Category Archives: Entertainment

Newswire: Exclusive: Hear a new Jeff Tweedy-produced Richard Thompson song

As a teen, Richard Thompson was already making indelible music as part of Fairport Convention, and his career since has been massively varied and influential. Songs he wrote in various incarnations—with Fairport, with Linda Thompson, as a solo artist—have been lauded and covered by a who’s who of music, from R.E.M. to The Pointer Sisters. At 66, Thompson is not […]

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What’s On Tonight: Three heads link eight heads in the new Netflix series Sense8

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. All times are Eastern. Top Pick Sense8 (Netflix, 3:01, Friday): The three-headed sci-fi/fantasy entity that is J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowskis bring us this series about an eight-headed protagonist. Eight people around the globe find themselves telepathically linked, and have to go on […]

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?: Checking in on Splatoon’s lively community and sleazy amiibo support

Welcome to our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans, nagging questions, and whatever else we feel like talking about. No matter what the topic, we invite everyone in the comments to tell us: What Are You Playing This Weekend? Matt Gerardi: Well, Derrick, in your review, you told everybody you’d return to update us on how Splatoon […]

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TV Club: Hannibal: Antipasto

Bonsoir, Hannibal. I missed you. “Antipasto” is one of Hannibal‘s more dreamy episodes, playing with temporality and dreamscape in ways that few other shows even attempt. It’s a beautiful episode that answers many questions about Bedelia and Hannibal’s relationship, while bringing up so many more. For a show that ended its last season in a cliffhanger, few of the basic […]

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TV Club: Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Judd Apatow Wears A Polo and Blue Suede Shoes”

Since the December announcement that Reggie Watts would be leaving Comedy Bang! Bang! for the monetarily greener pastures of James Corden’s Late Late Show (or The Latest Show, to those in the know), there’s been the lingering question of just how that particular surreal late night sketch talk show exit would go down. There was no doubt that it would […]

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Newswire: First inductees into the Video Game Hall Of Fame include Super Mario, Doom, and Tetris

If passing fads like rock and roll or baseball can have halls of fame, then why have video games been ignored by the hall of fame community? Well, the answer to that question doesn’t matter, because The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York—home of the National Toy Hall Of Fame—has now established the World Video Game Hall Of Fame. Back […]

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Newswire: A One Direction fanfic is becoming a movie thanks to a Mom writer

As most people know by now, Fifty Shades Of Grey got its start as a piece of Twilight fan-fiction, with author E.L. James transforming that series’ protagonist from a mere blood-sucking stalker into a figure of actual, creepy menace. Given that James, publisher Random House, and the producers of the Fifty Shades movie have all made heaping, chain-festooned yachtfuls of […]

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