20 of the best fashion and beauty trends of 2010

The 2010s weren’t one different from past decades when it comes to fashion and beauty. What is old is always new, and what is truly good eventually returns to the mainstream.

This is fantastic and terrible news for people who never want to get rid of anything from their closets: on the one hand, you will probably want to wear it again, and on the other. in the end you will probably stop having space in your closet for all things.

Having said that, there are some things from this decade that we recommend keeping. The 2010s ushered in an era of big eyebrows, comfort as king and so many Birkenstocks – and that’s just to name a few.

While the decade ends in a very similar way to the last one – wearing the fashion of the 90s, of course – we are taking a look at some of the best gifts of beauty and style of the 2010s that will no doubt follow us in 2020 and beyond there.


Taylor Swift at the BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills on May 10 2016.

Taylor Swift at the BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills on May 10 2016.

This trend of the 90s returned to great in the 2010s, both on the red carpet and in our Instagram feeds. Chokers add an interesting factor to any outfit – just like this did on Taylor Swift during her platinum blonde moment in 2016.

Turtlenecks for women and men

Will Smith at the premiere of “Bright” in London on December 15th 2017.

Another trend with roots going back a long, long time before the years 2010 returned to great in this decade. Both men and women looked chic in turtlenecks in real life and on the screen (ahem, Shiv Roy).

Big eyebrows

Cara Delevingne at the British Fashion Awards in London on 1st December 2014.

Cara Delevingne at the British Fashion Awards in London on 1st December 2014.

Bless these eyebrows. The 2010s ushered in the bold and beautiful eyebrows that we are used to seeing today. Cara Delevingne is often celebrated for her epic couple, but letting everything grow has been a welcome change for people who have spent the 90s plucking.


Frances McDormand wears Birkenstocks at the Oscars with Sam Rockwell on February 24, 2019.

Frances McDormand wears Birkenstocks at the Oscars with Sam Rockwell on February 24, 2019.

Let’s be honest: the Birkenstocks have never gone away, they have skyrocketed during high fashion in this decade thanks to the collaborations of the designers and their constant presence at the feet of fashionable people. The days of wandering only at the foot of your summer camp are over. If they are good enough for Frances McDormand at the Oscars, they are good enough for us.

Ombré and balayage

Chrissy Teigen at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 29, 2017.

Chrissy Teigen at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 29, 2017.

The highlights became more natural in the 2010s. Balayage made our hair less wavy and more mixed thanks to its painting technique and the umbre allowed us to grow our roots for months at a time, without senses of fault. Chic and cheap: a winning solution.

High-waisted trousers

Maude Apatow at a dinner hosted by Chanel in Los Angeles on September 12, 2019.

Maude Apatow at a dinner hosted by Chanel in Los Angeles on September 12, 2019.

The fashion forecasts are damned, we are arguing that when it comes to pants: the higher the better. In 2010 they gave us “mother’s jeans”, a Levis style literally called “rib cage” and there was no lack of support from high waist fans.


Khloe Kardashian in Los Angeles on August 24, 2015.

Khloe Kardashian in Los Angeles on August 24, 2015.

You love them or hate them, the Kardashians have really understood well when it comes to always wearing your comfortable gym clothes. In this decade it has become socially acceptable to wear only things that make it look like you’re going to train at some point, and that’s what we’re here for.

Two-piece set

Selena Gomez at the premiere of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” in Westwood, California on June 30, 2018.

Is there an easier way to dress than to wear two matching clothing items? Not exactly. The two-piece sets are available in many shapes and sizes, but all of them look polished and trendy. This is probably why they are a staple for celebrities like Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift.

Suitable to measure

Amandla Stenberg at the CFDA Awards in Brooklyn on June 4, 2018.

Amandla Stenberg at the CFDA Awards in Brooklyn on June 4, 2018.

Colorful clothes have had a long lasting moment in this decade. While fashion becomes gloriously less of a genre, the red carpets and clothing stores are full of bespoke clothing. Not everyone is cool like the one seen here on Amandla Stenberg, but they are still pretty cool.

Mixed prints

Kerry Washington at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 23, 2013.

Kerry Washington at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 23, 2013.

While mixing prints is an art, fortunately it is an art that can be left to one’s imagination. There we are ways to ruin this trend, but we are all on experimentation when it comes to textures and designs that we have seen intensified in the 2010s.

Nail art

Elle Fanning at the Met Gala in New York on May 6, 2019.

Elle Fanning at the Met Gala in New York on May 6, 2019.

Met Gala nail charms by Elle Fanning are not the most functional, but they speak of the growing popularity of nail art over the decade. Sparkles, ombré, designs, nail rings, the growing trend of special beauty salons and the constant introduction of nails in our social media feeds are a clear sign that nail art is here to stay.

Hair accessories

Ashley Graham at the Met Gala in New York on May 6, 2019.

Ashley Graham at the Met Gala in New York on May 6, 2019.

Fingers, bobby pins, even butterfly clips have been huge in this decade and appear to be even more popular as we head towards 2020. Headbands are also enjoying the day in the sun, thanks to designers such as Lele Sadoughi and Jennifer Behr, who design expensive headbands seen on many influencers.

Collaborations with department store designers

Angela Missoni launches the Missoni for Target collection in Australia on October 8, 2014.

Angela Missoni launches the Missoni for Target collection in Australia on October 8, 2014.

One way in which fashion has become more accessible in this decade has been through designer collaborations. People may remember Target’s very first collab, a line with Isaac Mizrahi that Racked cites as the birthplace of the “now ubiquitous high-low collaboration.” Since then, a number of other designers have joined the trend, from Balmain for H&M to Vera Wang for Kohl.

Pastel hair

Helen Mirren at BAFTA in London on February 10th 2013.

Helen Mirren at BAFTA in London on February 10th 2013.

Helen Mirren made her pastel pink debut at Cannes in 2019, but fans may be surprised to learn that it wasn’t even her first foray. Seen here in 2013, Mirren joins a long list of celebrities who have dyed their hair in all shades of the rainbow over this decade.

Ecological fur

Laura Noltemeyer at Berlin Fashion Week wears a synthetic fur on December 12, 2019.

Laura Noltemeyer at Berlin Fashion Week wears a synthetic fur on December 12, 2019.

Luxury brands and department stores alike have pledged to get rid of fur in the 2010s, including Prada, Michael Kors, Bloomingdale, Macy and Gucci (just to name a few). As a result, many false alternatives have appeared on the market, although their environmental impact is still questionable.

Wide leg trousers

Jameela Jamil at the Women in Music Billboard event in Los Angeles on December 12, 2019.

Jameela Jamil at the Women in Music Billboard event in Los Angeles on December 12, 2019.

Jameela Jamil immediately hit the trend of pajama dressing and the trend of wide leg pants in this look, popularized this year and in the last decade. Both prioritize comfort and are cute at the same time.


A participant in Milan fashion week wearing a Moschino backpack and a Chanel bag on September 20, 2019.

A participant in Milan fashion week wearing a Moschino backpack and a Chanel bag on September 20, 2019.

Everything that allows us to carry as much as possible and at the same time have an elegant appearance and give a break to the back is a welcome change. In this decade, backpacks have become more elegant, more spacious and more acceptable to wear as a fashion statement.

Dresses with sneakers

Millie Bobby Brown at the 24th SAG Awards in Los Angeles on January 21st 2018.

Millie Bobby Brown at the 24th SAG Awards in Los Angeles on January 21st 2018.

In 2010 there was no shortage of very high platforms (especially not on Lady Gaga), but there was also a tendency to combine elegant clothes with sneakers. Not only do they look down, as in the case of Millie Bobby Brown at the 2018 SAG Awards, but they are also much more comfortable. We are starting to perceive a pattern here.

Slip dresses

Ashley Graham at the Time 100 Gala in New York on April 25, 2017.

Ashley Graham at the Time 100 Gala in New York on April 25, 2017.

When the 90s came back, they brought non-slip clothes out of the house. Slip dresses became unique in the 2010s, not only as something to be worn under a dress, but also as a dress. And the sexy look is versatile: worn with belt, corset, layered or other.

More options for more people

Tabria Majors on the catwalk at the Savage x Fenty Show in New York on September 10, 2019.

Tabria Majors on the catwalk at the Savage x Fenty Show in New York on September 10, 2019.

Our favorite “trend” of the 2010s is probably not a trend at all, but rather something we all need for a long, long time. It is difficult to believe, since the options are not yet great, that there are many more brands that make clothing larger than a size 12 and a darker foundation of a shade of white. The diversity on the catwalks and in the media still has a long way to go, but we are certainly leaving the best decade of how we started it. Thanks in part to brands like Savage x Fenty, pictured above.


Colonna: “Little women” is great, but where is Louisa May Alcott’s biopic?

In a first screening of “Little Women”, director Greta Gerwig presented her splendid new film stating that when she was a child, she idolized Jo March’s character and, when she grew up, she idolized Jo’s creator, Louisa May Alcott .

The film, which opened last week to critical raves and to the robust box office, certainly confirms it. Bring the famous semi-autobiographical story a few steps further in the memoir by giving Jo some of Alcott’s tics (including the habit of exchanging hands when you become too tired while writing) and a fully realized career similar to Alcott’s . And while the audience was turning to Gerwig made immediately clear, was not alone in his dual adoration of the work and the author.

For many who came of age before “Harry Potter” or “Hunger Games”, Jo March and, by extension, Alcott were praiseworthy stars. Classical literature abounds with recognizable human boys and young men who overcome adversity and pursue adventure, but for those looking for heroines, there were only Alcott and above all “Little Women”. Jo, with her wild imagination, notoriously bad mood and desire to be a soldier rather than a sock shirt, resonated with any young woman who longed to follow a path marked as “men only”. Legions of female authors still cite “Little Women” as a lasting influence.

Published in 1868, “Little Women”, ending with Mr. March’s return from the civil war, sold out his initial edition of 2,000 books in a few days; when another 6,000 were printed, also sold out. Alcott quickly wrote “Good Wives” (what is now the second part of “Little Women”) and by the end of 1869, the combined book had sold nearly 40,000 copies, a hit from the 19th century.

With its success and almost immediate request for sequels – “Little Men” (1871) and “Jo’s Boys” (1886) – and other girl-centered stories, including “An Old-Fashioned Girl” (1869), “Eight Cousins ​​”(1875) and” Rose in Bloom “(1875), Alcott created a franchise and became a literary celebrity.

Which begs the obvious question: why did Emily Dickinson get a television series before Louisa May Alcott? I can’t be the only one who wishes to see Frances McDormand as the adult Alcott who guides us through a limited biographical series on HBO or Hulu; can anyone who knows her call see if she’s interested?

Apple TV’s “Dickinson”, previewed on Apple TV + in November, has been praised (and in some circles criticized) for its exuberant and consciously modern reimagination of a life too long defined by solitary eccentricity. As played by Hailee Steinfield, the young poet is, in essence, Jo March transplanted to Amherst. When not writing, the young Emily stages works, refuses a proposal from her best friend, opposes slavery, confronts Henry David Thoreau and openly refuses to accept that women are intrinsically inferior to men.

Emily Dickinson

A daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson, circa 1846.

(Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Everything Dickinson may or may not have done – his biographical material is, unfortunately, scarce – but Alcott certainly did.

Yet when a young Alcott makes an appearance in “Dickinson”, she is played by a hilarious (and inexplicably blonde) Zosia Mamet, as a commercial writer who speaks quickly and hard. Encourage Emily to abandon poetry for more profitable markets as they go on a predinner run. “I’m running,” says Alcott at a certain point. “This is a real fact of my life.”

it is a real fact of his life. Although there is no account that Alcott ever met Dickinson, who was a contemporary, Alcott was certainly the first prominent American woman who was also a runner. And apparently, although burdened with skirts, petticoats, hairpins and highly non-dynamic footwear, she was quite fast.

Alcott was also an outspoken feminist, an abolitionist who became a civil rights activist, a vegetarian, a teetotaler and a fervent supporter of Amelia Bloomer’s work to create non-restrictive women’s fashion (Bloomer’s dress was the closest thing to those women poor people had to wear) his mother, Abigail. His father, Bronson, was a transcendentalist educator and teacher who could not earn or retain money. Alcott has worked to support her family for most of her life, as a writer but also as a teacher, seamstress, housekeeper, partner and, in a particularly difficult time, a housekeeper.

In 1863, she served briefly as a nurse in a Union hospital, where she contracted typhus. He died almost, but still managed to produce “Hospital Sketches”, one of the first reports of the hospitals of the Civil War and an initial model for experiential journalism.

He has lived much of his adult life with a debilitating chronic disease that historians once believed was caused by mercury poisoning (mercury was used to treat typhoid) and now believes it was an autoimmune disease, possibly lupus. Alcott has often despaired of ever having achieved financial security and once, according to his own writings, he considered suicide.

So yes, he absolutely wrote for the money. “Little women” exists because the Alcott publisher specifically asked for a story for girls because they were in demand at the time. After months of complaints that he didn’t want to write children’s fiction, he never understood favorite girls and boys, he spent six weeks shooting a story based, vaguely and romantically, on his own life.

“I had a lot of problems, so I wrote happy stories,” he explained in his later years.

While Dickinson’s life was a mystery, Alcott’s was a narrative masterpiece set in the political outbreak of Concord, Mass. 19th century, with a supporting cast to make Ken Burns cry.

He attended all the best transcendentalists – babysitting for Ralph Waldo Emerson, taking walks in the woods with Henry David Thoreau, shocking Margaret Fuller with his boisterous nature – and some of the most dedicated abolitionists (his uncle Samuel Joseph May co-founded the ‘Ancient England – Slavery Society and the Alcotts have repaired at least one fugitive on the Underground Railroad).

By the way, let’s stop for a moment to thank the fact that Harriet Tubman, one of the greatest Americans of all time, has finally made a film about her following the unfortunate cancellation of “Underground”. All in all, it was a fairly decent year for 19th century women.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman, shown between 1860 and 1875.

(H.B. Lindsley / Library of Congress)

That’s why it’s the right time for Louisa May Alcott’s story. One of the reasons why “Little Women” remains so popular – it has been redone twice in the film “A Star Is Born” – is its semi-autobiographical nature. But the emphasis should be on “semi”.

“Everyone wants” Little Women “to talk about Alcotts,” says Eve LaPlante, author of “Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother”. “Louisa also wanted it to concern the Alcotts. But it wasn’t. He thinks too much, which is why we love him so much. He had a very hard life; there was a lot of pain. ”

LaPlante is a distant cousin of Alcott and writer of historical biographies. While helping to clean up a family penthouse, he discovered a trunk full of correspondence and magazines that offered a different perspective on the Alcott family. “Marmee and Louisa” became a bestseller in 2014; Laura Dern recently told Vanity Fair that it was a big influence on the way she played Marmee in Gerwig’s film.

Reading the book and talking to LaPlante only confirms the idea that while Alcott’s work is full of people, accidents, themes and beliefs drawn from his own life – Amelia Bloomer, for example, gets a spin-off in “Otto cousins “, while transcendentalist beliefs in a life of charity, the power of prayer, a healthy diet and an appreciation of nature infuse all his works – none comes close to capturing the complexity of the author himself.

“The family mostly lived in miserable poverty until Louisa was successful,” says LaPlante. “The children were often hungry and cold; they moved a lot, living in houses that were usually paid for by someone else. Abigail married Bronson because he was so different from men that her parents wanted her to marry. He was essentially a hippie. ”

Indeed, when Louisa was 10 years old, Bronson founded a utopian community called Fruitlands, where meat, animal products or root vegetables could not be eaten; no artificial light could be used; the water cannot be heated; and no animal work, except that of his wife and children, could be employed.

Abigail could coexist with the fact that Bronson’s revolutionary ideas about education, which included extending to black children, cost him repeatedly work. But after six months of nonstop work, while men philosophized and wandered naked in the sun, he pulled the plug from Fruitlands. (In “Wild Oats Transcendentalist”, Alcott proves he can write a very sharp satire when he wishes.)

“Marmee and Louisa” was chosen, says LaPlante, so there is hope. Meanwhile, there is Gerwig’s “Little Women”, which is adorable and surprising, and perhaps Mamet will do a repeat of “Dickinson”; even a blonde version of Alcott in New York is better than nothing.

Especially when he runs.

Series … and men – Mr. Robot – “Under my skin hides a secret”

Having gone through many ups and downs, the Mr. Robot series ended on December 22 on the USA Network with a double event episode. It has come to an end to a season of high flying, which will undoubtedly remain one of the creative peaks of the decade. When authors as brilliant and determined as Sam Esmail attack the “powerful of this world who play the good gods without authorization”, this opens up a field of possibilities for the visionary artists of tomorrow.

Warning ! It is better to have seen the whole
from Mr. Robot before reading this post.

Episode 1.04, entitled “eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4”. AT
short of morphine, Elliot begins to hallucinate to the point where we can no longer precisely dissociate reality from fantasy (already that in normal times, it was not
not too much…). He talks to his black fish, Qwerty, who urges him to place his
jar in front of the window to break his routine a little bit. A cup, and Elliot
ends up at the restaurant with Angela cutting a black fish to pieces
who looks furiously like poor Qwerty that we just got
to leave. Elliot’s hand reveals the presence of a key; Angela thinks she sees
a ring and immediately accepts her alleged marriage proposal, under the
applause from customers seated around them. Then Elliot enters the
arcade hall which is usually the headquarters of fsociety. There is
found, under a painted portrait displaying an extra large smile worthy of
Joker, Angela, in a wedding dress, who announces in a cryptic tone that he is not
not Elliot but … [perte de connexion]

It was July 2015, more than four years ago. The episode
was not even signed Sam Esmail, but Adam Penn (and directed by Nisha Ganatra, whose
this will be the only contribution to the series). However, everything was already there,
ready to be revealed to us … without that damn loss of connection that occurred at
worst time. In the final episode of the series (this time written and directed
by Esmail in person), the latter has fun reenacting the arcade scene
almost plan by plan (even if their number differs). But, this time, we
clearly hears Angela say to Elliot – or rather, to whom we took for
Elliot from the very beginning of the series – that he is actually the “Brain”
(“The Mastermind”), one of the personalities that Elliot was made up of
and imposed himself on him until he took control of operations. (Note that
the series is similar to two creations of American cable which would win
to be recognized at their fair value:
United states of tara,
broadcast from 2009 to 2011 on Showtime, and
Wilfred, broadcast from 2011 to 2013
on FX before being relegated to FXX for its final season.)

Like David Benioff & D. B. Weiss having fun at
replay and extend, in the concluding episode of
Game Of Thrones, a
premonitory vision of Daenerys acceding to the Iron Throne (“Valar
Morghulis “, 2.10), Esmail mischievously makes us understand that he
it was enough to open your chakras to realize that the end of the story
was at hand, that there was only to stretch slightly this one to there
to access. In retrospect, this may seem trivial: an author having in
head the last chapter of his tale when undertaking the first, the
great deal … Novelists will tell you that such a conception is nothing
very exceptional. However, it should be noted, a series is not a novel
– particularly in the case of
Mr. Robot, which had its beginnings
dizzying (societal, technical mastery, power of embodiment)
before getting bogged down in a second season that quickly transformed the
prodigies in “tricks” with too obvious strings. See such
series fall back on its legs after getting lost along the way this of
enjoyable that serial writing is not a straight line (even in the case
series that feel like they should never fail, like
or from breaking Bad). We pad, we plug, we patch up; we
try to stay the course, and we pray that all this ends in apotheosis. Apotheosis:
the word perfectly matches the impression left by the conclusion of
. The “Brain” and his black hooded sweatshirt joined the
gods of Olympus, letting (re) appear in the eyes of Darlene – his “constant”
– Elliot’s real face. End
(beginning?) of the story.

Maelstrom of emotions

There would be so many other things to write about the outcome
Mr. Robot (and on the whole series) that a modest blog post is not there
not be enough. We will have to come back to it, again and again, on the occasion of chronicles,
specials, festivals, study days, courses
academics. From this point of view, the series is just beginning.

Darlene Alderson (Carly Chaikin)

Allow me
all the same, to point out certain salient aspects of the last moments of the
series, like Alan Sepinwall having
got into the habit of delivering
“Other thoughts”
at the end of the article:

– Beyond its narrative complexity, the finale of
Mr. Robot has fully respected the tradition of “closing
the loop “by multiplying the winks at the beginning of the series (by the image,
by sound). Many places and plans are revisited there in order to produce
disturbing echoes acting like
stimuli memorial. More notable: this
ending allows the series to adopt a circular shape which appears the
end to a mirror of the beginning. A fascinating exercise is to watch this title
the pilot just after finishing the series: after Darlene pronounced
the words “Hello, Elliot”, we hear Elliot answer him “Hello,
friend “(words which correspond to the titles of the episodes respectively of
closing and opening of the series). Meet again
Mr. Robot in his
all will be, without a doubt, rich in lessons …

– In one
, I predicted that Angela would hold a prominent place in the
conclusion of the series, and frowned upon the track
science fiction which consisted in exploring the parallel universes. Sure
these two points, the choices made by Esmail turned out to be radical to say the least,
which did not stop the series from reaching artistic heights during
this fourth and last season. The inaugural scene, of confining Angela
at the bottom of the plan and abruptly eliminate it after a long “negotiation”
with Philip Price (initiated at the end of the previous season), will remain engraved
in many memories. Deprive yourself of such a magnetic character and
enigmatic will probably have cost the last season of the series (even if we
sporadically reviews Angela in her last two episodes); however,
the confidence with which Esmail will have taken its choice and led its boat until
destination commands respect. As for parallel universes, we know
now that they were to be reconciled with the dissociative disorder of Elliot’s identity.
This means that the series did not completely get off its rails at the time
to conclude, conversely, for example, from
Parks and Recreation or, side
French, from
not this, don’t do that

The question of the true identity of the “friend” (“Hello,
friend “) that Elliot regularly talks to, looking at the camera – that is,
towards us – continues to arise. During one last therapy session, Krista
(in a version imagined by Elliot) explains to him that she is
aware of our presence – we, the “voyeurs who think we are outside
when they followed everything “(” the voyeurs who think they aren’t a
part of this, despite being here for all of it ”). Does that make us more
than mere spectators, another Elliot personality, even Elliot
himself? The mystery remains (ra) whole.

In his will to leave no doubt hanging
on the tangibility of the events portrayed by the series, Esmail sometimes turns to
the slightly explanatory text explanation. I am thinking in particular of the scene
of a hospital where Darlene explains to the “Brain”: “I assure you,
it’s real. I’ve been by your side all along: fsociety, our E hack
Corp, the Five / Nine, your time in prison, the cyber-attacks, the accounts of
those dung that we dumped after what they did to Angela.
Angela is dead. Like Romero, Trenton,
Mobley, Shayla.
Elliot, I wouldn’t lie to you: it’s not in
your head. It’s real. “The scene strongly reminds of the last exchange
between Christian Shephard and his son in the finale of
Lost (without the church
and the soothing slowdowns that Damon Lindelof continues to bite
fingers). There is clearly a desire to reassure the viewer, to
explain to him that he has not been fooled for four seasons, even if it means paying
in the “summary” of previous episodes. (This explanation
sounds more like a disavowal of the first half of season 2, during
from which Elliot imagined returning to his mother when he was languishing in
reality in prison.)

Mr. Robot will never really have been
a series from USA Network. It will be briefly posed there, like a UFO
looking for contact, before leaving without anything having changed to his
to have promised
bolder series (“We the Bold”), USA
Network has indeed fallen back into a form of comfortable mediocrity, alone
the darker tone of the subject making it possible to make the difference with the “blue
TV skies ”that preceded (let’s get out of the lot all the same
The Sinner,
seasonal anthology slightly less programmatic than its counterparts). For
For his part, Esmail has never ceased to claim his opposition to
conventions established by the basic cable: refusal of black fade (replaced
by abrupt cuts used to signal the unwanted intrusion of spots
advertising), diversion of shortened title pages (intended, in
general, to leave more room for advertising), use of a grammar
stylistic and winding narration particularly confusing for a
non-regular audience, etc. Seasons 3 and 4 were also broadcast at a
hour later than the previous ones, under the protective wing of “safe
harbor “, which allowed them to go further in verbal expression
and visual of the violence (just count the number of “fuck”
pronounced audibly in the last season to realize that we are far from
sampling allowed by John Landgraf on FX …). When the edition comes out
DVD of season 4 of
Mr. Robot, it will be difficult to say the least
of the television version, so much Esmail will have fought to distinguish its creation
from the USA Network.

The hearings of
Mr. Robot have not stopped
decrease with the seasons. If the pilot of the series was seen by almost 2
million viewers on USA Network (according to reports from the institute
Nielsen), the final episode drew only about 300,000 fans of the
first hour. Morality: do not read the audience curves (especially at
the era of “Peak TV”) to get an idea of ​​the quality of a
series. Especially since the international impact of an atypical work like
greatly exceeds the truth allegedly established by a few
pseudo-factual graphics.

It’s in a movie theater that
different Elliot personalities meet, at the end of the final episode,
to attend the screening of the film of his life. Rarely will a series
affirmed also cinematographic, whether by form or by multiples
references summoned.
Mr. Robot is the ideal witness to a successful marriage
between cinema and television, in what is most fusional but
also, sometimes, more chaotic. That television feeds on cinema should not
no longer be the object of sterile bell-tower wars, especially as the converse is
now also true.

– The musical accompaniment of Mr. Robot often hold
prodigy. Besides the
score electric (and electrifying) composed by Mac
Quayle, the titles chosen to illustrate, derealize or make more
mind-blowing yet the adventures of Elliot, fsociety and the Dark Army are missing
rarely redoubling the hypnotic power of images. So from
Mr. Roboto
de Styx (1983), whose lyrics resonate funny with the revelations
finals of the series: “I’ve got a secret I’ve been hiding under my
heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain IBM. […] The time has come at
last to throw away this mask.
everyone can see my true identity ”. One might wonder if Esmail didn’t
designed the series solely with a view to inserting this madeleine of
Personal Proust in the Final Episode … I’m also thinking of this reunion
poignant between Dominique and Darlene, in the episode “410 Gone”
(4.10). By voice command, Dom intimate to his Alexa connected speaker
start a Faith Hill playlist. The two young women then argue over
attitude towards the threat posed by the Dark Army (now
that the Deus group bank funds have been misappropriated and Zhang’s compromise
revealed). Dom and Darlene appear at the height of an unspoken sexual tension
suddenly in profile, facing one another, suddenly mute, while being heard
the insistent words of the chorus of
This Kiss (1998): “This
kiss, this kiss “. Will the coveted kiss happen? In the meantime, the disorder that takes hold of the two false
rivals at the time this musical injunction is given is worth all
hugs of the world.

Pictures USA Network


A reborn Monterrey conquers the Mexican League | sports

That of Monterrey is the story of a total reborn. Four months ago they were relegated, without a coach and with little chance of competing for the League. And, in addition, they had to make a trip to Doha to play the Club World Cup. The hustle and a bad streak made the possibilities of smiling disappear. Until Antonio Mohamed arrived. The Turk, as he is nicknamed affectionately, took over to make up the bad tournament of the club. And there their awakening occurred: they finished third in the Mundialito and, this Sunday, the Rayados stayed with the throne in Mexico by removing America, the team with the most titles, in the penalty shootout (4-2).

America is a club that has made hate its best fuel. Its footballers prefer to go through the villains of any story. It is not for nothing that they have earned credit for the team that generates the most aversion in Mexico. They were the specialists in foiling the feat plans, but they ran into Monterrey. In the first leg, the Rayados had taken the lead, 2-1. His challenge was to keep her at the Azteca stadium to win his fifth league.

“Come on, come on America, we have to win tonight!” The traditional song echoed through the plastic seats of the Azteca stadium. It was a hymn that appealed to a comeback, to a full night. They shouted it and it seemed that they had it when in the first half they won it 2-0 with goals from Federico Viñas and Richard Sánchez (3-2, on aggregate). The happiness ended at minute 75 when Monterrey tied with a goal by Rogelio Funes Mori that deflated the spirit of the locals. América-Monterrey was a conflict between the team from the Mexican capital and the country’s industrial core, respectively. A battle that the royals won over the chilangos on the court twice host to the World Cup.

America seemed paralyzed. The moral leader, goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, came out to clear with the tranquility of those who have been winning by a landslide. The passivity of the American footballers collided with the vehemence of the Rayados, commanded by the bosses of midfield: Carlos Rodríguez and Celso Ortíz. The extension demanded more from Monterrey, with few days off. America, in airplane mode, yielded the attack while waiting for a counterattack. It never happened. Not even at the feet of a Giovani Dos Santos away from the talent of those years in Barcelona.

“Party in America!”, It was heard through the Azteca’s horns. It was Chayanne. It was a kind of elixir to get America out of its sudden nap. And that did not revive the eagles who only found the crossbar in a shot by Sebastián Viñas. On penalties, Americanism was trusted by Ochoa, exporter of Malaga and Granada. But tonight his gloves were not sticky: he could only save on one occasion. The rest of the shots entered his lair. His teammates failed twice. Only the hard blow of defeat woke up the soccer players in America.

The Mexican championship is played at two different rates and does not always reward the best. The first played, at least this last tournament, on 18 dates; the second is based on a direct elimination phase among the first eight classified. In Monterrey they have understood it quite well: they classified as eighth place and knocked out the two favorites and more constant as they were Santos Laguna and Necaxa. Mohamed, who failed as Celta’s coach, directed the Rayados.

Monterrey, classified to the final of the Mexican League, had to travel to Doha to play the Club World Cup. There they eliminated Al Sadd de Xavi (3-2) and in the semifinals they met the power of Liverpool Klopp. Those of Anfield, and in fact most of the bookmakers, predicted a comfortable victory. But it was the Rayados who made the reigning Champions League champions anguish for 90 minutes. A goal by Roberto Firmino gave the Reds an agonizing win. His balm was to win third place in the Mundialito, an achievement he had already achieved in 2012. On his return to Mexico, America remained. And neither did forecasting favor him.

With tired legs, the Monterrey footballers survived the hostility of playing for Azteca. And also to his penury of losing the last two league finals. That is already in the anecdote. They have crowned themselves on foreign soil and embittered New Year’s Eve in America. That stays in the showcases.

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5 things to know about the civil rights legend

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in July 2018.

John Lewis has lived on the forefront of American history for the past half century. From being the youngest 1963 Washington speaker in Washington to serving for over 30 years in Congress, Lewis has been helping to shape civil rights in America for decades.

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1. He bled to “make America great”

This is a quote from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. But he is right. Think of two of the most visible depictions of the violence inflicted on civil rights workers in the 1960s and you will see the face of John Lewis.

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Let’s start with the obvious – Bloody Sunday. Lewis was only 25 on March 7, 1965 when he and Hosea Williams attempted to lead a group of demonstrators across the Edmund Pettus bridge to Selma heading for Montgomery. The goal of the march was to draw attention to the lack of voting rights in Alabama and across the country for black people. When they reached the top of the bridge, the protesters were pushed back by police officers using clubs, whips and tear gas. Fifty-eight people, including Lewis, were treated for injuries in a nearby hospital. The attack sparked support across the nation and Congress for what became the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But reflecting on that horrible day, Lewis would have said, “I was shot in the head by a State Soldier. I thought I saw death. I thought I was going to die. ”

It was not the first time. It now dates back to 1961, when Lewis was one of the original 13 Freedom Riders. The Freedom Riders were young black and white activists who wanted to test the laws on segregation in interstate bus terminals. On May 9 in Rock Hill, S.C., Lewis was one of several battered Freedom Riders.


“The bus got in. It got out and started from there to the door,” said former Klansman Elwin Wilson in 2010, adding that he started beating Lewis when he opened the door in a waiting room. ” only for whites “. “I remember he was lying there, and it was blood on the ground and someone called the police.”

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In 2009, Wilson found Lewis and apologized.

Lewis accepted it.

2. The march on Washington

Martin Luther King Jr., of course, was the star of the historic 1963 Washington march, but Lewis made a name for himself as the youngest speaker of the event and the youngest member of the “Big Six”.

But it turned out to be almost different for the 23 year old. The initial version of Lewis’ speech was full of fire. He said, “You tell us to wait. We can’t be patient. “Lewis said.” We want our freedom and we want it now. “

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In the speech he presented, the day before the march, he also included the phrase: “If we don’t see significant progress here today, a day will come when we will not limit our march south. We will be forced to march through the South as he did Sherman – not violently. “

When Lewis arrived the march the next day, he was greeted by the organizers Bayard Rustin and A. Phillip Randolph, who told them that the archbishop, who was close to President Kennedy, would not have delivered the invocation if those lines remained there. Lewis, who represented the nonviolent student coordination committee, said he was speaking for them. King said to him, “John, this doesn’t sound like you.”

Randolph said, “John, for the love of unity – We came together. We are together. Can we change it?”

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Lewis changes his speech.

3. Citizen Lewis

In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Lewis the Presidential Medal for Freedom, the highest American civil honor. During the 2011 White House ceremony, Obama said: “There is a quote etched over a door in Nashville, where students first refused to leave the lunch counters 51 years ago this February. And the quote said : “If not us, then who? If not now, when?” It’s a question that John Lewis has asked all his life. This is what brought him back to the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma after he had already been beaten a few centimeters from his life days before. This is why, from time to time, he faced death so that we could all share the joys of life equally. This is why, after all these years, it is known as the United States Congress on conscience, and continues to focus on justice and equality issues. And for generations, when parents teach their children what is meant by courage, the story of John Lewis will come to mind: an American who knew that change could not wait for another person or another time; whose life is a lesson in the ferocious urgency of now .. “

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After the ceremony, Lewis said in amazement: “If someone had told me that one day I would have been to the White House, and an African American president who would have presented me with the medal of freedom, I would have said:” Are you crazy “? Are you out of your mind?”

4. Lewis the criminal

According to a 2013 press release – proudly published by his office – Lewis was handcuffed 45 times. Her spokeswoman said she was arrested 40 times during the Civil Rights Movement – fighting for justice, freedom and the right to vote. And until then, five times since he became a member of Congress.

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These included arrests, including twice arrested at the South African embassy for protesting apartheid and twice at the Sudan embassy for protesting the genocide in Darfur.

In 2014, Lewis tweeted a 1961 mug shot of an arrest in Mississippi that took him to the famous Parchman penitentiary.

“53 years ago today I was released from the Parchman penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson for using the” white “bathroom” Lewis tweeted.

He has been retweeted more than 71,000 times. Of the thousands of comments, some have noted the look on Lewis’s face with profaned intensity: “That facial expression is fantastic,” tweeted The Power Of र @NFNiTM. “Yes, I’m screwed in your bathroom, what the fuck did you do ?!”

5. Lewis the writer

John Lewis is no stranger to the printed word. In 1998 he published his acclaimed autobiography, “Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement”. But it wasn’t until 2016 that he was awarded a National Book Award. Together with Atlanta native and writer Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell, she won for youth literature – for “March: Book Three”, a graphic novel.

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Third episode of a series, the book tells the story of the historic march on Selma and the civil rights movement.

“It’s unreal. It’s unbelievable,” Lewis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I started crying because it was so moving.”