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Apr 13, 2012 2:51PM ET
Today we review two new sci-fi-ish thrillers, The Cabin in the Woods and Lockout.
Apr 13, 2012 1:43PM ET
The mistakes in Girls are only notable because the show gets so much about the city right, at least the version of the city known to a very particular subset of young New Yorkers.
Apr 13, 2012 1:40PM ET
'Tis the season, apparently. The season for sitting outside in the sun, for long brunches or lunches, and especially, for long, boozy brunches or lunches. The season for day-drinking!
Apr 13, 2012 12:40PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Duel of the Andrew Cuomo biographies, a call to leave Ralph Ellison alone, and science explains why books smell like books.
Apr 13, 2012 11:12AM ET
OK, that was some hot chicanery on American Idol last night, was it not? That was some straight up flimflammery, a scam and a cheat and an ol' run-around. That was a scheme faker than a Jennifer Lopez song. We've been had, America. Hoodwinked and bamboozled.
Apr 13, 2012 10:13AM ET
Beyoncé's very public intimate thank you to Michelle Obama, Michael Ovitz gets snubbed by an X17 captions writer, and Joss Whedon is still tinkering with The Avengers.
Apr 13, 2012 8:44AM ET
The state of Florida finally did what it should have done a month and a half ago and arrested George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Apr 12, 2012 7:47PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Apr 12, 2012 6:33PM ET
Today: Britney Spears is close to a big deal, Christian Slater stumbles again, and some Batman snaps.
Apr 12, 2012 5:58PM ET
The NFL still has a quarterback problem, Dwayne Wade no longer wants to be paid for lending America his prestige, and the New York Jets might not open their doors to everyone and anyone this season.
Apr 12, 2012 4:56PM ET
No one may ever know in which state the Simpsons actually live, and Matt Groening's here to keep it that way after people mistook an answer he gave Smithsonian magazine about the inspiration for Springfield, the world's most generic town.
Apr 12, 2012 3:29PM ET
People are abuzz about the New York Times Magazine profile of Robert Caro, biographer of Lyndon Johnson, which somehow makes exciting the details of the exhaustive research Caro undertook to better understand his subject through the five volume, decades-long project.
Apr 12, 2012 2:44PM ET
I must first admit to some bias. I approached Girls, HBO's new series about the aimless youngs of Brooklyn, with more than a little snide skepticism.
Apr 12, 2012 1:31PM ET
The ironic and rather wonderful thing about banning books is that the act doesn't, actually, do much to keep the books from being read. If anything, it inspires further interest in them, and sometimes sales, too.
Apr 12, 2012 1:00PM ET
Today in books and publishing: J.K. Rowling's new book has a title and skeletal plot outline, Salman Rushdie rechristened himself for his memoir, and what books people wanted banned in 2011.
Apr 12, 2012 12:01PM ET
There was nothing terribly adventurous about any of the singtestants' endeavors last night, but, you know, this really isn't a bad group. There are no true clunkers, which is a rare thing on American Idol these days. So thank god at least for that.
Apr 12, 2012 11:27AM ET
We were alarmed and grossed out last month by Janet Reitman's Rolling Stone article about the hazing practices of Dartmouth fraternities, but that was before we learned that the "vomit omelet" (aka, "vomlet") in the article isn't disgusting abuse—it's performance art.
Apr 12, 2012 10:44AM ET
Sorry, Kanye. The president would like you better if you weren't a jackass.
Apr 12, 2012 10:18AM ET
Courtney Love weighs in with an unlikely seeming accusation about Dave Grohl, Lindsay Lohan may not have been watching Homeland and not fighting last week, and Jon Huntsman isn't cutting enough checks.
Apr 12, 2012 9:34AM ET
No, Roger Ailes, Gawker is not a pornographic website. It's that site which, you know, broke the story about how your network's biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, "tried to get his wife's boyfriend investigated by the cops," or more recently, ran that failed mole experiment at Fox.
Apr 12, 2012 9:25AM ET
Not only are nail polishes and lacquers reaching new heights in fashion, there are gender breakthroughs happening as we write: Men are going to nail salons.
Apr 11, 2012 6:27PM ET
After a long day spent staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that made no sense.
Apr 11, 2012 6:09PM ET
Today: The two cool guys are putting something together, AMC gets back in the comic business, and LMFAO is trying to make it official.
Apr 11, 2012 6:00PM ET
Apr 11, 2012 4:56PM ET
Now that The Hunger Games director Gary Ross is officially not directing the second movie in the series, Catching Fire, it's time to start speculating about who Lionsgate might hire. Or rather, who they should hire.
Apr 11, 2012 4:36PM ET
Today in sports: Bobby Petrino is a masterless coaching samurai once more, Drew Brees wants his money, and a pretty white horse might win the Kentucky Derby.
Apr 11, 2012 4:30PM ET
When Gawker unveiled their "Fox Mole," an anonymous employee at Fox News who has been posting about the inner workings of Fox News and their bathrooms, our first thought was that this guy is going to get outed, fired, and then pitch a book. So how much can he hope to get?
Apr 11, 2012 2:44PM ET
In a blazing fire of glory, the two guys behind the epically viral "Texts from Hillary Clinton" blog have announced that they're done ignoring their day jobs and will cease posting to the site, but that doesn't mean you can't carry on the snarky flame.
Apr 11, 2012 1:45PM ET
In a matter of just a few days, we have two different yet oddly similar men competing for our attention in the world of memes, and also in real life.
Apr 11, 2012 12:35PM ET
Alec Baldwin has been angrily tweeting Tuesday night and Wednesday morning about the journalists staked out in front of his apartment (ironically to ask him about his stalker), but it was a perceived slight from a fellow NBC family member that drove him to hint he'd be leaving the network.