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‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ is a haunting auto-fictional debut

Ocean Vuong’s debut 2019 novel, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” has been widely agreed to be one of the best books of the year. The book is written in the form of a letter from… Read More...

‘Fleabag’s’ perfection proves Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s genius

Where to start with the smart, snappy and sorrowful show that is Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s 2016 to 2019 creation “Fleabag?” Originally a one-woman play conceived, written and performed by Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag’s” story translates seamlessly into genre-defining… Read More...

‘BoJack Horseman’s’ final season serves the depressing conclusion the show deserves

The first half of “BoJack Horseman’s” final season premiered on Netflix this past week. The episodes are sincere, funny and surprisingly hopeful. “BoJack Horseman” is an animated show created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, which follows BoJack… Read More...

Trust us: ‘Trust Exercise’ is a truly great book

“We almost never know what we know until after we know it,” Susan Choi writes in the midst of her novel, “Trust Exercise.” This sentiment gets to the heart of her novella, a finalist for… Read More...

‘Into the Dark’ is a bright light in horror anthology

On Sunday, the premiere of the second season of Hulu’s horror anthology, “Into the Dark,” hit  Hulu. “Into the Dark” has been a fascinating ride since I discovered it a couple weeks ago. The series… Read More...

Glee-watching: Season 1

Re-watching Ryan Murphy’s 2009 creation, “Glee,” was an accident at first, then a happy choice. Some might say this follows the same trajectory as the show itself. At the time the show was airing, I… Read More...

Ready or not: a stunning tale of the ultra-rich where no one wins (except you!)

“With family, one hopes for the best,” the Le Domas matriarch, Becky (Andie MacDowell), remarks sympathetically to our main character, Grace (Samara Weaving), as she sips a glass of wine. With this line, she simultaneously… Read More...

‘Sex Criminals’ is a different kind of comic book

Jonah: Well Lucy, let’s get into it. What is “Sex Criminals?” And why should people care?   Lucy: Well Jonah, let me tell you. “Sex Criminals” is a graphic novel series. First published in 2013… Read More...
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