the race to animate

Courage the Cowardly Dog Is Still Terrifying

Twenty years later, the cartoon’s stew of mythology, anthropomorphism, surrealism, and vaudeville seems like a minor miracle.
the good class

Of Course The Good Place Got Its Own College Seminar

Auditing The Good Class with guest lecturer Michael Schur (and 17 very lucky Notre Dame students).
the mandalorian

Just a Whole Bunch of Questions About The Mandalorian’s Big Twist

And what it means for the Star Wars universe.
  1. tv ratings
    Over 13 Million People Watched the First Day of Impeachment HearingsWednesday’s congressional hearings drew a bigger audience than anything else on TV.
  2. the race to animate
    Courage the Cowardly Dog Is Still TerrifyingTwenty years later, the cartoon’s stew of mythology, anthropomorphism, surrealism, and vaudeville seems like a minor miracle.
  3. lawsuits
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  4. writers
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  5. tv review
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  6. renewals
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gets an 8th-Season Guarantee Before Its 7th Even AirsThanks, NBC.
  7. the good class
    Of Course The Good Place Got Its Own College SeminarAuditing The Good Class with guest lecturer Michael Schur (and 17 very lucky Notre Dame students).
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  9. last night on late night
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  10. disney+
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  11. reality tv
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  12. overnights
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  13. overnights
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  14. the streaming wars
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  15. season renewals
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  16. the mandalorian
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  17. snl
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  18. the race to animate
    The Mythical Endurance of Wile E. CoyoteThe cartoon carnivore’s relentless 70-year pursuit of the Road Runner feels eternal in the best sense of the word.
  19. trailer mix
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  20. the race to animate
    The Hardest Thing I Ever Animated15 animators and artists from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Toy Story, and more recall their toughest gigs.
  21. overnights
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  22. overnights
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  23. through the hourglass
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  24. oh. my. god.
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  25. this! is! jeopardy!
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  26. maclunkey!
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  27. a spicey take
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  28. high five
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  29. explainers
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  30. disney+
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  32. overnights
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  33. the streaming wars
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  34. tv review
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  35. books
    The It’s Garry Shandling’s Show Theme Song Was Written in an ElevatorPlus other highlights from a new book about the late comedian, edited by Judd Apatow.
  36. golden globes 2020
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  37. overnights
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  38. book excerpt
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  39. nice things
    Alex Trebek Gets Choked Up Over Contestant’s Sweet Final-Jeopardy AnswerWhat is extremely pure and good, Alex?
  40. overnights
    His Dark Materials Recap: Let Me Mold YouIn Ruth Wilson’s hands, Mrs. Coulter is both distinctive and deliciously unpredictable in her cruelty.
  41. vulture festival 2019
    Danny Pudi Recalls Shooting Favorite Community Episode As His Wife Was In LaborWay more enjoyable than the episode he had to shoot with a broken nose.
  42. vulture festival 2019
    The Party Down Cast Knows Exactly What Podcasts Their Characters Would HostHey, somebody had to corner the erotic-fiction podcast market.
  43. hey you
    The You Season 2 Teaser Offers a Creepy Conclusion to 2019Coming December 26.
  44. stand-up
    Michelle Wolf’s New Netflix Special Premieres Next MonthJoke Show debuts on December 10.
  45. Will Forte Assures Us the MacGruber TV Show Is HappeningOur long national (comedy) nightmare is over.
  46. close reads
    Jennifer Aniston Is a Great Actor. The Morning Show Proves It.It’s the closest Aniston may ever come to playing a pastiche of her own career and celebrity.
  47. explainers
    High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Premise: The ExplanationThink of it as American Vandal meets Smash.
  48. tv review
    High School Musical Swallows Itself WholeThe Disney+ original High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is as absurdly referential as its convoluted title suggests.
  49. last night on late night
    John Oliver Is Ready for Another Battle With Coal Company CEO Bob MurrayHBO lost over $200,000 from Murray’s first lawsuit, but it’s ready to do it all again.
  50. overnights
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