Newswire: John Travolta isn’t creepy at all, Scarlett Johansson claims

At last year’s Academy Awards, John Travolta mangled Idina Menzel’s name by calling her “Adele Dazeem.” At this year’s ceremony, while trying to poke fun at his past mistake, Travolta ended up getting handsy with both Menzel and Scarlett Johansson. The Internet reacted in moderation, giving Travolta credit for trying to get back in everyone’s good graces and acknowledging that […]

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Keyboard Geniuses: Readers celebrate the joys of jumping through the boss door

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads. Why Walk When You Can Jump? We kicked off another Special Topics In Gameology series this week. The […]

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Newswire: And now the president of Sony Pictures Digital is fired as well

The Sony hacking scandal continues to churn out new “shakeups” at the company, which is industry slang for “moving people around to pretend that a deeply entrenched culture of awfulness is changing.” Following on the heels of the company hiring noted unpleasant Fox exec Tom Rothman to replace outgoing president and fan of being fired Amy Pascal, Sony has now […]

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Newswire: Exclusive: Eyelids conjure up melancholy beauty with a new video

For a certain subset of music fan, there’s nothing quite as good as feeling bad. Downbeat, despondent pop music can wield a weight and potency that cuts through the feel-good platitudes and let’s-party exhortations of so much of the popular landscape. Into the traffickers of hook-filled sadness comes Eyelids, a band that seems to have injected the DNA of Big […]

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Newswire: Synergy projects a synopsis and clearer image of Jem And The Holograms

Less than a day after a low-res photo of Jem And The Holograms surfaced on the web, an elusive entity known only as “Synergy” has responded to the collective demands of the Internet, projecting a higher-resolution version of the image over the previous grainy scan, and issuing a synopsis: As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global […]

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