8 Books That Are Better Than Valentine’s Day Plans

By: Megan Reynolds / February 10, 2015
Valentine’s Day is a sham of a holiday. It makes people in relationships feel unnecessary and weird pressure to put on a show, buy some flowers and trot out the chocolates, lest you be branded a monster who doesn't care about the person you sleep with every now and again. And, if you’re single, you… More »

Oh Hey, The “Straight Outta Compton” Trailer Is Here — And It Looks Pretty Great

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2015
I would like to hereby apologize for wrongly assuming that "Straight Outta Compton," the sorta-biopic about late-'80s/early-90s rap group N.W.A., would be a bad movie better suited for Lifetime. By the looks of this new Red Band trailer, the film looks less in the vein of that ill-advised TLC TV movie and more along the… More »

11 Supposedly Romantic/Sexy Things That Are Actually Terrible

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015
Valentine's Day is almost here--and you know what that means! Piles and piles of listicles suggesting romantic tips for couples looking to spice up their love lives. Most of those suggestions will be either awkward or terrible. Then again, so are--I would say--the vast majority of things traditionally considered generically romantic and/or sexy. For example... 1. More »

The Best Moments Of The 2015 Grammys

By: Megan Reynolds / February 9, 2015
Guys, the Grammy Awards are kind of a snoozefest unless you are super-invested in music, specifically popular music. But, if you love the spectacle of awards season and like watching people who would probably never sing together do just that, then the Grammys are the best thing to happen in the long, dark, miserable month… More »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Broadchurch,” Listen To Seinabo Sey & Make Valentine’s Day Cards

By: Megan Reynolds / February 7, 2015
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,… More »

Now You, Too, Can Dance Poorly In A Shark Suit

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015
Did you watch the Super Bowl halftime show and think to yourself, “Wow, Left Shark is living the bad-dancing-in-a-shark-suit dream”? Well, now you can live the dream too! Environmental activist David Lam has started an IndieGoGo campaign to manufacture replicas of the Katy Perry halftime show shark costume. More »

Jerry Saltz’s Interview About “Street Art Throwdown” Is Exactly Why You Should Know And Love Jerry Saltz

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015
ArtNet published an interview with Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York magazine and former judge on the reality TV art competition "Work of Art," about the newly-premiered Oxygen reality show "Street Art Throwdown." His responses were predictably hilarious and on-point, because Jerry Saltz is almost always hilarious and on-point. Some highlights: His advice… More »

14 Things We Think Sarah Koenig Should Investigate In Season 2 Of “Serial”

By: Megan Reynolds / February 6, 2015
"Serial," Sarah Koenig's oft-criticized, widely-loved, hotly-debated podcast, came to its inevitable, frustrating conclusion in December. There is a second season on its way, but, according to Buzzfeed, Koenig doesn't have a story idea for the second season of her hit — and she's accepting suggestions. There are some avid "Serial" fans here… More »

Jeff Bridges’ Sleeping Tapes: An Insomniac’s Review

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015
I woke up at 2 AM last night and didn’t go back to sleep! It was great, and by “great” I mean nerve-wracking and tiresome. The night before that, I had a trauma nightmare and woke up in the middle of the night. It’s great. Super great. So great that I’ve given up completely o… More »

“Fresh Off The Boat” Does Right By The Asian-American Experience

By: Megan Reynolds / February 5, 2015
When I heard that chef/restauranteur Eddie Huang wrote a memoir, I bought that shit hardcover and read it in a weekend. When I heard a few years later that this man was going to make his memoir into a TV show, I was psyched. Finally, my people, on TV! When I sat down to actually… More »

The “Saved By The Bell” Cast Reunited On “The Tonight Show” And It Was Perfect

By: Beejoli Shah / February 5, 2015
We have been waiting precisely 22 years for this and it's finally happened: the cast of Saved by the Bell has reunited. At. Bayside. Last night on an unremarkable Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon, purveyor of nostalgia, whimsy, and breaking character, pulled together the only stunt that could ever follow up Will Ferrell lip syncing "can't kee… More »

Deadline’s Editor-In-Chief Is Either Bad At Jokes Or Seriously Butthurt Over “Magic Mike XXL”

By: Beejoli Shah / February 4, 2015
Earlier this morning, pretty much every woman with a pulse and an Internet connection collectively lost her shit over the greatest thing I've seen all year: the "Magic Mike XXL" trailer. All it took was one minute and 37 seconds of sweatpant-clad grinding (and one very adorable dorky spin at the end) to… More »

The Emotional Stages Of Seeing A Mouse In The Office (In GIFS)

By: Megan Reynolds / February 4, 2015
I don't bat an eye at any bullshit life throws my way, but if there is a mouse in my apartment, I will jump on the back of the couch, with my sweatshirt pulled tight over my face, waiting patiently until someone comes home to handle and assess the situation. So,… More »

An Infographic Guide To “The Bachelor” (Week 5! Crazy Widows, Grooming Habits & A Bonus GIF!)

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2015
Reminder: Every Monday, I livetweet a new, exhaustingly long episode of “The Bachelor” on my personal Twitter (@xoamelia), giving a detailed, hilarious, wine-and-weed-influenced critique of “Prince Farming” (oh go fuck yourself with that nickname, Chris Harrison) and his search for a woman willing to move to a post-apocalyptic hell tundra Iowa. And the… More »

Colin Jost’s Tenure At The New Yorker Consists Of Telling Exactly One Joke Over And Over — And He Can’t Even Do That Right

By: Beejoli Shah / February 2, 2015
Colin Jost, the marble-skinned head of hair who is a head writer on "Saturday Night Live" and host of its "Weekend Update," did a thing on The New Yorker today that was blatantly not funny. Not in a "I'm a feminist/person of color/marginalized member of a societal group that has been maligned yet again by a white… More »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Make Cadillac Nachos, Watch “Empire” & Listen To Podcasts

By: Megan Reynolds / January 31, 2015
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone,… More »

Ready, Set, Squee: It’s Your Puppy Bowl X Starting Lineup!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2015
The Super Bowl is on Sunday evening, I think? Not entirely sure, but what matters is that the Puppy Bowl is definitely on Animal Planet at 3 p.m. EST and LET ME TELL YOU, the starting lineup this year is more adorable than ever before. Click through to squee until you can squee no longer at… More »

Screw You, Stupid Study: Binge-Watching TV Is Awesome For You

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2015
Today in Conclusions That Could Have Been Reached After A 10-Minute Phoner With Me As Opposed To An Exhaustive Study! A study from the University of Texas has found that people who struggle with loneliness and depression are more likely to binge-watch television than their peers because it provides an escape from their… More »

WTFootball: Here’s How Your Favorite Internet Writers Think Super Bowl XLIX Will Go

By: Beejoli Shah / January 30, 2015
People tend to think that your fearless Frisky staff doesn't care about football with the same fervor that we care about, say, black honey lipstick, but that is only partially a lie because you probably forgot about a little thing called… More »

The “Game Of Thrones” Season 5 Trailer Leaked And It Is Excellent

By: Beejoli Shah / January 30, 2015
With only a little over two months to go until April 12th's "Game of Thrones" fifth season premiere, details of what's to come for Westeros have been scant until today. A trailer leaked online, after airing last night alongside select IMAX screenings of "Game of Thrones" season four episodes, and let's just say that the… More »

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