Southern Rites: A Small Town's Inability to Acknowledge Its Own Racism

In 2009, photographer Gillian Laub published a series of photos documenting the high school proms in the tiny Georgia community of Montgomery County, which was remarkable because the proms were racially segregated. Though the students grew up together, played together, and went to Montgomery County High together,… » 5/19/15 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

HBO Cocks Head, Shrugs, Casts Jude Law as an American Pope

In the upcoming series The Young Pope, Jude Law will portray an Italian-American pope named Pius XIII. Hmmmm. Let’s take a few moments to deconstruct that first sentence. “In the upcoming series The Young Pope...” —OK, so there’s going to be a series about a young pope, got it—“... Jude Law will portray an… » 5/18/15 2:00pm 5/18/15 2:00pm

Sophie Turner 'Loved' Sansa's Game of Thrones Wedding Night Scene

This post contains spoilers: On last night’s Game of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” Sansa finally married Winterfell’s most eligible sadist, Ramsay Bolton. The setting of their nuptials—at night, in the woods, as it snowed—made it abundantly clear that this would not be cause for celebration, and that sense of… » 5/18/15 9:30am 5/18/15 9:30am

Game of Boners: Enter Stoneman

Belieb it or not, we take our television recapping pretty seriously at The Muse via Jezebel dot com. Our goal, typically, is not to simply regurgitate the plot of a television episode that you’ve already watched, but to talk about theme, how things fit together, and ideally provide some insights that you maybe haven’t… » 5/11/15 3:00pm 5/11/15 3:00pm

Will the New Kurt Cobain Doc Spur More Sexist Hate for Courtney Love?

I DVR’d Montage of Heck and watched it a day after it premiered on HBO. I waited partly out of dread. Everything I’ve read about the Kurt Cobain documentary cast it as the most through and fascinating depiction of him ever—largely due to unprecedented access to home movies, journals, and a clutch of his Dr Demento- » 5/06/15 8:00pm 5/06/15 8:00pm

Game of Boners: Jaime Lannister Shops at Abercrombie & Fitch

We’ve seen Jaime Lannister do his share of terrible things: He shoved Bran Stark out a tower window, has had a decades-long sexual relationship with his sister and is broadly (if not wrongly) known as the most famous oath-breaker in the Seven Kingdoms. Still, nothing—NOTHING—could prepare me for yesterday afternoon… » 4/27/15 4:50pm 4/27/15 4:50pm

John Oliver Explains Why Clothes Are 'Cheaper and Easier Than Ever'

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver offered a 17-minute addendum to that ‘cerulean’ speech Meryl Streep gave Anne Hathaway in the first act of The Devil Wears Prada. Streep memorably explained how the color’s popularity slowly trickled down from designer trend to bargain bin, but Oliver points out that she… » 4/27/15 9:35am 4/27/15 9:35am

NOOOOO: Veep Loses Show Creator Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci—the genius wit behind such works as In the Loop, The Thick of It and The Armando Iannucci Shows—is stepping down as showrunner on HBO’s Veep, the brilliant, Julia Louis-Dreyfus-starring political comedy that he created in 2012. He will be replaced by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s David Mandel. » 4/10/15 6:40pm 4/10/15 6:40pm

Robert Durst Indicted in New Orleans on Gun and Drug Charges

Jinx star and person doing a very good impression of someone extremely guilty Robert Durst has been indicted in New Orleans on charges of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance. Durst, who will appear in court this morning to be… » 4/09/15 11:30am 4/09/15 11:30am

Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini Thanks 'Brave' Documentary Filmmakers

Former Scientologist Leah Remini thanked HBO documentary filmmakers behind Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief via Twitter earlier today, adding in an interview with People that she's "not trying to bash anybody, and I'm not trying to be controversial. I just want people to know the truth." » 3/30/15 8:30pm 3/30/15 8:30pm