Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel serves up Midge’s twentysomething angst, minus the avocado toast

The opening to “The Disappointment of the Dionne Quintuplets” is absolutely breathtaking, with shots of Midge moving out of her and Joel’s apartment, layered with many of Midge’s happy memories of marriage: we see her and Joel eating Chinese take-out on the floor of an empty apartment, welcoming in their first born,…

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Amazon wants 2 seasons of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Netflix may have given Amy Sherman-Palladino her Gilmore Girls revival, but she has a new home at Amazon. The latter streaming service picked up not one but two seasons of the creator’s latest series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, it announced Monday. The show transports Sherman-Palladino’s knack for zingers to the 1950s…