Netflix plans to provide a dose of Marvel TV every six months

After Daredevil rolled out on Netflix April 10, the question became when we would see the next series from Marvel on the streaming outlet. Though the next program, Jessica Jones, was being filmed, no premiere date or schedule had been announced. However, those plans became a bit clearer with this week’s Television Critics Association press […]


Reviewing the TV Summer of Transgenders

Television executives are always looking for new trends and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that transgender shows are popping up all across the cable landscape. And this summer, Big Brother features its first transgender contestant, Audrey Middleton. It’s not the first time we’ve seen transgender characters on TV. Laverne Cox has wowed us […]


In the Shuffling Madness: True Detective, Season Two, ‘Church in Ruins’

(This post contains spoilers. You can read my thoughts on previous episodes of True Detective, season two, here.) When True Detective is firing on all cylinders, it can be one of the most immersive television experiences we’ve ever had. Movie stars playing screwed-up characters; limitless photography exploring the depths of an unique American frontier — first the […]


30 years ago, Live Aid showed music could be a powerful force

“I am tired with grief and despair and a consuming rage for humanity…the shame is ours. A shame so fierce it should burn us like the sun burns the desert.” Bob Geldof, Live Aid programme, July 1985. Born in the 1970s, I was made in the 1980s. A lot of my pop culture references are […]


Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena Set To Host The Comedy Get Down

Although the upcoming basketball season is still ways away, there are still plenty of premier events happening at Chesapeake Energy Arena, known for being the home of the Oklahoma City Thunder. One of the events is this weekend, as some of the most talented comedians will perform at The Comedy Get Down on July 25 […]

:SEATTLE, WA - JULY 19: (L-R) Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush perform on stage during the R40 LIVE Tour at KeyArena on July 19, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

40 years on, Rush still ignores popularity, convention, marketing, and it works

Much of the history of Rush is about the famed Canadian progressive rock trio hearing marketing advice to boost their mainstream popularity and doing exactly the opposite, which is a theme that’s continued on their current 40th anniversary tour. The band has talked at times about this likely being its final large-scale tour, but while many […]


It’s Always Sunny in Minecraft: Rob McElhenney will helm Mojang’s film

When Microsoft acquired Mojang, it was clear there were big plans to extend the companies’ popular video game Minecraft past its singular form. At E3, the two blew the audience away with their virtual reality presentation, demonstrating how Microsoft’s latest development HoloLens meant you could play the game on a 3D scale in your own living […]


Jay-Z and Neil Young Won’t Make Streaming Music Better

Currently, you can listen to Courtney Barnett’s great new album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, on at least three sites for absolutely free — and not illegal pirate streams, but legitimate sites like Spotify and YouTube. Barnett seems to be all right with this idea since one of the streams […]


Reality Comes a-Knockin': True Detective, Season 2, Episode 5 – ‘Other Lives’

(This post contains spoilers. You can read my thoughts on previous episodes of True Detective, season two, here.) “Pain is inexhaustible,” Ray Velcoro speaks into he and his son’s digital recorder. “It’s only people who get exhausted.”  People — or, more specifically, some individuals with far-reaching digital platforms — have grown weary of True Detective this summer. In line with how Internet […]


Marvel enters ‘Phase 3′: More Avengers, huge storylines and its biggest villain

With the release of Ant-Man, Marvel’s Phase Two, which featured the studio’s heaviest hitting films to date, has now concluded. Iron Man 3 made Iron Man cool again. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a thrilling spy film about the stakes of massive organizational corruption. Guardians of the Galaxy was a space opera which brought together a ragtag group of heroes […]


‘Trainwreck’ is an actual disaster

Trainwreck opened this past weekend, finishing third at the box office, and I can’t remember the last time I was as excited to see a movie. But after watching it, I felt very confused. Kind of like when you are SUPER pumped for a first date and your friend brings, like, 12 dresses to your […]