Natasha Rothwell: A New Queen of Comedy

Natasha Rothwell needs to come up with a plausible “industry age” to represent how long she’s supposedly been on this Earth. She’s lived in Los Angeles, the land of lies and plastic, for as long as she’s written and starred in Insecure—almost three years—but she hasn’t yet learned what an industry age (a fake number…

HBO President Gaslights Everyone Who Hated This Season of Westworld

About halfway through this season of Westworld, I finally stopped watching. I kept getting frustrated with how repetitive and meandering the show had become. And plot lines seemed to stretch out forever. I wasn’t alone in my complaints—many other critics called Season 2 “a mess” and “too complicated.” But according to…

Sharp Objects Dissects Our Morbid Desire for Stories About Dead Girls

“I’m going out to join the search party now,” St. Louis crime reporter Camille Preaker nearly whispers to her editor in the Sunday night premiere of HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s book Sharp Objects, while cradling a pay phone in one hand and an ample glass of whiskey in another. “Hopefully, we’ll turn up a dead…