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UnREAL showrunner Stacy Rukeyser: “We are past the point of not being able to take reality television seriously”

In the 18 months since UnREAL aired its second-season finale, a former reality-TV star was elected president of the United States, while a different, similarly powerful sexual predator was ousted from his Hollywood kingdom. In that time, UnREAL writer Stacy Rukeyser was promoted to showrunner, overseeing a third…

Country Queen Kacey Musgraves Just Dropped Two New Singles and Guess What, They're Both Great

Kacey Musgraves has released two new songs from her forthcoming album Golden Hour, and they are both great. No, actually, they are both spectacular. There’s “Space Cowboy,” an aching breakup song with an almost frustratingly clever (and devastating) chorus, and the blissful “Butterflies,” about moseying smack dab into…

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Erika Alexander On the Legend of Maxine Shaw, Living Single, and Her Buffy Spinoff Comic

Erika Alexander has one of those signature laughs. It’s really more of a cackle. Over the phone, her effusiveness travels, just as her character Maxine Shaw’s did through five seasons of Living Single, the prototypical ’90s sitcom about four black women in Brooklyn. At one point a cultural force—the highest-rated…