Darkness falls across the land; the midnight hour is close at hand. Also: The last handful of network premieres, a cauldron’s worth of spooky streaming options, and an encore from the people who brought you 2007’s boldest and most groundbreaking addition to the modern TV canon. We speak, of course, of Flight Of The Conchords. (What, did you think we meant Matt Weiner and all the Mad Men alums who worked on The Romanoffs?) October 1 The Neighborhood (CBS, 8 p.m.) As in “There goes…”: Cedric The Entertainer plays Calvin Butler, a man who takes pride in his barbecue technique, his auto-repair shop, and his family’s deep roots in a historically black Los Angeles neighborhood. At least that was the block’s demographic makeup until the Johnsons, an eager-to-please white family from Michigan, moved in next door. The cast is stacked—sitcom veterans Tichina Arnold, Max Greenfield, and Beth Behrs; Sheaun McKinney and Marcel Spears, last seen … [Read more...] about Witches, haunted houses, and a few non-horror shows coming to TV this October
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Other than a weekend flea market that draws a decent crowd, things are pretty quiet at the corner of U.S. 183 and FM 812 in southeast Austin. There’s a VFW post, a small Circle K gas station and scattered Mexican restaurants. Not much directly lines the highway, either, except for dirt roads and some high grasses that could be a vibrant green or a stiff, dead brown depending on the time of the year. But if you look down the gravel road leading to that flea market and strain your eyes just enough, some faint white lines will come into view—lines that used to mark the lanes on a race track. Not far underneath the low-flying airplanes descending into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport lies the old quarter-mile Longhorn Speedway, a former local short track which resides, defunct and wilting from age, under five miles away from Circuit of The Americas—the shiny, new 3.427-mile international motorsports facility that hosted nearly 270,000 spectators over its Formula … [Read more...] about The Tale Of Longhorn Speedway, The Forgotten Ghost Track In The Shadow Of Circuit Of The Americas
Some people are fans of the Cleveland Browns. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Cleveland Browns. This 2018 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here. Your team: Cleveland Browns. Your 2017 record: 0-16. CONGRATULATIONS! Everything the Browns do is a sadder version of something another team has already done. And you know what? They didn’t get anywhere NEAR enough shit for going winless, in my opinion. I think some people pity the Browns so much for being the Browns that they let this 0-16 slip by quietly. I am not one of those people. I am a hater of the first order and so allow me to put on my Mack North suit and remind you people again that YOU WENT OH AND FUCKING SIXTEEN. You suck in ways that the NFL specifically structured itself to prevent. Who goes 1-31 over two years in THIS NFL, with a hard cap and immensely favorable rookie contracts? You do. You have not won a game since Christmas Eve of 2016. No … [Read more...] about Why Your Team Sucks 2018: Cleveland Browns
It’s always a good time to talk to Chris Gethard. Hundreds of people regularly vie for that opportunity, waiting for him to tweet the phone number for Beautiful/Anonymous, a podcast that is built entirely of Gethard taking calls from unidentified strangers. But now seems like a particularly good time to talk to the comedian, podcaster, and author: His new book, Lose Well, comes out Tuesday, October 16, just a couple of months after he announced the end of the eponymous variety show that had taken him and a band of loyal weirdos from the stage of New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to public-access television to two separate cable channels. The Chris Gethard Show is a major presence in Lose Well (fitting, since it’s where the book’s title and driving philosophy came from), but so are the insights and guidance that so frequently slipped in between the TCGS’ outrageous stunts and recurring characters—the sort of vulnerable, honest, and … [Read more...] about Chris Gethard on his new book, his old TV show, and not taking the “cult” part of “cult hero” literally
What if you never cut your hair? ©iStockphoto.com/DomenicoGelermo Typical human hair consists of the hair shaft, which sticks out from the skin, and the root, which is sunk in a follicle, or pit, beneath the skin's surface. Except for a few growing cells at the base of the root, the hair is dead tissue and made up of keratin and related proteins. The hair follicle is a tube-like pocket of the epidermis that encloses a small section of the dermis at its base. Cells divide rapidly at the base of the follicle to form human hair. As the cells push upward from the follicle's base, they harden and undergo pigmentation. And, voilà, you have hair. OK, so this process happens over and over again. You're probably thinking that if you never cut your hair, it would just grow and grow and who knows how long it would be. It's not that simple. Your hair actually doesn't just grow and grow. At any given time, some of your roots (about 15 percent or so) are actually on a growth hiatus. … [Read more...] about What if I never cut my hair?