In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re talking about songs we’ve discovered via TV shows. Explosions In The Sky, “Your Hand In Mine” (2003) I started watching Friday Night Lights despite the football premise and stuck around because it was so much more than a show about sports. Show More Summary
EMILY's List, a PAC that seeks to elect pro-choice female Democrats to office, threw a hell of a 30th anniversary party in Washington on Tuesday night. I was there. So was a woman who I'm pretty confident will one day be President of the United States. She was sitting at my table. Read more...
King Kong ain't got nothing on Andre Lyon, who was the star of Wednesday night's episode of Empire. Initially, it seemed like Andre was the most qualified brother to take over a post-Lucious Empire Records, but his emotional instability—a result of his bipolar disorder—has made it clear he maaayyy not be the best option. Read more...
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had an odd night in Wednesday's 98-93 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers, with his 18 rebounds marking the largest single-game total by a guard since Jason Kidd had 19 on Nov. 16, 2007,...Show More Summary
On the one hand, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a table for one for Valentine’s Day, or any day. On the other hand, restaurants want to fit as many patrons as they can on busy nights like Feb. 14. So is it wrong to boost a patron when the other half of her reservation can’t make it? A Portland-area … [More]
When it comes to charity, some celebrities are willing to do anything. Take Paul Rudd, for instance. On Comedy Central's upcoming "Night of Too Many Stars" telethon, he's signed up for the Wheel of Rudd.What exactly is the Wheel of Rudd?...Show More Summary
Like most televised music and awards shows, Kanye West's recent appearance on Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special produced a slew of polarized rants across the social media sphere. Much like candy corn, country music, andShow More Summary
Fox’s Empire continues to defy gravity and the conventional wisdom that scripted series can no longer pack live ratings punch in an era of online and DVR viewing. Last night’s ninth episode of the hip-hop family drama posted a 5.7 in...Show More Summary
And if you attend the the upcoming The Legend of Korra/Avatar: The Last Airbender tribute exhibition at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California, you can see this breathtaking Bryan Konietzko original real and in person!
Fellow earthlings, we know a lot of you probably tuned in for part 1 of The 100 season finale last night, so we decided to give you an open thread to talk about it! Were you shocked by Lexa's betrayal? What will happen to the people of the Ark? How will it all end? Share your thoughts in the comments below, but if you haven't watched, beware of spoilers.
Sen. Ray Lesniak interviewed last night by Rachel Maddow on the Christie administration's baffling and sketchy decision to settle a nearly $9 billion legal action against Exxon Mobil that the state had been working on for a decade for just $250 million - about 3¢ on the dollar. Show More Summary
On Monday night, The New York Times published an explosive story on Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email address during her time as Secretary of State. Since then, journalistic shrapnel has been scattered across the internet as reporters have raced to further the story from every angle. We’ve picked up the pieces and used them to answer the...
There were plenty of stars at the private reception for Voto Latino’s 10-year anniversary Wednesday night, but the real VIP was a toddler with a shock of curly hair. Rosario Dawson eyed the young boy shortly after entering the party, scooping him into her arms as photographers captured the candid moment. Later in the evening, as […]
Julian Baker and Felix Baker‘s Baker Bros. Advisors’ top pick from the end of 2014 has paid off for the fund in a big way in 2015. AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) announced last night that they will purchase Pharmacyclics Inc (NASDAQ:PCYC) for about $21 billion, paying $261.25 per share in cash and stock. The sale seemingly brings […]
When I booked a block of rooms at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, I was sure that I had booked too many. (Not a problem since we wouldn’t be held liable for unused rooms.) Most of our guests live in the … read more
When Ann Curry made her official departure from NBC News in January, many speculated about what she’d do next. At the time, she hadn’t filed a report for NBC News since November. Turns out, one of her first national TV appearances since...Show More Summary
A new Ravinia Festival season brings powerhouse pop and a noteworthy jazz lineup. On the classical side, crowd-pleasing symphonic fare and movie nights will dominate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's six-week residency this summer, as...Show More Summary
Fordham hasn't won many basketball games this year. But the one thing head coach Tom Pecora has been able to count on has been his team's effort. In the Rams' 81-66 loss to Duquesne Wednesday night at the Rose Hill Gym, even that was missing. "I think they just came in and they wanted it more," Pecora said about the Dukes. Show More Summary
For the past few years, Comedy Central has played host to a show called Night of Too Many Stars that drums up charitable donations and awareness for autism treatment. It’s a good, noble cause, and for that reason, we’re going to keep the Sandler-bashing in this piece to a minimum. I’m not saying we’ll curb […]
Etsy Inc. filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering Wednesday night.