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Leslie Jones live-tweeting ‘Game of Thrones’ might be better than ‘Game of Thrones’

Image: mashable composite/shutterstock/hbo By Proma Khosla2017-07-24 16:24:05 UTC Game of Thrones has become the kind of show that necessitates a second-screen viewing experience, and Saturday Night Live‘s Leslie Jones’ Twitter is the perfect place for it. Jones’ live-tweeted Season 7, episode 2 “Stormborn,” and it was a gift. Jones’ tweets alone are gold, but most […]

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Sam Tarly is going to cure greyscale

Things have been pretty bleak for a while for Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones. He lost the faith of his beloved Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen, and when things had a shot of turning around, he got greyscale, a terminal Westerosi disease that eats at the flesh and eventually destroys the mind. He’s lucky, then, that […]

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Shark Week: a brief history

Michael Dornellas, who runs an ocean safari company, used a crate full of bait to get within touching distance of the enormous female shark off Tiger Beach in the Bahamas, to emulate the poster for 1975’s ‘Jaws.’Image: Solent New/REX/Shutterstock By Proma Khosla2017-07-23 11:32:19 UTC It’s finally here, one of the most sacred summer traditions in […]

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'Game of Thrones' creators respond to 'alternative-history show' backlash

There was nothing unexpected about the furious Twitter response to HBO’s forthcoming Confederate, a drama in which the slaveholding American south won the Civil War.  Executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (of Game of Thrones) and Malcolm and Nichelle Spellman expected it all along, and spoke to Vulture on Thursday about their instantly-controversial show.  […]