Entertainment

  • South by South Lawn: White House to Hold SXSW-Inspired Cultural Event

    South by South Lawn: White House to Hold SXSW-Inspired Cultural Event

    Not even President Barack Obama is above the siren song of Austin’s inescapable South by Southwest music and culture festival. He was a special guest at the festival earlier this year, and now the White House has recently announced that next month will see the first ever South by South Lawn, its own SXSW-inspired event […]

  • ‘Forever and a Death': Lost 007 Script Coming Back as Novel

    ‘Forever and a Death': Lost 007 Script Coming Back as Novel

    Back in 1995, GoldenEye was James Bond‘s triumphant return to the big screen after an uncharacteristically long (for him) theatrical hiatus. Following the success of that film, one of the people enlisted to devise the inevitable followup was novelist Donald Westlake, whose unused 007 script is coming back soon as a novel entitled Forever and […]

  • ‘Bugs Bunny – The Origins of an American Icon’ (Video)

    ‘Bugs Bunny – The Origins of an American Icon’ (Video)

    Iconic cartoon characters, or perhaps I should say iconic characters period, don’t come much more iconic than Bugs Bunny. Not only is he universally recognized, he’s also universally beloved, and most of his best work holds up today like few 70-year-old entertainments can. But his history is actually quite complicated, which is why Bugs Bunny […]

  • ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ Coming to Netflix Next Year

    ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ Coming to Netflix Next Year

    Bill Nye the Science Guy has been a more or less constant presence in popular culture for the almost 20 years since his show went off the air, but he has not had his own show in that amount of time. That’s changing thanks to that home for many entertainment legends of the past couple […]

  • ‘Vice News Tonight': Upcoming HBO Series Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Vice News Tonight': Upcoming HBO Series Gets Trailer (Video)

    Coming to HBO in less than a month is Vice News Tonight, a new original news series from Vice Media. It’s presented as an antidote to modern TV news, which I think almost everyone agrees is in a pretty sorry state.  And now a trailer for the program has hit the internet in advance of […]

  • ‘The Death of Video Game Box Art’ (Video)

    ‘The Death of Video Game Box Art’ (Video)

    Art forms seem to be dying all the time these days, usually followed by the revelation that the art form in question is not really dead, if you know where to seek it out in its vital form. The latest art form to be declared dead on arrival, however, appears to actually be dead, at […]