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Read This: An oral history of Bob Costas' horrible pink eye infection at the 2014 Winter Games

As various young athletes push themselves to the limits this week, competing against each other for glory and validation on the world stage, Vulture has scored what might be the ultimate in 2018 Winter Olympics coverage: An oral history of that time back in 2014, when Bob Costas got pink eye so bad that he had to be…

Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley will all be back for more Big Little Lies

Variety has confirmed that most of the (non-murdered) cast of HBO’s limited series sensation Big Little Lies will return when it comes back later this year. The network announced today that Zoë Kravitz, Shailene Woodley, and Laura Dern will all be back for the show’s second season, which will deal in large part with…

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is breaking new musical ground, one wise reprise at a time

Stephen Sondheim is a genius. Any conversation about the greatest works of musical theater would have to include one or more pieces of his extraordinary work, several of which are as rich and intricate as anything created for American stages and screens. Start peeling back the layers on Sweeney Todd, for example, and…

Everything Sucks!, but Netflix’s ’90s-set, coming-of-age comedy is just okay

A period setting can be both sandbox and trap. There’s a lot of fun to be had with the ephemera of yesteryear, be it the stylish silhouettes of bygone fashions, the fond associations with a favorite toy, or the nostalgic rush of a half-forgotten commercial jingle. The challenge is in letting the past inform the work…

In its 4th season, Mozart In The Jungle remains one of TV’s most bingeable shows

The definition of “bingeable” grows increasingly ineffable as our viewing options continue to expand and we struggle to narrow down just how many hours or episodes constitute a proper binge-watch. There are related questions about whether episodic storytelling calls for showing some restraint, even when you really…

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Michael Showalter to direct a CW pilot about a blind woman solving a murder

The Big Sick recently nabbed on Oscar nomination, finally giving director Michael Showalter the accolades he has deserved ever since he was the best cast member of MTV’s The State, and now he’s parlaying his newfound cred into a job directing a pilot for America’s favorite TV network, The CW. This comes from Deadline,…

Doctor Who's Michelle Gomez to play an evil teacher on Netflix's Sabrina reboot

According to Variety, Michelle Gomez has joined the cast of Netflix’s new Sabrina The Teenage Witch as Mary Wardell, “Sabrina’s favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High.” Unfortunately, Mary Wardell eventually gets possessed by Madam Satan, “the Devil’s handmaiden,” so she becomes a “sultry, cunning manipulator” who…