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Reality shows, like war, can turn heroes into villains and villains into heroes. One day you’re a model soldier being considered for general, the next you’re going rogue and hiding out in the jungle. One day everybody hates you for being a loud alcoholic, then you get punched in the face and you're queen of the shore house. This week on RuPaul's Drag Race, Willam, heretofore the great villain of Season Four, dropped so many one-liners and rocked the challenges so hard that we couldn’t help but think she might be ready for a Purple Heart. Read More
The music that Grimes' Claire Boucher makes is not the kind you would associate with, say, a motorbike competition or a football game. The indie-pop-electronic artist layers her high-pitched, ethereal voice over airy, '80s-inspired synth beats to evoke something dreamlike, dancey, and not completely of this world. But sports arenas (very much rooted in this world) are where she and director Emily Kai Bock filmed the video for the song "Oblivion," off Grimes' third album, Visions. Read More
I miss Downton Abbey so much already. It's gonna be AGES before it comes back and I'm pretty much inconsolable. I want to feel as infinite as the final minutes of the Christmas special made me feel every moment of my stupid life. Is that too much to ask??? Am I flying too close to the sun?  Here are some songs Internet People wrote inspired by DT Abbs (wow I thought that would sound better than it did sorry.) I am listening to them on repeat as I slowly rock back and forth in my chair. Read More
  The much anticipated premiere of The Hunger Games is only three weeks away. I cannot wait! I've read all the books and I'm ready for this: body, mind, and soul.  Here is a brand new clip from the movie. Watch Katniss be a total badass.  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   YEAH!! Takes that, Game Makers! While we're on the topic, check out this Hunger Games parody of Lana del Rey's Video Games. Read More
As you are making your plans to celebrate Women’s History Month this March, make sure you tell all your friends that your Saturday nights are booked.  “Her Take,” a blend of remarkable films by women, will be presented every Saturday this March at 8 pm eastern time on the Documentary Channel (DOC).  In an industry that is so often not unkind to women filmmakers, it is beyond beautiful that he Documentary channel is taking the month to celebrate five women and their brilliant films. Read More
  When Congress held that panel on birth control a few weeks ago and invited "women's health experts" who happened to be only conservative men, we were wondering what was wrong with that picture. But now, we have this hilarious video to explain things so we won't have to worry our pretty little heads anymore! As Nick Offerman (who plays Ron Swanson on Parks & Rec) puts it, "Late-middle-aged men know the most about everything. Read More
  Sherlock Holmes was only half right when he fondly proclaimed, “Good old Watson. You are the one fixed point in a changing age.” We are indeed in a changing age, Holmes, but “good old Watson” is changing right along with it. From Basil Rathbone’s iconic 14-film series and the Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law blockbusters to popular television shows House and BBC’s Sherlock, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s chronicles of the mystery-solving duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Read More
Fake game shows were the name of the, yes, game, on this week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. For the mini challenge, Ru invented a four-round test of endurance called—wait for it—Beat the Cock. I will render its brilliance in detail for you here so that you may recreate it at home, because you are definitely, definitely going to want to play. The first round was essentially Pin the Tail on the Donkey, only the tail was a paper chicken and the donkey was a giant photo of Ru’s face. Read More
In case y’all Liz Lemon-lovers haven’t been keepin’ up with your Twitter feed, we should explain that 30 Rock has been receiving a helluva lot of flack this season. The critics say that Liz is more frazzled and mean; has become infantile and has an unhealthy father-daughter relationship with Jack; is turning into Homer Simpson; is too much of a bitch to her writers; is an idiot; is just not quirky enough. Perhaps you agree with these gripes, but when I came across the vitriol, I was pretty surprised. Read More
We're a month away from season 5 of AMC's runaway hit Mad Men. After an insufferably long break, I think we're all a little rusty on the tangled, sexy web our friends at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce have been weaving. Fortunately, we found a handy graphic that maps out all the affairs, flirtations, and well I guess old-fashioned committed sex that made us love this show so much. Read More