What’s new this week?
Our coverage of the Cannes Film Festival began on Thursday and will be running regularly for the next week. Enjoy reading about movies you won’t be able to see for another six to 12 months.
- In Inventory, we looked at the various series that HBO Go is currently omitting from its service and celebrities we couldn’t believe wrote novels. Each one is perplexing but for very different, yet equally frustrating reasons.
- Our New Girl walkthrough with the series' showrunners came to an end, offering insights on the past season’s “big kiss” and how Taylor Swift’s bit part was not the worst thing ever.
- A.V. Undercover continued with Blessed Feathers’ stripped-down version of Paul Simon’s classic “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard.”
- On the heels of metal oral history Louder Than Hell’s release, we examined the functions and failures of the form when used in music journalism.
- After nine seasons, The Office came to a close. We took one last look at how the show was a great summation of the American dream while also revisiting the wealth of Office-related content we've published over the years.
This week in Great Job, Internet!:
In honor of Shaun Of The Dead’s 10th anniversary Edgar Wright has been posting a photo, story, or some other form of tribute to the film for the past week, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be stopping anytime soon.
What are we arguing about this week?
Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? We sure have, and our look at the best and worst pop-culture baits-and-switches gave us plenty of reasons to remember just how awkward an unexpected tonal shift can be.
See: Star Trek Into Darkness is a brawny, largely successful sequel, while Frances Ha succeeds by being an affecting comedy about adulthood.
Read: We offered up a first look at the prologue of Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart.
Listen to: Pete Holmes’ new album proves that routinely releasing three-hour podcasts doesn’t diminish the enjoyment of hearing him turn in a tight, concise set of comedy.
Watch: After years of stringing you along, How I Met Your Mother ended this cruel game and finally let you meet the mother. (Well, kind of...)