- Our film editor Scott Tobias closed out his New Cult Canon feature with a look at Michael Tolkin’s The Rapture.
- Inventory looked at songs with weird whispers and governments too inept to be sinister.
- Nathan Rabin deconstructed The Simpsons’ Yellow Album, a record that put merchandising first and quality control a very distant second.
- Controversy sparked around Glee’s school-shooting episode, which, while emotionally harrowing, was undeniably trashy.
- LL Cool J and Brad Paisley released “Accidental Racist,” a song so misguided, it makes Soul Man seem subtle.
- AMC is still seriously considering a Breaking Bad spin-off focusing on Bob Odenkirk’s character, Saul Goodman, because television doesn’t have enough sleaze-focused entertainment as it is.
This week in Great Job, Internet!
One rabid Game Of Thrones fan posted a Craigslist ad looking for a Robb Stark look-alike to have sex with her on the $30,000 Iron Throne she purchased. If you don’t know what most of those words mean, you’re probably better off.
What are we arguing about this week?
In our weekly staff question, we discussed culture we’ve purposely avoided, angering many Harry Potter fans along the way.
See: To The Wonder, Terrence Malick’s profound look at the modern era, sees him step outside of his usual realm while retaining all his stylistic flair.
Read: Comedian Carol Burnett paid tribute to her daughter’s life and work in the reflective Carrie And Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story.
Listen to: British producer James Blake avoided the sophomore slump, but Odd Future ringleader Tyler, The Creator attempted to transcend his persona, with mixed results.
Watch: Community had one of its best episodes this season, and all it had to do was use puppets and musical numbers.