Learn how an 8-hour documentary gets made with this oral history of O.J.: Made In America

More than two decades after the trial, 2016 gave us two new examinations of the O.J. Simpson case. One was American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, an FX series from Ryan Murphy starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, and David Schwimmer as a guy who says “Juice” a lot.…

The best TV of 2016, part 2

Yesterday, The A.V. Club ran down the first half of the year’s best television, from Last Week Tonight to You’re The Worst. Today: the best of the best, featuring robot cowboys, nasty women, and a dream team of legal and legal-adjacent shows grappling with moral, mental, and media crises.

The year in swag: 2016 left us with broken goggles, a cow eye, and witch pee

The horror of the year we are about to depart has been well-established, but thanks to our swag table, we at The A.V. Club were not left empty-handed. Why, we received a variety of fun items, like: A Grand Tour air-freshener for our car! Donald Trump socks! A bottle of witch’s urine! An actual cow eye! Many, many…

It’s People V. O.J. Simpson vs. everyone else in Critics’ Choice Awards nominations

After conquering the Emmys, The People V. O.J. Simpson has now moved on to the Critics’ Choice Awards. The series picked up six nominations, the most of any series, and is represented in all the limited series categories save for supporting actress. Its biggest rival is The Night Manager with five. Elsewhere, the…

Read This: Why this year’s Emmys were a great night for queer women

While there was still plenty of the “ol’ white men making jokes about diversity” schtick at the Emmys this year, there were at least some glimmers of hope for the future of Hollywood when it comes to queer representation in front of and behind the camera. Four queer women took home Emmys, which was a record in and of…

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American Crime Story and fair trade coffee: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

Americans are finally realizing that orange juice is bad and gross

For centuries, orange juice has been the “healthy” or “mature” option for people who like to drink juice. Apple juice is a little too kid-oriented, grape juice is a disaster waiting to happen, and most other juices are primarily used for mixing in alcoholic beverages, but orange juice—or “OJ,” as its colloquially…