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Recent articles by Patrick:

The West Wing reunion special breathes exciting new life into a classic episode

Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, and the rest of the West Wing cast reunited to perform "Hartsfield Landing" as part of HBO Max's impressive A West Wing Special To Benefit When We All Vote → Read More

Notes on a Scandal: The evolution from The West Wing to House Of Cards… to Trump?

With HBO Max's West Wing reunion launching, we take a look at how we got from the idyllic NBC drama to Scandal to House Of Cards to Trump → Read More

Let's revisit the train wreck that was the 1989 Academy Awards

From Snow White and Rob Lowe's opening number to 19 "stars of tomorrow" singing and dancing to the point of exhaustion, the 1989 Oscars was memorable for all the wrong reasons → Read More

What’s your favorite Eddie Van Halen memory?

The A.V. Club staff offers a few of our favorites, like "Hot For Teacher," "Pound Cake," "Donut City," and "Beat it." → Read More

Remembering that time Eddie Van Halen ghostwrote Michael Jackson's "Beat It"

“I literally thought to myself, ‘Who is possibly going to know if I play on this kid’s record?’" Eddie Van Halen—who died Tuesday at the age of 65 after battling cancer—said in 2015 of helping write Michael Jackson's "Beat It" → Read More

John Slattery has concerns about what’s Next

Also: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with HBO's new documentary Siempre, Luis, about Luis A. Miranda Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda's similarly trailblazing father. → Read More

Emails reveal Dr. Fauci believes "our society is really totally nuts" for thinking he's hot

In emails obtained by a Freedom of Information Act, Dr. Fauci tells someone that "our society is really totally nuts" for thinking he, Andrew Cuomo, and Chris Cuomo are hot after #FauciFever and #CuomoCrush trend on Twitter → Read More

Jane Fonda is working out with Shaq over Zoom to get you to vote

Jane Fonda, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Kerry Washington, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Ken Jeong, and Shaq channel Fonda's 80s workout videos to get out the vote → Read More

HBO Max's West Wing reunion special casts Sterling K. Brown as Leo

Sterling K. Brown will read the role of Leo McGarry in HBO Max's upcoming West Wing reunion special. The role was played by actor John Specer on the NBC series until his death in 2005. → Read More

Scientists to eviscerate Trump in COVID doc Totally Under Control: "The truth will make you sick"

Oscar-winner Alex Gibney "secretly" recorded scientists and health officials for months, documenting Trump administration's "bullshit" response to the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

5 new releases we love: Westside Gunn’s victory party, Dolly Parton’s holiday, and more

Plus, new music from Shamir, Fitz And The Tantrums, Joji—and Dolly Parton's here to get you ready for the holidays. → Read More

Charlie Carver on filming The Batman through COVID-19 and finding gay family in Boys In The Band

Former Teen Wolf and Desperate Housewives star Charlie Carver guests on The A.V. Club's podcast Push The Envelope to talk Netflix's Ratched and The Boys In The Band as well as filming The Batman with Robert Pattinson amid coronavirus delays → Read More

Former reality TV host tests positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19, it was announced early Friday morning. The former Apprentice host has been a vocal downplayer of the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

The Trump-Biden debate was worse than Fantastic Four, says Fantastic Four writer

The Presidential Debate was criticized after moderator Chris Wallace failed to keep Joe Biden and Donald Trump from devolving into a screaming match. Afterward, Fantastic Four co-writer Jeremy Slater took to Twitter to compare it to his ill-received film → Read More

Have mercy: Peacock's Saved By The Bell reboot gets a premiere date

Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Tiffani Thiessen will all reprise their roles on Peacock's Saved By The Bell reboot, which premieres just in time for Thanksgiving → Read More

Apocalypse now: Armageddon and Deep Impact to hit Showtime's library on same day

Here's everything coming to Showtime's on-demand library in October 2020 → Read More

Drew Barrymore and Tom Green's reunion was delightfully odd

Fifteen years after last seeing each other, Tom Green guests on his ex-wife's talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, to promote his new podcast → Read More

As a rule, you shouldn't do pushups at a funeral. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg's trainer is allowed

As documented in the 2018 documentary RBG, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg loved working out with trainer Bryant Johnson. While visiting the late Justice's casket on Friday, the trainer dropped and gave her three pushups → Read More

Nicole Byer wants to know why Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings movies are "Just. So. Long."

"If I thought Star Wars was long, Lord Of The Rings said, ‘Hold my beer,’” Nicole Byer, the host of Netflix's Nailed It says on the latest episode of The A.V. Club's new podcast Push The Envelope → Read More

Netflix’s Boys In The Band isn't as claustrophobic as the original, but still packs a punch

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, and more star in Netflix's remake of 1970's groundbreaking piece of gay cinema, Boys In the Band → Read More