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The Bear, American Girl, and abortion films

The Bear, American Girl, and abortion films

We discuss The Bear and American Girl, a TV series and a film about making the best of the family that you’ve got, for better or worse. 02:52 The Bear, streaming on Hulu, is one of those rare shows that nails the behind-the-scenes intensity and urgency of a restaurant on the verge of catastrophe. 27:11 American Girl, streaming on Netflix, is a melancholy, moving, deeply felt film for the diaspora kids. 40:18 Plus, three films about abortion. ... Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For extended show notes — including links that we reference, plus more — subscribe to our Substack. Inquiries, complaints, and recs for what to watch can go to Music: REEKAH Artwork and design: Sara Macias and Andrew Liu

Duration: 46 min

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