1. appropriation
    New Plagiarism Accusations Spark a Twitter Debate on ‘After’ PoemsAnother poet accused of theft — or is it just a centuries-old form of homage?
  2. box office
    Mortal Engines Slowly Grinds to a Halt, May Lose $100 Million at the Box OfficeThe big-budget steam punk fantasy film made only $7.5 million its opening weekend.
  3. overnights
    Dirty John Recap: Wigging OutAn episode tackling the hardest-to-swallow part of this story succeeds by showing how not all forgiveness is the same.
  4. overnights
    Escape at Dannemora Recap: Pipe SplittersMatt and Sweat’s breakout, and the pulse-pounding leadup to it, revive the flagging series just in time.
  5. christmas movies
    Bryan Cranston Stars As Santa and Evil Santa in Colbert’s Kid-Made Holiday FlickSanta’s here to deliver presents and kick ass, and he just finished his rounds early.
  6. anatomy of a scene
    How Ben Stiller Made Escape at Dannemora’s Heart-Pounding Prison BreakYes, Paul Dano really did squeeze into that claustrophobia-inducing pipe.
  7. overnights
    Counterpart Recap: Prime TimeThe season kicks into gear with an Emily-centric episode that delivers a twist that hits Howard like a wrecking ball.
  8. overnights
    Ray Donovan Recap: Circling the DrainA gloomy but resonant episode confirms that New York City has not been good to the Donovans.
  9. overnights
    Vanderpump Rules Recap: Old Hollywood ShamHow much more hate-able does DJ James Kennedy have to be before it stops being fun?
  10. #metoo
    OITNB’s Yael Stone Accuses Geoffrey Rush of Alleged Sexual MisconductThe Australian actress starred across from Rush in a 2010 production of The Diary of a Madman in Sydney.
  11. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Sightseeing in 18th-Century ScotlandBrianna and Roger arrive separately in the past, and would you believe things don’t go smoothly for them?
  12. last night on late night
    Voldemort and Elton John Reluctantly Stop by Theresa May’s SNL Christmas SpecialTried to kill Harry Potter, still polling better than the British Prime Minister.
  13. potus watch
    Donald Trump Is Back on His SNL Bullshit“Only defame & belittle!” he tweeted. “Collusion?”
  14. technology
    Look What You Made Taylor Swift Do: Use Facial-Recognition TechnologyFor stalker reasons.
  15. obits
    Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder, Dead at 34From a suspected drug overdose.
  16. the industry
    NCIS Actresses Support Michael Weatherly After His Sexual Harassment ClaimsHis Bull co-star, Eliza Dushku, was awarded $9.5 million due to his behavior.
  17. last night on late night
    SNL’s Dinner Party Descends Into Madness, Courtesy of … Weezer?Are you ride or die?
  18. tv review
    Springsteen on Broadway, Without the Hassle of BroadwayIf you couldn’t get a ticket to Bruce Springsteen’s Tony-winning show, this Netflix special is the next best thing.
  19. last night on late night
    Matt Damon’s Matthew McConaughey Impression Needs to Be Seen to Be BelievedMore like sublime, sublime, subline.
  20. last night on late night
    SNL Gives Us the Gift of a President Trump-Less WorldAll Hillary had to do was visit Wisconsin once.
  21. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Matt Damon’s Best and Worst SketchesThree cheers for the Westminster Daddy Show!
  22. yikes
    Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Show With Roses, Begs for ForgivenessThrow enough flowers at your problems and they’ll disappear, right? Right?
  23. daddies
    A Stunning Upset at SNL’s 85th Annual Westminster Daddy Show“For anyone just joining us: this is a dog show, but for daddies.”
  24. last night on late night
    Watch Angel, the Girlfriend in Every Boxing Movie, Find Out She’s PregnantTommy Ray Donovan loves his kids.
  25. last night on late night
    Here’s What Pete Davidson’s Brief SNL Appearance WasIncidentally, he’s back to blond.
  26. easter eggs
    How Into the Spider-Verse Honors Stan Lee“I’m going to miss him. We were friends, you know.”
  27. chosen family
    Chris Elliott Cried When Letterman Quit The Late Show“When he dies that’s going to be even more devastating.”
  28. tearjerkers
    Bask in the Warming Glow of Charles Barkley and True FriendshipCharles Barkley seems nice, and that’s good. It’s good that he’s nice.
  29. death and taxes
    Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie, But Her Accountants MightThe singer was charged with $16 million tax evasion in Spain.
  30. business partners
    A Complete Timeline of Cardi B and Offset’s Complicated RelationshipIt all comes down to love and hip-hop.
  31. crime log
    Disney Channel Actor Arrested and Fired for Plotting Sex With 13-Year-OldStoney Westmoreland had a prominent role on Andi Mack.
  32. phases
    John Mulaney Tried, Failed to Have a Goth Phase“I would buy bracelets at Urban Outfitters.”
  33. last night on late night
    Colbert Knows Who’s Royally Pissed About Trump Canceling His Press Holiday PartyRhymes with Schmox Schnews.
  34. where's the beef?
    Kanye Didn’t Appreciate Ariana Grande’s ‘Foolish’ Twitter Commentary About HimAnd now, Grande didn’t appreciate West’s words.
  35. peanuts
    No Pressure Charlie Brown: Peanuts and NASA Head to Apple to Get Kids Into Space“Into” as in interested in STEM, though eventually, yeah, some of those kids will literally leave the Earth’s atmosphere.
  36. sexual assault
    Weinstein Allegedly Claimed He Had Sex With Jennifer Lawrence During Assault“I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him,” the actress replied in a statement.
  37. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Premiere Recap: Faster Than a Speeding Death DropAll-Stars 4 charges out of the gate with the customary reads, a gag-worthy talent show, and multiple contenders for this season’s villainess.
  38. the industry
    NBC to Explore the Paranormal With TV Adaptation of The Black Tapes PodcastYou can probably go ahead and thank Homecoming for all your favorite unnerving podcasts becoming your favorite unnerving dramas.
  39. trailer mix
    Benedict Cumberbatch Is the Man Who Scammed a Nation in the Trailer for BrexitMeet Dominic Cummings.
  40. bob ross wishes
    Throw That Yule Log Away and Join Terry Crews for a Cozy Christmas Painting SeshA little background Bob Ross-ness for your holiday festivities.
  41. casting
    Benicio del Toro Will Play a Thieving Fox in Dora the Explorer MovieBut will he keep Swiper’s catchphrase?
  42. appreciations
    Save Detroiters, the Most Brilliantly Stupid Show on TVSeth Meyers loves Detroiters so much, he wrote this for us.
  43. odd stories
    Someone Make a TV Series About This Musical Playing to Empty Houses in NZLavish sets! Mysterious businessmen! Zero interest from the public!
  44. movie review
    Is Once Upon a Deadpool Even a Movie?The conceit — Ryan Reynolds kidnapping Fred Savage, then recounting the plot of Deadpool 2 — barely hangs together.
  45. year of scam
    The Story Behind the Heavy Metal Scammer Is Almost Better Than the Scam Itself“I’m not some fucking rich kid. All this is, is good money management.”
  46. casting
    Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan Will Play Lovers by the Sea in AmmoniteWe ship it!
  47. backstories
    How Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners Brought the Personification of Death to LifeBack in 1996, nobody knew how to capture death visually onscreen.
  48. injustices
    Megan Amram Will Not Be Silenced, Emmy AwardsShe’d like a word.
  49. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018Sentient plants, a telepathic key, obsessive-compulsive zombies and other avatars of our broken world.
  50. coming soon
    Banu Cennetoğlu Uploaded 12 Years of Her Digital Life Into a 128-Hour-Long FilmThe film shows everything, regardless of boredom or embarrassment: Separations, reunions, funerals, hospitals, openings, demonstrations, her divorce.
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