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  • Here Are The Times When Celebrities Crashed Regular People's Parties (In Other Words, Lots Of Bill Murray)

    January 1, 1970 12:00 AM 202

    The celebrities are on the loose! Formerly the most elusive members of humanity, content to only go to places you could never ever afford, the celebrity class has recently migrated to a strange new habitat: your bachelor parties, weddings and dinner parties. (Is it because their ecosystem is threatened? Or because their favorite five-star restaurant

  • Here's Your 2014 Netflix Bucket List

    January 1, 1970 12:00 AM 215

    You've had all of 2014 to do what you resolved to do last year: catch up with old friends, cook more, read more, do more yoga, experience more "culture," and become your Best Self in every conceivable way. The good news: You still have time to squeak out a few eleventh hour accomplishments without breaking a sweat. That means you'll write those holiday

  • There Is Now A Russian Version Of 'It's Always Sunny'

    January 1, 1970 12:00 AM 218

    "There you have the kitchen as the last gasp of the old gender identity," Thompson says. "June Cleaver is the remnant of the old female world order. The kitchen was where June would talk to the kids in her somewhat oblivious way. But it was in Ward's den where the episode would always end, and the children would receive the male wisdom. It was a very gendered

  • The Electric New Novel In Our Mad and Furious City Paints a Must-Read Portrait of London

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 127

    Novels that display a command of a particular voice as their most distinct feature can often fail by the same token, feeling like mere ventriloquism. This is decidedly not the case with Guy Gunaratne’s brilliant and inventive debut In Our Mad and Furious City, which uses a chorus of distinct voices from within London’s “council estates” (public housing)

  • Too Funny to Fail: TV That Was Too Funny for Its Time

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 149

    When he left Saturday Night Live in 1993, Dana Carvey was at the top of the entertainment industry. His new sketch-comedy show on ABC would be bolstered by rising talents like Louis CK, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. What could go wrong? Everything, obviously. Hulu's new documentary Too Funny to Fail examines the almost instantaneous collapse of The Dana Carvey

  • Pattinson Packs a Punch In Good Time

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 160

    In the early minutes of Josh and Benny Safdie's Good Time, we meet Nick Nikas (Benny Safdie), a sullen young man who clearly suffers from some kind of intellectual disability, as he's being quizzed by a kindly mental-health practitioner. Nick wears a hearing aid. His words come slowly--his pillowy lips can barely form them--and his eyes seem shut off from the world

  • Review: Spinster by Kate Bolick

    November 30, 0002 12:00 AM 220

    In 1892, Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a famous speech called “The Solitude of Self.” At 77, Stanton was retiring as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She declared, “No matter how women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone.” Equal