Weekly news quiz: From strange satellite images to a Hottest 100 milestone, a sheep-shearing record, and a grand slam champion

Weekly news quiz: From strange satellite images to a Hottest 100 milestone, a sheep-shearing record, and a grand slam champion

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Buffalo’s Zawadi Books celebrates Black stories year round

Buffalo’s Zawadi Books celebrates Black stories year round

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Opening a book can open your world, whether that’s seeing yourself reflected in its pages or finding a new perspective. “Reading, for me, changes everything,” said Sharon Holley, the co-owner of Zawadi Books. Sharon and her husband Kenneth opened up their first bookstore in the 1970s. “We both had a love of … Read more

Sarah Michelle Gellar Confirms Dolly Parton Produced Buffy

Sarah Michelle Gellar Confirms Dolly Parton Produced Buffy

Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images), Image: 20th Century Studios (Getty Images) Into every generation a powerhouse is born, one who will save us from the plague, bring knowledge to children, and defeat demons like Jolene. Country legend Dolly Parton is that chosen one—who without whom we would not have gotten Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as … Read more

Stephen King calls geographic shenanigans on The Last Of Us

Stephen King calls geographic shenanigans on The Last Of Us

Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman have dinner as far away from a Dunkin as humanly possiblePhoto: Liane Hentscher (HBO) This past week’s episode of The Last Of Us was a watershed moment in queer television, depicting a compassionate, painful, and rewarding romance played by Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett to rapturous acclaim. This very website … Read more

The Last Of Us Fans Are Going Hard On Bill And Frank Fan Art

The Last Of Us Fans Are Going Hard On Bill And Frank Fan Art

Image: HBO Reader, I have a question for you: do you like art of gay old men living their best post-apocalyptic lives? Well, The Last of Us fans have you covered this week, as artists are coming out of the woodwork to draw some amazing art of Bill and Frank from this week’s episode of … Read more

Tim Allen is very disappointed in Pamela Anderson

Tim Allen is very disappointed in Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson; Tim AllenPhoto: Jon Kopaloff; Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) The back-and-forth between Pamela Anderson and Tim Allen regarding an incident on the set of Home Improvement has reached the… condescending and intimidating stage? Anderson, who appeared in the first two seasons of the ABC sitcom in the ’90s, alleged in her new memoir Love, … Read more

The Last Of Us and Game Of Thrones

The Last Of Us and Game Of Thrones

Lia Toby/Getty ImagesGraphic: The A.V. Club We’re only a month into 2023 and Bella Ramsey is already having a great year. Not only did the 19-year-old British actress receive a handful of award nominations for her starring performance in Lena Dunham’s medieval comedy Catherine Called Birdy, she’s also at the center of the hottest show … Read more

Showtime Cancels Let the Right One In After One Season

Showtime Cancels Let the Right One In After One Season

Let the Right One In—the gorgeously bleak 2008 Swedish movie based on the 2004 Swedish horror novel—is remembered fondly for its unique vampire story, exploring the grim but loving relationship between a girl who thirsts for blood and the man who acts as her protector and prey-snatcher. The Showtime series based on the same story, … Read more

Long Long Time Sees Streaming Surge

Long Long Time Sees Streaming Surge

Bill and Frank at the piano in The Last of Us.Image: HBO Last night’s episode of The Last Of Us has genre TV fans everywhere buzzing, thanks in part to a certain vintage pop hit. And now, like another specific piece of music before it, the song is seeing a huge surge in popularity. Episode … Read more

Fire Emblem Engage Is Stealing Players’ Most Emotional Kill

Fire Emblem Engage Is Stealing Players’ Most Emotional Kill

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Imagine that you’re forced into the emotionally turbulent situation of murdering your own evil parent. Right as you work up the nerve and give a heartfelt speech about it, some random ally kills them in front of your eyes. I should feel bad, but I haven’t stopped laughing. For a few … Read more