Fin: Barack and Boyhood, Hitler and @dogboner and “Jeopardy” in Jeopardy

“Boyhood” is President Obama’s favorite movie on the year. And come on, it’s obviously because of the scene where that lady gushes over him (Hollywood Reporter) I enjoyed the AV Club’s list of the best movie scenes of the year, and it contains some good ones, but come on: The best movie scene of the more »

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes… Green Day?

What’s the difference between the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? In the latter, stars from the ’90s actually get in. And if the Rock Hall had the drug prohibitions Cooperstown does, there’s no way Green Day would have had a chance. Then again, neither would many other musicians more »

Fin: Aaron Sorkin’s misplaced capo, mishearing Metallica and no one left to parody

An underrated part of the awfulness of The Newsroom‘s finale was that terrible musical number- at a memorial service- in which the Jeff Daniels character who never had hinted for a second that he was a musician was granted the opportunity to sing a long, long song. My favorite part: Daniels started off playing guitar, more »

Hannah Abrams’ 10 best songs of 2014

To celebrate, I rounded up 10 of my favorite songs from this year. Trust that this was no easy task, and I completely expect you to RESPECTFULLY disagree.


Bose eyes music streaming service

Bose is reportedly looking to compete with rival Beats on another front: Streaming music. According to music technology news site Hypebot, Bose is looking to launch a “next generation streaming music platform” and is “moving quickly” to do so. How do we know? They placed an ad, according to Hypebot: Bose is currently advertising for a Senior more »

I’m a picker, I’m a grinner, I’m a Monster: Steve Miller Band set for Monster CES Concert

Monster Products has announced the featured performer for its annual Dealer Awards at International CES in Las Vegas- and it’s the Steve Miller Band. “Some may call him the Space Cowboy, some the Gangster of Love – some may even call him Maurice, but at this year’s CES Monster Retailer Awards, the legendary Steve Miller more »

Fin: Bob covers Frank, “Boogie Nights” goes oral and the 2015 TV graveyard

Bob Dylan doing an entire album of Frank Sinatra-associated standards sounds more like a comedy sketch than an actual project. I’m into it, though. In fact, its makes me feel like grabbing a guitar and spending the next hour crooning Sinatra songs in a Dylan voice (Vulture) Four words: “Boogie Nights” oral history. I’m surprised more »


On the Gear VR headset: A virtual reality Coldplay concert

Samsung announced earlier this week that its Samsung Gear VR headset, developed in conjunction with Oculus, was now available. If you heard that, you were probably wondering where the content was going to come from. The answer is now clear: Coldplay. NextVR, which describes itself as “a technology company that captures and delivers live and more »

Fin: The great Eaten Alive controversy, Bar Mitzvahs get sexy and Wieseltier on ‘The Sopranos’

Great lead for The Wrap’s piece about the ‘Eaten Alive’ controversy: PETA is outraged over the Discovery Channel’s Sunday night special “Eaten Alive,” which also outraged viewers when no human being was actually eaten by the end of its 2-hour running time. Judging by that headline, everyone but PETA is upset that a human being more »

U2 plans major tour in 2015

With Bono on the mend from his wacky bike accident (he could have been the next Nico!), and the band U2 fresh off their surprise pop-up concert for World’s AIDS Day minus a lead singer, there may be no better time to buy U2 tickets for their next massive tour. It will give something positive more »

Oxygen unveils cast for spinoff “Preachers of Detroit”

Preachers of L.A. has been a controversial look behind the scenes at some of the country’s biggest megachurches, and the personalities that drive them. Its ratings have been good enough that a spinoff was inevitable. Preachers of Detroit is headed our way Feb. 18. Here are the religious leaders willing to put their life on more »


Lifetime’s Whitney Houston trailer doesn’t look awful

Lifetime earned a few points for steering away from the improbable soap opera revenge tales. Some of the most unbelievable stories, after all are ones that actually happened. But Lifetime’s hasn’t done a great job of telling them, whether it was its unauthorized Saved By The Bell movie or its cringeworthy Aaliyah offering. Now we more »