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My thoughts on Adele's new single as well as my predictions for her upcoming album.
Animation can tell stories without the boundaries of our reality, without human restrictions, and can use various elements of art to further develop characters and plotlines. Animation has been growing rapidly over the last 10 years; show writers and filmmakers have been using this format to tell deep and heavy stories, important morals, and life lessons to those of all ages. Animation is quickly written off as something just for children simply because of the cartoony style; however, animation is for everyone to enjoy. If you are wondering where to start your exploration into animation, here are my picks of the greatest works of animation to come out this year.
Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), or Hawkeye, has been a heavily disliked and debated character since his first appearance in “Thor” (2011). Although he is still a popular character, he’s always been the center of critiques when talking about the failures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU has been unsuccessful in bringing up the character's disability, and he had minimal characterization throughout six films. Now, the trailer for the upcoming Disney+ series “Hawkeye” is out, and hopeful doesn’t even scratch the surface of how I feel about the new show.
Picture this: you get your invite to the Met Gala, and you just heard the theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”— how on Earth are you going to get on the Best Dressed list?
On Aug. 20, Kendrick Lamar bestowed a new website upon his fans with the cryptic title of “oklama.com.” This website provides a singular icon of a folder titled “nu thoughts,” that when clicked, introduces a small wall of text in which Lamar provides his feelings about working on his upcoming album, which he also says will be the final album on his label, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) that he has been with since the beginning of his career. 

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