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Natalie Dormer Says She Would Be the First Female Doctor Who, If It Weren’t Just a “Concept”

Game of Thrones and Hunger Games star Natalie Dormer would be open to the idea of playing a female Doctor Who, if the script pulled her in. …Read More

Spike Lee’s Timely Diversity Comments Deserve Better Than an Honorary Oscars Ceremony No One Got to See

Last weekend, Spike Lee finally got an Oscar. Sure, it followed his losses for Best Original Screenplay for Do the Right Thing and Best Documentary for 4 Little Girls (to say nothing of the trophies he deserved and wasn’t even nominated...Show More Summary

NBC Announces Free Trial, Shares Video for Their Comedy Streaming Service, Seeso

Ever laughed so hard it hurt? Well, NBC has now shared a date on which you can likely ensure this happens: as was previously reported, the company seems to be funneling many of their past and present comedic endeavors into one somewhat overwhelming service that at once seems like a huge gift and something of a burden. …Read More

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing it with the world. But, er, how? …Read More

‘James White’ Is an Unflinching Examination of Parental Death That Offers No Easy Answers

Before you see debut director Josh Mond’s James White, the title — simply its lead character’s first and last name — may not resonate, and may even seem a rote choice for a character study. …Read More

‘Room’ Director Lenny Abrahamson Will Adapt Biography of Bisexual Boxer Emile Griffith

Lenny Abrahamson and Ed Guiney, the director and producer of film festival darling Room, have purchased the rights to A Man’s World, the biography of 1960’s boxer Emile Griffith by Donald McRae. …Read More

Behind the Scenes of the Russian Ballet, July 1942: An Excerpt from Agnes de Mille’s ‘Dance to the Piper’

Born into the famous de Mille family of writers, playwrights, and filmmakers, Agnes de Mille felt a calling to become, instead, a dancer and choreographer. It’s a lucky thing, too, for as Joan Acocella writes in the introduction to an...Show More Summary

Yasiin Bey Gives “A Big Giant ‘Fuck Off’ to ISIS,” Shares New Song “NO Colonial Fiction”

The performer and American ex-pat known as Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def), shared a new song called “NO Colonial Fiction” a night after the coordinated attacks in Paris. Bey, who has …Read More

Let’s Talk About TV’s Obsession With Police Violence and Black Lives Matter

It isn’t unusual for television programs, of any genre, to include episodes that reflect on current events. In fact, it might be the medium that addresses them the most often — in part because tackling a divisive, real-life issue can result in a spike in ratings or social media mentions. Show More Summary

Rooney Mara Says She’s Still up for Playing Lisbeth Salander

Hey, remember a couple of weeks ago, when Sony announced they’re doing a Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, but without David Fincher or Daniel Craig or Rooney Mara, and everybody was kind of like, “erm, okay?” Turns out, Ms. Mara feels the same way. …Read More

John Oliver Offers an Alternative to Moments of Silence for Paris

Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver opened with a few words about the Paris attacks — most of them profane.  …Read More

‘The Last Man on Earth’ Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: Baby Steps

The conclusion to last week’s episode of The Last Man on Earth was formally classic yet altogether surprising. After a dull, conventional episode, New Phil was about to abandon the colony when he turned to Carol and asked her to come with him. Show More Summary

10 Cinematic Radio Performances You Can Listen to Right Now

Radio drama adaptations of popular films were all the rage during the 1930s, ‘40s, and into the 1950s — until Americans started to replace their radio sets with televisions. Many of the adaptations even featured the films’ original stars, which made them enticing to audiences hanging on ever happening in Hollywood. …Read More

Stephen Colbert Fights Tears During Heartfelt Talk About Paris Attacks

Reports of the devastating attacks in Paris that have left over 100 people dead broke during the taping of Friday night’s Late Show. Host Stephen Colbert shared the news during …Read More

The ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Gang Finds New Ways to Drink Wine in Season 11 Teaser

Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito return for an 11th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. FXX has released a new teaser (the first …Read More

Unnerving Photos Depicting Our Obsession with Digital Devices

Our digital devices have harmed or helped us, depending on who you ask. Phones and other digital tools have captured abuses and crimes perpetrated against innocent human beings, but they’ve also become a barrier during our physical/social interactions. Show More Summary

There’s a New App for the Utterly Cowardly: Links You Need to See

As The Atlantic reports, the terrifying thing you see above exists. Yes, The Breakup Shop’s title speaks directly to the app’s purpose: buy a breakup — a text for $10 dollars, a letter for $20, and a seriously personal, name-employing, detail-explaining letter for $30. …Read More

The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Jeff Buckley

While this week marked the return of Missy Elliott to the music video universe with her red-hot Pharrell collaboration “WTF (Where They From),” the Portsmouth princess wasn’t the only one making waves this week with new music. …Read More

Cate Blanchett May Get to Revisit Academy Award Winning Neuroses in Richard Linklater’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette?’

Just in advance of the release of Carol on November 20, news of Cate Blanchett’s potential next film (well, technically, next, next, next, next, next film) has been announced.  …Read More

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: It’s Britney…Jane?

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. …Read More

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