Revisiting Geek Love, a Real American Horror Story

I first read Katherine Dunn's 1989 novel Geek Love several years ago on the recommendation of my friend Robin. At that point, she still lived in Arkansas, and I'd just come through on tour with a heavy metal band from Georgia. She insisted I give it a chance, ignoring my insistence that I don't usually read fiction.… » 10/29/14 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm

Here's Blood Orange Reinterpreting Janet Jackson on Kimmel

When Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes performed a solo version of "Time Will Tell" on Kimmel Tuesday night, it was a pitch-perfect recreation of the video—interpretive dance moves and an all-white ensemble, a sort of inverse of the intimate choreography Janet Jackson threw down in the video for "Pleasure Principle,"… » 10/29/14 1:30pm Wednesday 1:30pm

Female Lawyers Group Asks NBC to Put Bad Judge Out of its Misery

Kate Walsh's new NBC series has recently come under fire for its lumbering and very off-the-mark depiction of a sassy, questionably clad, highly unethical female judge. Two weeks after the show debuted on Oct. 2, Deborah Baker, president of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, sent a … » 10/26/14 2:45pm Sunday 2:45pm

The Walking Dead's Costume Designer on Dressing Women for World's End

Life during a zombie apocalypse can get pretty grim. Between roving bands of undead walkers trying to snack on your grey matter and feral humans roasting each other into lunch meat, there's precious little time to think about how you actually look. Eulyn Womble, the Costume Designer for The Walking Dead, is charged… » 10/24/14 12:20pm 10/24/14 12:20pm

After All That, Ratings for The View Are Down

To some, The View is simply a daytime talk show to fold laundry to. To others, it is a modern day Shakespearean play that we're watching unfold in real time. The show has had its comedic moments, at times it feels like a tragedy and there's even a bit of romance. And now, we have yet another page in saga of 4-5 women… » 10/22/14 6:00pm 10/22/14 6:00pm

The Comeback's Comeback: Valerie Cherish's First Trailer!

The Comeback was, notoriously, the brilliant 2005 show starring Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a '90s sitcom actress who gets a chance at kickstarting her career by starring on a reality television show... about her attempt to kickstart her career. In brief, it was hilarious, extremely meta, and too ahead of its… » 10/20/14 1:20pm 10/20/14 1:20pm

The News Sorority: The Media Book That Drove the Media Wild

"Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: 'I Wonder Who She Blew This Time'" reads one headline. "HATE-Y COURIC" proclaims another. Not to be outdone: "EXCLUSIVE: Betrayal, jealousy, and bitterness: New book reveals the vicious rivalry between Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters - and how Diane ran newsroom like an imperial court… » 10/17/14 3:50pm 10/17/14 3:50pm

Add The T Word to the Many Ways Laverne Cox Is Changing the World

Laverne Cox is 5'11", maybe 6'4" in Louboutins, but her super-shiny, super-long blonde wig gives her the illusion of added height. Or maybe it's the metaphor: in the year and a half since Orange is the New Black began, Cox's star has grown exponentially, and as a public figure she is larger than life: the rare… » 10/17/14 2:10pm 10/17/14 2:10pm

Hell Yes: A Girlfriends Movie May Be In the Works

Please pull out your inhaler, Prozac, Pinot Grigio or whatever it is you use to calm yourself down because this news had me hyperventilating. Although rumors have been swirling for some time, we finally have confirmation that a Girlfriends movie might possibly maybe be in the works at some point in the future. Yes,… » 10/16/14 7:45pm 10/16/14 7:45pm

Mindy Kaling Is Too Busy Working Her Ass Off To Engage With Critics

Mindy Kaling has clearly gotten a lot of attention in the past few years, both for the success of her show The Mindy Project, but also for its weaknesses. She's also clearly a bit tired of it, a sentiment she expressed in an interview that aired Thursday on NPR about being a pioneer in her field and the high standards… » 10/16/14 10:50am 10/16/14 10:50am

Carmen Carrera Was Totally On Jane the Virgin Last Night

There were many things to love about last night's premiere of Jane the Virgin, the CW's new series based on a young Chicana virgin who accidentally gets pregnoncé after her ob-gyn screws up her rounds and artificially inseminates her—with her boss's sperm! (It's based on the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen,… » 10/14/14 2:15pm 10/14/14 2:15pm

Katie Holmes to Play Jackie O Again Because the Last Time Went So Well

Despite the fact that The Kennedys was rejected by numerous networks before settling at the History Channel but then bouncing over to ReelzChannel, where it debuted to generally unimpressive reviews, second time's the charm right? So says Katie Holmes, who has signed on to play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in a sequel to… » 10/14/14 12:50pm 10/14/14 12:50pm

Even Matt and Ben Know That Syfy Is the Most Important Cable Network

The Syfy Network is the most important channel on cable television, with or without the Sharknado franchise. It has Face Off and Defiance and Dominion. It has Ghost Hunters which has aired for approximately 37 years. Syfy is the greatest. American tastemakers Affleck and Damon recognize this, and now they want to get… » 10/13/14 6:10pm 10/13/14 6:10pm

Cristela Is a Feminist Latina With Problems

Everyone says Cristela Alonzo, in her eponymous new sitcom Cristela, is "charming," and that is true: she has mischief in her eyes and a dimple in one cheek and she smiles very naturally, a lot more than the deceptively maudlin laughtrack drones populating the majority of primetime sitcoms these days. She seems… » 10/13/14 4:30pm 10/13/14 4:30pm

​What Would Jezebel Do?: A Walking Dead Survival Guide

Everyone's descent into lunacy continues with Season Five of The Walking Dead, which premiered last night. Each character so far has transformed from a decent human being into a semi-moral survivalist or a remorseless assassin, even young Carl. All that's left in the way of faith is little baby Judith. Happy times are… » 10/13/14 1:10pm 10/13/14 1:10pm