On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. In this episode, Slate’s TV critic, Willa Paskin, managing producer of Slate...Show More Summary
Every other weekday, I walk by my 27-year-old neighbor playing catch in the middle of the street with his 20-something-year-old friend. He’s a nice guy with an intricate tattoo of a dragon on his right throwing arm. I saved his beatShow More Summary
Even when I left my house at 2:30 in the morning, and my wife, Sanaz, and I were afraid that the fire behind us would catch our car, which was still stuck on Hemlock Street in the anxious gridlock of other evacuees, I couldn’t escape the irony. The reason why we moved to the North Bay in 2015 was...
Members from Gulfport Fire Department and a Coast Guard member extinguish a fire aboard Coast Guard Cutter Brant, which was moored in Gulfport, Mississippi, October 18, 2017. The two Coast Guard members who were aboard the vessel were evaluated by emergency medical services and have been released (U.S. Show More Summary
Fahrenheit 451 – the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns… Super Terrain, a really creative publisher in Europe, is printing up amazing heat sensitive editions of the iconic Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451, which depicts a future in which all books are burned. Playing upon that theme, this particular edition is only...
This article originally appeared in Vulture. It was a wretchedly hot afternoon in Atlanta; at 94 degrees Fahrenheit, it would go on record as the hottest day of the month. But no one needed to explain this to the 50-odd women outfitted...Show More Summary
A good chunk of the office are out with some sort of lurgy today. It's fallen on me to fly the Kotaku flag and try to stop everything from catching on fire in their absence. What does it take for you to call in sick? More »
Donald Simpson is trying to find answers to what caused his Port Orchard home to catch fire Saturday killing his wife, son, and two grandchildren.
Christopher Rogers of Halt and Catch Fire:"We call it redefining the story of losers. History seems to gravitate toward narratives centered on big personalities, so when you talk about this world, you talk about Steve Jobs, Bill Gates. If you talk about search, you talk about Google. But it’s so much more complex than that. […]
The underappreciated AMC series, whose finale aired Saturday, dramatized the joy of creation and the beauty of struggle.
“We’ve got the cheat sheet to the exam. We’ve won. I don’t want to miss another opportunity.” Read more...
It was always going to end. Comet, Rover, Joe and Cam, and Halt and Catch Fire itself. They were all always going to end, because everything does eventually. There are reasons for each ending, different ways of explaining what happened. Comet and Rover were always going to end because this ... More »
It was a wretchedly hot afternoon in Atlanta; at 94 degrees Fahrenheit, it would go on record as the hottest day of the month. But no one needed to explain this to the 50-odd women outfitted in brocade pantsuits and satin dresses, trying to stay cool in the backyard of ... More »
In the end, it was Donna. Amid the bombastic charisma of Joe MacMillan, the frantic genius of Cameron Howe, and the fragile ego of her ex-husband, Gordon Clark, Donna Emerson emerged as the one who could see the future. She could envision where technology was going and be the one ... More »
In between takes during a scene in Halt and Catch Fire’s final season, Lee Pace comes over and shows me a chimpanzee’s penis on his phone. He zooms in on the “pencil thing” thrust between the bars of a cage as the male chimp grinned widely. He then explains that ... More »
The term that inspired the name Halt and Catch Fire is defined in the show’s very first episode as “an early computer command that sent the machine into a race condition, forcing all instructions to compete for superiority at once,” which meant that, “control of the computer could not be ... More »
SERIES Saturday Night Live Kumail Nanjiani hosts the late-night comedy variety series with musical guest Pink. Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong are in the ensemble cast. 8:29 p.m. NBC Halt and Catch Fire This character-driven drama about the dawn of the internet wraps things up with...
More than 31 are now dead in California from the wildfires. Over 300 are missing. I have family in Napa Valley. All are safe, but a number of them lost
As the AMC ensemble drama ends its run, we look at how a punk soundtrack helped to define its true protagonist, Cameron Howe.
Music Theatre Wales has been catching fire for its current touring production of Peter Eötvös's opera The Golden Dragon, which uses an all-white cast in a work set in a Chinese restaurant and featuring Chinese characters. Now the London venue for the tour, the Hackney Empire, has cancelled its scheduled performance (October 31) and disavowed […]