‘Orphan Black’ Season 3 finale was extremely hopeful — until it was super upsetting



Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season finale of Orphan Black

Things ended up in a relatively good place for almost all of the clones in the Orphan Black Season 3 finale. But the news wasn’t all good for the rest of the characters.

In fact, a series of shocking betrayals in the Orphan Black Season 3 finale led to the downfall of a fan favorite Delphine, whose death was just one of many shockers in the episode, which aired Saturday and also set in motion the central storyline for Season 4.

Details on what — and who — went down below


Rachel wakes up in what she thinks is Thailand but is actually some sort of facility. She quickly finds out that she has a full bionic eye and can read again Read more…

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Where 2016 presidential candidates stand on the Confederate flag



Presidential candidates with their eyes on 2016 have begun to share their stances on the Confederate flag as the state of South Carolina wrestles with the divisive symbol.

Statements from White House hopefuls have been flowing in since nine black people were killed by a white shooter at a historic church in Charleston Wednesday. Some candidates were seemingly thrust into the spotlight Saturday after 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s defiant statement on the subject, which was later retweeted and praised by President Barack Obama.

Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 20, 2015 Read more…

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#WeWillShootBack wants black people to arm themselves in self-defense



CHARLESTON— The murders that took place here on Wednesday night have left some black Charleston residents struggling with a visceral fear.

Not just because all nine victims were black, and the white suspect, Dylann Roof, had been photographed wearing flags of racist states. Not just because the location of the murders, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, is a historic symbol of black freedom that has been attacked many times before. Not just because they feel churches should be safe spaces. Not just because Roof allegedly sat with members of the bible study group for an hour before he killed them. Not just because each victim was shot multiple times Read more…

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What’s it like to switch between novelist and script writer? Emma Donoghue knows



Writing can be an isolating profession, sitting alone with just your thoughts and your computer. But not every form of storytelling has to happen in a vacuum

With novels, plays, radio and screenplays under her belt, author Emma Donoghue has seen every angle of the writer’s world. Our social book club, MashableReads, sat down with the acclaimed Irish-Canadian author to talk about what it means to be a solo and a collaborative writer.

Donoghue is known to American readers for her bestselling novel Room, a haunting story told from the perspective of a young boy named Jack who is raised in captivity with only his mother for company. Read more…

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