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Dave Grohl’s Transformation From Gen X Icon to Guardian of Baby Boomer Rock: A Timeline

This week, the Foo Fighters release Sonic Highways, their eighth album, which doubles as a selective history lesson in their own particular brand of rock ‘n’ roll worship. It’s fitting, considering their leader Dave Grohl has becomeShow More Summary

Philip Roth Novel ‘Indignation’ to Be Adapted into Film Directed by James Schamus

The former head of Focus Features, James Schamus, will make his directorial debut with Indignation. The film is based on… Read More

How Dave Grohl Went From Gen X Icon to Baby Boomer Rock Defender: A Timeline

This week, the Foo Fighters release Sonic Highways, their eighth album that doubles as a selective history lesson for their own particular brand of rock’n’roll worship. It’s fitting, considering their leader Dave Grohl has become one...Show More Summary

The Secret Truce in the Literary Genre Wars

Should young-adult, science fiction, and fantasy novels be considered works of literature? Is The Hunger Games a work of art? Does anyone care? Over the last couple of years, a handful of authors have pitched their tents in the no man’s...Show More Summary

Watch Weird Al Hawk Drones in New Ad for RadioShack

The early ’90s were a great time for both Weird Al and RadioShack. Weird Al was all over the… Read More

Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ Isn’t as Smart as Its Director

Jon Stewart is, by all accounts, a smart guy. In interviews, he comes across as not just funny, but also thoughtful, articulate, and insightful. He co-wrote two astute and breathlessly funny books with his Daily Show staff, and before that, an even better collection of witty short pieces that rivals the best of Woody Allen and S.J. Show More Summary

See Johnny Depp as Quirky, Bankrupt Art Dealer in ‘Mortdecai’ Trailer

At this point post 21 Jump Street, Blow, and Chocolat, Johnny Depp cannot seem to escape—and seems not to care to escape—being typecast as… Read More

50 Novels Featuring Famous Authors as Characters

With not one, but two novels featuring Jane Austen, one featuring the ghost of Dorothy Parker, and a third about Virginia Woolf and her sister hitting shelves soon, it seemed like a good time to survey the entire “writer-as-character” subset of novels. … Read More

Bad Sex In Fiction Nominees: Murakami, Cunningham, Richard Flanagan

The most dreaded, and awkward, literary prize has released its shortlist. And as always, nominees for The Literary Review Bad… Read More

Men Take Advantage of Girl Pretending to Be Drunk in Viral Video — But Is the Video Taking Advantage of a Viral Phenomenon?

In a video mirroring and sort-of deepening — but mostly cheapening — the discussion started by … Read More

Johnny Marr Played A Smiths Song For ‘Fallon’

Johnny Marr, legendary Smiths guitarist and longtime enemy of Morrissey,

See Christoph Waltz’s Very Austrian Interpretation of ‘Sesame Street”s Theme Song, Which Haunts Him

Since its debut in 1969, Sesame Street has been one of kid-focused pop culture’s most positive forces. With its big… Read More

“What’s Discriminated Against Are My Choices”: Director Gina Prince-Blythewood on Representation, Love Stories, and ‘Beyond the Lights’

Gina Prince-Blythewood fandom requires a bit of patience. The filmmaker burst onto the scene in 2000 with two exemplary films: the HBO drama Disappearing Acts and the indie sports romance Love and Basketball. Both were critically acclaimed,...Show More Summary

Here’s Your First Look at Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo

The story of Dalton Trumbo is one of the most notorious from Hollywood’s darkest era: an acclaimed screenwriter, free-speech… Read More

‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: “Goldmine”

By rearing back on the Nick/Jess drama that took over much of Season 3 of New Girl, Season 4 has mostly returned to form — it’s been weird as hell, sure, but it’s been goofy, funny, and emotional as well. It has also, definitely, been helped by this season’s commitment to focusing on all of the roommates instead of just our two main characters. Show More Summary

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