New York Times finally gets around to writing an obituary for Sylvia Plath, 14 other historic women

Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, The New York Times dedicated a substantial number of column inches to an area in which their publication has been lacking: Obituaries for women. As the new interactive feature notes, the Times has published thousands of obits since the paper’s founding in 1851 and “the…

McDonald’s flips its arches for International Women’s Day

You’ll see many homages to women today for International Women’s Day, but few this physically large: McDonald’s has flipped the arches outside its franchise in Lynwood, California. As an accompanying video explains, the store is owned by Patricia Williams, a single mom who quit her job to own her first McDonald’s in…

Game Of Thrones fans accost Eugene Simon in the bathroom far too often

Although Eugene Simon has had a handful of other roles—most notably playing Albert Einstein’s son in Genius and Sean in the recent horror movie The Lodgers—he’s recognized most often for playing Lancel Lannister in Game Of Thrones. And it’s becoming a problem, especially when fans recognize him in the bathroom.

In best use of time ever, state rep. drafts bills banning The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Minnesota 

Well, he may have dumped his fiancee on national television, gotten universally scorned for the piss-poor way he went about it, and inadvertently revealed himself as a secret jerk hiding inside a nice guy shell, but at least The Bachelor’s Arie Luyendyk, Jr. won’t ever have to eat poorly prepared hotdish.

Riverdale heads into the woods for a sex weekend, and Dial M For Maple follows

A new Riverdale finds Bughead & Varchie headed for the hills for a steamy weekend at Lodge Lodge. But this cabin in the woods isn’t just a place for the couples to knock boots and knock back some jalapeño margaritas—it’s also a powder keg ready to explode! Dial M For Maple is so happy to be back to recap it all,…

Krysten Ritter remains Jessica Jones’ greatest strength

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Two and a half years after it debuted, Marvel’s Jessica Jones returns to Netflix on March 8 with all its strengths—and weaknesses. Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: Yes, the new season suffers from the same pacing issues that have plagued the individual Defenders’ series and their group outings. The number…

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Boy, it’s been fun as hell watching Rae Sremmurd turn into Rae Sremmurd. The duo popped up in 2015 with a bunch of mean, stuff-you-in-the-locker bangers like “No Flex Zone” and “No Type” and an album that worked way better than it had any right to; its sequel, SremmLife 2, was even better, with a world-conquering…

The sequel Prey At Night slashes The Strangers’ home-invasion premise into... art?

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On a spooky, foggy night, homicidal sadists creep through the vacation-rental community of Gatlin Lake to an ironic soundtrack of ’80s pop (“Kids In America,” “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” etc.): two women in doll masks and a man in a burlap bag with eyeholes. Their prey are a super-generic nuclear family of four:…

Riverdale returns, with one important question: “Are they serious?”

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Based on all that’s happened in the series so far, “Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes” is an absolute mess of a Riverdale episode. It’s a mix of fan fiction (or fan service posing as narrative), product placement, and “who even knows anymore.” In some ways, it deserves an even lower grade just to fully capture…

Netflix’s The Outsider is the generic Jared Leto yakuza thriller no one wanted

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Apparently, Netflix’s algorithm has identified a sizable chunk of viewers who are curious about Japanese yakuza, or gangster, movies but unwilling to watch anything that doesn’t star a recent Oscar winner. That’s the most plausible explanation for The Outsider, in which Jared Leto anchors what is otherwise, beat for…