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Kira Deshler


Kira Deshler is the assistant newsletter editor at the Daily Dot. Kira received a Master’s in Media Studies from UT Austin and has previously written for sites like Slash Film and Looper. She runs her own Substack newsletter, Paging Dr. Lesbian, and is a member of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

Amandla Stenberg stars in “The Acolyte.”

‘The Acolyte’ hate proves the ‘Star Wars’ fandom is just as toxic as ever

These critiques beg the question: are these people really fans of Star Wars at all?

On Jun 13, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Newsletter: Biden poop sleuths

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On Jun 10, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet and Taika Waititi as Captain Blackbeard in Our Flag means death with hashtags '#DontStreamOnMax' '#WelcomeToMax' and '#DontGetAttached' written over it

Behind ‘Our Flag Means Death’ fans’ strategic campaigns to hold Max accountable for cancellations

We spoke to the architects behind the #DontStreamOnMax and #WelcomeToMax #DontGetAttached campaigns.

On Jun 6, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Newsletter: 6 life hacks we can’t wait to try

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On Jun 3, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Jenny Nicholson(l), Star wars scene(r)

Jenny Nicholson’s ‘Star Wars’ hotel video essay has fans cheering on her Disney takedown

Nicholson’s video is a fascinating demonstration of consumer culture as mediated by social media.

On May 30, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Finding a stranger hiding under your bed

Newsletter: Finding a stranger hiding under your bed

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On May 27, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Colleen Hoover and Taylor Swift over abstract background

‘It Ends With Us’ trailer divides Swifties, Colleen Hoover fans

While reactions to the trailer were largely negative on X, the opposite was true on TikTok.

On May 23, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Newsletter: Bad restaurant review sparks fight challenge

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On May 20, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Our Flag Means Death cast(l), David Zaslov(r)

‘Our Flag Means Death’ fans launch #DontStreamOnMax campaign, want David Zaslav fired

Fans of ‘Our Flag Means Death,’ one of many shows that Max has canceled recently, began a campaign to hold the network accountable. 

On May 16, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Newsletter: Bumble’s AI dating plans are giving major ‘Black Mirror’ vibes

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On May 13, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Newsletter: Here’s how to find cheap airline tickets

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On May 11, 2024 by Kira Deshler

RFK Jr. has literal brain worms

Newsletter: RFK Jr. has literal brain worms

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On May 10, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Cast of NCIS Hawaii

Despite cancellation, ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ fans still believe in representation

Marketed as the most diverse series in the franchise, NCIS: Hawai’i is beloved for its representation.

On May 9, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Newsletter: Can this resume hack get past AI filters?

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On May 7, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Salesman shows up during a tornado

Newsletter: Salesman shows up during a tornado

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On May 6, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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