Link Tank: Framing Britney Spears Shows Why the Pop Icon Deserves Better

Framing Britney Spears, where to buy Girl Scout cookies online, Dan Harmon's next project, and more in today's Link Tank!

Framing Britney Spears

Framing Britney Spears on FX and Hulu is an insightful look into the stories around the #FreeBritney movement, and why Britney Spears deserves better.

“The New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears aired Friday night on FX and Hulu, delivering an insightful and reflection on the career of Britney Spears and the current legal issues surrounding her conservatorship. Among all the things the documentary touched on, the most important thing we all have to reckon with is the sexist and ableist environment that festered around her.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

For those of you who miss Girl Scout cookies this year, you can buy them on the Girl Scout Cookie Care digital platform.

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“Girl Scout Troop 6000 made headlines when they first participated in the organization’s annual cookie sale program three years ago. In 2018, the group—consisting entirely of girls living in homeless shelters in New York City—sold an astounding 32,500 boxes of treats.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Twitter is once again considering the bad idea of having paid subscription on its platform.

“Twitter is reportedly eyeing a subscription service to curb its reliance on advertising. Various ideas are being floated, including one that would let users pay the people they follow for exclusive content, according to Bloomberg. Other revenue-generating proposals include charging for programs like Tweetdeck or advanced features like ‘undo send’ or profile-customization options, the news agency said, citing people familiar with the effort.”

Read more at PCMag.

Netflix’s latest original movie, Space Sweepers, is a science fiction triumph that hits similar notes as Parasite.

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“Netflix shocked the world when it announced plans to premiere a new movie every single week of 2021, but not every movie can be a huge blockbuster starring The Rock. Thankfully, some of the best science fiction movies were made on a tight budget, and Netflix’s latest original, Space Sweepers, is no exception.”

Read more at Inverse.

Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon is set to tackle the world of ancient Greece in his next animated series.

“Having thoroughly conquered the galaxy of animated sci-fi comedy with Rick and Morty, Dan Harmon is taking on mythology with a new cartoon set in ancient Greece, set to debut on Fox in 2022. The series—which has no title or voice cast—is supposed to center around a ‘flawed’ family of gods, men, and monsters who are also in charge of one of Western civilization’s first cities, according to Variety.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

There will be no shortage of good books this year. Check out thirty upcoming books that should be on your 2021 reading list.

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“Prepare for your stack of To-Be-Reads to thrive this year. As we all remain stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, now is the perfect time to start a routine of sitting down with a great new book, if you haven’t already, to detract from the awfulness of regular life. And luckily, the 2021 releases include some of the most exciting titles in recent years, from bold debuts to the return of some of the best contemporary writers.”

Read more a Thrillist.