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Past articles by B.:

The Axe Files, On The Media, and The Run-Up try to make sense of the election

Plus: W. Kamau Bell talks sex with his mom, and How Did This Get Made? dissects the cult Nicolas Cage film Vampire’s Kiss. → Read More

Podmass gets spooky this week, from paranormal activity to Trump’s psyche

Also: The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith visits Mike Sacks, Blank Check professes its love for Tom Cruise, and Marina Abramović sits down with Note To Self. → Read More

Samantha Bee joins Katie Couric for a frank and unapologetic conversation

99% Invisible McMansion Hell “We devised this culture where we think about selling our houses before we ever spend a night in them,” says Kate Wagner, an architecture critic and creator of the popular blog McMansion Hell. With this quote, Wagner sums up why McMansions—those large, ostentatious symbols of the suburban upper-crust—are more than just a gaudy expenditure. The episode begins with the… → Read More

Apple wants to take over your home

A pair of demonstrations reveal Apple’s strategy to literally be installed into the foundation of your new home. → Read More

Newsflash: When millennials can’t watch a show, they don’t watch a show

Millennials are increasingly giving up on TV shows when they become difficult to access, even if they’ve already invested heavily in watching previous seasons. That’s the finding of a recent survey conducted by TiVo, which discovered that this demographic frequently abandons programs—regardless of w → Read More

RZA launches menswear line, crashes his record deal with Azealia Banks

According to Pitchfork, Wu-Tang founding member and media multi-hyphenate RZA is launching a new menswear clothing line, 36 Chambers. Collaborating with marketer Mustafa Shaikh, the line promises a wardrobe for those looking to embody “hip-hop, Chinese culture, and high fashion.” The venture will be → Read More

Baroque and prog rock collide in Doctor Strange’s exit music

Marvel has just released the end-credits track for Doctor Strange, which was composed Michael Giacchino. → Read More

OITNB’s Brad William Henke to lead a gang of orcs for Netflix

Orange Is The New Black’s Brad William Henke has been cast in Netflix’s Bright,. Henke is the latest addition to the project, joining Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, and Lucy Fry. → Read More

Apple scraps iPlans to build its own iCar

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has scaled back its plans for developing a self-driving car. Codenamed Project Titan, the company’s push to enter the car market goes back to 2014. Apple has amassed a dedicated facility, assembled over 1,000 employees to the project, and even recruited the leadersh → Read More

Ron Swanson expert Nick Offerman knows who the character wouldn’t vote for

We’ve reached the back-half of October, which means that even in an ordinary election season, we’d be milling out of the proverbial stands, ready to be done with all of this campaign nonsense. But we’re not in an ordinary election season: We’re trapped in a genital-groping, spray-tanned fugue state, → Read More

Robin Williams’ bike collection is being auctioned for charity

It’s been over two years since Robin Williams died, a passing that robbed us of not merely a comedic titan, but a genuinely warm human being who dug deep to share humor, pathos, humility, and quiet compassion. But thanks to his family, his legacy of giving is living on through a special charity auct → Read More

Mae Whitman struggles to be heard in the Operator trailer

In contrast with Spike Jonze’s Her, Operator AI voice-story seems more grounded in today’s growing relationship with artificial intelligence, asking questions about digital fixation. → Read More

Alex Trebek phrases his answer for nerdcore in the form of a cruel diss

Some of Alex Trebek’s contestant interactions are notably poor. Case in point was last night’s episode, when Trebek attempted to chat up Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Bowie, Maryland. → Read More

Oh, Hello On Broadway opens by serving Alan Alda too much tuna

Monday the curtain came up Oh, Hello On Broadway, and the stars celebrated their debut by praise-heckling V.I.P. guest Alan Alda, before inviting him on stage to enjoy a simple seafood meal. → Read More

Kevin Feige puts a stake through the heart of those Blade reboot rumors

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Underworld producers had expressed interest in a Blade crossover, while negating hopes that Blade would be returning anytime soon. → Read More

Following fiery fiasco, Samsung halts production of the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung is ceasing sales and production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone today, following an embarrassing and unsuccessful recall of the product. → Read More

Black Girl Nerds dissects Netflix’s Luke Cage

Plus: 2 Dope Queens on what to do if police pull you over, Lin-Manuel Miranda pays David Axelrod a visit, and Mindy Kaling on the tired idea of having to be miserable to make comedy. → Read More

Marvel’s dusting off Blade to hunt more vampires, but not the ones from Underworld

According to /Film, Kate Beckinsale was recently asked if there were plans to ever intersect the Underworld franchise with Blade. While that’s exactly the kind of left-field question you’re at risk for being asked when participating in the New York Comic Con panel for Underworld: Blood Wars, her ans → Read More

Reality remains alternative in season 2 trailer for The Man In The High Castle

As a projector sparks to life and Marilyn Monroe naughtily croons Happy Birthday to “Mein Führer,” we’re immediately reminded of the high, very peculiar stakes that were set in season one. → Read More

Archer’s going back in time for season eight

Season eight of the animated espionage show will take place in a 1947 dreamland. → Read More