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House of the Dragon never lets you forget the ways men objectify women

What are we supposed to do about Kanye now?

The messy, thrilling queer allegory in Interview with the Vampire

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Halloween: A complete guide to horror’s quirkiest, most erratic franchise

Alex Jones’s lies have cost him $965 million in a second Sandy Hook trial

The Try Guys have broken our brains

Adnan Syed is free — and it only took years of criminal justice reform

Here are 29 new movies to get excited about

House of the Dragon’s tense, awkward family reunion

Tár demands — and deserves — your full attention

Celeste Ng is back with a dark parable of America’s history of child removal

Triangle of Sadness might be the meanest film of the year. Its director is an optimist.

A new Supreme Court case could fundamentally change the internet

Angelina Jolie alleges Brad Pitt physically abused her and their children

Cheating scandals hit different right now

Every movie right now, from Amsterdam to Glass Onion, stars a million A-listers

House of the Dragon passes enmity from parents to children

Suddenly, every fictional character is a podcaster. Why aren’t they doing it right?

The Bros and cons of being a huge, gay Hollywood rom-com

Who built Marilyn Monroe?

Stop worrying about what happens if we let kids transition. Worry about what happens if we don’t.

What do true crime series like Dahmer owe the victims?

Pop culture loves gender war stories. They leave something out.

Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

The many scandals of Don’t Worry Darling, explained

House of the Dragon gives us a time jump, a season reset, and two horrible childbirths

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House of the Dragon and the Targaryen family, explained

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel reveals a period of turbulence and upheaval for Daenerys’s formidable family.

The buzziest fall movies have something in common

Who owns what in Big Media today

Inside Darren Aronofsky’s messy movie The Whale is something wise about religious trauma

How The Woman King confronts Africa’s role in the slave trade

Netflix’s Partner Track could have been a powerful examination of racism at work

House of the Dragon’s green dress signals a major series turning point

The racist backlash to The Little Mermaid and Lord of The Rings is exhausting and extremely predictable

Are weather apps lying? The truth is in the dew point.

In Ducks, Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant goes bleak and desolate

The queen’s funeral (plus what’s happening with the money and the corgis), explained

What the film Women Talking loses (and preserves) from the 2018 novel

Nona the Ninth features dogs, lesbians, necromantic battles, increasing levels of Catholicism