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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Ushers In a New Era of ‘Fear’-Based Spin-Offs

This weekend, Fear the Walking Dead, the latest entry in AMC’s “We’re Not Letting Go of Our Hits” sweepstakes, premieres. And it’s actually, reportedly pretty good! That said, its success — and not to jump the gun, but who’re we kidding, it’s gonna be a giant hit — is a bit of a cause for concern. …Read More

Lana Del Rey Shares New Bowie-Referencing Track, Embarks on a ‘Honeymoon’ in Just-Revealed Cover Art

Lana Del Rey may have announced her Honeymoon back in January — but all this time, we’ve only gotten hints as to where it’d take her. When she recently spoke to Zane Lowe to introduce the track “High by the Beach,” the DJ noted that it seemed she was in some ways returning to the hip-hop influences of her debut album, Born to Die.  …Read More

Insecurity State: Jonathan Franzen Loses His ‘Purity’

Jonathan Franzen, like it or not, is America’s premier novelist of insecurity. …Read More

This Week at the Movies: ‘American Ultra,’ ‘Grandma,’ ‘She’s Funny That Way’

You can tell we’re in the back half of August, and not just by looking at the calendar. …Read More

‘Blunt Talk’: Patrick Stewart + Seth MacFarlane + Jonathan Ames = A Mess of Mismatched Sensibilities

Starz’s Blunt Talk, premiering Saturday, is one of those comedies that wants you to know upfront that it’s edgy — think Showtime’s canceled Happyish or FX’s hopefully soon-to-be-canceled Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll — instead of letting you come to that conclusion on your own. Show More Summary

Seth Rogen to Write Comedy Pilot About Gaming and Potential Human Extinction for Hulu: Links You Need to See

According to UPROXX, Hulu just signed a deal for a comedy pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. …Read More

10 Reasons You Should Be Watching ‘Review’ on Comedy Central [Sponsored]

We love a good listicle. And we like to think that Review‘s eponymous life reviewer Forrest MacNeil (perfectly portrayed by Andy Daly) appreciates them as well. If you haven’t been following this mockumentary that the New York Times calls “drolly hilarious,” (we agree!) we’ve got ten reasons to start tuning in, below. Show More Summary

First Images Emerge of an Elegant (yet Horrific?) Lady Gaga in ‘AHS: Hotel’

As Ryan Murphy recently remarked at the Television Critics Association tour, Lady Gaga has had her first shooting days for American Horror Story: Hotel, in which she’ll play the extravagant hotel owner, Elizabeth. Murphy described the character as a “wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people… [and] has nefarious plans.” …Read More

Courtney Barnett Shares Sneakily Recorded Music Video from Her Secret Concert in London

It was recently reported that on Monday, Courtney Barnett appeared in London’s Camden Town unannounced, and performed amongst the numerous buskers in the neighborhood. …Read More

13 Poignant, Wise, and Even Funny Abortion Plotlines From Film and TV

When Grandma hits theaters tomorrow, audiences will be treated to the best, and possibly the second-ever “abortion comedy” in popular (or semi-popular) entertainment history. The film follows Lily Tomlin and her granddaughter, played by Julia Garner, as they take a road trip to find money to pay for an abortion. …Read More

“Pop Culture Becomes Part of Your Autobiography”: Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich on His First Theatrical Release Since 2001

Interviewing Peter Bogdanovich is intimidating, and not just because he made some of the most memorable movies of one of Hollywood’s most memorable eras. …Read More

Check Out the Tracklist for Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’

Last week, Lana Del Rey got “High By the Beach” in her newest music video by blowing up a paparazzi helicopter; the song’s lackadaisical sense of mystery is Del Rey at her best, and it certainly continued to garner excitement for and speculation about her upcoming album, Honeymoon. …Read More

Why Even ‘The New York Times’ Can’t Agree On Its Amazon Exposé

Unless you’ve been hiding very adroitly, you’ve probably come across last week’s New York Times cover story, written by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld, which revealed the results of an in-depth investigation into the workplace practices at Amazon and drew some pretty disturbing conclusions. Show More Summary

“And Now You’re Dead, and It’s the End”: Patti Smith Sings Dirge for ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force”

Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force has been an active cult phenomenon for 13 seasons, but alas, even this teenage force cannot continue forever.  …Read More

What Forbes’ Highest Paid Actresses List Tells Us About Hollywood in 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: when a handful of raw data about the movie industry’s A-list gives us a peek into the current state of moving pictures. After dropping its list of the world’s highest-paid actors earlier this month, Forbes has released its corresponding ranking of actresses. Show More Summary

‘Jagged Little Pill’ to Get a 20th Anniversary Reissue, Featuring a Disc of Previously Unreleased Demos

It’s been 20 years since the release of Alanis Morrisette’s era-defining Jagged Little Pill, and it seems that with this anniversary, the craggy diminutive capsule is getting polished: Exclaim! reports it’s getting a collectors’ reissue, out on October 30.  …Read More

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Successfully Builds an Apocalyptic World of Its Own

The first thing a spinoff — or “companion series,” in AMC’s parlance — has to do is make a case for its existence. Fear the Walking Dead premieres Sunday, and the reason it exists is clear: The Walking Dead is a massive hit (and so is its after-show, Talking Dead), and AMC is shrewd enough to want to further capitalize on its success.  …Read More

Banksy Unveils His Biggest Ever Exhibit: ‘Dismaland,’ the World’s Most Depressing Theme Park

Or is it the world’s least depressing theme park? Since theme parks are essentially hermetically sealed micro-societies in which brands forcedly replicate the human experience of joy — and where humans submit to being shaken and spun...Show More Summary

Watch M.W.A. (Muppets Wit’ Attitude) Perform “Express Yourself”

The newest Muppet mash-up video is particularly timely, considering the recent (unsurprising!) box-office success of a certain hip-hop …Read More

The Trump Troll Returns to ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ to Demonstrate His “Mexican Baby Catapult”

“Tonight: Mexicans,” announces Larry Wilmore on the 100th episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, before launching into a hilarious skewering of Donald Trump’s xenophobic new eight-page immigration plan. …Read More

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