June Thomas

Slate

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Culture critic for Slate and editor of its LGBTQ section, Outward

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Our TV critics talk about Jude Law playing the young Pope on HBO; the dark historical drama starring Tom Hardy; another Marvel series, and more.

Best of new TV: Superheroes and Hollywood superstars on the small screen

Our TV critics talk about Jude Law playing the young Pope on HBO; the dark historical drama starring Tom Hardy; another Marvel series, and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s the night fans have been waiting for: the final rose ceremony on ABC’s The Bachelorette.

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It’s the night fans have been waiting for: the final rose ceremony on ABC’s The Bachelorette.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

People often complain these days that there’s just too much good TV, and with so many ways to watch – Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Acorn.tv – it’s hard to keep up.

Foreign TV Shows Americans Should Be Watching

People often complain these days that there’s just too much good TV, and with so many ways to watch – Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Acorn.tv – it’s hard to keep up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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