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Here’s a compilation of our favorite features we published this week.


Monday

Talking about the traumatically terrifying:
Director Ari Aster tells you everything we can’t about Hereditary

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On this installment of Off The Charts, our series spotlighting music that didn’t make the year’s Billboard 200:
Gram Parsons, Betty Davis, and Neu! punctured the bloat of 1973


Tuesday

The women of The A.V. Club discuss:
The best thing about Ocean’s 8 is the women on the screen

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Conversation with a comedian:
Netflix is the biggest game in stand-up—so why did Jim Gaffigan turn them down?


Wednesday

Happy Pride!
Celebrate Pride with 20 LGBTQ romances that don’t end in tragedy

We have some questions after the Legion season two finale:
Where does Legion go from here? And do you really want to follow it there?

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The Archer creator on his show, and leaving it:
Adam Reed talks leaving Archer, going to Applebees, and firing his characters into space


Thursday

Our pitch for a new superhero show that’s better than most:
A bold dream sequence proves Cloak & Dagger isn’t just another superhero series

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Fred Williamson is the face of Black Caesar, but James Brown is its soul:
James Brown soundtracks one of blaxploitation’s most cynical films


Friday

In this installment of Age Of Heroes, our look the most important superhero movie of every year:
Blade paved the way for the Marvel blockbusters of the new millennium

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This week’s AVQ&A asks: What’s something you only tried or did because you saw it in pop culture?
Smoking and engine revving: Things you’ve only tried because you saw it in pop culture