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Pop Culture Watch


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Part of our job at Verily is to be in the know with all things pop culture. With plenty of Internet browsing and chatting around the office, we've curated our favorite happenings from the week in an easy digest just for you. Be sure to check back next week for more of what we can't stop talking about!


Everyone’s favorite quirky teenager from The O.C., Seth Cohen (aka Adam Brody), returns to TV this fall in the new Amazon series The Cosmopolitans. Here’s rooting for another glorious Chrismukkah celebration.

The Bluths are back! Netflix will release a fifth season of Arrested Development, confirmed Will Arnett. No word yet on when. After the poorly reviewed fourth season, we just hope there’s still money left in the banana stand.

Stephen Colbert breaks character to give advice to young women as part of Rookie mag’s “Ask a Grown Man” series. The comedian’s advice is surprisingly heartfelt and wise. Now this is a Colbert we’d like to see more of.


It’s been ten years since Napoleon Dynamite awkwardly burst into our hearts. And boy, does that make us feel old. Jon Heder reflects on the experience in his latest interview.

Zosia Mamet gets deeply personal in the September issue of Glamour. The Girls actress reveals her nearly lifelong struggle with an eating disorder and how she finally got help toward the road to recovery.

The New Yorker’s paywall is down! Quick, read away while you still have the chance.

The title says it all: “I Tried Living Like Blake Lively, and It Was Nerve-Racking, yet Triumphant.” This hilarious Vanity Fair piece is a must-read.


Spoon is back with They Want My Soul, their eighth album and one that solidifies their “outstanding status.” Our favorite tracks are “Inside Out” and “New York Kiss.” You can stream the full release on Spotify.

Kacey Musgraves announced her first headlining tour “Same Tour Different Trailer” which starts September 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Alabama duo John and Jacob will open for the country crooner.