Every show from the most recent "Weird Al" tour is now available for streaming

Since the beginning of the year, “Weird Al” Yankovic has been doing a series of stripped-down performances for his “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,” with the basic idea being that he cuts out all of wacky stunts and costume-changes that are usually a staple of his energetic live shows. Plus, in…

The Game Of Thrones cast finally managed to throw a wedding without anybody getting murdered

Defying the series’ tradition of Red, Purple, and presumably other-colored Weddings that end with somebody inevitably getting their throat slit or literally puking out their own guts, the cast of Game Of Thrones have finally managed to watch someone get married without anybody being murdered. It probably helped that…

America forced to express its broken soul through angry Yelp reviews, again

It’s been a weird week for Republicans being denied access to basic services—like farm-to-table steaks or standing next to Seth Rogen—with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reporting on Twitter today that a Virginia restaurant denied her and her family service, solely on the basis of who she is, and…

The time of the season: Two treats for early summer

I used to think it silly how wild people went over peaches or ramps or morels—any highly seasonal crop that has a short window of availability. Something about the fervor rang false. Are they really that good? Any better than any other summer crop? It was all just a little too too. But now I think I get it. It’s not…

"The politics of the ’60s are right in your face": Cheo Hodari Coker on Luke Cage's revolutionary acts

When Marvel’s Luke Cage premiered in 2016, it was met with much excitement and hope, in part because Mike Colter had made a hell of a first impression in season one of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. But as the Black Lives Matter movement grew, a black superhero, one who’s bulletproof, resonated for reasons beyond the page…

Scrooge reunites with his ex, but both he and DuckTales misstep in their admiration

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Goldie O’ Gilt, AKA Glittering Goldie, may be the most interesting and complex character within the DuckTales world outside of Scrooge McDuck himself. I’m not familiar with the character in her comic incarnation, but in the original show, Goldie was portrayed as a figure who betrayed Scrooge at one point, but then…

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Hey, fuckmooks: David Simon's back on Twitter, and he's being positively poetic 

No one has ever accused The Wire’s David Simon of not knowing his way around a good piece of profanity; this is, after all, the guy who built one of the best crime scene investigation scenes of all time out of two guys finding different ways of saying “Fuck.” Still, Simon was in fine form last night, as he celebrated…

Luke Cage debases its characters and leaves us with blood on our hands 

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Luke Cage is a lot of things: a crime drama, a comic book show, a modern take on blaxploitation. But this episode reveals that the writers and director of Luke Cage are able to deliver a taste of all these genres in one episode and pull off a devious misdirection. The first portion of “All Souled Out” is a light…

The Great British Baking Show is back, and not a moment too soon

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America is a stressful, chaotic cyclone of despair and trauma right now. Thankfully, for those in need of some respite to recover and recharge (before getting back out there), The Great British Baking Show is back in all its Mel-and-Sue, picturesque-British-countryside, biggest-problem-today-is-a-bagel glory. This new…

Luke Cage suffers a defeat and the series slows down to watch his fall

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Because Netflix series are intended for binge-watching, it’s difficult for a single episode to stand out. Episode three of Luke Cage was tremendous episode. The episode that would follow a stand-out episode would naturally feel like a bit of a letdown after such an emotional episode. “I Get Physical” features the…