Alia Shawkat tries to fast-forward through courtship in the hipster sex comedy Duck Butter 

Fast-forwarding through a romantic relationship is an appealing concept, at least in theory. After all, one of the most painful pangs of regret is the feeling that you “wasted so many years” with someone who wasn’t “the one.” Radical honesty also sounds like a great idea: What kind of monster supports lying? Of…

Doubles and double-crossings: The creators of Search Party break down the season-2 finale

Search Party kicked off its second season digging a grave and giving new life to the old murder-mystery format. Dory’s (Alia Shawkat) group of friends, once united by bottomless mimosas and the search for Chantal, is now completely fractured. The consequences of Keith’s murder and their cover-up became unavoidable,…

Transparent’s season premiere makes everyone wonder what we’re still doing here

“How much longer is this gonna go on for?” Ali Pfefferman asks, exasperated. She’s talking to a team of people grilling her on her involvement with Leslie Mackinaw, the older professor played by Cherry Jones with whom she had a sexual relationship over the course of the past two seasons of Transparent. But she could…

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Here’s a sneak peek at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Drunk History (about Hamilton, naturally)

Here’s the thing: Even when he’s wasted, Lin-Manuel Miranda can still talk more eloquently about Alexander Hamilton than most. For example: This clip from his Drunk History segment, in which he describes the beginnings of Hamilton’s rivalry with Aaron Burr and the events leading up to the Battle of Yorktown—you know,…