Emily VanDerWerff

Vox

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Critic at Large for Vox.

Emily VanDerWerff on KCRW

The last season of "Orange Is the New Black" is here. For seven seasons, the story has followed vibrant characters like Piper, Crazy Eyes, and Taystee during their time locked up.

How 'Orange Is The New Black' redefined TV

The last season of "Orange Is the New Black" is here. For seven seasons, the story has followed vibrant characters like Piper, Crazy Eyes, and Taystee during their time locked up.

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We talk about season three of The Handmaid’s Tale, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.

Coming out as trans in a review of The Handmaid’s Tale

We talk about season three of The Handmaid’s Tale, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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