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Book: How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi writes part a distillation of the thesis from his 2016 Stamped from the Beginning previously and part personal memoir of his own journey through racist ideas to an antiracist perspective. [more inside]
posted by GenjiandProust on Jun 30 at 11:34 AM - 8 comments

The X-Files: Two Fathers (Part 1/2)  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 11

Cassandra Spender is found at a railyard in Arlington, Virginia, the only survivor among a number of people who have been burned alive, and she asks to speak to Agent Fox Mulder.
posted by orange swan on Jul 4 at 8:29 PM - 1 comment

Book: The Haunting of Tram Car 015

Cairo, 1912: The case started as a simple one for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities ― handling a possessed tram car. Soon, however, Agent Hamed Nasr and his new partner Agent Onsi Youssef are exposed to a new side of Cairo stirring with suffragettes, secret societies, and sentient automatons in a race against time to protect the city from an encroaching danger that crosses the line between the magical and the mundane. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Jun 28 at 1:30 PM - 6 comments

Dark: Adam and Eva (Adam und Eva)  Season 3, Episode 3

Charlotte and Ulrich try to piece together what happened in the bunker. In different times and worlds, Jonas and Martha work to gain each other's trust. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 27 at 1:58 PM - 7 comments

Mr. Robot: Eps3.5kill-process.inc  Season 3, Episode 6

Elliot faces off with Mr. Robot; Dom gets tired of the red tape; Tyrell has a new plan. Elliot has a talk with with Angela; Darlene has a talk with Angela. "Will you believe with me?" [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 16 at 7:31 AM - 24 comments

Dark: Light and Shadow (Licht und Schatten)  Season 3, Episode 6

Adam holds Martha captive in 2020. On the day of the apocalypse, and increasingly frantic Martha begs Bartosz for his help. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 28 at 9:18 AM - 7 comments

The X-Files: S.R. 819  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 9

Skinner becomes infected with a disease that confounds his doctors, keeps catching glimpses of a unkempt man lurking near him, and receives phone calls telling him that he will die.
posted by orange swan on Jul 2 at 7:49 PM - 4 comments

Unsolved Mysteries: Full Season  Season 1, Episode 1

Immersive, character-driven stories are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable. Families, detectives and journalists hope viewers hold the clues to solving these mysteries. (IMDB, 2020)
posted by Countess Elena on Jul 3 at 4:57 PM - 5 comments

Mr. Robot: Eps3.4runtime-error.r00  Season 3, Episode 5

Elliot tries to remember his weekend; Darlene tries to help. Darlene gets things done. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 9 at 2:46 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Hamilton

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Streaming on Disney+. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Jul 3 at 8:18 AM - 15 comments

Book: Middlegame

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.
posted by dinty_moore on Jul 3 at 3:34 PM - 2 comments

Dark: The Paradise (Das Paradies)  Season 3, Episode 8

Claudia reveals to Adam how everything is connected--and how he can destroy the knot. (Series Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 28 at 2:55 PM - 9 comments

Doom Patrol: Sex Patrol   Season 2, Episode 4

Flex Mentallo returns, and tries to use the power of Muscle Mystery to free Rita of her inhibitions.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jul 4 at 1:13 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: Tithonus  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 10

When a young agent notices that a certain New York City crime scene photographer has an suspiciously uncanny knack of being first on the scene whenever someone dies, A.D. Kersh assigns Scully to the case.
posted by orange swan on Jul 3 at 7:46 PM - 2 comments

GLOW: Here We GLOW Again  Season 2 (Full Season)

Season 2 of the Netflix hit about the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling will "deviate" from the real-life G.L.O.W., particularly in that critics actually like this version.
posted by Etrigan on Jun 29 at 6:32 AM - 58 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Adapt or Die  Season 7, Episode 6

The team is split up, cut up, blown up, blocked up, and fed up. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jul 2 at 9:14 PM - 5 comments

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 16  First Watch   Season 3, Episode 16

No knock, no doorbell. (description from Showtime)
posted by infinitewindow on Aug 27 at 6:03 PM - 157 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Child  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 1

Change is coming too fast for Wesley Crusher's career, the unstable viruses in the Enterprise's cargo bay, and Troi's new family member. (CW: sci-fi sexual assault) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 3 at 7:29 AM - 13 comments

Doom Patrol: Tyme Patrol  Season 2, Episode 2

The Chief tries (and fails) to win Cliff's sympathy, and Rita devises a plan.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jul 2 at 8:12 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Dead Don't Die

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves, in a new film directed by Jim Jarmusch and featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, Iggy Pop, RZA, Tom Waits, and lots more!
posted by chrchr on Jun 19 at 12:22 PM - 11 comments

Mr. Robot: Eps3.2legacy.so  Season 3, Episode 3

Official synopsis: "The former interim CTO of E Corp returns." My summary: it's an in-fill eposide, focused on Tyrell Wellick and what he saw and experienced following the 5/9 hack until almost the present, with a cameo from Wallace Shawn, and a brief return for Joey Bada$$. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 26 at 8:15 AM - 18 comments

Doom Patrol: Pain Patrol  Season 2, Episode 3

Rita, Larry and the Chief fall into a gruesome Clive Barker meets Takashi Miike nightmare, as meanwhile Vic begins a bittersweet romance and Cliff tries yet again to reunite with his family, all somehow without inducing complete tonal whiplash. Plus! A super depressing Nick Cave song montage!
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jul 3 at 8:45 PM - 2 comments

Floor is Lava: In Lieu of the Olympics, Here's... This  Season 1 (Full Season)

Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers. Streaming on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 29 at 10:22 AM - 14 comments

Movie: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Ron Howard production: A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jul 2 at 3:56 PM - 2 comments

Dark: Deja-vu  Season 3, Episode 1

In 2019, Jonas emerges from the cave into a strange but familiar world: the town of Winden reeling from the recent disappearance of a young boy. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 27 at 7:23 AM - 31 comments

Stargirl: Shiv Part One  Season 1, Episode 7

As Pat teaches Courtney, Yolanda, Beth and Rick the importance of teamwork, the ISA converge to figure out who is trying to take them down. Elsewhere, as the school prepares for homecoming, Cindy lashes out against her father's strict rules, while Barbara accepts an offer from Jordan. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 30 at 7:36 PM - 6 comments

Mr. Robot: eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z   Season 2, Episode 12

Angela makes an unexpected acquaintance; Darlene realizes she's in deep; and an old friend reveals all to Elliot. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone on Sep 21 at 9:08 PM - 35 comments

Movie: Evil Alien Conquerors

Inept beings from the planet Kabijj land on Earth and attempt to behead all of its beings and take over the planet. Written by Chris Matheson, who also wrote all 3 Bill & Ted Movies. [more inside]
posted by Mick on Jan 24 at 9:54 AM - 2 comments

Mr. Robot: eps2.7_init_5.fve  Season 2, Episode 9

Angela wants more from E Corp than they want to give; and Elliot and Darlene seek answers.
posted by Pendragon on Aug 31 at 11:09 PM - 17 comments

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 13  First Watch   Season 3, Episode 13

What story is that, Charlie? (description from Showtime)
posted by infinitewindow on Aug 6 at 6:20 PM - 115 comments

Elementary: Whatever Remains, However Improbable  Season 6, Episode 21

Holmes and Watson face their greatest challenge when a murder investigation threatens to destroy their partnership.
posted by litera scripta manet on Sep 21 at 12:13 PM - 17 comments

Mr. Robot: eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme  Season 2, Episode 7

Mr. Robot and Elliot try to keep the peace. Fsociety releases a video honoring Uncle Sam. Darlene acts upon an old desire.
posted by Pendragon on Aug 17 at 11:15 PM - 35 comments

Dark: The Origin (Der Ursprung)  Season 3, Episode 4

Martha and Jonas travel to 2052 and get a glimpse of a grim future. In 1954, two residents of Winden go missing, and Hannah receives surprising news. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 27 at 5:19 PM - 4 comments

The X-Files: The Rain King  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 8

Mulder and Scully go to Kroner, Kansas, to investigate Daryl Mootz, the self-proclaimed "Rain King", who appears to be able to control the weather for his own gain.
posted by orange swan on Jul 1 at 8:13 PM - 4 comments

Ramy: Ramy   Season 1 (Full Season)

First-generation Egyptian-American Ramy is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 20 at 9:17 AM - 8 comments

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 11  First Watch   Season 3, Episode 11

There's fire where you're going. (description from Showtime)
posted by infinitewindow on Jul 23 at 7:02 PM - 100 comments

Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Time Trap  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 12

The Enterprise becomes trapped in the Delta Triangle, an area of space where many starships have gone missing. To make matters worse, the ship also has to defend itself from the Klothos, a Klingon vessel commanded by Commander Kor. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Jun 30 at 5:38 PM - 5 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Final  Season 6, Episode 10

The competition reaches its dramatic denouement as the final three sewers tackle celebration wear challenges and the series winner is crowned.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 24 at 11:56 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

Hannah Gadsby returns for her second special and digs deep into the complexities of popularity, identity, and her most unusual dog park encounter. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 26 at 5:47 PM - 14 comments

Twin Peaks: The Return, Part 9  First Watch   Season 3, Episode 9

This is the chair. (description from Showtime)
posted by infinitewindow on Jul 9 at 7:09 PM - 139 comments

GLOW: What the genesis of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was probably like.  Season 1 (Full Season)

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (also known as GLOW) was a women's professional wrestling "league" formed in 1985. This new Netflix fictionalized version of its inception is fun, thoughtful, and religious in its 80s authenticity. Jenji Kohan is one of the producers. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Jun 28 at 3:00 PM - 53 comments

Book: The City We Became

Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got six. [more inside]
posted by bassooner on May 1 at 2:18 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Ninja III: The Domination

An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman's body. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 29 at 8:36 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DADDY-O  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 7

Rewatch! A guy is forced off the road by a lady, so naturally they decide to drag race. Things progress in the natural manner, so he ends up going undercover in a nightclub to find out who killed his friend, and the lady, who's kind of sweet on him despite everything, helps. Has the short Alphabet Antics, the first of the show's many educational shorts. Previously
posted by JHarris on Jul 2 at 4:43 PM - 3 comments

The ABC Murders: Hercule and the new Inspector  Season 1, Episode 1

Rupert Grint was the surprise star, here. Malkovich being stilted and precise suits the character of Poirot, but put him together with Crome, they warm up to each other in an organic and compelling way, and it's on Grint's natural talent as a supporting actor. I would watch a series based on Poirot and Crome discussing the weather, so good.
posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 22 at 8:37 AM - 4 comments

Mr. Robot: eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes  Season 2, Episode 6

Mr. Robot tries to show Elliot that he can be useful. Darlene and Angela's plan doesn't go as expected.
posted by Pendragon on Aug 10 at 11:14 PM - 16 comments

Movie: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating the strange murder of a transient teenage girl in rural Oregon. One year later, in a small town not far away, another teenage girl born into privilege is living a double life, on the verge of losing herself totally in a blaze of sex, drugs, abuse and degradation. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 13 at 8:11 PM - 19 comments

Mr. Robot: eps2.2init1.asec  Season 2, Episode 4

Elliot befriends Ray, hoping he can finally delete Mr. Robot; Dom makes a discovery; Darlene considers whether the FBI or Dark Army are the bigger threat. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone on Jul 28 at 12:53 AM - 21 comments

Dark: Life and Death (Leben und Tod)  Season 3, Episode 5

In 2020, a visitor delivers a warning to Claudia. The day before the apocalypse, Jonas begins to question Eva's motives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 27 at 9:22 PM - 8 comments

Perry Mason: Chapter 1  Season 1, Episode 1

Perry Mason and Pete Strickland are hired by an attorney to solve a perplexing case: the brutal kidnapping of a one-year-old whose parents were targeted for a $100,000 ransom. (HBO, prequel-reboot) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 21 at 8:01 PM - 15 comments

Doom Patrol: Fun Size Patrol   Season 2, Episode 1

Our heroes return, but they have a small problem. Plus! A new addition to the family -- a strange little girl named Dorothy -- tries to find a place among the Doom Patrol, and she's bringing a few friends. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jun 30 at 7:31 PM - 9 comments

Dark: The Survivors (Die Überlebenden)  Season 3, Episode 2

Martha travels to 1888 to warn her friends about the 2020 disaster. Winden residents past and present search for their missing loved ones. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 27 at 10:47 AM - 15 comments

Movie: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world's biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream is a dream worth fighting for. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Jun 28 at 8:50 AM - 13 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus and Evictions  Season 7, Episode 17

This week, again from the White Void: Mike Pence gave a speech that seems to indicate that we had done enough to slow the Coronavirus epidemic, an amazingly stupid take, and the very states that have been most aggressive about reopening have been the ones to suffer from the highest spikes in new cases. Main story: evictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening to turn the health crisis into a homelessness crisis. On YouTube (19m) And Now: The Citizens of Palm Beach County, Florida, Have Some Thoughts On Mandatory Face Masks (Warning: extreme entitlement). Finally, John "Papa John" Schnatter, rich white man and founder of the pizza chain, has become a highly undeserving Instagram star in an attempt to rehabilitate his image, and is as potent an argument against obscene wealth as anything on this Earth. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 30 at 1:19 AM - 6 comments

Movie: The Platform

A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. Two inmates living on each level. An unknown number of levels. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.
posted by ruben on Mar 25 at 11:32 AM - 12 comments

The Great British Sewing Bee: Quarter Final  Season 1, Episode 8

Five sewers do battle in the quarter-final, where they must master techniques and styles from France, Spain and the Philippines.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 11 at 5:55 AM - 8 comments

Dark: In Between Time (Zwischen der Zeit)  Season 3, Episode 7

Across three centuries, Winden's residents continue their desperate quest to alter their fate and save their loved ones. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 28 at 12:12 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Puppet Master

A group of psychics at an inn find themselves hunted by a group of living marionettes. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jun 28 at 12:30 AM - 9 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Neutral Zone  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 26

The Enterprise is hit by blasts from the past: three unfrozen 20th-century civilians, and an interstellar power nobody's heard from in decades—the Romulans. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 29 at 8:02 AM - 18 comments