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Audio Visuals: Apes Deal Drugs in the Top Music Videos This Week

Despite the fact that TRL took its final bow in 2008, Internet hardly killed the video star. Instead, the music video has, much like TV, found a renaissance in the plethora of production and distribution models available to it. So with that in mind, we give you our first round-up of all the music videos you should be watching right now. Show More Summary

Cape Watch: OK, There Might Be Too Many X-Men Movies Now

While we were still recovering from the holidays and trying to pretend that January isn't the worst month of the year, the machine that is the superhero movie business kept chugging along. This week, Marvel took advantage of the winter...Show More Summary

The Secret Talents Who Make Portlandia and Workaholics So Hilarious

Both shows feature recognizable comedy teams, but those partnerships hinge on low-key but essential co-conspirators who keep things running behind the scenes. And now they're talking. The post The Secret Talents Who Make Portlandia and Workaholics So Hilarious appeared first on WIRED.

The Musician Who’s Gaming Search Engines to Actually Make Money

Two hundred songs—that’s how many Matt Farley will record this month. That’s about 50 songs per week. He records whenever he’s not at his day job; over the past seven years, he has written more than 16,000 songs—he’s on keyboard, vocals, and occasionally guitar—available on iTunes and Spotify. Show More Summary

The Podcasts You Need to Listen to This Week

From call-in comedy to the weirdest stuff on the Internet, this week's selections are all must-adds for your podcast rotation. The post The Podcasts You Need to Listen to This Week appeared first on WIRED.

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: The Venture Bros.

Binge-watching a show like The Venture Bros.—a dense sci-fi/action cartoon hybrid with a vast universe only rivaled by the depth of its references—may feel like trying to speed-read Tolkien in Elvish. But trust us, this is possible. The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: The Venture Bros. appeared first on WIRED.

Behind the Scenes of Bangladesh’s Wild and Surreal Movies

Dhallywood is the Bangladeshi cousin to India’s more well known (and well-funded) Bollywood, but with a particularly flamboyant brand of pulp fiction. The post Behind the Scenes of Bangladesh’s Wild and Surreal Movies appeared first on WIRED.

Rap Weirdos on This Week’s Playlist Start 2015 on the Right Note

New Death Grips instrumentals? Shabazz Palaces political anthems? Chance the Rapper features? Sign us up. The post Rap Weirdos on This Week’s Playlist Start 2015 on the Right Note appeared first on WIRED.

You Should Be Watching The Fall, a Serial-Killer Show Like No Other

Serial-killer shows aren't hard to find these days. But in a sea of television that has made the ritualistic murder of women an industry unto itself, The Fall manages to be a feminist show about sexually-motivated serial killer thatShow More Summary

Salma Hayak’s Gangster Shoot-Out Tops This Week’s Best Trailers

The gap between Christmas and New Year's Day is a pretty slow time for pop culture. But in spite of America collectively wearing its fat pants, a few new trailers managed to break through the hibernation haze and tickle our fancies. Here is a mini lineup to get you excited for upcoming movies and TV in the new year. Show More Summary

The Movies and Shows We’re Really Looking Forward to in 2015

At the end of every year, we look back, and that's fine. It's a great way to relive your favorites, find out about things you might have missed, and tour the zeitgeist. But it's always more entertaining to think about all the fantastic stuff coming down the pike. Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson on The Imitation Game and Making Alan Turing Famous

In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Walter Isaacson—author of The Innovators—discusses why he wanted to make Alan Turing famous. The post Walter Isaacson on The Imitation Game and Making Alan Turing Famous appeared first on WIRED.

Our 10 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels of the Year

Reboots of vintage characters, two toy lines sharing the same page, an entirely new Ms. Marvel on the scene—2014 was a pretty eclectic year in the world of comics and graphic novels. Here are our favorite books of 2014. The post Our 10 Favorite Comics and Graphic Novels of the Year appeared first on WIRED.

Our 9 Favorite Memes of 2014, From Kermit to ¯\_(?)_/¯

From sarcasm to ridicule to out-and-out resignation, the best memes of the year are a perfect distillation of our (somewhat shameful) human condition. The post Our 9 Favorite Memes of 2014, From Kermit to ¯\_(?)_/¯ appeared first on WIRED.

Cape Watch: Here’s What We Want From Our Superheroes in 2015

The last year was an amazing one for superhero movies, but that's all in the past, and it's time to look ahead. What does 2015 have in store? We don't know. We do, however, know what we'd like to see happen in the coming year. Here is the Cape Watch Wish List for 2015. The post Cape Watch: Here’s What We Want From Our Superheroes in 2015 appeared first on WIRED.

2014 Kinda Sucked: A Look at Our Slow Descent Into Dystopia

This year was, to put it as gently as possible, the devil's playground. Oh sure, every year has its horrors and there are far worse annums behind us (the Crusades, anyone?), but 2014 proved to be a year in which long-festering social, environmental, and political problems were exposed in ways we have not seen in a very long time. Show More Summary

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2014

Long the populist, less-elegant cousin of film, in the last few years television has become the place to watch the most daring, smart, prestigious shows out there. Here are WIRED's picks for the 10 best programs of 2014. The post The 10 Best TV Shows of 2014 appeared first on WIRED.

Listen to Our 100 Favorite Songs of 2014

With so many best-of lists flooding the internet right about now, it's time for a musical interlude. The post Listen to Our 100 Favorite Songs of 2014 appeared first on WIRED.

Here Are the 10 Best Movies You Didn’t See This Year

Real talk: Around here, we see movies like it's our job. Because, well, it's kind of our job. But even we miss some gems sometimes. And for those of you who don't consider going to see films your life's work, it's even harder to catch all the best movies in a given year. Show More Summary

Is Exodus: Gods and Kings the Worst Ridley Scott Movie Ever?

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy a historian and a Bible scholar discuss the finer points of Exodus: Gods and Kings. The post Is Exodus: Gods and Kings the Worst Ridley Scott Movie Ever? appeared first on WIRED.

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