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Game of Thrones Finale Trailer Teases an Insane Meeting of All Your Favorites

Well, almost all.<p>Starting with last season and really ramping up this year, <i>Game of Thrones</i> has been efficiently re-uniting the once-scattered cast of the HBO series. Arya briefly saw her direwolf; Sansa has found both Bran and Jon. A whole mess of characters who knew each other’s dads met up north …

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Game of Thrones: 11 Burning Questions About White Walkers, Dragons, and More

Did you catch all the new info flying fast and furious?<p>This post contains frank discussion of Season 7, Episode 6 “Beyond the Wall.” If you’re not caught up or don’t want to be spoiled, now would be the time to leave. Seriously, I won’t warn you again. Skedaddle.<p>This episode was packed with a lot …

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Game of Thrones: The Ominous Jon and Dany Foreshadowing You Might Have Missed

The biggest tragedy may have nothing to do with dragons or White Walkers.<p>This post contains frank discussion of Season 7, Episode 6 “Beyond the Wall.” If you’re not caught up or don’t want to be spoiled, now would be the time to leave. Seriously, I won’t warn you again. Skedaddle.<p>Though we’ve all …

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Game of Thrones: Okay, Seriously, How Does Arya’s Faceless Man Stuff Work?

Maybe less should have been more with this particular trick.<p>This post contains frank discussion of Season 7, Episode 6 “Beyond the Wall.” If you’re not caught up or don’t want to be spoiled, now would be the time to leave. Seriously, I won’t warn you again. Skedaddle.<p>One of the more popular, …

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Why Game of Thrones Fans Saw That Hideous Dragon Twist Coming

What some old works from George R.R. Martin could tell us about the fate of the latest fallen hero.<p>This post contains frank discussion of Season 7, Episode 6 “Beyond the Wall.” If you’re not caught up or don’t want to be spoiled, now would be the time to leave. Seriously, I won’t warn you again. …

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Game of Thrones: See the Surprising Stunt That Injured the Hound

It wasn’t dragons, or White Walkers, or even hand-to-hand combat that did Rory McCann in.<p>This post contains frank discussion of Season 7, Episode 6 “Beyond the Wall.” If you’re not caught up or don’t want to be spoiled, now would be the time to leave. Seriously, I won’t warn you again. …

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Steve Bannon Readies His Revenge

The war on Jared Kushner is about to go nuclear.<p>On the morning he was being ousted as <b>Donald Trump’s</b> chief strategist last Friday, <b>Steve Bannon</b> had already turned the page. “Why do you sound unfazed?” a friend asked Bannon as news of his demise ricocheted across the web. “Because,” Bannon replied, …

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Is Rex Tillerson Destroying the State Department in Order to Save It?

Amid a year-long “reorganization,” veteran diplomats say the department is crippled and unable to fully function—and the condition could be long-lasting.<p>Shortly after he was confirmed to lead the State Department, <b>Rex Tillerson</b> was tasked with overseeing its diminution. With President <b>Donald Trump</b> …

Foreign Policy

Jerry Lewis, Comedic Force of Nature, Dies at 91

A polarizing pioneer of the rubber-faced man-boy school of comedy who eventually got his critical due.<p>There was a lot of truth to the old showbiz joke that the French loved Jerry Lewis and thought of him as a comic genius and cinematic trailblazer, even while his fellow Americans considered him a …

Comedy

Dick Gregory, Activist and Groundbreaking Stand-Up Comedian, Dies at 84

Gregory leveraged his comedy career into a life of social and political activism.<p>Dick Gregory, who broke ground in the 1960s as the first mainstream black stand-up comedian, and turned a life of comedy into a life of social activism, died Saturday at 84 years old. Gregory made his big break at the …

Comedy

Matt LeBlanc Almost Starred in Modern Family

The actor turned down the role of Phil, but said he loved the script.<p>Hollywood is a world full of could-have-beens, alternate universes where the shows and movies we love have completely different casts. For example: the alternate universe version of ABC’s enormously popular sitcom <i>Modern Family</i> …

TV

Mnuchin Continues to Defend Trump (and Himself) Amid Calls for His Resignation

“The president in no way, shape, or form believes that neo-Nazi and other hate groups who endorse violence are equivalent to groups that demonstrate in peaceful and lawful ways.”<p>In the wake of <b>Donald Trump</b>’s much-criticized comments following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, …

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Geena Davis Wants to Be in Wonder Woman 2

She certainly has the Amazon-level archery skills.<p><b>Geena Davis</b> has long been a strong advocate for gender equality in Hollywood, pushing film and TV executives to work harder for an equal mix of women and men in the business through her non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. So, she’s …

Movies

Steve Bannon: “The Trump Presidency We Fought For is Over”

Hours after leaving the White House, Bannon predicts a dark future for the Trump administration.<p><b>Steve Bannon</b> let loose about <b>Donald Trump</b>’s presidency on Friday night, hours after he was fired from his position in the White House, saying in a freewheeling interview with the <i>Weekly Standard</i> that “the …

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The Trumps, Facing Protest, Will Skip the Kennedy Center Honors

The White House announced they wanted to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”<p>In yet another historic break from tradition, <b>Donald Trump</b> and his family will not be participating in the Kennedy Center Honors awards this year, or hosting any events to honor the …

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16 Heist Movies That Will Forever Thrill You

The heist genre has never gone out of style.<p>Heist movies are a nimble, particular genre that are suddenly all the rage again. Look up this summer’s recent offerings and you get <b>Edgar Wright’s</b> <i>Baby Driver</i> and <b>Steven Soderbergh’s</b> <i>Logan Lucky,</i> two tonally different tales that both revolve around lucky …

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16 Heist Movies That Will Forever Thrill You

Heist movies are a nimble, particular genre that are suddenly all the rage again. Look up this summer’s recent offerings and you get <b>Edgar Wright’s</b> <i>Baby Driver</i> and <b>Steven Soderbergh’s</b> <i>Logan Lucky,</i> two tonally different tales that both revolve around lucky thieves. Look ahead and you’ll see <i>Ocean’s …

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With Bannon Back at Breitbart, a Right-Wing Army Prepares for War

“Bannon especially dislikes Gary Cohn,” one source said—and he’s ready to take revenge.<p>Whatever the “alt-right” is or was, it no longer has a spokesman within 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with the possible exception of the president. A little before noon on Friday, the White House confirmed that <b>Steve</b> …

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What, Exactly, Is Taylor Swift Up To?

The singer has been clearing out her social media; is she signaling a new release?<p>On Friday, <b>Taylor Swift</b> got the Internet’s attention when she apparently scrubbed her Instagram account. In addition, her Web site has gone black, her Tumblr is blank, and the most recent tweet on her Twitter profile …

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What Happens to Trump as Trumpworld Implodes?

The Hive’s crack team of reporters discuss it all, and more, on the latest episode of V.F. Hive on Cheddar.<p>With <b>Steve Bannon</b> on the outs and Breitbart out for blood, can <b>Donald Trump</b> survive whatever pivot he is inelegantly executing? Will he cluster-bomb his Cabinet? Will <b>Jared</b> and <b>Ivanka</b> stand in his …

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Madonna Wants the Star Treatment in Court Next Week

The defendant, Darlene Lutz, does not agree.<p><b>Madonna</b> is going to court next Tuesday. Last month, the pop star sued her former friend <b>Darlene Lutz</b> and the Manhattan auction house Gotta Have It! Collectibles to stop the sale of 22 of her personal items, including her underwear, a hairbrush still …

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Will Silicon Valley Create a Superhuman?

On this week’s Inside the Hive podcast, Nick Bilton sits down with D.A. Wallach to discuss the latest terrifying advancements in biological technology, and how we could soon be manipulating our genes to create a more empathetic human race—or superhuman killers.<p>We often talk about how technology is …

Singularity

Trump’s Worst Week Yet Keeps Getting Worse

As the president digs his heels in, the list of his former allies who have repudiated his Charlottesville views grows.<p>In the eye of his administration’s latest unprecedented political hurricane (they seem to happen weekly) President <b>Donald Trump,</b> on a so-called working vacation at his golf club in …

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Star Wars Decides the Force Is With Obi-Wan

Another spin-off will take the galaxy by storm; inside the Dirty Dancing lodge; saying Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Halt and Catch Fire.<p>It’s Friday, and I’m writing from a café in Brentwood while watching delusional screenwriters hit on the hostess.<p>Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re dreaming of Jedis, …

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Please, God, Save Gary Cohn from Himself

Trump’s economic adviser should resign before he loses any more credibility.<p><b>Gary Cohn,</b> the former second in command at Goldman Sachs, should follow <b>Stephen Bannon</b> out the door and resign as <b>Donald Trump’s</b> chief economic adviser in the White House. Unlike Bannon, he should resign on principle. He …

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A Brief List of Things Steve Bannon Looks Like, According to Late Night

His career at the White House might be coming to an end, but at least Bannon could get a job impersonating “sweaty meat” or “Jabba the Hutt’s deadbeat son,” or . . .<p>Oh, <b>Steve Bannon,</b> we hardly knew ye. Since Chief of Staff <b>John Kelly</b> had <b>Donald Trump's</b> chief stragegist removed late Friday morning, …

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Why the White House’s Arts and Humanities Commitee Decided to Resign All at Once Under Trump

Kal Penn explains the committee’s fiery response: “None of this behavior is presidential.”<p><b>Update (4:55 p.m.):</b> The White House has responded to the committee’s decision to resign, stating that “earlier this month it was decided that President Trump will not renew the Executive Order for the …

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How Halt and Catch Fire Became the Most Human Drama on TV

Actress Kerry Bishé and show-runners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher Rogers unravel some of TV’s most complex relationships.<p>When <i>Halt and Catch Fire</i> premiered three years ago, the tech-focused drama was easy to dismiss. It seemed like a garden-variety <i>Mad Men</i> riff, stocked with familiar …

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Steve Bannon Is Leaving the White House

Trump has decided to remove his controversial chief strategist.<p><b>Stephen Bannon,</b> the former Breitbart News chairman who helped <b>Donald Trump</b> win the election and served as the West Wing’s resident nationalist ideologue, is leaving the White House. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, Trump had told senior …

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At the Dirty Dancing Lodge, Fans Can Have the Time of Their Lives

I Carried a Watermelon<p>I Carried a WatermelonAt the <i>Dirty Dancing</i> Lodge, Fans Can Have the Time of Their LivesThe lake may be gone and Baby’s corner may be demolished, but the Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia keeps the <i>Dirty Dancing</i> spirit alive every summer.<p>By Diana Davis (lodge). From Everett …

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