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It's all about Syd as Legion slows down for a life lesson in hard knocks It's all about Syd as Legion slows down for a life lesson in hard knocks

“Do you know what love is? It’s a hot bath. What happens to things when you leave them in a bath for too long? They get soft, fall apart.”

Marvel's movie-star heroes take center stage in the company's new, Avengers-centric showcase Marvel's movie-star heroes take center stage in the company's new, Avengers-centric showcase

Anyone who’s read Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story or Blake Bell and Michael Vassallo’s The Secret History Of Marvel Comics knows there’s a rich background and involving narrative surrounding the creation of some of our most iconic and enduring superheroes. But a new exhibit makes a simpler argument:…

Here’s what you need to know going into Avengers: Infinity War Here’s what you need to know going into Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is the beginning of the end, one of two films (the second coming in May 2019) which mark the conclusion of “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a universe that began a decade ago with the first Iron Man. Marvel has been very clear that these movies will mark a decisive endpoint to…

Here's a handy 5-minute recap to get you primed for Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is only a few days away, marking the beginning of the end of “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you’re in need of a refresher, but don’t have time to watch the last six films by Friday, you’re in luck: The A.V. Club prepared this handy five-minute recap to get you prepared.

5 things to know about Archer’s new Danger Island reboot  5 things to know about Archer’s new Danger Island reboot 

If last year’s Archer: Dreamland was the animated show’s equivalent of a semester abroad—a fun but frivolous affair, enjoyable yet lacking the usual stakes to invest in—then Danger Island, the new season, is a follow-up spring break in Miami. There’s still pleasures to be had, but it’s all a bit hollow.

60 minutes proving the ’90s is when punk covers of pop hits first swarmed the mainstream 60 minutes proving the ’90s is when punk covers of pop hits first swarmed the mainstream

Punk bands love to cover pop songs. If there’s a universal thread running through the genre from practically the moment of its birth to the present, it’s the continual appropriating of sugary-sweet Top 40 hits with the avowed goal of speeding them up and adding distorted guitars. Whether you’re talking about Sid…

Damn, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting really dark Damn, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting really dark

The occasional tragic death is a fact of life for a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. When you’re risking your life on a near-daily basis, fighting some of the most powerful bad guys on earth (and elsewhere), it’s inevitable that colleagues will fall, loved ones will die, and you might have to end someone else’s life, even if you…

Meet the women who got screwed out of going into space Meet the women who got screwed out of going into space

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21. All times are Eastern.

Cardi B just broke Beyoncé’s record for most simultaneous Hot 100 singles Cardi B just broke Beyoncé’s record for most simultaneous Hot 100 singles

We’re on the record as being supporters of Cardi B. Her new album is pretty good! She has a delightful aesthetic, and generally comes across as an engaging and entertaining presence on the pop landscape. Even the annoying attempts to force her into some sort of feud with Nicki Minaj haven’t hurt her profile.

There’s no better movie about a genderqueer East German glam rocker than Hedwig And The Angry Inch There’s no better movie about a genderqueer East German glam rocker than Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. This week: The recent (and very strange) Jeannette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc has us tapping our toes to other rock musicals, rock operas, and rock-driven movies.

Ajit Pai can't even put together an FCC advisory panel without it being full of corruption Ajit Pai can't even put together an FCC advisory panel without it being full of corruption

Ajit Pai, America’s 12th-best Bernie Madoff cosplayer, has been busy during his time as chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Whether it’s mocking the public he’s been appointed to serve or just talking down to his fellow commission members, Pai has made his blithely hypocritical stances no secret.

Idris Elba to become a nanny for Netflix Idris Elba to become a nanny for Netflix

Actor and professional handsome son of a bitch Idris Elba has been busy in recent years: Winning awards for his roles in Beasts Of No Nation and Luther, headlining massive would-be blockbusters (albeit with underwhelming results), and of course DJing his little heart out as always. One area he’s been deficient?…

The Originals stakes its magical claim to a fifth-season premiere The Originals stakes its magical claim to a fifth-season premiere

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, April 18. All times are Eastern.

David enters the maze for some psychic heroics on a superb Legion David enters the maze for some psychic heroics on a superb Legion

The frustrating thing about illness is never knowing when you’re going to get hit with it. Sure, you don’t want to be around someone coughing and feverish, and it’s best to wash your hands before eating, but there’s only so much you can do to prevent infection. So how much worse is it to become the architect of your…

A darker and more violent second season of Westworld unearths better mysteries A darker and more violent second season of Westworld unearths better mysteries

Dorm-room philosophizing gets a bad rap. The phrase has become shorthand for lazy, facile thought experiments, but in truth, having long and searching conversations with friends about the big questions in life is often a lot of fun, even when you don’t possess the knowledge to go terribly deep on a subject. (Some…

The new Hereditary trailer has an unsettling Etsy page to go along with it

We’ve been beating the drum about upcoming horror film Hereditary for a while now. First it was the film’s premiere at Sundance, then the nightmarish follow-up screening at SXSW to haunt lucky(?) viewers. But there’s a good reason we keep talking it up: The damn thing is absolutely terrifying. And now there’s a new…

What perfectly normal food can you just not stand? What perfectly normal food can you just not stand?

We’ve noticed here at The Takeout that practically everyone has their own weird food peculiarities. Staffer Gwen Ihnat’s husband won’t eat fruit, for example. Editor Kevin Pang can’t stand the sight of cottage cheese. We’ve had friends who can’t do hot beverages or hate the texture of melted cheese. And we know…

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