Violence continues as Israel and Hamas exchange fire over two days of fighting 

Violence continues as Israel and Hamas exchange fire over two days of fighting 

The latest string of violence comes after weekly protests in Gaza turned deadly. Fighting in Gaza escalated Sunday following rocket attacks by Hamas and retaliatory airstrikes by Israel on Saturday. The two day conflict has left at least 12 Palestinians and four Israelis dead. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed Hamas fired hundreds of rockets from the Gaza strip into southern Israel Saturday in the first attack on Tel Aviv since 2014. By Sunday, the…

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HBO’s Barry traces a hit gone wrong in an episode unlike anything else on TV

HBO’s Barry traces a hit gone wrong in an episode unlike anything else on TV

The sitcom about a hitman turned actor should have ended in season 1. Except season 2 is even better. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for April 28 through May 4 is “ronny/lily,” the fifth episode of the second season of HBO’s Barry. When Barry ended its…

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SNL cold open pits The Avengers against Game of Thrones

SNL cold open pits The Avengers against Game of Thrones

After winning the Battle of Winterfell, the GOT crew tries to best Thanos and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Family Feud. In its first episode after a hiatus, Saturday Night Live took aim not at Washington in its cold open, but at two cultural juggernauts that have dominated conversation in recent weeks: Game of Thrones and The Avengers. The cold open began with a nod to Attorney General William Barr deciding to skip his scheduled appearance…

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