Every couple of weeks, someone on Facebook inevitably poses the question, "Which podcasts should I be listening to? Not This American Life." It's the second most frequent post after "I lost all my numbers. Text me ur cell." If you are one of these curious people, or have a friend who is, then this i ... More >>
Not much happened last week, what with everyone taking extra naps and blaming it on the turkey. Still, it wasn't a totally uneventful week in TV Land: • Having been dragged back into the mainstream spotlight by Jason Segel, the Muppets are now eyeing a return to TV, the medium that first brought ... More >>
Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayChristmas in an alternate dimension has the potential to be significantly more badass.If, as so many quantum physicists and dubious science-fiction shows suggest, there are infinite alternate dimensions, then of course that means there are infinite poss ... More >>
A year ago, in honor of Sesame Street's 40th birthday, Rocks Off brought you a list of the beloved television program's 10 Best Musical Appearances. But 41 years ago, Nickelodeon didn't exist. Now the network is known for its retro-cool vibe, thanks to bringing back shows from the golden age ... More >>
The comedienne as more than just another vulgar broad in a makeup mask (though that too).
Sure, she's a piece of work. But there's got to be more to Joan Rivers.
Something about the idea of Sarah Vowell, that This American Life star, regular NPR contributor, droll historian, frequent Jon Stewart foil, voice of Violet of The Incredibles and all around Person Who White People Like coming to Beaumont was utterly irresistible.It seemed like the exact inverse ... More >>
Andrew Koenig, who played Mike Seaver's best friend "Boner" on Growing Pains, went missing last week in Vancouver. His sister, Danielle Koenig, said he was last seen Feb. 14 in Vancouver, where he was visiting friends, Zap2It reports. He was to have flown out Feb. 16 but didn't make the flight. ... More >>
We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>
You've probably seen some version of this headline: "NASA to Bomb the Moon Friday."All we've got to say is, what took them so long? Mr. Show tackled this issue long ago.We doubt the event Friday will feature country singer C.S. Lewis, Jr.'s "Blew Moon" ("Look out moon, America's gonna get ya; Gonna ... More >>
The six-six, bald, nerdy comic admits hes gassy
Spanish translations keep this comedian tossing in her sleep
Tenacious D gets the band back together, and...and... and ?
Jenny Lewis primps for her big push
Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy
The year in review
Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup
Sarah Silverman speaks the unspeakable. And funny? Oh, hell, yes.
Inside the dirtiest joke ever told is a nugget of unadulterated joy
Jack Black makes School of Rock rock
Things are going to get ugly on the Kid-Care front
The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer