Great Job, Internet!: Music student uses terrifying graphics to spread his love of jazz

Simon Fransman, who identifies himself as a jazz student at the Piteå School of Music in Sweden, has been using his YouTube channel, Simon’s World Of Jazz And Stuff, as a place to explore his twin passions: jazz music and off-putting computer animation. He paradoxically defines it as “a channel dedicated to jazz where nothing and everything makes sense.” In […]

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Block & Tackle: The Indianapolis Colts are the NFL’s only avant-garde football team

It was to be a fourth down like any other. Late in the third quarter, the Indianapolis Colts’ drive had stalled at their own 37-yard line, but they trailed their heavily favored rivals, the New England Patriots, by only six points. Indianapolis would punt the ball to the Patriots and rely on their defense to keep the scurrilous New Englanders […]

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Newswire: Mario Lopez to play dance-show host in Fox’s Grease: Live musical

A.C. Slater is going back to high school as Variety reports that Mario Lopez, TV/radio host and Bayside’s star (sometimes only) athlete, has joined the cast of Fox’s Grease: Live musical. Lopez will play Vince Fontaine, the host of the fictional National Bandstand show that visits Rydell High. Fontaine, if you’ll recall, spends the night of the dance/taping flirting with […]

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Newswire: Big Eyes fights off zombies in the video for “Local Celebrity”

Kait Eldridge has always been the heart of Big Eyes. Though she’s spent time in Cheeky and P.S. Eliot, with Big Eyes Eldridge has been able to focus on her vision, which often manifests itself in the form of garage-rock-tinged pop songs. Today, Big Eyes is releasing its latest EP via Don Giovanni Records—with vinyl following on Greenway Records—and The […]

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TV Club: Heroes Reborn is not Spiderman, nor Star Wars

After beginning as yet another underwhelming, poorly-plotted installment of the spiral of diminishing returns that Heroes Reborn has become, “Game Over” takes a left turn. Whereas the other episodes this season have treaded water, establishing enough forward momentum with their handful of successful storylines to make up for their useless ones, this entry makes a critical mistake: Instead of building […]

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