10 TV Events to Look Out for in November

After September and October’s slew of premieres, November is a bit of a weird month for TV. Late fall is a grab... Read More
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Happy Halloween! J.K. Rowling Wrote a New Thing: Links You Need to See

There are two things you, internet dweller, should know about today — unless you live exclusively on a series of Wiki sites. First, it’s Halloween, dummy! (Okay, if you’re outside of the U.S., you’re excused.) But, still, it’s Halloween! Look at this photo of a dog dressed up like Ira Glass. (He’s ready to bark and bark and bark until he’s a master barker, guys!) Also, check out this whole list of costumes that Vox uses to explain the news: … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: RIP Twisty

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round: Boardwalk goes out with a bang while Key & Peele try their hand at a PSA. … Read More

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Flavorwire Exclusive: Leaked Memo Details Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie, Other Political Thrillers Based on Real Events!

We’ve all had a good, hearty laugh over this idea of cinematic candy purveyor and accomplished public speaker Michael Bay helming a super-serious political thriller about your Fox News-watching great-aunt’s favorite political almost-scandal, Benghazi. But more than 24 hours have passed, and it seems that it isn’t a joke — in fact, thanks to a source deep inside Bay’s production company, Flavorwire has attained a secret memo detailing not only the Benghazi movie, but a whole slate of historical thrillers the director has in the works, in an attempt to drastically remake his image and filmography. … Read More

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10 Must-Read Books For November

Is it a drizzly November in your soul? Don’t worry, we feel it, too. Thankfully, November is a pretty great month for books — and especially, as it turns out, for books of essays. It’s also the launch of the awards season in literary publishing, so there are plenty of big-name novels and new discoveries to be had. Ever read Denis Johnson? Richard Ford? Meline Toumani? If not, then hopefully we can introduce… Read More

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10 Terrible American Remakes of Great Foreign Films

This week, the Criterion Collection unveiled a new Blu-ray edition of The Vanishing, George Sluizer’s critically acclaimed and bluntly effective 1988 Dutch thriller. But it’s also a film with a tainted legacy, as most American moviegoers are far more familiar with the inferior and ill-conceived 1993 remake, starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, and Sandra Bullock. Yes, it was another case of the disastrous American remake, and rest assured, for every Departed or Birdcage, there are three or four stinkers like these. … Read More

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Adorable Photos of Happy Dogs Riding in Cars

What makes Dogs in Cars such a perfect book is that it delivers on exactly what it promises: photos of dogs in cars. Captured by photographer Lara Jo Regan, Dogs in Cars features over 100 dogs — more than half of them rescues — being utterly adorable as they cruise around California in both modern and vintage cars. It’s impossible not to smile when you see a happy dog sticking his head out of a car window. This exclusive gallery from the book, which is out November 3, captures that feeling. … Read More

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10 Heavy Metal Horror Movies to Watch on Halloween

You don’t have to think for too long to discover the commonalities between heavy metal and Halloween. Evil, horror, blood, gore, and ugliness go hand-in-hand with the imagery often used by your favorite metal band. And even people who don’t listen to metal seem to love to dress up like a campy, C-grade ’80s hair metal band — or, for those with a bit more imagination, a member of Slipknot. But this year, Flavorwire encourages you to think beyond the stereotypical metal-themed Halloween revelry and dig deep into the darker psychological recesses of human existence.

To help you do this, we chatted with Mike McPhadden, author of Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear-and Eye-Ripping Big Scream Films Ever! We picked ten horror — or just plain psychologically disturbing films — from McPhadden’s book that, while not always “metal” in the strictest sense, spotilight religious and spiritual tropes that are often used within metal lyricism and imagery, with enough blood and gore splatter to make your Halloween evening a memorable – if not disturbing — one. … Read More

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‘Parenthood’ Season 6 Episode 6 Recap: “Too Big To Fail”

This week’s Parenthood felt like a game of catch-up with a simple strategy: keep it fucking real. I have a feeling it will be the only episode this season to not feature Zeek — the midpoint seems like a good spot to do this — since his health struggles are so integral to the season six plot. But by pausing his story for a second, other characters were able to work out their own personal problems. … Read More

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‘Scandal’ Season 4 Episode 6 Recap: “An Innocent Man”

Of the many things that make Scandal addictive, one that’s rarely discussed is its uniquely combustible blend of fantasy and reality. At one extreme, it’s a political drama that isn’t afraid to go deep into the nasty expediencies and ruthless optics-doctoring that most of us assume are essential to our federal government’s daily operations; at the other, it’s a utopian hallucination of a Republican administration that cares about issues like equal pay and gun control, where an ethnically diverse, largely female group of fixers can go head-to-head with not only POTUS but also the shadowy, top-secret assassin agency charged with protecting the nation’s security at any cost. The show is at its best when it brings its optimism and pessimism into direct conflict through individual relationships, as it did on last night’s “An Innocent Man.” … Read More

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