Halle Bailey’s Voice Made Her “Little Mermaid” Costars Cry on Set

In Disney’s 1989 film The Little Mermaid, Ariel is known for her powerful voice, and Halle Bailey, who’s bringing the red-haired mermaid to life in the long-anticipated live-action remake, is living up to her reputation. On June 9, Melissa McCarthy, who plays Ursula in the film, stopped by Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and took the chance to … Read more

“Don’t Make Me Go” Is Your New Favorite Coming of Age Movie

Spending your summer vacation on a road trip with your dad might not sound like the best way to celebrate time off school. But in the new movie Don’t Make Me Go, premiering at Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, June 13, bored teenager Wally is at least going to learn how to drive — before … Read more

The January 6 Hearings Are Fighting for Your Attention

It is, I suppose, about the act of looking. In an essay in The New York Times this week, Kim Phuc Phan Thi—the woman known as “Napalm Girl” after her image was captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut during the Vietnam War—wrote that the photo often made her feel “ugly and ashamed.” She noted … Read more

What School Is Like for Florida LGBTQ Students Post-‘Don’t Say Gay’

This story about LGBTQ+ students was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter.  WINTER PARK, Fla. — Nearly a dozen Winter Park High School students settled into a classroom, forming a semi-circle around 17-year-old Will Larkins, who sat cross-legged … Read more

Jack Petocz Is Organizing Florida’s Youth in the Fight Against Hatred

“I’m really focused on unseating Governor DeSantis, who has failed Floridians,” Jack says. That’s why he’s recently begun as the policy director at Gen-Z for Change, a nonprofit run by young people leveraging social media to educate and mobilize their peers. For now, Jack is concentrating on the 2022 midterms. “We’re seeing DeSantis trying to … Read more