Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help fund a mobile monument to free speech

Here on the internet, the “free speech” card is usually only played when someone gets in trouble for something terrible they said on Reddit. Surprisingly, that’s not actually what America’s founding fathers intended when they came up with the Constitution and its First Amendment. Now, The Thomas Jefferson Center has turned to Indiegogo to raise money for a traveling installation […]

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Newswire: You Blew It! tackles punk elitism on “Punker Than Thou”

It’s no secret: For all their grandiose goals, punks can be awfully petty. Even as terms like “sellout” and “poser” approach obsolescence, that “holier than thou” mentality remains, something Orlando’s You Blew It! know a thing or two about. The A.V. Club is premiering “Punker Than Thou,” the band’s contribution to Singles Club’s latest 7-inch release. (Singles Club is a […]

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Comics Panel: Cyborg tackles unlikely superhero subjects of race and disability

French comics scribe Fabien Vehlmann continues his run of penning a slate of varied and interesting comics, highlighted by the quality of his artistic collaborators. In The Marquis Of Anaon: The Isle Of Brac, U.K. publishers Cinebook bring to English-language audiences the first book in Vehlmann and Matthieu Bonhomme’s five-volume series following eponymous hero Jean-Baptiste Poulain. Nicknamed “the marquis of […]

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Bestcasts: Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway picks his 3 favorite episodes of his podcast

Bestcasts asks podcasters to discuss the three most memorable episodes of their podcast. Ties are allowed/encouraged. For more podcast coverage, see Podmass, The A.V. Club‘s weekly roundup of the best ‘casts out there. The podcaster: As the latest member of Roman Mars’ Radiotopia family, Song Exploder is riding high. The podcast and its host Hrishikesh Hirway have recently locked down […]

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Newswire: Sony wants Richard Linklater to direct Jennifer Lawrence in The Rosie Project

Earlier this month, we reported that Columbia Pictures and Sony had picked up the rights to adapt Graeme Simsion’s novel The Rosie Project into a movie, with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Phil Lord and Chris Miller were originally supposed to direct, but those scruffy-looking nerf herders recently dropped out when they found something better to do. Now, Deadline says […]

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