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Roadies Snoozily Sprouts Up in Vinyl's Place, Present-Day Nostalgia for Rock Firmly Situated

Throughout Vinyl’s first—and now final—season, my opinion changed ever so slightly from when I first wrote about its debut episode. Vinyl remained absurd, overly nostalgic, ahistorical and evenly lionizing of men, but at the very least, the effervescent Juno Temple got to shine a little and, even better, the “getting…

Here's the Teaser for Sarah Jessica Parker's New HBO Series, Divorce

“I want a divorce,” says Sarah Jessica Parker at the beginning of this teaser for HBO’s upcoming series, Divorce. In the following scene, she flips off her husband (Thomas Haden Church) after he prevents her from joining him in an elevator (“I need my space,” he says). Next, the two of them complain about each other…

Oprah to Star in an HBO Movie About Henrietta Lacks, Black Farmer and Unsung Medical Hero 

Oprah Winfrey, queen of Earth, is starring in an HBO movie about Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells were controversially used to make major discoveries in medical research. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—adapted from Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 New York Times bestseller—will play out from the perspective of…

Beyoncé's Life Is a Movie: A Totally Calm Lemonade Liveblog

Hello, perhaps you have noticed that Beyoncé is debuting a... something on HBO this evening. Is it an album? Is it a documentary? Is it a narrative film, or all three? We know as much as you do; here’s your spot to follow along, comment, and behave totally rationally and in a very calm, adult fashion as this happening

There's a Very Simple Reason Why Game of Thrones Is Bad Now

Maybe it’s the rape, or the violence, or how it’s really boring. Everyone seems to have an opinion about why Game of Thrones, once a mesmerizing fantasy land that darkly mirrored modern day dilemmas, has become near unwatchable. (Which is not to say people have by any means ceased to watch it.) But there is one reason…

A Chat About Confirmation, a Movie About Anita Hill vs. A Lot of People We Hated

Before being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice in 1991, Clarence Thomas first had to confront the truth. Anita Hill, then a professor at the University of Oklahoma, had accused Thomas of sexually harassing her when she worked for him at the Department of Education and U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.…

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Emilia Clarke Wants More Penises on Game of Thrones, But I’d Settle For More Good Episodes

Game of Thrones, a silly show about slow-moving, power-hungry dopes that I sort of hate but continue watching because I’ve spent far too much time to quit now, contains a lot of female nudity. Whether wandering in the back of a frame while two men drink wine, or shot in a lingering close-up beside a fully-clothed man,…