This season, The Handmaid’s Tale is making the connection between Gilead and present-day America explicit

Premiering three months after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, The Handmaid’s Tale couldn’t help but feel significant. The relevancy hits because Margaret Atwood pulled every detail about the controlling and punishment of women in her dystopian novel from real-world examples, mostly historical (going as far…

What perfectly normal food can you just not stand?

We’ve noticed here at The Takeout that practically everyone has their own weird food peculiarities. Staffer Gwen Ihnat’s husband won’t eat fruit, for example. Editor Kevin Pang can’t stand the sight of cottage cheese. We’ve had friends who can’t do hot beverages or hate the texture of melted cheese. And we know…