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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor

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What does your Spotify Wrapped say about your mental state in 2022?

People are ready to psychoanalyze their results.

On Nov 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Like I just wanted broccoli soup!!’: Customer catches Subway workers ‘chilling’ in store—after shutting the doors before closing time

'Y'all don't understand the pain of Subway workers.'

On Nov 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘All your co-workers loathe you btw’: The office ‘personality hire’ is dividing viewers. Do these charming colleagues actually help the workplace?

'A great way to say you peaked in high school.'

On Nov 29, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Disgusted and outraged’: Kim Kardashian addresses Balenciaga child exploitation controversy—but won’t cut ties

Kardashian's statement attracted pushback from right-wing commentators.

On Nov 28, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Why are you ordering 7 Bacon Goudas?’: Starbucks worker mocks customers who come in on holidays, sparking debate

'Not everyone celebrates thanksgiving, has family, likes that kind of food, has any other option.'

On Nov 28, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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How the music of ‘Andor’ pays homage to ‘The Battle of Algiers,’ a classic war movie scored by Ennio Morricone

'The Battle of Algiers' shares a lot in common with the scenes on the planet Ferrix.

On Nov 24, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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In ‘Andor’ episode 12, revolution is built on community

The season finale is another triumph for Andor's brutal, brilliant political storytelling.

On Nov 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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What to watch next if you love ‘Andor’: Political thrillers, dystopian dramas, and more

From 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' to revolutionary docudramas, a viewing list for diehard 'Andor' fans.

On Nov 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Review: ‘Nanny’ is an eerie and evocative horror debut from Nikyatu Jusu 

Winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2022, 'Nanny' combines supernatural horror with a tense domestic thriller.

On Nov 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Letitia Wright addresses anti-vaccine comments: ‘I have apologised and I have moved on’

Wright denies accusations that she holds homophobic or anti-vaccine views.

On Nov 21, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goncharov’ is the hottest film on Tumblr. It doesn’t actually exist.

From academic analysis to fanfic, Tumblr users have invented an elaborate lore for the imaginary 1970s mafia thriller 'Goncharov.'

On Nov 21, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘I weirdly think guys are attracted to red nails because it reminds them of their moms’: TikTokers are testing out the ‘red nail theory’

'Every time I have red nails, a guy comments on it.'

On Nov 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Netflix’s spooky historical fantasy series ‘1899’ is too enigmatic for its own good

Set on a Victorian steamship, this show is full of creepy mysteries - but struggles to tell a believable story.

On Nov 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The MCU doesn’t know what to do with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

After three MCU cameos, Val Fontaine is embarrassingly unmemorable compared to Nick Fury.

On Nov 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Andor’ episode 11 sets an ominous tone for the season finale

Over the course of season 1, 'Andor' has dismantled our expectations for what it means to 'join' the Rebellion.

On Nov 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw