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A Dark Comedy About Being Disabled? He’s in on the Joke

A Dark Comedy About Being Disabled? He’s in on the Joke

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The internet is a product of Ryan O’Connell, just as he is a product of the internet. “I’ve always looked at life through a LOL lens,” said the 29-year-old writer and creator of “Special,” a new Netflix series debuting Friday. He

The Playboy Club in 2019: Show Tunes and an Identity Crisis

The Playboy Club in 2019: Show Tunes and an Identity Crisis

“Let’s be outrageous,” Brandon James Gwinn murmured into a microphone. “Let’s misbehave.” It was Monday night at the Playboy Club and everyone seemed to be behaving relatively well. People chatted, checked their phones, ate prawns served pink and prone on a bed of crushed ice,

In Praise of Esmeralda Santiago

In Praise of Esmeralda Santiago

There are books that launch you into worlds unimaginable. Others hold up a mirror that reflects back a person who is slightly recognizable. I did not expect both to be true for one book. But in Esmeralda Santiago’s 1993 memoir “When I Was Puerto Rican,”

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Black Summer’

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Black Summer’

Guillermo del Toro’s “Hellboy” airs on Syfy ahead of the series’ imminent reboot. And a zombie spinoff hits Netflix. What’s on TV HELLBOY (2004) 8:30 p.m. on Syfy. Hellboy, the cigar-chomping, lobster-colored satanic superhero born of Mike Mignola’s comics in the 1990s, was brought to

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