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'Handmaid's Tale' Was Getting Unwatchable, But This Episode Changes That

Episode 6 ends with a moment that gives the series a sense of urgency the season has been lacking.<p>The first season of Hulu’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> was …

TV

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Cast Is Super Weird, But Super Interesting

For those of you who have been following the development of HBO’s <i>Watchmen</i> adaptation, we’ve got casting news for you. Get ready for arguments typed …

TV

HBO renews 'Westworld' for a third season

Less than two weeks after second season premiered, HBO has confirmed Westworldwill return for a third go-round. The sci-fi drama, which centers around a theme park filled with humanoid robots, has proven a hit for HBO, so it's hardly a surprise the network is saddling up for season three. It's not …

Silicon Valley

Review: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Still Feels Terrifyingly Familiar in Season 2

TV’s most terrifying dystopia is back with a new set of Handmaid horrors, and Season 2 isn’t making your binge any easier. Our advance review, before …

TV

Why The Handmaid’s Tale is so relevant today

Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel drew on real-life politics but has never been more prescient, writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.<p>A white, wide-brimmed bonnet and a red cloak have come to mean one thing: women’s oppression. Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale seared this image into our …

Literature

Japanimation: 20 Best Anime Movies

For a very long time, animated features were looked at as entertainment exclusively meant for children – with Disney likely largely responsible for …

New The X-Files trailer asks the big question: 'Are we together?'

Fox has released a teaser for the last two episodes of Season 11. As the resident <i>X-Files</i> obsessive, my brain has been imploding watching this.<p>There …

Watch: A Conversation With Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo

We interview the Japanese organizing expert about the art of tidying up and her new collaboration with minimalist brand Cuyana.<p>Marie Kondo, Japanese lifestyle expert and best-selling author of <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, has won global recognition for leading the charge on decluttering, …

Minimalism

Here's What Japan's Legendary Samurai Really Looked Like

"Society convulsed, opposing clans fought, masterless samurai rebelled against an unrelenting modernization, all in just 20 years."<p><i>The history and lore surrounding Japan's samurai warriors is as fascinating as it is complex. Aside</i> <i>from representations in cinema, very few actual photographs depicting</i> …

Japan

Syfy has renewed The Magicians for a fourth season

Season 4 will air in 2019<p>The magicians are coming back. Syfy announced today that it has renewed the fantasy television show <i>The Magicians</i> for a fourth, 13-episode season, which will premiere in 2019. The show is currently midway through airing season 3, which premiered on January 10th.<p><i>The Magicians</i> …

Westworld season 2 bringing back Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth and more

<b>Warning: The following article contains major spoilers for the second season of Westworld.</b><p>It's been more than a year since <i>Westworld</i> had viewers on …

TV Series

The 9 Most WTF Moment Anime Endings That Left You Speechless

“WTF” moments are an accepted — and often even anticipated — part of anime. After all, the genre is populated with titles as strange as Reverse Harem …

So You Want to Read Time Travel Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Any respectable list of time travel novels has to start with H. G. Wells’ groundbreaking novel <i>The Time Machine</i>. Casting aside the magic and mysticism …

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Strangest Blockbuster in Hollywood History

Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, Stanley Kubrick’s outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> took more than four …

Stanley Kubrick

Ghana’s first president accurately predicted what Africa’s former European colonizers would do

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has attracted international attention for emphasizing how important it is for Ghana to have a greater degree of sovereignty in its dealings with international partners. Less discussed is how much his impactful critique of aid dependency borrow from the ideas and …

Africa

How Manga Conquered the World

Prior to the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2018, held at the end of January in France, we asked Cécile Sakai, director of the French …

Trump Hasn’t Destroyed Obama’s Legacy. He’s Revealed How Impressive It Was.

When Barack Obama departed the White House a year ago, his legacy appeared to face mortal peril. Liberals, with their tendency toward hysteria, and …

Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript pieced together and deciphered

Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century after their discovery, an Israeli university has said.<p>The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been …

Archaeology

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Donald Trump

The Bloody History of Bible Translators

LET ME BEGIN with my own heresy. I recently published a book called <i>Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation</i>. There are …

A Peek Inside the Secretive, Rarified World of Japan’s Geisha

Geisha are <i>not</i> prostitutes.<p>There’s really nothing in the West to equate them to: they are wholly of Japan. For centuries these women have been living …

Stephen Colbert’s Audience Shows Donald Trump What Loud Boo-ing Actually Sounds Like

At a Rose Garden press conference today, President Donald Trump got asked if he’s preoccupied with the NFL and its players.<p>“Not at all I have plenty …

Fall Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2017 Edition

The 2017-18 TV season is in full swing, so here is Deadline’s annual rundown of fall premiere dates for new series and returning shows. The list …

‘Dark Matter’ Canceled at Syfy After Three Seasons

“Dark Matter” has been cancelled after three seasons at Syfy, Variety has learned. The third season finale, which aired last week, will now serve as …

Trump’s voting commission asked states to hand over election data. Some are pushing back.

President Trump’s voting commission stumbled into public view this week, issuing a sweeping request for nationwide voter data that drew sharp condemnation from election experts and resistance from more than two dozen states that said they cannot or will not hand over all of the data.<p>The immediate …

Government

Using the Japanese Art of Decluttering to Organize Your Professional Life

I recently read <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japenese Art of Decluttering</i> by Marie Kondo for my book club. And, yes, while it did have …

Minimalism

You can now download 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints online

The United States’ national library have made 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints available to download in an effort to make art accessible to the public.<p>The prints include the work of Katsushika Hokusai, whose famous “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (1832) print inspired the little wave emoji on your …