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The Mindhunter Cast Knows How to Spot a Sociopath

Despite being a 1970s period piece, Mindhunter feels eminently of the present moment. We’re living in the midst of a true-crime renaissance, and the David Fincher–helmed Netflix series stands out not only as a (heavily fictionalized) ...

The Conspiracist Manual That Influenced a Generation of Rappers

Milton William “Bill” Cooper (1943–2001), while largely unknown in the hated mainstream media, was the most important “conspiracy” writer and thinker of his time. Chances are individuals like Alex Jones, QAnon, and even Donald Trump w...

Mayans M.C. Doesn’t Quite Measure Up to Its Predecessor

Mayans M.C. is the follow-up to Kurt Sutter’s long-running FX gang drama Sons of Anarchy, featuring a mostly Latino cast and focusing on a chapter of a motorcycle club that started out as the Sons’ rivals but became their allies. The ...

The 11 Most Essential Episodes of Living Single

This piece was originally published in February 2018. We’re republishing it today for the 25th anniversary of Living Single’s premiere.One of the most sincere pleasures I’ve had this year was rewatching Living Single shortly after Hu...

Castle Rock Recap: Don’t Leave

Television doesn’t get much more heartbreaking than “The Queen,” a showcase for the legendary ***** Spacek and one of the best hours of television this year. Even if you think that Castle Rock has been a bit dramatically bumpy so far,...