Category Archives: Entertainment

Newswire: Rosamund Pike to star opposite Christian Bale in first Travis McGee movie

Rosamund Pike is in talks to star opposite Christian Bale in that previously announced adaptation of The Deep Blue Good-by, according to Variety. The upcoming film is based on a 1964 John D. MacDonald novel, and it stars Bale as Travis McGee, a hardened “salvage consultant” who lives on a houseboat in Florida and specializes in recovering other people’s property […]

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Newswire: HBO is looking for a few good writers (who aren’t straight white men)

Now that creators like Jenji Kohan, Nic Pizzolatto, Vince Gilligan, and Shonda Rhimes have made being a TV writer an occupation where you might, at some point, get your picture taken (and thus an occupation worthy of pursuit), increasing numbers of young people are stepping off of the proverbial Greyhound bus from Kansas City, suitcase full of spec scripts in […]

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Newswire: Alcoa gets “All Dolled Up” for a new video

The circumstances leading to Alcoa’s second full-length were tumultuous at best. Singer Derek Archambault—who also plays in hardcore band Defeater—needed hip surgery after an accident, something that laid him up and temporarily delayed his band’s momentum. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Archambault is back and the alt-country Alcoa has just released a brand new album, Parlour Tricks. The A.V. Club […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Celebrate the 50-point basket with a history of Rock N’ Jock sports

Anyone between the ages of 25 and 40 who spent at least one lazy Saturday or Sunday in front of the TV probably saw at least one of MTV’s Rock N’ Jock sporting events, be it the annual basketball bout or the Softball Challenge. And while memories of the 50-point basket and Roger McDowell’s wigs loom large (as do people […]

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AVQ&A: Assuming the afterlife exists, in what fictional world do you want to spend it?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers […]

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TV Review: WE tv’s Sex Box does no justice to sex, some justice to boxes

In Sex Box, WE tv’s new reality show, intimacy-starved couples mix it up in an enclosed space in front of a live studio audience, then emerge from the throes of passion and detail their experience to a trio of relationship experts too telegenic to be authoritative. It’s a concept so purportedly provocative, it inspired the professional tut-tutters of the Parents […]

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