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What to expect from the pandemic-era Oscars

For this weekend’s Academy Awards, here’s how to watch, which categories to keep an eye on and what might actually win.
  • Apr 23, 2021

How to watch the 2021 Oscar nominees at home

From "Mank" on Netflix to "Nomadland" on Hulu, this year's Oscar-nominated films are largely available to stream now.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner is fighting for joy through grief

With the memoir “Crying in H Mart,” Michelle Zauner paints a fuller picture of the grief she has explored as the musical act Japanese Breakfast.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Why do the Oscars matter?

The Oscars have never seemed so inconsequential. Here's what significance they actually hold.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Bowen Yang steals SNL playing the iceberg that sank the Titanic

Though Carey Mulligan hosted “Saturday Night Live,” cast member Bowen Yang (and Kid Cudi’s fashion choices) stole the show.
  • Apr 11, 2021

How ‘The Crown’ shaped a generation’s view of Prince Philip

For many Americans, the Prince Philip they knew best was the character from Netflix's "The Crown."
  • Apr 9, 2021

The fallout over Sharon Osbourne’s exit from ‘The Talk’ continues as Sheryl Underwood speaks out

Sheryl Underwood told her side of the story on a new podcast this week, which Sharon Osbourne contested soon afterward in a tabloid interview.
  • Apr 7, 2021

SNL kicks off Daniel Kaluuya’s episode by diving into Matt Gaetz, Lil Nas X controversies

"Saturday Night Live" also took aim at Rep. Matt Gaetz during "Weekend Update," when Colin Jost described the congressman as "a caricature artist drawing of me."
  • Apr 4, 2021

How ‘Shiva Baby’ captures the anxieties of being a young woman

"Shiva Baby," Emma Seligman's film about sugar daddies and college graduation, uses a horror score to reflect the terrors of growing up.
  • Apr 2, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: Which of our big boys has the power to win?

Now in theaters and on HBO Max, "Godzilla vs. Kong" asks whether a nuclear-radiated sea monster can pummel a big gorilla. We make the case for each.
  • Mar 31, 2021