Anthony Bourdain did, in fact, read that fan fiction about him doing No Reservations in Narnia

“Famous fan fiction” is always a tricky concept to deal with; the oceans of online fan content are deep and strange, and it’s often hard to tell what’ll be a well-known inside joke for one set of readers, and some sort of bizarre, mutant cave fish for another. Still, a piece does occasionally float up to the top.…

Jake Tapper tells Seth Meyers he's shocked Bill Clinton isn't better prepared, is less shocked about Trump 

Whenever comic news junkie Seth Meyers pulls in a real newsperson to appear on Late Night, the war is always between talking shop and just swapping bewildered Trump putdowns. Meyers is therefore always happy to welcome CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper. Especially as Tapper, pulling the Sunday morning…

Rose McGowan urges fans, media: Don't blame Asia Argento for Anthony Bourdain's death

In recent years, mental health advocates have been pushing for a small, but significant, change in the way we report on suicide: “Do not write ‘committed suicide’— the term is ‘died by suicide,’” organizations like the WHO suggest. That signals a shift away from the stigma that taking one’s own life is a hurtful,…

What’s your favorite Anthony Bourdain moment?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d

Vertigo’s Karen Berger launches new comics line, including an Anthony Bourdain comic

Vertigo Comics founder Karen Berger left the publishing industry 20 years after providing a platform for some of the most inspired (and twisted) auteurs and artists, including Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Neil Gaiman, and Marc Hempel, as well as the many people who’ve worked on Hellblazer. (Vertigo’s also published many…