Alison Herman

Editorial Assistant

Alison Herman spends almost as much time on Netflix as she does on HBOGo. A California transplant, she currently studies history at Columbia University. Her writing has also appeared in Eater, First We Feast, and The Eye magazine.

Features

Awesome, Retro Video-Game GIFs of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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As detailed and vibrant as the set-pieces of Mad Max: Fury Road were on-screen, they look surprisingly good rendered as GIFs that look more like screenshots from a 1990s PC game than a 2015 blockbuster film. Illustrator Evgeniy Yudin and animator Misha Petrick have rendered seven of Mad Max‘s distinctive vehicles in motion, complete with pixelated versions of Immortan Joe, Nux, and Max himself. Click through for the duo’s full repertoire thus far; according to their Behance page, there’s at least three more on the way.
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Donald Trump’s Unearthed Rape Accusation Is a Sobering Reminder of the Person Beneath the Punchline

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It’s an average Tuesday, which means that once again, a prominent Republican figure — or in this case, his lawyer — has said something profoundly ignorant about rape. Yesterday, The Daily Beast revisited a disturbing passage in Harry Hurt III’s 1993 Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, one that’s newly relevant given Trump’s presidential campaign, his bigoted remarks on Mexican immigrants, and the recent, long-overdue scrutiny of powerful men accused of sexual assault.
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The Key & Peele Characters We’ll Miss the Most

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Though Key & Peele is less driven by recurring bits and characters than other major sketch shows, the series’ impending finale will still take some memorable roles off the airwaves for good. Since Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have announced this season of their Comedy Central series will be its last, we’ve rounded up the denizens of Key & Peele‘s wild, weird world we’ll sorely miss. Click through for the full list, from political figures to feminist evangelists.
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‘Poldark’ Recap: Part 6

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Last week’s installment may have been dark, but Poldark’s penultimate episode only accelerates its characters’ downward trajectory—to the point where the hero not drunkenly gambling away his fortune served as the emotional high point. Death, marital discord, and risky business ventures abound this week, each one only exacerbating the other.
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Best Desk Lunch Ever

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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 time, Stephen Colbert sits down with his audience and Ann Coulter pops up in unlikely places.
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Creepy, Intricate Dioramas of Libraries and Laboratories

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Marc Giai-Miniet‘s series of dioramas have the feel of a Tim Burton set; as sinister as they are whimsical, the artist’s “boxes” pile books, debris, and machinery on top of each other to create tiny replicas of imaginary buildings. The results look like a collision between the Hogwarts library and a mad scientist’s lab, crammed with details a viewer could spend hours scoping out. Click through for a closer look at Giai-Miniet’s work, which we discovered via Design You Trust.
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The 30 Essential Comedy Podcasts

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Professor Blastoff, the beloved, long-running podcast from Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger, released its final episode this week. In loving memory, we’ve compiled the best of podcasting’s most prolific — and most crowded — subgenre: comedy.
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