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Dial M For Maple investigates the origins of Riverdale's "Papa Poutine"

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a poutine-loving gangster.” A particularly dynamic Riverdale introduces Archie to the world of crime, “confirms” that Veronica’s in over her head, and properly reunites Bughead—and that’s all before Hiram’s life is threatened for letting Pop Tate serve curd-less…

Pickens a fight: Dial M For Maple takes on last night's wrestle-happy Riverdale

As Archie hits the mat in this week’s Riverdale, The Town With Pep looks to be gearing up for an even bigger melee between the North and Southside—but who’s on what side? Everybody’s wrestling with something this week, and Dial M For Maple is here to question every motive. Marah and Cameron also wonder about Betty…

There's no new Riverdale this week, but here's a new Dial M For Maple anyway

Hot off the presses, it’s a super-sized edition of “The Blue & Gold,” where Dial M For Maple dishes on the latest news in the wider Riverdale world. Between the Sabrina casting announcement, the IRL Bughead photos, and some especially tantalizing promo pics, there is much to discuss, and hosts Marah and Cameron just…

The Black Hood wants you to listen to this week's episode of Dial M For Maple

Last night’s episode of Riverdale was one for the ages, as Betty’s “Lollipop” plagued phone rang off the hook with The Black Hood’s increasingly unreasonable demands. Alice was outed as a bad girl! Cheryl got roofied! And Jughead both ran The Gauntlet and got a bad tattoo! And that’s not even everything that happened.…

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The 16 most-anticipated albums of November

As 2017 winds to a close, after a year that’s seen the release of thousands of albums—an unusually large number of which are quite good!—it seems almost unthinkable that November would still have more to give. But with new records from the likes of Björk, Angel Olsen, Shamir, Sharon Jones, and more still in the…

Dial M For Maple goes cruising (in spirit) with Kevin, Riverdale's very own smoke show

Riverdale fans have always known the lovely town’s south side was always a little bit worse for wear. We don’t know why, really, but it’s where Jughead, the Serpents, and drugs are from, so we’re left to assume it’s been bad news for a long time. On last night’s episode of Riverdale, viewers got their first real look…

It’s milkshakes and murder on Dial M For Maple as Riverdale continues its descent toward darkness

Riverdale is really delivering on its promise for a darker second season, with yet another episode ending in bloodshed at the hands of The Black Hood. But who is the masked assailant, really, and why do they seemingly have it out for Hot Archie? The A.V. Club tackles these questions and more in the latest episode of

The angel of death comes to Riverdale, and to our new Riverdale podcast, Dial M For Maple

As some of you may know, The A.V. Club has started its own Riverdale-centric podcast, Dial M For Maple. We released an episode earlier this week that found us chatting about and recapping season one, and now we’ve dropped our first “official” episode, which takes on last night’s big season two premiere, “A Kiss Before…

The first official episode of the A.V. Clubs new Riverdale podcast is here

As you may have read on this very site last week, The A.V. Club has launched a brand new Riverdale recap podcast, Dial M For Maple. While the show’s second season doesn’t kick off until this Wednesday, October 11, we’re easing into Riverdale mania—and Dial M For Maple’s very existence—with a look back at the show’s…