Great Job, Internet!: Some great reader created a playlist of everything from The A.V. Club’s Fear Of A Punk Decade

Starting in the summer of 2013, The A.V. Club‘s Jason Heller began a column looking back at the legacy of ‘90s punk and all its assorted sub-genres. Dubbed Fear Of A Punk Decade, Heller broke down the decade year-by-year, offering his own firsthand accounts of the movement while also discussing the perceptions of the scene(s) at large. Countless bands and […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Learn Valyrian history with this offical Game Of Thrones video

Those unwilling to shell out the cash for a Game Of Thrones Blu-ray might not know that the series has apparently been producing mini-documentaries about Westeros as if the show were based on historical facts, not fantasy novels. Rather than acknowledge that this is all backstory created by author George R.R. Martin, this season one bonus feature is basically a […]

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Contest: Chicago, catch an advance preview of NBC’s American Odyssey in theaters

NBC may no longer peacock comedy, but they’re certainly interested in peacocking Sunday night prestige dramas. In April, the network will premiere American Odyssey, a globe-spanning story of war, terrorism, and conspiracies that hopes to hit the sweet spot between Homeland and Traffic. The complex narrative follows a number of threads, but at the center is Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Pushing […]

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Great Job, Internet!: These Blade Runner behind-the-scenes photos are model-making porn

No offense to the wonders of computer-generated special effects, but there’s something ineffable about the delicate handcraft of practical effects and models done well that lifts the spirits in a totally different way. And as non-CGI movie-making goes, Ridley Scott’s 1982 future-noir classic Blade Runner is surely one of the finest examples of the form, its blend of models, mattes, […]

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Newswire: The Associated Press issues correction for confusing Fred and Robert Durst

In a startling example of a The A.V. Club comment thread reverberating out into the wider world, The Associated Press has reportedly issued a correction for an article that confused alleged murderer, real-estate heir, and subject of HBO’s The Jinx Robert Durst with Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst. The mistake originated with an item that was sent out on a California […]

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Newswire: America Ferrera to punch the clock on NBC’s big-box sitcom

Let’s get real for a minute here, guys. The economy! Even if we don’t know how it works, we all know it’s taken a downturn in the past half-decade or so. And although TV’s primary function is still to instill unrealistic expectations regarding the affordability of Manhattan real estate into our nation’s youth, occasionally it must adjust its perspective to […]

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