8 days ago | Film and TV
During "Compliments," a first-season sketch on Inside Amy Schumer, a group of female friends respond to every bit of praise with a verbal self-maiming: "I tried to look like Kate Hudson but ended up looking like a golden retriever's dingleberry," ...
15 days ago | Film and TV
Blues legend Bessie Smith was arguably America's most powerful black woman during her heyday in the 1920s and '30s. Her reign wasn't just based on being the highest-paid African-American entertainer of her generation but, according to the new HBO ...
1 month ago
Author J.K. Rowling's rags-to-riches biography is arguably better known than her most famous creation, Harry Potter. As the oft-repeated origin story goes, Rowling was a single mother making ends meet, aided by government assistance, while she was...
1 month ago | Film and TV
No show wears its love for language and land more proudly than FX's Justified, which ends its six-year run on April 14. Based on a novella by Elmore Leonard and starring squinty sex symbol Timothy Olyphant, the hillbilly noir never received the cr...
Clueless rich guy Tom Perkins rightly became the laughingstock of the Internet after comparing America's "war on 1-percenters" to the Nazi Kristallnacht. However detestably fatuous Perkins is, he'd make a fascinating fictional character, perhaps...
2 months ago | Film and TV
It may be hard to remember now, but there once was a time when Daenerys was the most exciting character on Game of Thrones. Played by Emilia Clarke, the exiled royal best embodied the HBO drama's paradoxical appeal: its mix of historical authentic...