George Takei says, "I wish him peace," after accuser walks back sexual assault claim

Any growing process is bound to be painful. And one of the more painful accusations to come out of the entertainment industry’s outing of sexual predators in its midst came from a man named Scott Brunton, who said in November that beloved Star Trek actor and social-media personality George Takei had drugged and groped…

Wyatt Cenac's examination of policing in America delves wrenchingly into police sexual violence

Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas usually rides its host’s measured, wry comic sensibility over some equally smooth transitions. On Friday’s show, for example, Cenac started out with a bit about the massive student debt crisis (complete with a loan officer’s grasping arm emerging from his viewer mail bag), to a goofy filmed…

Some bold, baffling reveals place DuckTales in unpredictable and questionable territory

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I’m not… entirely sure that the team who wrote, animated, and produced “McMystery At McDuck McManor” realize how truly bizarre this episode is. (Colleen Evanson, who penned the script to one of the show’s weaker outputs, helms this one as well.) DuckTales, in any incarnation–comic series, old TV show, new TV show–is…

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Solo provides the easy fan service that The Last Jedi daringly denied us

After a brief hiatus, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with a new edition of Film Club, discussing Disney’s latest trip to the galaxy far, far away, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Wherein the last entry in the Star Wars saga broke from convention (to the chagrin of some die-hard…

Showtime’s docu-series The Fourth Estate is catnip for political news junkies

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“It just never stops,” says one person. “It’s such crazypants bullshit,” another opines. A third sums up something anyone in this country could’ve said in the past year, when it comes to following the current vein of politics in America: “You get tired of saying ‘holy shit,’ because you’d be saying it every three…