Dave Chappelle announces surprise Netflix special dropping New Year's Eve

Just to be clear: You weren’t hallucinating. (Or maybe you were, but it had nothing to do with the headline of this post.) Dave Chappelle did already announce one new comedy special, Equanimity, scheduled to appear on Netflix on New Year’s Eve. But today the streaming service revealed that after that first…

If you missed some 2017 movies, don't worry: Here they all are at once

More than 300 movies came out in 2017. Some were very good, and some were very, very bad. There is a context, however, where they can all find some equal footing, and that’s in the humble mashup. Filmmaker Sam Barnett is behind the above clip, which strings together singular moments from pretty much anything you’d…

Ed Piskor breaks down X-Men history with style in this Grand Design exclusive

Two years ago, cartoonist Ed Piskor posted a tweet stating that he had an idea to condense 300 issues of X-Men comics into a 300-page story, and Marvel took notice. Piskor has earned a lot of acclaim for his Hip-Hop Family Tree series chronicling the history of hip-hop music with meticulous detail and bold style, and…

Steven Seagal has written an action novel, starring himself, about the deep state

Apparently smarting after his interview with Piers Morgan was ridiculed far and wide for, among other things, obtusely arguing against NFL player protests and enthusiastically praising Vladimir Putin, lawman and blues guitarist Steven Seagal licked his wounds by writing a book, such that he could better explain his…

Disney has scrubbed Louis CK from its reruns of Gravity Falls

As one of the (formerly) most beloved guys in the entertainment industry—before The New York Times ran a piece last month confirming years of rumors about his alleged behavior toward women—Louis CK has been all over the pop culture landscape of the last few years. Parks And Rec, SNL, Portlandia, even kids’ fare like…

Tarantino's Star Trek movie comes one step closer to actually existing

The idea of Quentin Tarantino not only pitching but possibly even directing a new Star Trek movie is still one of the most baffling things to come out of 2017, and it would be further evidence that the whole year has been some bizarre dream if we didn’t keep getting news stories like this one that claim the project is…

A fifth woman has accused Danny Masterson of rape

As reported by Vulture, actress Bobette Riales has accused Danny Masterson of rape, making her the fifth woman to do so. Riales used to date Masterson, and she claims that he raped her “repeatedly” in a brief post on Twitter. She also said that she “stayed quiet long enough” and that she wants “to prevent this from…

Accuser sues Nelly for defamation after rape case is dropped

Earlier this week, the second-degree rape charges against Nelly were dropped after the accuser reportedly “refused to cooperate” with the police. At the time, TMZ added that she didn’t want to face “the pressure of accusing a huge star like Nelly.” Now, though, the BBC is reporting that the accuser—Monique Greene—is…

Well, of course that Meryl Streep poster campaign was actually about Donald Trump

Yesterday, we reported on a street art campaign that cropped up recently in Los Angeles, targeting actress Meryl Streep with accusations that she knew, and stayed silent about, Harvey Weinstein’s alleged behavior toward women. There was a lot of speculation about who might have been behind the campaign, all of which…

Trailer for the gender-swapped Overboard remake is slightly less creepy

The original Overboard has a fairly creepy premise, with Kurt Russell playing a carpenter who takes advantage of an amnesiac heiress played by Goldie Hawn who eventually falls in love with him, but this trailer for the Overboard remake kind of negates the creepiness with a simple gender swap. Rather than a man doing a…

New X-Files featurette tries to drum up hype for season 11 

Season 10 of The X-Files was a mostly disappointing revival (save for one incredible episode), and this new featurette for the show’s upcoming 11th season seems like a direct attempt to reassure fans that this next batch of episodes just might be alright. The new season will have more episodes for one thing, which…

Finally: Someone did a climatological study of the world of Game Of Thrones

For fans of HBO’s Game Of Thrones, the current, pre-final season wasteland we’re inhabiting, which both lacks new episodes and is peppered with dangerous potential spoilers, is rough. Harrowing thought it has been, it’s nothing compared to the wait fans of the books have endured since 2011’s A Dance With Dragons came…

"Alt-Right" group with ridiculous name takes credit for Last Jedi backlash

If that headline seems familiar, that’s because it is: Two years after an earlier iteration of the same loose collection of petulant misanthropes “declared victory” over the very profitable and very well-reviewed Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, a self-declared “alt-right” group with the absolutely ridiculous…

Facebook changes the way it flags fake news stories

Facebook has recently been making an effort to hold back the tide of fake news—which, as always, means news that is literally untrue, not news that is critical of Donald Trump—with the site announcing a feature last year that notify a user if a story’s veracity had been called into question by enough people. Like most…

Some Rankin/Bass Christmas puppets are on sale for $10 million on eBay

The new tax scheme has rich people enjoying their happiest Christmas since last Christmas, which came shortly after one of their own (or so he claims) won the presidential election, but anyone who isn’t really feeling the holiday spirit may have a new reason to celebrate thanks to a particularly extravagant eBay…