Weekend News Roundup! The Silver Lining of Dave Chappelle and Depressing State of Everything Else

Published November 14, 2016


Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.  

• Dave Chappelle hosted SNL this weekend, and it was worth watching. We particularly recommend Chappelle’s monologue and the all too true skit about election night featuring a guest appearance by Chris Rock. [Vulture]

• Then, at the after party, Chappelle sang Radiohead’s “Creep” on stage and it was magical. [Instagram]  

• The first trailer for Beauty and the Beast is here. [YouTube]    

• Doctor Strange won the box office; Arrival did pretty well too. [BOM]

• The Simpsons are sorry they were right when they predicted Trump’s presidency 16 years ago.  [Vulture

• Don’t try to talk down to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—she’s smarter than you are. [HuffPo

•  And this weekend in “the U.S. is full of hate—the extremely abridged edition:” Trump appointed an anti-Semitic, racist, misogynist, white supremacist crazy as his chief strategist; the KKK are planning a “victory rally” for Donald Trump on December 3; the Southern Poverty Law Center has reported over 200 hate crime complaints since Tuesday; every black freshman at the University of Pennsylvania was added to a virulently racist GroupMe chat; Emmy Rossum received anti-Semitic threats on Twitter; some Jewish New School students had swastikas painted on their dorm room doors; two Silicon Valley actors got accosted by Trump trolls in a bar in Silverlake. [Time, SalonSlate, Twitter, Gothamist, Twitter]