Newswire: ABC pickups meet The Muppets, get a checkup from Dr. Ken, go back to Shondaland

It’s time to raise the curtain / It’s time to light the lights / Nine shows, including The Muppets, got the ABC greenlight. At the most sensational, Muppet-tational hour of “right before close of business on the West Coast,” the Alphabet released the details on three new comedies and six new dramas that will join its lineup next season. On […]

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Newswire: Kate Hudson joins Mark Wahlberg’s BP oil disaster movie

Kate Hudson will join her adoptive father, Kurt Russell, as well as John Malkovich and Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon, the film that will recount the events of the 2010 BP oil rig disaster that claimed 11 lives. As previously reported, Wahlberg plays Mike Williams, a marine electrician working on the rig, whose warnings about a looming potential catastrophe go […]

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Newswire: Stream the shadowy, spectral techno of Pazes’ debut album

Brazilian producer Pazes—one of the artists who justifies the entire existence of the Red Bull Music Academy he graduated from—first caught our attention with 2013’s Sleeping Dolls, an EP full of steamy, late-night techno that evoked crowded nightclubs and darkened jungles equally. For Induced, his full-length debut for Time No Place, Pazes continues in an even starker, shadowy direction, crafting […]

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TV Club: Louie: “Untitled”

I’m used to Louie bringing tears to my eyes, but “Untitled” is the first time my eyes peed their pants in fear. It starts out so pleasantly, too. It’s just a day in the life of Louie with an easy, open-armed non-title, like it’s still being worked on, unformed, a doodle. In the background, though, the horror mounts. At worst […]

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TV Club: Adventure Time: “Graybles 1000+”

The “Graybles” chapters of Adventure Time have evolved over time. Originally introduced as assortments of short stories connected by a common theme, the “Graybles” episodes have, like everything else on this series, grown to become something more. In “Graybles 1000+”, it is revealed that Cuber, the Graybles storyteller, lives in a future beyond Finn and Jake’s time, and he has […]

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What Are You Playing This Weekend?: A lot has changed about the games kids play and the ways they discuss them

Welcome to our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans, nagging questions, and whatever else we feel like talking about. No matter what the topic, we invite everyone in the comments to tell us: What Are You Playing This Weekend? I work from home, which means I’m also looking after my 5-year-old daughter at the same time. So […]

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