Get Involved, Internet: Tell Amazon (and Roku, and Apple, and Google) to dump NRATV

The fight to finally bring about sensible gun control in the United States is just beginning, and is a multi-pronged effort that will extend from this week’s CNN Town Hall to the ballot box this November and beyond. But here’s one thing that’s simple, easy, and, if you’re a regular reader of The A.V. Club, involves…

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UnREAL showrunner Stacy Rukeyser: “We are past the point of not being able to take reality television seriously”

In the 18 months since UnREAL aired its second-season finale, a former reality-TV star was elected president of the United States, while a different, similarly powerful sexual predator was ousted from his Hollywood kingdom. In that time, UnREAL writer Stacy Rukeyser was promoted to showrunner, overseeing a third…

McDonald’s announces Szechuan sauce’s return and a podcast on how its Rick And Morty promo went wrong

One of the most coveted items of 2017 was, oddly enough, Szechuan sauce. Rick Sanchez was prepared to rip apart the fabric of time for some, and Rick And Morty fans were ready to hand over their life savings for a single packet after McDonald’s got swept up in the sudden fervor around the condiment. The fast food…

Comedian Michelle Wolf to host White House Correspondents' Dinner 

Last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner turned into a whole big thing, with stupid asshole Donald Trump throwing a preemptive fit at the idea of having to rub shoulders with people who aren’t his usual herd of sycophants and announcing his own counter-rally on the same day as the annual event. There’s really no…

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Amy Poehler and Michael Schur politely request the NRA fuck off from posting any more Parks & Rec GIFs

Artists can’t always control who likes or enjoys their work. But that doesn’t mean they have to just sit back and let people who they politically abhor co-opt their beloved characters and universes willy-nilly, either, something Parks And Recreation and The Good Place creator Michael Schur made abundantly clear…

Who knew how inspiring it could be to watch teenagers gang up on a U.S. senator on live TV?

CNN generally only rises to the level of compelling, have-to-watch television when something awful happens: a terrible accident, maybe, or (yet another) horrifying school shooting. Even then, it’s mostly the “let’s look at the car crash” kind of compelling, 24-hour news coverage that isn’t very informative or…