Broad City rolls down memory lane in its hilarious, poignant penultimate episode

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Broad City always brims with callbacks, a testament to its makers’ improvisation backgrounds, the specificity of its world, and the inside-jokey nature of its central friendship. But in this final season, those callbacks have an extra layer of nostalgia to them, each beat of this final chapter soaked in familiar,…

Our Readers' Five Favorite Lawn Games (And Also Lawn Darts)

The overwhelming top pick in this week’s lawn game Co-Op was Lawn Darts, a game so dangerous that it’s no longer allowed to be sold, though you may be able to find a set on eBay or at a garage sale. There’s also a modern version that uses weighted darts, rather than metal spikes that could go through someone’s skull,…

Michael risks it all with little reason on Star Trek: Discovery 

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Last week, I praised Star Trek: Discovery for how it handled a crew member’s death. While not making up for the show’s frustrating reluctance to develop its secondary characters, “If Memory Serves” at least offered us a chance to care about Airiam before shooting her out of an airlock. Not everyone agreed with me, and…

The political gets personal as RuPaul's Drag Race tackles "Trump: The Rusical"

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Drag is an incredibly varied art form, but there is one aspect all drag shares: It is inherently political. Whether a queen centers their performance on politics and social justice or distances themselves from current events entirely, the act of getting up on stage in drag is a bold statement, challenging societal…

Netflix added more "Originals" to its library last year than existing TV or film

Netflix is famously one of the most cash-happy entertainment companies in the world. Only Disney spends more per year on acquiring and producing content, with the streamer expected to spend something on the order of $15 billion on new shows and movies in 2019 alone. Now that insatiable hunger for Grade-A entertainment…

Philly's favorite son Questlove comes out with vegetarian Philly cheesesteak

Questlove is a polymath—musician, teacher, television personality, author, seemingly cool-ass dude—now he’s joining the club of America’s newest celebrity food entrepreneur. The Philadelphia native is taking his hometown’s most-famous culinary export, the cheesesteak, and coming out with a plant-based version through…

The Germs (and Smudges) on Your Phone Are No Match For HĂ„NS

I’m so, so sorry to remind you of this, but your phone is disgusting. Just think about how many things you touch in a day. Now think about how many times you touch your phone in a day. Chances are, your mobile device is not only your main mode of communication with the world, but also your own personal germ-covered…

The Good Fight's new Michael Sheen character is a surprising misfire for the show

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Halfway through “The One Inspired by Roy Cohn,” Cush Jumbo as Luca Quinn delivers a lengthy, gripping, emotionally potent monologue to her small infant son, splayed next to her, unable of course to understand a word she’s saying. She talks through her options, through unnerved confusion about how drawn to motherhood…

Disney is shutting down Fox 2000 and taking a buzzsaw to studio jobs

That also didn’t take very long; just a day after finalizing plans for its $71.3 billion deal to acquire 21st Century Fox and its various TV and film-producing subsidiaries, Disney has already started making some serious cuts to the venerable studio. The first casualty: Fox 2000, a.k.a. the studio behind well-regarded…

Macon Blair to direct that mainstream Toxic Avenger reboot 

Though we’re still not entirely sure why anyone would think this is a good idea, Legendary announced back in December that it had picked up the rights to do a reboot of iconic Troma series The Toxic Avenger. Legendary reportedly wanted to make a new Toxic Avenger series, presumably without being as gross or…

Call Me By Your Name's book sequel gets a title and a release date 

It’s unclear now if anybody other than Luca Guadagnino really thinks a sequel to his 2017 movie adaptation of Call me By Your Name is a good idea, but André Aciman—who wrote the original Call Me By Your Name novel—at least has an idea for a sequel of his own. Back in December, he teased that he was writing a sequel to…

Good lord, we totally forgot Joaquin Phoenix was playing Jesus

Oh, Jesus: It’s not just one of our favorite exclamations of existential despair; it’s also a handy reminder when you’re trying to remember all the parts that actor Joaquin Phoenix is currently on the hook to play. You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Phoenix had signed on to try his hand at the ol’ serene Nazarene,…

Here's an update on that long-gestating Judge Dredd TV series

A couple years ago, word first started to spread about a planned TV series set in the megalopolis that the ruthless keeper of the peace Judge Dredd calls home, Mega-City One. Since then, a few details have trickled out, including the fact that a pilot script has been written and two seasons’ worth of storylines have…

Vampire Weekend bridges the generational divide with cover of Post Malone’s “Sunflower”

Vampire Weekend is a band of clean-cut Ivy Leaguers who make beautiful, complex pop-rock. Post Malone is a grungy, face-tattooed rapper that confounds just about everybody older than 26. They’re both massively popular, though it’s unlikely you’ll find a huge crossover in terms of their audiences. Vampire Weekend just…

25 years of Conan O'Brien's remote segments will be available to stream next week

Last September, Conan O’Brien teased the upcoming 25th anniversary of his various TV gigs by releasing the very first episode of Late Night With Conan O’Brien online. As fun as that was, it was really just a tease for O’Brien’s real scheme: Putting the entirety of his hosting work, from Late Night to The Tonight Show…

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