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March 23

The OA: Angel of Death  Season 2, Episode 1

While private eye Karim Washington scours San Francisco for a missing teen who was involved in a cryptic game, OA wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings.
posted by fleacircus at 8:06 PM - 1 comment

The Orville: Lasting Impressions  Season 2, Episode 11

The crew opens a time capsule from 2015. [more inside]
posted by jzb at 4:01 PM - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Into the Fire  Season 4, Episode 6

The Shadow War ends at Coriana VI. "Pour it on, Mr. Lennier. Take us into the fire." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 3:03 PM - 1 comment

Book: Rabid

The most fatal virus known to science, rabies-a disease that spreads avidly from animals to humans-kills nearly one hundred percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. In this critically acclaimed exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years of the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh and often wildly entertaining look at one of humankind's oldest and most fearsome foes.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 1:20 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Chennai Express

A man heading towards Rameshwaram via Chennai express to immerse his late grandfather's ashes unwillingly gets caught amidst goons after helping their boss's daughter and them board the train. This zany screwball comedy stars Shah Rukh Khan.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:42 AM - 1 comment

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Need To Find My Frenemy  Season 4, Episode 15

Rebecca gets a call to help her old nemesis out of a complicated situation. Meanwhile, Nathaniel, Josh and Greg attempt to deal with their competing feelings for Rebecca.
posted by JimBennett at 12:49 AM - 10 comments

March 22

Siren: Season Two, First Half (Ep 1-8)  Season 2, Episode 8

Things in Bristol Cove only become more complicated. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:56 PM - 2 comments

Doom Patrol: Doom Patrol Patrol  Season 1, Episode 6

Jane searches for the Doom Patrol. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:06 PM - 2 comments

Project Runway: The Future is Here  Season 17, Episode 2

The designers work in teams of three to create mini collections that highlight a specific A. Human Body Modification
posted by kanata at 3:57 PM - 7 comments

Book: SPQR

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:49 PM - 6 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Therapist  Season 6, Episode 11

Charles gets Jake involved in a case where a therapist reports one of his patients missing; Holt wants to meet Rosa's new girlfriend; Amy thinks she mistakenly received a package for Terry. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:11 PM - 6 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: Trump: The Rusical  Season 11, Episode 4

The girls dance and lip-sync in a politically-themed Grease reboot.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:20 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Us

A family's serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgangers begin to terrorize them. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter at 6:15 AM - 18 comments

Supernatural: Don't Go In the Woods  Season 14, Episode 16

Sam and Dean are baffled when they come up against a monster they have never heard of before; Jack does his best to impress a new group of friends. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:10 AM - 10 comments

March 21

Star Trek: Discovery: The Red Angel  Season 2, Episode 10

Further information about both the Red Angel and Burnham's past come to light. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:39 PM - 45 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 24

The Pine Guard are scattered to the wind as their shape-shifting target wreaks havoc around Kepler. Duck tells the truth. Aubrey wields her mightiest magic yet. Ned just tries to stay alive.
posted by Tevin at 1:42 PM - 4 comments

Book: Inside the Victorian Home

Nineteenth-century Britain was then the world's most prosperous nation, yet Victorians would bury meat in earth and wring sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such drudgery was routine for the parents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been. Following the daily life of a middle-class Victorian house from room to room; from childbirth in the master bedroom through the kitchen, scullery, dining room, and parlor, all the way to the sickroom; Judith Flanders draws on diaries, advice books, and other sources to resurrect an age so close in time yet so alien to our own.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 1:24 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company. Directed and written by Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room).
posted by Cash4Lead at 10:27 AM - 13 comments

Special Event: NCAA Basketball tournaments 2019

It begins! Come in here to root on your fave college basketball team, even if you're wrongheaded in your life choices.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:51 AM - 25 comments

March 20

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 4

Rewatch! A young Slab Bulkhead is killed but revived by a Voodoo Lady to get revenge on his killers. Contains Adam West in one of his post-Batman, pre-self-referential roles, begging folk to kill him. Previously
posted by JHarris at 11:42 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Chale Chalo: The Lunacy of Film Making

An account of the making of the critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated Indian blockbuster Lagaan, from the point of view of Satyajit Bhatkal, who served as a production assistant on the film. (Note: on Netflix, this is listed under the title Madness in the Desert.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:07 PM - 1 comment

The Magicians: The Serpent  Show Only   Season 4, Episode 9

Quentin eats a quesadilla. Kady and Zelda share a smoke. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:50 PM - 7 comments

Book: The Fate of Rome

A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome's power, a story of nature's triumph over human ambition. Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 1:25 PM - 2 comments

March 19

The Flash: Time Bomb  Season 5, Episode 17

Team Flash finds out that a suburban mom named Vickie Bolen is in danger and they race to save her. Upon meeting her, they discover she's a meta-human who is hiding her abilities from her family. Barry encourages Vickie to share her secret with her family, which makes Nora realize she needs to come clean with her parents about Thawne. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:22 PM - 5 comments

Movie: No Country for Old Men

It’s the early 1980s, and Sheriff Ed Tom Bell has presided over his small south Texas border county for decades. In all that time he has sent only one criminal to death row in and is otherwise secure in his belief that “it takes very little to govern good people.” Unbeknownst to Bell, however, a local welder named Llewellyn Moss has, while out hunting near the Rio Grande, stumbled across the bodies of a half dozen drug runners who have killed each other off during a deal gone bad. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 4:53 PM - 28 comments

Book: In Vino Duplicitas

Few gain entry to the privileged world of ultrafine wines, where billionaires flock to exclusive auction houses to vie for the scarce surviving bottles from truly legendary years. But Rudy Kurniawan, an unknown twenty-something from Indonesia, was blessed with two gifts that opened doors: a virtuoso palate for wine tasting, and access to a seemingly limitless (if mysterious) supply of the world’s most coveted wines. After bursting onto the scene in 2002, Kurniawan quickly became the leading purveyor of rare wines to the American elite. But in April 2008, his lots of Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis red burgundy—dating as far back as 1945—were abruptly pulled from auction. The problem? The winemaker was certain that this particular burgundy was first produced only in 1982... [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:43 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 451: Spider-Man’s Magic Potion

Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! We're kicking things off with a genuine POTION PARTY! Come and get strong and fast and powerful with us, and consider kicking in a donation while you're at it! This potion's for you! Suggested talking points: The Piper, Surprise Bonus Fish, Big Monster Wheel Power Boy, My Foul Lady, Guy-Pounded Chicken, The Best Potion, Orgling, DVD Dead Drops
posted by Tevin at 5:35 AM - 5 comments

Book: The Hanging Tree

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor.
posted by dinty_moore at 4:37 AM - 10 comments

March 18

Supergirl: O Brother, Where Art Thou?  Season 4, Episode 15

(Answer: in your house, being an asshole.) Lex Luthor joins the cast and pulls all the strings. There is ethical debate about using Lena's serum on well, anybody. Nia makes a move. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:10 PM - 4 comments

I'm Sorry: Seasons 1 and 2  

Almost finished binging the first two seasons of this hilariously, filthy comedy and loving it. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 9:14 PM - 3 comments

Black Lightning: The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega  Season 2, Episode 16

As Freeland riots over the police's murder of the hapless Cape Guy, various subplots come to their conclusion (Season 2 Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:33 PM - 5 comments

Arrow: Star City 2040  Season 7, Episode 16

Mia and William venture into the Glades on a dangerous mission. There they run into Dinah, Roy, and Zoe who deliver some devastating news. The flash forwards share highlights from Mia's childhood with Felicity. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:21 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

In 1890s India, an arrogant British commander challenges the harshly taxed residents of Champaner to a high-stakes cricket match. If the villagers win, they will owe no taxes for three years, which would deliver them from poverty in a time of drought. If they lose, they will owe three times their normal taxes, which would mean ruin for all of them. Complication: the villagers do not know how to play cricket. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:13 PM - 11 comments

American Gods: The Beguiling Man  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 2

A new New God surfaces. Tech Boy searches for Media. Mad Sweeney and Laura are off to rescue Shadow. Wednesday and Nancy go after his spear. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 3:38 PM - 11 comments

Book: Swindled

Bad food has a history. Swindled tells it. Through a fascinating mixture of cultural and scientific history, food politics, and culinary detective work, Bee Wilson uncovers the many ways swindlers have cheapened, falsified, and even poisoned our food throughout history. In the hands of people and corporations who have prized profits above the health of consumers, food and drink have been tampered with in often horrifying ways--padded, diluted, contaminated, substituted, mislabeled, misnamed, or otherwise faked. Swindled gives a panoramic view of this history, from the leaded wine of the ancient Romans to today's food frauds--such as fake organics and the scandal of Chinese babies being fed bogus milk powder. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 3:38 PM - 1 comment

American Gods: The Beguiling Man  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 2

A new New God surfaces, Tech Boy searches for Media, Laura and Mad Sweeney go after Shadow, while Nancy and Wednesday go after his spear. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 3:32 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Support the Girls

The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 2:43 PM - 3 comments

Supergirl: Stand and Deliver  Season 4, Episode 14

When Ben Lockwood organizes support for anti-alien sentiments, The Elite pushes back violently. Supergirl must decide where she'll take a stand as Brainy and J'onn side with aliens in the city. Haley gives Alex a duty that goes against her morals. James picks up the camera again. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:42 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Climax

Young dancers gather in a remote and empty school building to rehearse on a cold and wintry night. The all-night celebration soon turns into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn that their sangria is laced with LSD. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 1:25 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 99 - The Weapon

What is the weapon? What does it do? Poet Laureate Spurt the Elder shares some ancient poems and literature that might help. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 9:11 AM - 0 comments

March 17

Star Trek: Enterprise: The Communicator  Season 2, Episode 8

Reed misplaces his communicator. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:16 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Sanju

Sanju explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Duttl's dramatic and controversial real life. It gives a lowdown on his struggles with drugs and his trials and tribulations in the Arms Acts case and the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:40 PM - 2 comments

Babylon 5: The Long Night  Season 4, Episode 5

The Shadows retaliate. Londo's plan reaches its conclusion. G'Kar breaks. "What have I endured?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 12:44 PM - 2 comments

Book: Want Not

A compulsively readable, deeply human novel that examines our most basic and unquenchable emotion: want.  With his critically acclaimed first novel, Jonathan Miles was widely praised as a comic genius “after something bigger” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) whose fiction was “not just philosophically but emotionally rewarding” (Richard Russo, New York Times Book Review, front cover). [more inside]
posted by COD at 12:43 PM - 0 comments

Book: The Barbary Plague

The veteran Wall Street Journal science reporter Marilyn Chase’s fascinating account of an outbreak of bubonic plague in late Victorian San Francisco is a real-life thriller that resonates in today’s headlines. The Barbary Plague transports us to the Gold Rush boomtown in 1900, at the end of the city’s Gilded Age. With a deep understanding of the effects on public health of politics, race, and geography, Chase shows how one city triumphed over perhaps the most frightening and deadly of all scourges. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:14 PM - 1 comment

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Gintars  Season 6, Episode 10

A visitor from Latvia causes Charles and Jake to investigate Nikolaj's family; Holt and Amy bring in famed forensic scientist Dr. Yee to help close a case for Rosa. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer at 6:11 AM - 12 comments

March 16

Love, Death & Robots: Netflix anthology of animated shorts (NSFW)  

Netflix drops a collection of mixed-style, animated, cross-genre (fantasy, science-fiction, horror, etc.) short films - NSFW. [more inside]
posted by jkaczor at 3:15 PM - 40 comments

Book: Tangled Vines

On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with storage space at the warehouse who needed to cover his tracks. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:31 PM - 2 comments

Project Runway: First Impressions  Season 17, Episode 1

Sixteen designers arrive in New York City; the designers showcase their best looks, then, they meet their mentor, Christian Siriano; the designers must create a look inspired by some of the the biggest names in fashion but with a twist. [more inside]
posted by kanata at 12:20 PM - 13 comments

Top Chef: Finale  Season 16, Episode 15

It's the final showdown; the three remaining chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives; Tom reveals in a twist that only two chefs will get the chance to serve their full menu; only one chef will emerge victorious.
posted by kanata at 12:12 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Highlander II: The Quickening

It's the year 2024 and the ozone layer has long been destroyed. To protect mankind, the once-immortal Connor MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield" in 1999. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other immortals from his home planet (did we mention he's from the planet Zeist?) arrive on Earth to kill him (mere weeks before his death by natural causes?) and he becomes immortal again... just in time to save the earth one more time. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 9:57 AM - 15 comments

Queer Eye: Queer Eye Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

The Fab 5 relocate to Kansas City, Missouri for 8 more episodes.. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:24 AM - 12 comments

Book: The Unwomanly Face of War

Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women—more than a million in total—were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women’s stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war—the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories. [more inside]
posted by mixedmetaphors at 8:14 AM - 2 comments

Flack: Brooke  Season 1, Episode 4

PR guru Robyn has to come to the aid of Brooke, the founder of an organic cosmetics company.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:39 AM - 0 comments

March 15

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Finding My Bliss  Season 4, Episode 14

Rebecca tries out for the local community theater, while Paula is courted by various law firms.
posted by JimBennett at 10:53 PM - 8 comments

Book: The Raven Tower

Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this masterful first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom at 8:40 PM - 10 comments

Book: Baking Powder Wars

First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a classic American struggle for business supremacy. For nearly a century, brands battled to win loyal consumers for the new leavening miracle, transforming American commerce and advertising even as they touched off a chemical revolution in the world's kitchens. Linda Civitello chronicles the titanic struggle that reshaped America's diet and rewrote its recipes. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 3:36 PM - 1 comment

Doom Patrol: Paw Patrol  Season 1, Episode 5

With the Apocalypse in full swing, the Doom Patrol must work with an unlikely ally to stop the end of the world. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:45 PM - 5 comments

Shrill: Shrill, season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Annie is a full-figured woman who wants to change her life -- but not her body; she is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent and a perfectionist boss.
posted by k8t at 1:19 PM - 21 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: Diva Worship  Season 11, Episode 3

The queens put their pop icon knowledge to the test when they have to perform in live diva worship talk shows.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:59 AM - 14 comments