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An Oral History of Showtime’s ‘Red Shoe Diaries’

In the late 1980s, Showtime was in a bind. The rise of VHS rentals had slowed the steady growth of premium cable networks for both…

Peppa Pig Is a Queer Icon, and It’s Time We All Stan Our Queen

I don’t deserve to don Peppa Pig’s likeness. I’m only 5-foot-11 on a good day, while my queen stands at 7-foot-1; my singing voice is…

Everyone’s Becoming a Cord-Cutter — But I’m Clinging to Mine for Dear Life

For about a decade now, the entertainment business has been urging consumers to abandon the old “big box” model, where we were all forced to…

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Have No Time for Sex Scenes in Season 8, Dammit

There are only five episodes left in the entire run of Game of Thrones, but here we are, wasting valuable screen time on three naked…