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The 25 Best TV Characters of 2014

At this point, it’s become tradition to declare each new season a banner year for the Golden Age of Television, so by now that designation has become basically meaningless. Still, 2014 brought some truly wonderful TV programs. True Detective...Show More Summary

Modest Mouse Shares Album Art From Upcoming Album ‘Strangers To Ourselves’

Modest Mouse recently premiered the first single off their upcoming album, Strangers to Ourselves, on

What Aaron Sorkin Doesn’t Understand About Badly Written Roles for Women

I really thought I was done being mad at Aaron Sorkin. This week marks the screenwriter’s promised retirement from his bully pulpit of choice, television, and with it his opportunity to journalismansplain the evils of clickbait and confessional blogging. Show More Summary

Mark Whitaker Still Doesn’t Get How He Screwed Up His Cosby Biography

When the powers-that-be at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center of City University of New York put together last night’s discussion of “The Biography of African-American Comedy,” it seemed a relatively uncontroversial event. Show More Summary

D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah': An Instant Classic That Mixes Politics, Love, and Artistic Triumph

Black Messiah, D’Angelo’s first new album in almost 15 years, doesn’t feel like the tortured manuscript of a man struggling with doubt and questioning his self-worth. Instead, it sounds like the result of a world-weary artist’s maturation. Show More Summary

50 Books to Cure Heartbreak

Heartbroken? Left alone? Depressed? And right before the holidays? Never fear, because this is no end-of-year list — it’s a list to cure that broken heart of yours. Now, there are as many ways to mend a broken heart as there are to break...Show More Summary

‘The Battle of Five Armies': Finally, a Hobbit Film That Offers Fan Service and Thrilling Action

Given that I can recite almost all of the three Lord of the Rings films by heart, including much of the Elvish dialogue (Aragorn, nad no ennas! Don’t judge me), it’s a terrible sign that I’ve been unable to recall most details in either of its prequels, the first two Hobbit films. Show More Summary

The Hollywood Black List Is Here and Features Moon Colony Murders and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopics

2014’s Black List — the list of the 70 most buzzed about, but yet unproduced films in Hollywood —… Read More

You Don’t Have to Embrace Lumbersexuality to Love the 12 Beards of Christmas

“Lumbersexual” is the worst kind of buzzword — not only is it pegged to a dubious trend, but it’s an egregious perversion of language. (Like “metrosexual” before it, the word describes an aesthetic, not a sexual orientation.) And yet,...Show More Summary

Pretty Pictures Alert: It’s the New Terrence Malick Trailer

Considering the kind of intervals he used to take between films—twenty between Days of Heaven and The Thin Red… Read More

10 Great, Underrated Movies From 2014

In many ways, you can tell just as much about what kind of year it’s been by the movies that aren’t on the many year-end Top 10s and critics’ awards lists. If the regulars in those lists represented all there was to see, well, that’d...Show More Summary

Rock Hall’s 2015 Class Announced: Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day, Bill Withers and More

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s induction Class of 2015 was announced early this morning. The performer inductees are: Lou… Read More

“Vape” Until You Feel “Cultured”: Links You Need to See

Oxford Dictionaries called dibs on “vape” a while back (yet my computer still vehemently wants to autocorrect it to “cape”), so it was obviously a challenge for Merriam-Webster to find their own word of the year within the sea of useless...Show More Summary

Camille Cosby Tries to Play the “False Accusation” Card

Camille Cosby has released a statement that implies all 20 of her husband’s accusers are making it up. Why? Because… Read More

Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Is Her Very Own ‘808s & Heartbreak’

The final song on the deluxe — but not the deluxe iTunes or Target — version of The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj’s third album, tells you everything you need to know about the Queens-bred rapper’s mental state at this point in time. OnikaShow More Summary

Ava DuVernay and ‘Selma’ Stars Wear “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts to New York Premiere

 Numerous celebrities spoke out on Twitter following the grand jury decision not to indict the NYPD officer who choked Eric Garner… Read More

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