Sunday, March 25 2012
He looks like a regular dad. What you don't know about him, however, is how he is one of the funniest (and dirtiest) comedians alive, and owner of one of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time. Rob Delaney talks about the roots of his comedy, his pending lawsuit against Kim Kardashian, and more.
Wednesday, February 15 2012
Given the sheer number of hit films and TV shows he's been in, Nick Kroll could be listed as one of the most successful comedians of his generation -- yet there are some who don't know who he is. In speaking to PopMatters, he reveals how he creates his celebrated characters.
Thursday, January 19 2012
The Flaming Lips have spent the past year doing off-beat collaborations, releasing songs in skulls both Gummi and real, and creating songs that last up to 24 hours. In this extensive interview with PopMatters, frontman Wayne Coyne discusses all of this... as well as his peacocks.
Wednesday, September 21 2011
Michael Ian Black -- of The State, Stella, and Michael & Michael Have Issues fame -- discusses his new album, Very Famous, and connecting to people through sad, sad conversations ...
Tuesday, July 5 2011
Writing songs for hit MTV shows, spearheading one of the most danceable subgenres in recent years, and all because of music recorded ... on a Gameboy. Welcome to the wild world of Starscream ...
Wednesday, September 7 2011
While Spike represents a moral alternative to Buffy’s heroism, the Arthurian Green Knight's tricks -- including a gruesome beheading -- end as mere a parlor game. Spike is the superior trickster.
Monday, July 25 2011
Long before Dollhouse's Echo submitted herself to five years of memory loss, Eliza Doolitle of Pygmalion experimented with some personal tabula rasa.
Monday, June 20 2011
The spoonful of sugar that The Wire employs in relating its harsh theme is all wrapped up in that medicine's themes of fatalism. The humor employed in Oliver Twist highlights the opposite: the needlessness of the system that allows orphans to starve to death.
Monday, May 2 2011
Hamlet would have fit right in with the Skins kids; in particular, he would have found a friend in Effy, from Generation 2. Both question the nature of their worlds, both grow melancholic.
Tuesday, October 4 2011
In his new book, the bright light Michael Kupperman has shown so readily in the comic strip form dims considerably for being written into prose.
Thursday, August 11 2011
As if to underline the show's awkward angle on humor, the characters here are extremely abstract, referencing stock players from famous medical dramas, but twisted.
Thursday, July 28 2011
A remarkable film, Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block turns a popular science fiction sub-genre, the “alien invasion” story, into a complex, thoughtful statement on contemporary urban life.
Thursday, July 28 2011
The savvy horror movie fan can see that the unstoppable force of the shark will soon collide with the immovable object of Dr. Skomul’s dopiness. And do they ever.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
Le Tigre is the kind of band where if you’re in for an inch, you’re in for a mile.
Wednesday, March 30 2011
While hand imagery in North By Northwest has a practical aim, being to show the main character’s emotional state at a given moment, the film’s face imagery has more to do with expressing an idea, the loss of identity.
Sunday, February 27 2011
Here are five lines from the last ten years of television that made me laugh. A lot.
Thursday, February 17 2011
Film culture has reached a point where whenever we see happiness without ridiculously manageable problems included, we expect tragedy.
Tuesday, February 1 2011
We don’t sort art, it sorts us. Which piece of art tops the list says less about the quality of the art than who made the list.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
Setting off even the most explosive powderkeg of human emotion would not make a flock of birds go insane and start attacking, much less this smoldering controlled burn. But such is the only line of causation the film allows its viewer.