From self-induced amnesia to DIY dystopia: 8 tips for keeping a strange family secret

Does your family have a dark, bizarre, or possibly ridiculous secret that needs keeping? Worry no more, because The A.V. Club has dug high and low, across daytime soap opera and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, to find you eight surefire, completely feasible solutions for any and all issues of consanguineal…

Raising Hope: “Extreme Howdy's Makeover”/“Adoption”

I’ve always liked this show, and I’m rooting for it to continue to prosper in the absence of creator Greg Garcia. The last few episodes, tonight’s included, are not without their charms, especially if you’re in the mood for deep-dish silliness. But it doesn’t feel quite like itself. In previous seasons, Raising Hope…

Raising Hope: “Déjà Vu Man” / “Burt Bucks”

The question hanging over the heads of Raising Hope fans all summer has been, how will the show—in what many observers believe will probably be its final season, no matter what happens—hold up with the departure of creator-producer Greg Garcia. On the basis of the first two new episodes, I’d say that the show may have…