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Past articles by Yohana:

‘Mindhunter’ Is Officially Dead; Long Live ‘Mindhunter’

David Fincher is closing the door on his perfect true-crime series, one of Netflix’s best offerings. → Read More

'Swarm': Donald Glover’s Beyoncé-Inspired New Series Has Notes of Don Draper and Murder

Co-creators Donald Glover and Janine Nabers, plus star Dominique Fishbeck get candid about the wild new series that is “a sister to Atlanta.” → Read More

Wanda Sykes Makes ‘Daily Show’ Host Debut With Tribute to Monterey Park Victims

The comedian, filling in for the week as execs looks for a replacement for Trevor Noah, acknowledged the victims of the nation’s latest mass shooting tragedy. → Read More

Michelle Yeoh Celebrated Her Watershed Moment at the NBR Gala

“I am so incredibly proud,” the ‘Everything Everywhere All’ at Once star said in her tearful best-actress acceptance speech. The night’s other honorees included Steven Spielberg, Janelle Monáe, and more. → Read More

Angela Bassett Is Still Enjoying the Black Panther Oscar Buzz

“It’s been 30 years since I’ve been in that space,” Bassett says on this week’s Little Gold Men podcast. “It’s just indicative of the work that you’ve put in.” → Read More

I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Remembering Whitney Houston’s Major Oprah Comeback

Let’s take a look at the true story of “the most anticipated music interview of the decade,” according to Oprah Winfrey herself. → Read More

Babylon: Let’s Talk About That Wild Ending

Spoilers ahead! Damien Chazelle’s ode to Hollywood takes some unbelievable twists and turns. Here's what's up with the most divisive movie ending of the year. → Read More

Clive Davis Still Watches The Bodyguard When He Misses Whitney Houston

The legendary producer talks about his relationship with the late superstar, and what he thinks of Naomi Ackie’s portrayal in I Wanna Dance With Somebody. → Read More

The TikTok Travelogues That Remind Everyone of Anthony Bourdain

Keep the Meter Running, hosted by comedian Kareem Rahma, is about New York City cab drivers and feels like a hyperlocal, hyperpersonal travel show. Meet the man behind the wheel of one of our favorite new series. → Read More

Noah Centineo’s New Netflix Role? A Lawyer for the CIA in ‘The Recruit’

He’s done with rom-coms for a while. Centineo, showrunner Alexi Hawley, and real-life inspiration Adam Ciralsky talk about the thrilling new series. → Read More

Baby, This Was Keke Palmer’s Year

From ‘Nope’ to that surprise ‘SNL’ pregnancy announcement, Palmer is the scene-stealer of the year. → Read More

Trevor Noah Says Goodbye to ‘The Daily Show’ With Nostalgic Tribute to America—And Black Women

With cameos from Oprah, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vice President Kamala Harris, and more. → Read More

‘Bones and All’ Star Taylor Russell on Working with Timothée Chalamet

The ‘Bones and All’ star on bonding with Timothée Chalamet, gorging on maraschino cherries, and crying in Rome. → Read More

Brandy, the Best Cinderella, Will Reprise Her Iconic Role

Impossible(!) things are happening every day. → Read More

Becoming Whitney Houston: Naomi Ackie on Playing a Legend

The British star of ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ talks about the road from ‘Star Wars’ to the greatest love of all. → Read More

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Why That Unforgettable Cameo Had To Happen

Spoilers ahead! → Read More

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Only LGBTQ+ Moment Cut for Kuwait Release

Two other small but key moments were also cut from the film. → Read More

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Its Delicate Dance of Grief and Legacy

The Black Panther sequel’s exploration of grief pays stunning tribute to the late Boseman in a surprising way. (Spoilers ahead.) → Read More

‘Kindred’ First Look: Octavia Butler’s Sci-Fi Classic Gets the Prestige-TV Treatment

“This is a literary event,” says show creator Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. “It’s an American classic.” Watch an exclusive new trailer and see fresh stills of the FX series. → Read More

5 Radical Films to Watch After ‘Is That Black Enough for You?!?’

Once you’ve dug into ‘Is That Black Enough for You?!?,’ here are a few under-the-radar 1960s and 1970s films to put on your watch list. → Read More