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Dec 14, 2017

Chicago, hit the ice with I, Tonya for free
Margot Robbie and Allison Janney were both nominated for SAG awards for their performances in I,Tonya, Lars And The Real Girl director Craig Gillespie''s new movie dramatizing the rise and dramatic, sudden fall of Tonya Harding, whose hardscrabble background and athletic style scandalized the figure-skating world even…

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Dec 14, 2017

A brief rundown of world leaders humiliating the president this year
Sure, President Donald Trump is hated by celebrities, athletes, rappers, boy scouts, Native Americans, U2, pornographers, Puerto Rico, his staff, the FBI, and most of his constitu

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Dec 14, 2017

Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner describes reading the series finale
After letting it slip that Game of Thrones'' final season wouldn''t be airing until 2019, actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the series, just gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter about the lead-up to the fantasy series'' final stretch. This time, however, she kept any revealing details close to the…

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Dec 14, 2017

What's the deal with 'yada yada yada'?
Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club''s series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America''s favorite colloquialisms. Kory uncovers the roots of 'yada yada yada,' a conversational shorthand popularized by Seinfeld—but it can be traced back even before…

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Dec 14, 2017

The Last Jedi spoiler paranoia is everywhere
If you are hoping to avoid knowing anything heading into The Last Jedi, good luck. Spoilers are a massive bummer, but they''re also so vaguely defined at this point that pretty much any of the marketing or press around a given enterprise will contain someone''s definition of a spoiler. Critics of the world are…

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Dec 14, 2017

The Old West is clinically depressed in the grim Christian Bale oater Hostiles
Hostiles—a twilight-of-the-frontier Western as grim and obvious as its title and tagline ('We are all… Hostiles'), filled with greasy skin and scraggled, dimming landscapes—opens with a Comanche band gruesomely descending on a remote homestead and American soldiers torturing an Apache family in the reddish…

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Dec 14, 2017

Forget The Last Jedi and remember the true Star Wars film of the holidays
While crowds gather in theaters across the world to watch the latest entry to the now-annual Star Wars series, knowing roughly what to expect from the movie they''re about to see, we should remember that there was a time when the tone of these films was a lot less predictable.


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Dec 14, 2017

Drag Race All Stars moves to Thursdays, gets sickening trailer
The third season of RuPaul''s Drag Race All Stars will once again feature lots of familiar, beat faces, like Morgan Michaels and BenDeLaCreme. What is new, though, is its timeslot. Starting January 25, the latest installment of also-rans getting another chance to snatch the crown will air on Thursday nights at 8 p.m.…

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Dec 14, 2017

Google's most-searched recipes of 2017 show a frantic nation looking for comfort food
Google released its Top 10 list of most-searched items in 2017 this week, and frankly, the overall list was a bit underwhelming, as people demanded more information about Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer, and fidget spinners. Getting more granular, though, when we dive into the most-searched recipes in the U.S., the results…

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Dec 14, 2017

Thursday's Best Deals: Dash Cams, Camping Stove, Star Wars Movies, and More
Anker dash cams, a phone-charging camping stove, Star Wars movies and comics, and more are all part of today''s best deals.


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Dec 14, 2017

One relationship is currently keeping Modern Family interesting
After last week''s relatively pleasant, harmless episode, the Modern Family winter finale, 'No Small Feet,' begins with Luke taking pictures of Alex''s feet while she''s sleeping so that he can sell smelly old runners to creepy folks on the internet. It''s the kind of setup that''s immediately cringeworthy, and not…

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Dec 14, 2017

If Happy End is indeed his last film, Michael Haneke deserves a better send-off
In today''s second edition of Film Club, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are discussing the latest—and possibly final—film from Michael Haneke, Happy End, a family drama set in Northern France during the European refugee crisis. If this is in fact Haneke''s last film, it functions…

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Dec 14, 2017

Get ready to barrage people with your thoughts much more efficiently on Twitter
Ah, the tweetstorm—the last refuge of the person who has something urgent to say, whether it''s denouncing the serial abuser who''s in the highest government office or just slamming Porgs, that simply cannot be summed in 140 to 280 characters. It is by no means an efficient way of getting something off your chest, what…

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Dec 14, 2017

Harvey Weinstein denies or 'can't recall' Salma Hayek's allegations
In an op-ed published in The New York Times, Salma Hayek revealed the extent to which Harvey Weinstein, who''s now been accused by about 90 women of sexual harassment or assault, was also 'her monster.' Hayek collaborated with Weinstein on her 2002 film Frida, a partnership she initially considered a once-in-a-lifetime…

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Dec 14, 2017

Last night in TV Club
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: A | Riverdale: C- | Vikings: B | Happy!: B- | Mr. Robot: A- | Designated Survivor: C+ | She''s Gotta Have It: C

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Dec 14, 2017

Jezebel Morgan Spurlock Admits to Past Sexual Misconduct In Social Media Post, Says He's ‘Part Of th
Jezebel Morgan Spurlock Admits to Past Sexual Misconduct In Social Media Post, Says He''s ‘Part Of the Problem'' | Deadspin USMNT Starlet Josh Sargent Inadvertently Offers Scathing Indictment Of MLS | The Root Washington State Bar Manager Brutally Attacked While Defending Black Bartender From Racist Customers | Splinter…

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Dec 14, 2017

From Jimmy Stewart to typing cows: Some new and old favorites for your kids' holiday viewing
Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids'' books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we feature a new subject with a few essential pop culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids'' dreck out…

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Dec 14, 2017

It's official: Disney is buying 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion
After weeks of publicly mulling over a merger, Disney confirms it is buying some of 21st Century Fox''s assets, including of course its movie and TV studios, for $52.4 billion in stock.


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Dec 14, 2017

Make Your Friends Hate You and Binge Watch All Seven Star Wars Episodes
Just take today off work, buy all seven episodes (not including Rogue One) digitally on Amazon while they''re only $10, and you can cram it all in before seeing The Last Jedi. Call it 'training' and I''m sure you''ll get away with it.


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Dec 14, 2017

Did Riverdale just unmask its Black Hood?
Riverdale says goodbye to 2017 with a holiday-themed episode that puts the focus on family bonds, and answers the season''s biggest question—or does it?

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Dec 14, 2017

The best film scenes of 2017
Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

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Dec 14, 2017

What are you listening to this week? 
I was only passingly familiar with Future until earlier this year, having heard the occasional guest spot or bubbling radio song. I went to school via an excellent primer on this very site, but didn''t really follow up. Then my 7-year-old son somehow discovered the song 'Wicked,' and now it''s pretty much all he wants…

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Dec 14, 2017

She's Gotta Have It is too indecisive as it enters its final act 
One of the most infuriating things about She''s Gotta Have It is the show can''t decide if it wants to be an explicitly political and reactionary treatise on Black life in America or a soapy, sexy dramedy. Spike Lee has been able to balance the two. Jungle Fever is the classic example of Lee gradually turning a…

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Dec 14, 2017

After Alabama, Late Night's Amber Ruffin has one message for white America: 'You're welcome'
After black voters in Alabama voted for Democrat Doug Jones and against bigot and accused child molester Republican Roy Moore to the tune of 98 per cent, Late Night With Seth Meyers'' writer, performer, future sitcom star, and general force of charm and delight in the world Amber Ruffin took to the stage for an Alabama…

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Dec 14, 2017

Do you want to spend the holidays with Taylor, Taraji, or Tribute To The Troops?
Here''s what''s happening in the world of television for Thursday, December 14. All times are Eastern.


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Dec 14, 2017

Designated Survivor goes through the motions
For its mid-season finale, Designated Survivor makes a bold choice: to spin its wheels a bit while it patiently waits for the moment when it can kill somebody off. Unsurprisingly, it''s not a great approach. It''s hard to earn any sort of catharsis when the big emotional moments — Alex''s death and Hannah''s shooting of…

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Dec 14, 2017

Patreon abandons controversial plan to change its fee structure
Patreon has become an important tool for independent creators over the last few years, giving fans a largely painless way to support the artists that they love. Like anything touching the murky world of finance, though, it has its problems, problems that were exacerbated when the company announced last week that it…

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Dec 14, 2017

The FCC's Ajit Pai now openly mocking net neutrality protesters with his dumb new video
We''re getting closer and closer to a crisis point on net neutrality, as current FCC chairman Ajit Pai wages a minor internet culture war to convince people to support his plans for a 'free internet'—i.e., one where Obama-era protections don''t exist to stop service providers from charging different amounts of money to…

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Dec 14, 2017

In its third season finale, Mr. Robot rejects the revolution
'Science has promised us truth...it has never promised us either peace or happiness.'—Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind


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Dec 14, 2017

Happy! lets up on the gas a little in episode 2, 'What Smiles Are For'
After a slam-bang premiere episode, it''s not surprising that Happy!''s follow-up episode was slightly less high-octane. It still had some great action sequences, good jokes, and some incredibly creative camera work, but it wasn''t as captivating as the premiere. Luckily, the show isn''t pussyfooting around with setting…

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Dec 14, 2017

Happy! lets up on the gas a little in its 2nd episode
After a slam-bang premiere episode, it''s not surprising that Happy!''s follow-up episode is slightly less high-octane. It still has some great action sequences, good jokes, and some incredibly creative camera work, but it isn''t as captivating as the premiere. Luckily, the show isn''t pussyfooting around with setting the…

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Dec 14, 2017

Robert Knepper to stay on iZombie, despite multiple past accusations of assault
The CW has announced that it''s concluded its investigation into the behavior of iZombie co-star Robert Knepper—who''s been accused of sexual assault by five different women—and ruled that there''s 'no evidence' that he''s done anything wrong during his time on the series. Correspondingly, the network has announced that…

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Dec 14, 2017

Warner Bros. settles crazy Conjuring lawsuit in very boring way
Earlier this year, an author named Gerald Brittle filed a fascinating lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the Conjuring movies, claiming that he owned the exclusive rights to the stories of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren because they had agreed to sign over the rights in 1980 when he was writing a book…

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Dec 14, 2017

Vikings advances, promisingly, in five separate directions
'Too much knowledge is an agony. Prepare yourself.'


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Dec 14, 2017

Morgan Spurlock says he's 'part of the problem' in sexual misconduct confession
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has shared a lengthy essay on Twitter about the recent trend of sexual harassment accusations, saying he has watched 'hero after hero' come forward with their stories as 'man after man' falls 'at the realization of their past indiscretions,' and he says he''s been wondering when…

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Dec 14, 2017

ABC pulls The Great American Baking Show in wake of harassment claims against judge Johnny Iuzzini 
Variety reports that The Great American Baking Show—ABC''s answer to the British culinary hit—is being pulled off the air, after fielding sexual harassment claims against judge Johnny Iuzzini. The claims against the well-known pastry chef came to light late last month, just a few days before the series aired its…

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Dec 14, 2017

In Riverdale, there's no such thing as a Christmas miracle
The unfortunate thing about this episode as a midseason finale is that, when it''s over, there''s relief. Relief that the episode is over. Relief that it''s time to take a much-needed break from Riverdale. Relief that we can get away from Riverdale''s warped sense of Christmas spirit.


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Dec 14, 2017

3 women accuse Russell Simmons of rape
In November, model Keri Clausen Khalighi came forward with allegations that Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and director Brett Ratner made 'aggressive sexual advances' toward her when she was 17. She later added that Simmons had given her a 'really touching' apology recently, but she was disappointed in his decision…

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Dec 13, 2017

PBS suspends Tavis Smiley over sexual misconduct allegations
Another PBS talk show star has come under fire for alleged sexual improprieties, with Variety reporting that Tavis Smiley—host of the long-running late-night talk show of the same name—has been suspended by the company after an investigation into his actions. According to a statement by PBS today, their third-party…

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Dec 13, 2017

Actual space people will be getting a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Very few people can relate to the characters in Star Wars like the astronauts working on the International Space Station can. After all, they''re the closest thing our universe has to the space-faring adventurers of the Rebel Alliance, since they also live among the stars and believe in an invisible Force that…

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Dec 13, 2017

T-Mobile is totally coming to disrupt the cable business, young people!
Ayo, fam: Aren''t cable and satellite TV providers totally not lit? They''re the very embodiment of ??, amirite?


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Dec 13, 2017

We asked a mortician: Do you really poop when you die?
Founded in 2011 by mortician Caitlin Doughty, The Order Of The Good Death aims to 'bring discussions of mortality back into the public sphere,' whether that means helping people confront their own death fears, the death of loved ones, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the…

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Dec 13, 2017

The 10 Best Deals of December 13, 2017
Christmas is creeping up, which means your gift shopping days are starting to dwindle. We see a lot of great deals every day, but these were our 10 favorites from Wednesday.


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Dec 13, 2017

The Slot White Women Keep Fucking Us Over | Deadspin Tom Thibodeau Is Destruction | Splinter Lyft to
The Slot White Women Keep Fucking Us Over | Deadspin Tom Thibodeau Is Destruction | Splinter Lyft to Drivers: Treat Yourself Because We Won''t | Very Smart Brothas White People Need to Be Better People | Earther Your Favorite Superhero Is Probably Killing the Planet |

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Dec 13, 2017

Someone hacked Anderson Cooper's Twitter to send a single, lame insult to the president
Early this morning President Donald J. Trump awoke and posted an extremely predictable tweet, attempting to shift the blame for GOP candidate Roy Moore''s disastrous showing in yesterday''s United States Senate special election to, as you might expect, not Donald Trump:


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Dec 13, 2017

R.I.P. Pat DiNizio, lead singer of The Smithereens 
Pat DiNizio, singer-songwriter and frontman for ‘80s alternative mainstays The Smithereens, has died. DiNizio''s death appears to have been rather sudden, as only a few days ago he posted on Facebook about how he had been receiving physical therapy after damaging his neck and back in a fall but 'we are doing our very…

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Dec 13, 2017

Christian Bale's mustache is the best thing about Hostiles
We''re back with another edition of Film Club. Today, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are discussing the period Western Hostiles, a film that reunites Christian Bale and director Scott Cooper—their first collaboration being 2013''s Out Of The Furnace—for an original story about a…

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Dec 13, 2017

Netflix zaps new life into Sean Bean's The Frankenstein Chronicles
Remember when new takes on Frankenstein were the hottest thing in the entertainment industry? It was after everybody was making Wizard Of Oz stuff, but it ended a few years ago when Fox decided to change the name of a show about a dead cop coming back to life from Frankenstein to The Frankenstein Code and then Second…

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Dec 13, 2017

Real-life Conjuring guy was possessed by desire for young girl, gross report says
There''s a whole lot of God in the Conjuring franchise, and not just because it''s about a demon-hunting couple that shouts things like, 'In the power of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, I condemn you back to hell!' No, Ed and Lorraine Warren—the real-life couple whose experiences inspired the films—were true-believer…

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Dec 13, 2017

Redbox is launching an on-demand video service
It''s Friday night. You''ve suffered through another endless-feeling week of work. You turn on your screen of choice, flip past Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Shudder, HBO Now, Sling TV, Playstation Vue, and wonder, 'Isn''t there anywhere I can go for streaming content?'

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Dec 13, 2017

'Hell yes,' Rian Johnson wants to see more diversity among Star Wars directors
The Star Wars franchise is one of the biggest in film history, which means the opportunity to helm one of its installments is both quite a boon, and a significant show of confidence in the filmmaker''s ability. Unfortunately, those chances have, to date, been offered exclusively to white male directors. This, despite …

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Dec 13, 2017

After beating Roy Moore, Doug Jones walked off to 'Teach Me How To Dougie'
If we''re all being honest, a lot of people didn''t really expect Doug Jones—a Democrat—to beat Republican Roy Moore—an accused pedophile—in Alabama''s special election this week to fill Jeff Sessions'' Senate seat. Someone within Team Jones must have kept the faith, though, because they cued up a pretty solid track to…

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Dec 13, 2017

Tim Meadows says being in Mean Girls is kind of like being in a Christmas movie
With endlessly quotable lines, and a number of spiritual descendants, Mean Girls has had a significant cultural impact since its release. That''s thanks in large part to the core cast, and the film''s relatability—but it doesn''t hurt when you have cameos from SNL veterans like Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, and Tim Meadows.…

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Dec 13, 2017

Harvey Weinstein made death threats, demanded full-frontal nude scene, Salma Hayek says
The day after Harvey Weinstein''s Hong Kong fixer was exposed in a series of investigative reports by online magazine HK01, actress/producer Salma Hayek published an op-ed in The New York Times telling her Weinstein story, a reminder that these stories go much deeper than the initial headlines. Called 'Harvey Weinstein…

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Dec 13, 2017

Familiarize Yourself With The Other Star Wars Canon With This Massive ComiXology Sale
I was never a comic book person growing up, though I was and still am a Star Wars person. But there''s no sense in not digesting everything that has the Star Wars name on it for the sake of staying a purist. Some canonical literature is fan fodder, and some is really, really good. Find what you like during this massive Star Wars sale from…

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Dec 13, 2017

Minnesota's lieutenant governor Tina Smith replaces Al Franken in the Senate
Tina Smith, who''s served as Minnesota''s lieutenant governor since 2014, has been named Al Franken''s replacement in the Senate by Governor Mark Dayton.

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Dec 13, 2017

In the season finale of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Midge (sort of) gets it all
The season finale of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is filled to the brim with plot twists, some of which had me shouting at the screen!

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Dec 13, 2017

Christopher Nolan walks you through the most terrifying scene in Dunkirk
Christopher Nolan''s Dunkirk is one of the year''s best films, a propulsive World War II film that''s been celebrated by both critics and, well, people who were actually there. There''s plenty about it to praise—its score, for example—but on first watch it''s the urgency and intimacy Nolan cultivates that gives the film…

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Dec 13, 2017

R.L. Stine was scared of everything as a child
R.L. Stine is best known for scaring millions of children for decades with the nightmarish imagery of his Goosebumps and Fear Street franchises. In our interview with Stine, he talks about being terrified of everything as a child, overcoming that fear, and using it to create Goosebumps.

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Dec 13, 2017

Fun new app reminds you constantly of your impending mortality
Great news: There is finally an app that will remind you you''re going to die, which is apparently helpful for people whose own brains were not already uncomfortably on top of this particular morbid task.


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Dec 13, 2017

Die Hard, Titanic, The Goonies, and more added to the National Film Registry
The 2017 edition of the National Film Registry''s annual list of films to be saved first should American culture catch on fire—a joke we make every year, and which feels a little more prescient every time—was released earlier today. And, as usual, it stands astride the worlds of populist entertainment and rarefied…

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Dec 13, 2017

The hero of Dilbert is now Dilbert's boss
Given that today''s 'funnies' aren''t found in the papers so much as they are Twitter threads and listicles, a cartoon like Scott Adams'' workplace satire Dilbert probably isn''t something you''re still following. And, if Miles Wray''s new piece for The Awl is any indication, this is a very good thing. Sure, we knew that…

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Dec 13, 2017

Join Maria Bamford in a celebration of everything that sucks
Maria Bamford, one of the best working stand-up comics and star of the excellent Lady Dynamite, has always found humor in misery. Her material, whether focused on the trials of her personal or professional life (often, a combination of both), makes even the darkest subjects something to laugh about.


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Dec 13, 2017

Here's Another Chance to Save on Wolfenstein II
Wolfenstein II', 'B072JY7NX5');' data-amazontag='kinjaavclub-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/Wolfenstein-II-New-Colossus-PlayStation-4/dp/B072JY7NX5/?kinja_price=25&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=587e8ea11aa15acb0ee2d08555a16a5995edb229&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821259732[a|B072JY7NX5[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was one of Black Friday''s best deals at $25, but if you failed to pull the trigger, you can get it for $35 right now on PS4 and PC, which is pretty good considering the game is still less than two months old.


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Dec 13, 2017

Would you support a meat tax to help save the planet?
Governments are attempting to deter some environmentally or nutritionally undesirable behaviors through taxation: soda taxes, cigarette taxes, plastic bag taxes, and perhaps next up—meat taxes.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rivals become roommates in this Fence #2 exclusive preview
Given the United States'' obsession with sports, it''s strange that American comics have largely stayed away from the sports genre. Japanese manga have long showcased the rich storytelling potential of the athletic world, from the dynamic movement of players in action to the complex relationships that develop within a…

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Dec 13, 2017

The Sopranos strip club shut down due to dramatically compelling mob activities
State authorities have shut down Satin Dolls, the real-life New Jersey strip club that stood in for The Sopranos'' fictional Bada Bing, over alleged mob activities, the Associated Press reports. The extent of those mob activities is still being investigated; however, it is presumed they are very compelling, even to…

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Dec 13, 2017

Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead 2018 SAG Awards nominees
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are out, and the frontrunners will be familiar to anyone who''s watched premium cable, independent films, or just looked over the Golden Globes nominees this year. Big Little Lies and Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri lead their respective packs, with the HBO drama…

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Dec 13, 2017

How does a filmmaker get access to the White House?
For the documentary The Final Year, filmmaker Greg Barker followed President Barack Obama''s foreign policy team as it attempted to shape international policy in the last year of his presidency. After the film''s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, we spoke with Barker and two members of Obama''s foreign…

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Dec 13, 2017

The mediocre Ferdinand mostly fails to bring a beloved kid-lit bestseller to life
The children''s book The Story Of Ferdinand was a commercial success upon publication in 1936, outselling Gone With The Wind to become the No. 1 bestseller in the United States. Written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson, the book follows a peaceful bull who would rather smell flowers than battle matadors,…

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Dec 13, 2017

Natalie Portman pulls back a mutating curtain in the new Annihilation trailer
In case you were worried there wouldn''t be scary monsters in Annihilation, the feature adaptation of the first novel in Jeff VanDerMeer''s Southern Reach trilogy, the new trailer is here to assure you: Don''t worry, there are monsters aplenty.

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Dec 13, 2017

Reasonable Discussions: December 13
Here''s your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site''s community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!

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Dec 13, 2017

New Girl Scout cookie-flavored yogurts make Tagalongs okay for breakfast
Many of us wait all year for those all-too-brief months of Girl Scout cookie season, which usually occurs in the spring. We fruitlessly stock up on boxes of Trefoils and Tagalongs while knowing, deep in our hearts, that no quantity would ever really be enough, and we''ll be pining for Samoas again by summertime.


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Dec 13, 2017

We watched A Christmas Prince so you don't have to 
For a streaming entity that makes a big deal about how it can''t possibly release ratings, Netflix''s snarky tweet this week came off as sneaky and condescending to people who were watching the movie that Netflix created.

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Dec 13, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel takes one last chance to shit on Roy Moore
Throughout the course of his campaign, Alabama Senate candidate, alleged pedophile, and sore loser Roy Moore was universally derided by the late night cognoscenti. No host, however, irked Moore himself more than Jimmy Kimmel, who, after sending guerilla comedian Tony Barbieri to an Alabama campaign rally, was issued a…

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Dec 13, 2017

Your Favorite Superhero Is Probably Killing the Planet
For most of us mortals, it''s enough to worry about the carbon emissions of our vehicles and devices. But when you''re a superhero trying to save humanity, shouldn''t you also be concerned about the climate-warming emissions of your Batmobile, x-ray vision, or spidey sense?


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Dec 13, 2017

Balenciaga would like to sell you $1,050 grocery bags
In what would surely be the most expensive thing I''d accidentally shove under my kitchen sink, Balenciaga has just released a line of $950-plus 'supermarket shopper' bags. They''re made of lambskin, not plastic, but they''re meant to mimic, you know, grocery bags.

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Dec 13, 2017

The White House Apprentice fires another contestant
Following an especially intense episode in which the team failed the 'Get A Pedophile Elected Out Of Partisan Spite' challenge, another contestant has been let go from The White House Apprentice—this time, Omarosa Manigault Newman, better known by her fearsome mononym 'Omarosa.' Omarosa was hotly tipped to last most…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Mr. Robot renewed for a 4th season of hacking and Back To The Future references
Good news for people who deal with the tense, jittery state of late-modern capitalist oppression by psychologically splintering a part of themselves into a revolutionary alter-ego: USA Network has renewed Mr. Robot for a fourth season.

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

MAGA chuds are doing the Starbucks cup thing again
It''s that time of year again, when yellowish, pollutant-drenched snow begins falling in the few places still cold enough to accumulate it, our harrowing class disparity is drawn into relief by the relentless consumerism that created it, and Donald Trump''s feeble, wild-eyed coalition of trigger-happy racists and…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

The Fake News With Ted Nelms returns Ed Helms to his satirical news roots
Ed Helms first came to prominence as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, part of the same crew that included Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, and Steve Carell. So it feels a bit like a homecoming to see him back on Comedy Central, wearing a blazer and reporting on news stories while delivering topical…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Here are the 2018 Rock Hall Of Fame inductees, starring Bon Jovi
As the third planet from the sun completes another rotation of its orbit, so too does another celestial body finally burn bright with the illuminating glare that can only come from an online vote. That body, of course, belongs to Jon 'Bon Bon' Bon Jovi. (That''s his nickname, right?)

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Dec 13, 2017

Destiny 2 Just Dropped to $25, Even Lower Than Black Friday
Did you miss out on the $27-$30 deals on Destiny 2 over the holiday weekend? Congratulations, ', 'B06XPNX59W');' data-amazontag='kinjaavclub-20' href='https://www.amazon.com/Destiny-2-PlayStation-4-Standard/dp/B06XPNX59W?kinja_price=26&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=4f19ebf9e09f69557923c05c9598288b3368a1e4&rawdata=[t|link[p|1821253979[a|B06XPNX59W[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub'you now get a better price!

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Dec 13, 2017

Josh Ritter wraps up AVC Sessions 2017 with 'Feels Like Lightning'
Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. For the final session of 2017, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter joins us to perform a few songs from his recently released LP, Gathering. In the final video from his session, Ritter…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Here's what's coming to Netflix in January
Netflix has announced its January 2018 offerings just in time to help you narrow down your New Year''s viewing resolutions.

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Splinter Holy Shit Doug Jones Won | The Root You're Welcome, White People: Alabama's Black Voters J
Splinter Holy Shit Doug Jones Won | The Root You''re Welcome, White People: Alabama''s Black Voters Just Saved America | Jezebel A Funny Thing Is Happening to Today Now That Matt Lauer Is Gone: Its Ratings Are Going Up | Adequate Man Bed Naps Or Couch Naps: WHO YA GOT?! | Earther Court Upholds Obama''s Grand Canyon…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Trump doesn't seem to know when his birthday is
When it comes to birthdays, the Trump family doesn''t have a good track record. They either forget to celebrate, or just decide to focus on more important things, like deflecting blame. Their history of filling out official documents is equally as spotty, whether we''re talking security clearance or voter registration.

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Dec 13, 2017

Wednesday's Best Deals: Dyson Animal, Anker SoundBuds, Ugg Boots, and More
A versatile Dyson vacuum, sub-$20 Anker earbuds, and a big Zappos sale on Ugg boots lead off Wednesday''s best deals from around the web.

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

The Best True Crime Shows, Stories and Podcasts of 2017
The holiday season can be a saccharine overload—consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she''d never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Get Anker's Fitness-Friendly Bluetooth Earbuds For Under $20
Anker''s original SoundBuds were our readers'' favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but they''ve since spawned an entire line of earbuds to fit every budget and lifestyle.

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

The best TV of 2017: The ballots
In The A.V. Club''s attempt to carve the mountain of TV released in 2017 into a monument commemorating the year''s best programming, we took a slightly different tack than in years past: Ballots were limited to 10 shows apiece, separating the absolute favorites from the fondly remembered and the honorable mentions. Once…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

The A.V. Club's 20 best TV shows of 2017
The A.V. Club''s picks for the top TV of 2017 carry with them a hint of escapism: otherworldly settings, larger-than-life characters, lavish costumes, talking horses, kitchens straight out of an interior designer''s wildest fantasies. Whatever could we be trying to escape from? And could we reasonably expect our glowing…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

In this week's Savage Love: Neurodiverse
As a 36-year-old straight woman with autism, I am often misidentified as lesbian because my social signaling must read as masculine. I am not bothered by this. However, it is annoying when someone who should know better thinks I would hide it if I were LGBTQ. I''m very direct and honest—sometimes to my detriment—and…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

An FCC commissioner tells Jordan Klepper that The Opposition to net neutrality has fake names, Russian accents
Now that America has got that whole 'Jesus Christ, can we just not elect a lawless, bigoted pedophile to the U.S. Senate!' thing more or less taken care of, it''s time for anti-Trump forces to look for the next exhausting but necessary fight. On a Tuesday where the late-night hosts—who tape in the afternoon—had to…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Mr. Robot hits control-Q on a creatively resurgent third season 
Here''s what''s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, December 13. All times are Eastern.

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore refuses to take 'No' for an answer, as usual
America breathed a sigh of wearied relief tonight: Less a moment of political exultation, and more one borne of the sense that an (allegedly) pedophilic bullet had sailed right over our heads, as multiple outlets reported that Democrat Doug Jones had defeated his opponent, God-and-brown-people-fearing Republican judge…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore refuses to take 'no' for an answer, as usual
America breathed a sigh of wearied relief tonight: less a moment of political exultation, and more one borne of the sense that an (allegedly) pedophilic bullet had sailed right over our heads, as multiple outlets reported that Democrat Doug Jones had defeated his opponent, God-and-brown-people-fearing Republican judge…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Holy Shit Doug Jones Won 
After what was one of the most contentious and nauseating political campaigns in recent political history, Democrat Doug Jones narrowly defeated alleged pedophile and confirmed bigot Roy Moore to represent Alabama in the Senate.


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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

A double dose of Brooklyn Nine-Nine sees the beauty in game nights & bureaucracy
Brooklyn Nine-Nine understandably treated its 99th episode like most shows treat their 100th episode. So in theory, the 100th episode would just be another episode of the series. Nothing more, nothing less. But that doesn''t take into account that even a 'regular' episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine can be special. And…

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The A.V. Club - TV
Dec 13, 2017

Woody Harrelson might reunite with Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer for Venom
Star Tom Hardy recently confirmed that the Venom movie he''s starring in will be based on the Lethal Protector miniseries from the ‘90s in which longtime Spider-Man villain Venom—the Eddie Brock flavor, for people who know the different Venoms—briefly moves to San Francisco and becomes an anti-hero. Now, we know one…

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