Disturbed singer David Draiman just realized that his chin piercings look a little silly

It’s the end of an aesthetically questionable era for metal band Disturbed, as singer David Draiman has revealed to German news outlet Deutsche Welle (via Stereogum) that he has removed his weird chin piercings. For decades, the otherwise unassuming Draiman has used his chin piercings (which typically look like weird…

Though it takes its time, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina will put a spell on you

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Debuting later this month on Netflix, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina already has a built-in audience. Fans of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s work in the world of Archie Comics, both on the page and screen, will definitely want to see what kind of magic the Riverdale creator casts away from the land of network standards and…

Our first look at HBO's Watchmen is this weird-ass clip of a cop with a yellow mask

Not counting casting announcements, the only thing we’ve seen from HBO’s “alternative reality” version of Watchmen were some leaked set photos that featured references to the “squid” that destroys New York at the end of the comic and a newspaper headline about the death of Adrian Veidt (the original story’s secret…

Juliette Lewis and Ione Skye want to try more comedic roles after Camping

Based on the British series of the same name, HBO’s Camping is set during a nightmare weekend camping trip, where tempers flare and personalities clash among a ground of adults stuck in the wilderness together. Ahead of last night’s premiere, we sat down with stars Juliette Lewis and Ione Skye to talk about Camping,…

Richard Linklater's back with another great anti-Ted Cruz ad, this time about cheeseburgers

The midterms rapidly approaching, and, though citizens are preparing for their own local elections, the majority of Americans are so grossed out by Texas senator Ted Cruz that they’ve also taken a vested interest in seeing him run off by rising Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Cruz is currently ahead in the polls, Texas being…

Paul Dano steps behind the camera with the bland coming-of-age drama Wildlife

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The obvious motif that recurs throughout Wildlife, Paul Dano’s directorial debut, is that of fire. Adapted by Dano and his partner, Zoe Kazan, from Richard Ford’s 1990 novel of the same name, the film follows a teenager, Joe Brinson (Ed Oxenbould), as he grows up during the 1960s in Great Falls, Montana—prime wildfire…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson says his annoying tweets are meant to "enhance your viewing pleasure"

Spare a moment to reconsider poor Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist and author obviously loves his work, loves opportunities to share its intricacies with a general audience, and loves to do so via examples from pop culture. Sure, his tweets are deeply—deeply—annoying, but the man can only do what he knows. He’s…

A historic fire illuminates an enduring institution in Susan Orlean’s The Library Book

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Early in The Library Book, Susan Orlean describes the joy of scanning a library’s shelves and discovering the dramatically different subjects that have somehow become neighbors. “On a library bookshelf, thought progresses in a way that is logical but also dumbfounding, mysterious, irresistible,” she writes.

The Justice League heads toward “Drowned Earth” in this exclusive preview

With James Wan’s Aquaman hitting theaters in two months, DC is boosting the hero’s profile on the page with crossovers putting him at the center of stories featuring major properties like Suicide Squad and Justice League. After facing off against the Squad last month, Aquaman is about to be submerged in “Drowned…

Please enjoy some glorious clips from Law & Order: SVU's episode about incels

This week’s episode of Law & Order: SVU continued the show’s tradition of ripped-from-the-headlines stories with an episode completely dedicated to the internet’s most embarrassing hate group—Incels. The episode, titled “Revenge,” finds our elite squad of detectives hunting down a group of “involuntary celibate” men…

Halloween Unmasked explores the psychology of Michael Myers and real-life serial killers

This BBC food journalism podcast travels to China as part of a broader series exploring eating disorders outside the context of a Western woman’s disease. Although there’s not an official record, it’s known that areas of China see the same prevalence of eating disorders as the U.S. and Europe. At the country’s sole…

Bryan Singer pre-emptively denies allegations against him in upcoming Esquire story

Earlier this month, we wrote about the massive payday Hollywood director Bryan Singer would receive for Red Sonja, a “female-empowered” remake of the 1985 action fantasy, and how disconcerting this is in light of the many, many accusations of sexual assault that have been lodged against him over the years. Singer’s…

Jonah Hill makes his auspicious if uneven filmmaking debut with a Mid90s nostalgia trip

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Nostalgia will radiate off the screen for audience members of a certain age almost immediately in Mid90s, when the camera pans across a bedroom, catching sight of Ninja Turtles sheets and a Hulk Hogan pillow before settling on a kid around 13 years old. Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is in front of a mirror, nursing bruises…