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T.J. Miller Is the Worst Kind of Grad-School Bro

Erlich, the name of the popular character T.J. Miller played on Silicon Valley until last month—when he departed the show in a blaze of whatever the opposite of glory is—is a variation on ehrlich, the German word for “honest” that is...Show More Summary

The Daily Show Thinks Mean Old Mitch McConnell Made John McCain Vote the Wrong Way

Just when you think The Daily Show is done casting John McCain as a hero, Trevor Noah, in an otherwise-funny segment on Tuesday’s health care votes, described the maverick Senator’s decision to travel to Washington to vote on the Senate...Show More Summary

Yukkin’ It Up With John McCain: A Look Back

Today was a big day for maverick Senator John McCain: he got a standing ovation from Democrats despite literally using government-provided healthcare to make sure he could vote to take government-provided health care away from the people...Show More Summary

Simpsons and Futurama Creator's Newest Show Coming to Netflix in 2018

It’s official: Matt Groening is bringing a new animated show to Netflix. According to an official press release from Netflix, Groening’s adult animated comedy show, Disenchantment, has been picked up for two 10-episode seasons, the first of which will premiere in 2018. Show More Summary

Daniel Craig Will Reportedly Return as James Bond in 2019

Despite two years of uncertainty and professed exasperation over the role from the star himself, Daniel Craig's James Bond will return in... the franchise's 25 th official film, according to The New York Times. Eon Productions and MGM Studios announced the release date—November 8, 2019—for the next Bond film on Monday afternoon via Twitter. Show More Summary

Does It Really Matter How You See Dunkirk?

The excitement that normally greets the release of a new Christopher Nolan movie was, in the case of Dunkirk, tinged with uncertainty. It wasn’t just a question of whether to see it but also how. Nolan’s 10 th movie, which chronicles...Show More Summary

Trevor Noah, Going Off-Script, Thinks Trump Wishes He Could Be More Like Scaramucci

Trevor Noah can rest easy knowing that even though White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, The Daily Show can still rely on Trump’s communications team as a source of comedy. Noah turned his attention to new White House...Show More Summary

We’re Approaching a Major Turning Point in Trump-Era Pop Culture

This article originally appeared in Vulture. For those of us who have spent the last six months tracking the evolution of a new category of entertainment—pop culture of the Trump era—the July 13 announcement of the Emmy nominations provided...Show More Summary

Nathan Lane and the Rylance Rule: Why We Should Let Stage Actors Be Great Onstage

Last week a long-awaited epic work of art finally came to movie theaters across the United States. No, not Dunkirk, or Girls Trip, though both are epic. We’re talking about Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s early-’90s masterpiece ofShow More Summary

Seth Meyers Roasts “Human Embodiment of a Double-Parked BMW” Anthony Scaramucci

Seth Meyers was in rare form Monday night, pausing in the middle of his “Closer Look” segment on new Trump advisor/Sean Spicer nemesis Anthony “the Mooch” Scaramucci for an old-fashoned insult comic roast, calling Scaramucci “a human...Show More Summary

There’s No Last Week Tonight This Week, So Tonight, Here’s That Was the Week That Was

There’s no Last Week Tonight this week, so instead of posting an episode of Last Week Tonight tonight about last week, here’s an episode of That Was the Week That Was. Tonight’s That Was the Week That Was isn’t from tonight, however, it’s from April 20, 1963, a night that hasn’t been “tonight” for many, many weeks. Show More Summary

Someone Turned Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Into a Surprisingly Beautiful Folk Song

Music makes us feel nostalgic for days long gone. “Teenage Dream” makes us yearn for our first loves. “Harlem Shake” takes us back to a time that we all regret. And “One Time” reminds us of when we all thought Justin Bieber was just a harmless Canadian boy. Show More Summary

Attention, Handmaid’s Tale Fans: The First Teaser for Netflix’s Adaptation of Alias Grace Is Finally Here

The first teaser for Netflix’s adaptation of Alias Grace is making a strong appeal to fans of the book by using words lifted directly from Margaret Atwood’s novel, a fictional account of the real-life accused murderess Grace Marks. “I think of all the things that have been written about me,” says Marks (Sarah Gordon) in a voiceover. Show More Summary

Girls Trip’s Box-Office Success Should Give Its Stars the Overdue Opportunities They Deserve

This past weekend was a great one at the box office for new, non-franchise releases—well, some of them, anyway. Christopher Nolan’s stunningly shot World War II epic Dunkirk debuted on top with an unexpected $50.5 million, while Malcolm D. Show More Summary

Linkin Park on Chester Bennington’s Death: “Each of Our Lives Was Made Better by You”

Linkin Park has issued a statement following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington last week at age 41 in what has been confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner as a suicide. “Dear Chester, our hearts are broken,” the band wrote on their website. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones’  Latest Sadistic Villain Arrives on the High Seas

In this recap of the second episode of season 7, Slate critics discuss how Daenerys is growing up, Arya's reunion with a few old friends, and the nasty nautical battle led by the latest sadistic villain in the series. This is a TV Club series that’s just for Slate Plus members. Show More Summary

Sonequa Martin-Green’s Discovery Character Is Spock’s Sister, and Other Star Trek News Out of Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con has been a regular treasure trove of information about Star Trek: Discovery, CBS’ 15-episode Star Trek series that will air in September, with casting announcements, character revelations, and even a new trailer.Show More Summary

Hey, Elizabeth Warren, We Heard You Like Ballers, So We Recapped the Season Premiere for You

Sunday night saw the highly-anticipated season three premiere of Ballers, HBO’s R-rated comedy set in the world of professional sports. Or, more accurately, Sunday night saw the narrowly-anticipated season three premiere of Ballers. The series has exactly one famous fan, but she’s a very famous and very enthusiastic fan: Senator Elizabeth Warren. Show More Summary

On Game of Thrones, Dany’s War Council Proved You Don’t Need a Penis to Run Westeros

Did you notice something unusual about Daenerys Targaryen’s first major war council since touching down in Dragonstone in Game of Thrones’ “Stormborn?” Girls! We run this mother (yeah). As Dany is gearing up for her takeover of Westeros, she’s marshalling her armies, and nearly all of them are run by women. Show More Summary

The Producers of HBO’s Confederate Respond to the Backlash and Explain Why They Wanted to Tell This Story

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are no strangers to controversy, be it serious (questions about the show’s handling of sexual violence) or trivial (Ed Sheeran cameos). Show More Summary

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