Why do you love murder? Tara Jacoby for Observer I have a confession: I love murder. I belong to the growing community of (mostly) women who guzzle stories of violence like they’re warm cups of Kool-Aid. Stories of violence have become part of the fabric of my daily life. I listen to the wildly influential podcast My Favorite Murder when I’m cleaning my room, I watch old episodes of Law and Order: SVU as I pump away on my basement treadmill, and sometimes I like to fall asleep to the dulcet tones of Karina Longworth waxing poetic about famous dead blondes. I devoured this spring’s buzziest book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, in a single, stressful evening.Like many American women, I’ve been fascinated by the looming specter of stranger danger since childhood. As soon as I realized I was a walking target for a certain kind of predator, I began to gather stories of dead girls. I wanted to know everything about these victims—maybe if I knew … [Read more...] about Why Do You Love Murder Shows? 10 Women (and a Guy Named Bill) Explain.
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For Adam McKay, being funny and being topical have never been mutually exclusive. Succession, a new HBO drama about an aging media mogul and his fractious family, might seem a long way from the Will Ferrell comedies for which the former Saturday Night Live head writer and Funny or Die cofounder has long been known. But to McKay, who directed Sunday’s premiere, they’re all expressions of an interest in the way the world works. The Malvern-raised writer and director, who won a screenwriting Oscar in 2016 for his adaptation of Michael Lewis’ The Big Short into a film that employed some comic techniques to explain the forces that led to the financial crisis of 2007-08, traces his comedy roots to Chicago, where working in improv taught him to find the funny in real-world issues. “So even when I did the kind of absurdist comedies with Will Ferrell, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights, believe it or not, those movies were tied … [Read more...] about ‘Succession’ producer Adam McKay talks about HBO’s new wealthy-family drama
NEW YORK >> The reboot of “Roseanne” ended the season today with a flood, a feast and a prayer. It was a hopeful climax to a show that’s been popular and yet also divisive. ABC VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman appear in a scene from the season finale of “Roseanne,” airing tonight. NEW YORK >> The reboot of “Roseanne” ended the season today with a flood, a feast and a prayer. It was a hopeful climax to a show that’s been popular and yet also divisive. Roseanne Barr, who plays the titular character on the hit ABC show, plans to go to the hospital for knee surgery when her family surprises her with a goodbye meal that includes ham, cake and casserole. Outside a storm is raging. The flooded community has been declared part of a presidential state of emergency. So Roseanne’s husband is suddenly flush with construction work and the family can pay for her surgery. “I hope to see … [Read more...] about ‘Roseanne’ ends season with a hopeful note as storms brew
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What does Danica Patrick like about Aaron Rodgers? He's funny, kind and 'super smart' During a taping of "The Rachael Ray Show" to air April 30, Danica Patrick discussed what she likes about her boyfriend, Aaron Rodgers. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Kendra Meinert, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Published 12:16 p.m. CT April 19, 2018 | Updated 12:26 p.m. CT April 19, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick visit Africa Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your … [Read more...] about What does Danica Patrick like about Aaron Rodgers? He’s funny, kind and ‘super smart’
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The farmland near Josh Allen's hometown is known as the Cantaloupe Capital of the World. In that part of California's Central Valley more recognized for bountiful crops than for cultivating NFL quarterbacks, the town of Firebaugh, population 8,311, is located 20 miles from the nearest freeway. Its claim to fame is subjective, for now. The sandlot scene from Kenny Rogers' music video "The Greatest" was filmed in Firebaugh. That's not a claim to fame as much as it is Wikipedia notoriety. The town is also known for the Farmer's Daughter restaurant, once owned and operated by Allen's mother and semi-famous for its Godzilla burger. LaVonne Allen sold off the restaurant when the family began traveling to watch University of Wyoming football games. The high school gym is named after Allen's grandfather, Buzz. Josh's sister is the leading scorer for the Firebaugh girls basketball team. "A scoring machine," a former Firebaugh High coach calls Makenna Allen. The school opened … [Read more...] about Wyoming QB Josh Allen is a small town guy with a big-time arm — Bud Shaw