The decades-overdue downfall of R. Kelly seems like a plot ripped straight out of a Lifetime particular, however due to Surviving R. Kelly, it’s the truth presently staring the Pied Piper of R&B within the face. Earlier this month, Lifetime aired the bombshell six-part sequence — a painstakingly detailed rehashing of over 25 years of […]

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“Our important purpose was actually simply to crack one another up,” Mike “Mike D” Diamond writes within the new Beastie Boys Book, the large memoir-cum-mixtape that’s bursting with seemingly each anecdote, , paean, and, effectively, mixtape he and bandmate Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz may match into its practically 600 pages, alongside a miniature cookbook, an oral […]

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I love Van Halen. Their debut album was the first rock music I ever loved, before I knew who they were or what they were doing. The band has now been together for more than 40 years and is technically still active, although it doesn’t really seem like it. In fact, it’s a bit disingenuous to […]

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The comedy-club boom of the 1980s and the proliferation of cable networks in the ’80s and ’90s that needed to fill airtime meant newfound visibility and popularity for stand-up comedians. A club in every decent-sized town and stand-ups around the clock on HBO, Showtime, A&E, and Comedy Central made comedians into huge stars and generated […]

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In his ongoing, disastrous quest of “healing the divide” in our country, this week’s Who Is America? episode finds Sacha Baron Cohen’s Dr. Nira Cain-N’Degeocello character traveling to Atlanta to engage in a rap battle with local legend Ness Lee. Despite Dr. Nira insisting on snowflake levels of political correctness in his bars — “I […]

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Camille Preaker, the damaged protagonist of HBO’s Sharp Objects, is obsessed with Led Zeppelin. This week’s episode, “Fix,” finally explains why: In a series of flashbacks, we learn that prior to her return to Wind Gap, Missouri, Camille (Amy Adams) checked into a rehab center and became roommates with Alice (Sydney Sweeney), a fellow cutter […]

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In the past, Vulture has traditionally shared a list of the best TV shows of the year so far at around the midpoint in the 365-day calendar. Last year, we did the same thing but continually updated the list on a monthly basis, both as a service to readers and also to help us keep […]

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In the past, Vulture has traditionally shared a list of the best TV shows of the year so far at around the midpoint in the 365-day calendar. Last year, we did the same thing but continually updated the list on a monthly basis, both as a service to readers and also to help us keep […]

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Spoilers below for The Handmaid’s Tale season two. “This Woman’s Work,” a ballad originally written by Kate Bush for a 1980s John Hughes movie, has appeared many, many times over the years in film and on television. Unlike other songs that suffer from pop-cultural overuse — like “Hallelujah,” in all its incarnations — this gut puncher […]

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Major spoilers ahead for the season-four finale of Jane the Virgin. In the final few moments of Jane the Virgin’s fourth season finale, Jane walks down a hallway to her boyfriend Rafael’s apartment and assumes she’s about to discover the identity of Rafael’s mysterious unknown parents. Instead, Rafael opens the door to reveal Jane’s beloved […]

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Are you ready for another loop? The sci-fi obsession with a world of androids and six-shooters starts again on Sunday, when HBO’s Westworld returns for season two. The first season was a smash hit of a puzzle box, a story that fans loved to dissect and analyze so much that the its creators (lightly) mocked […]

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Presented without commercials, clocking in at 35 minutes, and packing in as much raw emotion and as many twists and turns as a feature-length thriller, “Teddy Perkins” is a gothic funhouse of an Atlanta episode, filled with warped mirrors reflecting different aspects of American and African-American experience, as well the preoccupations of the show’s creator, Donald Glover. […]

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