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…

Can Westworld Hosts Get UTIs? 

“Akane No Mai,” the Japanese title for this week’s episode of Westworld, roughly translates to “the dance of Akane”—but Akane is both a name and a word for “deep red,” aka BLOOD, aka a thing we saw a lot of in our first glimpse at Shogun World, the park for when Westworld is too boring. It was also a turning point in…