Entertainment

  • ‘We Beefin?’: A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    ‘We Beefin?’: A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    You might be unaware of this, but fast food burger chain Wendy’s has cultivated a certain social media persona based largely on insulting its competitors and even sometimes its own customers. That’s the important but probably not vital context for We Beefin?, a very real hip hop mixtape put out by the restaurant. Wendy’s is not […]

  • ‘The Meg’: Jason Statham vs A Giant Shark (Trailer)

    ‘The Meg’: Jason Statham vs A Giant Shark (Trailer)

    I knew Hollywood was notorious for recycling old concepts, but the megalodon — having been thought extinct for almost two million years — really takes the cake. Sorry, but something about The Meg just seems to encourage making corny jokes like that, since it appears to be an old-school monster thriller featuring a cast of stars including […]

  • ‘The Weird Problem With the DC Universe’ Video Essay (Video)

    ‘The Weird Problem With the DC Universe’ Video Essay (Video)

    Casual fans may not realize this, and even if they have they almost certainly  haven’t paused to consider the full implications of it, but the sprawling narrative we think of as the DC Universe that in one form or another goes all the way back to the 1930s has a somewhat glaring inconsistency: Its version […]

  • ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    In the art world, pictures of Elvis are among the least respected, but Andy Warhol had and continues to have a knack for making the disreputable extremely reputable among art collectors and admirers. Take, for example, his life-sized portrait of the King of Rock and Roll in full Rio Bravo mode (but actually from a publicity shot […]

  • Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    An underrated but still crucial part of the art of songwriting is the actual physical process of writing lyrics down on paper. Today this probably happens on computers and smartphones, but back in the day(s) famous songwriters like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, and so on wrote what would become generation-defining lyrics in their […]

  • Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    All you really need to play chess is a grid and 32 pieces, which means there’s plenty of room for innovation in the field of chess sets. The people at Innovo have opted to go for miniaturization, for a piece they say is “arguably the world’s smallest commercial chess set.” It’s known, in order to […]

  • ‘Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’ Coming to Multiple Platforms (Trailer)

    ‘Spyro: Reignited Trilogy’ Coming to Multiple Platforms (Trailer)

    That lovable purple dragon we all know and love, Spyro, is coming back to PlayStation and Xbox consoles next month, in remastered and upgraded versions of his first three adventures — that would be Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon — in honor of the 20th anniversary of the franchise. And […]

  • ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Trailer (Video)

    ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Trailer (Video)

    Filmmaker Terry Gilliam recently gave a disastrous interview essentially defending sexual predators, but that’s probably only the fourth or fifth biggest disaster ever to befall his latest project, a feature film adaptation of the classic novel Don Quixote that’s been in the works in one form or another for two decades. Now, we have a trailer for The […]