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Andrew Rannells Gets a Big-Time Judd Apatow Movie

Andrew Rannells is a face you certainly know, even if you haven’t quite learned the name yet—he plays Elijah,… Read More

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St. Vincent and Robotic Teenagers Perform “Teenage Talk” on ‘The Tonight Show’

St. Vincent’s “Teenage Talk,” which debuted on Girls, captured the dazed and melancholic stunted adulthood of the show’s characters far better than… Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Goodbye, ‘Kroll Show’

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 week, Kroll Show bids goodbye to PubLizity, Oh Hello, and the Gigolo House, while Looking goes out on a definitively quieter note. … Read More

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‘Girls’ Season 4 Finale Recap: “Home Birth”

We did it, people! We hit the Feminist Thinkpiece Singularity, in which Lena Dunham invoked the only name more reviled by a certain contingent than her own, and survived (mostly) unscathed. The phrase “this is your Lean In moment” was uttered on an episode of Girls and the universe did not implode. Also, a bunch of other stuff happened and Dunham ended a season on a different, and higher, note than the series’ first three outings, but that felt like an important place to start. … Read More

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‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’’ Writers Room Endures Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath

To no one’s surprise but to everyone’s chagrin, Lena Dunham’s Girls character Hannah Horvath has a new job—again—this time,… Read More

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“There Can Be Only One”: The ‘Highlander’ Theory of Pop Culture Death Matches

In 1986, Highlander, a seamy little B-picture featuring Sean Connery and a cast of unknowns in ’80s noir New York, was unleashed upon the world with this tagline: “There can be only one.” In the complicated mythos of Highlander — which would go on to spawn five sequels, a television series, novels, animated series, and a rumors of a reboot starting in 2008 — “there can be only one” referred to the fact that we lived in a world where there were Immortals, a special class of people who live forever unless a fellow Immortal beheads them. The last Immortal standing got all the power. … Read More

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‘Girls’ Season 4 Episode 9 Recap: “Daddy Issues”

Every once in a long, long while, Girls likes to put its characters in perspective. The show, and its viewership, is well aware how Hannah Horvath would fare in the real world, but her narcissism—and her friends’—is exceptional even by the standards of Girls’ exaggerated Brooklyn. Reminders of this usually come in the context of Hannah’s workplace, where she has no choice but to a) submit to somebody else’s rules or face the consequences and b) interact with other, much better-socialized human beings. See her disastrous Mike Birbiglia interview, or her ill-fated tenure at GQ‘s sponsored content wing. St. Justine’s, it turns out, is no exception. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Ilana and Alia

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, familiar faces pop up on Broad City, Empire, and The Mindy Project, plus Girls offers up a surprising revelation about one of its leads. … Read More

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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler on Going Solo, TV’s Golden Age, and the State of Political Music

Will Butler tends to be the person having the most fun at Arcade Fire shows, onstage or otherwise. To paraphrase another big Canadian band, he has a history of taking off his shirt. This guy’s joy over being near big sounds can radiate through an arena, which is evident by the mischievous look on his face when he pounds a spare snare or climbs the scaffolding. Butler bottles a bit of that energy through rockabilly, new wave, and hints of political discourse on his debut solo album, Policy, which is out today on Merge. … Read More

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‘Girls’ Season 4 Episode 8 Recap: “Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz”

Something’s up with Tad Horvath, and for most of this season, recappers’ money was on illness. Why was he so upset about Hannah being reluctant to leave Iowa? Why was he so insisting on his daughter doing whatever made her happiest? Why did he kinda-sweetly, kinda-creepily propose to run away with her? It was obvious Tad was projecting—there was something he wanted to run away from, too, some reason why he was so preoccupied with Hannah taking care of herself, no matter what her peers might think. This week, we found out why. Spoiler: it’s not cancer. … Read More

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