NES Style “Twin Peaks” Intro
My thoughts on the return of Twin Peaks, TV’s neglected traditions, David Lynch’s spiritual stake in melodrama, and the stale state of contemporary quality TV (amongst other things).
Find out why Pendleton Ward, the creator of the animated hit ‘Adventure Time,’ decided to walk away.
Don’t have a crap attack, they’re all for sale!
Rating: B+ After looking through my Twitter feed last night I wasn’t going to write about this. This episode seemed cover the middle part of a perfectly tailored venn-diagram of the people I inter…
My review of last night’s South Park
Exclusive clip: Tina Belcher takes the ice bucket challenge.
It took her a second to work up the courage, but she did it!
As an internet user, you’re probably aware of the symbiotic relationship between popular broadcasters like Jon Stewart and John Oliver and the internet. It works like this: broadcasters sum up a current issue in an entertaining, shareable video, and then websites looking for content that take no time or effort to produce—i.e., all of them—spread it around on their behalf. The broadcasters get free publicity, and the websites get free traffic. (Gawker Media definitely participates in this cycle.)
My first of two pieces on Boyhood
A collection of 28 covers, including Feist, Pixies, R.E.M., The Smiths, and more.
Not to get complex about it, but when you look at the events of someone like Strauss-Kahn or Pasolini, you can fictionalize it, but who’s to say what’s true? In the end, I guess it doesn’t matter. You’re making a movie, so you accept that some of it, even events that really happened, some of it no one knows, some of it you can assume, some of it you can imagine. If someone tells you something, is that really the truth? Just because you put a camera on somebody & they’re talking to you, or just because you’re a journalist, you ask someone a question, does that mean you’re getting the right answer? This pursuit of the truth is really the deal. Doing a documentary, the reason we incorporated a lot of fictional elements is we’re trying to get at…