “Nah man. I love those guys.”

Sounds like A$AP Rocky had a pretty eventful life as a teenager!

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Mugshot Madness: Tommie From “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Arrested at Daughter’s Middle School

Tommie Lee from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta can add yet another mugshot to her growing collection of booking photos after she was arrested Tuesday (Oct. 16) at her daughter’s middle school.

WSB-TV Atlanta obtained an arrest warrant listing a number of things the reality star was accused of, including shoving her daughter’s head into a locker at Griffin Middle School.

According to Smyrna police, Tommie—whose real name is Atasha Chizaah Jefferson—was charged with felony aggravated assault, simple battery, first-degree child cruelty and disruption of public schools.

Tommie posted $27,000 bond Wednesday morning and was released from jail.

The reality star is no stranger to run-ins with the law, as she has been arrested twice this year alone, not counting the dozens of arrests she’s had over the years, which we extensively covered in 2016 when it was revealed that she had at least 30 mugshots. Since then, she’s been arrested at least three or four times (it’s hard to keep count, honestly).

Back in July of this year, Tommie was arrested after police said she refused orders from officers and hit a valet on the head. The valet didn’t press charges, but Tommie was charged with “disorderly conduct under the influence.”

And just this past February, Tommie was also accused of attacking an Atlanta mall employee, which led to an arrest and new mugshot.

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Student Sets Off Bomb & Opens Fire at College in Crimea, Killing 19 & Wounding 70 Others

Tragedy struck a college in Crimea during the morning of Wednesday, October 17th when a lone 18-year-old set off an explosion before going on a shooting rampage. The student, Vladislav Roslyakov, killed at least 19 people and wounded an additional 70.

Reuters reports that Roslyakov set off a bomb in the Kerch Polytechnic College’s cafeteria, and then walked through the school attacking fellow students with a shotgun. The massacre came to an end when Roslyakov took his own life in the school’s library on the second floor.

It’s a heartbreaking turn of events that has shaken the entire area. The director of the school, Olga Grebennikova, spoke to reporters about the scene, saying, “There are bodies everywhere, children’s bodies everywhere. It was a real act of terrorism. They burst in five or ten minutes after I’d left. They blew up everything in the hall, glass was flying.”

She continued, “they then ran about throwing some kind of explosives around, and then ran around the second floor with guns, opened the office doors, and killed anyone they could find.”

Roslyakov was the sole perpetrator in the killings, and his motives are still being investigated. Russian broadcaster RBC spoke to a friend of Roslyakov who suggested he had hinted of the attack. The friend is quoted as saying that the suspect “hated the technical school very much because of the evil teachers, he hinted that he would take revenge on them.”

There are also investigations into whether there’s any connection to the killings and Roslyakov’s admiration of the Novorossia project, which supports a reunification of parts of Ukraine with Russia.

Students who were onsite recounted the terrifying ordeal to local reporters, like Anastasia Yenshina, a 15-year-old student at the school.

When describing the scene, Yenshina said: “I came out and there was dust and smoke, I couldn’t understand, I’d been deafened. Everyone started running. I did not know what to do…I saw a girl lying there…the wall was covered in blood…everyone was scared. People were crying.”

Another student, Sergei, 15, who was rushed to the hospital following the attack described the aftermath.

“I arrived at the hospital, the scene there was awful,” he told Reuters. “They’re bringing in people all covered in blood, some with arms missing, some with legs missing.”

In a strange twist, Roslyakova’s mother was working at the nearby hospital where his fellow students turned victims were being taken. She was initially helping care for those who were injured when investigators arrived at her ward to let her know that her son was responsible before leaving with detectives.

After looking into Roslyakova’s online presence, The Daily Telegraph’s Russia-based reporter Alec Luhn says that he went by the moniker “Reich” online.

Luhn added that the suspect was “obsessed” with serial killers, with local media suggesting that he was emulating one of the Columbine High School killers Eric Harris by using a shotgun in his attack while wearing a white T-shirt.

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“Orange Is the New Black” Will End After Season 7 in 2019

Fans of Orange Is the New Black will be saying their goodbyes in 2019, because Netflix has announced that the show will end after Season 7 premieres next year.

Netflix officially made the announcement with a heartfelt video of the cast bidding their loyal fans goodbye.

“Hey y’all, we got some news,” Danielle Brooks (Tasty) says to the camera, before Taylor Schilling (Piper) cuts in to say that “the final season is coming.”

Yael Stone (Lorna) also chimed in, confirming that “season seven is the end,” with Kate Mulgrew (Red) confessing that she’s going “to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original, and controversial series of the decade.”

“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison. I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black,” series creator Jenji Kohan said Wednesday (Oct. 17).

More via The Hollywood Reporter:

OITNB was renewed for a seventh season when the Lionsgate-produced series received a three-season pickup ahead of season four back in 2016. The news that season seven will be the dramedy’s last comes as little surprise given the bulk pickup — a first at the time for Netflix. Last year, amid mixed reviews of season five’s three-day riot storyline, Kohan did not rule out as much when speaking to The New York Times.

“I haven’t made a final decision yet, but I’m leaning toward ending it after seven,” she said, “although the nature of the show is one that can go on and on because you can bring in new people.” She also said she thought she had a series ending in mind, though she wouldn’t share it.

After spending six years in the minimum and maximum security prisons of Litchfield Penitentiary, OITNB delivered a game-changing finale at the end of season six. The series set the stage for its final run when its central character, inmate Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), was released early. That set the stage for season seven to follow her life outside the show’s central core of inmates for the first time since season one.

Both Schilling and co-star Laura Prepon (Alex) told The Hollywood Reporter that they were both already preparing for the end of the show. “As an actor getting ready to say goodbye to a role that I’ve lived with for six years, it’s very poignant,” Schilling said before heading back into production on season seven. “It’s a very kind of surreal time. It’s as surreal as it was when the thing came out of the gate and was so powerful those first few seasons. It’s equally as surreal now to be ending it all.”

Prepon added, “The endgame is there. As of now, season seven is our last season. So, the endgame is clear. … I don’t know if I can say that I’m prepared for the end, but I’ve been doing this for a long time and I know that there’s always going to be more after that. It will just be different. Orange is its own special thing, just like That ’70s Show was, and I’m so happy that I get to be a part of it.”

“During production of season one, everyone involved with Orange Is the New Black felt like we knew a special secret we couldn’t wait to share with the world. Since then, we have laughed, cried, raged and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time — too good to last forever,” Netflix vp originals Cindy Holland said. “We will be sad to say goodbye but we will definitely be going out on a high. We are grateful to Jenji Kohan and her groundbreaking vision; to her supremely talented team of writers and producers; and to a once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew for creating a truly special work of art that has inspired conversations and connected audiences around the world.”

For her part, showrunner Kohan will remain in business with streaming giant Netflix, where she inked the company’s first massive overall deal. Under the pact, she already exec produces awards darling GLOW as part of the deal. Kohan produced OITNB for Lionsgate TV, where she was under a longtime overall deal (and for whom she created Showtime hit Weeds) before moving to Netflix. She next produces Lifetime’s American Princess.

“Orange Is the New Black has profoundly impacted popular culture worldwide, and has played a prominent role in building Lionsgate into a platform-defining brand,” said Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “Thanks to the brilliance of Jenji Kohan, the mastery of the creative and production team, the transcendent cast, and our tremendous partnership with Netflix, the series has surpassed our expectations year after year. With great pride, we are working together to bring this landmark series to a triumphant, satisfying close with the upcoming seventh season.”

For Netflix, meanwhile, the decision to wrap up signature awards darling OITNB arrives as the streamer is saying farewell to House of Cards. The political drama launched it into the scripted originals business, with OITNB following shortly afterward.

OITNB, which is inspired by Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name, launched with critical acclaim in 2013. The 16-time Emmy nominated dramedy received 12 nods for its first season, including a historic nomination for Laverne Cox, who become the first transgender person nominated for an Emmy. That year, the show won the Emmy for best comedy. The series has since nabbed three additional Emmy wins. After an Emmy rule change in 2015 classifying the series as a drama, OITNB became the first series to receive Emmy nominations in both the comedy and drama categories. Though the streamer does not release numbers, OITNB has became one of Netflix’s most-watched original series.

Are you sad that Orange is the New Black will be ending after next year? Or did you already see this coming? Let us know below in the comments!

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Veteran North Carolina State Trooper Shot & Killed During Traffic Stop

A veteran state trooper was shot and killed while making a traffic stop early Wednesday morning (Oct. 17).

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the deadly confrontation unfolded just after midnight when Kevin Conner stopped a pickup truck for speeding in Columbus County.

When the driver pulled over to the shoulder of the road, Conner approached the vehicle, and the driver allegedly fired several shots, authorities.

The suspected shooter then drove away, authorities said, leading police on a car chase, but his pickup became stuck while trying to drive over a railroad crossing, so he fled on foot.

After an “extensive search,” the suspect was found in a wooded area and taken into custody without incident.

Conner was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“The Highway Patrol family is mourning the loss of a hero,” State Highway Patrol commander Colonel Glenn McNeill Jr. said in a statement.

Conner was an 11-year veteran in Columbus County. In 2011, he extinguished a car fire while also tending to a driver involved in a head-on collision.

The department “will forever be changed by the tragic events,” McNeill Jr. said. “We ask everyone to please keep Trooper Conner’s family and all who knew him in your thoughts and prayers.”

The suspect’s name has not been released and charges are pending.

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The Haunting of Hill House is a Delicate, Intimate Portrait of Trauma

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(Warning: massive spoilers follow for the entire season of The Haunting of Hill House.)

Episode six of Netflix’s masterpiece The Haunting of Hill House is a triumph of television. The adult Crain siblings and their estranged father have gathered to mourn youngest daughter Nell, who died by apparent suicide. In four takes, the tension builds as the family fights, trying to cast blame and find meaning in their loss. We transition between the present day and 1992, where the family is gathered in the titular house during a storm and frights ensue. There are visual shocks and spooky apparitions, but the most frightening moment is the family’s present day anger, and the tension only breaks when eldest son Steve finally says the words he’s always wanted to say to his father, Hugh. Our building dread is not entirely centered around the supernatural, but rather the words that Steve will never be able to take back.

Trauma and mental health are tricky subjects to portray in film and television. Writers either don’t want to explore the uglier sides of it, or want to drive home some sort of message. An argument could be made that series creator Mike Flanagan does want to drive home a saccharine message with the final episode, “Silence Lay Steadily.” But for me, that ending worked on a profound level, because it gave the catharsis the characters so richly deserved, even if it is something that those of us stuck in the real world will never get.

The Crain family is marked by trauma. The loss of matriarch Olivia in one fateful night at Hill House splits father Hugh from his children; a lack of understanding of what happened to them causes the children to react in different ways. Steve monetizes his pain through writing, Shirley “ices people out” as one character puts it, Theo builds walls around herself. The greatest pain is inflicted on twins Luke and Nell, who saw the evil the house caused first hand. Luke turns to drugs and addiction and Nell is isolated by her own mental health and a terrible tragedy. The kids are not alright.

Flanagan navigates the divide between male and female response to trauma in a beautifully painful way. As the male Crains push their feelings deep inside and push their family away, the women also internalize their pain in a different way. Theo uses her psychic gifts to help children in need. Shirley, a mortician, is motherly to those who come to her “on the worst day of their life.” Nell expresses shock when a sleep technician actually listens to what she’s saying and does not dismiss it.

Nell’s story hit painfully close to home for me. Tragedy has followed Nell since she was six years old. She asks for help, and when she does not get it she lashes out in hopes of getting attention. When no one responds, she goes to Hill House, the site of her trauma. There she is greeted by apparitions of her family, who tell her everything she has longed to hear, and dances with her departed husband, finally loved in the way she deserves to be. It ends in tragedy though, as most things do in Hill House, and her death rings backwards in time to show that her pain has been haunting her younger self all her life.

In the following episode, Nell disappears. The family searches for her futilely, and when she reappears she insists she’s been standing there the whole time, waving her arms and calling out to them. “Why didn’t you see me?” She asks, as the camera cuts to her adult body in her coffin. As someone who has felt at times like my mental illness has caused me to scream and not be heard, her words left me winded.

The Crain family trauma does not always manifest itself nicely. The characters behave badly. They lash out. They say and do things that are unforgivable. But we can empathize with them, if not their behavior, because we are privy to their most desperate moments and their deepest fears. When they do get some catharsis, it is well earned and well deserved, because these characters have been struggling for so long. We want them to find some moment of peace, even if it doesn’t solve all their problems.

The show wisely does not decide to try and answer all the mysteries it presents to the audience. Sometimes there are no easy answers, in life and in television. For Shirley, Theo, and Luke, there will never be answers for all their questions. They are granted a moment to connect with a ghostly Nell, who tells them what they want to hear and absolves them of guilt for her death; for those of us who have lost someone, it’s a wish fulfillment moment, more for the living than the dead.

Hill House in the end becomes a giant monument to the existence of trauma. It “digests” those inside it, tormenting them and, in Olivia’s case, driving them to do terrible things. Olivia is clearly suffering from some undiagnosed illness and the house preys on her fears for her children, making her do something unspeakable. Nell, unable to escape from her pain, returns to the very source to seek absolution. Hugh remains there with his wife and his daughter, but not after passing along their great secret to Steve.

See, Hugh made a deal with the Dudleys, who are the caretakers of the home. After Olivia poisons their daughter Abigail, Abigail returns as a ghost to walk the halls of the house. The Dudleys vow to keep the secret of Olivia’s last horrible act to themselves if Hugh will let the house stand and starve, never allowing another soul to enter. They, much like Hugh, can’t let go of their past. They have just learned to live with it.

Steve becomes the caretaker of the family and their trauma. Through a montage, we see that he reconciles with his wife, that Shirley confesses her sins to her husband, and that Theo finally lets people in. We are treated to a glimpse at their lives two years later; Luke is sober, Steve’s wife is pregnant, and everyone is happy. Across the country, Mr. Dudley brings his dying wife to the house, so her spirit can be reunited with her daughter. Steve’s voiceover mirrors the opening lines of the show as he speaks about love and sanity, and the last shot of house fades to black.

Is it a tidier ending than real life? It is, but that’s fiction for you. Is it unearned? Absolutely not. There’s a hope in the characters receiving the catharsis they need, because even though we see them survive and thrive, we know that their pain will never fully go away. It exists, both in their minds and in the physical form of Hill House. But they have learned to live with it, through their connections to each other.

There will be some who hate the ending for being overly saccharine. However, this is a ghost story, and ghost stories have concrete endings. I admire Flanagan’s decision to end the series on a powerful, hopeful note. It’s too easy to tell tales of trauma where the characters never are able to survive and heal. The decision to let his characters have happiness is powerful, because having characters who live and grow trumps leaving them to a tragic fate.

There will hopefully not be a season two, though Netflix might want that sweet, sweet money. If there is, please leave the Crains out of it. Let them move beyond their trauma instead of revisiting it over and over, because we all crave the ability to move on from our pasts. Give us this, at the very least.

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Anthony Rapp Discusses the Aftermath of His Allegations Against Kevin Spacey

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It’s been nearly a year since Anthony Rapp came forward with the article “Kevin Spacey Made a Sexual Advance Toward Me When I Was 14,” which made him the first male celebrity to join the #MeToo movement.

Rapp’s story about Spacey opened the floodgates as dozens of men came forward with their own experiences with the actor. The repercussions were swift: Spacey was fired from House of Cards, and last-minute reshoots removed him from the feature film All the Money in the World, replacing him with Christopher Plummer.

A year later, Rapp has talked to Buzzfeed about the aftermath, saying of his initial shock about the reaction, “We all felt like nothing could ever touch these people, nothing could ever impact their behavior, because we were powerless. It really felt that way. You couldn’t even think about any other way. It was not available to us.”

He also touched on the guilt he felt when production on House of Cards was shut down in the wake of the scandal. “When I saw that headline, I was upset and sad,” Rapp said. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is an unintended consequence.’ I felt bad for the hundreds of people who were working on the show.” He also had to contend with internet trolls who were furious about his revelation, although he says that he received far more messages of support.

Rapp remains the first and only openly queer man to come forward about sexual misconduct, although straight actors Terry Crews, Brendan Fraser, and Anthony Edwards have also come out with their own harassment stories. While male victims of sexual misconduct are speaking out, they remain somewhat removed from the female-led #MeToo and Time’s Up movements of Hollywood, with Rapp saying,

“I don’t want to insert myself into that conversation without being asked. So much of that is fueled by the endemic power dynamics that have negatively affected women for so long. I’m not saying there aren’t any power dynamics that negatively affect men as well, but it touches on things that I think would more naturally drive women to come together to try to help shore themselves up against the weight of history.”

When asked if he would ever sit down with Spacey, Rapp replied, “I mean, potentially. I wouldn’t rule that out. I would need him to fully own what he did. Not just to me, but to so many people.”

(via Buzzfeed, image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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Things We Saw Today: Jonesy the Cat From Alien Gets His Own Book

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Wednesdays tend to be terrible days for everyone, so to get you through the week, we’re going to focus on cats. Namely Jonesy the cat, heroic survivor of Alien.

Titan Books has just released Jonesy: Nine Lives on the Nostromo, written and illustrated by Rory Lucey. The book tells the story of the film from Jonesy’s feline perspective, tackling the terrifying tale with humor.

“For a movie that ends with two survivors, one of them being Jonesy the cat, we really don’t get to see much of what the cat is up to throughout the film,” Lucey said. “As an artist who lives with a goofy orange feline, I started sketching what nine lives on the Nostromo might be like, which is how this book got started.”

Of course, thankfully, the cat does not die in Alien, so no need to worry if the book will bring both young and old readers to tears. The film doesn’t shy away from the scarier moments though, like the death of Brett. Still, Lucey isn’t saying this book is for older readers only; just maybe talk to your kids before having them sit down to see Jonesy’s live-action adventure.

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  • Buzzfeed writer Alanna Bennett wrote an excellent piece on the relevance of Practical Magic (via Buzzfeed)
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