After a long absence from Twitter, Donald Glover last week, in a series of since-deleted tweets, blamed boring culture on cancel culture.
After a long absence from the popular culture, Sinéad O'Connor has a memoir coming out.
And: The Underground Railroad is a 10-part limited series on Amazon Prime. It's Barry Jenkins's adaptation of Colson Whitehead's 2016 novel.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Paul Mooney Dies: Trailblazing Comedian, Writing Partner Of Richard Pryor Was 79
- Charles Grodin, Star of 'Beethoven' and 'Heartbreak Kid,' Dies at 86
A familiar face who was especially adept at deadpan comedy, he also appeared on Broadway in "Same Time, Next Year," wrote books and had his own talk show.
- Inside the All-hands Meeting That Led to a Third of Basecamp Employees Quitting
The company's senior leadership wanted to quell employees' concerns, and only made things much, much worse
- Jon Bon Jovi, Don Henley Called Antitrust "Co-Conspirators"
An outfit representing some 10,000 radio stations wants to depose star musicians in a heavyweight legal battle.
- Oregon Trail Gets A Makeover With More Accurate Native American Representation
- Ellen DeGeneres' Farewell Tour Is Already a Whiny, Tone-Deaf Disaster
While DeGeneres complains about the reports of her behavior and toxic workplace, it's even harder to remember what it was about the show that changed history -- and was so good.
- I'll Take 'White Supremacist Hand Gestures' for $1,000
How hundreds of "Jeopardy!" contestants talked themselves into a baseless conspiracy theory -- and won't be talked out of it.
- Only Shooting Stars Break the Mold: The Massive Musical Footprint of 'Shrek'
Thanks to 'All Star' to 'Hallelujah,' the animated blockbuster’s soundtrack has maintained a quietly rich legacy. The people behind the film -- and musicians behind its songs -- break down how it came together and why it still matters, even as the years started coming and didn’t stop coming.
- The New 'Right Stuff' Is Money and Luck
Rich people are heading to space, and they're changing what it means to be an astronaut.
- Goop Responds to "Frivolous" Lawsuit Claiming That Its Vagina Candles Explode After Lighting
This class action filing comes after another customer claimed at the beginning of the year that the candle turned her living room into an "inferno."
- How a Review Changed Both Sarah Silverman and Our Critic
A.O. Scott critiqued her approach to comedy in a 2005 movie. Now they sit down to talk about what he got right and wrong, and why owning up to mistakes is freeing.
- Taneisha Duggan - Artistic producer at TheaterWorks
- Rich Hollant - Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.