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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 20, 2018

Actually, The Frankenstein Chronicles is about a detective…
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Tuesday, February 20. All times are Eastern; "Frankenstein" is the scientist's name.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Legends Of Tomorrow channels "Hedgehog Day" for an excellent time loop story
DC's Legends Of Tomorrow knows that it's kind of hacky to do a Groundhog Day-inspired time loop episode, but as Nate tells Zari, it all comes down to execution. And this episode is damn good. Writers Ray Utarnachitt and Morgan Faust turn Zari's repetitive journey through the same catastrophic hour into a story that…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

What if The Alienist just kept getting weirder?

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

James Bond's car is up for auction (though it's technically just Daniel Craig's car)
Though he's a fictional character, James Bond is a man with very famous tastes. He likes his martinis shaken and not stirred, he like his swimming trunks very small and tight, and he likes his cars to be Aston Martins—unless he happens to have a product placement deal with, say, BMW. Sadly, most normal people don't…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Jordan Peele will film his next movie later this year
For the past year, as Get Out has made a ton of money and nabbed multiple major award nominations, director Jordan Peele has spent a lot of time talking about what he wants to do next. He talked about making similar horror movies about "social demons," he considered making a Get Out sequel, and he teased that his next…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Family files suit after fart fight gets them forced from flight
Sometimes, a situation can spiral out of control even when nobody involved has done anything wrong, as if fate has simply conspired to give multiple people a bad day for no reason at all. Recently, the passengers on a Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam found themselves in an unwinnable situation just…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Like all of us, Fergie is just trying her best
One of the most valuable and hard-earned lessons you can get in life is that nobody is perfect. You're inevitably going to fuck up at some point, and all you can do is try your best and learn from your mistakes. Some of us, though, have the misfortune of fucking up on live TV, like Fergie did with her inappropriately…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Like all of us, Fergie was trying her best at the NBA All-Star Game
One of the most valuable and hard-earned lessons you can get in life is that nobody is perfect. You're inevitably going to fuck up at some point, and all you can do is try your best and learn from your mistakes. Some of us, though, have the misfortune of fucking up on live TV, like Fergie did with her inappropriately…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Don't fret, but guitar company Gibson is on the bridge to bankruptcy
As reported by the Nashville Post (via Spin), guitar company Gibson might be on the verge of bankruptcy. The company's new CFO, Bill Lawrence (not the TV guy), left Gibson after less than a year, and $375 million in senior secured notes will mature in six months along with $145 million in bank loans that Gibson will…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Browsing the dating site for Trump supporters is as depressing as you'd think
Hey, you! Yes, you, in the polo shirt and khakis. Looking for a woman who looks just like your daughter? Having trouble finding a life partner who shares your belief that aggressive groping is just an alpha male's way of saying "hello" and that the safety of your AR-15 is more important than the safety of your…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Sharknado 6 will have Nazis and Noah's Ark, which seems weirdly predictable
At the end of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Dolph Lundgren showed up as the time-traveling son of Ian Ziering's character, and the two of them flew into the past as part of an extended homage to Back To The Future. Sharknado 6 is coming this summer—because this series is unstoppable—and now …

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Now's your chance to buy a ridiculous toy of Jabba The Hutt's sail barge
Various companies have been making Star Wars toys for decades, so a relatively movie-accurate version of nearly every iconic character and vehicle either is available now or has been available in the past, but some ships have simply been too big to properly scale down to the size of an action figure. For particularly…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

The war for Atlantis rages in this Aquaman #33 exclusive preview
For the past two storylines, Dan Abnett's Aquaman has focused on Atlantis, exploring the political and social aspects of the underwater city as the titular hero gives up his crown to fight for the underdogs. The change in focus completely reinvigorated the series, along with a bold new visual aesthetic that set it…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

The war for Atlantis rages on in this Aquaman #33 exclusive preview
For the past two storylines, Dan Abnett's Aquaman has focused on Atlantis, exploring the political and social aspects of the underwater city as the titular hero gives up his crown to fight for the underdogs. The change in focus completely reinvigorated the series, along with a bold new visual aesthetic that set it…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Game Of Thrones' Eugene Simon isn't sure why we like scary movies
Game Of Thrones star Eugene Simon new project, The Lodgers, is an old-fashioned horror film, fully equipped with a period setting, a crumbling family estate, and a set of mysterious twins. In the video above, Simon, whose a fan of the genre, talks about the allure of horror films.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Good timing turned Ace Of Base's The Sign into the luckiest hit of the '90s
Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

You don't have to keep dancing on your own—Robyn has a new album coming out
Call your girlfriend, because Robyn's planning to release a new album "some time" in 2018. Pitchfork picked up a days-old tweet, which the Body Talk artist sent in a response to a fan who tried to get cute about release dates.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Here, at last, is a 15-course meal to eat while marathoning the Lord Of The Rings trilogy
If the idea of watching all three The Lord of the Rings movies back-to-back is dangerously indulgent, watching all three extended editions of the movie trilogy in one go is downright gluttonous. British writer Nate Crowley, apparently acknowledging this, went one step further than just plain audiovisual overload,…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Hey man, grab your boys because it's time for a Guys Day
Whether you're escaping the daily grind of Enterprise Rent-A-Car corporate culture or just taking a break from the incessant existence of your wife and kids, quality time with the boys is crucial. That's the thesis statement of "Guys Day," a new short film from comedians Conner O'Malley and Carmen Christopher which…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Weekend Box Office: All hail the king, Black Panther
What's that about movies starring people of color being a risk, again? Black Panther went beyond a hit movie to a pop-cultural phenomenon this weekend—this writer's Saturday afternoon screening had lines out the door of the theater, through the lobby, and outside into the snow—surpassing the relatively conservative…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Unicorn heads are about to invade your bowl of Lucky Charms
Too bad, hourglass fans: That timely shape is about to depart from your favorite breakfast cereal. ABC News reports that for the first time in 10 years, Lucky Charms is adding a new permanent marshmallow to its lineup: a surprisingly detailed unicorn head. "Magical" may be overstating it, but it certainly looks…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Christopher Nolan says he's definitely not directing Bond 25
The new Bond movie already has a release date and a star, as Daniel Craig recently found he did have enough fucks left to sign on for his fifth, and possibly final, turn as 007. But the 25th entry in the franchise based on Ian Fleming's works is still in search of a director. Denis Villeneuve was rumored to be a…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

The makers of Criminal lend their capable hands to a warm and fuzzy spin-off, This Is Love
In Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week's best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Challenging new reading of Garfield reframes canonical "anti-Mondays" stance
Maybe it's nostalgia. Maybe it's Jim Davis' warm, rounded illustrations. Or, hey, maybe it's our mutual love of lasagna. But Garfield the cat has not only come to stand at the intersection of a fertile litter of online debate, but he's also ensured that these inquiries, no matter how crude, are explored with a wealth…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Let's take a quick sojourn through the history of NBA players trying to rap
You would think that succeeding in a competitive league like the NBA would be enough of an achievement for one lifetime. But, despite all evidence that it never turns out well, NBA players have a history of attempting to become famous rappers, too. This could be because they're surrounded by yes-men all day who have…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Get caught up on Kylie Jenner's life with this quick, 1-minute primer
Say, what's going on with Kylie Jenner, spinoff celebrity of the popular Kardashian line of celebrities? It has, in some ways, been a busy year for Kylie, but also a quiet one, as she ducked out of social media and her customary celebrity appearances in order to keep her pregnancy with Travis Scott a private matter.…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Actually, Jennifer Lawrence isn't taking a whole year off from acting
In the midst of promoting her latest film, Jennifer Lawrence says she's taking a break from acting to work on political engagement with the young folks.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Noah Gundersen gives an intimate acoustic performance of  "Send The Rain (To Everyone)"
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 this round, singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen joins us in the studio to play a few songs from his latest project, White Noise. In the first video from his session, he performs…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

This cheeseburger has 1/3 less fat and you'll never notice the difference
Umami Issues is The Takeout's exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami. 

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Phantom Thread gets even crueler when Jacobim Mugatu steps in for Reynolds Woodcock
Daniel Day-Lewis gave us one of the most beguiling film characters of the last year with Reynolds Woodcock, a fussy couturier whose volatile relationship with a young waitress forms the backbone of Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. It's a heady and emotional film concerned with the intricacies of brilliance,…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

The Black Panther soundtrack roars its way to the top of the Billboard album charts
It's a good day to be a Wakandan. Or, if you prefer real-life winners (which thereby implies real-life losers, but let's stay positive here, unless you want to talk about Fergie), it's a good day to be Kendrik Lamar and the rest of the TDE crew responsible for the Black Panther soundtrack.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Joel McHale says E! told him to lay off the Kardashians while hosting The Soup
Joel McHale's new talk show on Netflix, The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale, recalls his long-running stint on The Soup for several reasons, including the "genial snarkiness" of the Community alum. Naturally, everyone's been asking McHale about the differences in the clip shows, as well as what Netflix has to offer…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Monday's Best Deals: Presidents Day Sales, Instant Pot, Xbox Live, and More
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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence is taking a break from acting to focus on activism
In the midst of promoting her latest film, Jennifer Lawrence says she's taking a break from acting to work on political engagement with the young folks.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Add Three Months To Your Xbox Live Gold Account For $15
While you can often find better per-month prices on Xbox Live Gold by buying 12 months at a time, if you've got commitment issues, Amazon's discounting three-month membership cards to $15, down from their usual $25.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

This weekend in TV Club
Divorce: B | The Chi: A- | Homeland: B- | Here And Now: C | Gilmore Girls |

The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Aphex Twin, Curve, and Jawbreaker had the best-kept secret hits of 1992
To commemorate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100, Off The Charts revisits each year since it was established to spotlight songs and artists that didn't make the cut, yet still made a significant impact. Years are chosen randomly and—to make it even harder on ourselves—rules for inclusion are that neither the songs nor…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

John Oliver proposes a new national anthem to fix America's Trump-damaged rep as Last Week Tonight returns
Our long national nightmare is over! No, not that one. But at least John Oliver's Last Week Tonight takedowns of that other racist, sexist, dangerously unstable, far less funny national nightmare returned on Sunday. So how does a political comic who's got three months of Donald Trump-related nightmare fuel to catch up…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

What are you reading in February?
In our monthly book club, we discuss whatever we happen to be reading and ask everyone in the comments to do the same. What Are You Reading This Month?

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Divorce shows that growing up never really ends
Parenting teens has to be hard enough when you're still married, but likely kicks up to an exponentially difficult level when you're divorced. As this Divorce episode indicates, Frances and Robert have to deal with Tom's brand-new sex life while coming to terms with their own fledgling relationships. After ignoring…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

Put the Olympics on paws and watch Hallmark's American Rescue Dog Show
Here's what's up in the world of television for Monday, February 19. All times are Eastern.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 19, 2018

The Chi successfully juggles tension and levity in a brilliant episode
Last week's episode felt like the first time The Chi really knew what kind of show it wanted to be. The world within the show came into focus as Brandon, Emmett, Ronnie and Kevin were contained to one intersecting story. "Penetrate A Fraud" maintains that momentum and moves the show forward without overwhelming the…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Carrie is only as smart as the plot needs her to be on Homeland
It only takes one lapse in judgment to throw a carefully plotted operation into disarray. That goes for Carrie Mathison as well as the writers of Homeland, in this case Patrick Harbinson and Chip Johannessen. "Rebel Rebel" is very much a stage-setting hour for the rest of the season, with most of the suspense…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

In Here And Now's second episode, there's still no there there
"It looks like you've got something that could maybe become a cloud."

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Oh Mickey, what a pity, Toni Basil won't take the stand
Back in August, Toni Basil—the accomplished choreographer who is still best known for her 1981 hit "Mickey"—filed a massive lawsuit against Disney, Viacom, the people behind South Park, and clothing retail chain Forever 21 for unauthorized use of her song. Basil believed that a company called Razor And Tie Direct had…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Words Cannot Begin To Describe The Horror Of Fergie's All-Star Game National Anthem
Something insane and terrible happened before tonight's NBA All-Star Game. No one will ever be able to explain it to my satisfaction. Even in the context of the NBA's disastrous, shriekingly awkward pregame nightmare, Fergie's national anthem was an absolute abomination. A goose being strangled in your living room…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Anne Hathaway in talks to star in next film from Mudbound's Dee Rees
Mudbound recently nabbed four Oscar nominations, but director Dee Rees isn't waiting for the ceremony in two weeks before she starts planning her next project. According to Variety, Rees is set to adapt Joan Didion's 1996 political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted, with Anne Hathaway currently in talks to star. As …

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

New Tomb Raider Barbie finally gives the doll a good stealth assassination weapon
Over the decades, Barbie has proven herself to be absurdly competent at nearly every career she pursues, whether it's video game development or directing A Wrinkle In Time, but all of her various jobs have actually just been preparing Barbie for her greatest challenge yet: surviving on a dangerous island full of…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

BAFTA Film Awards honor Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri above all others
The Shape Of Water and Get Out have been the favorites during this year's award season, with both making good showings at multiple award shows and setting their hopes high for the upcoming Academy Awards in March, but the British Academy somewhat broke from the pack a bit for today's BAFTA Film Awards by giving Three…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Kanye West settles lawsuit over canceled Saint Pablo Tour
In 2016, Kanye West suddenly canceled his Saint Pablo Tour after a series of bizarre performances, followed by West checking himself into the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center and suing the tour insurers for refusing to pay out his claim. The insurer, Lloyd's Of London, then countersued on the grounds that West's…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Kevin Feige is still being cagey about that all-female Marvel team-up movie
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to introduce more and more female heroes who could easily carry their own film—like Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, half the cast of Black Panther, and of course Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow—Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has simultaneously been the biggest supporter and the…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Sunday's Best Deals: Rugs, Headphones, Fitbits, President's Day Sales, and More
Fitbits, PlayStation VR bundles, and a massive Amazon rug sale kick off Sunday's best deals from around the web. For a

The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Turns out, sex can be deadly
With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you're throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or looking through the medical articles for pictures of boobs. We explore some of Wikipedia's oddities in our 5,572,962-week series, Wiki Wormhole.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

PlayStation VR's President's Day Deals Are Live
If you missed out on Black Friday, PlayStation's excellent VR bundles are back on sale today for the same price we saw during the holiday shopping season.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Netflix's The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale brings back just the right vehicle—for Joel McHale
"My God, this changes one thing."


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

This is a great week to give Divorce a try
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Sunday, February 18. All times are Eastern. 

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 18, 2018

Tell us about your pop culture weekend: February 16-18
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Mr. Rogers is getting his own stamp
Some cultures put their gods in temples, with statues bedecked in gold. Others immortalize them in myth and legend. In America, we put them on stamps. And so, we're happy to note this week that Fred Rogers—the children's entertainer who did his darnedest for decades to help kids be the best version of themselves—is…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Maynard James Keenan says he's almost done writing the next Tool album
It's been more than a decade since Tool released its last album, 2006's 10,000 Days. Now, frontman Maynard James Keenan has announced that the band's next full-length offering—still untitled—is finally moving a little closer to completion; according to Keenan, the album is only one song short of being fully written.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

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…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Tracy Morgan takes on gentrification in the first trailer for The Last OG
We've been keeping an eye on TBS's upcoming comedy The Last OG for a while now; not only does it feature Tracy Morgan, in his first major TV comedy role since 30 Rock (and the car accident that almost took his life), but it also has the ever-delightful Tiffany Haddish in a starring role as Morgan's character's ex.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

From the garden of culinary delights: Candy, cider, and a sneaky dessert
Three staffers, three unabashed recommendations.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

At this point in Gilmore Girls, even fun parties end in disaster
"I Get A Sidekick Out Of You," season six, episode 19, originally aired 4/18/2006

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

11 deeply unsexy sex scenes, favorite breakup albums, and more: The week in features
Like the best romantic comedies, Bridget Jones's Diary is about more than just falling in love
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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

A couple of guys tried to Vincent Adultman their way into Black Panther last night
Today, in honestly-we're-kind-of-amazed-we've-never-seen-people-try-this-before-in-real-life news: A couple of young guys posted a video of themselves online last night, attempting to sneak into a screening of Black Panther by putting on a trench coat and having one guy sit on the other's shoulders. It was a classic …

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Grown-ish and the joy of watching a show hit its stride
If you're spending part of the next three days charging through Everything Sucks!, Netflix's latest all-in-one season premiere, I suspect you're not alone. We'll never know exactly how not alone you are; just speaking anecdotally, streaming binges have become as much of a long-weekend tradition as furniture deals and…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Saturday's Best Deals: Foam Mattress, Echo Show, Switch Pro Controller, and More
The four knives you need from Victorinox, a certified-refurbished Echo Show, the best price on the Switch Pro Controller, and more lead Saturday's best deals.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Writer Bryan Edward Hill Explains Why Black Representation in Comics Matter and Why Michael Cray Is Out to Kill Aquaman and the Flash
Comic books have struggled with diversity since Famous Funnies was released in the United States in 1933. However, the past few years have finally seen some cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling as black culture has permeated into the mainstream of the comic book universe. From Marvel's reimagining of classic rap…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Faux-lympic champions: 6 fictional gold medalists
The Winter Olympics have been underway for a week and some pretty great storylines have already emerged—from breakout stars Adam Rippon and Chloe Kim, to the thrilling events themselves. In honor of the Games, we have the third Olympic edition of 6 Things, where we're taking a look at six fictional Olympic gold…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Don't Own Super Mario Odyssey Yet? Save $11 On a Physical or Digital Copy
If you own a Nintendo Switch, buying a copy of Super Mario Odyssey is basically a requirement. If you don't have yours yet, Super Mario Odyssey Yet? Save $11 On a Physical or Digital Copy', 'B01MY7GHKJ');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/Super-Mario-Odyssey-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B01MY7GHKJ?kinja_price=49&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=268e8a08c4cbc9230b1f94f37ad40a989a3ba9d4&rawdata=[t|link[p|1822690287[a|B01MY7GHKJ[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub"Amazon's offering a rare discount down to $49 today on both the Super Mario Odyssey Yet? Save $11 On a Physical or Digital Copy', 'B01MY7GHKJ');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/Super-Mario-Odyssey-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B01MY7GHKJ?kinja_price=49&tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=268e8a08c4cbc9230b1f94f37ad40a989a3ba9d4&rawdata=[t|link[p|1822690287[a|B01MY7GHKJ[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub"physical and Super Mario Odyssey Yet? Save $11 On a Physical or Digital Copy', 'B072KG45JD');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/Super-Mario-Odyssey-Nintendo-Digital/dp/B072KG45JD?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=39ae3740d70f47820ba1bfe30ffdcb5356d49855

The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 17, 2018

Amazon's Running the Best Switch Pro Controller Deal We've Ever Seen
The Switch Pro controller isn't just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might be one of the best gamepads ever made, period. If you have a Switch and still haven't picked one up, $50 is by far the best deal we've ever seen on it, and we don't expect it to last long.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Edgar Wright released his personal playlist of the 50 best movie soundtrack moments
If there's one possible thing that Baby Driver director Edgar Wright loves even more than the intersection between movies and music, it's making lists celebrating the intersection between movies and music. Thus, Wright announced tonight—in association with Spotify and its ShowStopper program—his latest indexing of…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Gun law protesters target Marco Rubio with Three Billboards-style public shaming
Regardless of where you land on its artistic merits, it's hard to deny that the central image of Martin McDonagh's Oscar-contender Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—the three bright, red, accusatory billboards that lend the film its name—is an affecting one. Earlier this week, the signs' impact was co-opted in…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime in March
Amazon announced next month's crop of new Prime offerings today, teasing fans of the service with new seasons of a couple of the company's original series—most notably, the return of Giovanni Ribisi's Sneaky Pete. Criminal bouts of faked identity aren't the only thing on the Prime docket, though; there's also a new…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend pushes the, um, envelope in an uneven but exciting finale
This article contains information about the third season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. If you haven't yet seen the episode, you may want to do that first.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

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…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

JNCO Jeans are dead, at last
Congratulations are in order, we guess; when called, at last, to our final judgment, and asked to give an accounting of our deeds, at least we'll all be able to say that we outlasted JNCOs in the end. This is per SFGate, which reports that Los Angeles clothing mainstay JNCO Jeans is closing, and that the company will…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Joel McHale is going on The Santa Clarita Diet
Netflix is gearing up for a return to its zombie-based weight loss plans, with its suburban zombie comedy The Santa Clarita Diet set to return this spring. The streaming service released some new pictures from the show's upcoming second season today, revealing that husband-wife murder duo Drew Barrymore and Timothy…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Black Panther is one of Marvel's best and most dramatically complex movies
A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky return to discuss the latest—and one of the greatest—from Marvel Studios, Black Panther. Directed by Creed and Fruitvale Station's Ryan Coogler, Black Panther veers from the template established by Marvel's previous 18 films by introducing a…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Deadspin Fox News Host Laura Ingraham Blows The Dog Whistle On LeBron James [Updated] | Jezebel We'r
Deadspin Fox News Host Laura Ingraham Blows The Dog Whistle On LeBron James [Updated] | Jezebel We're Inspired by This Woman Who Went Through a Baggage X-Ray in Order to Hang on to Her Purse | The Root Jeff Sessions' Speech on Florida School Shooting Is a Nonsensical Symphony of Racist Dog Whistles | Splinter 

The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

The Smash Mouth/Car Seat Headrest team-up we've all been dreaming of has finally arrived
You can say a lot of things about the members of Smash Mouth—and we have, at length, as our archives will attest—but they do seem to be endlessly enthusiastic dudes, content with their status as memes, and happy to play along with jokes or help a buddy eat a ridiculous amount of eggs for charity. So when a…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 16, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Martin Freeman would like to add Star Wars to his big list of blockbuster movie franchises
Between The Hobbit films, and his current role in Black Panther (and the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole), Martin Freeman's got this whole "major film franchise" thing down on lock. Still, that's no reason for a well-liked British actor to rest on his getting-turned-into-an-action-figure laurels; hence,…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Drag Race All Stars producers sue to stop social media accounts full of spoilers
Social media is a minefield for the spoiler averse; log into Twitter to live-tweet an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, and you could find out (or reveal) who done already done had herses. But the producers behind the reality TV series are not playing around with accounts that are devoted to spoiling the…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

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…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Alfre Woodard joins the cast of Empire as Cookie's mom
When Empire premiered in 2015, it initially centered on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) dividing up his record-label kingdom among his three sons in a seeming nod to King Lear. But it quickly became the "Cookie Lyon Show," thanks to Taraji P. Henson's fierce performance. The show's full of badass moms, though,…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Huge pig eats garbage and other important animal news from the internet
The internet is an unwieldy, amorphous thing. If interested, you can watch its statistics slowly balloon: 1.3 billion websites and counting; 120 billion emails sent today already; 40,000 search queries sent per second on Google alone. What might those websites and emails and search queries contain?

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

5 things to watch, listen to, and read this weekend
"It's taken a decade and 18 films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally produced a superhero movie that feels like it was ripped from the pages of a comic book. Ditching the MCU's familiar roster of heroes (they don't get as much as a mention) along with many of the basics of the Marvel film formula, Ryan…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Samson tries to put an evangelical spin on the Bible's horniest strongman
Even by the standards of the Old Testament, the horny strongman Samson is a perplexing character. He kills a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, sets 300 foxes on fire, murders 30 men for their clothes. He falls for a femme fatale who zaps his superhuman strength with a haircut and ends up blinded,…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Store Up to 8TB of Files For Just $140
If your external storage needs extend beyond a handful of photos and a modest music collection, this 8TB external drive should have enough space for just about anyone. And at $140, it's also never been cheaper.


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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Lucy Davis to play one of Sabrina The Teenage Witch's aunts in Netflix series
Netflix and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa are really making it hard to be skeptical of their Sabrina The Teenage Witch adaptation. Their casting choices have all been top notch, including bringing Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka on as the magical teen and Michelle Gomez as a teacher who ends up possessed by an entity known as…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

John C. Reilly was almost The Wire's Jimmy McNulty
Sure, Dominic West's accent was as inconsistent as a plate of fried lake trout, but it's hard to imagine anyone else playing the role of The Wire's resident fuck-up. West captured the humor and pathos, as well as whatever bit of magic it took to make someone so insufferable so easy to root for. But as Jonathan…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

The Innocents looks like a mysterious version of Romeo and Juliet running away together
Not much is yet known about The Innocents, the new Netflix series from first-time writer-creators Hania Elkington and Simon Duric (a storyboard artist on The Crown and Black Mirror). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the eight-episode series explores the fallout after "teenagers Harry (Percelle Ascott) and June…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Even Build-A-Bear is getting in on the Black Panther hype
Black Panther has already sped past multiple pre-sales records and trounced the Rotten Romatoes' scores of every other Marvel film. And now the film and lead character, played by Chadwick Boseman, have entered the hall of (stuffed) heroes: Build-A-Bear has added a Black Panther bear to its Marvel lineup.

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

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…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence tweaks her action-heroine steeliness in the half-trashy Red Sparrow
"You must inure yourself to what you find repellent," intones Charlotte Rampling, playing the unnamed stoic headmistress of what another character in Red Sparrow describes as "whore school." Her lesson plans must look bonkers; many of them seem to involve forced sexual encounters, sometimes conducted from the front of…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Chuck Schumer tried to out-bourbon Mitch McConnell and failed
It's heartening to see that as DACA ticks down to expiration and gun control legislation languishes in Congress, two Senators find time for some old-fashioned hijinks. Speaking at the University of Louisville last week, Senate minority leader and Monopoly figurine Chuck Schumer gifted turtle-faced Senate majority…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Gael García Bernal doesn't take on projects for the money
After the fiery events from Mozart In The Jungle's third season finale, we've been hotly anticipating its return, and early reviews indicate our wait has been well worth it. In the video above, we chat with star Gael García Bernal about taking on projects he loves, like Mozart In The Jungle and his upcoming film Museo…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Drake gives away $996,631.90 in his latest music video
Last week, Drake was in Miami, where he made headlines by giving away giant checks to high-school students and offering to pay for the groceries of an entire supermarket full of shoppers, donations worth about $175,000. Today, he released a video for his song "God's Plan" that features footage of his charitable…

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The A.V. Club - Music
Feb 16, 2018

Use Facebook's fancy new algorithm to torture your friends
Anyone who regularly engages on social media (i.e. almost everybody) knows that algorithms have an inordinate amount of control over their emotional well-being. These heavily shrouded systems of 1's and 0's can make you feel jealous of your best friend, dump you in a wasteland of targeted advertising, or, as a recent …

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