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Lindsay Ellis' video review-essay on the musical and movie of Rent runs to just over 45 minutes, but is nevertheless efficient in making the case against the source material, Chris Columbus' film, the Reagan administration's response to the spread of HIV/AIDS (which, like the Clinton administration's response to the genocide in Rwanda, wasn't just a matter of failing to save lives, but also of obstructing others' constructive efforts), and quietism in the present moment. Also, it's a pretty entertaining take-down and works as a listenable podcast for anyone who would rather not multi-task in silence.

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