Allegra Frank is an entertainment editor at The Daily Beast, particularly interested in animation, internet culture, video games, and comedy. Her work also concerns intersectional issues in TV, film, and music. Alongside editing and reporting, she has significant podcast, panel moderation, and public speaking experience. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, Slate, Vox, and Polygon.

A photo illustration of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie.
ALL KEPT UP

It’s finally arrived: a time when the Kardashians’ lives are so boring that they’re not even worth talking about. It’s almost impossible to fathom. How did we get here?

A photo illustration of a theater marquee with the words “Now showing Rom Com” on it with the “Com” part falling off
I’LL HAVE WHAT THEY USED TO HAVE

There’s a lot of excitement for the new Ryan Gosling-Emily Blunt film “The Fall Guy.” But it’s the latest example of rom-coms forgetting about the com. What happened to jokes?