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‘Girls’ Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: “Female Author”

It’s about damn time Girls gave us a reason to root for Marnie. “Female Author” is enough to make us remember the show’s early days, when Marnie didn’t just have her life together—she had her life orders of magnitude more together than any of her friends. After months upon months of mortifying office parties and kitchen sink rim jobs, the put-together gallerist we once knew was all but forgotten. And then we got this episode, which sees Marnie make real, concrete, hopefully possibly lasting progress, personally and professionally. Who knew she had it in her—or more importantly, that the writers’ room would let her have it? … Read More

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New Documentary Alleges Church of Scientology Facilitated Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s Break-Up

PARK CITY, UT: High-ranking officials within the Church of Scientology facilitated the break-up between Tom Cruise, the organization’s best-known… Read More

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‘Girls’ Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: “Triggering”

Girls has proven before that while you can take the girl out of New York, you can’t take the raging narcissism out of the girl. Some of the series’ most memorable episodes have zeroed in on Hannah, and what happens when she leaves the Brooklyn bubble for her hometown (“The Return”) or her extended family (“Flo”). This time, of course, Hannah’s in for the long haul. But for now, “Triggering” is the latest in Girls’ most consistently entertaining subgenre of episode: abandoning all pretense of being about life in the city, and doubling down on the series’ true subject—the all-consuming, raging, and enraging self-absorption of its heroine. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Broad City’ Already Renewed, ‘Benched’ Already Canceled

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week: NBC picks up three new sitcoms, Broad City was renewed for a third season, and Amazon’s Bosch gets a premiere date. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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‘Girls’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: “Iowa”

The fourth season of Girls, like the first season of Girls, begins with Hannah Horvath’s parents taking her out to dinner. The contrast is as striking as it is intentional: the skeezy guy Hannah was then hooking up with is now her boyfriend; the unpaid internship that was then winding down (without a paying job in sight) is now an acceptance to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. And of course, this dinner is a celebration, not an abrupt announcement that Hannah’s financially on her own. … Read More

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‘Looking’ Season 2 Gets Gay Romance Right — But Is That Enough?

While perusing a certain gay “dating” app about a month ago, I stumbled upon a person who wrote on his profile, in response to the loaded question “What are you looking for?”: “Someone to get me off of this thing.” It made me remember how, once, when I broke it off with a person I’d met on one such app, he’d referred to it as a place, saying, “I don’t want to go back there.” … Read More

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‘Girls’ Season 4 Goes to the Writing Workshop, Gets Meta About Criticism (and Sexism)

In the first episode of the fourth season of Girls, which premieres Sunday (January 11), Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath suggests that the last four years have been a wash. Where she’s headed, she assures her parents, is more promising, or at the very least it’s a path that requires sticking to a plan. You don’t half-ass your way through the most storied MFA program in the world, after all. … Read More

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Jack Black and Producers Respond to Worries About Whether Their Terrorism-Themed HBO Comedy Could Cause an “Incident”

Variety reports that, after a Television Critics Association presentation of the upcoming HBO comedy The Brink, critics seemed eager — based on… Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Queer as Folk’ Reunion Planned, Netflix Sets Premiere Dates

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week: Brickleberry and Covert Affairs are canceled, Girls is renewed, and an upcoming Queer as Folk reunion.  … Read More

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