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Beginning to think that, post-D23 and San Diego Comic-Con, we wouldn't get any new information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi until it hits theaters this December? Then you hadn't considered the importance of publishing realities, with Entertainment Weekly dropping all kinds of fact bombs about the next installment of the saga from a galaxy […]

It’s such a simple question Rachael (Sean Young) asks Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner: “Have you ever retired a human by mistake?” They’ve just met in Eldon Tyrell’s opulent offices, and Deckard, a replicant bounty hunter, has come to interview Rachael as a means of testing the LAPD’s replicant-detecting […]

It's Not Just You. TV Has Hit Peak WTF

March 20, 2019 | Story | No Comments

*Note: This story contains spoilers for the current seasons of *Twin Peaks: The Return and American Gods. Diane, I'm lost: For the last week and a half, I've been been wrapped in the spastic world of Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return, the new 18-hour series from gleeful zig-zagger and noted nightmare sommelier David Lynch. Though […]

The anatomy of a Little Simz song doesn’t offer itself up easily. On the recent “Good For What,” a whir of tough North London bristle, the rapper born Simbiatu Ajikawo contemplates early successes. “Look at young Simbi in Vogue/Look at young Simbi in Forbes,” she says in the video, merrily skating through the streets of […]

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver begins the way most capers end: three goons pulling off a bank heist, then their getaway driver leaving the cops in his rearview. Unlike most capers, though, the escapade goes down to the pulse-pounding strains of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's "Bellbottoms." It’s a whiplash-inducing rush that lays more than a […]

The next time you watch George A. Romero’s classic 1968 creepshow Night of the Living Dead, do your best not to look away. It won’t be easy, as the zombie-zeitgeist-defining shocker—filmed in stark black-and-white, and populated with terrifyingly dead-eyed human-hunters—still has the power to unnerve, nearly 50 years after its release. But take a closer […]

Just over a month ago, Fusion reporter Emma Roller did exactly what the far-right internet wanted her to do: she believed 4chan. For months, the online message board had been engaging in an informal propaganda operation, discussing innocuous gestures and symbols as though they were secret signals among white-supremacist groups. The "OK" symbol emerged as […]