Live Chat: The A.V. Club’s SXSW liveblog is here

It’s time once more for the annual bacchanal of bands, movies, driven business professionals, and frantic semi-professionals racing around downtown Austin, known as South By Southwest. This year, The A.V. Club is running a liveblog throughout the duration of the event. We’ll be covering Interactive, Music, Film, Sports, and more for all 10 days. Check back often, as we’ll be […]

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Great Job, Internet!: The dark, twisted backstory of Eugene Levy’s Bobby Bittman character

One of the greatest characters in comedian Eugene Levy’s repertoire of garrulous oddballs is Bobby Bittman, the tacky, leisure-suit-clad lounge comic whose idea of a dynamite catchphrase is “How are ya?” Levy portrayed the insincere, scheming Bittman countless times on SCTV during its convoluted 1976 to 1984 run, often as part of “The Sammy Maudlin Show,” a sleazy showbiz lovefest […]

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Great Job, Internet!: The dark, twisted backstory of Eugene Levy’s Bobby Bittman character

One of the greatest characters in comedian Eugene Levy’s repertoire of garrulous oddballs is Bobby Bittman, the tacky, leisure-suit-clad lounge comic whose idea of a dynamite catchphrase is “How are ya?” Levy portrayed the insincere, scheming Bittman countless times on SCTV during its convoluted 1976 to 1984 run, often as part of “The Sammy Maudlin Show,” a sleazy showbiz lovefest […]

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Newswire: Instagramming your food really does make it taste better, is still annoying

Those who are in the habit of savoring their meals by first rubbing them in the faces of their Instagram followers are about to feel somewhat vindicated: The CBC reports that taking pictures of your food before consuming it can actually make it taste better. The news outlet cites a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Marketing, which found […]

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Newswire: Instagramming your food really does make it taste better, is still annoying

Those who are in the habit of savoring their meals by first rubbing them in the faces of their Instagram followers are about to feel somewhat vindicated: The CBC reports that taking pictures of your food before consuming it can actually make it taste better. The news outlet cites a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Marketing, which found […]

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Newswire: Instagramming your food really does make it taste better, is still annoying

Those who are in the habit of savoring their meals by first rubbing them in the faces of their Instagram followers are about to feel somewhat vindicated: The CBC reports that taking pictures of your food before consuming it can actually make it taste better. The news outlet cites a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Marketing, which found […]

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Newswire: R.I.P. Ken Adam, production designer for James Bond and Stanley Kubrick

Ken Adam, the German-born production designer whose futuristic and geometrically bold sets captured the imaginations of generations of moviegoers, has died. Bringing expressionism into the Space Age, Adam designed the likes of the Pentagon War Room, Emeric Goldfinger’s laser table, and the lairs of Dr. No and Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as well as the gadgets of James Bond’s iconic Aston […]

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Newswire: R.I.P. Ken Adam, production designer for James Bond and Stanley Kubrick

Ken Adam, the German-born production designer whose futuristic and geometrically bold sets captured the imaginations of generations of moviegoers, has died. Bringing expressionism into the Space Age, Adam designed the likes of the Pentagon War Room, Emeric Goldfinger’s laser table, and the lairs of Dr. No and Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as well as the gadgets of James Bond’s iconic Aston […]

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Newswire: R.I.P. Ken Adam, production designer for James Bond and Stanley Kubrick

Ken Adam, the German-born production designer whose futuristic and geometrically bold sets captured the imaginations of generations of moviegoers, has died. Bringing expressionism into the Space Age, Adam designed the likes of the Pentagon War Room, Emeric Goldfinger’s laser table, and the lairs of Dr. No and Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as well as the gadgets of James Bond’s iconic Aston […]

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