Newswire: Boston is not wicked cool with Mark Wahlberg’s Boston Marathon movie

Self-appointed Boston ambassador Mark Wahlberg has announced his intention to honor the Boston Marathon bombing by making a movie about it. From Hollywood’s perspective, the tragedy that unfolded in 2013 is perfect big-screen fodder: There are the self-radicalized brothers operating in secret, the graphic carnage, the heroism of first-responders, and the city-wide manhunt that occurred while entire neighborhoods were placed […]

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Wiki Wormhole: In the 1920s, dirigibles were Britain’s future

With more than 4.8 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or looking into starting your own pirated Canadian Trader Joe’s location. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,852,339-week series, Wiki Wormhole. This week’s entry: The Imperial Airship Scheme What it’s about: By the 1922, the British […]

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Newswire: Pianos Become The Teeth celebrate spring with a Record Store Day single

Last year, Baltimore’s Pianos Become The Teeth released Keep You, its third full-length and most marked sonic departure. Much was made of singer Kyle Durfey’s change in vocal style, as he omitted the full-throated screams of the band’s early work as he moved into a plaintive singing style that few could have guessed he possessed. On April 18 Epitaph Records […]

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Three Panels: 3 panels that show the Taoist ideologies of Batman

In Three Panels, Zainab Akhtar examines three individual panels from a comic book, analyzing how they contribute to and function within the narrative. A common criticism in comics is that the role of the art in the medium and its storytelling function is paid inadequate, or incapable, attention. The A.V. Club’s new feature Three Panels will address this critique by […]

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For Our Consideration: A cartoon about a clone from the future may be 2015’s best film

Throughout this year’s Sundance Film Festival, whenever I’d run into my fellow critics, we’d go through the usual ritual exchange of, “What have you liked so far?” Passing movie titles back and forth, more often than I could count, the conversation would end with one or both of us saying, “Of course, the best thing I’ve seen is that Don […]

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TV Club: The Good Wife: “Winning Ugly”

Alicia Florrick’s bid for State’s Attorney has dragged along for all of season six. At first, the campaign pushed Alicia forward, allowed the character to explore new spaces—like Chicago’s political world, which she was definitely a part of before but only as the candidate’s wife. The campaign opened up so many new story possibilities and provided interesting imagery that paralleled […]

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TV Club: Veep: “Joint Session”

Selina Meyer and her frequently incompetent staff are back for another season of political maneuvering, and now that Selina’s ascended to the presidency, the stakes are higher than ever. “Joint Session” both acknowledges and backs away from this, centering on Selina’s first (and potentially, only) State of the Union address while relegating international incidents to single-line mentions from various members […]

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