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

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Get Schwifty

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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 round, Jerrod Carmichael and Patrick Stewart premiere radically different comedies, while AMC angles for world domination with its latest series. 
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‘Hannibal’ Might Be Ending Just as It’s Reaching New Heights

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If Community has taught us anything, it’s that the show’s not over until the fat lady’s contract has run out and she’s confirmed it to a minimum of three separate news outlets. Still, the prognosis for Hannibal is looking grim going into this Saturday’s season finale; two months after NBC announced its cancellation, the drama has yet to find a new home, and streaming go-tos Netflix and Amazon are already out of the running.
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“It Comes From Male Anxiety and Fear”: Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss on Female Madness and ‘Queen of Earth’

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If Queen of Earth has a keyword, it’s “claustrophobic.” The term came up again and again during Alex Ross Perry’s screening and discussion of his latest feature last night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, whether the writer-director was describing his numerous influences — FSLC Programming Director Dennis Lim called Ross Perry “one of the most film-literate filmmakers around,” and with good reason — or the plot of the film itself.
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“#BOOM”: A Deep Dive Into Nikki Finke’s Surprisingly Fun New Fiction Site

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When notorious (and somewhat mysterious) Hollywood journalist Nikki Finke debuted her latest venture earlier this month, the concept was immediately intriguing. After nearly two years away from Deadline Hollywood, the site she founded and left after an epic falling-out with owner Jay Penske, Finke was returning to media not with her signature brand of aggressive industry coverage, but with fiction — short stories written by Hollywood insiders, to be precise. The name? Hollywood Dementia.
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How This Year’s Hugo Awards Turned Into a Battle Over Race, Gender, and the Soul of Fandom

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This weekend marked the 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention, better known as WorldCon, and with it, the ceremony for the 2015 Hugo Awards, the prize that has recognized excellence in science fiction and fantasy since 1953. This year’s proceedings, however, were far more than a simple celebration of excellence in a genre. For those who haven’t been following the months-long controversy, headlines like “Diversity wins as the Sad Puppies lose” (or, on the opposing side, “SJWs Burn Down the Hugo Awards”) might seem incomprehensible. So we’ve put together a guide to what went down in Spokane, Washington, what it means for fandom as a whole, and what the hell sad puppies have to do with it.
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Sandy Passage

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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, SNL alumni take aim at a cult classic and David Simon brings his latest American epic to HBO.
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