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Here's a look back at some of Stranger Things’ most striking visual homages

Stranger Things is a show drenched in nostalgia, from its John Carpenter-inspired theme song to its constant riffing on the pop culture of the day. Its creators, sibling duo the Duffer brothers, never shy away from the era they’re trying to invoke. In honor of the second season premiering this Friday, The A.V. Club…

Why are so many Rick And Morty fans worked up about McDonald's Szechuan Sauce?

How did a one-off joke about a discontinued McDonald’s dipping sauce turn into the insanity we witnessed this past weekend? The A.V. Club tracked the timeline of events in the video above. It all started with the season-three premiere of Rick And Morty, with Rick infiltrating and dismantling the Galactic Federation,…

Stern Pinball teaches us how to make a pinball machine from start to finish

The A.V. Club took a trip to Chicagoland’s Stern Pinball, the “oldest and largest designer and manufacturer of arcade-quality pinball games on the planet,” according to its website. In the video above, we follow the pinball machine manufacturing process from start to finish, seeing just how much work goes into…

Watch Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis give someone a tattoo for the first time

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis doesn’t have any tattoos and he’s definitely never given one. One of those things changed at this year’s Riot Fest as Mascis sat down with Ink Master’s Oliver Peck, who periodically lets his favorite bands tattoo his body. Given Peck’s affinity for Dinosaur Jr., he let Mascis fill one…