Garfield's Lament: Grumpy Cat Was a Meme Born Dead

Garfield and Grumpy Cat are selling the same joke. So why do they have completely different digital lives?


This Heartbreaking Short Film Perfectly Depicts the Pain of Losing a Parent

We spoke to filmmaker Jim Cummings about his award-winning film 'Thunder Road' and how he got the rights to use the Springsteen classic that inspired it.


Why I'll Miss Weird RadioShack

You've got questions about RadioShack's relevance. I've got answers.


A Requiem for Crystal Castles, Because They Were Fucking Awesome

To watch Crystal Castles perform live was to watch a throbbing heart open itself raw and baptize you with anarchic glee.


"Frankie was One of the Kindest, Gentlest People I've Ever Known"

Frankie Knuckles' mentor Nicky Siano remembers forty years of friendship.


Why Everyone Should Explore Doris Lessing's Often Overlooked "Space Fiction"

An homage to the late author's sci-fi epics, which didn't have much in the way of spaceships or ray guns or whatever people thought sci fi was in the ‘70s.


RIP Frank Gilbreth Sr., Father of the Flowchart, Twelve Kids

A dozen facts about Gilbreth, who, alongside his equally-brilliant spouse, produced more than just offspring.


A Eulogy for The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta broke up. We got Patrick McGuire, who for whatever reason loved them in high school, and probably still does, to write them a farewell letter.