So if it wasn't Donald Glover, who was dressed as Teddy Perkins at the Emmys?

Teddy Perkins, an Atlanta character too unnerving to ever forget, put on his finest velvet robe and splashed some water on his horrifyingly immobile face to enjoy a rare night out at last Monday’s Emmy awards. Those who watched, intending to enjoy a relaxing evening of giving awards to the wrong shows and improving…

60 minutes proving De La Soul is one of hip-hop’s greats—but its legacy is in danger

De La Soul is one of the most culturally significant and musically influential hip-hop groups from the late ’80s and ’90s, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the current digital realm of music that actually gets listened to. That’s because, by and large, De La Soul isn’t there. Thanks to a messy thicket of legal…

Terrifying goofball Javier Bardem gives ugly lessons (and a wig) to Conan

On Tuesday’s Conan, Loving Pablo star Javier Bardem told host Conan O’Brien about the most chilling line he gets to say in the film about infamous Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. From the former Anton Chigurh (he of the deadpan coin flips of doom), that’s saying something, but, indeed, Bardem successfully wigged…

Disney is supposedly developing some star-studded MCU spin-off shows for its planned competitor to Netflix

Hoping to somehow top the awe-inspiring spectacle of decades-old cartoon series and “Fuck Batman” that Warner Bros. used to herald the arrival of its recently debuted DC Universe, Disney is reportedly getting ready to throw some serious money at its own entry into the on-demand market. Per Variety, the entertainment…

Senate passes Music Modernization Act, paving the way for big royalty changes

As reported by Billboard, the Senate has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a piece of legislation designed to update—or modernize—the way songwriting royalties work in today’s stream-heavy world. Most importantly, though, the Senate also decided to change the bill’s name to the Orrin G. Hatch Music…

Harvey Birdman is back, and he's got to save America from a (fictional) deranged president

It’s been more than a decade since Harvey Birdman, Esquire last had his day in court, defending a variety of deranged Hanna-Barbera characters from the firm but ladylike hand of justice. Earlier this year, Adult Swim announced that the beloved series would soon be coming back, though, with a half-hour special in which…

Longtime Sesame Street writer says Bert and Ernie are a couple

In an interview with Queerty (via The New York Post), longtime Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman has revealed that he always envisioned Bert and Ernie as a “loving couple” in a relationship, not just a pair of dedicated roommates/best friends. Saltzman, who is gay, says it wasn’t a “huge agenda” he was trying to push…

Jóhann Jóhansson embraces the void on the doom-metal influenced Mandy soundtrack

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Although the film’s aesthetic owes just as much to bad-trip ’70s psychedelia, the phrase you’ll hear most often when describing the psychotronic new Nicolas Cage vehicle Mandy is “heavy metal.” (In his review for The A.V. Club, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky says it has “enough vintage MTV fog machines to kill a hair metal…

Intolerance gets Purged in Assassination Nation, a midnight movie more righteous than exciting

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In the tradition of William Castle, who enticed audiences with ostensible danger—taking out an actual life insurance policy on those who saw a particular screening of Macabre (1958); including a countdown to the scariest scene in Homicidal (1961), so that viewers had time to flee the theater—Assassination Nation kicks…