1. music
    The Dirt Offers a Sanitized History of Mötley CrüeThe Dirt is, surprisingly, not that dirty.
  2. scams
    Dan Mallory, Who Once Faked Being British, Nominated for British Book AwardThe cancer-faking author landed on the very real short-list.
  3. renewals
    The Conners Will Return for a Second Season on ABCReady for more Roseanne-free Roseanne?
  4. the streaming wars
    Apple’s TV Event: What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Its Streaming PlatformThe tech giant is making a billion-dollar bet to turn itself into a major player in the TV industry. Will it work?
  5. party report
    Midsommar Will Be ‘a Wizard of Oz for Perverts,’ Says Director Ari Aster“It’s less overtly a horror movie, but it’s still working in that same space. It’s very macabre. But people shouldn’t go in expecting Hereditary.”
  6. follow friday
    Kelley Quinn Needs to Be on the L Word RebootTalking tweets with the Brooklyn-based comedian.
  7. burning questions
    A Conversation With a Quantum Physicist About The OA: Part IICould we really hop between multiple dimensions using the power of dance? Can trees really talk? Could I live in a mirror?
  8. the week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Chief Keef Teams Up With Zaytoven, Quelle Chris InnovatesFeaturing Detroit innovation, coming-of-age meditations, and more.
  9. netflix
    Ryan Murphy’s Ben Platt Netflix Show The Politician Will Premiere in SeptemberMeet Payton Hobart, aspiring president.
  10. movie review
    Us Doesn’t Live Up to Get Out, But It Shows the Promise of Jordan PeeleThe director’s second feature isn’t as trim or impish in its satire as his marvelous debut, but it’s the most inspiring kind of miss.
  11. songs of the week
    The Best New Songs of the Week: Lizzo, the Cranberries, Flume, and MoreClub anthems, snarling post-punk, classic grunge bands, and more music you need to hear.
  12. song review
    Tame Impala Is More Subdued Than Ever on New Song ‘Patience’It might make you think about the passage of the time … and also maybe yachts.
  13. chat room
    The Youngest Star of Us on the Bad Advice He Got From Winston DukeCan someone cast this kid in Black Panther 2?
  14. party report
    Here Is a Photo of Glenn Close Dressed As a Sheep at Paul Schrader’s Christmas“She just showed up dressed as a sheep.”
  15. this week in late night
    The Trolls of Late NightFrom John Oliver’s segment on public shaming to Devin Nunes’s cow, internet trolling had a big role on late night this week.
  16. roll clip!
    The Birds in Netflix’s New Nature Doc Are Some Big Ole FreaksTickle my face with your tail feather so I know it’s real.
  17. overnights
    The OA: Part II Recap: The Prophet of the ValleyAs always, The OA is on a long, sprawling journey that will end in either deliverance or more madness.
  18. movie review
    Ash Is Purest White Is an Unrequited Love Story Set in China’s 2000sJia Zhangke’s latest portrait of recent Chinese history is a long, strange, lovelorn trip — maybe a little too long.
  19. spring preview
    Spring Horror Preview: Us, Erotic Cellist Thrills, and More We Can’t Wait to SeeTurn off the lights and let Church the cat be your guide to terror.
  20. overnights
    The OA: Part II Premiere Recap: Investigation DiscoveryThe unapologetically strange Netflix series returns wrapped in a detective story that quickly opens a wormhole into a much larger conspiracy.
  21. last night on late night
    Trevor Noah Doesn’t Understand America’s Timetable for Addressing Tragedies“In America, whenever people want to fix a problem, it seems like it’s never the right time.”
  22. my single is dropping
    Listen: Tame Impala Releases First New Music in 4 Years“Patience” is the name of the track and the virtue Kevin Parker tested in all of us.
  23. 2020 election
    Beto O’Rourke Vows to Reunite This Country and Also the Mars Volta“That group is one of the most talented collections of individuals and I’m really proud that they’re from El Paso.”
  24. overnights
    Grey’s Anatomy Recap: Blue Light SpecialDeLuca is still processing what happened with his father last week. Apparently, he’s not great at processing.
  25. sliding doors
    How 9/11 Killed the Forrest Gump SequelWe were deprived Forrest riding in OJ’s Bronco and dancing with Princess Di.
  26. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Make Season 11 Great AgainDrag Race gives its standard lip-sync musical challenge the Trump treatment, and it is truly bizarre.
  27. today in pandering
    Even Courteney Cox Knows Monica Couldn’t Afford her Friends Apartment in 2019“The One Where My Rent Went Up $12,000.”
  28. movie magic
    Julianne Moore Allegedly Wanted to Wear a Fat Suit in Can You Ever Forgive Me?Can you ever forgive Moore for wanting to go full Klump?
  29. overnights
    Star Trek: Discovery Recap: MousetrapIf The Red Angel must be caught, and it only appears when Burnham’s life is endangered … well, you see where this is going.
  30. theater review
    Theater Review: A Temptations Bio-Musical and What Coulda BeenAin’t Too Proud: unbeatable songs and not much drama.
  31. the industry
    A Tom Ripley Series Is Coming to TV to Cure Our Insatiable Lust for ScammingPatricia Highsmith’s sociopathic charmer will feel right at home in the Golden Age of Television.
  32. lawsuits
    A Twitter User Is Suing FuckJerry for Copyright InfringementIt appears to be the first case of its kind against the Instagram account.
  33. abuse
    Jenny Lewis Talks ‘F*cked-up’ Ryan Adams Allegations“I hate that he’s on this album, but you can’t rewrite how things went.”
  34. relationship status
    Lady Gaga Has Been ‘Spending Time With’ Jeremy Renner, Whatever That MeansAre they off the deep end? Will they dive in?
  35. movies
    The Story of Hands Across America, the Failed Fundraiser in Jordan Peele’s UsHow a sweaty attempt at ’80s activism made its way into a horror movie.
  36. true crime podcasts
    This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Going Deeper on Netflix’s The KeepersPlus, In the Dark goes to the Supreme Court.
  37. archives
    Conan O’Brien Is a Damn TeaseTeam Coco is releasing the Late Night archives in phases instead of all at once.
  38. trailer mix
    Welcome Back to F*cking Deadwood; the Movie Trailer Is HereSaddle up.
  39. game of thrones
    Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Facing Two Aneurysms and Brain Surgery“I was often so woozy, so weak, that I thought I was going to die.”
  40. underrated
    Why Aparna Nancherla Loves Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth SalarymanIt’s a food show, it’s a travel show, and it’s a truly unhinged comedy.
  41. trailer mix
    Comedy Central’s The New Negroes Debuts Next MonthHannibal Buress, Chris Redd, Sasheer Zamata, and more show up throughout the season.
  42. cuckolds
    In Praise of Jason Clarke, Hollywood’s Go-to CuckoldThe Australian actor has carved out a healthy sideline playing some of the most disappointing husbands in contemporary cinema.
  43. endings
    Say Goodbye to Those Wigs, Schitt’s Creek Will End With a Sixth and Final Season“Concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning.”
  44. last night on late night
    Busy Philipps Does a Perfectly Husky Elizabeth Holmes VoiceHolmes mania shows no signs of slowing down.
  45. a long talk
    The Big, Queer Universe of Gregg ArakiThe filmmaker on Now Apocalypse, writing through the AIDS crisis and Trump era, and gay-baiting on Riverdale.
  46. chat room
    Michael Sheen Didn’t Actually Name His Penis After Christine BaranskiThe Welsh actor on The Good Fight, playing a Roy Cohn–esque lawyer, and what he told “poor Christine” about that Twitter joke.
  47. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Conan O’Brien Chats With Michelle ObamaOur guide to the best comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  48. spring preview
    Spring Books Preview: Fiction We Can’t Wait to Read by Sally Rooney and OthersSubtle dystopias, #MeToo meditations, a mysterious vanishing, and just Normal People.
  49. trailer mix
    Watch the Exquisite Trailer for A24’s The Last Black Man in San FranciscoSee it in theaters June 14.
  50. one grand books
    Thomas Keller’s 10 Favorite BooksGeorge Orwell, Julia Child, and more.
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