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Fine, Let's Talk About Lady Doritos


Nine More Ways To Not Be An A**hole


Revisiting 'The Wonder Years' Sexual Harassment Lawsuit During the MeToo Movement


Does Adolescence Really Last Longer, Or Is Adulthood Just Impossible?


This is the Wrong Time For Michael Bay To Be Developing a 'Duke Nukem' Movie Starring John Cena


Clickbait And PR Preparedness In The 'Time's Up' Era


I Don't Know What The Hell People Are Complaining About. 'The Last Jedi' Restored My Faith in 'Star Wars'


What To Expect When You're Expecting (A Ballistic Missile)


#MeToo: I've Always Held Myself Accountable. But Now I'm Learning There's Blame To Go Around


Let's Get on the Same Page with Regard to #MeToo, Sh*tty Media Men and Consent, aka, Calm the Hell Down, Men


What the Hell is a Huntsman Spider But Even More Importantly: WHY is it?!


Let's Talk about Joel Edgerton's Horror Film 'It Comes at Night'


One of the Best Representations of Middle Easterners and South Asians on TV was the Third Season of ‘Mr. Robot’


How YouTube Star Logan Paul Found the Line, Crossed it, Sh*t on it and Set it on Fire


This Post Is Brought to You By Insomnia and Misfiring Brain Synapses


What Does It Mean To Be A Fan?


This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: The Saga of Keaton Jones


British Teacher Uses Religion To 'Justify' His Transphobic Attitude And Wonders Why He Faces Disciplinary Action


'You Should Be Friends With Your Political Enemies!' No. F**k Off.


Hi, Excuse Me, But Has Any Human Ever Aged Better Than Marisa Tomei?


Lady Gaga's Bikini Pictures Spur Idiots To Blame Her For Men Assaulting Women


White People, F--king Stop It


Nostalgia: A Powerful Force for Good, or an Evil and Sneaky Manipulator?


With ‘Mudbound,’ Carey Mulligan Makes Playing the Achingly Unhappy Wife Her Niche


The Failed Sexual Tension in ‘Justice League’ is One of Its Most Glaring Missteps


On Believing Women vs. Believing Your Friend Dave Who Is Just, Like, Such a Good Guy


What Did We Do to Trump Voters to Make Them Hate Us So Much?


Why Don't You Just Tell Me How You'd Like Me To Talk About My Sexual Assault?


Why Do We Enjoy Watching Dr. Pimple Popper and Other Videos Like It?


Yes, All Men


Why Do Wal-Mart (and Many, Many Others) Sell Photos of Japanese Internment?


An Explainer: When 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty' Does and Does Not Apply


2017: The Year When Women Said ‘No More’


Louis C.K. and How Predators Victimize Themselves by Making Women Feel Sorry for Them


The Face Behind The Brand: Life As A Social Media Intern


About November 8


The Hypocrisy of ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Will Ruin Your Childhood Memories


That Time I Got Hit By A Firework And It Totally Ruined Bonfire Night For Me


Shakespeare’s Real Identity: The Stupid Conspiracy Theory That Just Won’t Die


‘That’s Pretty Cool’: Being a Tourist at a War Memorial


The Character Development of ‘Only the Brave’ is Excellent, Unless You’re a Woman


An Open Letter To David Cross Because Goddammit, Dude


Why Reporting a Sex Crime Is Often As Difficult as Enduring a Sex Crime


'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Tim Meadows, And How To Do Guest Stars Right


Me Too: Two Complicated, Loaded Little Words


Why the Netflix Strategy Is Great for Netflix But Terrifying for Subscribers


The Joys of Being Alone


Did McDonald's F*ck Up 'Rick And Morty' Szchezuan Sauce Promotion, Or Are They Evil Geniuses?


'Gerald's Game' and the Differences Between Female and Male Protagonists In Film


'Clear The Dead Libyan Bodies Away': Boris Johnson, Trump, Clinton and the Western Imperial Consensus


Re-Reading 'A Streetcar Named Desire' in Trump's America


We Need To Talk About Sex Robots


We Are Forever Merely Bodies, Eternally Just Things


Politics, Periods and Social Media Don’t Mix, Apparently. Who Knew?


Uber's London License Didn't Get Renewed. Good. Stop Whining.


Technicolour Dreams: Why We Love the Mermaid and Unicorn Trend


Whatever, Emmys: 'Supernatural' Is Actually The Best Show On TV


Donald Glover, Or: Is It Possible To Admire Someone So Much You Actually Hate Them?


How Do You Solve a Problem Like PewDiePie?


How the Body Positivity Movement Went Skinny


Get Over Yourself, Maria Sharapova


The Daily Mail Still Thinks Fat-Shaming Is OK And We're Mad As Hell


Just What the Hell is a 'Taylor Swift'? One Writer's Dive Into the Unknown


The Scandal You Probably Haven't Heard About: It's Time To Improve Thyroid Treatment


The Enduring Power of ‘My Immortal’, The Worst Fan Fiction Ever Written


Is This The Quickest Honk, Or The Shortest Traffic Light?


Another Famous Man Turns Out to Be Disappointing. Consider Us Unsurprised


Let’s Pivot Away From ‘Pivot To Video’


Hypocrites, Personal Life, and Political Leanings


I've Watched Six 'Saw' Movies in Three Days and This Is Why


It’s One Small Dollar For Taylor Swift. But One Giant Leap For Her Feminist Redemption Arc


The F*ckability of Alt-Right Nazi Dipsh*ts Is Horribly Beside the Point. But Let's Nip that Right in the Bud Anyway


Charlottesville: Privilege, Identity, and Why We Fight


Charlottesville, 'Broadchurch', And The Value Of Oxygen


This Is What Happens When You Catcall A Woman


If Michael Mando isn't a Superstar in a Few Years Then the Industry is Broken


I Love My Short Boyfriend Even Though He Is Predisposed By His Gender To Be A Bad Writer Because Pajiba Is Forcing Diversity On Us


I Gave Up ‘Game Of Thrones’ For Love. Somebody Shoot Me


On Friendship and Fantasy Sports


'Preacher' And Its Jesse/Tulip Problem


The Great Debate: Wes Anderson, White Purveyor of Twee Uber-White Whiteness, or Genius Visionary Craftsman?


Why It's So Hard to Watch the Dog Die in Movies


The Case Of Charlie Gard: A Tragedy Exploited For Political Reasons


Old Doctor Has Thoughts On New Doctor, Should Maybe Keep Them To Himself


Building Code Regulations Are Boring, But They Are Also Vital


Chester Bennington and the Unfortunately Frequent Reminder that Suicide Isn't Selfish


5 Reasons Why Weiss and Benioff's 'Game of Thrones' Follow-Up 'Confederate' Is Such a Terrible Idea


The Surging, Thrilling Power of Women on 'Game of Thrones'


Marin Čilić and the Merits of Crying in Public


How Many Jumpsuits Is Too Many Jumpsuits? Uh... Asking For A Friend.


We Should Stop F**king About and Just Admit It: Samuel L. Jackson is the Greatest American Actor of His Generation, Maybe of All Time


Tips For Marvel: We Have Some Ideas...


Freelance Hell: I Turned Down My Dream Job Because I Couldn't Afford To Live


Jog On, MRA; Intersectional Meninism Is Not A Thing (And It's Not Why You're Single)


How Much Spoiler Is Too Much Spoiler? Spoilers Ahead...


I Don’t Want to Get Married or Have Kids So Leave Me Alone


Why Do People Talk To Me? An Examination


Dear America: A Letter From Your Ex


I Got a Backstreet Boys Song Stuck in my Head This Morning. God Help Me.


Open Mike: What Is the Difference Between a Mixtape and a Playlist?


Is There Even Such A Thing As Good Or Bad TV Anymore?


Sometimes... Sometimes I Really Wish I Was Stanley Tucci


Under the Trump Administration, Housing for the Poor In This Country is Terrifyingly F*cked


A Love Letter to Billie Lourd, Debbie Reynolds and Those of Us Who've Loved an Addict


'Twin Peaks' and the Art of the Episodic Review (Or Lack Thereof)


Roxane Gay and Mia Freedman: When Feminism Becomes Narcissism


The Violent Toxicity of Social Media is Relatively New to Republicans, But It's Not New to Politics


On Art, Ignorance, and the Fight Against Fascism


I Don't Have Time For Video Games Anymore. The 'Shadow of the Colossus' Trailer Made Me Weep


It's OK, Meme Kids: You Didn't Need To Go To Harvard Anyway


Do We Want ‘Freedom To’ or ‘Freedom From’? We Might Not Be Able To Have Both (A Response to the London Attacks)


Is It OK To Kill Fundamentalists in Video Games And Other Musings On Religion


Remembering The Breakneck, Beautiful Genius that is 'Mad Max: Fury Road's' Pre-Title Scene


Grit Your Teeth and Prepare for the Inevitable Backlash: One Day, We Will Probably Hate Dwayne Johnson


Exploring The Barely-There Gender Politics Of ‘Alien: Covenant’


Film Twitter Needs More Female Voices. So Does Everything Else


What The F**k Are Fidget Spinners And Do They Mean That I'm Now An Old?


The Trump Women: Feminism, Sympathy and Doing Their Damn Jobs


Just So We're Clear, Suing Your Date for Texting During a Movie Is a Real Dick Move


'Don't Tread On Me And Shit': Fraternizing with the Political Enemy


Has Hollywood's Experiment with White Male Directors Failed?


Donald Trump is Henry VIII, he is. Henry VIII he is, he is.


Jared Leto's Voice is Not a Thing


Don't Celebrate Too Much: Emmanuel Macron's Victory in France Now May Well Mean That Next Time it's Le Pen


Backfire Effect And How Not To Be A Dick


On Sporting, Irish War Cries And The Current Epicenter Of Human Hotness


Warner Bros. Fails 'Wonder Woman' Again With This Awful Product Placement


Blackness Isn't a Fashion Statement, Miley


Dispatches from the Tribeca Games Festival


'The Handmaid's Tale' And the Number of Episodes a TV Series Should Run


A Brief History of Political Censorship of Art & Pop Culture in Modern America


'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Looks at a Dark Legacy of Deceit, Ignorance, and Grief


Eat the Rich: The Schadenfreude Joys and Sad Realities of Fyre Festival


Louise Mensch, The Palmer Blog, and the Dangers of Fake News on the Left


Why Johnny Depp Remains Disney’s Most Beloved Celebrity Asset


Nature Documentaries Are The World's Greatest Hangover Cure. No One Denies This.


I Think There's a Wonder Woman Movie Coming Out Soon?


Do We Still Need a Black Widow Movie?


When The Song Rings Out, We March: Remembering Portugal's Remarkable, Bloodless Carnation Revolution


'Och Aye': Reading Scottish Romances as an Actual Scottish Person


Can TV Stop Making Weird Guys So Damn Attractive?


Captain America's a Nazi Now and It's Everything Wrong with Pop Culture


Eighteen Years Later And There Still Isn't Any Sense to Be Made Out of Columbine


When Will Hollywood Trust Women to Tell Superhero Stories?


No, Rihanna Doesn't Need to Lose Weight


We're All Sick of Knowing Everything All of the Time, Right?


'SNL' Has Never Been More Relevant, And Its Cast Never Less So


Riverdale Report: Will The Finale Fold In Witches And Zombies?


20 Years On 'Grosse Pointe Blank' Remains a Goddamn Masterpiece And If You Don't Like It You're Wrong


'13 Reasons Why' That's Not What Suicide Looks Like To Me


Let's Talk About The Surprise Twist Of Anne Hathaway's 'Colossal'


Digital Strip Searches and a Massive Wall: Welcome To America


A Hero Stands in Defiance Of Hate: Witness The Most Powerful Photo From The Weekend


Why Men and Women Can Never Be ‘Just Friends’ (According to a Conservative Outlet)


If You’re A Bigot, You Don’t Get To Like 'Star Trek'


'Civil War', 'Logan', 'Apes' or: How I Learned To Not Watch Movie Trailers Anymore


It Turns Out 'Justice League' Will Be 2 Hours, 50 Minutes Long. Don't Worry, Haters, Here Are All The Ways Zack Snyder Will Make That Work


A Completely Transparent Explanation of the Economics Behind Running a Pop-Culture Website


Television Isn't Film, Damnit


Remembering The Greatest Action Scene In The History Of Cinema


Should Democrats Stop Being the Party of Abortion Rights?


A Decade On, David Fincher's 'Zodiac' Remains a Near-Perfect Masterpiece


'This Precious Stone Set in the Silver Sea': A Tribute to the Indomitable British Spirit


Why Television Shows Should Have Term Limits


Pride & Prejudice & Nazis: The Alt-Right Need To Step Away From Our National Treasure


Where Did the 90-Minute Movie Go?


Tom Cruise Has Been Training For His Next 'Mission Impossible' Stunt For A Year. Let's Speculate Wildly!


It’s Time To Change The Narrative: The Case of Michael Brown is Straight Out Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’


Writing About LGBT Superhero Representation? Don't Forget About Mystique, Y'all


Dear Long Distance Relationships: F**k You


Is Eddie Redmayne Behind You Right Now?


How to Handle Criticism of Your Acting Role Without Being a Sh*t Weasel


Lord, Give Me The Confidence Of The 'Avatar' Franchise


Elgin Lumpkin is the Hero We Need and Deserve Right Now


Still Think Women Are Treated Better Than Men And Have Nothing To Strike About?


Michael Shannon: A Rare And Versatile Talent To Be Treasured


A Pajiba Comment Diversion: What Book Could You Honestly Say Changed Your Life?


To Pee, or Not to Be: That Is the Question for Trans Youth


The Lessons We Must Learn From the 2017 Academy Awards


'Girls' Tackles Being Not Being an American Bitch


When There’s 'Something Rotten in the State of Denmark,' It’s Time To Be Horatio, Not Hamlet


Probably The Single Greatest Scene In Modern Cinema


Jimmy Fallon's Precipitous Fall Is Proof Of the Damaging Effects of Donald Trump


We Need to Talk About the Virulent Racism of "The Great Wall"


About That Question A Jewish Reporter Tried to Ask Before Donald Trump Shouted Him Down and Called Him a Liar


James Franco: Pretentious Narcissist Or Inspired Renaissance Man? One Writer's Emotional Roller Coaster Journey


Was There Ever a Better Time for a TV Adaptation of 'The Handmaid’s Tale'?


Fried Chicken Is The New Bread, Because Darkest Timeline


The Best, Most Harrowing Valentine's Day Miracle Story You Will Ever Read (Updated)


A Reminder that Free the Nipple Isn't About Porn


Why the Patriot's Victory Over the Falcons Is a Ridiculous Metaphor for the Election


If You Had To Pick One Song To Represent An Entire Genre, What Song Would It Be?


The Wheels Are Coming Off The Trump Administration


The Muslim Ban Has Sullied Oscars 2017


Remembering John Hurt: The Pajiba Staff Pick Their Favorite Performances


White People, Here's Some Tough Love


An Ode To The Greatest Hero Yet To Appear In Any Superhero Movie


A Desperate Plea In A Time Of Great Anxiety and Anger


Is It OK To Punch A Nazi? Why We're Asking All The Wrong Questions


45 Pop Culture Facts that NO ONE DENIES


Today, the World Will Change, But How Much?


Stop Demonizing Poor People Who Use Government Assistance


Why Media Representation Matters: As Told By A Straight White Man


Weapons of Mass Distraction


Is John Carpenter's 'They Live' Actually About Jewish Control Of The World? No, Nothing Is, And That's Not A Thing


How to Approach Peak TV in a Post-Trump Era


Sorry, ScarJo Is Not The Highest Grossing Actor Of 2016


The Best Brand In Human History Was One Lightsaber Away From Destruction


Rape Culture Is the Director of 'Passengers' Believing Most Would Do What Chris Pratt's Character Did


Science Says People Who Swear Are F**king Wicked Smart!


Beware The Self-Righteous Media When They Speak Of 'Fake News'. They Are The Ones Who Got Us Into This Mess


To Age Is a Sin: "I Stand Before You as a Doormat"


When A Movie Poster Contains Multitudes: An Existential Investigation


A Very Serious Discussion: Which 'Love Actually' Character Is Best In Bed?


What The Fuck Are You Trying To Pull: Aerie Henley Romper Edition


Of Movie Tickets, Changing Jobs and Legacies


Why The Fu*k Hasn't Brendan Gleeson Won An Oscar Yet?


Probably The Most Powerful Thing I've Seen On Television This Year


Gaslighted by a Gilmore


Johnny Depp Need Not Ruin 'Fantastic Beasts 2'


What Makes a Good Biopic?


The One Thing We Can All Do to Stand Up for What's Right (And No, It's Not a Safety Pin)


The Best Thing You Can Teach Your Kids About The Election


Take Care of Yourself Today--Tomorrow Needs You


That The Cubs Would Win in 2016 Is Nothing Short of Poetry


HURRY THE FU*K UP! Calmly Counting Down The Last Week Before The Election


Disgust from 'Inside Out' Is a Horrible Monster Who Can Go Straight to Hell


Making Literature Accessible Through 'Mad Max: Fury Road'


What Will We Do Once He's Gone: Fear Of A Post-Trump Planet


Facebook Has a Serious Donald Trump Problem


Celebrating ‘Bad Boys II’ on Its F*ck You I Want to Write About This Awesome Movie Anniversary


Quit It with the Idea That Sexual Assault Has Anything to Do with Appearance


Dear White People (Halloween Edition)


Why Lip Gallagher's Heartbreaking Fate on 'Shameless' Was Inevitable


Fake Police Officers and Other Things Men Don't Realize Women Fear


5 Kid's Cartoons That Won't Make You Fly Into A Stabby Rage: They're Like Waffles For My Dumptruck


Nate Parker on Rape Allegations: 'I Don't Feel Guilty'


Tim Burton and the Pernicious Racial Bias of "Realism"


'You're the Worst' and the Biggest Myth About Grief


On The Inimitable, Exhausting Wonder Of Physical Books


A Stitch Fix Skeptic Reviews The Subscription Fashion Service


Yes Men, All Women Really Have Been Taught to Politely Tolerate Your Bullsh*t


This Stopped Being an Election Months Ago. This Is a War


Patton Oswalt and the Place Where Grief and Humor Meet


JonBenét Ramsey and the Blurred Line Between Entertainment and Murder


30 Practical Tips About the Horrors of Raising a Baby That You Will Never Learn from Movies and TV


Mike Ditka Is The Spokesperson For A Generation That Can't Handle Complexity


On Loss, Grief, and the Impact of Others In Our Lives


What Is a Stop and Frisk, and Why It's So Goddamn Dangerous


Do You Have Any Idea What Kind of Crazy Sh*t Your Toddler Is Watching on YouTube?


While You Were Being Outraged about Peaceful Kneeling, Police Are Still Shooting Black People


Behind Every Supermom Is An Incompetent Dad: This Dad Is Sick Of The Condescension


Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Reveals the True Threat of a Trump Administration


Mind Your Own Business: Infertility Isn't A Conversation Starter


The Bad Guy Rarely Thinks He’s the Bad Guy: Of Celebrity Enemies and Mea Culpas


What's the Deal with the Impending Collapse of Reddit?


To the Smug Mommy Whose Kids Don't Watch TV: Go F*ck Yourself


'Stranger Things' Season Two Theory: What Is the Thessalhydra?


Hell Is the Moment Between Cause and Effect


An Open Letter To Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara About Layoffs, Zack Snyder, and Donuts


One of the Most Important Factors in Raising a Child Is Something Parents Never Talk About


25 Practical Tips About The Horrors Of Raising A Teenage Girl (That Movies Or TV Won't Teach You)


A Guide to All the Best Jokes in 'Captain America: Civil War'


A Dispassionate Look At Kneelgate


16 Things Working Parents Should Know About the Horrors of Caring for Sick Children


Can We All Calm the F*ck Down about Periods Please?


Matt Bomer Becomes Yet Another Cis Man To Play Trans Woman


Sex Scenes In Movies Are So Gross And I Hate Them


On Aging Out of Being a Dead Girl and How "The Night Of" Failed Us


'Joshy' and the Sidelining Effect of Anger and Grief


Words F**king Matter


Nate Parker Reminds Us Yet Again of the Prevalence of Rape Culture


On 'Mr. Robot' and the Virtues of Television Theories and Twists


Should Tweets Get You Fired?


Lindsay Lohan, Amber Heard and All 'Imperfect Victims': You Deserve Better


The Aggrieved Animators on 'Sausage Party,' the WB Open Letter, and the Role of Journalism


Will Modern Audiences Permit 'Star Trek: Discovery' To Fulfill The Prime Directive?


No, ‘Suicide Squad’ Doesn’t Need to Make $800 Million to Break Even


Superhero Movies Have a Villain Problem


'Don't Think Twice' And The Cost Of Dreaming


In Defense of Jared Leto's 'Suicide Squad' Joker


Confronting a Parent's Death and 'Stand By Me,' On Its 30th Anniversary


'Stranger Things' and the Role of the Demogorgon


Counteracting the Widespread Negativity on Social Media Platforms


Five Simple Steps To Be An Ally: A Guide For Straight, White, Cisgender Men, by a Straight, White, Cisgender Man


A Love Letter to the Internet


Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and the Value of Identity Politics


When 'Star Trek Beyond' Flies, and When It Crashes


'Stranger Things' Have Happened, But Has 'Homage' Emerged As A Genre Of Its Own?


A Pajiba Confusion Primer: Am I Sexist If I Don't Like the New 'Ghostbusters'?


Movies That Stay With You: 'Creep' Will Curl Into The Corners Of Your Mind


If You Really Want to Piss Off Men's Rights Activists, Reboot This With Female Leads


Why Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the Silent But Deadly Weapon of 'Swiss Army Man'


The Curious Case Of Mark Ruffalo, Greatest Movie Detective Of His Generation


I'll Watch My Stories Howsoever I Damn Well Please


How The Sundance Institute And LA Film Prize Are Aiding Inclusion


The System Is Broken, and There Is No Realistic Solution


A Social Media Echo Chamber Is Not A Thing


About That Variety Article...


The Cast of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Reunited and It Feels So Good


How To Deal With Toxic 'Friends' On Your Facebook Wall


Why Are There So Many Goddamn Mattress Stores in America?


What the NRA Really Means by the Dangers of 'Political Correctness'


'UnReal' Fan Theory That Could Be A Real Issue For Rachel


Now, We Are All Fundamentalists


Ignorant Hatred Is the Real Scourge Overtaking America


Worlds of Warcrap: The Future of Fantasy on the Big Screen


Reflecting On The Tonys, And What The Oscars Could Learn From Them


Some Dark Proclamations Of A Panicky, Anxiety-Riddled Brain


The Hard-Hitting Inside Story About What It's Like To Be A Straight White Male In The 21st Century


They're the Heroes Women (Unfortunately) Need and (Definitely) Deserve


Brock Turner, Rape Culture, and I'm Tired, So F*cking Tired


A 'Mystique' Movie Could Land the 'X-Men' Queer Metaphor Bryan Singer Has Been Chasing


Muhammad Ali:: Louisville Says Goodbye To Their Champion


A Serious Discussion About Which 'Archer' Character Is Best In Bed


Point Counter Point: Is Disney Homogenizing 'Rogue One' or Making a Better Movie?


15 Fu**ing Cuts In 6 Seconds: Witness The Madness Of Modern Movie Editing


The All-Caps Aftermath: What Happens When You Go Viral


In Which We Attempt to Calmly Explain What the Hell Happened on XOJane Without a Rage Stroke


A Letter To Comic Book Movies: I Love You, But We Need To Take A Break


The Defining Movies Of A Decade: 1970 - 1979


It's Time To Shut Up About How Much We Hate Reboots


An All-Caps Explosion of Feelings Regarding the Liberal Backlash Against Hillary Clinton


Why the Mediocre Trailers for 'Ghostbusters' Should Not Be Cause for Concern


Marvel’s Dominance Probably Won’t Last as Long as You Think


Hayden Panettiere Re-enters Treatment for Post-Partum Depression: Here's What the Disease Feels Like


Why Movie Adaptations Of Video Games Will Always Suck


The Many Concerns We Have About Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time' Adaptation


A Serious Discussion About Which Of The Avengers Is Best In Bed, Part 2


Taco Bell's Diablo Sauce Is Back And We Believe In Love Again


A Quick Note on Rape as a Plot Device and the 'Sympathetic Rapist'


What Enamel Pin Best Captures My Personality? A Pajiba Investigation


We Have to Accept that 2016 Is the Beginning of the End of the Age of Heroes


Was 'Doctor Strange's' Ancient One Casting Really a No-Win Situation?


An Open Letter To Curt Schilling


A Joe Starr In France Did Something Bad And Now France Is Really Mad At Me


Rainbow Colored Food For Adults Has to Stop


You Don't Need an A-List Star to Launch a Franchise, You Need a Franchise to Launch an A-List Star


On Psychiatric Medication and Going Cold Turkey: Relax, Don't Do It


We Are No Longer a 'United' States of America, and We May Never Be Again


An Open Letter To All Of The Whiny 'Men' Complaining About Too Many Women In Things


How an 18 Year Old Video Game and a Transgender Character Just Reignited Gamer Gate


My Life As A Runner, Day 3: Wisdom Is A Journey And Rhythm Is A Dancer


GIFs Have Been Cancelled, Effective Immediately


When Will The Robots Take Your Job?


Birthers, Bernie Bros, and the Art of Punching Our Own Genitals


The Superman You Want is Not the Superman Zack Snyder Is Ever Going to Give You


Spoiled, Entitled Rich Kids are Unintentionally Fomenting Revolution in China


Why is TV, Literally, So Dark?


What It's Like to Emerge from Suicidal Depression


I Am A Man Without Texas Toast: Homesick For My Hangover Cure


Stop Accusing Olivia Munn (and People in General) Of "Faking" Their Geeky Interests


An Open Letter to the Guy Wondering If He Should Buy a 'Drive' Jacket


Not Your Korean Sidekick: The Frustrating Career of John Cho


America's Political Hate Machine Is Tearing the Country Apart


The Villain of 'Zootopia' Is Basically Donald Trump


Is KFC the Harry Potter to Chick-Fil-A's Voldemort?


A Scientific Analysis of the Oscars' Music Rolling


Gratuity is the Greatest Wage Innovation Ever Devised


Why The F*ck Are We Rolling Music Over Anyone At The Oscars? A Profane Rant


We Have Jon Stewart to Blame for Donald Trump


Please Don't Give Kim on 'Better Call Saul' the Skyler White Treatment


Are We Finally at the Precipice of the Whitewashing Tipping Point?


J. K. Rowling Should Open the Potterverse: A Non-Fan's Plea


The Lasting Legacy And Surprising Backlash Against the Era of Bullshit


The Hook is Everything. How Binge Episodes Are Evolving To Fit A Modern Audience.


11 Ways HBO's 'Vinyl' and 'Mad Men' Are The Exact Same Show


Whitesplaining the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy To Other White People Who Are Slow On the Uptake


'Hamilton' Celebrations By Fans Who Aren't Willing to Wait For It


What We're Really Talking About When We're Talking About Diversity At Awards Shows


"I Told You Not to Say Anything. You Can't Go In There, Brazenly Flaunt the Rules and Then Think I'm Gonna Share With You."


Zany Holidays Are as Old as God


John Williams Awakens: Some Love For New Star Wars Music


Why So Many Copies Of Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Are Suddenly Being Sold Again


The Internet Offers Damning Evidence Amy Schumer Stole Jokes from Three Female Comedians


Pajiba's IP Lawyer Explains How Two Bills Running Through Congress Could Ruin the Internet and Put Us in Prison


TBS Now Scheduling Binge-Watches, Binge-Watches Officially Dead


How The Life of Every Major Dark Jedi In the 'Star Wars' Films Follows a Line through 'Inferno's' 9 Rings


The 2016 Golden Globes Signaled The End Of Old Hollywood


About Those Insidious Mobile Ads That Hijack Your Phone and Redirect You to the App Store


The New York Giants Just Made The Biggest Mistake In Franchise History


Life's Short; Watch a Bad Movie


Saying Goodbye To Pixar Films: A One Woman Boycott


'Transparent' and the Profound Dangers of Minimizing 'PC' and 'Safe Space' Culture


The Positive Message the Anti-Government Protesters In Oregon Reinforce About the Internet


A Note to Our Readers and Commenters as We Head into 2016


'It's A Wonderful Life' is a Terrible Awful Movie about Mediocrity and Sameness


How to Talk to Your Children About Spoilers


How the Internet Watched and Covered TV Changed Significantly in 2015


2015: The Year We Completely Stopped Watching NBC


Do The Olsen Twins Not Have Teeth?


Why Idris Elba Being Black Makes 'The Dark Tower' Better


News Media, the Passive Voice, and the Problem with Saying They 'Were Radicalized'


Batman V Superman V WB Marketing: Why DC Movies Can't Win


Two Huge Glaring Problems With Jessica Jones


Why Casting Idris Elba as Bond Would Be a Lazy Form of Progressiveness


'Love Actually' Is A Problematic Movie And Ugh, Shut Up, Who F*cking Cares?


It's Time To Start Training To See Creed!


We Are Better Than This


Dear Millennials: We Need to Have a Talk About Free Speech


Putting Out an Amber Alert for the 'Grey's Anatomy' Children


Watching 'Surf's Up' With Shia LaBeouf #ALLMYMOVIES


Kurt Vonnegut and the Cosmic Shrug


Entertainment Websites Are Facebook's Bitch


The 'God Is Not Dead 2' Trailer Proves Religious Nuts Aren't Serious About Ending Abortions


Just One Afternoon in the Sun, and It's All Downhill from There


When Did Moviegoers Stop Going to Shitty Movies?


Why You Should Keep Watching 'The Walking Dead'


Why Grantland's Failure Moves the Internet One Step Closer Toward a Desolate Hellscape


Why DC's Multiverse Approach Works Better Than The MCU


Why Jess Was Rory's Best Boyfriend


Stop Acting Like 'Jem And The Holograms' Failure Is Our Victory


Boycotting 'Star Wars' Because of the Black Guy: Where Did Sci Fi Go Wrong?


How Come Dudes Don't Steam Clean Their Dicks?


A Love Letter to 'Star Wars' And Its New Custodians


Why You Are Wrong If You Don't Like the New 'Muppets' TV Show


Dear Amateur Videographers: Ignore the Haters, Keep Filming in Portrait


We Are No Longer Safe: A Reaction To The Deadly Shooting at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood Last Night


Why Does TV Continue to Reboot and Remake Properties When Their Success Rate Is So Anemic?


No, Mass Shootings Are Not A Mental Health Issue


Old Men vs. Teenage Girls: Who Deserves Your Mockery More?


The End of Humanity Is Upon Us, and We've Nobody to Blame But Ourselves


The Inspiring, Unlikely Rise Of an NFL Quarterback Who'd Been Put Out to Pasture


On Peter Pan, Whitewashing, And What Makes The Red Man Red


A White Guy's Measured Explanation of Why What Matt Damon Said Was Wrong


To the Bruce Banners Of this World, and the Threatened Ideas that Keep the Hulk at Bay


Could Anyone on "How To Get Away With Murder" Actually Get Away With Murder?


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Alyssa Milano Questions Public Reaction to Her Breastfeeding vs. Kim Kardashian's Nude Photos


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'Interstellar' and the Ryan Leaf Theory of Movie Criticism


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Lena Dunham and Chris Rock: A Tale of Two Controversial Comedians, and What's Gender Got to Do with It?


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A Quick Primer on What 'How to Get Away with Murder' Gets Wrong About Law School


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The Fault in Our Stars: Does It Matter if Celebrities Are Bad People?


Why Tina Fey Would Be the Perfect Person to Replace Lorne Michaels on 'SNL' (Sooner, Rather than Later)


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The Cover Song Rule: How to Tell if a Reboot is Any Good


Why It's Okay For Us to Be Upset For Cecily Strong, Even If She Isn't


Truth to Power: Why 'Archer' Should Have Kept ISIS in the Show


What Now? Matt Smith and His Ex-Girlfriend Are the Latest Sex Crime Victims


What Makes Certain Movies ‘Unrebootable’?


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Freedom is Only an Illusion: Why Cutting the Cable Cord is Much Harder than You Think


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Here We Go Again: North Dakota School Bans Girls from Wearing Yoga Pants So Teachers and Boys Won't Be Distracted


Ben Affleck, 'Gone Girl' and the Need for More Male Nudity in Hollywood


"Win the Chance to Direct the New Twilight:" Why a Female-Empowering Film Project is Massively Depressing for Women


Shut the F*ck Up, Kevin Smith: Nobody Gave You 'Clerks III' Money Because Of 'Tusk'


Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who is a Jerk, and That's a Good Thing


No, Avoiding the Bro Hug Does Not Make You Homophobic (Unless You're Afraid He'll Kiss You)


Haunting Powerlessness: Why Dystopia is Horror on the Societal Level


Baby Don't Hurt Me No More: An Open Letter to Hulu


Why Won't Amazon Let Me Watch 'Transparent'?


ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons, Fails Public Relations 101


'The Knick' And the Problem With Genuine Shitbag Protagonists


Is Kevin Smith's Box-Office Disaster, 'Tusk,' the End of His Filmmaking Career or a Much-Needed Wake-Up Call?


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The Cost of Living: 'Lost,' 9/11, and How Damon Lindelof Taught Us He Shouldn't Solve 'The Leftovers'' Central Mystery


Why Is Late Night Television So Afraid of Diversity?


Why the Adrian Peterson Dilemma for the NFL Is So Markedly Different than the Ray Rice Situation


The Rehabilitation of Kristen Stewart


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What Happened to Bodice-Ripping, Shoulder-Biting, Spittle-Spewing Sex We Were Promised in 'Outlander'?


Everything the Internet Used to Wrongly Say About Skyler White Is Actually True of Gemma Teller


Jack the Ripper, The Daily Mail, and Social Media Gullibility, Or: It's Time for an Internetervention


Seeing is Aggrieving: Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, and the Power of Video


The Nude Celebrity Photo Scandal and the Value We Place on Sex and Sexual Expression


5 Simple Man-to-Man Rules About How To Accord Yourself Around Women


What Nude Photo Scandals Tell Us about How We View Women


It's Not Just Gamers, Nerd Culture is a Sick Wasteland


Does Enjoying 'Game of Thrones' Make You Sexist? Will Buying a Ticket to 'Exodus' Make You Racist?


It Doesn't Matter Whether Tony Soprano is Dead or Alive, and Stop Asking


Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Internet Misogyny as Terrorism


How to Make the Emmys Watchable Again (Hint: It Involves Drinking Games)


How Memory Interconnects Everything We Watch and Read


Why I'm Excited about the 'Harry Potter' Spin-Off


When Trailers Go Wrong, Movies of 2014 Edition


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How ‘True Detective’ and ‘The Knick’ are Ushering In the Next TV Revolution


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On Creativity and Psychological Scarring, Or How 'Frank' Will Fuck You Up


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Which Way Do I Go To Get To Your America: Thoughts On Ferguson and Michael Brown


Why Do We Personalize Celebrity Deaths?


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Should Celebrities Be Voicing Their Opinions on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict?


Is It OK to Call Suicide Selfish? It Depends On Who You Are


I'm Not A Snob!: The Real Reason 'Game of Thrones' Readers Hate Change


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How Marvel Mitigated Risk and Changed the Future of Franchise Filmmaking


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Modern Technology Did Not Kill the Spy Film Because The Best Spy Films Aren't About the Technology


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What Video Games Say About Our Morality


'Transformers: Age of Extinction' vs 'Hercules': In Defense of Cheese


Why We Persist in Monster Hunting and Conspiracy Theories


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Episodic Television: An Elaborate Delivery Mechanism for Short Stories


Dear Hollywood, Stop Making Movies About Computers and the Internet


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What 'Battlestar Galactica' Teaches Us About Human Compassion


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Orange is the New Black & the Myth of Prison Rehabilitation


An Open Letter to the Kid Sitting In Front of Me Who Was Scarred for Life by 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'


If Women Who Commented on Last Night's 'Louie' Were As Sh*tty as Some Men Who Comment on HBO's 'Girls'


Is NY Mag's Profile of Terry Richardson Fair Journalism or a Disgusting Fluff Piece? (Hint, It's the Latter)


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Haters To the Left: On Tom Cruise's Amazing Three Decades of Box-Office Resilience


Why Are Horror Stories Not to Blame for the Slenderman Crime, but the Men’s Rights Movement Carries Some Blame for the Santa Barbara's Killings?


The Economics of Movie Reviews, or Why So Many Film Critics Continue to Lose Their Jobs


The Broccoli Theory of Bad Television


The Kiss-Rape Sequence in Last Night's 'Louie' Was Really Uncomfortable, Wasn't It?


A Conversation with My Wife about a #YesAllWomen and a 'Phenomenal Woman,' Maya Angelou


Marvel’s The Interventioni2t: Executive Orders in the Wake of Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Departure


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Don't Hand Me No Lies and Keep Your Hands to Yourself: The South Continues to Tighten Abortion Restrictions


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How the Red Wedding Broke 'Game of Thrones'


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A Study into the Many Facial Expressions of 'Weekend Update's' Colin Jost


What Is TV's Obsession with Antlers, and What Do They Represent in 'Hannibal' and 'True Detective'?


Assessing This Year's Painful, Disastrous Season of 'Saturday Night Live'


This Teen Girl Had to Leave a Prom Because Her Dress Caused Chaperone Dads' Impure Thoughts


Why Content Partnering with Other Sites like Salon.com Is a Bad Idea for Publishers


How Network Television Executives Can Learn from Crack Dealers


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Why the Lack of Nudity on 'Hannibal' is a Good Thing


A Lengthy Feminist Response to Shailene Woodley about the Definition of Feminism


Everybody Hates Sansa: Defending 'Game of Thrones'' Elder Stark Sister


Mad Men's Garden of Eden: The Book of Genesis Allusions in 'The Monolith'


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Jimi Hendrix, 'Mad Men's' Don Draper, and the Prophetic Warnings of the Number 9


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How Salon.com Rewrote My Headline and Turned Me Into an Internet Troll


The Most Profound Moment of TV This Week Involved Neither Rape Nor Murder


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Walter White, Jamie Lannister, and How We Morally Process Murder and Rape Differently


Democracy is So Overrated: How House of Cards Fell Victim to Real-World Political Machinations


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Why Do People Spoil? The Psychology Behind the Spoiler


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Quantity is its Own Quality: Fantasy Epics as a Distinct Medium


The Unintended Karmic Upside to the Massive Illegal Pirating of 'Game of Thrones'


Why Sitcom Finales Are So Hard to Pull Off


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Why Sitcoms Are Always About the Single Guy, Not the Married Couple


In Defense of Stosh 'Piz' Piznarski, Veronica Mars' One True Love


Denzel and Crouching Tiger: Why Minority Representation Isn't As Important As You Think


Is Hollywood's Feminism Fad Doing More Harm Than Good?


5 Far-Reaching Cinematic Lessons of the Indie Hit 'Birdemic'


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Body Swapping Popularity in The '80s: Diagnosing an Aberrant Phenomenon


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6 Big Questions Left Unanswered By Body Swap Movies


I Want To With You: 'Mulholland Drive' as the Ultimate Body Swap Movie


Will Modern Technology Render Body Swap Movies Pointless?


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What Movies Never Told You about Life with an Addict


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It Ain't Fantasy Without a Little Fascism, or Why Neville Was the Real Hero of 'Harry Potter'


LOLdunit: Television Mysteries in the Age of Ironic Consumption


Lindsay Lohan And the Destruction Wrought By the Celebrity Welfare State


Life is a Sitcom: How Our Reality Mirrors 'Burn Notice'


Ah, It's Great to Be a Woman: Michigan Marches Forward with "Rape Insurance" Requirement


God Is in the Details: John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis, and The Rise and Fall of 'SCTV'


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The Flat Circle: How 'True Detective' Brilliantly Employs Genre Conventions to Misdirect Its Audience


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How One of the Bravest Moments In Television History Paved the Way for Ellen Page's Coming Out Speech


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Death Is Meaningless: Exploring Death in 'Sherlock,' 'Agents of SHIELD,' and 'American Horror Story'


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Why Do People Argue About 'Girls' More Than Any Other TV Show?


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Why the Engagement of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Is Important to Our Cultural Narrative


Yes, I'm Getting Older Too: An Open Letter to Hollywood Women


A Lengthy Feminist Treatise on the Golden Globes Criticism of Gabourey Sidibe, Lena Dunham and General Body-Shaming Culture


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We Are All Jordan Belfort: Why Moviegoers Rejected Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'


The Mystery Behind NBC and The Most Resilient Show on Network Television, 'Community'


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May Your Days Be Kind of Merry and Sort of Bright: Depression During the Holidays


In Constant Sorrow All Through His Days: Heartbreak, Outsiders, and American Music


Do Movie Reviews Matter Anymore? A Pop-Culture Experiment


Why Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson Should (But Won't) Halt the Release of the Video for "Do What U Want"


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