Ta-Nehisi Coates on Captain America: ‘He’s like Barack Obama’

March 25, 2018

Speaking Saturday at SXSW, author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates explained his recent decision to take on another high-profile Marvel superhero as its comics author. While Captain America may seem like an agent of nationalism and unwavering politics, Coates sees an optimist who believes in the potential of the United States—and he reminds him of a certain POTUS. “He’s like Barack Obama,” Coates said. “He’s someone who believes in the ideal…

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‘Stranger Things’ creators accused of verbally abusing women on set

March 25, 2018

The co-creators of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, brothers Ross and Matt Duffer, have issued an apology following public claims by a former crew member that they’ve verbally abused women on set. They maintained, however, that they feel the story has been “mischaracterized.” The former crew member, Peyton Brown, took to Instagram this week to announce that she wasn’t returning to the show for its upcoming third season—and for…

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