Blog Profile / Slate: Brow Beat


URL :www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat.html
Filed Under:Entertainment / Pop Culture
Posts on Regator:9738
Posts / Week:24.4
Archived Since:February 4, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Linda Hamilton Is Returning to the Terminator Franchise Because There Is No Fate But What We Make

Rejoice, Terminator purists: Linda Hamilton is set to return to the franchise, as first revealed by the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. Hamilton will reprise her role as Sarah Connor, the waitress-turned-warrior, in a new installment of the robot versus human franchise. Show More Summary

Alicia Vikander Is Your New Lara Croft in the First Tomb Raider Reboot Trailer

No, no one was clamoring for a reboot of the Tomb Raider movie that originated with Angelina Jolie as the video game franchise’s archaeologist heroine Lara Croft in 2001. The action flick was butchered by critics, and while a box office...Show More Summary

Is Netflix Helping or Hurting Stand-up?  

This article originally appeared in Vulture. “NETFLIX IS A JOKE” reads a billboard by our offices in lower Manhattan. It is one of a few in New York and Los Angeles planted by Netflix themselves, part of an admittedly clever campaign...Show More Summary

How to Eat All That Zucchini? A Newfangled, Totally Genius Caesar Salad

This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes on Food52. Caesar purists, stay calm. This salad from the historic Blackberry Farm resort in Walland, Tennessee has plenty in common with the classic you know and love—both in key ingredients...Show More Summary

Clinton and Colbert Consume Chardonnay, Chat Collusion

Hillary Clinton came by Stephen Colbert’s show on Tuesday night to talk about her book What Happened, and did her best to explain what, exactly, happened. It doesn’t sound like she had a great time writing the book: Although the thought...Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator Bill Cassidy “Lied Right to My Face”

The continuing radicalization of Jimmy Kimmel proceeded apace on Tuesday night, as the former Man Show host used his Jimmy Kimmel Live! monologue to call Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy a liar. Kimmel’s realization that Republicans might...Show More Summary

SNL Writer Nick Kocher’s Emmys Tuxedo Story Is a Dramatic Tale of Mistaken Identity and Rivalry

Saturday Night Live writer and Jon Snow lookalike Nick Kocher had a small garment bag mixup ahead of this year’s Emmy Awards, as he explained on Instagram in “a story in 10 acts.” Kocher probably just meant that he was posting 10 separate...Show More Summary

The Honest Trailer for Wonder Woman Says She’s the Hero DC Needs, Even If It Doesn’t Deserve Her

As the argument as to whether Wonder Woman is a feminist film wages baffingly on, the movie’s Honest Trailer is here to remind us of the importance and rarity of what it depicts. After all, studios never thought a groundbreaking, record-breaking female-led superhero movie was possible. Show More Summary

Darren Aronofsky Needs to Stop Explaining What Mother! Is About

Love Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! or hate it, and you will have plenty of company either way, it’s a movie worth thinking and talking about. At The Film Stage, Brian Roan rails against the attempts to decode its meaning as a pernicious...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift is Being Sued for Plagiarizing the Lyrics to "Shake it Off"

Is it possible to lay musical claim to the concept of resigning oneself to the fact that haters are going to hate and players are going to play? Songwriters seem to think so. Taylor Swift is again being sued for plagiarizing the lyrics to “Shake it Off,” her 2014 hit about haters and players. Show More Summary

Trevor Noah Says Steve Mnuchin Has the Most Important Quality for a Trump Official: Knowing Nothing About Politics

Who is Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin anyway? Other than the man who oversees the treasury of the largest economy in the world, that is. In Monday night’s Profiles in Tremendousness, Trevor Noah profiles “mildly satisfied LensCrafters customer” Steve Mnuchin. Show More Summary

James Corden Addresses That Sean Spicer Kiss in Late Late Show Monologue

Not everyone was amused by former press secretary Sean Spicer’s appearance at the Emmy Awards or the warm reception he received at the afterparty, with critics complaining that embracing Spicer was hypocritical coming from an industry that, on the whole, has been vocal about condemning the Trump administration. Show More Summary

Let’s Talk About That Scene in Mother!

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Spoilers for Mother! ahead. No one said watching Mother! was going to be easy. Indeed, writer-director Darren Aronofsky recently told Vulture that he wanted audiences to be “prepped that it’s...Show More Summary

How Well Do You Know the Voices of Kermit?

Beloved Muppet mainstay Kermit the Frog has outlasted a number of performers. When Muppets creator and voice of Kermit Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, his family selected fellow muppeteer Steve Whitmire to take over the role. In...Show More Summary

A Clown Went on Conan to Protest Negative Stereotypes in It, but Things Went Pretty Badly

Membership standards seem to be dropping over at the ol’ San Bernardino Clown Club, judging from the representative they sent to Conan to protest negative clown stereotypes in It. Butterscotch the Clown had a simple grievance with the...Show More Summary

Björk Invites You on a Psychedelic Journey into Sound in the Video for “The Gate”

Björk has released “The Gate,” the first video from her upcoming album Utopia, and it’s half sylvan wonderland, half psychedelic special-effects showcase, and all Björk. The video, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, opens with a shot that...Show More Summary

Punk Rockers Zex on Having Their Songs Mistakenly Pressed Onto Vinyl Copies of Beyoncé’s Lemonade

How does it feel to have your band’s songs mistakenly appear on the special vinyl edition of Beyoncé’s iconic album Lemonade? For Canadian punk band Zex, it’s a normal Monday. The Ontario-based group is more than a little amused that...Show More Summary

The Handmaid’s Tale Triumphed at the Emmys, But Its Winners Missed Their Political Moment

The cast and creators of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale may have Donald Trump to thank for their sweep of Emmy wins on Sunday night, but they didn’t mentioned him in any of their five acceptance speeches. Nor did they use their platformShow More Summary

Sean Spicer Got a Warm Reception at the Emmys, But the Rest of Hollywood Wasn’t So Forgiving

If all you knew of the Emmys was the CBS broadcast, you might think Sean Spicer’s cameo, in which the former White House Communications Director essentially turned himself into Melissa McCarthy’s Saturday Night Live impersonation, went over like gangbusters. Show More Summary

Watch Emmys Host Stephen Colbert Interview the Famous Statuette, Brought to Life by RuPaul

One of the rare bits at the Emmys that wasn’t all about Donald Trump featured host Stephen Colbert interviewing the Emmy statuette, which, thankfully, wasn’t portrayed one of those creepy Late Show cartoons. Instead, drag queen starShow More Summary

Recent Posting Activity

Achievements

Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs


Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC