'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is the Last Great Monument of the Baby Boomers
The latest installment in the Star Wars franchise is more than just a movie, it's a nostalgia trip meant to be consumed by generations of fans primed to love it. But what about the non-fans?
I Went Ghost Hunting and Didn't Find Shit
Ghost hunting turns out to have a lot in common with listening to a broken radio.
I Watched Diehard Fans Celebrate Back to the Future Day Where the Movie Was Filmed
An afterthought of a 26-year-old plot detail inspired dozens of people to put on costumes and roam the streets of Los Angeles County.
This Guy Loved Working at Kmart So Much That He Put 56 Hours of Its Muzak Online
In the wreckage of a corporation with numbered days, Mark Davis has inadvertently created an extremely valuable time capsule, allowing us to understand the mundanity of lives that would otherwise be forgotten.
Trump in Public: Donald Trump's Pop-Culture Domination Is the Reason He's the GOP Frontrunner
From a sit-down with Colbert to being satirized by 'South Park,' Donald Trump has turned his ability to be a story into a genuine political asset.
Stephen Colbert's First Week on 'The Late Show' Proves He's Ready to Be America's Therapist
The new "Late Show" host is firmly in the tradition of Letterman and Carson—with a bit of Conan's goofy irreverence, too.
'South Park' Was a Show for the Internet Before the Internet Was a Thing
How a crudely drawn, scatological, and hyper-topical cartoon entering its 19th season endures as Comedy Central's biggest legacy.
I Accidentally Fooled Conservative Twitter with a Fake Lena Dunham Quote
I attributed an anti-capitalist line from 19th-century economist Thorstein Veblen to the 28-year-old comedy auteur and writer.
A Legendary ‘Simpsons’ Writer’s Long-Lost TV Pilot Just Got Uploaded to YouTube
John Swartzwelder's 'Pistol Pete' holds up OK, both as an artifact and as a pilot that had potential.