I was asked the above question on Twitter, and it fascinated me. I asked the asker if they thought this was so, and they replied that they did because from their personal experience of being an introvert, they found that introverts are “lonely & fearful yet yearning to be loved, admired, and seen.”
Amazon’s latest challenge to Netflix’s killer original programing is Transparent, staring Jeffrey Tambor as a trangender woman coming out to her family and community. This show, from writer-director Jill Soloway, promises to be an incredibly nuanced family drama, and is a made possible by the exciting new era of bingewatching television.
Friday night a massive, intricate, and expensive sculpture burnt to the ground at Burning Man 2014, and it must have been an amazing thing to see.
Before the last week in August, I was in a bind. My sleeping potion for some time has been episodes of Bob’s Burgers. I even got a Hulu subscription so I could watch Season Four and get my chuckles in before I relinquished my consciousness every night. It had come to rewatching Bob’s Burgers, and wondering if I had taken enough time off from Parks & Recreation to put that back in rotation. In a pinch, I’ve always got The Larry Sanders Show on DVD, one of my favorites of all time, but I find the DVD player too tedious for my pre-bedtime rituals. Thankfully, FXX’s The Simpsons marathon and Netflix’ BoJack Horseman came to rescue me.
There is popular lore that Leaving Las Vegas was author John O’Brien’s “suicide note,” and that he killed himself upon learning that his book would be made into a movie. The idea of Leaving Las Vegas being a suicide note unintentionally originated with a letter O’Brien’s sister Erin wrote to Nicolas Cage after John O’Brien’s death, and with a New York Times article that claims his father also called the book his suicide note. It’s an poetic idea, but it seems to oversimplify the life and literary ambitions of John O’Brien.
While presenting at The Emmys Monday night Woody Harrelson made a plagiarism joke about Matthew McConaughey’s True Detective lines. Was True Detective really plagiarized?
I’m still not really over the death of Amy Winehouse, or James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, or Kurt Cobain, for that matter. People we don’t know die all the time, but when someone we don’t know who created art that touched us in some profound way dies, we mourn them almost as if they were family. It’s like we lost a part of ourselves, and very, very important part. When an artist dies who touched us, we mourn them fiercely… Read more »
Louise Belcher is a force of a little girl. She insidiously smart and unapologetically selfish. She thrives on drama and conflict and manipulating others just to manipulate them. She has affection for her family, mostly her father, but her tender feelings are dormant and have to be forced out by acts of terrible uncomfortableness. Her antics are relentless, ruthless, and just shy of pure evil. And that’s why we love her.
After years of dark existential entertainment, Pictures For Sad Children has been erased from the web. What happened?
Our memories make time travelers of all of us, and Boyhood portrays this fragile human magic trick with a delicate, lingering touch.