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October TV Preview: Don’t Miss These 10 Premieres

Peanut better and jelly, Zelda and Scott, autumn and television: Some things just work better in pairs. Just as the weather starts to sour and you get the urge to curl up in a ball on the couch for several months, TV tosses a cornucopia of new and returning series your way. This month, HBO premieres its […]

The Most Beautiful Animated Movies

In New York City and Los Angeles this week, the award-winning animated feature Long Way North opened in theaters (with future city dates to come). The captivating tale set in 1882 about a young heroine who sets out on an epic adventure to discover her family’s story is composed of hand-drawn animation that captures the […]

The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Margot Robbie

Welcome to the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live! We’ve been promised a reduction in ads by about 30% (minus two commercial breaks per episode). We have several new players to welcome to the gang — including the show’s first Latina cast member, Melissa Villaseñor. And we have a new Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin. […]

Charming Paintings of Books and Their Hilarious Forgotten Titles

For those moments when you can’t remember that book about that thing, artist Marina Luz has designed something just for you. Her ongoing series of bookish illustrations called IF I DON’T FIND THIS BOOK I WILL DIE, or, How We Describe Books When We Can’t Remember the Title or Author — which we first spotted […]

The Shockmeisters of Genre Cinema

Earlier this week, Herschell Gordon Lewis, cinema’s “Godfather of Gore,” died at 90. From’s obituary on the Blood Feast filmmaker: Lewis and his business partner David Friedman might have been the first to perfect the formula for selling films that showcased gore for gore’s sake, a dubious but incredibly durable triumph. Where Alfred Hitchcock […]

Soap Opera ‘Dynasty’ Getting a Reboot at the CW

The O.C. creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are set to reboot Dynasty for The CW, according to Deadline. The iconic soap opera was created by Richard and Esther Shapiro, who are attached to the new project. More from Deadline: Co-written by Schwartz & Savage and Patrick, the new Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest […]

Watch ‘Twin Peaks’ Composer Angelo Badalamenti in New Teaser

David Lynch’s there’s-something-terrible-in-this-town TV series Twin Peaks will make a return to the small screen in 2017 on Showtime. A new teaser for the revival has arrived, featuring the show’s composer Angelo Badalamenti tickling the ivories as the iconic Twin Peaks score plays on. A ghostly image of Laura Palmer makes an appearance, set against […]

Le Tigre Reunited for a New Track Coming in October

The next sound you hear will be the collective sigh of relief from feminists and riot grrrls around the world. Le Tigre has reunited, and they’re back in the studio to record a new song set to be released in October. When speaking to Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves for the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Kathleen Hanna […]

Lady Gaga Will Headline 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga is staying busy. Her new album Joanne debuts on October 21. The singer-actress will also be appearing in Ryan Murphy’s new, sixth, season of American Horror Story after her Golden Globe-winning performance last season. And now the performer will headline Fox’s Super Bowl LI halftime show. “Lady Gaga is one of the most […]

“This is the Primer”: Ava DuVernay on the Origin, Purpose, and Hope of Her New York Film Festival Opener, ’13th’

The strangest thing about having a successful film, “which I never thought I’d experience,” Ava DuVernay explained at the press conference for her New York Film Festival opener 13th, was people “calling and wanting to give me money. Would you like some money? Would you like to make something? That was just a completely foreign […]

Spiritualized Soon to Revisit ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space’ AND Release a New Album

Jason Pierce, frontman of Spiritualized (and, as the only consistent member, he pretty much just is Spiritualized…though he also sometimes likes being called J Spaceman) has announced on Twitter that he’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their third studio album, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space in a way that’s sure to please fans — well, […]

‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Westworld,’ and Pizza Delivery Guys: This Week’s Recommended Reading

Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the Internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘net are doing, too. This week, we recommend an in-depth piece on Eater about the history of the pizza delivery guy trope […]

Literary Links: More Shriver Fallout — and Henry James, Postmodernist?

Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘net are doing, too. And since our audience (and we) love books in particular, we thought we would share a weekly roundup […]

Humorless Portland Bookshop Loses Patience With ‘Portlandia”s Depiction Of It As a Humorless Portland Bookshop

Ask a Portland native about Portlandia and you’ll probably get the same sort of response you’ll get from asking a Brooklyn native about Girls or, a decade ago, a Manhattan resident about Sex and the City — a weary sigh, and perhaps a suggestion that the show has played a pretty large part in ruining the […]

Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s Procedural ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Ordered as Series

New Zealand continues to have some difficulties with beings who do things in the shadows — namely, killing lots of people, albeit with astonishingly charming grins and an endearing flair for antiquated mannerisms. In the mockumentary...Show More Summary

Roundtable: The ‘Versailles’ Cast Introduce Their Historical Characters, Talk Recreating the Gilded Cage of the Sun King

Louis XIV lived a long life, and in that long life, he started wars copiously; had copious amounts of sex; racked up a copious rolodex of mistresses; and he spent copiously, particularly on the palace that he built out of his father’s hunting lodge at Versailles, creating a new seat for his government as a way of destabilizing the […]

10 (and More!) Books to Read This October

October is an exciting — dare we even say crisp and bountiful — month for publishing. This is reflected in our must-read list, which is full of hotly-anticipated memoirs, novels and nonfiction, from big tomes to slim volumes, major publishing houses to small presses. Click through to the end of the slideshow for our bonus selection of […]

Jessica Alba Is Making an A.I. Series, Prompting Headlines About the “Next ‘Westworld,'” Before ‘Westworld’ Has Even Aired

HBO’s anticipated (and rightly so) robo-western, Westworld, comes out this Sunday, but even before its release, it’s so hyped that it’s being written about as though it’s already been out for seasons, and as though we’re already searching...Show More Summary

The End is Nigh For ‘Adventure Time’

Pour one out for Adventure Time: The trippy animated series that premiered on the Cartoon Network in 2010 will end in 2018 after its ninth season, Deadline reports. Adventure Time, which follows a teenager named Finn (Jeremy Shada) and his shape-shifting dog companion, Jake (John DiMaggio), is a kid-friendly show that’s proved to be as popular with stoners adults as it […]

The Sweetest Debut: Mauro Javier Cardenas Tells People His Book is About Alien Chickens, Writes Žižek Fanfiction

Welcome to the Sweetest Debut, a new and regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and nonfiction authors working with presses of all sizes and find out about their pop culture diets, their writing habits, and their fan-fiction fantasies. Mauro Javier Cardenas’ The Revolutionaries Try Again, out […]

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