MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Rakesh Satyal

  1. personal essays
    I’m a Proud Gay Man. Beauty and the Beast Made Me Who I Am TodayWhen you feel trapped in a metaphorical castle, sometimes it’s your own capacity for magic that liberates you.
  2. close reads
    Grey’s Anatomy Is a Much Better Show Than It Gets Credit ForIt’s not only a victory for diverse representation on TV, but a vital work of narrative intricacy.
  3. movies
    The Watcher in the Woods Is a Generation’s Halloween NightmareScary Bette Davis.
  4. tv
    AHS: Coven Director Alfonso Gómez-Rejón“There’s a unique way of re-envisioning, redesigning, redefining what a witch looks like.”
  5. vulture precaps
    True Blood Primer: Where Things Stand Heading Into Season 7A handy reminder of what Sookie, Eric, Bill, and all your Bon Temps pals were up to when we last saw them.
  6. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Season Finale RecapBurrito Supreme? No, just a new witch-type Supreme.
  7. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: The Axeman BummethA major player becomes gator bait.
  8. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven RecapThe third-to-last Coven was in no way like a dried-up Hot Pocket.
  9. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: ***FlawlessTo the gypsy who remains — and is remains, amirite, Misty?
  10. American Horror Story: Coven Recap: Bees in the TrapPatti LuPone finally sings! Catatonically and depressingly, but we’ll take it.
  11. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: Someone Else, Say ‘Swamp Witch’Fiona: “less Samantha and more Endora with every day.”
  12. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: The Dead“Are you James Franco?”
  13. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: Someday My Mince Will ComeSéances and spirit boards.
  14. overnights
    American Horror Story Recap: This Girl Is on PyreThings are heating up. Literally.
  15. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: Old Hens, New TricksHappy Halloween, Fiona.
  16. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ WrongWe have found the Seven Wonders, and they are all in this show.
  17. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Recap: Fried ChicksLike we’re supposed to believe someone as fabulous as Jessica Lange would use the Marimba ringtone …
  18. overnights
    American Horror Story: Coven Premiere Recap: Schoolhouse WreckIf you thought that you’d be spared truly dark stuff after last season’s Asylum … you thought wrong.
  19. song of summer
    Twenty Years Later, Janet Jackson’s ‘If’ Is Still the Ultimate Song of SummerJanet and the infamous hand-bra album cover turned 20 this summer.
  20. postmortem
    True Blood Season Six Postmortem: Still Having a BallTrue Blood may have lost Alan Ball, but season six still delivers comforting blasts of gory goodness.
  21. vulture precaps
    Where We Are Entering Season 6 of True BloodIf you’ve been glamoured and can’t remember how Season 5 left off, read on.