Newswire: Lena Dunham to guest star on The Simpsons

Adding to the large and ever-growing annals of “Homer and Marge have marriage troubles” episodes—and celebrity guest stars, we guess—Entertainment Weekly reports that Lena Dunham will guest star as Homer’s twentysomething love interest on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Dunham will appear on the season 27 premiere, “Every Man’s Dream,” as a pharmacist who ends up becoming Homer’s new […]

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Newswire: The BAFTA Awards like some expected favorites plus The Grand Budapest Hotel

As the American people rest after making their voices heard at the People’s Choice Awards, and celebrities gear up for the drunken soirée that is the Golden Globes, the Brits have popped in, apologized profusely for interrupting, and announced the BAFTA nominations. While there’s plenty of crossover with American awards season frontrunners, the comedy-loving British Academy of Film and Television […]

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Newswire: Michael C. Hall will also be in the Pete’s Dragon remake

Michael C. Hall has signed on to Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake, joining a cast that already includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, and Robert Redford. Details of Hall’s role are unknown—which is unsurprising, given that we’re still not sure what Howard or Bentley are doing in the film either. At this point, all that’s known is Boardwalk Empire‘s Oakes Fegley […]

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Keyboard Geniuses: Readers try to define the perfect balance for freedom in puzzle games

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. Puzzle & Players This week, we dipped back into 2014 with a review of The Talos Principle, a […]

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Block & Tackle: The Cowboys fight to preserve a coach’s legacy of colossal screw-ups

Block & Tackle is John Teti’s column about pro football. Lett it be When Leon Lett appears on-screen, you know somebody screwed up. With two minutes left in Sunday afternoon’s Detroit-Dallas Wild Card game, Fox had its cameras trained on Lett, a former Cowboys defensive tackle who now serves as an assistant coach for the team. Present-day Dallas defensive end […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Watch this never-before-seen Talking Heads concert from 1980

Stop Making Sense, the Jonathan Demme directed “performance film” of The Talking Heads’ 1983 tour, is a musical delight and a visual feast that captured the band at the height of its popularity, but also already in a more settled phase. That’s a different look than this new, full-length concert by the Heads that’s surfaced thanks to the good people […]

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