[Editor's Note: Shea Serrano sometimes writes about Why This Song Sucks, and sometimes about his hilarious and poignant life and times. Better put your shoes on because your socks are about to be blown off.]
7:18 a.m.: I'm taking the boys fishing this morning. There's a serviceable little fishing p ... More >>
At around the four-minute mark of my first viewing of the Cloud Atlas trailer, as the M83 track swelled to its bursting point and a hoverbike darted through future-Korea, I remember e-mailing and GChatting at least a dozen friends with a link to the preview and my take: "Holy Shit."
Naturally, ever ... More >>
Carrots are an easy crop for farmers with the land for them. They don't have the stigma of Brussels sprouts or the on-again-off-again iron taste that beets sometimes have to fight. And they've been lucky enough to dance in the culinary trio of mirepoix for hundreds of years, an unintended marketin ... More >>
Red and Blue are stick figures with a Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck type of relationship. They drive each other crazy, but somehow remain friends. Their adventures are at the center of one of the hottest shows online. In less than a year-and-a-half, Dick Figures has become a YouTube sensation, racking up vi ... More >>
Verdi vs. Wagner[Editor's note: Deathmatch pairs two artists who have something in common, and determines who is better. It's a concept we sort-of ripped off from MTV, except that instead of claymation it's the printed word!]
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the main event of 19th-century opera! I ... More >>
PaprikaOn the first Tuesday of every month, Jerry Beck-- animation historian, producer and co-editor of the fantastic blog Cartoon Brew-- takes over Cinefamily for Jerry Beck's Animation Tuesdays. Each installment typically centers around a theme. For August, that theme was dreams.
The mai ... More >>
Warren G told you to take your Affirm XL.
In a series of commercials that begins airing tonight, the G-funk O.G. whose claim to fame is the classic with the recently deceased Nate Dogg, "Regulate," hawks the male enhancement pills everywhere from the beach to the bathroom.
In the only cli ... More >>
Is it that time already?
Yes, for the 89th time, it is. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association just announced the line-up for the 2010 Hollywood Bowl season, and despite its age, the outdoor beauty will stage a few firsts: Gustavo Dudamel's first Bowl subscription concerts as music direct ... More >>
There is a famous story about actor-director Erich von Stroheim that goes something like this: Cast as Rommel in Billy Wilder's 1943 Five Graves to Cairo, Stroheim was given a prop Leica camera as part of the character's wardrobe and proceeded to demand that the camera have film in it. When Wilder a ... More >>