Achewood returns neurotic as ever after all these years

Achewood was dead. With years between updates, prospective TV deals that came to naught, and the general air of exhaustion that hovered around the most recent installments of the once-venerable webcomic, it was natural—inevitable—to assume that one of the great comics achievements of the young century had breathed its…

A sweeping score, a tried-and-true comic, and a splendid video game series

I hadn’t gotten around to watching HBO’s adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge by the time it came one award short of a clean sweep in the Limited Series categories at last year’s Emmys. With so much great television on, I wasn’t sure I’d ever get around to it, but I was certain I had to track down Carter…

The best Funny Animals from Ape to Zazu

While some animals can be funny, not all animals can be Funny Animals. A trope that’s specifically defined by the existence of anthropomorphic animals that generally live as humans—homes, clothes, bipedal stance and all—Funny Animals are more Goofy than Pluto. Goofy’s got a hat and a voice, after all, while Pluto…