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We paid tribute to Roger Ebert and prepped for Mad Men this week on The A.V. Club

What’s new this week?

We expanded our Random Roles feature as screenwriter Graham Yost discussed his work on Justified, Full House, and the classic bus-that-can’t-stop film Speed.

Don’t Miss

  • In a new installment of Undercover, ZZ Ward covered Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You.”
  • For Inventory, we listed several solo albums from artists who are members of famous bands. Some of these albums were successful, and effectively killed the band. Some, less so.
  • Loud went out with a bang, as it premiered a video from Snakewing and reminded us how well Blue Öyster Cult holds up.
  • In HateSong, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba explained how the Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes” exemplifies the genre of “white people without problems.”
  • Nathan Rabin talked to Jesse Thorn about the best episodes from the various podcasts in his Maximum Fun empire.
  • We looked at Elvis Presley’s vast filmography and told you the best points for entry into The King’s legacy on film.

This week in Great Job, Internet!:

What are we arguing about this week?

This week, we skipped the arguing to discuss the impact Roger Ebert has had on our lives and our work.

This weekend

See: Although it’s only in limited release, Upstream Color is worth tracking down. 
Read: Take this opportunity to pick up Roger Ebert’s 2011 memoir, Life Itself. It’s a great read from an incredible writer and all-around impressive human being.
Watch: Catch up on the fifth season of Mad Men, so that you’re prepared for its return on Sunday. 

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