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  • ‘BLOCKBUSTER': Harmony Korine Makes Sculptures from VHS Covers

    ‘BLOCKBUSTER': Harmony Korine Makes Sculptures from VHS Covers

    Nostalgia is a hell of a drug. It can make you feel affection for TV shows that weren’t funny, movies that weren’t any good, or even technology that was by any objective measure totally substandard and inadequate. Take the VHS tape, which has been subject to fetishization and reminiscence for years now, Harmony Korine’s (Spring […]

  • ‘MC5 Total Assault’ Box Set Coming in September

    ‘MC5 Total Assault’ Box Set Coming in September

    MC5 is one of the most underrated rock bands of all time, and their debut album Kick Out the Jams is yet another member of the 2018 50th Anniversary Club. To commemorate the occasion, we’re getting a comprehensive box set of the band’s (unfortunately not very prolific) recorded outfit, entitled MC5 Total Assault. If you’re not familiar with […]

  • Avazzy: “The World’s First Instant Smoothie Maker” (Video)

    Avazzy: “The World’s First Instant Smoothie Maker” (Video)

    I thought we all learned our lesson from the Juicero debacle, but now some bold innovators are attempting to apply the same basic principle to the home smoothie maker. It’s called Avazzy, and I have to admit, given how much of a pain it can be to wash out a blender and keep your fridge stocked […]

  • ‘Maniac’ Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone (Teaser)

    ‘Maniac’ Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone (Teaser)

    Netflix seems to have some sort of viewer data indicating that various demographic quadrants are interested in strange, mysterious stuff. First we had the teaser for Roma, and now we have an equally strange teaser for Maniac, an upcoming limited series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. Unlike Roma, however, Netflix has released a rather extensive synopsis for the […]

  • US Pizza Museum Opening in Chicago

    US Pizza Museum Opening in Chicago

    If you love pizza, generally the best way to express that love is to eat some pizza. But maybe you feel like digging into a pie in a more cultural sense, in which case the upcoming US Pizza Museum is likely a must-visit destination for you (after you check out the Pizza Hut Museum, of […]

  • ‘Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin': The Official Led Zeppelin Book

    ‘Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin': The Official Led Zeppelin Book

    Led Zeppelin, like the Big Mac, turns 50 this year. And to commemorate, the surviving members of the band are going to get back together, head to their local Mickey D’s, and eat Big Macs until they drop from exhaustion, just like the old world tour days. Just kidding, they’re putting out Led Zeppelin by Led […]

  • ‘Castlevania’ Season 2 Coming in October (Trailer)

    ‘Castlevania’ Season 2 Coming in October (Trailer)

    It’s been about a year since the short first season of Castlevania, an animated series based on the video game franchise of the same name, made its bloody way to Netflix. It ended on a cliffhanger, with the evil Dracula still very much at large, and Trevor Belmont still on his way to bringing him down […]

  • ‘How to Swear: An Illustrated Guide’ by Stephen Wildish

    ‘How to Swear: An Illustrated Guide’ by Stephen Wildish

    From high atop my ivory perch, I’ve noticed an increasingly worrisome trend among my friends and other generational peers: Many of us simply don’t know how to swear. No matter how many f-bombs we drop, or how many profanity-laden tirades we may tweet and delete at 2 in the morning, some people just can’t help […]

  • MacCoin: McDonald’s Introduces Global Big Mac Currency (Video)

    MacCoin: McDonald’s Introduces Global Big Mac Currency (Video)

    The Big Mac turns 50 this year, and McDonald’s isn’t exactly going for minimal, tasteful vibes in celebrating the iconic sandwich’s birthday. Instead, it’s an all-out marketing bonanza, culminating in the introduction of a “global currency” called MacCoin. No, it’s not a cryptocurrency, even though it’s clearly meant to evoke that concept. As Mickey D’s explains, instead […]