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Did Trump’s White House Use the Associated Press to Invent a “Fake News” Story?

On Friday morning, the Associated Press published a story with frightening implications: Based on a draft of a Department of Homeland Security memo, it alleged that…
Andy Cush / February 17, 2017

Watch the First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s New SXSW-Inspired Movie Song to Song

"We thought we could just live from song to song, kiss to kiss," Rooney Mara murmurs in the voiceover for the new trailer for Song…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 17, 2017

Suspected North Korean Assassin Thought She Was On a Prank Show

Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean despot Kim Jong-un, was assassinated Monday, at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia. Now, police say that one…
Dale Eisinger / February 17, 2017

Breaking: Jar Jar Binks Alive and Well in New Star Wars Novel

Does even part of you miss the future-shock lunacy of George Lucas' Star Wars prequels, which is now so totally absent from the hyper-traditionalist, J.J.-Abrams-produced Star Wars movies? Then here's…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 17, 2017

Here’s Bob Odenkirk Impersonating Stephen Colbert Impersonating Him

Bob Odenkirk, quietly one of the funniest middle-aged men working in comedy, stopped by The Late Show on Wednesday to promote his new Netflix movie…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 17, 2017

“Fred Trump Told Me Not to Rent to Blacks”: Horror Stories From the FBI’s 1970s Investigation into Racism at Trump Apartments

In 1973, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Trump Management Incorporated, as well as its president and…
Andy Cush / February 16, 2017

The New Season of American Horror Story Will Be About the 2016 Election

Egregiously successful TV showrunner and producer Ryan Murphy is about to premiere his third anthology series for FX, Feud, early next month; the first season features…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 16, 2017

This Is What Donald Trump Thinks About Anti-Semitism in the United States

Today, Donald Trump appeared at a joint press conference with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During the questions segment, Trump was asked about the perception that…
Jeremy Gordon / February 15, 2017

Philip Pullman Is Releasing a Follow-Up Trilogy to His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman has announced a new trilogy of books that will serve as a rough sequel to his beloved '90s fantasy young-adult series His Dark Materials, which is…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 15, 2017

Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick Could Be Brought Down By a 27-Year-Old Oprah Episode [UPDATE]

In 1990, the ex-wife of a high-profile attorney named Andrew Puzder appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, wearing a disguise and using an assumed name. Without using…
Andy Cush / February 15, 2017

Harrison Ford Needs to Stop Flying Planes

Harrison Ford is a certified pilot, which is nice for him, but is increasingly becoming a danger to the citizens of greater Los Angeles. Just…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 14, 2017

A Requiem for The Young Pope, The Craziest HBO Show of All Time

The HBO limited seres The Young Pope is now over, and it's never coming back. There's no point in trying to predict Lenny Belardo’s next move, or…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 14, 2017

Donald Trump’s Tweets Make a Ridiculously Catchy Mallcore Emo Song

The more you think about it, the more you realize Donald Trump has in common with archetypal emo kid of the mid-2000s: elaborate hairstyle, hatred…
Andy Cush / February 13, 2017

Riz Ahmed Raps Twista Lyrics and Sleeps With Lena Dunham in the Girls Season 6 Premiere

The premiere episode of the sixth and final season of Lena Dunham's Girls was--needless to say, perhaps--filled with facepalm moments. How do we count the ways? It would…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 13, 2017

Should the Urban Contemporary Grammy Category Be Abolished?

The Grammys have a category for black things of note, a list formally known the Urban Contemporary album. The category’s creators would argue otherwise, even…
Brian Josephs / February 10, 2017
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