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Remembering V.S. Naipaul, a Pioneer of Postcolonial Literature

When V.S. Naipaul was interviewed after the release of Between Father and Son, a collection of the letters he exchanged with his father after moving from Trinidad to Oxford for a scholarship in 1950, he avowed that he hadn’t read ...

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In Wonderfully Niche News, Documentary Now! Will Parody the Making of the Company Cast Album

Documentary Now!, a show seemingly intent on making small groups of people extremely excited about its existence, has come up with yet another hyperspecific parody. IFC announced today that the show’s next season will include an episode riffing on D.A. ...

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The Banquet of Trash Talk That Is Nicki Minaj’s Queen

The internet’s a little nuts. It’s an attention economy, which means truth often takes a back seat to sensationalism. Falsehoods and conspiracies are mere clicks away. The pathways from fact to plausible fiction are well-lit. Part of what makes this ...

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Voltron: Legendary Defender Had a Gay Character All Along

For those who grew up on the classic ’80s cartoon Voltron, Netflix’s remake, Voltron: Legendary Defender, will seem quite different. Yes, five mechanical lions still combine to form a giant robot that kicks ass in space, but the show has ...

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Why Slow Burn Season Two Is All About Bill Clinton’s Impeachment

Leon Neyfakh speaks slowly and deliberately, as if concerned about the slipperiness of the words he uses. His voice is deep, a little gravelly, and well-suited for a Dashiell Hammett joint. In other words, he sounds exactly like he does ...

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Celebs Tweet Prayers For Aretha Franklin Amidst News of Serious Illness

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to the Associated Press. An anonymous source close to the Queen of Soul told the AP about Franklin’s health as news reports circulated that she is “gravely ill” in Detroit. TMZ reports that Franklin ...

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The RBG Documentary Is Coming to CNN, Hand Weights and All

Buzzworthy Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG is coming to CNN next month, just four months after its wide theatrical release. The film, from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, will have its small-screen premiere on Labor Day (September 3), the ...

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Who Has the Most Damning Appearance in Who Is America Episode 5?

No one comes out of a Sacha Baron Cohen show looking good. Your mere presence on Showtime’s Who Is America? means you’ve already been duped by a guy in a costume. It’s an impossible game to win, but some guests ...

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Which Jokes Comedians Would Steal If They Could Get Away With It

Ooo doggy, joke stealing makes everyone so mad all the time. But, like all types of stealing, it sure seems like fun if you knew you’d get away with it. Which is why on Good One, Vulture’s podcast about jokes ...

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Sharp Objects Recap: Dead Girls Everywhere

“I never loved you,” the whispered cruelty Adora says in the closing moments of the previous episode haunt “Cherry”.Let’s discuss the gravity of this statement for a moment. A part of Camille has perhaps always known this about her mother. ...

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