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The Greatest, Craziest Time Travelers in Pop Culture

There are few notions as compelling as the idea of time travel. Whether it’s the chance to make good on a past mistake, the opportunity to change the course of history, or the possibility of witnessing...

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Joss Whedon Returning for ‘Avengers’ Sequel and Developing Marvel TV Series

Last month at Comic-Con, during a 10-year anniversary panel for Joss Whedon’s space western Firefly, the filmmaker was still unsure if he wanted to tackle a sequel to the third highest grossing film of...

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10 Reunion Albums That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Band reunions: they’re a dicey business, as far as fans are concerned, because they risk tarnishing the memory of the band in question’s glory days. Sometimes they do exactly that, but occasionally a...

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The Most Underrated Guitarists in Rock ‘n’ Roll

We were rather chuffed to note the presence of a new record by Ry Cooder in the release schedule for this week. We’ve long been fans of Cooder’s work, both because he’s a great songwriter and because...

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CNN Picks Up Morgan Spurlock’s Intriguing New Series, ‘Inside Man’

Morgan Spurlock has earned quite a reputation for unconventional investigative documentary making. Since famously gorging himself for a month straight on Double Quarter Pounders with cheese and...

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A Beautiful Bird’s-Eye View of Famous TV Apartments

We first spotted Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde’s hand-drawn floor plans of fictional living spaces on BuzzFeed and haven’t been able to stop looking at them. The famous TV apartments are rendered with...

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we appreciated these hairless movie villains. We gazed at photos of baby animals, because science told us it would make us more focused. We read Iggy and The Stooges’ snarky tour...

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‘Arrested Development’ Looking for Fans to Appear in New Season Walk-On Roles

Entertainment Weekly alerted us that Netflix and Arrested Development are running a contest to award six walk-on roles to fans when the fourth season of the comedy debuts in spring, 2013. If you want...

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A Brief History of the Downfall of Our Childhood Icons

Just last week, we reported that a 23-year-old man recanted his allegations of underage sexual abuse against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash. At that time, the Sesame Street actor — who was recently the...

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Photos of People Watching TV That Could Be Mistaken for a Mass Existential...

Our friends at Lost At E Minor introduced us to the work of French photographer Olivier Culmann. He travels the globe to take photos of people watching TV. We promise the results are more interesting...

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‘Downton Abbey’ in Real Life: A Visual Tour of Grand English Great Houses

As award-winning creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, ominously writes to preface the current third season of our favorite show on television: “The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and...

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‘Philip Roth: Unmasked’ Might Convert Skeptics, But Doesn’t Do Much Unmasking

I’m not a Philip Roth fan. To be fair, I haven’t tried very hard to be. Sure, several years ago, at the insistence of a (male, Jewish) friend, I tried Portnoy’s Complaint, but couldn’t make it past 50...

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Nostalgic Nickelodeon Art Celebrates the ’90s

Oh 1990′s Nickelodeon, how we miss you so. The network’s golden age produced some of the most original, free-spirited fun on television that had young audiences swimming in green slime. Pie-faced...

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What to Read to Fill the Void Left by Your Favorite TV Shows This Summer

As one television season comes to its inevitable end, and a number of our favorite shows have either finished for the summer (or for good) we’ve compiled a suggested reading list of books to binge on...

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35 Things You Didn’t Know About Jim Henson

It feels great to see the Muppets in movies again. The Muppets, the first theatrical release in 12 years for Jim Henson’s beloved characters, was a huge success. Next year, the Muppets return with Tina...

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The 25 Most Memorable Moments in TV History

It’s not an oft-celebrated anniversary, but 62 years ago today, television as we know it was launched. It was 1951, and President Harry Truman was speaking before a conference in San Francisco about...

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13 of the Unluckiest Pop Culture Characters

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when superstition meets a 1980′s film series about a madman in a hockey mask. If you’re reading this, you survived Friday the 13th yesterday — but for the uber...

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‘Big Brother’ Finalists Are Losing in the Real World

This season of Big Brother has been marred by racism throughout. And while the contestants may live in a vacuum, their actions on the show are producing real world repercussions outside the house...

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Our Favorite Pop Culture Librarians

The librarian is one of the most misunderstood figures in pop culture history. The patronizing character John Rothman played in Sophie’s Choice and the “old maid” Donna Reed portrayed in It’s a...

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Charming Illustrations of HBO’s ‘Girls’

Season three of HBO’s Girls is right around the corner, set to premiere on January 12. London-based artist Nina Cosford has been illustrating the series from across the pond. “I love the show’s...

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